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Posted on 2011-05-06
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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.  ????  
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Try moving this file to the trash and rebooting. WARNING: This will get rid of all configurations for any/all wireless connections.
/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.airport.preferences.plist
You will now have to reconnect and configure as if this was the first time you have connected to the airport.
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I'll have to try that, but isn't that essentially the same as deleting the prefered network and reaquiring?  
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It does something more. I have had success with this when connections get flaky.
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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.  
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Simple and effective. Thanks.
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