after reading threads on wireless issues i couldn't seem t find an answer hence, starting a thread with my exact problems and my action of repair it. for some reason i cannot connect to wireless using WPA2, and when setting a manual net work it seems that OS X refuses to remember the protection is "WPA2". i am kinda at my wits end as i just can't seem to make it connect regardless if i set it to WPA or WPA or change the passkey. regardless of whether i use open (it still seems to require/want a wep password) or a hidden wpa2 network i cannot connect. i have also tried wpa, wep, hidden and unhidden. this is an image of when i used assistant to connect to the hiden wireless network with wpa2 http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/4125/nowpa2rw5.png you can see that it's not even giving me an option for wpa2. wtf!?!? i have cleared all the plists related to networking, yet i still have the problem.