[Last Call] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now


iMac Airport Issue

Posted on 2011-05-06
Medium Priority
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
  • 3
  • 2
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

EdTechy earned 2000 total points
ID: 35705817
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

ID: 35707397
I'll have to try that, but isn't that essentially the same as deleting the prefered network and reaquiring?  
LVL 10

Expert Comment

ID: 35707435
It does something more. I have had success with this when connections get flaky.

Author Comment

ID: 35712499
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

ID: 35717193
Simple and effective. Thanks.

Featured Post

New feature and membership benefit!

New feature! Upgrade and increase expert visibility of your issues with Priority Questions.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Worried about if Apple can protect your documents, photos, and everything else that gets stored in iCloud? Read on to find out what Apple really uses to make things secure.
This article outlines the struggles that Macs encounter in Windows-dominated workplace environments – and what Mac users can do to improve their network connectivity and remain productive.
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an anti-spam), the admin…
Please read the paragraph below before following the instructions in the video — there are important caveats in the paragraph that I did not mention in the video. If your PaperPort 12 or PaperPort 14 is failing to start, or crashing, or hanging, …
Suggested Courses

831 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question