iMac 5,1 won't connect to internet over WIFI. Running Tiger, HELP!

Sup3rknova

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Ok so since I bought I laptop I moved my iMac 5,1 into my kids room. I had leopard on it but it always had buggy issues so I went back to running tiger. Literally hours before when it had leopard everything worked fine. (On the internet).
Since I reverted back, the mac will not connect over WIFI. I am absolutely sure I typed in the correct password but it will keep saying password not correct for airport. Or simply it would not connect. The password issue is weird though since I actually changed it, reconnected my laptop and iPhone with the new password and I get online. Any suggestions?:apple::confused:
 
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arjen92

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Just a random guess, but it could be that the airport you're using is a using a newer technology for wifi than tiger supports.

For example older computers don't support WPA-2 passwords. So you need to use a WPA password.

Or your router/Airport is Wifi-n while Tiger only supports Wifi-g.
 

Stooby Mcdoobie

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According to this, the iMac 5,1 models have a wireless card that supports 802.11n - so that shouldn't be the problem. Does Tiger not support 802.11n? I don't see why it wouldn't support it if it's got the right hardware.
 

Sup3rknova

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Ok changing to WPA WORKED! THANKS! I was online. But.....
after a restart I get this lovely message at the welcome screen.
Im getting frustrated!
 

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Sup3rknova

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Feb 11, 2010
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Are you on a fresh install of OS X?
Yup. Freezes after some use. Gotta keep restarting. I installed some new RAM and it still freezes after some use. Looked up the issues and it seems to be a logic board issue with those iMacs. No real fix really. Most people installed SMC to run the fans more. Puts a band aid on a bigger issue it looks like Apple ignored. heres a link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viaVumyro3o :mad::( ohwell.