Wifi troubles: Connection time out with fios and wep password

Discussion in 'macOS' started by spitboy2000, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. spitboy2000 macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2007
    all my macs work with my Fios router except for my new mac mini.

    when i try to connect to it, it asks for a password and then can't connect, giving me a "connection time out" alert.

  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    What security on that wireless router are you using?
  3. bbazzahh macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2010
    Change the encryption to WPA/WPA2 personal.

    Try without a password on the router and see if the Mac Mini can connect. If not try from the installation disc - Could have an issue with the airport card.
    If it can then its obviously just the encryption
  4. Hadron macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2010
    May be unrelated, but my MBP started doing that today: droppped out, then while it could see my network it gave a "connection timeout" whenever I tried to connect. I fixed it by killing the "Airport Base Station Agent" process. The base station agent was restarted automatically and then I could connect fine.

    There's no deep knowledge of the OS behind this - it was just a hunch that I decided to test before restarting the machine (and which saved me a restart). My idea was just that some piece of network software was misbehaving, and since all a restart would do is restart it then if I could guess which bit and restart it myself that might fix the problem.

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