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tekhna
Jan 11, 2007, 01:59 PM
Airport sucks. A lot. It works just fine in WEP or unprotected networks, but WPA-PSK it doesn't do a damn thing. It shows it as connected with a full signal, but Safari, iChat, etc... won't connect to the internet. For some reason Azureus works, but it's going at an amazing 146 bytes/sec and then back down to 0. What's going on here guys? This is my first Mac and I am sorely disappointed in Airport.



Paul Wright
Jan 11, 2007, 03:43 PM
i had the same problem took it to the store and kindly replaced the airport card :)

QuarterSwede
Jan 11, 2007, 04:30 PM
It does sound like a hardware issue since my PowerBook connects to WPA-PSK protected networks no problem.

aquajet
Jan 11, 2007, 04:40 PM
I use WPA/WPA2 with my Airport Extreme (g) and MBP CD. No trouble whatsoever.

Do you have access to a different router that you could try?

Gokhan
Jan 11, 2007, 08:28 PM
i doubt its hardware as it connects to other types of connections fine !!!

so it must be software ! think people

got the same problem on my macbook pro still no fix wake up apple and yes iv got the latest wireless patch !!!!

anyways have a word with apple but i guess you're in the same boat as me just a waiting game now i suppose

dangil
Jan 17, 2007, 02:27 PM
the problem is that wpa-psk can use tkip or aes .. and I found that macs only work with tkip...

try changing the encryption to tkip in the base station

cyberddot
Jan 17, 2007, 02:53 PM
the problem is that wpa-psk can use tkip or aes .. and I found that macs only work with tkip...

try changing the encryption to tkip in the base station

Just a quick snipit from the Airport Admin Utility help files:

"WPA and WPA2 have two modes: Enterprise mode, which uses a RADIUS server for user authentication, and Personal mode, which relies on the capabilities of Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) for WPA, and AES-CCMP for WPA2..."<snip>

These help files actually have a small amount of helpful information.

Doc.Mac
Jan 17, 2007, 03:35 PM
I have a similar problem with my MBP 17" C2D..It won't connect to my WPA-PSK network.
I don't think is an HW problem cause the MBP connects to WEP or unprotected network without any trouble.

IMHO is a software compatibility problem between my USR 9110 router and the Airport card.

ricardo2007
Aug 10, 2007, 07:45 PM
I wasted 6 hours of my life with this same issue. what fixed it for me was to create a new location. hope this helps someone and that apple gets their stuff together!!!

RonJ83
Aug 10, 2007, 09:18 PM
mine has no problem connecting to WPA-PSK, but it does tend to drop due to 10.4.10, so i reverted back and everything is fine now.

Hokuto
Oct 10, 2008, 08:46 AM
I wasted 6 hours of my life with this same issue. what fixed it for me was to create a new location. hope this helps someone and that apple gets their stuff together!!!

Hi, I'm having similar problem.
Brand new Mac Pro, trying to connect to my WAP-PSK and after adding the KEY (As password) it says that password is wrong. Of course I checked 10000 times that the password is correcnt, the MAC address is in the router access list.

It did connect first time around when I UNprotected the network so the the MAC PRO could see it in the initial setup screens. Then I added th MAC address, added protection, key to MAC and everything was fine for about one hour.

Then after a re-boot the problem about not being able to connect started

Any idea? What do you mean creating a new location?

Cheers

Anjisan
Dec 12, 2010, 04:09 PM
I ran into the same problem with my MacBook Pro. I don't broadcast my SSID, but when I enabled it, the MacBook connected. I then turned my SSID back to being off and the MacBook continued to be able to access the connection.

TwoSim
Apr 15, 2012, 11:49 PM
Click the  apple icon on the top-left of your Mac, open System Preferences then Network then Wi-fi
on the bottom-right you can see the Advanced... button, just click it. on the first tab "Wi-Fi" Click the plus button;

Network Name: Your wifi SSID Name
Security: Any (Personal)
Password: Your wifi password

just click OK.
then another ok, maybe you need input your Mac Password to apply the change.Now your Mac will auto join your wifi.
That's all!

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/user/me
Apr 16, 2012, 12:19 AM
Airport sucks. A lot. It works just fine in WEP or unprotected networks, but WPA-PSK it doesn't do a damn thing. It shows it as connected with a full signal, but Safari, iChat, etc... won't connect to the internet. For some reason Azureus works, but it's going at an amazing 146 bytes/sec and then back down to 0. What's going on here guys? This is my first Mac and I am sorely disappointed in Airport.

And you're absolutely sure that the capitalization of the passwords is correct?