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    MacBook wont connect to Wireless Router
    cirian75's Avatar
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    MacBook wont connect to Wireless Router
    Ok, my home router is a Linksys WRT54GL-UK.

    set up with SSID broadcast and WEP 128 hex key.

    both Windows machines have zero problems finding it.

    the MacBook however, works initally when set up.


    the when you start it say in the morning, it trys, then comes up with password needed, its already got it filled it, you try, and it come with timed out, keep retrying, the same, double check the WEP key, its 100% right, still wont connect.


    any ideas?

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    MacBook wont connect to Wireless Router
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    Did you try it with WEP turned off, just to see if will connect and stay connected.

    Check out the Linksys Forums.

    http://forums.linksys.com/linksys/bo...reless_Routers

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    MacBook wont connect to Wireless Router
    cirian75's Avatar
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    Works perfect with WEP off

    Not nice though the worry of having an open connection anyone else can use.

    I can see about 8 routers near me, only half are secured though.

    looking at the linksys forums.

    problem seems to be

    Newer macbooks + Linksys router + WEP = rubbish

    says use WPA and problems sorted.


    going to have get new cards for the two windows machines as their older 54G cards only support WEP

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    MacBook wont connect to Wireless Router
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    the same problem happened to me when I first got my MacBook, that was because my router died. I bought a new one and it works fine now.

    WPA is the better encryption, so keep the WPA

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    MacBook wont connect to Wireless Router
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    I have 2 of those routers, the USA version though. Every system I have ever tried connects with mine and stays connected.n I have 5 Macs and many PCs and none have connection issues with my WRT54GL's.

    If I were you I would try WPA and ditch WEP as it's so easy to crack plus WPA and WPA2 seem to work better on OSX systems according to some.

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    MacBook wont connect to Wireless Router
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    With 8 routers near by there's no doubt in my mind you're receiving interference. Change the channel and keep changing it until you can connect without difficulty. WEP as you've been told is easy to crack, however, so long as you don't have sharing turned on the worst that can happen is someone takes a ride on your connection for free.

    Regards.

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    MacBook wont connect to Wireless Router
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    Mate of mine found a quick fix


    Put a "$" infront of the WEP key

    that forces the mac to read the key as HEX

    so far, it works every time.

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