"A connection timeout occurred"

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tekno, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. tekno macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2011
    I am forever getting the above message when trying to connect my MacBook Air to my Airport Extreme. Any ideas why and how I can find out more information?
  2. satcomer, Dec 27, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012

    satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    To fix it try several things:

    1. Reset Your PRAM and see if that helps.

    2. In OS X go to System Preferences->Network tab and at the top of the Network tab will be the 'Location' toggle-bar. Use that to 'Edit' (in 10.8.x) Networks and then in the pop-up use the + button to add a custom named Location, then save everything when prompted to save this change.

    Don't worry, this Network Location change will act the same as 'Automatic'.

    3. Also in the System Preferences->Network pane click on the 'Advanced' button. In the drop-down click on the 'DNS' mini-tab and put in free DNS servers from either OpenDNS.com or Google's free DNS. See if that works.

    Good Luck.
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    I get that all the time from my Intel Mini. The only way I've found to get around it is to go into the Airport Menulet, turn Airport off and then back on again.

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