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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 10:00 AM   #1
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iBook wont join ANY protected wireless networks... ever... HELP!

I've got an iBook G4 1ghz with airport extreme card. I have some strange problems with it. I cannot seem to connect to any wireless lan that has any kind of security enabled. When I try to set a password on my home router it will not let me connect. I tried re typing again and again and nothing.

Now I've moved out and their is wireless here. Last night I was able to connect, but today I cannot. I've got the SSID and WEP password and it just wont work.

I've also never been able to connect this iBook to any network with any kind of security - even an Apple Airport base station!

I'm about to throw this ibook out onto the lawn!

Any ideas?

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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 12:22 PM   #2
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Hi,

The front lawn or the back?

I was having wonky wireless problems with my iBook some weeks ago and after farting around with it for a few days I ended up doing an Archive and Reinstall. Fixed my problems. I think I read somewhere that 10.4.7 was problematic. I would suggest starting with the basic repairs like fix permissions and booting into Safe Mode (hold down the Shift key on reboot) before doing anything as drastic as a reinstall.

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Hi,

The front lawn or the back?

I was having wonky wireless problems with my iBook some weeks ago and after farting around with it for a few days I ended up doing an Archive and Reinstall. Fixed my problems. I think I read somewhere that 10.4.7 was problematic. I would suggest starting with the basic repairs like fix permissions and booting into Safe Mode (hold down the Shift key on reboot) before doing anything as drastic as a reinstall.

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Been there done that.
I've had the problems with everything from 10.3 that the machine came with upto 10.4.7

Any other ideas?
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 08:53 PM   #5
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Check that the Airport Card is seated properly in its slot. Lifting the keyboard is all it takes. If you're getting intermittent signals and connections, it could be an easy problem like this. Also, check to ensure the antenna is properly inserted in the card itself. It takes a really good push and must be fully inserted.
Been there, done that. Any other ideas?

My wireless works 100% flawlessly with non secured networks. If the network is secured it will not work at all!

I'm about to bang my head against the wall.
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