"Invalid Password"

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Throwaway, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. Throwaway macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    I got a MacBook Pro when I went off to college, and I just brought it home for the first time. Problem is, I can't get it to connect to my house's WiFi network. We use a WPA Personal setting, so a password is required, but every time I put it in it rejects it as invalid. I know it's the right password, both because everyone confirms it and it works on all the other computers, so that particular error is something of a mystery. All the other computers in the house are PCs, but I think that a different Mac has been used in the house without incident. Any ideas?
     
  2. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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  3. Throwaway thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Does the router have MAC filtering/ or require a button to be pressed before it will accept a new connection?

    Or, and I had this happen with a connection to another device, my router once just went sulky, wouldn't connect to the device, I spent a couple of hours fiddling with every conceivable setting and password on the device, reloaded the software on it, was going to do a complete factory reset, until I took the simple action of powering the router off/on after which it worked perfectly
     
  5. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Something to try: From System Preferences > Network, under the Location drop go to Edit and create a new location. Set this one up as you normally would.
     
  6. Throwaway thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, damn. I hadn't tried restarting the router, on the belief that the problem couldn't possibly be there... and now it works perfectly. (Apparently I've forgotten Rule #1: If it doesn't work, restart.)

    Thanks, Tumbleweed666.
     
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