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We have a Wireless network set up at home using Airport on a Mac with the Mac acting as the hub for internet access. Most of the computers in the house are Macs and work on the network quite cheerfully as does my work PC with XP installed. Our problem is we have just added 2 new laptops to the mix, 1 with XP & 1 with Vista. We ccan't get either to connect to our network. They can detect it but won't connect. We've tried every possible suggestion we can find on the net - none have worked so far, any ideas?

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  • keamac Apr 30, 2008

    Thanks
    The static IP addresses did the trick. :)
    I have a happy husband & son now.

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Hi,

Have you tried static IP addresses on the 2 new laptops even if DHCP is enabled?

Additionally, pls try with the WEP, WPA or MAC Filter off/disabled.

Alternately, on the 2 new units, pls try configuring the Wireless LAN Properties Advanced tab to use "ANY" or your SSID.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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    Louie Role May 01, 2008

    Glad to be of assistance and appreciate the rating too.

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How do i find out what my mac and ip addresses are?


Windows XP
  • The host name is your computer's name
  • Click the Start icon
  • Click Control Panel
  • Select Classic View
  • Click Network Connections
  • Right click on the connection you are trying to find the MAC address for and select Properties - you will have a separate MAC address for your wireless card and your Ethernet (LAN) card. Make sure you use the correct one.
  • Hover your mouse over the text box underneath connect using. Your MAC address will appear in the tooltip and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD

To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address

Apple Mac OS X (Tiger)

Information Services does not provide support for the use of Apple Macs. However you may find the following instructions useful if you wish to use your Apple Mac on our network

  • From the Apple in the upper left hand corner choose System Preferences
  • Click on the Network icon
  • From the Show menu Select Airport (for Wireless) or Built in Ethernet (for Wired)
    • For the Built in Ethernet (for Wired) the MAC address will be at the top of the Ethernet tab as the Ethernet ID.
      The MAC address is the 12 character address e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD
    • For the Airport (for Wireless) the MAC address will be at the top of the AirPort tab as the AirPort ID (or on the TCP/IP tab, again as the AirPort ID ). The MAC address is the 12 character address e.g. 00:14:67:F0:56:A4
  • To find your Computer Name go back to System Preferences and click on Sharing , your computer's name should be in the computer name box at the top of this window.

To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address

Apple Mac OS X (Snow Leopard/Leopard)

Information Services does not provide support for the use of Apple Macs. However you may find the following instructions useful if you wish to use your Apple Mac on our network

  • From the Apple in the upper left hand corner choose System Preferences
  • Click on the Network icon
  • Select Ethernet for Wired or Airport for Wireless
  • Click on the Advanced button
  • Click on the Ethernet tab
  • Your MAC address will be at the top of this window as your Ethernet ID . The MAC address is the 12 character address e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD

To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address


Linux

  • In a privileged terminal session type: ifconfig
  • This will show you a list of the network adapters installed. The MAC address is referred to here as the HWaddr
  • If you have a wireless card you will see more then one MAC Address, make sure you register the right MAC address.
  • To pick out your wireless MAC address type: iwconfig - your Wired one will be the other one

To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address

Vista

  • Click the Start icon
  • Click Control Panel
  • Select Classic View
  • Click Network and Sharing Center
  • Select Manage Network Connections from the list on the left hand side
  • Right click on the connection you are trying to find the MAC address for and select Properties - you will have a separate MAC address for your wireless card and your Ethernet (LAN) card. Make sure you use the correct one.
  • Hover your mouse over the text box underneath connect using . Your MAC address will appear in the tooltip and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD
To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address



Windows 7

  • Click the Start icon
  • Click Control Panel
  • Select Network and Internet
  • Click Network and Sharing Center
  • Select Change Adapter Settings from the list on the left hand side
  • Right click on the connection you are trying to find the MAC address for and select Properties
    You will have a separate icon for your wireless card; your Ethernet (LAN) card and your Virtual WiFi MiniPort adapter (if you have one), each with their own MAC address. Make sure you select the correct one.
  • Hover your mouse over the text box underneath connect using . Your MAC address will appear in the tooltip and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD
To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address

Nokia mobile phones

  • On the home screen, enter *#MAC0WLAN# or *#62209526#
  • Your MAC address will appear as a popup and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD
To use your phone on AU network you will need to register this MAC address

http://whatismyipaddress.com/

You can use this link to find out your IP address

Good Luck

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Can you clarify the problem for me:

1. Mac Type = Macbook
2. Operating System = Mac OS ?
3. What are you trying to connect to?

For example are you trying to set up a Wireless Home network, meaning that iPhones, iPods or other macs can share the one Internet Connection. This is called a Computer-to-Computer Network.

OR are you trying to configure a Wireless Modem to work with your MacBook?

