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Do you get high speed through the cable company? Or is it through the phone line/phone company.. DSL?
Ok do you mind disabling security for now on the netgear and see if the mac connects. I want to rule out the router as the problem.
Here is how you view/change the password. (But I want you to disable it for now)
Let's login to the NETGEAR so you can view/reset your password.
Make sure you are plugged directly into the back of the NETGEAR into 1 2 3 etc. (this needs to be done from a computer that is directly plugged into the back of the NETGEAR, this will not work wireless)
Open your browser and go to address http://www.routerlogin.net/
For the username/ password...
username is admin
password XXXXX XXXXX
On the left pane click wireless settings and then security.. HERE is where you can turn OFF security and then connect from your laptop with no password.. or just retype a new password XXXXX and click save.. then type what you type there into your laptop to connect...
Ok with security disabled and that mac still can't get on.. it definitely isn't the router.
Want me to forward this to the MAC forum?
Sure I'll forward to the MAC forum.
Any router with security disabled means anything can connect to it without a password... IPODS, XBOX, Laptops, Desktops etc.