Solved Mac Looking for password for new router

October 6, 2013 at 09:19:39
Specs: Mac OS
Bought a new TP-Link router. Mdl. TL WR741ND. Configured flawlessly with Windows 7 on my daughter's Sony when setting up new router. BUT my Mac Book Pro 15 wants a "WPA2" password. Didn't set it up with the Sony laptop with a password. What the Mac looking for?

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#1
October 6, 2013 at 10:35:32
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Did you use the sony laptop to set up the connection originally? If so you may have created a key accidentally, that was set up automatically.( As this is the default option when configuring there is a good chance that is why the original laptop didn't need it.) My suggestion is to go back into the setup utility using the laptop, and look on the settings.

If you were using the quick set up guide that comes with the second step diagram 9 shows the network key. http://www.tp-link.com/Resources/do...

that is what the Macintosh is looking for

::mike


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#2
October 6, 2013 at 11:09:59
Thanks Mike. That's exactly what I did. Set up the wi-fi on the laptop. It went smooth as silk and like a dummy, I didn't write these two keys down "for future use"..... thought the Mac would ask the same questions and give the same keys - but I was wrong.

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#3
October 6, 2013 at 11:51:30
So glad that you are up and running now. Its easy to miss when you are setting things up, specifically because its so straightforward on the first setup. Have a great day, and thanks for replying.

::mike


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