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    Home Wireless Connection
    Hi guys,

    I recently purchased a Mac Book Pro and have a relatively new Wireless system installed at home. I have the problem that every time my computer goes to sleep or the screen shuts off and I begin to use the machine again, I get the message that none of my preferred networks are available.

    It then asks me for my password which I type in 100% correctly and it keeps saying invalid password even though it is the right password. If i hit enter enough times it eventually connects to the internet although the connection status at the top of the screen still flashes and indicates that it is still searching for a connection. I asked a friend who knows a lot about Macs and he said sometimes you just need to run a software update, which I have done and still no luck!

    Does anyone know how I can get my laptop to always recognise my connection even when it has been put to sleep or I close the lid? Thanks so much!

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    Moved here to the proper forum.

    As to your problem: Which method of encryption are you using for your wireless network? And, are you broadcasting the SSID (network name)? The error you describe is a known problem when using WEP encryption. WEP is unreliable and is not secure. If you are using WEP, switch to either WPA or WPA2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Moved here to the proper forum.

    As to your problem: Which method of encryption are you using for your wireless network? And, are you broadcasting the SSID (network name)? The error you describe is a known problem when using WEP encryption. WEP is unreliable and is not secure. If you are using WEP, switch to either WPA or WPA2.
    Under the Network Preferences > Wi-Fi, it says my Wireless Network name and then WPA/WPA2 Personal. Is that right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzmanu View Post
    Under the Network Preferences > Wi-Fi, it says my Wireless Network name and then WPA/WPA2 Personal. Is that right?
    Then click on Advanced then it will show you WPA/WPA2 in WI-FI.

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    Ok thanks yeah I've done that, although they were the settings it was already on so I'm not sure if its going to fix the problem. I couldn't tell you atm if its fixed or not because sometimes it comes up with the error message when i come back to my computer and sometimes it doesn't. Is there any other possibilities that could be wrong with it?

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    Ok nah problem still exists.

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