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macbook pro wifi issue

Please please help me. Macbook pro wifi keeps going in and out at home. Used to be fine, now disconnects and says: "searching for network" WHILE the wifi bar says full bars and connected. I think it has to do with either network setting or the weird location thing. Here is a picture of my issue: Picture of wifi issue Somehow, the wifi is fine, but I am no longer connected to the internet. internet works fine at other peoples houses, just my house and certain cafes this problem of "searching" for the internet emerges while the wifi bars stay on full. Have tried rebooting computer, router etc. Thank you for any suggestions.
posted by cascando on Jun 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Slick shiny keys feel gross.

Rough-coating spray to fix a shiny keyboard? [more inside]
posted by schmichael on May 27, 2011 - 3 answers

Displayport Shenanigans

Is it possible to daisy chain these dell display port hubs by getting three of them to run 6x monitors off a single macbook displayport. [more inside]
posted by sourbrew on May 26, 2011 - 3 answers

USB Hub for Macbook Air

USB hub for Macbook Air - can you recommend one? I just need something I can plug the usual array of peripherals into: iPod, iPad, SuperDrive, camera, external keyboard, mouse, printer, etc. (not necessarily all at once). I don't think I need anything fancy like extra hard drive storage built in, but open to all ideas. Thanks.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on May 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Buying a new Macbook

Considering purchasing a new Macbook Pro - two questions inside. [more inside]
posted by rastapasta on May 9, 2011 - 16 answers

Fan friendly mac protective case?

What kind of protection cover can I get for my new macbook pro that will prevent wear but also not affect fan power? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on May 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Bad RAM or something else?

I recently bought a new Macbook Pro (2.3 i5) and almost immediately put 8GB 1333Mhz DDR3 RAM in it. Almost immediately, I got a kernel panic, and then Chrome would crash every once in a while. I have also had occasional crashes of Pages, MailPlane, and BusyCal, but no more panics. It has been about a week or so since I installed the RAM. Do you think I have a bad memory stick, or is this occasional crashiness related to something else? [more inside]
posted by 4ster on May 4, 2011 - 8 answers

She blinded me...with thinness!

Can I use a thumbdrive to be my macbook air's only hard drive? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on May 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Is my MacBook battery a ripoff?

Is this laptop battery a ripoff, and how can I be sure? I bought a third party battery for my Macbook. It looks like the original 45Wh battery, but Coconut Battery (and the appropriate ioreg command) report the 'design capacity' as lower than it should be. [more inside]
posted by beniamino on Apr 27, 2011 - 10 answers

Which magsafe should I get?

My girlfriend's Apple Macbook Pro power cord stopped working, and I want to replace it with something that's not $80. Which third-party magsafe power cord should I get? [more inside]
posted by prior on Apr 11, 2011 - 15 answers

What are best practices for moving to a new Macbook?

I have a few questions regarding upgrading from one Macbook to another and transferring data/settings. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Apr 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Back Me Up On This, Would Ya?

I have two external hard drives: one Mac formatted (WD 500 GB); one Windows (Iomega 1 TB). I have a Macbook and a lot of music. Let's get all this together and end up with a setup that does what I want. [more inside]
posted by skypieces on Apr 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Is an older MacBook a good match for an iPad2?

iPad first-timer - is my mid-2007 MacBook the right computer? [more inside]
posted by progosk on Apr 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me play "In The First Degree" again - I'll totally let you be assistant DA.

I just got a CD-ROM of my favorite computer game from the mid-90s! After several tries with different emulators, though, I'm having no luck getting it to run on my machine. Can you help me play In the 1st Degree again? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Mar 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Sync iPhone notes to Mac then delete from iPhone?

Is there an easy way to sync all my iPhone notes to my macbook and then delete those notes from the iPhone alone? I want a system where I can easily keep transferring notes to my computer, and leave the iPhone note-free, or with only a few notes that I choose to keep on it, after each sync.
posted by shivohum on Mar 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Can you help me get set up with Photoshop CS5 and a new non-Apple cinema display?

Can you help me get set up with Photoshop CS5 and a new non-Apple cinema display? [more inside]
posted by critzer on Mar 22, 2011 - 11 answers

My Mackbook is a crackin.

