Here's the deal: I was at a hotel the other day while traveling, trying to connect to their public wifi network. I saw the network SSID in the Airport menu, go to connect, see the place to enter the WPA password, then....no dice. All I get is an error message saying (there was an error connecting to network *****). I tried the password again with a #-sign in front, since that has sometimes been a fix in the past. I tried using DHCP and manually entering an IP similar to that of someone else in the area. No matter what I did I was never able to connect. The bar guy said that people with Macs sometimes had difficulty connecting to their network? What gives? The router was a Freebox, by the way, in a hotel in Saint Malo, France. When I'm faced with this again in the future, what are the troubleshooting steps I should try? I refuse to believe that my powerbook can't connect to a public wifi network just like everyone else. What difference between my machine and a PC that's sitting right next to me could there be? I looked at console logs, and it only said "timed out" and didn't say why it couldn't connect. Thanks in advance for the help, I'm looking forward to assembling a checklist of things to try the next time I have this problem. Cheers.