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    Default Problem with WEP connection... HELP!!!!

    Dear Fellow CSnappers,
    First of all - GONG XI FA CAI! And be sure to buy the $10 million Toto Hong Bao Draw! :P

    Now, I have this problem with my Macbook. I just sent it for servicing and found out my HDD has died. Just brought back home today and trying to set up everything. And my Macbook just keeps showing the error message when I try to re-connect to my wi-fi.

    Basically I tried to Google online, go to MacForums and reset my router and nothing works.

    In a nutshell: -

    1. I am using a Belkin N1 router and Motorola modem.
    2. I am using both a PC desktop and a Macbook.
    3. If there is NO security (aka no password protection), both can connect to the wifi with no problem.
    4. If I put in the password using WEP, only my PC desktop can connect to it but not my Macbook.
    5. I can only use WEP because I am using the Wii and Nintendo DS and they only accept WEP.
    6. I have tried using the 64 bit and 128 bit but my Macbook still doesn't recognize it.

    Can some kind tech-guru out there guide me what's wrong with my Macbook or router? Or someone knows some self-help website out there that can explain this problem?

    AARGHH!!!!!!!! HELP!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Problem with WEP connection... HELP!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mich_2103 View Post
    Dear Fellow CSnappers,
    First of all - GONG XI FA CAI! And be sure to buy the $10 million Toto Hong Bao Draw! :P

    Now, I have this problem with my Macbook. I just sent it for servicing and found out my HDD has died. Just brought back home today and trying to set up everything. And my Macbook just keeps showing the error message when I try to re-connect to my wi-fi.

    Basically I tried to Google online, go to MacForums and reset my router and nothing works.

    In a nutshell: -

    1. I am using a Belkin N1 router and Motorola modem.
    2. I am using both a PC desktop and a Macbook.
    3. If there is NO security (aka no password protection), both can connect to the wifi with no problem.
    4. If I put in the password using WEP, only my PC desktop can connect to it but not my Macbook.
    5. I can only use WEP because I am using the Wii and Nintendo DS and they only accept WEP.
    6. I have tried using the 64 bit and 128 bit but my Macbook still doesn't recognize it.

    Can some kind tech-guru out there guide me what's wrong with my Macbook or router? Or someone knows some self-help website out there that can explain this problem?

    AARGHH!!!!!!!! HELP!!!!!!
    did you set your airport password as WEP?

    also, check if you have set DHCP for your router and auto assign, and also on your macbook.

    else hard to say unless we see it.
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    Default Re: Problem with WEP connection... HELP!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mich_2103 View Post
    Dear Fellow CSnappers,
    First of all - GONG XI FA CAI! And be sure to buy the $10 million Toto Hong Bao Draw! :P

    Now, I have this problem with my Macbook. I just sent it for servicing and found out my HDD has died. Just brought back home today and trying to set up everything. And my Macbook just keeps showing the error message when I try to re-connect to my wi-fi.

    Basically I tried to Google online, go to MacForums and reset my router and nothing works.

    In a nutshell: -

    1. I am using a Belkin N1 router and Motorola modem.
    2. I am using both a PC desktop and a Macbook.
    3. If there is NO security (aka no password protection), both can connect to the wifi with no problem.
    4. If I put in the password using WEP, only my PC desktop can connect to it but not my Macbook.
    5. I can only use WEP because I am using the Wii and Nintendo DS and they only accept WEP.
    6. I have tried using the 64 bit and 128 bit but my Macbook still doesn't recognize it.

    Can some kind tech-guru out there guide me what's wrong with my Macbook or router? Or someone knows some self-help website out there that can explain this problem?

    AARGHH!!!!!!!! HELP!!!!!!
    Bought Toto, didn't win anything. Sian

    Go to System Preferences, Network
    Choose your Airport adapter
    Click Advanced

    You should be able to add, remove and edit networks at this point. Choose your home network, it will display some information about it, including Network Name, Security and Password.

    I assume you are using WEP Password. Try using WEP 40/128-bit ASCII (unless you are very sure you entered the password on your router as hex). If you are already using ASCII try Password, but I use ASCII most of the time when connecting to WEP networks and it works pretty well.

    Also, just to make sure, try changing the network name (SSID) on your router to something unique if you have not done so already. There exists a rare situation where you could accidentally be connecting to a neighbor's router if both of your routers use the same SSID.

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    Default Re: Problem with WEP connection... HELP!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mich_2103 View Post
    Dear Fellow CSnappers,
    First of all - GONG XI FA CAI! And be sure to buy the $10 million Toto Hong Bao Draw! :P

    Now, I have this problem with my Macbook. I just sent it for servicing and found out my HDD has died. Just brought back home today and trying to set up everything. And my Macbook just keeps showing the error message when I try to re-connect to my wi-fi.

    Basically I tried to Google online, go to MacForums and reset my router and nothing works.

    In a nutshell: -

    1. I am using a Belkin N1 router and Motorola modem.
    2. I am using both a PC desktop and a Macbook.
    3. If there is NO security (aka no password protection), both can connect to the wifi with no problem.
    4. If I put in the password using WEP, only my PC desktop can connect to it but not my Macbook.
    5. I can only use WEP because I am using the Wii and Nintendo DS and they only accept WEP.
    6. I have tried using the 64 bit and 128 bit but my Macbook still doesn't recognize it.

    Can some kind tech-guru out there guide me what's wrong with my Macbook or router? Or someone knows some self-help website out there that can explain this problem?

    AARGHH!!!!!!!! HELP!!!!!!
    Wii uses WEP only?? mine can use WPA2
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    Default Re: Problem with WEP connection... HELP!!!!

    Try to add a prefix "$" to the WEP key at the macbook
    Last edited by megaweb; 31st January 2009 at 09:05 AM.
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    Default Re: Problem with WEP connection... HELP!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb View Post
    Try to add a prefix "$" to the WEP key at the macbook
    The "$" sign works like a charm!!!!

    YAH!!!!

    Thanks!

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