2172 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 12, 2010 9:47 AM by Allan Jones
Refer to this earlier post. The actions listed there seem to fix the "network preferences have been changed by another application" message.
One thing you might try is clicking on the Airport logo at the top of the screen. Then when the network login comes up see if it's able to find the home base for your friend's network. When it finds the network and you try to connect it may ask for a WPA password. WEP is possible but for some reason when you reboot the system forgets the login and you have to do it every time. Not the same for WPA. Try that and maybe the wireless server can be set up for WPA2 which is what I'm using.
MacStumbler was helpful.
My friend has a macbook on her home network. Sitting right next to the powerMac G4 with the new airport card (which shows up in the more info) she can get the macbook online, but the G4 shows no bars, and no networks show up to choose from.
Is there a setting we are missing. she has airport selected in network configurations.
I'm stumped right now.
I'm no wireless expert, but I believe the slower wireless "b" protocol that the original Airport cards used could not support the same kind of encryption available on later "g" and "n" routers. Your friend could try turning off encryption on the wireless router temporarily; if that gets the G4 online, encryption compatibility could well be the issue.
You might also surf through the Tiger OS Networking forum here: