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Here's the problem... I have a macbook pro 2.33.... and a coworker has a macbook pro 2.16... He has no problems loging on to our network, but I have not been able to do it. My mac sees the network but it tells me there was "an error joining the network" We have checked both machines and they have the same settings. I have no problems at my house, barnes and noble... etc. Any body has any clues...?
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Is the router configured for a limited number of users, or limited by MAC address?

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Here's the problem... I have a macbook pro 2.33.... and a coworker has a macbook pro 2.16... He has no problems loging on to our network, but I have not been able to do it. My mac sees the network but it tells me there was "an error joining the network" We have checked both machines and they have the same settings. I have no problems at my house, barnes and noble... etc. Any body has any clues...?
I had the same problem intermittently after installing the Airport security update 2007-01 and using WPA encryption on a wireless network. This appeared to be due to a bug in that particular update.

Apple recently released the 2007-02 version of that security update which corrects several bugs in the Airport driver. Try running Software Update to get up to speed.
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Is the router configured for a limited number of users, or limited by MAC address?
the answer to that would be no...

I'm all updated with my software... it's a mystery.
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I guess it's time to start grasping at straws which for me means rechecking the blindingly obvious. So, without intending any offense...

Shut down and start up your computer. Restart the router. Your AirPort is on, right? (sorry about that, gotta ask). Your Aiport is configured for DHCP? Can you change the preferred order of networks so the Netopia is first? Is it WEP or WPA? If so are you sure you're typing the password correctly? Try removing the Netopia network from your computer and refinding it. Can you ethernet into the router?

Googling "OS X error joining network" isn't bringing up much but you might poke around.

Good luck.

EDIT: If it's WEP, try putting a $ in front of the password.

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It's a WEP and i've tried the $ thing... I also took out the network password to see if I could log on without any security still couldn't. I'm able to log on everywhere else without any issues, except at work. I've not tried deleting the network and restarting and I've not tried to ethernet directly... I'll give those a try.
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Do you have any VPN software on your Mac that might be interferring?

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No VPN...
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I had the same issue and did the following.

1) Remove any listing from your prefered network
2) Remove the network password in the keychain
3) Restart
4) Re-add your network and use WEP.
5) Make sure your router is also using WEP.
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I have exactly the same problem!

New Mac book pro 2.33 out the box and it can detect my network but not joint it - I get the "There was an error connecting to the network xxx" message.
My network is run using a belking wireless router. It has 3 wired computers attached which work fine, and 2 other wireless laptops connect to it sometimes (they are both PCs).
For some reason though this apple can not connect wirelessly, although it works fine if connected by a cable.

I have been on the phone to apple's technical support for 50 minutes trying all sorts of things including enabling and disabling security on the router - trying the $ thing - restarting - updating software - changing other settings - starting the computer up in a weird mode (holding ctrl-apple-p-r) - but nothing seems to work!

I was then told to phone belkin, but they don't know what the problem is either -all the settings on the router are such that it should be working fine.

If anyone has any other ideas please do let me know! (I won't be able to try them though until Sunday as I am currently away).
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So strange, I was gone for a week and when I returned to work I was able to log on to the network with zero issues... detected it, and connected. I'm clueless... but glad. Thanks for all the input
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