Mac Cannot Connect to Specific Wifi Network

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  1. ibanez759 macrumors newbie

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    So I have a Mac Book Pro, OSx 10.6.8, and every time I try to connect to the wifi at home, it won't let me. I can connect fine at my university and at my apartment, but when I come home for summer and winter break, it won't connect. My friend's Macbook Pro connects fine and my pc connects fine.

    When I got to enter the password (WPA) it thinks for a while, and then just asks for the password again. Again, I can connect to other networks, and I can connect to my network from another computer.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It sounds like you're not entering the password correctly.
     
  3. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

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    either that or your router isnt allowing your mac to connect. go to your routers website and adjust the settings. then retry your password. if not, try throwing your router against a hard flat surface. that always works for me everything else fails.
     
  4. ibanez759 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm positive i'm entering correctly.

    And I'll try that, just give me a few seconds.
     
  5. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    Does you router perhaps have a limit to the number of connections it can accept?
     
  6. ibanez759 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't think so, we've got 2 xbox's and 5 laptops going at once

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    what setting am i looking for?

    also there is a max of 50 connections
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you have other devices connected, I really think it's most likely the password. Check the password, then type it in TextEdit, so you can see what the characters are, making sure your caps lock is not on. Now copy it from TextEdit and paste it into the password field.
     
  8. ibanez759 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I finally got it. My Mac's MAC address was blocked for some reason. Removed it and it's now connecting. Thank you everyone for your effort
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Glad you worked it out!
     
  10. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    Guess your parents didn't want you surfing for...um...stuff...while at home on their network. ;)
     
  11. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Or he has mac address filtering turned on on the router

    Oops.. teach me to read further down the thread next time.
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    This is why I have my threads sorted with the most recent post on top. :D
     

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