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Old 11-17-2018, 01:25 PM
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The gf has acquired a new Macbook pro {2017 model.

Trying to get her home wifi. Find it and type in the password. Couldn't be simpler. Worked perfectly on her iphone and my droid.

Mac keeps saying "the network requires a WPA2 password" and won't connect.

Useless pos.

Does anyone have any suggestions, please?
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Old 11-17-2018, 02:25 PM
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You should also be able to set up a 2nd guest network that's wpa2 specifically.

Btw I hate Mac too.
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i suggest she flogs it and buys a laptop thats better for half the price haha
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Not really useful to the OP but to be fair I've been really happy with my Macbook Pro. Had a few problems initially setting up I seem to remember but once sorted have found it bombproof.

I used to go through a cheapish windows laptop every two or three years as I use it fairly heavily and to be honest don't really look after it and am not an IT expert by any stretch.

Had it nearly 7 years now and still going strong.
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maybe worth deleting it from the keychain (you can check the password was entered correctly there too) and then deleting the wireless network from the network preferences. reboot and try reconnecting.
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Originally Posted by andypandypoos View Post
maybe worth deleting it from the keychain (you can check the password was entered correctly there too) and then deleting the wireless network from the network preferences. reboot and try reconnecting.
Thanks, what's the keychain?

I tried deleting and recreating the network a couple of times to no avail.

Does anyone know why it doesn't just work the same as any other device?

Additional info, it wouldn't connect to my phone which I'd set up as a wireless hot spot either.
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you go Applications > Utilities > Keychain Access, it stores credentials, it should be listed under System > Passwords
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What lame wifi router are you using that's not using WPA2 security protocol? This has been available since 2004.



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