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    sky broadband on but cannot connect wireless

    This is a discussion on sky broadband on but cannot connect wireless within the Mac users forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; cheers ears, what a palaver eh? what did we ever do before the tinternet?...

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      Re: sky broadband on but cannot connect wireless

      cheers ears, what a palaver eh?
      what did we ever do before the tinternet?


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      Re: sky broadband on but cannot connect wireless

      I was without it for about a week, the whole family were shivering wrecks by the end of it! heh

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      Re: sky broadband on but cannot connect wireless

      Hi, I just wondered if you ever resolved this issue? I am running a MacBookPro OSX 10.4.10 and appear to be having similar password problems.

      I can connect via ethernet, (as I am now) and the airport works fine on most wireless networks (like Heathrow and Vienna airports). But when I click on the SKY network, it declines with password failure or Error message.

      Any help greatly appreciated!

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      Re: sky broadband on but cannot connect wireless

      as far as i can remember i wasn't doing anything wrong, i think i wasn't activated. the only thing i can think of is the settings in network, instead of using pppoe, try using dhcp, that may work???
      hope this helps, if not reply back and i'll post a screenshot of my network settings.

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      Re: sky broadband on but cannot connect wireless

      I seem to have the same issue. The wireless display on the MAC shows that it has an excellent signal, but says the password is incorrect. I have connected a pc successfully and a mac laptop, so I know there is nothing wrong with the password.

      When I remove any security from the router, the mac connects ok and I can surf the internet.

      Any ideas anyone?

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      Re: sky broadband on but cannot connect wireless

      I have exactly the same probelm as you had (have?)..... my pc which i am having to give up works fine wirelessly, so i know i have sky up and running.

      but my mac rejects the password.

      did you ever solve your problem? anything you can advise or email.....

      thanks

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      Re: sky broadband on but cannot connect wireless

      This may sound daft but indulge me...

      another site reports the same issues with netgear routers and airport

      try typing a $ in front of the password string - this tells the router to expect a hex password

      you may just be lucky!!

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      Re: sky broadband on but cannot connect wireless

      Hi everyone

      Long time lurker; first time poster.

      I've recently bought a MacBook and I'm experiencing similar problems.

      My Ipod Touch will connect fine via wireless. I can connect my Dell Laptop via ethernet and wireless how ever when I try and connect my MacBook I get an error message saying "Connection Timed Out"

      I can connect my MacBook at my girlfriends via wireless (Sky BB) no problem.

      Plus I can connect my Xbox.

      I really don't get my why my MacBook won't connect?

      Any ideas?

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      Re: sky broadband on but cannot connect wireless

      OK I think I've fixed my problem after reading on some other forums.

      I changed the channel to 11 and connected first time. Apparently MacBooks prefer channel 11, then 2 and then finally 6.

      This information supposedly came from Apple as well.

      Hope this helps.

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      Re: sky broadband on but cannot connect wireless

      I've been suffering from this problem for the last couple of days and it all came to a head this evening, stopping me from connecting wirelessly altogether, so i've been searching valiantly for a solution and stumbled upon this tread.

      Just wanted to say that i tried Keepmehandy's solution of changing the channel to 11, and it worked first time. So, hopefully, if anyone else has this problem, they stumble across this thread like I did, and thank you 'handy!!!

     

     
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