Cant join other networks

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  1. RJP31484 macrumors regular

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    I dont know what caused this... but when I just tried to create/join a new network on my iMac G5, I dot have the options I used to. IT used to be that when I clicked dont the airport icon, it showed a list of available networks, and then "other" and "create network". I dont see this there now. could this have been cause by installing the latest update to OSX?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Can you post a screen shot? Mine is still identical to how it was in 10.4.3 with available wireless networks (those within range) and Other. :)
     
  3. RJP31484 thread starter macrumors regular

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    here you go:
     

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  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I could be wrong (usually am), but is this because you have an ad-hoc network between two computers with no base station?
     
  5. RJP31484 thread starter macrumors regular

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    well.. that is what im TRYING to do... Im trying to share my ethernet internet connection to my GF's ibook. I did it before, and now cant get it to work. WHat have I done wrong?
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry, start at the beginning, I'm a bit slow. You get the internet onto your iMac wirelessly and you want to forward it onto the iBook through ethernet?
     
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    haha.. sorry.. looking back it is worded strangely. I connect with a cable modem, and want to share the connection wirelessly to the ibook.
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Gotcha. Well, firstly I strongly recommend a cheap router because these things are generally a pain to set up and they're designed for temporary use which means each time you sleep one of the machines you must reconfigure.

    Nevertheless, there are a few things you can check if it's not working. Firstly, go to the Sharing section in System Preferences and under Internet, make sure AirPort is checked and Internet Sharing is turned on. Configure this on both machines. :)
     
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    This is only till I get a router.. but I KNOW last time I did this, we could turn her laptop off and at any point turn it on, and have it work no problem.(also.. why dont I have that"other" option?) anyway, it is configured as you said on the imac, and on the ibook, under services, "personal web sharing" is checked.
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Weird. :confused:

    Sorry I'm not being very helpful but the best I can do is redirect you to the Apple Support page on the subject. Make sure you're following it closely. I assume there's nothing new in there considering you've obviously done this before. :eek:
     
  11. RJP31484 thread starter macrumors regular

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    its ok... yeah, I dont know what im doing wrong. It really bugs me that those other options arent in my toolbar thingy. Oh well.. time to go pick up my girlfriend from work and tell her I failed to get it working... she'll be upset im sure as I promised her for the past few days, and now that I get down to it I cant...:mad:
     

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