Mac Wireless problem
Posted on 2012-04-08
I have two Macs, an iMac and and a MacBook Air, on my local home network using a TP-Link wireless router. For several weeks I have believed that the router has gone bad as both Macs lose their wireless connection frequently. Restarting the Wi-Fi service on the Macs does not usually restore the connection. Rebooting the router usually does.
I upgraded the firmware on the router to the latest available and that did not resolve the problem. It has gone on for several weeks just because I have not gotten around to replacing the router.
Just now I am working online on the iMac and it lost its connection again. Before rebooting the router I pulled out my Droid, which is set to use the local network when I am here, to see if it too was unable to use the local router. Wonder of all wonders, it was connected to the router and I was able to browse the internet on it just fine.
So maybe the issue is with the Macs, and maybe nothing is necessarily wrong, it is just that they don't get along well with the router. I don't know. I do know that I am not about to run out and by a new router when I have at least one device that works fine with it when the two Macs don't.
Any suggestions or thoughts as to what the actual issue might be?
All advice appreciated.