2 Replies Latest reply: May 17, 2013 2:08 AM by Nbod702
neigh.oink Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



Our imac WiFi keeps dropping out though our other devices are connected to the home network (PC wifi, iphones etc) and these are browsing the web as it happens. We have to keep turning off Airport and on again for the connection. Only the imac!


There are no other devices such as a mircrowave in operation at the same time, it just drops out.

Something with the WiFi settings?


Driving us mad.



iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Paul_31 Level 6 Level 6 (13,240 points)

    Not guaranteed, but maybe this'll help:

    http://osxdaily.com/2012/11/30/resolving-stubborn-wi-fi-connection-problems-in-m ac-os-x/


    You could also try these if the above link doesn't help: Wifi problems seem to crop up a lot on here and unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a 'one fix' solution.

    However, sometimes any one of the following can help although, unfortunately, not always - in no particular order:

    • Check wifi security - if it's WEP change it to WPA or WPA2 (preferably, as it's more secure)
    • Change the wifi channel on the router
    • Create a new Network Location: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5289
    • Reboot the router
  • Nbod702 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I had the same problem for months.  Went through Apple support, paid for service and still they couldn't give me the solution that worked.  I found out for myself that the only fix was to use an external wireless adapter, ethernet or usb will do.  Since I connected to my router through the external adapter I have not had the problem again.  It is a permanent, although external fix.


    Hope this helps you shortcut months of frustration.