Resolved Can't connect to wireless network

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  1. 57varieties, Sep 16, 2011
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    57varieties macrumors newbie

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    Hi, first time poster here.

    I'm having trouble connecting to my home wireless network on my newly bought Mac Mini. The computer recognises the network, but when I enter the 26-character WEP key it tells me the "computer was unable to join the Wi-Fi network" that I selected.

    On the wireless security drop-down box I selected "WEP 40/128- bit hex" and I've tried entering the key with and without the $ sign in front. Does upper/lower case make any difference? In any event, I've tried all conceivable permutations and none have worked. The router is a LinkSys Wireless-G.

    I'm not very tech-savvy, so any advice would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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  3. 57varieties thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The Mini is running Lion 10.7 (pre-installed). The router is a LinkSys WRT54G ver.2 - I don't know how old it is (dad set it up a few years back).
     
  4. 57varieties thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There are also two Windows machines and a wireless printer that connect to the network without a problem.
     
  5. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Yes passwords are case sensitive. They should be entered exactly as they were step up (special characters and all).
     
  6. 57varieties thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Solved! Looks like it was just a password issue after all. Phew.
     

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