Hardware Test problem.

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  1. macuser1232 macrumors 6502a

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    I tried holding down "d" for the hardware test and it didn't not work. Then I tried holding option and "d" and I got a window called Internet Recovery. I tried entering in my network's name and password and it didn't work. I tried three times until it froze and I had to shut down my Mac. I am on an early 2011 MacBook Pro i5 8gb of ram running Mountain Lion.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You might try taking the password off your wifi just for this task. Some users have reported problems getting past wifi encryption with Internet Recovery.
     
  3. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a

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    on 2011 they didn't include installs discs did they? if they did you would need to insert that disk , if not then see if this is of any help
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
     
  4. macuser1232, Sep 19, 2012
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    macuser1232 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah the disks are not included. Also I already tried that link and it didn't help.
     
  5. richardz88 macrumors newbie

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    Internet recovery only can connect to wifi with WPA/WPA2 encryption. if your wifi is WEP, change it.
     
  6. macuser1232 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well. I really don't know what I'm doing and I have no idea how I would change my wifi from WEP to WPA. So, maybe I should do it after I learn a little bit more about networking.
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    What brand of router are you using? Just DL the manual and it should tell you how to remove the password from wifi.
     
  8. macuser1232 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Verizon.
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Does this help? I notice in that thread the default PW uses WEP, so maybe that is your problem.
     

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