New iMac wireless problem

^squirrel^

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 4, 2006
651
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England
Hi all,

Just been to a clients to setup their new mac and i have one problem.

When i reboot the machine it doesn't auto connect to their wireless network. I have to select it from the wireless icon and select their network name.

I have selected their network as a preferred wifi network but it doesn't make a difference.

My laptop connects fine, so it's not the router.

Can anyone help me out.

Many thanks

Darren
 

WarMace

macrumors member
Jul 18, 2007
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First thing, check the System Preferences to make sure it is set to automatically connect.
 

WarMace

macrumors member
Jul 18, 2007
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Yep, that's it. If it's set to automatic and it's not working, make sure that if the network has any security enabled that the password is saved in the keychain. You could also manually select the network from the pulldown so that it only connects to that network and doesn't look for any others.

Good luck
 

^squirrel^

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 4, 2006
651
1
England
Yep, that's it. If it's set to automatic and it's not working, make sure that if the network has any security enabled that the password is saved in the keychain. You could also manually select the network from the pulldown so that it only connects to that network and doesn't look for any others.

Good luck
Just seems really strange it's doing this. I've set up loads of mac's before and not had this issue.

I will try again tonight and get back to you.

Thanks

EDIT - Just connect on ARD. The machine is set to Auto and the password is saved in the keychain........ any ideas on where to go from here?
 

Cyclotrode

macrumors regular
Jun 30, 2007
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Virginia
Is the wireless router by chance a Linksys? I had the same problem with trying to connect my MacBook Pro to wireless a few months back and found out that it was the Linksys router firmware causing the issue. After installing the correct firmware, the wireless came up with no problems.
 

^squirrel^

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 4, 2006
651
1
England
Is the wireless router by chance a Linksys? I had the same problem with trying to connect my MacBook Pro to wireless a few months back and found out that it was the Linksys router firmware causing the issue. After installing the correct firmware, the wireless came up with no problems.
no it's a netgear dg834v3.

it's ok with my powerbook g4
 

FatSweatyBlldog

macrumors regular
Aug 16, 2007
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no it's a netgear dg834v3.

it's ok with my powerbook g4
The issue could still be the firmware. Did you double-check to see if there are any updates for the router?

Also, the G4 is a PPC chip, the new iMac intel, so that also might account for a difference in performance between the two macs vis a vis the router.

Let us know the solution when you find it...good luck!
 

Mactosh

macrumors newbie
Feb 3, 2005
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York UK
Hi all,

Just been to a clients to setup their new mac and i have one problem.

When i reboot the machine it doesn't auto connect to their wireless network. I have to select it from the wireless icon and select their network name.

I have selected their network as a preferred wifi network but it doesn't make a difference.

My laptop connects fine, so it's not the router.

Can anyone help me out.

Many thanks

Darren
I had a similar problem with the new iMac, which I worked round by unhiding my network's SSID.