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Why can't I connect to WiFi?

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Feb 24, 2012 11:52 AM

Why can't I connect to WiFi when asked for a password, but I can connect to the same WiFi if no password is required?  When I type in the password, I get the following message, "There was an error joining the AirPort network "Verizon SCH-LC11 d8dd Secure".

 

When using my PowerBook G3 Pismo, running 10.4.11, I have no problem connecting to any WiFi that does not require a password.

But I get the same error message when a password is requested.  I have removed the password requirement from some of my WiFi options, and make the connections and internet functions correctly.

PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • fane_j Level 4 Level 4 (3,655 points)
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    Feb 24, 2012 7:59 PM (in response to Homer Leon)

    Homer Leon wrote:

     

    Why can't I connect to WiFi when asked for a password

    Judging from what you wrote, because there is something wrong with the settings or the password or passphrase. Make sure all devices use the same type of encryption, and make sure you enter the correct password. WRT to this, read

     

    AirPort: Joining an encrypted WEP or WPA Wi-Fi network

    <http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1126>

     

    AirPort: How to enter a hexadecimal 64-character pre-shared key for WPA

    <http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3160>

    I have removed the password requirement from some of my WiFi options

    Bad idea.

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