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Standard User goldenoldie
(knowledge is power) Mon 18-Jul-11 14:10:22
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WAP password problem


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Got a new Belkin Router last year and it was set up for me [ me no good at this sort of thing :( ] WAP was set up for me [ 2 MBPs and a PC lappy ] .

Today had to have another battery put in my main MBP and got home - fired it up and it wants my WAP Password [ sees the router fine ]

Not sure of the password - have tried 2 I thought it was, but no joy .

Can anyone suggest a way of finding it ? The other 2 machines are online using wireless .

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2 x MacBook Pro on OSX 10.6.8 ,Belkin N Wireless Router , [ sssh - and a PC wired lappy using XP Pro ] all on Virginmedia 20meg

Edited by goldenoldie (Mon 18-Jul-11 14:11:29)

Standard User defcom
(experienced) Mon 18-Jul-11 15:16:30
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Re: WAP password problem


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Look in your keychain.

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Standard User john2007
(legend) Mon 18-Jul-11 15:23:12
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Re: WAP password problem


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Log on to the router via one of the other wireless machines and you should be able to cut and paste the password.


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Standard User goldenoldie
(knowledge is power) Mon 18-Jul-11 15:29:14
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This is weird

I left it alone - attached to the Ethernet cable so it was online and I had shut off airport. I left it in peace to charge the new battery whilst I went on a GRAND search for the password I needed.

I've just been back to it , since inspiration had dawned and I had found where I'd hidden the password laugh

Took out the ethernet cable , switched on Airport and the darn thing connected without me doing a darn thing .

Now why would it decide to do that 3 hours after I first tried to get it to connect ?

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If a thing ain't broke --- DON'T FIX IT
Experienced in making a mess of things smile
2 x MacBook Pro on OSX 10.6.8 ,Belkin N Wireless Router , [ sssh - and a PC wired lappy using XP Pro ] all on Virginmedia 20meg
Moderator billford
(moderator) Mon 18-Jul-11 15:37:05
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In reply to a post by goldenoldie:
Now why would it decide to do that 3 hours after I first tried to get it to connect ?
It is said that computers have no soul... this is true, they are possessed by devious, malevolent little goblins whose sole aim is to make your life as difficult as possible grin

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Standard User john2007
(legend) Mon 18-Jul-11 15:58:55
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Ummh, I'd say it's either the man who lives under her bed or the evil monkey which lives in her closet. wink
Standard User goldenoldie
(knowledge is power) Mon 18-Jul-11 16:56:34
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Agreed - mind you I bet a windoze machine would not have done that laugh

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If a thing ain't broke --- DON'T FIX IT
Experienced in making a mess of things smile
2 x MacBook Pro on OSX 10.6.8 ,Belkin N Wireless Router , [ sssh - and a PC wired lappy using XP Pro ] all on Virginmedia 20meg
Standard User goldenoldie
(knowledge is power) Mon 18-Jul-11 16:57:22
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOH !!

It weren't either of them - honest it weren't laugh

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If a thing ain't broke --- DON'T FIX IT
Experienced in making a mess of things smile
2 x MacBook Pro on OSX 10.6.8 ,Belkin N Wireless Router , [ sssh - and a PC wired lappy using XP Pro ] all on Virginmedia 20meg
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