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rewan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 6, 2012 7:01 PM

cant connect to network

  • Jeff Kelleher Level 4 Level 4 (3,015 points)
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    Sep 6, 2012 8:07 PM (in response to rewan)

    Not trying to be a dork, but, is this a question?

    What sort of network? Wired, wireless, OD, AD, other?

    What OS?

    Did it ever work, or is this a new issue? Can other computers connect?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,695 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 11:07 AM (in response to rewan)

    does recordnize the network it only request the network key which I'm not sure about.

    You must find the key/password.

  • Jeff Kelleher Level 4 Level 4 (3,015 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 11:45 AM (in response to rewan)

    You may want to check with the manufacturer of the USB adapter for specific instruction....

    That being said, I've used USB adapters that require you to open the Network System Preference, then click the apply button in order to activate the USB network interface. Once that is done, you can go to the utility for the USB adapter and enter the password for the network.

    If you don't know the password, you would need to find the reset button on the wireless router and set it up again. This would mean that computers that currently work would need to be re-configured as well.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,695 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 3:05 PM (in response to rewan)

    Well, if it was an Apple Base Station you'd use Airport Utility to log into it, then from the Base Station menu choose Equivalent Network Password.

     

    But maybe on a Mac that already connect automatically, open Keychain Access &...

     

    I forgot a password in my Keychain

     

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.4/en/mh1960.html

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,695 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 4:35 PM (in response to rewan)

    Find the PW on one of the others that can, but what encryption is it using? Is it set to allow 802.11b/g clients?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,695 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 5:49 PM (in response to rewan)

    Yes, try copying that & pasting into a txt document that you can take to the eMac & open, copy & paste when asked for it.

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,570 points)
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    Sep 8, 2012 10:26 AM (in response to rewan)

    Did the USB adaptor come with Mac drivers? These gadgets require drivers and many do not offer Mac drivers either on the CD packs with the adaptor or on the manufacturer's web site.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,695 points)
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    Sep 8, 2012 12:09 PM (in response to rewan)

    Do you have a Wifi Utility, or USB Wifi App that looks something like this, if so the Profile tab is where you'd be able to enter that Pass phrase...

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