Quick wifi question

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by zenpop, May 21, 2015.

  1. zenpop macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2011
    Local coffee shop does not offer wifi to customers.

    I was using up all of my iPhone's data plan by creating a hot spot with my phone and then going online with my MacBook Pro running 10.10.3.

    After a few days of this my friend and I asked the owner if she would mind letting us log on to her wifi (which was locked) if we did not tell other customers etc. She agreed to let us do so. Gave us the password.

    Located her router in Airport's list of available connections, got the password prompt, supplied it -- but then nothing. No sites would load, etc. Double checked connection and signals in Network preferences and all of that was good; just couldn't go anywhere online.

    Asked her if maybe there was a block up of some sort, and she said no; plus my friend got online no trouble with his PC.

    Any suggestions for when I return tomorrow. Would like to be able to use the wifi she's offered but...

  2. graley macrumors regular

    May 25, 2010

    I had same problem with connecting macbook with school wifi.
    In system prefs, network, check configure IPv4 use DHCP.
    In same pane try another location other than automatic, eg Home.
    Check password security needs WPA2 or WEP, etc. try them all.
    Try forget this network and log in again.
    When you fail several attempts, restart and try again.
  3. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    Most routers don't support infinite (or even 256), devices, could be just a max device limit reached, my router at home defaults to 16 and max at 24. With phones, iPods and Macs we hit the 16 limit easily. Could be your friend took the last available...

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