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    ExTrEmE
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    Limited to no connectivity **WiFi Questions**
    Ok right now im using a netgear wifi router. im trying to get the macbook to get connected to the network but when i added it the computer reads it as limited or no connectivity(this is on the window's side) but when i insert the wep key on the mac side it doesnt even find it. Do i need to buy the AirPort Express to get the internet working? Will the AirPort Express solve everything??

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    What's the distance between the Wireless router and the MacBook. It can happen due to low signal strength.

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    ExTrEmE
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    the router and the laptop is a good 3 feet lol other dell laptops connect fine without a problem with full strength

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    ExTrEmE
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    Anyone?

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    Hulk_SMASH
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    Sometimes PCs and routers use WEP with 40-bit or 64-bit enryption, the Mac only supports 128-bit. You need to check your router config by logging into http://router.net from a machine connected with cat5 and then check to see what form of WEP you're using. I'll bet it's WEP-64bit, I would switch it over to WPA as it is more secure and more compatible, but if yu must use WEP, make sure it is 128bit.

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    ExTrEmE
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    ok thanks let me check and see if its ok

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    ExTrEmE
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    Well i checked it out and its set at 128 bit and we dont have WPA so i have to use WEP

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    Hulk_SMASH
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    sorry, that was my one shot...

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    ExTrEmE
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    hmm i just sent my macbook for repairs i guess i should i add that in there

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    ExTrEmE
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    Is buying the airport going to solve my problem??

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    nope, I use 64bit wep on my dlink router. I spent a few hours with this problem. put you network passcode in quotes only on the mac.

    Ex. "passcode"
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    Netgear routers are notorious for being garbage. It could very well be the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb
    Netgear routers are notorious for being garbage. It could very well be the problem.

    Especially a lot of the newer Netgears I have had to set up. Some work ok out of the box but then slowly go down hill. My friends Netgear 54G router after a few months started to overheat and lock up over and over. I would also check to be sure it's not the router.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7
    Especially a lot of the newer Netgears I have had to set up. Some work ok out of the box but then slowly go down hill. My friends Netgear 54G router after a few months started to overheat and lock up over and over. I would also check to be sure it's not the router.
    hmm reminds me of my old linksys router.
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    ExTrEmE
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    well i went to buy a AirPort Extreme Base Station (with modem and antenna port)
    The thing was i got it for 45.00 so i bought it. so how do i set it up now? my macbook is out for repairs but i should get it on tuesday or so.

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