08-31-2004, 04:42 PM #1chronogoof89GuestWireless connection help, please?
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?
08-31-2004, 07:31 PM #2
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- Jul 22, 2003
- Hamilton College
- 20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano
Check System Preferences
Airport and the TCP/IP check to see if it is set to DHCP automaticallyDon't forget to use the new User Reputation System
08-31-2004, 08:30 PM #3
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- Mar 30, 2004
- 12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
When all else fails, Google for it. A search for "colorado state university wireless" turned up
Which has this helpful bit:
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.
08-31-2004, 09:02 PM #4chronogoof89GuestOriginally Posted by technologist
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...
08-31-2004, 09:02 PM #5ChicoWebGuest
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.
08-31-2004, 09:19 PM #6chronogoof89GuestOriginally Posted by ChicoWeb
09-01-2004, 12:20 AM #7mac_noobieGuest
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: .
09-01-2004, 01:54 AM #8chronogoof89GuestOriginally Posted by mac_noobie
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