Strange Wireless Behavior

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by answer348, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. answer348 macrumors member

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    I close my powerbook to sleep about 10 times a day, and I use a wireless internet router. About half the time, when I open my powerbook again, the wireless has turned off, while the other half of the time, the wireless is still functioning normally when I open it. Is this normal? Can I fix it so that the wireless is always on when leaving sleep mode?
     
  2. emw macrumors G4

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    Are you set to "By default join" your wireless network in your system preferences? If so, that may help.

    Otherwise, not sure.
     
  3. JOD8FY macrumors 6502a

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    Go to System Preferences>Network and make sure you're set to join your network automatically. My PB always joins my network when I wake it.

    Good luck,
    JOD8FY
     
  4. answer348 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have it set to join automatically, so that can't be the problem.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Mac OS X 10.3.5 by any chance? And the new Aiprport Card update?
     
  6. answer348 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have the newest version of OS X and Airport.
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, there are a lot of complaints about 10.3.5 and the new airport update. I have the same problem. My WiFi connection gets dropped constantly for no reason.
     
  8. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Did you run Repair Permissions after your software upgrade?
     
  9. answer348 thread starter macrumors member

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    I've repaired permissions several times since the update.
     

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