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Mac lap top cannot connect to and cannot get signal from router

I have an ATT wireless device, 2wire 560. My Mac lap top cannot connect and cannot receive signal from the device...should I say I have trouble connecting the lap top to the wireless device..Please help. Thank you

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    The wireless device is a router? It probably has an access page in your browser. What have you tried, and how far have you gotten? Please include machine info.

  • M Norwood May 11, 2010

    And 'discoverable'.


    Is Airport on (on your Mac)? Is the ATT wireless device connected to/generating a network? I presume they are both on and powered up...

  • niicole44 May 11, 2010

    Do you have bluetooth? because if you have that or anything like it you must make sure that they are searching for other devices to connect to at the SAME time


    hope it helps

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3) Click on the Airport Option button to configure some wireless security options. You Only want to be sharing your wireless connection with Your Other computer. Enter a Network Name, select channel as Automatic, and enable encryption and enter a WEP password, which will be required to join your new wireless network. now click on Ok

4) Now your mac is acting a wireless router just connect to your network from other computers and enter the WEP key when it ask for it.
You found this to be an excellent solution when you don’t have a wireless router, but would like occasional wireless access in your home or small office.
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