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#17002 - 08/13/11 11:27 PM iTunes and AirPort
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
I doubt that there's anything that can be done about this, but I'm curious about why it happens...

When I put my deuced Mac(hina) to sleep by shutting the clamshell, iTunes sometimes makes an immediate connection with my Base Station when I re-open the clamshell and sometimes times out and reverts to my internal speakers, necessitating my re-selecting my Base Station.

Mail.app, on the other hand, invariably times out before fetching new mail.

Is the issue that iTunes is a slower starter than Mail and sometimes suffers from local interference...sometimes doesn't?

Thanks for any insight. smile

Edit: My Base Station and MacBook are 3 inches apart.


Edited by artie505 (08/14/11 03:51 AM)
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#17011 - 08/14/11 08:19 AM Re: iTunes and AirPort [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
Sounds more like a race condition, your airport tying to reconnect while applications are trying to re-establish network connections.

You'd think OS X would have some mechanism in place to make apps wait 5 sec or so after wakeup for the network to come back up before trying to use it, but I don't think that happens. So, probably down to pot luck.
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#17025 - 08/14/11 06:31 PM Re: iTunes and AirPort [Re: Virtual1]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
"Race" is the exact word I've used in my musings, but I'm wondering why Mail and Safari always lose while iTunes sometimes wins/sometimes loses?

> You'd think OS X would have some mechanism in place to make apps wait 5 sec or so after wakeup for the network to come back up before trying to use it, but I don't think that happens.

Good idea; maybe you can sell it to Apple.
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#17027 - 08/14/11 06:47 PM Re: iTunes and AirPort [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
I doubt you could "sell" the idea to Apple, but you can suggest it to them at Apple's Product Feedback. Don't expect a response — you won't get one, but this may show up either in a future Lion Update or OS X Upgrade. Most probably in a future OS X Upgrade.
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#17028 - 08/14/11 08:12 PM Re: iTunes and AirPort [Re: joemikeb]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: joemikeb
I doubt you could "sell" the idea to Apple, but you can suggest it to them at Apple's Product Feedback. Don't expect a response — you won't get one, but this may show up either in a future Lion Update or OS X Upgrade. Most probably in a future OS X Upgrade.

I posted at both Hardware and Software Feedback since this issue is not clearly restricted to either.
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