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Wi-fi connection drop on iPad 3 running iOS 8.1

My iPad 3 (the first retina) running iOS 8.1 will drop the wi-fi connection fairly regularly. This often happens when streaming video via BBC iPlayer or YouTube apps. Any suggestions on how to fix it? [more inside]
posted by Stark on Nov 12, 2014 - 2 answers

Helping Airport Extreme beat my personal faraday cage with extender?

My Airport Extreme (A1143 model) is having issues in our new house. It was built in the 50's so the floor has lots of metal in it due to the plastering of the ceiling below. We get wifi in part of the finished basement but no the whole thing, and even the "good" part drop pretty frequently. [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Nov 1, 2014 - 6 answers

15" macbook wifi failure

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro, 15", a1286. recently, when i turn on the computer the wifi works for maybe one minute, then even though the airport signal stays strong, i can't connect to anything. I ordered a used wifi card off of ebay, and the same thing happens. so i'm guessing it's not the wifi card, but the flex cable, the antenna, a software bug, or (worst of all worlds) the logic board itself. I ordered a new flex cable, and i hope that fixes the issue. If it doesn't, has anyone else had this problem before, and would recommend anything? If it's not the cable i really hope it's a software bug. I'd hate to replace the logic board, otherwise known as "buying a new computer"
posted by camdan on May 10, 2014 - 15 answers

Trying to help a friend set up a Roku box on an Apple computer

Please help me set up a network to run a Roku box using an older model Mac. [more inside]
posted by chocolatepeanutbuttercup on Feb 11, 2014 - 8 answers

Forget already!

I have accepted an offer on a MacBook air I sold on Craiglist. I am ready to take this to the buyer. I can't get the damn thing to forget my network password. Need to do this ASAP so I can hand it over. [more inside]
posted by instead of three wishes on Sep 15, 2013 - 15 answers

Wifi emergency. Not my router, password too short for Apple devices D-:

Any hacks to force an Apple device to accept a 7-character wifi password? [more inside]
posted by Opal on Aug 28, 2013 - 8 answers

iMac Dropping Wi-fi Despite All Efforts while other devices work fine

I have an iMac using Snow Leopard. I use my apartment public w-fi and it has worked fine up to a few months back. It started dropping wi-fi no matter where the Mac was positioned in the apartment while my PC and a few other tablets worked fine consistently (tried them at times when the Mac stopped to a several minute crawl or gave me message of no connection). [more inside]
posted by snap_dragon on Apr 19, 2013 - 8 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

Why does Airport on my Macbook quit working?

I have a newer Macbook Pro and whenever I move it around my house, Airport stops working and won't work again until I reboot. What gives? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Nov 2, 2012 - 9 answers

iPad email issues

iPad email connexion problems. [more inside]
posted by paduasoy on Oct 19, 2012 - 3 answers

What the Wifi is going on here?

Help me diagnose problems with my Macs/Apple TV now that I have an XFinity wireless router please! [more inside]
posted by bodgy on Feb 25, 2012 - 6 answers

How Do I Connect 3 External Drives To My WiFi Network?

I've replaced an aging iMac with 3 external drives hanging off of it with a Macbook Pro with the same 3 external drives hanging off of it. The setup also includes a cable modem and a Time Capsule. Right now the drives are in daisychained Firewire mode. I'm looking for a way to connect the drives to my wifi network so I can eliminate the need to plug the first drive into the laptop? Staying with Firewire would be nice, but it's not a deal breaker.
posted by justcorbly on Nov 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Will two hundred megabytes bring me health, happiness and prosperity?

Is 200 MB enough? I got an Ipod Touch for my birthday. It does have WiFi access but I don't want to have to run into a cafe every time I need to look something up online. So I'm in the market for a mobile WiFi hotspot and a wireless data plan. The cheapest plans available -- and I'm all about the cheap -- typically offer you c. 200 MB a month. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Jul 17, 2011 - 15 answers

Apple Time Capsule or other Wifi Access point for Time Machine backups in 2011?

Apple Time Capsule or other Wifi Access point for Time Machine backups? (also when do you think Time Machine refresh will occur?) [more inside]
posted by bottlebrushtree on Jan 24, 2011 - 12 answers

First timer setting up wifi, help?

I have never set up wireless internet before. I'm going to college later this week. There's internet in my dorms, but no WiFi. What do I need to set up WiFi in my room? [more inside]
posted by JimBennett on Aug 29, 2010 - 23 answers

Yea, ye have internets, but cannot surf; e-mails, but ye cannot checkā€¦

My month-old iPod Touch suddenly stopped connecting to my home wireless internet. Please hope. [more inside]
posted by the littlest brussels sprout on Jun 4, 2010 - 13 answers

How can I stream my music library to my iPhone?

How can I stream my music library to my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by criticman on May 4, 2010 - 12 answers

Best (OS X) solution for remote photo editing?

What's the best way to set things up so my wife can edit our iPhoto library (currently on the iMac) from a new MacBook that I plan to buy? [more inside]
posted by wheat on Mar 12, 2010 - 4 answers

Mini displayport stops 802.11g from working? how? why?

