Laptops :: How To Auto Connect With USB Wireless Modem

Apr 5, 2010

I have a new MacBook Pro 13 with OSX Snow Leopard and an Optus wireless USB modem. I have to manually connect to the internet. How can I set it up so that I automatically connect to the net when I launch Safari or Mail?

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MacBook Pro :: Connect With A Windows Base Laptops Using A Motorola Wireless Modem?

Mar 13, 2012

How can I connect my macbook pro with a windows base laptops using a motorola wireless modem in my home? 

I have a MacBook Pro and my son and my wife have a Windows Laptop. We have a Motorola wireless Modem that is modem and wireless router at the same time. See below

All of the computers are able to surf in the internet, but My MacBook Pro does not be abel to communicate with them.   Motorola - SURFboard eXtreme DOCSIS 3.0 Wireless-N Cable Modem and Gigabit Router    

Because I believe that at the same time,  It will allow me to use my QB for Mac using the QB for windows 

MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.6)

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Dec 27, 2007

I have a blackbook (intel core 2 duo) and I can connect to my landlord's wireless network (they have a netgear wgt624) but I can't actually use the web (Safari or Firefox will just "think"). I've tested the diagnostics and it confirms that my mac can connect to the network, but it cannot connect to the internet. The network uses WPA personal and it has a 19-aphanumeric passphrase.

*Also - would it be possible for me to extend the wireless range (and make it possible to browse the web) if I used my own 2wire wireless modem to connect to the netgear wgt624?

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Apr 28, 2008

OK, I am a newbie, as the name implies. I purchased a MacBook Pro with supposedly Leopard? Mac Os X (somewhere on the machine it said Tiger - does it matter?), with Parallels installed by the friendlies at MacMall. I start Windows and cannot connect to the Verizon wireless express card which is working just fine. The Parallel's User Manual is a joke... how do I make this thing work?

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OS X :: Wireless Network Auto Connect

Aug 4, 2009

I recently started having this problem, it just started out of nowhere. Whenever I turn on my iBook, it autoconects to my neighbors network, and not mine. I cannot use their network it's too slow. So now I have to go to the top right and specifically select my wireless network in order to connect to it. There's many networks found on my laptop, and it used to autoconnect to mine. Any way to make the apple automatically connect to my network? The keychain definitely has saved my wireless security password. It just annoying for me to go and click on the wireless icon and select the network everytime i turn my laptop on...

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Laptops :: Using Connecting IBook G4 Wirelessly To DSL Modem?

Mar 23, 2010

I recently changed providers and started DSL. I have a modem with built-in wireless capabilities. Set it up for my desktop (wired) and all worked well. My son has an iBook G4 running 10.4.11 - same as my desktop. It has an Airport card in it so we figured he should be able to connect to the modem wirelessly. Set it up and it worked well for one day. Following day it would not connect.

I set up the wireless connection with WPA-PSK selected and channel 9 selected. Made sure the iBook was set the same. When prompted for the password we get an error message stating there is an "error" connecting to the modem. Using the set up assistant for the Airport card yielded no change.

Today we turned off the WPA-PSK and he can connect with no problem. I'm not entirely comfortable with WPA shut off. I read something that implied the password needs to be a certain length to work for some settings - notably WEP. I used an 8 character password for the PSK.

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Laptops :: Can External Dial-up Phone Modem For Mac Run On OS X 10.6?

Jul 15, 2010

Can external dial -up phone modem for Mac run on a Mac laptopPro with OS X 10.6?

I really need a competent advise - my finances are limited and I need to know before spending money on this modem.

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Jun 25, 2009

I have a Linksys Wireless Router and a Linksys Modem, the router is 6 years old or so 802.11b, how much faster would the Internet be if I had a combined Linksys wireless router/modem versus the 802.11b that I have now?

Would I see a huge difference? I am running my Macbook off it and an olde Toshiba laptop.

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OS X :: Using Two Airports At 1 Wireless Modem?

Nov 21, 2009

I have a wireless network set up at my home. I have two laptops that were both working fine on the network at one point. Laptop A still works fine, thus the network is working. Laptop B cannot connect to the internet via this network but the airport connection on that machine is completely full.

In my system preferences > Network Panel I am able to see the green light suggesting that I am connect to the network and that I am also connect to the internet via this airport.

It is also worth noting that the same machine works fine connecting to the internet at my office via the airport there as well as other airport networks.

I am at a loss because the fact that laptop A works on the network rules out the network as the issue and the fact that laptop B works on other wireless network suggests that the settings are correct. Both machines are running the same OS 10.6 ( latest updates)

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IMac :: Using Linksys Wireless Modem?

