WiFi Problems

ziggadabuzz

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Original poster
Jul 22, 2006
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All the buildings on my college campus say that they have WiFi, but when I start up my computer and try to get online there, it just says I'm not connected to the internet. It gives me the option for a few computer to computer networks too, but I just can't seem to get online. Any ideas?
 

nsbio

macrumors 6502a
Aug 8, 2006
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NC
What computer do you have? The Aluminum ones aren't known for their wireless reception range...
 

benthewraith

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May 27, 2006
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Miami, FL
ziggadabuzz said:
All the buildings on my college campus say that they have WiFi, but when I start up my computer and try to get online there, it just says I'm not connected to the internet. It gives me the option for a few computer to computer networks too, but I just can't seem to get online. Any ideas?
What college?
 

McKellar

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May 7, 2006
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Your college network might use proxy servers which you'll need to put into your network settings to get on the net. Ask whoever manages the college network.
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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I agree with McKellar. Most likely you'll need a PAC file to get customised proxy settings. Talk to IT administrators about where you can get this PAC file. Once you have it, open a new location so it won't interfere with your regular network/internet settings.