UMB Wi-Fi Connection Problem

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by OCSpersonel, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. OCSpersonel macrumors regular

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    SO i have the 2.4, early model Macbook. BOt the 13" MBP.
    And im trying to connect it to my router. its a D-Link dir-635.
    I can see the network but when i try to connect with the right password, it tells me connection failed. it dosnt even work hardwired to the router via ethernet. I have seen problems on this before on other forums but they could connect with the ethernet.

    I did have an older white mac connected via ethernet at one point, but have since then disconnected it. and ideas?
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Most likely a router problem and not your computer. Have you tried power cycling your modem (unplug everything for 2-5 min)? If you have a cable modem or have VoIP, try removing the battery while power cycling.
     
  3. OCSpersonel thread starter macrumors regular

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    ill try that, but everything else works on it, theres like 4 more computers on it and an iphone that all work
     
  4. dbowlin17 macrumors member

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    that is quite strange. get back if the power cycle doesn't work. but hope you get it worked out...
     
  5. OCSpersonel thread starter macrumors regular

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    i cannot power cycle because of whats networked to it. but its been on constantly for abouit 2 years and its wad about 4 to 5 computers hooked up to it for that time. for a while there was a white imac hardwired into it and it worked fine
     
  6. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    It is critical that you power cycle your modem. Try creating a new user and then try to connect if it works then we can start to work on the computer, if not we have to look at power cycling the modem/router.
     
  7. OCSpersonel thread starter macrumors regular

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    turns out the WAP is screwed, i guess its gone bad after having it and using it continuously for about 2 years now
     
  8. opinioncircle macrumors 6502a

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    that's a little scary. My modem is plugged in 24/7 and has been this way for 3 years now, and never got a problem...
     
  9. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Had the same problem, and had to replace my cable modem. Worked good as new after that.
     

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