AirPort doesn't work after PB sleep

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  1. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

    ColoJohnBoy

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    I have a 1 GHz 15" PowerBook running 10.2.6 and connected to Comcast Broadband Cable internet via a snow AirPort Base Station. I recently backed up my information and performed a clean install of OS X. I didn't have this problem before, but now when I open the screen and the computer wakes from sleep, the internet doesn't work. I have to select the icon in the menu bar, turn off AirPort, wait a few seconds, then turn it back on. My roommate, who has a 700 MHz 12" iBook also running 10.2.6 doesn't have this problem. Is there a setting I need to change to fix this? Thanks for any help you can provide.
     
  2. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Hmmm... maybe check to see what your setting is in the System Preferences -> Network, then Airport tab. Make sure it's set for either "Join most recently used available network" or "Join a specific network". If you leave it on "Join network with best signal" it won't automatically join IIRC. The first two have places to put a password that the computer can store. Mine is set on "Join most recently..." because I move between a couple wireless networks, but if you only use your own network "Join specific... " is probably your best bet.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. ColoJohnBoy thread starter macrumors 65816

    ColoJohnBoy

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    I just checked the AirPort Admin utility and and network preferences, and cannot figure out how to fix it. It's not that serious, I suppose, just a pain in the butt.
     
  4. ColoJohnBoy thread starter macrumors 65816

    ColoJohnBoy

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    Hmmmm... Yeah, I have AirPort set to join a specific network, and I get great reception all through my apartment, so that shouldn't be a problem. I don't know. I guess I'll just keep fiddling around with things.
     
  5. jefhatfield Retired

    jefhatfield

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    os 9.0 had some problems with sleep mode and original ibooks and powerbooks

    so apple issued os 9.1 to rectifiy this problem which may or may not have happened with os 9

    with my ibook which still has os 9, when i wake up from sleep i get kicked off the internet about 20 percent of the time and very infrequently, the ibook will wake up frozen

    ...but not enough to make me get a new os update

    i am used to windows so mac os problems seem very small by comparison
     

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