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Internet not connecting over seas..


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#1 Asha86x

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:55 AM

My friend is on a one month holiday to Poland, from Australia. He is staying with family who have wireless internet. His took his Mac laptop with him, but it wont connect to their internet. His Iphone connects to it with no problem, but his laptop continues to say wrong password, even though it is exactly the same as the password for the iphone.
Is it a continent thing? He has called the internet provider and they said they cant help him..
All he has really tried is talking to the internet provider.. and trying to connect several times with no luck..
Any help would be appreciated! thank you!

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#2 jhayz

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:35 PM

Maybe putting a dollar($)sign before the correct password key is the missing link.

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#3 Asha86x

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 12:06 AM

Hrmm an update. It seems to be his Wi-fi. He connected somehow, by connecting his laptop by a cable to another laptop that was already hooked up to the network. Problem is, he can now only use his laptop when the other one is on, he cant plug it directly into the router because it only has one port thingo and that goes to the main computer..
would just be intersting to actually find out what is causing this even though it has been semi- solved

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 06:46 PM

They must be using a software to make the laptop act as a hotspot to share internet connection wirelessly. Like this software -
Connectify

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#5 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 07:02 PM

jhayz,
With the greaatest respect, Asha86x said this laptop connected when connected by cable to another laptop - presumably ethernet.
Could it be that the wi-fi unit in the laptop has died, or at least failed in one direction ? This gave me no end of problems once when I was trying to set up an ad-hoc connection between my wife's old laptop and my desktop unit. At the time I knew rock-all about wireless networks, and it was only after I had installed a router access point I established what the problem with my wife's laptop was.
The solution was to install a wireless USB adapter on the laptop. Instant success.

Regards,
Chris Cosgrove <_<




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