1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 2, 2013 5:29 PM by BDAqua
DANRED83 Level 1 (0 points)

Can someone help me with intimitant wifi drop when using my imac pro. In paricular it seems when i reeboot my computer, or switch it off.

When i turn computer back on it clearly remembers my modems identity but when i try to re type password it always says 'error connection time out'

It is not the router as i have multiple other devices over wifi that work fine.

My only fix currently is to reboot router continuly. Very annoying and feedback would be greatly apprciated.

Many thanks


iMac, 2008/09 model
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    H Dani, this has worked for a few...


    Make a New Location, Using network locations in Mac OS X ...




    10.7 & 10.8…


    System Preferences>Network, top of window>Locations>Edit Locations, little plus icon, give it a name.



    10.5.x/10.6.x/10.7.x instructions...


    System Preferences>Network, click on the little gear at the bottom next to the + & - icons, (unlock lock first if locked), choose Set Service Order.


    The interface that connects to the Internet should be dragged to the top of the list.


    10.4 instructions...


    Is that Interface dragged to the top of Network>Show:>Network Port Configurations.

    If using Wifi/Airport...


    Instead of joining your Network from the list, click the WiFi icon at the top, and click join other network. Fill in everything as needed.


    For 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8, System Preferences>Network, unlock the lock if need be, highlight the Interface you use to connect to Internet, click on the advanced button, click on the DNS tab, click on the little plus icon, then add these numbers...



    Click OK.