Wireless connection.... help......

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by telemundo, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. telemundo macrumors newbie

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    I have a first generation G5 tower, just installed airport extreme card. My roommate has a pc which the router is hooked up to his dsL. His computer is hooked up to Lan 1 of the hub on the router (d-link). I setup what was needed on his pc to configure the router. He has a laptop (pc) which picks up the connection no problem, no need to enter password cause none was set up to connect. The problem I am having on my g5 is..I can see the name of the network (router) under the list to choose from for connection but when I click connect its asking me for the password for WEP security...but none was setup.. has anyone had this problem? Any suggestions?
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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  3. jeffmc macrumors 6502

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    is it possible there's two "linksys" networks near you? :)
     
  4. mrpalmer420 macrumors regular

    mrpalmer420

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    The password to my router is on a sticker on the bottom of the router. Sometimes they already have one implemented
     
  5. AndyK Contributor

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    Don't have your SSID as the same name as your router make & model. Identify it as yours by using word association.

    For example, I like pie, so that's what I call my wireless network at uni, "Pie". :D

    Not having security on your network is also a silly move, but don't use WEP it's not really very secure.
    Use WPA encryption with a simple pass phrase and you'll be a lot more secure from unsuspecting people dropping onto your connection to steal your bandwidth.
     

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