Airport Extreme Not Connecting and Disconnecting

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by rfinger, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Aug 3, 2004
    #1
    OK. I haven't been able to find the settings for this, and I don't know how to prevent this. But, I need some help.

    I just got an iBook not too long ago, one of the 1.2 gHz ones with the Airport Extreme built in. It is absolutely great. But, I'm running into two things. First, I'm noticing that this thing, for some reason, does not connect to any networks automatically when it starts up. Why is that? I have a preferred network that I have it already set up with in my house, but I have to manually go over to the airport menu each time and tell it to connect. Why is that? Also, when it goes to sleep, it disconnects, even if it's only been asleep for about 5 minutes, and it doesn't reconnect me. Does anyone know how to change this from happening? PLease let me know.

    Thanks!!!!
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Jun 23, 2004
    #2
    The auto-connect thing is really easy to fix.

    I'm not in front of my Mac right now, but hopefully this can get you on your way ...

    Go to Finder > Applications > System Preferences

    Go to Network (hmm, or something similarily named ... Internet?)

    A window will come up. In the center of that window is a pull-down menu with types of network connections you can have ... Ethernet, Airport, etc.

    Pick Airport. Look at the different settings. There will be a checkbox that says something like "Automatically Connect"
     
  3. emw
    macrumors G4

    emw

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    #3
    A couple of things...

    First, I believe if when you login (if a password is required), use "Add to Keychain" to automatically reconnect.

    If that doesn't work, also make sure that in your Network Preferences your wireless connection is set to connect Automatically, and not to a specific network.
     
  4. macrumors regular

    EMKoper

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    Dec 18, 2002
    Location:
    Stafford, VA
    #4
    Similar Problem...

    Sorry to rehash an old thread, but I am having a similar problem and the listed suggestions are not correcting the behavior.

    This recently started after I began detecting my neighbor's wireless LAN in my airport menu bar pull-down list. Sometimes, when no other LAN is detected, the PB will automatically connect but will not if there are multiple LANs present.

    Any suggestions?

    I am running 10.3.6 ....
     

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