Finally got my macbook, a few problems already

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Jaredistheman, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Jaredistheman macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2008
    So i just got my macbook a little while ago and i gotta say i'm not liking it. First off, i'm trying to connect to my wireless network in my house but it keeps bringing up an error. Second, when i tried to download firefox a second ago it said there's not enough hdd space even though i have 214gb free!

    help please, i know all macs can't be this frustrating!
  2. ColinEC macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2008
    What error are you receiving when you try to connect to your family's wireless internet?
  3. Jaredistheman thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2008
    "an error occured while trying to join 'stanfield family 1'. please try again" And our network is bolded on the list, i'm guessing that means it's the strongest?
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Mmmm. Some of this sounds contradictory but I can still see things working out. First, you can't connect to a Wi-Fi network, but you are trying to download FireFox and Safari gives you a no free HD space. The only way possible is for a wired Ethernet connection.

    However, benefit of doubt and all. Please post what are the error messages given to you. Be sure Safari has a destined folder where to download stuff to.

    Sorry your Mac and you started off with the bad foot. Also, try Apple phone support. They will certainly hold more answers than us.

    Edit -

    Be sure you are using the correct passwords and encryptions settings WEP, WPA and other encryptions are very different.
  5. Chandler Adaway macrumors 6502a

    Chandler Adaway

    Jun 29, 2008
    Beaumont, TX
    Apple support is always very helpful and nice.
    I would also recomend calling them to resolve your issues.
  6. Jaredistheman thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2008
    Haha, yeah, sorry about the irony there! I'm on a neighbors network right now, very very weak though. I guess i'll give apple a shot, thanks a ton for being so nice in my stupidty! I'm sure once i get past this first hurdle, ill love my mac to death like all other mac users love theirs. =)
  7. Chandler Adaway macrumors 6502a

    Chandler Adaway

    Jun 29, 2008
    Beaumont, TX
    You will indeed.
    Good luck, and I hope your issues get resolved. ;)
  8. mynameisadam macrumors member


    Jan 1, 2009
    maybe thats why its not working, because your connected to a weak network? lol.

    also dont steal internet :-(
  9. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    But wardriving is fun!
  10. Jeffrosproto macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2008
    Here's a shot in the dark, but maybe it doesn't like the name of the network having spaces?
  11. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    No, it doesn't matter how you title the network. I have spaces in my network name on my TC. In honor of your new computer maybe you should fully reset your router and start over to include your Macbook.

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