1634 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2006 12:19 AM by hollynco
What happens when you try to log into the Netgear router - usually 192.168.1.0 I think. If you can log into the router then you know that the problem is not in the wirelss connection between the macbook pro and the router. If that works then have you selected DHCP in the Syst Pref / Network / TCP/IP?
Im not sure if i am answering right but the only way I try am to connect to the router is through the airport icon on the top bar then searching in "other". It then picks up the "netgear" signal, there is no security. I click ok and another pop up appears saying that there was an error connecting to "netgear"
Hi there sidewalk66
What I'm suggesting is that you go to Safari and enter 192.168.0.1 as the address. If the wireless connection between the Netgear and the MBP is working then you should be able to actually log into the router and check the settings wirelessly.
If that doesn't work, then I would try an ethernet cable between the MBP and the Netgear. If you are able to log into the router that way I would check settings such as whether you have the wireless card access list turned on since this would exclude your MBP. If you are able to connect to the router this way I would go back to Syst Pref and set up DHCP etc as explained before.
I know from the threads that there are people who have had difficulty connecting but there is the vast majority out there who are not, and I have used multiple routers including Netgear which work with my MBP. So I think it's worth working through the problem systematically. Which Netgear router are you using?
One of the challenges I had was that it was asking for a hexidecimal password in the 192.168.0.1 and my other non-apple computers were fine with this. After searching a few websites, I found that if I put a $ in front of the password when I entered the WEP PASSWORD on my macbook pro, it worked.
Try this if your code is hexidecimal as well.