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Airport Cutting Out

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Katie \'OConnell Calculating status...
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Apr 18, 2012 1:12 PM

My wireless airport has been set up for almost 2 years and this has never before happened.

 

For the past day or so, my desktop computer loses its connection to WiFi. If I try to "join" the network that I always use, it asks for my password then tells me it's incorrect.

 

Often, If I open System Prefs and "Turn Airport Off" then WAIT for 30 seconds or so, I can then go in, join the network, use the PW and all is well.

 

Sometimes even this doesn't work.

 

NOTE: My iPhone stays wireless connected even when my desktop is offline.

 

I've tried rebooting my Time Capsule and rebooting my desktop - neither seems to make a difference.

 

This has happened probably 8 times today already ... sometimes after only an hour or so.

 

Anyone know what's going on?

Mac Pro Xeon 64-bit Workstation, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    Apr 18, 2012 4:49 PM (in response to Katie \'OConnell)

    What else do you have using the network, do they have same symptoms?

  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    Apr 18, 2012 6:03 PM (in response to Katie \'OConnell)

    If I try to "join" the network that I always use, it asks for my password then tells me it's incorrect.

    Describe a little as to what this entails.

     

    I know it's not uncommon for users to be baffled by this type of PW issue, because they are not aware that the computer is in fact trying to connect to a DIFFERENT network than the one they thought.

  • Drguano Calculating status...
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    Apr 18, 2012 7:41 PM (in response to Katie \'OConnell)

    Hi Katie,

    I am having the same issue. I have to turn off the Airport, wait a moment and turn it back on and one page will load. I have to do this for each Internet page. This is only happening with my 27" iMac. I connect to the same Airport Express with my iPad without problems. I am beginning to suspect the airport in the iMac is at fault. I am assuming that when one turns the airport 'off' on the top menu bar, it is the airport in the iMac that is being turned off and not the airport express.

  • Drguano Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 12:07 PM (in response to Katie \'OConnell)

    I bought a new Airport Express and that did not fix the issue. I took my 27" iMac to the Apple Store an it worked fine. Took it home and same problem. It would connect to the first page and then require me to turn airport off/on every time I try to access another web page. I connected to my neighbors wifi and it connects fine. My MacBook pro, iPad and iPhone all connect just fine. The next day, my iMac starts working and has been working fine ever since. I think it was an issue with my router or ISP (Comcast).

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