I think I'm regretting getting a MBP.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by htownrockets, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. htownrockets macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Every time I try to connect to my router it doesn't seem to work..

    But on my brother's Windows Computer, it works perfectly .

    What's the problem?
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Please, describe the problem in more detail and perhaps we can help. :)

    Are you getting an error message? Can you see the network? Wired or wireless? What model router do you have? etc. etc.
  3. htownrockets thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2008
    It's a belkin router.
    And as of right now it doesn't show up. And the fact that my neighbor's router works with my bro's computer and not mine is puzzling.
  4. bov macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2007
    San Francisco
    you should NEVER EVER regret buying a MAC!!!! ok that was a bit rash...

    but sorry, dont have an answer to you problem :(
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    If you go to System Preferences > Network, what does it say for Airport? What color is the dot?
  6. htownrockets thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2008
  7. KelchM macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2007
    You must have SSID broadcast on the router off.
  8. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Your MacBook Pro comes with 90 days of telephone support

    Call and they'll walk you through it.

    Reason it works on your brother's is because he set it up on that computer, and thus might not be set up for any other computer, Mac or PC.
  9. Full of Win macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

    Nov 22, 2007
    Ask Apple
    Is the router seeing it - by which I mean is the router detecting the connection of the MacBook Pro MAC on the router. Wonder if a lease renewal on the router might help here?
  10. NewSc2 macrumors 65816

    Jun 4, 2005
    New York, NY
    You're probably going to have to log onto the router to change some settings around. Go onto your brother's computer, type in (or whatever the Belkin's router IP address is) and dig around.

    Not to be harsh, but you just spent around $2k on a laptop. You should be able to figure out how to get your computer to connect to your router. It will connect perfectly fine with Apple routers, and I use a CompUSA 802.1g router I've had for years and never had an issue.

    FWIW, the only time I couldn't connect to a router was when I used to set OSX 10.4 (Jaguar) to a set IP address. Had to set it to auto everything to get it to connect.
  11. Hates macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    London, UK
    I had to upgrade the firmware on my gf's Belkin router to get it to work with her new MBP, even though it already worked with her pretty old iMac and my PC.
  12. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    I was just going to suggest checking the firmware on the router as I was reading this thread, and someone beat me to it there...

    Anyways, I seriously doubt there's any problems with your Macbook Pro wireless connection. It's gotta be router settings.

    I've used my powerbook with every imaginable router brand from a real crappy Siemens and WesTel DSL Modem/Router combos, to high end enterprise class stuff that my friend deals with for his job, there's never been a problem...except if you count that i had a defective Airport Extreme card when I first got my Powerbook...DOH! but not to worry Apple overnighted me a replacement and I've not ever had a problem again.
  13. jaikob macrumors 6502


    Jul 1, 2008
    Freeland, MI
    I've seen someone walk into the apple store, ask what the best machine is, ask "what a computer does?" and "How does it work?" spend 6K, and leave.
    People amaze me sometimes.:rolleyes:
  14. htownrockets thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2008
    I mean it works, it's just the fact that it only connects to 1 connection, when I have 2 routers in the house..
  15. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000


    Nov 16, 2006
    New York City
    Which doesn't make sense, so we tried to troubleshoot it and you've clearly done none of the things suggested.
  16. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Are you trying to connect to both routers at the same time?

    To the OP, as a follow on to this statement, we can only help you based upon what you tell us.
  17. htownrockets thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2008
    I did everything. Changed some settings and everything else just to see if any works..

    And I'm not trying to connect to both, but to the one that is stronger, in this case the one that isn't connecting.

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