Aug 23, 2010

I currently have an old technology 2-Wire modem and I hear its not the "friendliest" with Macs. Especially when configured in wireless mode. Thus, I'm thinking of replacing our old 2-Wire with new technology Linksys WAG160N modem/router (for my current 10 Megs DSL service).


If you have this Linksys modem/Wireless Router, any good, bad & ugly on it?

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Mar 23, 2012

I want to keep an old PowerMac G5 just for browsing the internet, etc. and I am about ready to install a wireless modem. Can I still purchase an AirPort card or Bluetooth capabilities to connect this computer wirelessly (and how complicated is this!), or will I still need to use an Ethernet connection to the modem?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Using Telstra Wireless USB Modem?

Apr 29, 2012

I come to realise that my current telstra USB modem (sierra wireless compass 885) being used with a pc laptop is not directly compatible with OS X 10.7.3. My basic need is to have an internet connection on my Macbook and an ideal situation of being able to network with pc, Apple TV and possibly a backup device such as time capsule.  

So, I figure my options are to either purchase a new compatible USB modem and router,  or purchase a wifi router that will allow me to connect my Mac to the internet wirelessly through the existing pc connection. 

Please advise on the viability of these options, insofar as the likelihood of establishing and maintaining such a network without the need for a fixed line ethernet ADSL type connection. Further to this, I would appreciate any recommendations for suitable modems and routers.

MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Aug 24, 2009

I have and issue here, I have internet trough wireless USB 3G Stick, (with a sim card on it) I can take it anywhere I want and Its cool...

At home I want to use my laptop dell and my Ipod touch, And I JUST CANT work it out...

1st Is there anyway I could buy a modem, that has a 3G conection or simport to install and have wifi in my house...

2nd I could use a sharing internet conection, BUT IT JUST DONT WORK in a PC, It only work in a mac (but I do not have one at home only at work)

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PowerPC :: Way To Get A Wireless Internet Modem Access

Jan 11, 2010

an older retired couple, recently got cable modem access specifically so I could have it. They are the coolest, nicest people on earth. I'd like to get them on my wireless network as a

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OS X :: Wireless Broadband - Time Capsule And USB Modem

Jan 17, 2010

I have recently moved house and no longer have access to a DSL / ADSL line but have successfully plugged a wireless USB modem (ZTE MF688+) into my desktop PC. I have a mac book pro and a time capsule which were previously networked but I don't know how to access the internet as there is no DSL cable to plug into the time capsule. Is there any way to use the Time Capsule to access the internet without plugging a DSL / ADSL cable in?

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Hardware :: Finding Best Wireless And Router/Modem?

Feb 24, 2010

I am after a Router Modem for use in the UK with my ADSL. I want 'N' so I can stream my videos. The Wireless G I have is ok but stalls through films and rebuffers on the AppleTV.

I have seen the Netgear WNDR3700 but the reviews say the speeds they get are only 60mbps which I dont get as its supposed to be 600mbps.

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OS X :: How To Get Wireless Modem To Work In Conjunction With Airport

May 15, 2010

I have two macs networked with airport extreme so they can use the same printer. I've just added a wireless modem for internet. When the network is set to the wireless modem, then airport doesn't work, and therefore, the printer can't be accessed. How can I use airport and the modem at the same time?

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MacBook Pro :: Can't Get Optus Wireless USB Modem To Work

Apr 17, 2012

I can't get my optus wireless USB modem to work on my mac, it comes up on the desktop but then when you double click on it there is a message that saysthat it has quit unexpectedly. I asked optus and they say that mac uses a different APN,

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Hardware :: Whats The Best ADSL Modem/wireless Router?

Apr 9, 2006

My modem/router keeps disconnecting, its not the line isp or anything in the house so it must be the modem/router so i am looking for a new one.

Things i would like
1) modem and router in one box
2) wired and wireless
3) gigabit wired
4) at least 8Mbit internet speed
5) obviously mac compatible

I am with Plus Net in UK if you need to know

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PowerPC :: Wireless Internet On G4 - How To Boost Signals Without Modem

Aug 12, 2009

What can I buy to strengthen my signal without modem? I have a lot of problems connecting to the internet while in some of my classes.

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Hardware :: Cannot Conect To Wireless Modem / Connection Failed?

Sep 1, 2009

For some unknown reason i cant seem to connect to wirelessly to my adsl2 modem. I have tried 2 different modems same result - i can see them but when i connect it immediately says "conection failed" - i can connect successfully via ethernet but not wirelessly. I have a 2009 macbook pro running 10.6 snow leopard.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Cant Connect To Internet Through DSL Modem

Apr 6, 2012

I cant connect to internet through my DSL modem

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Hardware :: Airport Express Wireless Networking - Connected To DSL Modem?

