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    Wink Connected via WIFI but unable to browse
    So I just moved in to an awesome building and our landlord provides free wifi. He has provided the name and the password for this network.

    I have a Powerbook PC G4 laptop, 1.64 ghz with 2 gigs of ram. Running OS X 10.5


    Im running in to two problems:

    1. When the network appears in the AirPort pulldown menu, I select it and type in the password and I get signal strength bars. But when I go to browse the internet using Safari or Firefox it says it can't find server.

    Is this an IP issue?
    In network settings under the TCP/IP tab I am set up as so:
    IPv4: using DHCP
    IPv6: Automatically
    Ive tried to renew the DHCP lease and that doesnt do anything.

    Is the internet router in the building not set up to connect to my mac?



    2. The router is placed a bit far away from my apartment. So the signal itself is pretty weak. But if I were to walk towards the router and get full signal strength bars, I am still unable to actually browse via Safari.

    Some insight would be helpful as networking is not my forté !


    Thank you and merry xmas!


    dustybutdigital

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    When u connect and go into System Prefs/Network/Airport do u see these type of addresses?


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    yes, except i do not get an address for "ROUTER."

    Im attaching a pic. Had to move around to get the right signal strength.


    Im able to reply to this post via my tethered connection from phone, in case you were wondering how I was able to reply! ha but I still cannot connect to browser.


    thanks for your help.

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    What encryption is the WiFi Network using? WEP? WPA? WPA2?

    You are not getting an IP from his router. That 169.x.x.x is a default IP when none is avalible. Are you sure you are entering the password correctly?

    If it's WEP let me know.

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    That's a good question. I assumed it was WEP.
    landlord didn't give much details except for name and pw of network.

    I've emailed him that question of encryption.
    Thanks!

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    The password has 9 numbers. Not sure if that helps any either

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    Also find out if it is WEP if it's ACSII or HEX. That key you are describing could be ASCII.

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    Will do!
    Thanks.

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