Setting up a Computer-to-Computer Network is done by:

1. Select System Preferences from the Apple Menu.
2. Select Network from the Internet & Wireless section.
3. Select Airport from the list of devices.
4. Click the Turn Airport On button, located next to Status. NOTE: If it is already turned on then this button will read Turn Airport Off.
5. Select Create Network from the drop down menu adjacent Network Name.
6. Type in the preferred name that you wish to call your network in the Name field. (ie., MacBookHomeNetwork or something)
7. Select the Channel (Channel 11) is an OK one to select.
8. Choose whether you want the user to type in a password to gain access to your network. (This is recommended.) If you do, then click the check box beside Require Password.
8.1 Type in the Password into the Password field.
8.2 Type the Password again into the Verify field.
8.3 Select the type of encryption you want to use, 40bit or 128bit.
9. Click the Show Airport status in Menu Bar check box.

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10. Apply and then go back to the System Preferences window (using the Left Arrow located top/left of window). If you get stuck, get back using Instruction No.1 above.)
11. Click the Sharing Icon in the Internet & Wireless section.
12. Select from the list each item you wish to share (i.e, File, Printer, Bluetooth, Internet, DVD or CD etc...).

NOW : From your other device, you need to locate the new Wireless Network Connection.

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What brand of laptop do you have?
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Hey dadof9,

Depending on how you normally connect to the internet, the cause of this problem may vary.

If you have high-speed internet service through a company like Time Warner or Comcast and have a physical wire running from your computer to the router, you may want to make sure that your internet connection is set to use a local area network connection. In Windows XP this can generally be done by clicking on the "Tools" link at the top of any Internet Explorer page, selecting "Internet Options" from the drop-down menu, then clicking on the "Connections" tab in the window that opens. You'll want to make sure that your connection type is set to "Never dial a connection," or your computer will continue to look for the internet using a dial-up modem.

Should your home use a wireless network instead, your computer may not be able to access the internet if the network is WEP or WPA/WPA2-encrypted, your computer has not been added to the router's MAC filters yet, your computer has the incorrect DNS settings, or if the computer isn't able to pick up the wireless router's signal.

Addressing problems with WEP or WPA encryption, MAC filters and DNS settings generally does require some home networking knowledge, so if you're not quite sure how to adjust these you may want to speak with your internet service provider (ISP) for more information. Many ISP's are able to provide step-by-step, over the phone support and troubleshooting for networking issues, and may even be able to send a technician to your home to help you get things up and running again.

Signal problems however, can prove to be a little more difficult to remedy. If you live in an area with a high concentration of wireless network devices (or own several others yourself), you may be receiving interference from the other wireless devices in your neighborhood. Typically, changing the channel on which a wireless device broadcasts will improve this type of situation, but there are no guarantees that your neighbors aren't thinking the same thing. Additionally, how homes are constructed may interfere with a wireless connection. While surfaces such as wood and plaster do not cause much interference, any metallic, brick or stone surface may cause a significant loss in signal strength.

Please keep in mind that these are by no means the only reasons why you would not be able to establish an internet connection, and that your best bet is to generally contact your ISP if you have any doubts. Third party technicians (such as Geek Squad® agents) may charge you for any services rendered, though many ISP’s will provide networking services for their subscribers free of charge.

Hope this helps you out.

Sincerely,
Aaron
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192.168.0.1
or
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You may be prompted for a user name and password before being able to proceed, and both are normally provided in your owner's manual documentation for the router. They may also be provided to you by your internet service provider (ISP) if you've elected to rent the networking equipment instead of purchasing it on your own.

Once you've gotten access to your router's control panel, you should be able to enable either of these encryption types by selecting the "Wireless Security" option from the main menu. Remember to write down or copy the passkey generated, because it will need to be entered into your laptop's wireless network settings exactly as it is presented through the router's control panel.

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Sometimes locating a device's MAC address can prove to be a challenge, especially if you are not familiar with how to set up your home network. For most versions of Windows, your MAC address can be found through the DOS prompt and may be referred to as your computer's "Physical Address." Please keep in mind however, that for every networking device connected to your computer you will have a different MAC address.

Additionally, you can use this same panel to change the channel on which your router broadcasts. In neighborhoods that have a high concentration of wireless networks, you can encounter sluggish performance online and difficulty connecting to your own network due to the number of signals available. This can typically be resolved by changing your router to a channel with minimal use in your area, but you may also need to make this change on your computer to adjust to any new network settings.

If you are still unsure how to proceed or have any doubts, I would strongly suggest contacting your local computer repair technician or ISP for further assistance. Remember that you can even obtain support through Geek Squad® agents, but you may be charged for any services you seek through your local Best Buy™ store.

Hope this helps you out.

Sincerely,
Aaron
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