Regretting iMac Purchase...wifi woes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chipbutty24, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. chipbutty24 macrumors newbie

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    Brand new iMac 27" i7
    Lion preinstalled
    WILL NOT STAY CONNECTED TO BLOODY WIFI!!!

    Router and connection are fine. iPhone and Windows laptop connected. iMac see the connection, lets me connect but browsers Safari and Firefox say I'm not connected.

    Did I just blow 2Gs on a POS?

    Please help if you can.

    Ive reset router, renamed network, redone security key, rebooted mac and router, deleted and reconnected network. No joy:(
     
  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    sigh my macbook air has the same issue...
    I am off to apple to get a ethernet adapter.
     
  3. chipbutty24 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. UlsterApple macrumors regular

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    Mine won't keep my preferences. It's a day old, forgets all my bookmarks and changes my homepage every time I start Safari. It's taking a bit of getting used to compared to my old PPC, but there are still many features that aren't user friendly.
     
  5. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    You may have a lemon, call apple support and see what they suggest you may end up getting a replacement
     
  6. seble macrumors 6502a

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    Guys that shouldn't' be happen, take it to apple!
     
  7. Hyper-X macrumors 6502a

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    You won't be able to resolve that issue easily as the source of the problem is very likely OS X Lion.
     
  8. chipbutty24 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    On with apple support now

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    So far deleted 3 files, restart, reconnect

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    Check network, wifi says connected, open safari, no joy
     
  9. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    I am so unhappy I just got an usb to ethernet adapter. This is not ideal but will have to do until there is a fix.
     
  10. nufanec macrumors regular

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    What make is your router? Some are pretty bad.
     
  11. chipbutty24 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok so here is the fix.

    My router was a D-Link DIR-625. Last firmware update was 2006. That was also the last available update. Apple Tech's couldn't sort the issue out. Said it was prob interference which is BS cuz I had the Mac basically on top of my router.

    My router had DRAFT-N which as I understand was N before it was certified. The iMac has N. I went into router settings, disabled the 802.11n and just left it with 802.11a/b.

    Voila problem solved.

    As my PC laptop was also having connection issues as of late, I just went out and got an Airport Extreme. No issues at all. PC and iMac are happy.

    Let me point out, I didn't HAVE to get a new router, just change the settings.

    Hope this helps some other poor bastard.
     

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