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Setting Up Wireless Connection-Help Please


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#1 Queen-Evie

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 10:10 PM

I need to set up a connection so my son-in-law can access the internet using his new just purchased today MacBook Pro.
Unfortunately, I have forgotten what I did when I set up my husband's computer for wireless access.
The only things I recall are

1) Installing the wireless card in his computer
2) hooking up my husband's computer to the router using a wired connection in order to set it up
3) being totally shocked and amazed that his wireless connection actually worked after I got it set up

Now I need to know what I have to do to set up the Mac.
Is there anything I need to install on it? Do I simply hook it up the router and create an SSID for him? Is it even possible to create more than one SSID or will he have to use the connection I previously set up? I don't mind if he has to use the network I set up for my husband.

My router is a D-Link DI-524 AirPlus G 802.11g
It is next to my computer (which is wired to the router)

My son-in-law's MacBook has "built-in AirPort Extreme Wireless Networking (802.11n)".

I need to get it right the first time, and have it working. He is a student and will be doing a lot of research for papers this semester, plus he will be doing work and submitting it online. (his Toshiba bit the dust and he used my pc last semester)

If more info is needed, let me know.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 10:45 PM

Use the AirPort menu (look near the right side of the menu bar for a menu that looks like expanding ripples). Select a network from that menu, enter password if prompted. It should be really easy, Macs are like that lol

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 11:21 PM

Here's the deal. We noticed last night when he first turned on the MacBook that there was a wireless network, but it isn't mine.
Today, there were 2 wireless networks listed, again neither are mine. One of them I've seen on my husband's computer, and I think I know which neighbor it belongs to. And it is a secured connection. Even if it were not secure, my son-in-law would not want to use it.

He's hooked his MacBook directly into the router, which is a few inches in front of him.
All I want to do is set him up with a connection for him-either a seperate one from my husband's or using that one.
How can I accomplish this?

He'll be gone tomorrow, and I'll try a few things while he's not here.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 22 August 2009 - 11:22 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2009 - 06:54 PM

UPDATE

Issue solved. Son-in-law purchased a Linksys router today.
His MacBook now connects to the internet.




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