Airport needs new Wep, but wont ask!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by leroy84, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. leroy84 macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2006
    Hi Everyone,
    First of all- Thanks. You all seriously keep the economy running, marriages together, planes from falling, babys being born and Aliens from invading.

    Secondly the problem....

    Our Macbook in London is used to control a broadband/wireless modem router for a cafe. We decided to change the password (so extra people at home aren't crowding the bandwidth) and this is where it went wrong.

    Upon committing the change of password the mac locks up. We had to restart the macbook. Airport still thinks it knows the password and happily shows full signal strength and wont ask for the password but cant log onto the net.

    Things Ive tried....

    Unplug and restart modem
    Shutdown Airport
    Restart Macbook
    Airport- attempt to log onto other network then switch back
    Scrounge around google and mac rumors

    Any thoughts / suggestions?


  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Try deleting the WEP key from Keychain Access (found in Applications—>Utilities). Go to login on the left and find the one thats your network name in the list; next to it should say 'Airport network password'; highlight the field, right click and select 'Delete…"

    Restart the computer and try again to reselect your network; it should ask for the key.
  3. leroy84 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2006

    And thanks again.

    Did the trick-

    Mac Rumors Community- Sortin **** Out, One Apple at a Time.


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