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All my base stations belong to someone else

Lately when I turn on my Mac, it detects an Airport Extreme base station. I don't know where the station is; I don't have one and I don't know the password to the one being detected. The Airport Extreme is chosen instead of my home network for internet access, and even when I manually cancel it and choose my own network, I sometimes lose connectivity as the computer returns to the Airport Extreme as a default connection. Lately, this is also happening with a PC and a Kindle, making it hard on all devices to choose my home network and keep it as a default.
posted by layceepee on Feb 15, 2014 - 2 answers

iMac slows to a halt but everything other device/computer+ kitchen sink works??

My old PC laptop runs perfectly as do any tablets on my apt public wi-fi. The iMac computer (Snow Leopard), slows to a halt and won't get to pages after a few times. I have done several things such as reset PRAM, gone to /Library/Preferences and moved all the files in the System Configuration folder to the Trash, and restarted Mac...The second bit helped for a week and now it is doing it again, no matter what browser. MacKeeper says the computer is alright, and airport utility just tells me I am connected to the internet. (I've done the reconnecting and assistant and diagnostics but nada...) I cannot figure this out and I have scoured the net. If somebody was downloading a ton on it, I would at least understand but any other devices work fine. My husband wants throw it out the window. Any ideas?
posted by chicaboom on Jan 4, 2013 - 18 answers

Give me internet, or give me death.

What is wrong with my Airport Base Station and why won't it let anyone with Windows connect to the internet? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Sep 7, 2011 - 7 answers

My internet and my Mac

Macfilter: If airport is on and I also have an ethernet cable in, which one is it using for internet? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Nov 29, 2010 - 3 answers

Pretty sure my airport card is dead....

I think I killed my wireless card... My macbook pro connects to wifi very sporadically. About half the time, I can be sitting three feet from the wireless router and no network will show up, but my housemates are able to detect the network rooms away. Is this fixable? [more inside]
posted by lockstitch on Oct 2, 2010 - 8 answers

All sorts of WiFi connectivity issues. I think it's my router.

After 4 months of smooth sailing, my WiFi has started acting up and (first temperamental page loading; then lock icon disappears when connecting to my secure network; now work computer won't connect at all). Is it my ISP, router, computer, or something else? [more inside]
posted by aquanet on Feb 9, 2010 - 3 answers

How can I tell if someone is trying to hop onto my wireless signal?

I have a MacBook Pro running OS 10.6.1, and an Airport Extreme Base Station. Is there a user-friendly way to see if someone is trying to use my internet connection or hack into my network? [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Nov 10, 2009 - 17 answers

Apple Airport Extreme or Express?

What is the difference between an Apple Airport Express Base Station, and an Airport Extreme Base Station? I have a tiny 500-square foot apartment. All I want is to be able to surf the web wirelessly. Can I go with the cheaper Express Base Station? Why is one cheaper than the other (in other words, what can the Extreme do that the Express cannot)?
posted by invisible ink on Sep 13, 2009 - 18 answers

Help me connect!

Help me connect to my girlfriend's wireless network! [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Aug 31, 2009 - 12 answers

How did people ever get by with laptops before wireless routers?

My partner's Macbook is having trouble staying connected to our Wireless network. Mine still works fine. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Aug 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Why will Airport recognize but not connect to an open wireless network?

Why will Airport recognize an open network but no longer connect to it? [more inside]
posted by lxs on May 27, 2009 - 7 answers

Why does my Airport connection drop every evening at the same time?

Every night this week my Macbook has stopped connecting to my Airport. Why? How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on May 5, 2009 - 7 answers

Speed suck

Recent Mac software update crippled my online speed/connection. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Apr 18, 2009 - 5 answers

Too Much Internet, Mac Style

Limiting internet access via Airport Extreme or Safari? [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Apr 9, 2009 - 8 answers

Why oh why won't my Macbook Pro connect to the wireless Internet after sleep?

Why oh why won't my Macbook Pro connect to the wireless Internet after sleep? [more inside]
posted by geeky on Nov 3, 2008 - 11 answers

Airport Distress

Airport Express and my iMac don't get along. My iBook works fine. What's wrong? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Oct 8, 2008 - 5 answers

Is my macbook screwed or just my wireless?

My macbook can't find my wireless connection. It was working perfectly for the past three weeks, but now it won't connect (I've only had teh internetz for those three weeks). [more inside]
posted by nunoidia on Sep 24, 2008 - 3 answers

You have been disconnected.

We're having some problems with our wireless network, and I can't figure out what the problem is. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jun 21, 2008 - 8 answers

"Don't hang up, let me cut our internet..."

Our wireless internet and our cordless phone(s) hate each other with the unbridled passion of a thousand suns. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Mar 17, 2008 - 10 answers

Need help with Internet access with a laptop.

I have a couple of questions about accessing the internet when travelling with a laptop for the first time. [more inside]
posted by valleys on Feb 18, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I get my Macbook to stop disconnecting from the Internet?

Why does my Macbook keep losing it's wifi connection? [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Aug 25, 2007 - 13 answers

I want dialup access to the internet via my cable modem connection at home, more or less rolling my own ISP...

I have a Mac at home running 10.3.9. I would like to plug a telephone line into the modem port and be able to call in to it while I'm on the road using my laptop. I don't need or want access to the files, I don't want or need to see the Tibook's screen, or control the computer at home. I just want dialup access to the internet via my cable modem connection at home, more or less rolling my own ISP. Is this possible? If not with my Mac, what about one of those AirPorts? I heard some of them have modems but some of them don't, anyone else doing anything like this? [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Sep 4, 2005 - 3 answers

AirPort not letting me surf

My Airport Extreme Base Station claims I am connected to the Internet via Ethernet, and yet I am not. [more inside]
posted by McIntaggart on Jul 7, 2005 - 3 answers

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