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    I just replaced my old macbook pro with a new one and now I cannot log onto the network. It is password protected (WPA2) and I have the password (that used to work). There are all kinds of settings in the Airport "Advanced" section that I have no idea about.

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    does it connect to any other wireless network? I would probably drive it down to a coffee place or some place where there is WiFi to check if it is the mac or the router?
    up there with the bEst of the bEst....

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    do you / your network also use MAC address filtering? That is how our network at work is protected (WPA2 and MAC Filtering), at home I only use MAC filtering.
    21.5" iMac 3.06 | 8GB Ram | 500 GB Hdd
    11" MacBook Air

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdkurtz View Post
    I just replaced my old macbook pro with a new one and now I cannot log onto the network. It is password protected (WPA2) and I have the password (that used to work). There are all kinds of settings in the Airport "Advanced" section that I have no idea about.
    If you're using a router, look in the router manual and find out how to reset it back to factory default. Usually, most routers have a small access hole that you can push the end of a straightened paper clip into and hold for 10 seconds or so to reset. But before you do, access the router setup menu (see manual) and write down the settings that you're currently using.

    After resetting, key in the settings (options) and a new pass phrase for WPA2. Make sure you have the SID broadcast turned on and do not use MAC filtering. If you still can't log on to your wifi network using the new pass phrase and settings, go into your System Preferences, Network, select Airport, (make sure you have the location set as Automatic) and check to see if your network name is listed under "Network Name".

    Click "Advanced". Select the Airport tab at the top. Place a check in the box that says: Remember Networks that this computer has joined.

    Now select the TCP/IP tab. You should be using DHCP.

    Let us know if this works for you.

    Regards.

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    Perhaps before u do the Router reset have a look here to see if the router address is showing up and it is set to using DHCP;


    Click for full size

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    I think everyone covered what needs to be done.

    Look at my first attachment, in the upper right corner does it look like that? If so, then you're connecting to the router just not getting out beyond the router to the internets.
    The part I want you to look at is between the Bluetooth symbol and speaker.


    Then we have to go under Open network Preferences and see if you're getting an ip address.
    Click on the Airport symbol above and hit Network Preferences.
    You should see something like this:

    If it says something about getting its own IP address then for some reason your router didn't give that machine an IP.

    PS - anyone know of a freeware app that lets me easily put arrows and stuff on graphics?
    I used to use Paint.net on Windows. Seashore (based on GIMP) doesn't really do this very easily.
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    I use either LiveQuartz 1.9 - Free Image Editing on Mac or in open images with preview and go to view/show annotations toolbar.
    I've had a few other ways, but cant remember how I did it

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Preview example



    LiveQuartz version 1.8.4 from here http://www.livequartz.com/?menu=live...ownload&lng=en .... the latest version (v1.9) has heaps of glitches


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    Quote Originally Posted by 6string View Post
    I use either LiveQuartz 1.9 - Free Image Editing on Mac or in open images with preview and go to view/show annotations toolbar.
    I've had a few other ways, but cant remember how I did it
    Iiterestng.
    I downloaded that software - where's the arrow shape?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechieJustin View Post
    Iiterestng.
    I downloaded that software - where's the arrow shape?
    Check out the read me file (PDF), it's located under tools.

    Regards.

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    just use photoshop....
    Tigers love pepper... they hate cinnamon

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Check out the read me file (PDF), it's located under tools.

    Regards.

    I just got RTFMed.


    Quote Originally Posted by benparko View Post
    just use photoshop....
    Sure. Can I borrow $200 to buy it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechieJustin View Post
    Sure. Can I borrow $200 to buy it?
    well just get GIMP it's a free Photoshop alternative.
    Tigers love pepper... they hate cinnamon

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    Quote Originally Posted by benparko View Post
    well just get GIMP it's a free Photoshop alternative.
    I have GIMP and Seashore - based off GIMP but designed for Mac. Neither one has an easy arrow type graphic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechieJustin View Post
    I have GIMP and Seashore - based off GIMP but designed for Mac. Neither one has an easy arrow type graphic.
    Well if you're not sure how to use GIMP and can't make an arrow, I'd suggest using the program that 6String said....
    Tigers love pepper... they hate cinnamon

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