I’m technically on vacation this week, so I don’t feel too badly about my lack of posting, but I had still expected to be able to do more casual blogging this week. Unfortunately, my Macbook Pro (first rev) refuses to connect to the WPA-locked access point I was planning on using. Just gives me a “connection failed” message after I put in the password.
This is the second time that this inability to access some WPA Wi-Fi access points has screwed me. I had a similar lack of connectivity in a hotel just a few weeks ago, essentially making it impossible for me to work or (more realistically) waste hours of my life on the internet.
My question is this: has anyone been able to figure out if this is a problem with Apple’s implementation of WPA or with the firmware of the wireless routers to which I’m trying to connect? There are clearly tons of other people with the same issue, but since I haven’t seen any recent fixes from Apple, it makes me wonder if there isn’t something wrong with the older routers, especially since it’s more likely that routers never have their firmware updated. I use WPA on my network at home, though, so it’s clearly not every WPA router.
Anyway, not a mindblowing kvetch or anything, but I was wondering if anyone has suffered from the same issue and figured out a way to work around it.