If I get too far from the wireless port, my password is suddenly invalid. Why?
September 10, 2012 2:48 PM Subscribe
I'm having wireless internet connectivity issues that even tech support seems unable to resolve.
posted by BuddhaInABucket to Computers & Internet (13 answers total)
I live in an in-law apartment and share an internet connection with the person I rent from. Her wireless network appears throughout my apartment with 2-4 bars. However, whenever I try to connect, it tells me that I have entered an invalid password.
This only happens in my apartment. If I walk upstairs, there is no problem- I connect fine. Currently the only way for me to get internet in my own apartment is to stand on top of the toilet, hold my laptop against the ceiling in the corner closest to where she keeps the wireless antenna, and then browse sitting near there.
My first idea was to buy a wireless extension, but I don't see why I should have to- I get the signal- it just doesn't work unless I'm close to it! What's going on?
(I have a MacBook running OSX 10.6.8)