1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 1, 2013 10:50 AM by rccharles
tabbyprincess Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My macbook is so slow - buffering endlessy.


1.  Previously, I accidentally created a location name while I was looking for my hidden internet network 

- could this be the reason and that I just have to delete this?

2.  In any case, could you kindly send me a link for a step by step procedure to update my mac system?

3.  Also, the wireless icon (airport) also just disappeared - kindly tell me where I can find the option to

connect to a wireless.

4.  My mac gets the internet connection wirelessly from my cable - how can I adjust the mac so that it will

autoconnect to my cablet internet everytime I boot up the mac. I put off power when I leave my condo unit -

is this why I have to connect the mac to the internet every time?


Thank you - TP

MacBook, macbook os
  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (6,825 points)

    We need to know what version of  OS X you are running.


    You may want to run these "standard" fixes if the problem persists.


    1) Check the amount of free space on your harddrive.  You should have a several gigs free.


    2) You should run disk utility

         a) verify the disk

         b) update your permissions.


    3) Try a safe boot.

        Shutdown your machine.  Hold down the shift key.  Poweron.  Wait awhile Wait awhile while you harddrive

          is being checked.



    Here is how to find out what version of Mac OS you are running:

    Click on the blue apple in the upper left hand of the screen.


    click on this icon

    Picture 8.png


    Click on the first line, "About This Mac"


    Picture 9.png

    Most of these are numbers & that's what we want.


    What version & Processor do you have?