5 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2013 5:43 AM by Csound1
DanTheBudgie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My internet is working with my iPad, other PC computers, etc. but not with my Apple Mac (Mac OS X, version 10.5.8). Why is this? The "Select AirPort network" is not picking it up at all! Please help!


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: Mac not picking up any Wifi for no reason!
    Eric Ross Level 6 Level 6 (11,660 points)

    Try restarting your iMac, if you are still have problems shut down your wifi on the iMac then restart, and lastly restart your router. 

  • 2. Re: Mac not picking up any Wifi for no reason!
    Nbod702 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I have been having this problem with just one of our iMacs in our house.  I went through Apple support and navigated through all the twists and turns they suggested to try to get the problem solved.  NOTHING WORKED.  THEY DON"T KNOW HOW TO FIX THIS PROBLEM.  BUT I DO!  Unfortunately it involves buying a $30 wireless ethernet adapter (I got an IOGEAR, and I have no connection to their company.  Probably any wireless ethernet adapter will work).  I turned off the internal airport wireless device and through the network settings in the system preferences connected to my CISCO LYNKSYS ROUTER (which has been bashed left and right in the forums here).  THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED!!!!!   NO RESTARTING!!!  NO DROPPED CONNECTIONS!!!!

     

    So the problem isn't with the router, its with the airport wireless adapter in the iMac.  It ***** to have to spend more money after you lay out so much for an apple product, but it sure beats restarting the computer over and over every day.

     

    Hope this helps my friends out there.  I can now allow my hair to repopulate my head since I've been pulling it out over this issue for months.

  • 3. Re: Mac not picking up any Wifi for no reason!
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,440 points)

    Nbod702 wrote:

     

    I have been having this problem with just one of our iMacs in our house.  I went through Apple support and navigated through all the twists and turns they suggested to try to get the problem solved.  NOTHING WORKED.  THEY DON"T KNOW HOW TO FIX THIS PROBLEM.  BUT I DO!  Unfortunately it involves buying a $30 wireless ethernet adapter (I got an IOGEAR, and I have no connection to their company.  Probably any wireless ethernet adapter will work).  I turned off the internal airport wireless device and through the network settings in the system preferences connected to my CISCO LYNKSYS ROUTER (which has been bashed left and right in the forums here).  THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED!!!!!   NO RESTARTING!!!  NO DROPPED CONNECTIONS!!!!

     

    So the problem isn't with the router, its with the airport wireless adapter in the iMac.  It ***** to have to spend more money after you lay out so much for an apple product, but it sure beats restarting the computer over and over every day.

    You could have just used the internal (like millions of others) and saved the $30. But now you have fixed it it is not important anymore.

  • 4. Re: Mac not picking up any Wifi for no reason!
    Nbod702 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Like millions of others?  Sounds like a BIG problem.  But the internal WAS the problem, and the millions that are having this problem haven't gotten it solved.  No deleting key chains, no creating other network names, no restarting router, etc.  Your reply does not hold water.

  • 5. Re: Mac not picking up any Wifi for no reason!
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,440 points)

    In the majority of cases the internal works, the rest is user error.