troubleshooting Question

Wireless connection on OSX 10.6

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Just wondering if anyone knows the cause of the following issue.

Wireless connection setup on an Netcomm NB9WMAXX modem/router (WPA-PSK).  Macbook running OSX 10.6 connected to Wireless.  Once Macbook is restarted the SSID is shown under Devices in the Airport status windows at the top right of finder, and wont connect.

If trying to connect to the wireless network it asks for a username/password(not the Mac username/password) but thinks its an 802.1x network.

Changing SSID or factory resetting modem work until restart when network gets listed under devices again.

I have deleted all networks from the settings and removed all saved wireless info from the Keychain app but after reboot the wireless connection flips back to a 802.1x network and is listed under devices.

I have tried 2 different wireless modems and they work fine.

At one point the airport logo at the top right showed the airport symbol with a computer screen in the middle of it but I dont know what this means(possible thinks its an adhoc network or something).

If anyone has any ideas let me know - I just used a different modem but there was obviously a setting on the Mac which linked the MAC address of the modem with something

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