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#7262 - 01/04/10 12:40 PM Airport Terrorist at Work?
sidneyfalco Offline


Registered: 11/09/09
My Airport wireless connection concked out quite suddenly during an internet session and I need help in setting it right. I got back online by using the cable connector so there is no emergency, just a lot of inconvenience in my apartment. I tried entering and re-entering the data several times, but can't get past the security password which is rejected, although all the data and passwords remain the same. What can I do? Thanks for your kind attention. Oh yes: I'm using a late 2006 Macbook, Intel, 10.6.2. Everything is up to date.
sidneyfalco

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#7273 - 01/04/10 04:23 PM Re: Airport Terrorist at Work? [Re: sidneyfalco]
crarko Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Minnesota USA
Well, for one thing you can stop with the silly sensationalist thread titles. That doesn't go over too big.

Can you log into the access point and reset the password there, and then change your MacBook to match?
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#7282 - 01/04/10 11:48 PM Re: Airport Terrorist at Work? [Re: sidneyfalco]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Have you tried resetting your AirPort Base Station?
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#7299 - 01/05/10 12:25 PM Re: Airport Terrorist at Work? [Re: artie505]
sidneyfalco Offline


Registered: 11/09/09
Thanks to all for your help, including the resident censor. Misinterpreting my headline as "sensationalist" must be a kind of indicator of the degree to which the politics of fear has affected the population.

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#7308 - 01/05/10 03:39 PM Re: Airport Terrorist at Work? [Re: sidneyfalco]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
> Thanks to all for your help, [....]

Well?
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#7336 - 01/06/10 10:22 AM Re: Airport Terrorist at Work? [Re: artie505]
sidneyfalco Offline


Registered: 11/09/09
My wi-fi connection came back on as mysteriously as it went off--before I had a chance to try any of the recommended solutions. I don't use a base station, just the internal Airport device. Sorry that this experience didn't contribute to the knowledge base, but here's a point: the Airport went off at about the same time as my Mail.app started acting up, and I believe started again when I fixed the Mail by trashing the plist and re-entering the Mail data. Thanks again.

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#7343 - 01/06/10 02:33 PM Re: Airport Terrorist at Work? [Re: sidneyfalco]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
> I don't use a base station, just the internal Airport device.

The "internal Airport device" is your AirPort card, but that's got to connect to another wireless device such as an AirPort Base Station; to what are you connecting?
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#7346 - 01/06/10 03:17 PM Re: Airport Terrorist at Work? [Re: artie505]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
>> to what are you connecting?

Howdy neighbor! laugh

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#7360 - 01/07/10 10:05 AM Re: Airport Terrorist at Work? [Re: artie505]
sidneyfalco Offline


Registered: 11/09/09
OK, now I'm up on the jargon. The base station is a "box" from which is running a cable to an internet provider. The box has an antenna which communicates with the Airport card. The box also gives me access to telephone service and television, although I don't have a TV hooked up. It's a very fast broadband. It's located in France.

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#7363 - 01/07/10 11:00 AM Re: Airport Terrorist at Work? [Re: sidneyfalco]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
So your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is some (French?) cable company. I would bet your original problems were not due to Airport issues, but to your ISP/cable box having some sort of interruption.

In the future if this happens again, try turning the power off to the box, wait about 30 seconds, turn it back on and see if the problem corrected itself. You may or may not need to restart your Mac after the power off/on to regain your wireless connection.
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#7365 - 01/07/10 11:28 AM Re: Airport Terrorist at Work? [Re: Ira L]
sidneyfalco Offline


Registered: 11/09/09
Sounds good, Ira. Thank you and all.

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