Interesting wifi issue

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Drew017, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Drew017 macrumors 65816

    Drew017

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    For some reason, my MacBook (Snow Leopard) is detecting a wifi signal (one bar) but not connecting. The airport menu animates, but doesn't connect. Why?
     
  2. hawkxcore, Apr 12, 2012
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    hawkxcore macrumors newbie

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    Mine likes to not connect to 5GHz networks after waking up from sleep. Usually turning wifi off and back on from the airport menu fixes it for me. Hopefully this will help your problem too.
     
  3. Drew017 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Drew017

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    Thanks... I'll try that. Also, the router may be too far away.
     
  4. east85 macrumors 65816

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    I also have trouble connecting after sleep on my MacBook, but I usually just turn off the Wi-fi and turn it back on after it wakes up if I run into the problem and it works. It's a quirky issue and I've heard quite a few people ask about it on here.

    Also about the signal being too far away, that's possible. I used to get like a single bar on my iPhone and it would pick it up as available and refuse to connect unless I was a bit closer.
     
  5. Drew017 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Drew017

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    Simething else I noticed was that I have to enter in my wifi password about every few times I connect. I never had to do that in Leopard. Is there a fix for this?
     

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