can't get wireless internet connection

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macalexander, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. macalexander macrumors newbie

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    I'm using a five year old G4 power book (system 10.2.8) with an external wireless device, which mostly works fine. However, in some places I just can't get connected, although I have the password. Where is the problem? Does it have to do with the "privacy" settings of the router, or with my device? I have encountered the problem both with mac and other routers. thanks for any suggestions!
     
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Can you give us a little more details on what brand of external wireless device you have. Also where about is your wireless router? Have you changed wireless channels on the router yet.
     
  3. macalexander thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a D-Link DWL-122 Wireless USB Adapter.
    The router is one floor down from my desk. The connection was perfect before my neighbor installed a password. I have the password, but can't get connected. I'll ask about what type of router it is. THANKS!
     
  4. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    there could be interference from other devices or the network can be setup for G connections only and you are connecting with an 802.11 B device?
     
  5. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    What is your neighbor using for security? (wep,wpa ect)
     

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