OK. Now is there any wireless security on the wireless router? Is there MAC address filtering on the wireless router? What wireless frequency (a, b g, or n) is the wireless router running?
The $ sign is an old trick on bad WEP programming that some old wireless third party routers used (they have no idea on how to use open standard wireless standards). So OS X (that uses standard TCP/IP standards) users had to put that symbol in front of WEP wireless broadcasts to get onto those WEP routers. This is an OLD WEP wireless trick OS X users hard to use in WEP days.
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