Network is set up, but my Mac won't recognize it!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Macillus, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. Macillus macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2006
    I have a wireless network set up in my house (PC and Linksys router - WRT54GS) and recently purchased an Airport card for my G5. The airport card is installed and recognized by my Mac. My network in the house is up and running. But when using my Network settings to try to connect, I'm unable to. The network assist scan is not picking up the network. Typing in the network name and password isn't working either. Any thoughts on what to do? (I'm new to wireless networks)
  2. stevep macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2004
    Do you have an airport signal showing in the top right of your screen?
    If so, try connecting to the Linksys - open a browser window and enter the address of the router, something like probably, but check your Linksys manual. If you can do this then you know the wireless network is ok.
    By the way, whatever your Linksys ip address is, make sure your computer ip address has the same first 3 sets of numbers. ie If the linksys is, then the computer should be 192.168.1.x, where x can be anything from 2 to 255. If you have set DHCP to automatic then the router will automatically allocate a working ip address.
    In addition, make sure that your location is set to 'automatic', and that you have turned off your firewall - this makes setting up a bit less prone to problems, and you can mess about with these things later if you want to.

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