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Random Airport Connection Issues

1063 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Jul 1, 2008 2:55 PM by Charles Conway RSS
Alan Green Level 2 Level 2 (265 points)
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Jun 27, 2008 1:07 AM
When I close the lid on my MBP and then open it up again, when I need to, the Airport connection seems to scan to find a network for about 30 seconds before finally connecting to my home network.

It seems a bit random though because sometimes when I open the lid it's already connected.

I have more than one wireless network in my Preferred Networks but only really use my home network.
MacBook Pro 2.2Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.3), 4gb RAM
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Jun 27, 2008 3:34 AM (in response to Alan Green)
    Then drag it to the top of the list: System Preferences>Network>Show:Airport>Airport.
    MacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz 15.4 / 2 Gb Ram, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Jun 27, 2008 12:07 PM (in response to Alan Green)
    What brand router?
    MacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz 15.4 / 2 Gb Ram, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
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    Jun 27, 2008 2:03 PM (in response to Alan Green)
    Mine does the same thing every time I wake it up. (I have only one wireless network, running on a Time Capsule.) I'm usually too impatient to wait 30 seconds or more for it, and instead turn Airport off and then back on from the pulldown menu. That always gets me back online. (It's just a minor annoyance, but I'm curious to hear what other people have to say.)
    MacBook Pro (Leopard) and eMac (Tiger), Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Jun 27, 2008 3:51 PM (in response to Alan Green)
    I don't see that model on the Linksys web site. Is that a combo router and modem?
    MacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz 15.4 / 2 Gb Ram, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Jun 28, 2008 3:15 AM (in response to Alan Green)
    I distrust those all in ones. Try changing the default channel to 9. As far as being a modem is concerned does this meet the requirements set by your ISP? (I would rather have a separate modem and router).
    MacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz 15.4 / 2 Gb Ram, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Charles Conway Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    I have the same issue with an Airport Extreme 802.11n in b/g/n 2.4Ghz mode with WPA2 Personal. When I wake it from sleep it takes 30-60 seconds to connect to the ABS. Sometimes it will show neighbors' wireless routers in the list before it shows my ABS. Eventually it does connect and shows full signal strength. Connection is fine after that. There doesn't seem to be such a long lag with other wireless routers that I connect to elsewhere. This is connecting from a MBP 2.33Ghz (first rev. to have 802.11n). My 802.11g mac mini doesn't have the lag in connection after wake. Also, I don't recall this being a problem several months ago when I still had an old 802.11b Airport base station.
    Dual 2.7 G5, Macbook Pro C2D, Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.3)

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