Powerbook Wireless Without Airport Extreme

robb

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 30, 2005
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Hi,

Bit in depth for a newbie.....

I am trying to connect my powerbook to a wireless router/gateway and the router/gateway is running on 128bit hex security and my mac address must be entered into the route/gateway, I have put my mac address onto the router/gateway and have tried to coonnect many a time using the correct hex password but have absolutely no luck.

Is there any programs that will connect me up or any alternative way of connecting?

Thanks guys, I am fed up of having to use a cable while a load of windows laptops are using wireless!
 

Passante

macrumors 6502a
Apr 16, 2004
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on the sofa
Rob

You can see the wireless router, right. Its just that you can't connect.

Just to cover the basics you MAC address can be found system preferences/network/airport tab.

What brand router are you using at your place?
 
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robb

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 30, 2005
3
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Thanks for the replies guys, the router is a Wanadoo Live box, I also have a Belkin wireless router (not ADSL modem). I will try the $ in front of the password later as I don't have the password to hand.

Cheers
 
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robb

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 30, 2005
3
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For some reason I tried the WEP key again today and it works fine, it wasn't me before though, there are guys next door trying to use the same router with their 3 powerbooks and had no joy.

Oh and the $ didn't work, I couldn't enter it in a hex password box.

Thanks for all the suggestions and halp anyways!
 
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