Two macbooks, only one gets the signal(wirless internet)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pilotkid, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. pilotkid macrumors 6502a

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    So here's the deal, a friend and i are in a condo we rented for spring break for a week in Florida. We are in the condo now and i am connected to the wireless internet and he cant connect. We are sitting right next to each other and we both have identical macbooks. The trick to this is we didn't even know this condo would have wireless internet, therefore we have no idea were the router is or anything. Is there anything he can do to get a signal? If it matters the name of the signal I'm getting is "Linksys"
    Thank you as always
    Have a great night.:confused:
     
  2. smokeyrabbit macrumors 6502

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    If you haven't already, turn airport off and then back on. You can try to join the linksys network by typing the name in if you choose "Other..."
     
  3. Angrist macrumors 6502

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    If you don't see a router handy, and it wasn't mentioned as part of your rental package ... then you're probably on some other person's network.

    The legality of using an open WiFi network is a little flakey, some consider it stealing, others consider an open network an invitation to log on. I'd be wary of sending passwords or CC info over someone else's un-encrypted network, for all you know they're sniffing your packets.

    Cycle his Airport on and off, restart, check his network settings.
     
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Dude it's Spring Break in Florida. F-the-Internet and find some beer and women!
     
  5. Mr. MacBook macrumors 6502

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    they look at porn cause they cant get women

    their moms wont allowthem to drink beer.
     
  6. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    As being their elders we must give them confidence and this comes with drinking beer. Then and only then, can the women be found. We must not mislead them on this endeavor to manhood.
     
  7. pilotkid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hahahaha, thats our plan i need email to beg my parents for ahhh "food money"
     
  8. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Use your cell phone. Now stop making excuses and make me proud!
     

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