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Darrell R Coe Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
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Dec 15, 2012 7:55 PM

I recently had to change my modem/router because of technical problems.  I have  PowerBook, OS X 10.4.11, that I am having trouble accessing my network to get on the internet.  I had originally named my network the same as the defective unit but used a new password.  When I selected the network under my airport icon, the computer asked for the password, which I placed in the appropriate box.  The computer stated I was unable to join the network.  Thinking that I may have been confusing the computer by having too many of the same network names in my preferred networks, I went to the System Prefs>Network>Airport>Preferred Networks and deleted all Networks with the same Network name.  I also went to Utilities>Key Change Access>System to delete any passwords associated with my Network name and found no entries.  I also tried to 'Create Network from the Airport drop down menu and the '+' from the Preferred Network PaneMy grand son and I have since changed the Network name and password on the Modem/Router setup twice and the PowerBook is still unable to "join the Network".  My grandson has a HP laptop and my wife has a MacBook 2.0 and they have no roblem accessing the network or the internet.  Can anyone help?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Dec 15, 2012 9:31 PM (in response to Darrell R Coe)

    Hi Darrell,

     

    Is the PB mayybe 802.11b/g only, & the new Router 802.11n?

     

    Is the new PW possiblyn WPA2 & the PB cn only do WEP or WPA?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Dec 16, 2012 5:44 PM (in response to Darrell R Coe)

    There's 2 original 802.11b cards, and one needs a firmware update to do WPA, but neither can do WPA2. some Routers in WPA/WPA2 mode try WPA2 first & if they fail that don't try WPA, does it have a WPA only mode?

     

    Does it have an 802.11b/g compatability mode/setting?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Dec 17, 2012 3:43 AM (in response to Darrell R Coe)

    I think the card is fine, I believe it's the Router, could it be using WPA2 Enterprise?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Dec 17, 2012 2:38 PM (in response to Darrell R Coe)

    Just askin'... is there an 802.11b/g compatability mode or seperate SUID setup for 802.11b/g in the Router?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Dec 17, 2012 5:07 PM (in response to Darrell R Coe)

    I think we're going to have to try Internet Sharing from another computer, if all others are Wireless, then wed need to share via Ethernet.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Dec 17, 2012 8:26 PM (in response to Darrell R Coe)

    Depends on he 802.11n Router.

     

    Yes Internet Sharing would work, from say a Computer using Airport/Wifi to the PB using Ethernet, or vice versa.

     

    A USB Wifi adapter may solve your Wifi issue, as long as it has OSX drivers for your OSX version. You'd just disable Airport.

     

    Ethernet from PB to Router would be cheapest, fastest, & easiest.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Dec 17, 2012 11:15 PM (in response to Darrell R Coe)

    OK, good work n your part so far, but is it working now???

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