Why network name scrolls on menu bar

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Schtibbie, May 24, 2008.

  1. Schtibbie macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2007
    Dumb question probably, but when I'm at home on my OWN wifi network, which is named "Bob" (for example) and does not have hidden SSID but does have WPA security, my laptop just signs on immediately when I wake it up from sleep.

    At my parent's house, it sits there for 15-20 seconds with a blank-bars wifi icon and then finds his network (named "John" for example), signs on (WPA again) and then for some reason displays the name "John" scrolling right to left next to my wifi icon in the top menu bar. This scrolls for a few seconds then goes away.

    Everything works. Just wondering why some networks scroll their names and my home one doesn't.
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Mine scrolls when it is connecting to the network once connected it no longer scrolls.

    If your home network is short enough perhaps it doesn't scroll when connecting.
  3. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2007
    London, UK
    I think it scrolls the network name when you switch networks when waking from sleep. For example, in my case when I sleep my MacBook while in office, when waking it at home, the network name is shown scrolling. Since the office network name and the name at home is different.

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