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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 To Use Your Mac As a Wireless Router


1) You need to configure your Mac (the one connected to your modem) to share its Internet connectivity with other wireless devices. To do this, select System Preferences from the Apple menu, and then click on Sharing.

2) In the Sharing window, click on the Internet tab to bring up Internet Sharing. Select Built-in Ethernet from the Share your connection menu. Then, select Airport in the To computers using list

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.
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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?

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