powergook G4 will not accept password to my network!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mooreiswar14, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. mooreiswar14 macrumors newbie

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    hello,

    I have recentley been given a power book and am trying to link my internet network to it. The airport feature can find my network but will not accept my wep (text) or the 16 digit number password both of which i no are correct!.

    Am i putting in the right password that its looking for?

    I am not that familiar with macs so any help would be much appreciated!

    Thanks

    Adam
     
  2. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

    deadpixels

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    try to put a dollar sign before you type the password ... that might help.
     
  3. kennyli macrumors regular

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    Same problem here ................ with my PowerBook G4!

    Try the following, not sure why, but it works for me.

    1. Select Join other network. Select 802.1x instead of WEP. Input SSID manually, and login password.

    2. You will be connected to the router, but you can't connect to internet yet

    3. Again, select join other netwrok again, This time, select WEP and input again SSID manually and password again.

    Now you are connected to Internet! But you have to do the same procedure again, if you switch off and on you PowerBook G4 everytime!

    May be some experts can tell me why I have to connect in this way!
     
  4. mooreiswar14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the help but still cannot recognise the password when i enter the ssid manually ?
     
  5. mooreiswar14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ? when i put a dollar first i cannot type anything after it?
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    What kind of security does your network use. It's possible the network card isn't compatible.
     
  7. kennyli macrumors regular

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    It seems that you problem is the length of the password.

    Pick "Hex" instead of "ASCII" in WEP if you have 26 digits of password
     

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