How can I make the topcase (wrist area) of my 2006 white Macbook stop cracking? I have had Apple replace this part twice, and it has cracked yet again. There is a way for me to solve this problem. I know there is. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Mar 21, 2011 - 9 answers

Mac vs. PC

Mac vs. PC! (Laptops) [more inside]
posted by hotdiggitydog on Mar 13, 2011 - 27 answers

MBox2 micro for my new Macbook - how?

How to get Pro Tools LE, using an MBox 2 micro, to work with a MacBook running Mac OS X 10.6.6? [more inside]
posted by Flitcraft on Mar 5, 2011 - 4 answers

What's your method for archiving home video?

What's your method for archiving home video? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Mar 4, 2011 - 2 answers

Need MacBook advice.

Looking for advice on 1) which Mac laptop to buy (yes, I know the rumors of a MacBook Pro refresh in early March; we'd wait for the new models) and 2) how to integrate a happy home network of Macs. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Feb 17, 2011 - 11 answers

Looking for a Mac program (or some other way) that will monitor my MacBook's battery and turn off another program when the battery gets really low.

Looking for a Mac program (or some other way) that will monitor my MacBook's battery and turn off another program when the battery gets really low. [more inside]
posted by Ephilation on Feb 15, 2011 - 3 answers

Why would one of my RAM bays be okay with a 512MB stick but not a 2GB?

I got some new RAM for my Macbook, but it's causing some really weird freezing issues. [more inside]
posted by jenmess on Feb 11, 2011 - 10 answers

Where can I buy a Macbook Pro charger in Cusco, Peru?

Where can I buy a Macbook Pro charger in Cusco, Peru? I think my charger crapped out on me and I need a new one. I can´t really wait for my family to mail one down from the States, so I´m venturing to Cusco, the closest big town from the one that I live in, to find one. Does anyone have any idea where i can find Apple products such as this? It´s the magnet kind :)
posted by badish on Feb 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Daisy... Daisy...

Need help recovering data on a dying Macbook from Ubuntu [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Feb 1, 2011 - 9 answers

Does Applecare care about my Apple?

I have a potentially rather silly question about Applecare as I purchase a new Macbook Pro. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Jan 31, 2011 - 27 answers

Help me decide on Macbook Air 11 inch or 13 inch

Help me decide on Macbook Air 11 inch or 13 inch [more inside]
posted by Yunani on Jan 29, 2011 - 26 answers

Cover me

Help me find a Macbook Air sleeve. [more inside]
posted by cazoo on Jan 22, 2011 - 12 answers

How to clean a Macbook's DVD drive

How do you clean a slot-loading DVD drive on a Macbook? [more inside]
posted by bookwibble on Jan 15, 2011 - 4 answers

my macbook thinks its the frikkin messiah.

why would my macbook decide to power on some days, but play dead with me on others? [more inside]
posted by sammich on Jan 14, 2011 - 5 answers

My old wireless connection has disappeared and I'd like it back!

My wife and I have a MacBook and a Linksys wireless router. The last few days our internet connection has been spotty, so this afternoon I reset the router. Since doing that we're able to connect to the wireless, but our network name has changed to "linksys" and no password is required to connect to it. How can I change it back to the old network name/password? I've tried going into the AirPort and Network preferences sections, but it doesn't give me the option of changing the name/password for the connection.
posted by The Card Cheat on Jan 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Photo processing workflow for non-photographers.

Help setting up a mostly-automated digital photo processing workflow for non-photographers. [more inside]
posted by dolface on Jan 1, 2011 - 2 answers

Macbook Pro resolution question

My macbook pro screen's resolution has somehow become out of whack. [more inside]
posted by punch_the_mayor on Dec 31, 2010 - 3 answers

Please help me find the right MacBook for me!

What are the minimum specifications for me to be able to edit 1080p 60fps video on-the-go on a Mac laptop? [more inside]
posted by Nixie Pixel on Dec 27, 2010 - 7 answers

Zune on a Macbook?

Help! I had a Zune. Then I got a Mac. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by alona on Dec 19, 2010 - 5 answers

Looking for 15-inch Computer Monitor

Is it possible to get a high-quality 15-inch or 17-inch external monitor for my MacBook Air? [more inside]
posted by alms on Dec 16, 2010 - 6 answers

eBay battery experience

Which Macbook battery to buy on eBay? [more inside]
posted by mhz on Dec 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Macbook Air

I'm afraid of making the leap to a Macbook Air. I currently use a 2.53GHZ Core i5 15-inch Macbook Pro but am finding it awkward and value portability. I'm afraid of switching because of disk space issues/inadequate Core 2 processor and possibly not getting my money's worth. I'm looking for some sagely advice from anyone. [more inside]
posted by freud on Dec 8, 2010 - 18 answers

Macbook Won't Boot

Macbook won't boot up. Laptop doesn't get past the chime/blue apple logo boot screen. I need your help Hive! [more inside]
posted by freud on Nov 27, 2010 - 18 answers

Scary pixelated laptop display..what should I do next?

