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Once I unplug the ethernet cable, I cannot go wireless.

I can get wireless on my other computers.

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  • Scott Hill
    Scott Hill May 11, 2010

    you have to connect to a wireless network and it needs to be set p to let your computer on it the mac has to be added to the list to allow you on it, and if security is enabled you need to add that key to the connection as well
    hope this helps


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