Bootcamp, Airport and Windows

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Nauthez, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. Nauthez macrumors newbie

    Nauthez

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    I recently decided to install Windows on my MacBook (for World of Warcraft (I get better FPS)) and it works great, the only problem is that when I attempt to connect wirelessly, it won't accept the connection. I tried removing the encryption, but it still won't connect to the network. Any help would be grateful.
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Depends on what your router is, but I had a heck of a time getting a Mini booted in Windows to recognize my Airport network when it was set to WPA2 encryption. If it works under a different encryption level (try none at all to test) that might be it.

    It's also worth noting that the MacOS gives you a bit of "help" with wireless keys--in cases where the password is supposed to be a certain length, it will "pad" a shorter password with spaces (I think), but you need to do this manually in Windows. A Google search will turn up some tips if you think this might be the case.
     
  3. Nauthez thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nauthez

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    I have a d-link (newegg link) with WPA2 Encryption. I removed the encryption, but my laptop still won't connect. I don't think it's a router problem...
     
  4. Nauthez thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nauthez

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    I found out the problem. Windows does not accept a WPA2 key larger than 8 for some strange reason.
     
  5. Erasmus® macrumors member

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    Hi guys, sorry to disturb but my english does not allow me to completely understand yor discussion: does the airport express router work with windows based laptops (or does is just work with our macs running windows on bootcamp)? thanks!
     
  6. MacAnkka macrumors regular

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    Yes, Airport Express router should work with your usual Windows laptops.

    Apple uses the 802.11b/g/n standards, just like all the other wireless routers from Linksys, Belkin, etc.
     
  7. Erasmus® macrumors member

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    thx

    thanks! from what I heared it has a shorter range then common routers (netgear). Would you confirm it?
     

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