I have a Mac Book Pro 17inch..I have had it for about 2.5 years. The logic board had to be replaced around 3 months ago. Fortunately, apple fixed it gratis, since this model had "known issues" and it was handled under warranty even though it was out of warranty. It has worked fine since then, no problems whatsoever, until this morning when I tried to wake the computer --the screen was crazy looking and the cursor was frozen. Super horrifying since I haven't backed up in 3 weeks (I am a typical 60 year old user). I restarted and everything seemed ok except when I went to blogger (as a typical 60 year old, I maintain a blog)...there was an error message that cookies were disabled. HMMM. I got to the blog by googling myself and things seemed ok. [more inside]
posted by naplesyellow on Nov 21, 2010 - 9 answers

Macbook Pro or No?

I'm thinking about buying a used 13-inch aluminum Macbook (2008) or 13-inch Macbook Pro (2009+) on eBay. On paper, their specs seem quite similar. Any important differences I should know about? [more inside]
posted by puritycontrol on Nov 20, 2010 - 7 answers

To high-res or not to high-res?

I'm just about to buy a Macbook Pro 15-inch 2.53Ghz. I'v got some worries about whether or not to add the 'high-res' screen option. Two questions: (1) Will these 1680x1050 screens be the standard for 15-inch MBPs in future? (2) If you have one, what are your experiences/advice? [more inside]
posted by freud on Nov 17, 2010 - 18 answers

MacBook for Dummies

Possibly stupid question about an inherited MacBook. How do I free up space on the computer? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Nov 13, 2010 - 12 answers

Show me the wonders of the Mac....

Mac newbie here who has some questions about it. [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Nov 11, 2010 - 19 answers

Macbook or Ipad?

Should I buy a macbook or an ipad? I travel for work pretty frequently and would mostly be using the computer for internet, downloading books and video, things like that, which makes the ipad tempting. I own another laptop, but it's older, so my concern with buying the ipad is that if my current laptop breaks, having ONLY an ipad might not be smart. Would it be worth buying a macbook air because of that? Also, this would be my first mac/ipad, so are there other pros and cons of which I should be aware?
posted by odayoday on Nov 10, 2010 - 30 answers

MacBook Air a regression in performance?

How will the new 11-inch MacBook Air perform in comparison to a 2006 13-inch MacBook? [more inside]
posted by dixiecupdrinking on Nov 10, 2010 - 18 answers

I'm a PC person- wondering if I should I buy a Macbook Pro?

I've been generally a loyal PC user, but I'm thinking about getting a 13" 2.66GHz Macbook Pro. I'm looking for a lightweight and sturdy laptop to carry from class to class. For my purposes, is this the right laptop for me? [more inside]
posted by jennz on Oct 21, 2010 - 29 answers

Can a bad Apple be saved?

When trying to get a Macbook repaired, how is the BEST WAY to make a stink without being an asshole? [more inside]
posted by bibliogrrl on Oct 21, 2010 - 12 answers

I have a business card CD. I have a Mac. Um.

For a work project, I need to utilize a "business card cd" to download a camera driver. I'm using a Macbook, whose slot drive can't deal with an irregularly shaped CD. Help? (Minor snowflake details inside.) [more inside]
posted by (The Rt Hon.) MP on Oct 11, 2010 - 13 answers

Get stuff off Macbook in order to sell machine...

I'm selling my Macbook tomorrow (Snow Leopard). What's the best way for me to get everything off of it and then delete that stuff so the new owner has as clean a slate as possible. Do I just plug in a drive and turn on Time Machine? (Does that copy my software and everything else?) I'd prefer to get it off in such a way that I don't have to make my new Macbook Air be a mirror of that old machine--I'd like to pick and choose what I put on it and leave the rest backed up on the external hd. I don't believe I have the install discs any more so can't just reinstall the OS. Thank you!
posted by dobbs on Oct 9, 2010 - 6 answers

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