Just got my Macbook, Need help with wireless

hansoffate

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 22, 2006
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I jusst got my macbook.

I havea linksys compact wireless router. I know i works ecause my gf's computer can connect to it with WEP. However, I can't get mine to network.

When it asks for a WEP password is it the password that generates the key or the key?

Thanks
-Hans
 

hansoffate

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 22, 2006
14
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the Dollar sign worked. Thanks for the help.

One quick question, Is it better to shutdown/startup the macbook everytime or startup/sleep. Then shutdown when there won't be usage for a prolong amount of time.

Thanks
-Hans
 

mdickson

macrumors regular
Jul 8, 2006
162
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Baton Rouge, La.
hansoffate said:
the Dollar sign worked. Thanks for the help.

One quick question, Is it better to shutdown/startup the macbook everytime or startup/sleep. Then shutdown when there won't be usage for a prolong amount of time.

Thanks
-Hans
Just put it to sleep
 

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
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Adelaide, Australia
No worries mate. There are some maintenance tasks runs by your machine every night at about 3:00AM (give or take a few hours). If you shut your computer down at these times, the tasks will not be run. If you sleep your machine instead, they will be run the next time your computer is awoken. So yeah, it's better to sleep your Mac rather than shut it down. :)