3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 16, 2013 6:09 PM by sanjampet
planner Level 1 (0 points)

In the last month or so, almost every time I wake up my MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard it will not connect to the internet unless I reboot my Airport Extreme.  Systems preferences says there is no IP address and sometimes it says it has a self assigned IP address.  Any thoughts on why this is happening.  I have two other Macs and a Sonos system connected to my wireless network.



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • sanjampet Level 5 (7,760 points)


    Check out this:




    Especially the reset on the bottom line of the links (blue) click the triangle and follow the instructions for a soft reset, Ihad this issue recently, and it did drive nuts, I performed the soft reset and it has been fine since, if the soft does not help try the factory.


    I had the same problem in that one MBP 10.6.8 would behave like this, other MBP no problem, iPad no problem. I did the reset from  the problem MBP.


    Hope this helps you.

  • planner Level 1 (0 points)

    Sounds reasonable.  The instructions for a soft reset say that is is for when you forget your password.  I know my password.


    Once I hit the reset button, what should I do in the five minutes before it reverts back to the way it was?

  • sanjampet Level 5 (7,760 points)



    It seems sometimes the MBP forgets it, don't know why.

    Open airport utility Applications/Utilities/Airport utilitlty, it should find yours with a cryptic name, click continue, click "I want to change some settings for this airport extreme", click continue, click change these settings, enter a name, enter password, verify password, click continueclick thru to finish.


    Hope this helps