18895 Views 20 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2011 8:35 AM by DanielGMac
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2011 9:49 PM (in response to hcoin)Followup: Six months later, the wifi works like a champ with the same router and same settings it failed with before. All it takes is a competent Apple tech fellow who actually cares. WPA2, Wireless N, all good. Still frosts me how two big college town Apple service centers (Ithaca, NY, and Iowa City, IA) failed so badly and repeatedly. The fellow at NeoComputers in little Davenport Iowa: Golden, first try, parts in two days and still working six months later.Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2011 5:43 AM (in response to hcoin)Is there any way to know for sure that the "new" card you're getting will work? Or is it a roll of the dice?MacBook Pro A1226, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2011 8:07 AM (in response to DanielGMac)Folk like our macs because in the main the technology is supposed to work for us -- we leave it to the other guys who like to spend time working for the technology.
That's what the advertising is anyhow.
Seriously my best answer to your question is this: Ask around to see which Mac repair place has the best reviews, does the work right there in the shop most of the time, and has a technician who has been trained and qualified and has lots of 'big iron' mac machines in his shop. Then buy your products from that business and get them serviced there. That's the best way to make sure the dice roll your way.
What I've learned is this: I've lost big, really big, when I went to places that fell short of that. If they send out repairs, if the repair person hasn't been trained to repair macs, if they look like they are all about sales and the service department looks more like a shipping department-- don't bother trying to get your system repaired there and don't buy it there either.
Message was edited by: hcoinMacbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2011 8:16 AM (in response to hcoin)-eh- this isn't a show stopper. I'll just pick up an 802.11n USB adapter that works with MacOS until I know to buy THIS (insert working part number here) airport extreme card. I was just curious if there is any way to know that a specific airport extreme card will work with WPA or WPA2.MacBook Pro A1226, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2011 8:23 AM (in response to DanielGMac)For what it's worth, early on, I did try that. Went to the store that sold the macs, said I needed a USB wifi interface to work around a failed airport, got handed one the college store clerk said worked--- total fail. MacOS just didn't play well with it. It was made mostly for the PC market and the Mac drivers just failed.
Unless you like to fuss with bits and bytes-- find the apple store with a repair department that is worthy of the name, get the parts the recommend and it will all be working by lunch. Or, you know, if fussing the gear and tweaking the settings and getting all options and dropdowns and inside baseball gives a feeling of accomplishment-- Buckle Up!!Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2011 8:35 AM (in response to hcoin)I'm a *NIX guy from way back. I started fooling around with command lines about 1978. Fussing with computer junk is literally what I do for a living, too. Yeah, I'll get there
We'll see how the "AWLL6075 Wireless N Mini USB Adapter" works with OS X. I'll probably write the experience (either way) up as well.MacBook Pro A1226, Mac OS X (10.6.4)