Just got my Macbook, Need help with wireless

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hansoffate, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. hansoffate macrumors newbie

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    I jusst got my macbook.

    I havea linksys compact wireless router. I know i works ecause my gf's computer can connect to it with WEP. However, I can't get mine to network.

    When it asks for a WEP password is it the password that generates the key or the key?

    Thanks
    -Hans
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    It should be the key but obviously try both. If you're still having trouble then try putting a dollar sign ($) in front of the password. :)
     
  3. hansoffate thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the Dollar sign worked. Thanks for the help.

    One quick question, Is it better to shutdown/startup the macbook everytime or startup/sleep. Then shutdown when there won't be usage for a prolong amount of time.

    Thanks
    -Hans
     
  4. mdickson macrumors regular

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    Just put it to sleep
     
  5. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    The dollar sign trick cost me $66 for a tech dude to do it :(
     
  6. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    :eek:

    Wow. That's harsh.
     
  7. hansoffate thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    No worries mate. There are some maintenance tasks runs by your machine every night at about 3:00AM (give or take a few hours). If you shut your computer down at these times, the tasks will not be run. If you sleep your machine instead, they will be run the next time your computer is awoken. So yeah, it's better to sleep your Mac rather than shut it down. :)
     

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