How to solve your Mac wireless problems

Although Mac’s generally have few problems it can be challenging connecting your Mac wirelessly to a WiFi router. The following tips may help you solve any problems with your wireless internet connection.

1. Using the Airport menu bar turn Airport on and off.

2. Reset the router by turning it off for several seconds and then turning it back on.

3. Reset your cable/DSL modem in combination with your wireless router.

4. Your wireless channel may have interference from your neighbours so make sure your router is set to a unique channel.

5. Check that your wireless/airport card software is up to date. Go to the Software Update menu and if updates are available for your Mac or Airport then install them.

If the 5 suggestions above have not solved your problem then read on:

6. Change your wireless security protocol by changing from WEP to WPA?WPA2.

7. Check your router product’s website for any available firmware updates and install them.

8. Delete and re-create your wireless connection in the event that the setting has been corrupted.

9. Try creating a different wireless network location as this may resolve your problems.

10. The problem may be with the DHCP server by manually setting an IP address on the network could solve it.

If all the above fails :

Reset your Mac’s System Management Controller (SMC): Shutdown the MacBook?Pro and remove the battery, disconnect power, Hold the Power Key for 20 seconds. Replace battery, reconnect power and zap the PRAM ( reboot Mac and hold Command+option+P+R during restart) wait for 2 chimes before letting go.

Sourced from D. Mendez.

If you find this guide helpful for more wireless information go to Mac gear, at the top of  Homepage, on this website and read – Wireless routers for macs; Best wireless router for macs; and Apple Mac routers.

Please leave a comment

If you have some feedback or advice about the products you have bought from this company (or thoughts about this item) please use the form below to share your experiences.

Share your thoughts.





mac broadband space apple store mac broadband space Mac Format | MacFormat Mac User | MacUser Mac World | MacWorld