iMac Airport Issue

Posted on 2011-05-06
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have an iMac with 10.6.7 and am having trouble with airport.  Connected to the preferred network that I always am, all of the sudden I'm getting a back connection to no connection.  The bars on the airport are the same, but it takes all day to think about if it will open a new page or load anything.  I try to close airport and reopen, to which it finds the preferred network again, but this time asks for a password (which I have already saved).  I type the password, it attempts to connect, but then says it's "timed out".  I know the password is correct, and I have even tried to delete the preferred network and create it again, but it continues with the same problem.  I have all the system updates current, but this is driving me crazy.  ????  
Question by:MarkJulie
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    Accepted Solution

    Try moving this file to the trash and rebooting. WARNING: This will get rid of all configurations for any/all wireless connections.
    You will now have to reconnect and configure as if this was the first time you have connected to the airport.

    Author Comment

    I'll have to try that, but isn't that essentially the same as deleting the prefered network and reaquiring?  
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    Expert Comment

    It does something more. I have had success with this when connections get flaky.

    Author Comment

    Ok, I deleted that file, turned airport off and back on and it's still connects to the same network without asking me.  I don't know if I did it right?  I will monitor the connection and see what comes.  

    Author Closing Comment

    Simple and effective. Thanks.

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