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Macbook 13.3" won't log in to wireless

My home has a wireless network with a wpa password, and i know what the password is. But when i type in the password and attempt to connect to the network, airport says "connection failed". All the other computers on the wireless network are PCs, and they work perfectly fine on the wireless. I have been able to use the wireless network in the past with my mac, but recently it wont connect. It is notable that it works when plugged in with an ethernet cable. This all leads me to beleive that this is most likely a problem with my settings, or maybe airport is having problems. any light shed would be appreciated. I haven't tried it on another network yet but i will soon and update with what happens.

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  • steal_this_p Feb 20, 2009

    Hey, thanks for the reply!It's a standard wireless router, brand name "d-link", reset many a time.

  • tprzyg Mar 18, 2009

    My MacBook (13.3") keeps dropping the wireless connection (was working perfectly fine for first few hours after unpacking - yes it's brand new - and then just stopped). Tried restarting, deleting and adding settings, network troubleshoot - nothing seems to help for long time - it would work shortly, and loose connection again - anyone has a fix for this?

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Is it a airport used or a router? if so, have you tried to reset it?

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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    JG1977 Feb 21, 2009

    have you gone into airport utility? in your wireless settings?

    what does it read for your settings?

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Type the router IP address, "192.168.0.1", into your Internet browser.

Press "Enter" on your keyboard.


Enter your username and password to log into the D-link configuration panel.

By default, the username is "Admin" with a blank password field.


To prevent outsiders from being able to access your D-link router's configuration panel, change the username and password to something more secure.


This can be done by selecting "Tools" from the menu and selecting "Admin." Select "Administration Settings" and enter your new username and password. Save your changes by clicking "Apply."


Enter the IP addresses for the computers you want to give access to your router. You can do this by clicking the "DHCP" link underneath the "Home" tab. Click "Apply" to save the IP addresses.


Select the "Wireless" link underneath the "Home" tab. Enter a name in the "SSID" field to identify your wireless network.


Choose "WPA" for your "Security" option. WPA will provide the highest level of security for your wireless network. Create a WPA password to access your wireless network. For maximum security, enter a combination of numbers, letters, and symbols.


Store your password in a safe place in case you ever forget it. Click "Apply" to save your settings


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Wanna know how to secure my belkin wireless G router.


Setting the router's administrator password

All Belkin Router's ship without an admin password. If you require an admin password then follow the below instructions.

Setup steps:

  1. Connect the computer to one of the four LAN ports on the router.
  2. Open a web browser on the computer.
  3. In the address bar of the web browser, type http://192.168.2.1
  4. Click Login in the upper right-hand corner of the page. The router does not ship with a password, so just click Submit.
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  5. Click on System Settings under Utilities on the left-hand side of the opened page.
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  6. You will see a feature called, "Administrator Password". Type in your current password (default leave blank).
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  7. Click "Apply Changes". Your new password is now active.

Note: Do not forget the new password and keep it somewhere safe. If you forget your password, you'll be unable to access your router's settings. If you forget or lose your password, you'll need to "Perform a hardware reset on the router". This will reset the password to its default, as well as erase any and all other settings you may have changed



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After configuring your Belkin router you should secure your wireless network using proper wireless encryption. It can keep wireless hackers away from your wireless network and the unwanted sharing of your Internet connection. In order to know how to login and configure your Belkin wireless router click on the link below.

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Now I hope you just followed the steps mentioned in the above link and log in to your Belkin Wireless Router. In order to enable wireless security on your Belkin router click on Security Under wireless. ( Security tab present on the left side of Belkin configuration page).




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You can select either WEP or WPA to secure your Belkin Wireless network. To know more about WPA and WEP click on the link below.

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To select WEP for your Belkin wireless network ,click on security mode drop menu and select WEP. WEP is of two kinds WEP 64 bit encryption and WEP 128 bit wireless encryption. You can type your PassPhrase and generate instant wireless key for your Belkin wireless network.

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After generating the wireless key, you should save settings by click on Apply changes. Now onwards to login to your Belkin wireless network, you need this wireless key.

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WPA is more secure than WEP. To enable WPA on your Belkin router, select WPA from security mode drop down menu.

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You should enter a pre-shared key to enable WPA security on your Router. Don't forget to save this WPA settings.

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How to set up security for router


Ok, I don't know what type of router you have, but for most of them the steps are similar:
  1. Go to your router's admin page. This is usually at 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 (enter these into a browser such as Safari, Firefox, etc). You may need an admin username/password - this will be written on the router or in the instruction manual.
  2. Select the tab which reads 'Wireless', 'WiFi', 'Security', something like that.
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  5. Set a password in the password box, and click 'Apply', or 'Save'.
You should now have to enter that password on trying to join your network.
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If you log into your router and click on the Wireless tab, it will tell you what type of encryption you're using. If it's WPA-PSK or something with WPA, you'll either have to remember what the key is, or assign a new one.

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if your home is set up with wireless router and your computers are connected online wirelessly read along....

JUST MAKE SURE YOU DO HAVE A WIRELESS HOME NETWORK... it definitely wont work if you don't have a wireless setup and u are trying to connect wirelessly. people overlook this no brainer.

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Now follow these steps:

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If there are any more problems feel free to get in touch.

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You need to check your network card software your problem may lay there. I've seen this problem many times in the passed. I will install a wireless network card or software on someones computer and two days later it will not connect everything looks fine. No matter what I do it will not connect. Remove net software for the card or on board wireless reinstall and boom it works fine.
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