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macnoobizor
Sep 30, 2011, 08:58 PM
Hey folks,

I have been using my Macbook Air 2011 13" for the last two months, and have had no problems connecting to our wireless network.

Today, we just installed a new router and my Air won't connect to it. I'm entering the correct password, but each time it says "connection timeout". My sister was able to connect to her Windows laptop, but I can't get my Air to do it.

Can anyone help/point me to a similar thread with a solution?

Thanks!



thuglove
Sep 30, 2011, 11:25 PM
Try changing the channel.

macnoobizor
Oct 1, 2011, 01:13 PM
Try changing the channel.

I'll give it a try, but is that really what could be the problem? I'm just not sure why another laptop can connect and my mac can;t.

aross99
Oct 1, 2011, 02:13 PM
Are you sure you are using the right type of encryption/security between the router and your computer? You might try turning the security/encryption off for some testing, and see if you can connect that way.

I would also try changing the password on the router to something simple and then matching it up on the computers - sometimes the passwords don't match and you don't realize it...

macnoobizor
Oct 1, 2011, 02:27 PM
Well it is now fixed! Turns out it was the channel. Had to change it from auto to 6.

Thank you thuglove!

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Are you sure you are using the right type of encryption/security between the router and your computer? You might try turning the security/encryption off for some testing, and see if you can connect that way.

I would also try changing the password on the router to something simple and then matching it up on the computers - sometimes the passwords don't match and you don't realize it...

Thank you for trying to help as well.

Cheers

thuglove
Oct 1, 2011, 07:22 PM
Well it is now fixed! Turns out it was the channel. Had to change it from auto to 6.

Thank you thuglove!



You're welcome. I'm glad it worked :) I had the exact problem three days ago and this is how I fixed mine.