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airport trouble after sleep

Message #1 - Posted 2005/01/23 - chibitul

iBook g3/900 MHz/640MB/OSX-10.3.7
D-link router/base station (DI-614+)

all was just fine for a looong time... suddenly after sleep no airport network is selected anymore. I have to go and select my airport network, which does not show up by default (I disabled the SSID broadcast) and it also requires a 128-bit ASCII password. It's a pain to type all this each time. What changed, how some the selection is not restored after sleep?

I updated to 10.3.7 a few weeks ago, but it works just fine till today... tried to reset the PRAM and fooled around with the network settings, to no avail... any ideas?

the D-link router/base station (DI-614+) seems to be just fine... I think the problems is with my little iBook

Thanks
chibitul

Message #2 - Posted 2005/01/24 - Neill Massello

chibitul wrote:

iBook g3/900 MHz/640MB/OSX-10.3.7
D-link router/base station (DI-614+)

all was just fine for a looong time... suddenly after sleep no airport network is selected anymore. I have to go and select my airport network, which does not show up by default (I disabled the SSID broadcast) and it also requires a 128-bit ASCII password. It's a pain to type all this each time. What changed, how some the selection is not restored after sleep?

I updated to 10.3.7 a few weeks ago, but it works just fine till today... tried to reset the PRAM and fooled around with the network settings, to no avail... any ideas?

First, turn SSID broadcasting back on. Disabling it is basically worthless as a security measure, and broadcasting it will help other wireless users to avoid interfering with your network.

The next time your iBook doesn't reconnect to the network automatically, try turning AirPort off for several seconds and then turning it back on. Your Mac will usually reconnect to the network automatically.

To make password or key entry easier, use the Network preference pane (AirPort tab). Unlike the connection dialog, it allows you to copy and paste into the Password field.

Message #3 - Posted 2005/02/05 - James Meiss

Previously, chibitul wrote:

iBook g3/900 MHz/640MB/OSX-10.3.7
D-link router/base station (DI-614+)

all was just fine for a looong time... suddenly after sleep no airport network is selected anymore. I have to go and select my airport network, which does not show up by default (I disabled the SSID broadcast) and it also requires a 128-bit ASCII password. It's a pain to type all this each time. What changed, how some the selection is not restored after sleep?

I updated to 10.3.7 a few weeks ago, but it works just fine till today... tried to reset the PRAM and fooled around with the network settings, to no avail... any ideas?

the D-link router/base station (DI-614+) seems to be just fine... I think the problems is with my little iBook

Thanks
chibitul

I have this problem with one of my computers. Its been discussed quite a bit on the Apple Discussions group
<http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?14@794.oKxra6giO1Q.12168@.3bbe095 5> (see e.g. the Loosing the connection thread) but as far as I can tell, there is no definitive solution.

Message #4 - Posted 2005/02/06 - Clark Martin

Previously, James Meiss wrote:

Previously, chibitul wrote:

iBook g3/900 MHz/640MB/OSX-10.3.7
D-link router/base station (DI-614+)

all was just fine for a looong time... suddenly after sleep no airport network is selected anymore. I have to go and select my airport network, which does not show up by default (I disabled the SSID broadcast) and it also requires a 128-bit ASCII password. It's a pain to type all this each time. What changed, how some the selection is not restored after sleep?

I updated to 10.3.7 a few weeks ago, but it works just fine till today... tried to reset the PRAM and fooled around with the network settings, to no avail... any ideas?

Try opening the Keychain utility and deleting the entry for wireless. Then reconnect, enter the encryption key (it's not really a password) and select the option to use the keychain.

Clark Martin
Redwood City, CA, USA Macintosh / Internet Consulting

"I'm a designated driver on the Information Super Highway"

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