|05-18-2009, 04:48 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2009
iMac G5 "forgets" WEP password
My problem is slightly different. I have a Belkin 125G+ modem which works fine with a PC using LAN, and works fine with an iBook G4 using 10.4 Tiger and 128 bit WEP.
The problem is with our iMac G5, also running 10.4 Tiger.
It will set up OK using either the Airport access at the top of the screen, or via the Network pane in the system folder. It then works fine UNTIL you turn off Airport or turn off the machine. When you turn on again, it detects the network but greyed out, so you have to go through the pain of entering the WEP password again.
Please try and keep any answer simple: as a retired analogue design engineer I can do most things with hardware, but operating systems are something I find difficult!
Macs are wonderfully intuitive, but I find that you don't seem to be able to "get under the hood" in the way that you can with a PC (observation, not criticism!)
Regards, Chris, Nailsworth, UK
|05-18-2009, 10:48 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Boulder, CO USA
As your problem was quite different from the 2004 thread that you posted it to, I have split it off into a new thread.
You haven't mentioned what router you are using, just what modem. Exactly what router do you have? Or does this Belkin modem also act as a wireless router?
Create a new user on your computer, then log out of your existing user and into the new one. Now, enter the relevant network information to connect to your router. Verify that it works. Then, turn off Airport on your iMac G5, or else turn off the machine. (In other words, try to trigger the event that usually makes the iMac "forget" the password.)
Does it still do this from the brand new user?
If you would like to get under the hood of your Mac, I would suggest learning about Unix. You can start at the Unix -- Beginners forum here, and I would also recommend the OS X FAQ Learning Center, written by friends of mine--Adrian and Janice Mayo.
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