iBook G4 (Wireless help)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by macbookman2006, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    I have been a mac user since 2006. Yesterday, I purchased an iBook G4 for my father, who I have converted from Windows to Macintosh. We are 99% satisfied.

    Everything works great except the wireless internet. Whenever the computer shuts off or goes to sleep, we have a difficult time re-connecting to the wireless internet. After five minutes of clicking on the wireless signal (at the top of the screen) and turning it on and off, we are able to get on. Once we connect, it does not seem to disconnect.

    Weird issue huh? I would appreciate any advice you can give me. If this was already mentioned in a previous threat, I apologize...I am quite new to the site.:)

    Please help!
     
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    MrCheeto

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    Well, of all the threats I've received recently, you haven't mention this issue at all.

    Is the router you are connecting to protected by a password?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't mean to sound like an idiot, but I have my wireless network protected with a password, if that is what you mean.:confused:
     
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    MrCheeto

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    That's what I meant to say, soz.

    Have you added your router's name to your "Preferred Networks" under "AirPort>Advanced...>AirPort"?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I have. However, under "Network Name". It says "No network selected". I have my router as a name underneath that. When I go to select it and put in the WPA2 password, it thinks for about 2 seconds and says "connection timeout".
     
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    MrCheeto

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    Then I have run out of ideas...and yes...yes I am an idiot.
     
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  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fixed it. Nevermind. The wireless was set up as a WPA2 and I switched it to WPA and everything works great. Thanks anyway everyone.
     

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