Mini displayport to DVI adapter stops 802.11g from working? What?! We have a Macbook5,1 which is plugged into a 21" Dell LCD using the Monoprice mini displayport to DVI adapter. When the displayport is unplugged wireless works perfectly. When it's plugged in, the wireless NIC remains associated to the WAP but there is instant 100% packet loss. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Feb 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Slow Airport Extreme Data Transfers Using Windows 7

Does anyone own one of the new dual band Airport Extremes, using it to access a USB Hard Drive externally, and use Windows 7? If so, how is it working for you? Because it's not working real great for me at the moment. If you're a WiFi guru or you have a perfectly functioning AE with a similar setup, please help me out! [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Feb 4, 2010 - 13 answers

Trying not to make rotten Apple puns

Internet browsing(wifi) painfully slow on a refurbished Macbook Pro. Similar refurbished Macbook Pro(same specs) seems to work just fine. [more inside]
posted by prufrock on Jan 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me bring back my wifi!

I'm having wifi troubles with my MacBook, and the lack of connectivity for the weekend gave me the shakes. Help me before the withdrawal gets worse! [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Dec 7, 2009 - 6 answers

No more wires please.

Apple AirPort Express wireless music question. [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on Oct 29, 2009 - 9 answers

iPhone app limitation by Apple?

I'm wondering if there are Apple-imposed limitations that would prevent this no-brainer iPhone app from being created. I'd love to be able to go to one place on my iPhone to turn off/on all the power-sucking tidbits: WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, etc. As it is now, you have to drill down through all parts of the interface to access that stuff. Does Apple allow an app to access the WiFi on/off function, for instance? [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy on Aug 19, 2009 - 9 answers

Using a Time Capsule to extend a Verizon MiFi's wifi network?

Is it possible use an Apple Airport Extreme base station or Time Capsule to extend a Verizon MiFi's wireless network? [more inside]
posted by ewagoner on Aug 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Experiences running iTunes off an Airdisk?

Experiences running iTunes off an Airdisk--particularly when things go wrong? [more inside]
posted by yesno on Jul 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Sometimes my iMac just won't connect to the wireless network.

Endless network wifi problems - capricious connections ahoy! [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Jun 25, 2009 - 9 answers

Could my new Airport Extreme be causing weird sounds on my TV?

Could my new Airport Extreme be causing weird sounds on my TV? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Oct 10, 2008 - 2 answers

How to extend a wifi network at home.

Help extending a wireless network? I have a Time Capsule acting as my primary wifi base station. It's in the living room, attached to the only DSL line in the house. It has a great signal all over the house...except of course in my office, in the back room. Any good ideas how to extend the network back there? A few more details inside. [more inside]
posted by barnone on Sep 15, 2008 - 10 answers

I can't make decisions!

Should I buy a computer today (the last day of the apple promotion) and/or is my landlord required to provide me with a stable wifi signal if it is included in the lease? [more inside]
posted by Nickel on Sep 15, 2008 - 12 answers

Who's that on my network?

Who are these other people on my network? [more inside]
posted by aburd on Feb 10, 2008 - 6 answers

Macfilter: How can I use ethernet and wifi at the same time on my Macs?

Is it possible to connect two macs via ethernet (to share files back and forth on their wired LAN), but both be connected to the internet wirelessly at the same time using airport? (an airport extreme is connected to DSL on the lower level of the apartment). If so, how? [more inside]
posted by lonemantis on Dec 8, 2007 - 19 answers

If I buy an Airport Extreme Base Station in the US, will it work in the UK?

If I buy an Airport Extreme Base Station in the US, will it work in the UK? [more inside]
posted by adrianhon on Sep 6, 2007 - 5 answers

Does the new Airport Extreme support jumbo frames?

Does the new Airport Extreme support jumbo frames? [more inside]
posted by VeniceGlass on Aug 31, 2007 - 2 answers

Looking for a WiFi signal

Why won't my Powerbook recognize a wireless network? [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Sep 8, 2006 - 13 answers

Warranty-friendly ext. antenna for Powerbook?

Is there any way to attach an external WiFi antenna to a latest-model 15" Powerbook without voiding the warranty? [more inside]
posted by ggypsy on Nov 16, 2005 - 3 answers

3rd Party WiFi for Mac

Anyone using third-party wireless cards with a G4? I see there are third-party drivers available for some cards. Anyone successfully using these?
posted by mzurer on Sep 7, 2005 - 5 answers

Know of a cheap USB Wifi dongle for Mac OS 9?

I need help with my parent's iBook (OS 9.2). They want wireless internet but there's no PC-card slot, nor an "under the keyboard" option. There is a USB port. Anybody know of a $20 USB-adapter that will work with OS 9. I already know about the AeroPad, but that sucker is $70! [more inside]
posted by zpousman on Jul 15, 2005 - 8 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

Mac doesn't see printer over wifi

I have an iBook and an old Lexmark laser printer with an Axis print server. The computer has historically talked to the printer via Appletalk over my Ethernet network. Now I'm trying to go wireless. [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Jun 18, 2005 - 5 answers

wifi card possibilities for an Apple iBook set up to run Yellow Dog

I'm confused by the wifi card possibilities for an Apple iBook set up to run Yellow Dog. I was thinking of installing that particular open source OS, but then realized I'd lose my Airport Extreme support. Isn't the Airport the only card supported by the iBook hardware, or is there some way to finagle YD to run a third party wi card?
posted by inksyndicate on Sep 15, 2004 - 5 answers

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