Help, my girlfriend doesn't have a Mac, and she can't connect to my wireless

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  1. Learjet035 macrumors 6502

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    Hey I have a Netgear wirelss router that I run my MBP off. My girlfriend comes over with her laptop an it sees my connection but it's protected and I have no idea where to enter my password or how to set that up. Any ideas? I dumped all that PC knowledge a while ago. Thanks!
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    When she selects your wireless network and presses "connect" a window should appear requesting the password.
     
  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Do you broadcast the SSID of your router? Do you have any MAC-filtering in place?
     
  4. Learjet035 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not sure what an SSID is. I bought the router, plugged it in, setup to access with password, open my MBP, entered the password and it worked.
    LOL Ok, I went to network connection, double clicked wireless/ view networks and enterd my password and it worked.
    For some reason, I couldn't ever get to the sign in page because it was automatically loggin into my neighbors unprotected SLOW network. Anyway, seems to be working. Thanks!!!!
     
  5. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    OK, good to hear you got it sorted.

    BTW, SSID is the 'name' of the router, so maybe yours is still on the default like "Netgear" or something.
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    OK, I'm just being picky here, but the SSID (Service Set Identifier) is not the name of the router, it's the name of the wireless network.

    For example, I could name my router "ap" while my SSID was "tsunami".
     
  7. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    You're right, that was picky.

    :D

    But totally correct.
     

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