New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

Wireless connection help, please?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
chronogoof89
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Hey. I recently moved into my dorm at Colorado State University. The dorm is saturated with wireless internet. I have been using the hard line though, because I figure its probably faster, and my laptop is already hooked up to: Printer speakers, Mouse, Ipod, power cord, lock, so what's a cat6?

Problem is, I decided to try the wireless out, I turn on airport. It said it found the network 'csu'. I was like cool. I had good signal strength and everything. I opened Safari and it can't connect to any websites???! However.... in iTunes I can share music with all the people on the wireless network (i know this becasue when I turn on airport, like 4 more people pop up on top of the hardline network people).

What's going on, why can't I get to the internet?
QUOTE Thanks
trpnmonkey41

 
Member Since: Jul 22, 2003
Location: Hamilton College
Posts: 6,999
trpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: 20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano

trpnmonkey41 is offline
Check System Preferences
Network
Airport and the TCP/IP check to see if it is set to DHCP automatically

Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System
QUOTE Thanks
technologist

 
Member Since: Mar 30, 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 4,744
technologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)

technologist is offline
When all else fails, Google for it. A search for "colorado state university wireless" turned up

http://www.colostate.edu/acns/wireless/
Which has this helpful bit:
Quote:
Access to the wireless network is controlled for security reasons. A VPN (virtual private network) client is required to access the wireless network.

Using VPN: Individuals must use a VPN client to access the wireless network. See the VPN web page for information on downloading and using a VPN client.
There's a link on the page....
QUOTE Thanks
chronogoof89
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Quote:
Originally Posted by technologist
When all else fails, Google for it. A search for "colorado state university wireless" turned up

http://www.colostate.edu/acns/wireless/
Which has this helpful bit:

There's a link on the page....

Yeah. My bad. I went to the Apple Dealer here on campus and they gave me the VPN on a CDR. I'm gonna install it now and see if that works...
QUOTE Thanks
ChicoWeb
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Probably depends on your access point. Some may require WEP, or a Password. I to, can not connect sometimes to unprotected access points that my PC buddies can.
QUOTE Thanks
chronogoof89
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChicoWeb
Probably depends on your access point. Some may require WEP, or a Password. I to, can not connect sometimes to unprotected access points that my PC buddies can.
Meh... It works now! Its actually faster than my hard line connection. By quite a bit. I think they want you to use the VPN so they can make you log in? That way they can monitor what you're doing?
QUOTE Thanks
mac_noobie
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Yea I was about to say wireless never seemed any slower than through the wire to me... But you have obviously found this out for yourself :cool: .
QUOTE Thanks
chronogoof89
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Quote:
Originally Posted by mac_noobie
Yea I was about to say wireless never seemed any slower than through the wire to me... But you have obviously found this out for yourself :cool: .
Well, they use 802.11g here. 802.11b seems slower, but I'm used to either very fast cable or a dedicated T1.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« iPhoto question/problem.... | A really dumb question... how to uninstall? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Wireless networking Bluewolf Internet, Networking, and Wireless 8 02-24-2009 04:12 PM
How to manage wireless connection linksys thebluemonkey Internet, Networking, and Wireless 5 09-06-2004 10:30 AM
3rd party wireless natey Switcher Hangout 3 04-11-2004 05:11 PM
Airport & A Wireless Internet Connection: How Do I Figure Out What I Need? Gideon Internet, Networking, and Wireless 7 01-29-2004 10:26 PM
Microsoft rolls out new wireless mice, keyboards Murlyn Other Hardware and Peripherals 0 09-03-2003 05:43 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:40 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?