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7264 Views 34 Replies Latest reply: Aug 17, 2008 5:11 AM by Coelacanth64
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2008 4:21 PM (in response to James A. Weston)Hi, I've not changed the wireless channel (I guess I do this in airport utility), which I'll have to do using one of my 3 iMacs, all of which can see and access the network, so a little reluctant to start messing these around in case I lose everything! I have moved the MBP around the house (over 3 stories) and cannot see the network or see the base station with the airport utility anywhere. Stumped!iMac Intel G5 2.4 Ghz 3Gb 1Tb, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Also MacBook Pro 1.8 Ghz 2Gb 80Gb + older iMacs
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2008 4:33 PM (in response to windyhousesjim)Have you tried deleting the wireless network name (SSID) from Preferred Networks in your Network configuration, and then re-entering it again?
Also, have you tried adding a new user account for testing purposes in case there is some file or setting behind your user account that is causing the problem?
Since you've tried various locations in the house, I don't think that changing the wireless channel will help.Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2008 4:52 PM (in response to James A. Weston)Hi, I've deleted the network from the preferred networks in configuration. Also tried a new user account. Nothing worked. Using this wireless network on this iMac, but still can see nothing on my MBP. Signing off for the night, willpick this up again tomorrow. Thanks for help.iMac Intel G5 2.4 Ghz 3Gb 1Tb, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Also MacBook Pro 1.8 Ghz 2Gb 80Gb + older iMacs
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2008 5:09 PM (in response to windyhousesjim)Quick update. I must admit to being quite confused now. Last night before I went to bed, I turned off my modem (which I do every night). The LED on the AEBS was flashing amber, which is what I expected. I didn't turn it back on until probably a couple of hours ago. For kicks, I tried Airport Utility and much to my surprise, Utility could see my AEBS. I really didn't do anything so I can't really pass along any tips to help anyone out!!! I did exit Airport Utility and launched the app again and sure enough, there is my AEBS!! I haven't updated any software or made any changes since my last post so I really don't understand what went wrong. If anything changes, I will repost.MacBook Late 2007, Mac OS X (10.5.4), 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; 2GB RAM; iTouch 8GB
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2008 5:11 PM (in response to windyhousesjim)Did you perchance purchase the MacBook Pro in the US or in a country that doesn't support wireless channels above 11?
If you did, and your home wireless router is configured or otherwise set for channel 12 or 13, then you would not be able to make a wireless connection.Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2008 5:29 PM (in response to James A. Weston)My Airport Extreme has worked flawlessly with my MBP forever; or at least until the most recent update.
I seriously doubt that this is a matter of country of manufacture, or channel, or location in the dwelling. I say this because I'm now typing this using IE in XP via BootCamp, because I can't print to my wireless printer from OS X. And, because the Aiport Utility in XP still sees the Airport,...because I have yet to run the latest Airport updates for Windows?
And, it isn't that OS X doesn't see the Airport. I have great wireless access. It's just the Utility that doesn't see the Airport.
Why??MacBook Pro, 15", 2.16 GHz Core Duo, 2 GB RAM, 100 GB HDD, Radeon X1600 256 MB, Mac OS X (10.5.3), BootCamp-Windows XP Pro (SP2), WD 500 GB ext. HDD
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2008 9:36 PM (in response to windyhousesjim)Add me to the list of those puzzled by this behavior.
Old PowerBook G4 connects to, can see and configure Airport Express with no problem. PowerBook sees AE speakers in iTunes when connected as AirTunes.
Brand new MacBook Pro can connect to AE with no problem but cannot see it in Airport Utility or see it when connected via iTunes.
I believe same problem preventing iPhone from syncing via WiFi on Remote and 1Password from App Store.
iPhone sees MBP but MBP cannot see iPhone.
Naturally, PowerBook can see iPhone as Remote in iTunes.
Strange indeed.MBP 15.4, 2.4 GHz, 4GB, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2008 7:10 AM (in response to Coelacanth64)My previous response was directed to windyhousesjim. Your problem seems to be something entirely different.Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2008 12:12 PM (in response to James A. Weston)My apologies. I misunderstood.MacBook Pro, 15", 2.16 GHz Core Duo, 2 GB RAM, 100 GB HDD, Radeon X1600 256 MB, Mac OS X (10.5.3), BootCamp-Windows XP Pro (SP2), WD 500 GB ext. HDD
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2008 12:36 PM (in response to William Mccallum)I have the same problem.
My macbook is happy.
My pc laptop is happy.
My imac can't see the airport network at all.
Help!more than 1
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2008 3:40 PM (in response to judenotobscure)Update #2: Today my MBP sees the Airport, but will not connect; at all. Now it's not just an AU problem. But, the BootCamp XP partition connects just fine (ergo this post).
Thank God for Windows?! (Somebody please shoot me.)
Next Mac update?? Please.MacBook Pro, 15", 2.16 GHz Core Duo, 2 GB RAM, 100 GB HDD, Radeon X1600 256 MB, Mac OS X (10.5.3), BootCamp-Windows XP Pro (SP2), WD 500 GB ext. HDD
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2008 1:41 AM (in response to windyhousesjim)My macbook only connects during the day, at night it can't connect, it doesn't see the airport network, and when it sees the network it gives connection time error... I know it sounds strange, but it's what happens...Macbook black, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2008 3:14 AM (in response to kld249)Could it be the DHCP lease time? By default it's for 4 hours, I think think that my problem could be than after that period of time it can't connect... Now I have put 30 days to try if it works fine... I'll tell you what happens...Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2008 8:32 AM (in response to windyhousesjim)My wireless problem related to this topic is that my 2 MacBook Pros will just drop local network connections at random, but happening at least 2 or 3 times daily. When this happens, they both maintain wireless access to the Internet but loose wireless visibility to any server or device on my local network (i.e. Network Printer, Mac G5 Wired Desktop, Time-Capsule).
Like others who have posted to this topic, it seemed to start happening after the 7.3.2 firmware update (which I didn't initiate, just updated on its own). Access to my Time-Capsule from my G5 desktop shows no problems, as it is wired directly into it. I also have no wireless connectivity problems during these outage periods from the 2 iPhones I own.
Current remedies for my wireless MacBook Pros have been:
* Select different broadcast channel (automatic does this but not sure if it's helping)
* Reset the Time-Capsule from the wired G5 Mac
* Power cycle the Time-Capsule
* Turning Airport off and then on again to reconnect to Time-Capsule home network
All of these measures work for a few hours and then network/bonjour services drop again for the wireless devices. Any help would surely be appreciated...
Message was edited by: Free-DawgMacBook Pro C2D, 17 inch, Mac OS X (10.5.4), 1 PowerMac G5; 2 MacBook Pros; 1 MacBook; 2 iPhones
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2008 8:40 AM (in response to Free-Dawg)The Automatic wireless channel selection only takes into account other Wi-Fi networks and not cordless phones and other types of potential wireless interference.
For this reason, I think it is best to experiment by selecting various wireless channels manually.Mac OS X (10.5.4)