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BobRocks Level 1 Level 1
Sorry if this is a repeat question; I'm not all that proficient in all the terms and language everyone uses here, so I may have seen the answer in my search, but just not known what I was reading.

My MBP won't remember my wireless AirPort Extreme Router after coming out of sleep mode. My wife's PC connects to it with no problem every time, but my MBP will not.

I always have to click on "Join Other Network" and fill in the network name and password. Once I do that I connect and operate without any trouble. But it won't reconnect after waking up from sleep mode. It seems to connect to it without any problem when I first start the computer or do a restart, just not when waking up.

It used to remember it without any problem, but sometime back after an update it stopped.

If anyone can assist I would be greatly appreciative.

Thank You.

17" MacBook Pro (Original), Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3GS w/ iOS4
Solved by ctmurray on Dec 1, 2010 8:43 PM Solved
Found an apple support page on this topic. The details are for 10.4.8 so I think some of the Newtwork preference pages look slightly different. But the process will likely work.
  • andtrap Level 1 Level 1
    hello. i have the same problem as well. Anyone that know's how to fix this problem?
  • OneLastStand2007 Level 1 Level 1
    Do you know if your AirPort Extreme is broadcasting an SSID or not, and what type of wireless security are you using for your home network?
  • BobRocks Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you for responding. My understanding of how all this works is limited, so I didn't do anything that would have been outside the instruction manual. How would I know if I'm broadcasting in SSID or not? Also, when you ask what kind of security I'm using, what are examples of what that might be and how can I find that out?

    Basically, all I've done is to hide my network so it's not broadcast for every one to see and password protected it. For someone who comes to my house and wants to access it, they have to choose _Join Other Network_ and then type in the name of my network and password.
  • Dutch Level 1 Level 1
    I have a similar problem since the last update for OS X 10.6.5.

    Mw wireless network don't broadcast a SSID and I have no security setup on my router. I never had this problem before the new OS version.

    Every time I reboot or I start my I-Mac, I need to re-enter the newwork name.

    Apple guy or someone else can help ? it's very it easy to downgrade the OS ?

    Best regards
  • LCee Level 1 Level 1
    In network preferences, do you the option to remember networks that the computer has joined?
  • Dutch Level 1 Level 1
    Yes. This option is checked since I have an I-mac (6 years ago, 2 different models).

    Like I said, I never had this problem before the new OS version. I don't know if a new parameter is available, but I try to find something different with no success.
  • joeloliver Level 1 Level 1
    Hello, I'm having a similar issue with mine. I have a MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo at 2.16 ghz (old, I know), currently running the latest OS X 10.6.5. I use an Airport Extreme, broadcasting only at 5ghz N, I use MAC address filtering, WPA2 Personal, and I was hiding my SSID as well, but due to this problem, and trying to troubleshoot, I'm trying going without hiding it. I also have 3 harddrives connected to this router, and those are also password protected... not sure if that is relevant. If the laptop is put to sleep, and woken back up, it refuses to recognize my network's existence. I can see others in the area (I live in an apartment, so the traffic is a bit crowded, 10 networksish on a regular basis). I have no option but to reset the router using a paperclip in the back, and going through the manual setup, restoring my settings, yada yada, you all know the drill.

    Anyone have any advice for me? This is really aggravating, as it will just hop on a neighbors unprotected network when it can't find mine, and I wouldn't care, except for my music is on my wireless harddrives, and iTunes/Serato freak way out when they can't find the music library upon wake up. Then I have to go through a whole extra mess to get them to not create a local library.

    Please please please please help. I'm supposed to be recording a dj set tonight for radio, and can't because my wireless isn't cooperating, and I'm troubleshooting.
  • William Kucharski Level 6 Level 6
    Mac OS X
    Check to make sure your router is running the most up to date firmware available from its manufacturer. The fact that you need to reset the router indicates it's an issue with the router's firmware.
  • impala_sc Level 1 Level 1
    did you try power cycling the router AND the mac instead of resetting it?
  • ctmurray Level 1 Level 1
    Found an apple support page on this topic. The details are for 10.4.8 so I think some of the Newtwork preference pages look slightly different. But the process will likely work.
  • ctmurray Level 1 Level 1
  • Dutch Level 1 Level 1
    I've fixed my problem, I think

    I've open network preferences, deleted all network listed. And now it seems that my iMac is able to find my wireless network (non braodcast SSID) again.

    Hoping that will continu to work....but for now...Yahoooo.
  • RC-Mac Level 1 Level 1
    I have been experiencing the same problem with two models of Airport Extreme (single band MB053LL/A and dual-band MC340LL/A), as well as an Airport Express, all with updated firmware. Pre-Mac OS 10.6 systems and non-Apple devices do not have this problem in my experience.

    When I use Join Other Network, because my known network does not display on the list, Connection Failed displays. I have to click on it multiple (20-30 times) before it joins. Sometimes putting the computer to sleep again and waking helps, sometimes, I have to restart and rebood the PRAM. None of these solutions are consistent and it has become very frustrating to use Apple routers with my Apple.

    At my office this issue does not occur with a Linksys router.

    Below is my computer's configuration, but today I witnessed a brand new MacBookPro 15" that did not find the known network on an Airport Express and had to resort to manually Joining Other Network to log on:

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 2 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP11.0055.B08
    SMC Version (system): 1.2f10
  • RC-Mac Level 1 Level 1
    The suggestion in this article does not work for the issue brought up in this post. I tried it, deleting all WPA2 Preferred Networks, then I restarted, even resetting PRAM, but when I wanted to join my network again, I could not without clicking Join multiple times and getting Connection Failed messages. Basically, nothing changed.
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