New MacBook - Network password?

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  1. jyorei macrumors newbie

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    I recently got a MacBook for graduation.

    I tried setting it up, but I have absolutely no idea how to join a network.

    Usually when the list of networks pop up, they're passworded and I'm clueless on how to get the passwords.

    I am seriously lost and would like help on this.

    If you'd like more details, just tell me what to explain. I'm trying to figure out this mess, so forgive me if I don't seem to be clear.

    Thanks! =)
     
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    You need a password to join networks. I suggest getting a router so your Macbook can connect to it wireless.
     
  3. jyorei thread starter macrumors newbie

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    mm ok

    thanks =)

    What if I already have a router? How does my 2 PCs in my house connect to the internet, if my macbook cannot?

    Sorry for being such a clueless ditz about this.
     
  4. Objectivist-C macrumors 6502

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    Are your PCs connecting wirelessly, or with an ethernet cable? Who set up the router?
     
  5. jyorei thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, the PCs are connected via cable, but we have a D-link router

    and I'm at home.
     
  6. Objectivist-C macrumors 6502

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    Is the router wireless (it should have an antenna sticking out)?

    EDIT: Better yet, what model number is it?
     
  7. jyorei thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It does have a gray antenna, it says "wireless router" somewhere on it.

    The model number is DI-624
     
  8. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Well since you do have a router, did you set it up? Go to your menu bar and right click on the icon to the left of the speaker, if you know the name of your network, the name of it should be in that list, and when you click on it, you may have to type in a password if you know it or set one up.
     
  9. jyorei thread starter macrumors newbie

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    menu bar?

    where is that?

    I assumed you meant on the taskbar because of the speakers, but I don't see anything?

    it works for 2 computers and I reset it last night because I dug myself into a hole trying to set up the macbook network
     
  10. jyorei thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the guide says to

    "Install the D-Link DWL-G650 wireless Cardbus adapter into a laptop computer."

    What's that?

    edit: thanks for the link :)
     

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