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Oct 16, 2010

I have two 17" MacBook Pros.. One is running Leopard and the other is running Snow Leopard. On my Leopard computer, I have no trouble connecting to my company VPN and staying connected. This is using a Verizon Wireless AC595U modem AND/OR using an ethernet connection. On the one running Snow Leopard, I can stay connected with an ethernet cable - but not with the Verizon modem.

What could be the difference? I'm thinking it must have something to do with a new configuration of my new MacBook Pro. I'd really love to keep my old MBP as an emergency backup when the new one is being repaired by Apple. I'd rather not touch it unless I have to. As it stands, I need to use my old computer when traveling if I want to stay connected virtually...

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Jun 16, 2009

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However, it has recently (since about a week ago) begun to make my trackpad act very strangely.

The symptoms are a little hard to summarize, but I will do my best.

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Nov 30, 2009

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Here's what I've done so far:

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I have an old iMac from circa 2003 that I just reformatted for my kids to use. Since the reformat I have not been able to get the computer to connect to the Airport Extreme on my Time Machine. Now my Time Machine was set to WPA2 so I changed it to a straight WEP and the iMac can handle that but it keeps dropping the connection every 15 to 20 seconds. Can I get the iMac to use WPA2 and or how can I stop the iMac from rejected the Wi-Fi connection every few seconds?  

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Nov 7, 2009

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The airport connects, has full "signal" and it seems to assign an ip. BUT when i open firefox or safari the redirect/authentication page that is supposed to open never does; instead i get "page not found" or its equivalent. So i can't login or access the internet obviously.

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Jun 23, 2010

I am using a Macbook with mac osx 10.5.8. In finder, I do Go>Connect to Server, and I put in my and then I log in with my ftp account. I can see what's on my server, but I can't edit the files. How do I make it so I can delete files, make new folders and all of that?

If I log into the FTP server using dreamweaver, I am able to edit the files and make new folders. The same goes for when I use windows explorer - I can edit and make new files. :/ Is there some kind of setting that I'm missing?

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Jun 25, 2012

As far as I can tell everything is setup correctly but every time I try to connect I get this message:"You were disconnected by the communication device. Try reconnecting. If the problem continues, verify your settings."

Console Log:
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I am trying to connect to a Linux based VPN server. I have double checked my username and password multiple times, made sure the MTU is set the same on client, server, and router, and tried turning the encryption off and on on the server and the client. Nothing has made a difference, I get the same error every time. I am able to FTP and SSH into the Linux box.

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Nov 5, 2010

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Mar 21, 2008

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Feb 15, 2009

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Apr 30, 2010

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Jun 29, 2012

I am using a Mac Mini with a Realtek USB wireless dongle to connect to the internet. The software and drivers appear connected perfectly and i see the wireless utility and I can access my wireless network, which says signal strength 100%. I connect to it and it accepts the wireless key. Says connected. Then after a few seconds the connection is lost and it says 'Disconnected'. A few seconds later it connects then disconnects and this continues indefinitely but Safari never allows me to access any webpages. 

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Oct 9, 2009

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