I'm trying to set up a wireless network with my new Macbook Pro. When I select "start.osx" the laptop does not have an application to run it - it offers a list from which I can't find the appropriate application.
Can you advise -
is there an application on the macbook pro that I should use?
are they compatible?
James please give us some more details.
what is start.osx. most of the thing you need to do for wireless networking is done on the router.Look at you documentation and see how to log in to you r router *LIKE 192.168.*.* once in there follow the manufactures instructions.
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Since the connection works without the encryption settings, it is NOT a driver issue. It sounds like a missing wireless network security setup problem. So assuming Windows (Mac OSX is similiar):
Connect a laptop/PC to the NetGear via ethernet. It saves on some aggravations later.
Connect to the NetGear and restore the security settings, and remember your keyword.
On your computer, open the list of Wireless Networks (usually Start->Control Panel->Network(ing)->Wireless Networks). The menu sequence might differ slightly, depending on which Windows you're running.
Find and click on "Manage Wireless Networks" (or words to that effect)
Right click on your wireless network's name to get the drop down menu, and select "Properties"
Find a button or tab related to "Security"
Under Security Type, select WPA2-PSK (or Personal)
Under Encryption Type, select "AES"
Under Password (or Security Key), type in your router's WiFi security key word. You may have to log back into the NetGear and find the keyword (yours) or the alternate (gibberish) form.
Save the settings
If you're connected to that wireless network, then disconnect
Try connecting to the wireless network again. It should work this time.
Connecting your wireless computer to the wireless network:
Make sure the wireless switch is turned on in the laptop, now look for the available wireless Networks in range, select your network name, enter the security key and get connected.
You may also follow the navigation below according to your Operating System
Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections(Network connections) > Right Click Wireless Network Connection icon > Click on View Available Wireless Network
Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet (Network and Sharing Center) > On your left hand side click on Manage Network connections > Right Click on Wireless Network Connection icon > Click on Connect/disconnect
Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet (Network and Sharing Center) > On your left hand side Click on Change Adapter Settings > Right Click on Wireless Network Connection icon > Click on Connect/disconnect
Select airport icon from desktop, turn on Airport, you will be able to view the available networks in range. Select your network name enter key and get connected.
You may also click on Apple logo > System preferences > Airport > select network name
You will be able to see the Network name (SSID) which you gave in the Router, try to connect to this it will ask for password type it and click on Connect.
You will get connected wirelessly and able to go online.
This sounds like an Intermittent Wireless connection problem. This is caused by cordless phones with 2.4GHz frequency. What you can do is change the Wireless Channel of your router to a different frequency/channel like channel 11, 1 or 9. Also you can try to relocate the base of your cordless phone away from the router or to a different room. In addition, you can try positioning the router to higher places like on top of cabinet or mount it on the wall..
try the following 2 things;
1 does the laptop have a wireless switch or button if so try pressing it to see if it had been accedentially turned off, normally you will have a light somewhere on the laptop suggesting that the wireless card is on.
2 if the laptop wireless nic is turned on, try using the microsoft "Wireless Zero Configuration" service to configure your internet connection. depending upon what you have installed on your system the general idea would be from the application settings if installed / avaliable select "allow windows to manage my wireless connection" different applications use different descriptions but hopefully you get the idea. once done or if this step is not appropirate then manke sure that the "Wireless Zero Configuration" service is started;
right click on the my computer icon and select manage
then expand "services and applications" and select "Services"
(on the right hand panel you should see a list if services on your computer)
scroll down the list and find the "Wireless Zero Configuration" service right click on it and select properties.
once displayed make sure that application startup is set to "automatic" and click start if needed.
close "computer management"
then just where the time is normally displayed you should see an icon showing a computer with cartoon brackets eminating from it. right click and selct view wireless networks. and see if you can now view wireless networks.
It comes down to a few things with routers and wireless connections: 1. If you have been dropping the signal over the past few weeks try doing a test on the wireless network connection via the diagnostic tool within the specific wireless connection. 2. You may have gotten a bad update to the wireless card. Try uninstalling it and then reinstalling it. 3. Try deleting the wireless connection for your router and then make 'a new' wireless connection.
Verizon, the ones who sent me the router, helped me fix the problem. The router/modem software has to be updated because the old software can't work with the new version of leopard. The technical support guy did all of the updating via a screen share, so your best bet is to call the company who sent you the router and get their help.
you need to reconfigure your network settings again, double click on your wireless icon that appears on right top corner of your screen and give the appropriate settings there
you should give proper IP address and gatway and Password for net access
Based upon the way you worded the message, you were trying to get the Mac working wirelessly?
The description of how you were trying to set up your network (SysPref\Net\BuiltInEthernet) is for WIRED connections, not wireless.
If you are running OSX and you have a built-in wireless adapter, use System Preferences\Network\Airport choice to set up for wireless connections.
If you are trying to use the wire either because you don't have a wireless card or it is not working, check to make sure that the cable is good...maybe hijack the cable that you know works for your PC and test it.
Please let me know if I am on the right track to solve the problem.