Can't connect to 802.11b network

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sjjordan, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. sjjordan macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2003
    United States

    I'm having trouble connecting to a wireless lab (802.11b) at work. I have tried entering the password and manually entering the submask, domain and IP numbers, but it still won't work.

    Any help?? It would be so GREAT if I could get on. I've connected to other networks. I just open the lid, the powerbook wakes up, and I'm on. No so here!

    Thanks in advance,


    ps. I hope I provided enough info about the problem
  2. Lanbrown macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2003
    Since it is at work, they could have security measures in place and allow on certain MAC addresses to use the network. Before you EVER connect personal property to a company network, you should get authorization.
  3. illumin8 macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2003
    East Coast, US
    Re: Can't connect to 802.11b network

    I think you're probably having the same issue I was having using a 3rd party base station (non-Airport). When it asks for the password, put in your WEP key surrounded by quotes. For example, if your WEP key (ascii) is networkkey, you would type in "networkkey". If it is a hexadecimal key, put a $ in front of the key.

    I use a Dlink wireless router at home and I had to go to Apple's support site to find out how to do it.

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