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    Can't connect to wireless network, but other's can...?
    Hey everybody I have a question. When I take my laptop to one of my classes in particular, I cannot connect to the campus network. I get the message, "There was an error joining the network 'ASU'." At first I didn't care because I thought I was just out of range or whatever but today I noticed other people on the internet and they seem to be connected fine. I also sat by a kid with a MacBook and asked if he ever had any problems connecting to the campus network and he said no. So it seems that it must be my computer that is having problems connecting, right? What can I do? Thanks!:black:

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    Have you asked your school's IT department to check this out for you yet?
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    No I didn't even think about that since it's not really a universal problem for everyone, it's just me..?

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    There could be specific settings that need to be entered in your networking preferences. The only people that would be able to tell you what those are with 100% accuracy are your school's IT department. You should get in touch with them.

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    Hmmm maybe I'll ask them then. Is that all I can do? There's nothing wrong with my laptop right?

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    Can you connect to other WiFi networks without problems?

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    Yeah, in my dorm and in all my other classes and at the library I can connect to the main campus network fine. And when I go home to my parents house I connect to their wireless network. I have never had any problems before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rizzo View Post
    Yeah, in my dorm and in all my other classes and at the library I can connect to the main campus network fine. And when I go home to my parents house I connect to their wireless network. I have never had any problems before.
    I agree with DB, Check with the network people and see if there is something special there that needs setting. The very fact another person with a macbook can connect shows it's not some OSX issue.

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    Yeah that's what freaked me out. I'll just give them a call tomorrow I guess. I just hope nothing is wrong with my airport card or anything.

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    I have the same issue on campus aswell. Its intermittent though. I'll be sitting in the lecture auditorium and sometimes I get a slight signal, other times there is not signal an I cannot connect. Same error too. I look around and again, I see alot of non-macs connected. I also sat next to a macbook and she was connected fine and I didn't have signal. I would wait bout 10 minutes and I would get a slight signal for like 30 seconds or so. Sounds like a computer specific settings issue. I spose I could try calling my IT department too.

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    my school has a wifi network that uses the leap protocol.

    this could be the exact reason its not letting you on, your lappy isnt configured properly.


    im 99% sure its software related, after all it works everywhere else.
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    Is you system software up to date?

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    i have the same problem at my school.....none of the tech support guys could ever figure it out, then one day it just started working again.....never could figure it out.

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    Yeah, my software is up to date.

    Kgeier, is there anything I can do to "configure" it properly?

    I talked to IT today and they said it must be my computer since others are allowed on but not mine. They did say that the particular building I was in only has certain areas that have wireless access but I must be in that part since others are capable of getting on.

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    try trashing all of the airport related p.list files in your library/preferences folder

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