unplugging ethernet hangs macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by whyrichard, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    #1
    Hello!


    why is it, that when my macbook pro is connected through ethernet to my pc, and i unplug the ethernet cord before ejecting the connection, it takes forever for the spinning beach ball to stop?!

    its frustrating!


    r.
     
  2. gman71882 macrumors 6502

    gman71882

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    Houston, Tx
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    If you have anything mounted: Flash Drive, External HD, another computer. You Must Eject it before uplugging your cables.
    Most devices are not Hot swappable: The Mac is communicating with it, not actually transfering files but just keeping the connection open.

    You can sometimes screw up the file structure of devices/drives by not ejecting them. Ive had to reformat my ipod & an External HD due to this. It only takes a few times before you Permanently remember to eject everything.

    There is an easy keystroke: Highlight the Mounted item and press
    Command-E to eject. (Apple-E)

    i remember that the older versions of OS X caused the beachball alot: If you have 10.4 it usually handles a connection disruption better and recovers much quicker.
     

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