Jan 1, 2009

A friend of mine has the following situation: In the living room he has a stereo hooked up to a single Airport Express (the only wireless router in the house.) In the sunroom he has an iMac Core 2 Duo running the latest version of Tiger hooked up directly to a DSL modem. Itunes recognizes this Airport express and successfully streams music to it. WiFi devices connect to this network but won't connect to the internet even though internet sharing is activated under the iMac's system preferences. Are there some tweaks in the settings that will make this work or does he absolutely need another Airport Express connected to the DSL modem?

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OS X :: Wireless Backup Using Time Capsule - Need To Modify Router Or Modem?

Jul 31, 2009

I was thinking of purchasing time capsule so that i can wirelessly backup my system. What does time capsule setup look like? Do i need to modify routers or modem or is it just simple plug and play?

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PowerPC :: Connect G4 MDD To Internet Via Cable Modem?

Feb 14, 2009

I have a Power Mac G4 MDD that I am trying to connect to the Internet using a USB Cable Modem from Broadstripe Cable in Maryland.

So far I have tried a straight connection using the supplied USB cable, then via an Ethernet adapter from the USB cable to the MDD. Went through the software setup several times and still have had no success. does anyone have a solution for this type of problem?

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OS X :: Time Machine / Wireless Modem Stopped Hard Drive From Mounting

Feb 14, 2010

why I tryed using their wireless service, which would seem screwed my Hard drive. I installed a small application from Telstra (main telecommunications company in Australia) that allows you to connect via a USB modem to the internet wirelessly. After completing the installation, it prompted me to restart and I did so. However, before it shut down a dialogue came up saying it had to clear/reset the system cache or something like that. I clicked ok (only thing i could do) and my computer restart as normal and I had internet. The problems started when my time machine tried to backup; where it stopped while "preparing to backup" and came up with an error dialogue saying something like Time failed because it couldn't find the directory. I restarted my mac once more without the USB modem attached and tried the backup again, whereby i new error came saying it couldn't mount the drive. One more restart later and I now have a Time Machine that doesn't backup or see prior backups, and a Hard Drive that not only can't be mounted but isn't recognised as even a Media device by Disc Utilities.

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OS X :: Unable To Connect To Network / Modem And Router Are Not Connecting

Jan 1, 2011

My friend bought a new netgear router today. He plugged it in and was ready to get on the internet. The problem is, he can't get on the internet. He is able to connect to the router though. We also tried unplugging the router from the modem and plugging the ethernet straight into his Macbook Pro. From there the internet works perfectly. It is like the modem and the router are not connecting.

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IMac :: Cannot Connect To Internet (DSL Modem With Ethernet Cable)

Jun 8, 2010

My father in law had a power failure at the house, and since then, he cannot connect to the internet via DSL Modem connected via ethernet cable. Being that he is 1000 miles away, I am trying to diagnose via phone. System Info: Imac 17", purchased new around 2006- Intel chip, running Tiger OS

- Cannot connect via ethernet
- When searching system profiler, "Built-in Ethernet" shows up, but no MAC address
- In Network settings, he can see the various connection ports, but cannot check the box on "Built-in Ethernet" to turn the port on... won't let him.
- Wireless is not an option, I don't want to be 24/7 tech support

Diagnosis? I am thinking that the power surge may have fried the ethernet port on the motherboard.

Repair Solution: Planning on picking up the Apple USB Ethernet adapter. I know it doesn't have the correct drivers to run on Tiger, but found a driver online that claims it allows use of the usb adapter on Panther on up.

Questions - Does this sound like a fried ethernet port? Any other easy diagnostic tests I can do? Does the USB adapter sounds like a decent solution?

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Laptops :: Transferring Wireless Video From Macbook To LCD TV?

Aug 5, 2008

I am interested in using my Samsung LNT4081F as a monitor for my Macbook. I do not want to connect it with a cord, as I would then need to purchase a wireless keyboard etc. Is there any product that allows you to wirelessly view whats on your computer screen on a TV? I also am concerned with losing resolution.

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Hardware :: Converting Existing DSL-based Airport Wireless Network To Cable Modem?

Feb 17, 2009

I currently have a DSL internet connection (static IP if that matters), and my iMac is connected to the network via an Airport Extreme, but am switching to Comcast Cable for better speed/price.

I picked up the self-install kit from Comcast yesterday and find the included instructions pretty much worthless.

Due to where cable outlets are located, I hope to install the new cable modem in a different room than my computer. However, will I first need to have the computer hard-wired to the Airport to configure the connection? Or should I be able to configure it wirelessly?

If wirelessly, should it be as easy as turning off the computer and Airport, connecting coax from the wall to cable modem, ethernet cable to the Airport, and then powering everything on? Will the iMac instantly recognize the new connection and walk me through configuration?

I am going from a static IP w/ the DSL to, I assume, a dynamic IP with the Cable. Does this further complicate the install?

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