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Airport ? password won't work / won't connect to internet

MacBook 2.16 GHz Intel running system 10.5.8

At a friends' house where I've used their Airport network before ? but have reloaded and updated my system since then ? and just could not connect to their network.

Sometimes, it would tell me that the password was invalid. Then it seemed to connect to the network, but would say that it was not connected to the internet.

My computer was literally sitting right next to theirs ? basically the same MacBook (I think), but running 10.4.11 ? that was connected to the network and the internet without a problem. And, back home, I'm on my own network.

Not a big deal, but it was frustrating and kind of weird. I'm lacking some specifics about their setup, but are there any suggestions for something I'm missing or doing wrong?


? Bram

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This happens more often when

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The wifi network is using WEP.

We only have to let the owners get frustrated until they move to WPA.

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Thanks ? so it's because they've got an old setup (that I think their ISP put together), and my machine's recent upgrade means that I can no longer access it?

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Been discussed many times.

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WEP has issues where with simple tools you can get knocked down, hijacked, swatted, interferred with and the list is too long to cover every time it is asked. WEP is not an ISP issue. It is up to us to research and move to at least WPA. Hiding the SSID is BAD ADVICE as some machines will not connect or stay connected. I can only guess that those in the house call computer repair industry would suggest hiding the SSID today.

It's just like that glass salesman with his pellet gun.

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