Wireless Access Point/MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rsunusi, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. rsunusi macrumors newbie

    rsunusi

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    Apr 12, 2007
    #1
    Hi Everyone,

    I bought a 15" MBP C2D in January, and since then have been enjoying the ride and customizing it with all those must-have apps ( Quicksilver- incredible!)=

    I did notice a good samatiran fellowship thing in Mac-Forums, and was hoping ya'll could assist in setting up a wireless access point with my MBP so I can connect wirelessly instead of connecting via Ethernet as I do now =

    I'll try being concise and include all the info to solve the problem -

    I have a Linksys Wireless G ADSL Home Gateway ( WAG354G), and I did manage to get my Dell Inspiron connected wirelessly ( before I got my MBR) and still connects just fine - however, using Internet Connect and wat not on the MBR, I still dont know how to get it right -

    I;m using a wireless Access Point, not a router, does anyone have experience in setting up a wireless connection using a wireless access point and MBP?

    If any further information is needed, just let me know -- much appreciated any and all the help I can get --
     
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604

    scaredpoet

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    Apr 6, 2007
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    Whenever I connect to a new access point, I never need to use internet connect. it usuall finds the available SSIDs that are being broadcast, and I choose one to connect to.


    A couple of things:

    - Have you set your access point NOT to broadcast its SSID? Some access points can have this setting activated for added security.

    - Have you locked your Access point so it will only autheticate certain MAC addresses?
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    UK
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    Does the MBP connect work without the security?

    PS you shouldn't use internet connect to connect to the internet (unless you are using a dial-up modem or GPRS), it should "just work".
     

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