[OT] Wireless internet in my flat.

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 13:56:10 EST 2015


Its probably not the answer, but if you seem to get a connect, but can't
get anywhere, it may be horking the dhcp request.  If you do get a connect,
check your ip and see if its valid. If it is, see if you can ping by IP,
first of the router, then of an outside server 199.190.151.2 should work,
its a dns server in wyoming.  If one works, but the other does not, confirm
the default gateway is set correctly.

If your ip isn't valid, set it by hand and see if that will work.  ( on
windows machines, when dhcp/bootp fail, they tend to default to
169.xx.xx.xx ip numbers, not sure about macs)

If the connect just fails then..  You don't have mac address filtering on
right?  You might turn off all security momentarily and see if it will do a
plain vanilla connect.

On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 11:11 AM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>
wrote:

> On 25/02/15 20:08, kee nethery wrote:
>
>> On Feb 25, 2015, at 9:02 AM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> On 25/02/15 18:31, kee nethery wrote:
>>>
>>>> Compare all the variants of 802.11 that your router supports and that
>>>> your MacBook Air supports. Could be there is no common 802.11 between them
>>>> if your router is really old tech.
>>>>
>>>> Kee
>>>>
>>>>  So, what you are saying is that my son's MacBook air is a fussy thing,
>>> while all thise generic devices are just "sl*ts" :)
>>>
>>> And, what is the lesson? Pay more for a MacBook so you then have to pay
>>> more for other things!
>>>
>>> Richmond.
>>>
>> No. What I am saying is that WiFi standards continually march forward.
>> Some security protocols have been discontinued and abandoned because they
>> are totally insecure. MacBook Air might not support old insecure security
>> protocols. The 802.11 spec has evolved over the years, faster better, etc.
>> Some of the 802.11 specs are so old that newer devices might not support
>> them. Most  WiFi routers work fine with a MacBook Air but if yours is
>> really old or totally insecure, it might be time to upgrade.
>>
>> The number of WiFi connections is also a possibility.
>>
>> Kee
>>
>>
> Well, I bought my router 2 years ago: not cutting edge, but not ancient
> either.
>
> As my son who has the MacBook is now back in the States at University I
> cannot really try
> out anything (short of popping round the corner and buying a MacBook, ho,
> ho) until he
> is back here in July.
>
> However, he was running Mac OS 10.10.0 which had buckets of wifi probs. So
> let's hope that was the problem.
>
> Richmond.
>
>
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