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Drpepper99uk

 
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Hello,

I have received my long awaited 20" iMac today and I'm over the moon with it. However one thing that's bugging me is that I have to keep on messing about with the wireless airport settings before I can actually get onto the internet via my Belkin router. I'm not sure exactly what's causing this, but it seems that everytime I shut down and then restart I can never seem to get connected again without resorting to playing about with the wireless settings. Has anyone else had this problem?

What I'm hopefully gonna try and do is to switch on my Mac again in the next few hours after shutting it down, and then write down what I have to do to get it to connect again to the net as this should help diagnose the problem or at least give some better insight into the problem....other than that why didn't I get a Mac sooner :-D

Michael.
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Hello,

Following my above post, I started up my Mac again this morning and I had to do the same again to gain access internet access by doing the following:

Clicking on the wireless symbol in the top right hand corner next to the bluetooth symbol, and then selecting "other" where all the other wireless networks are listed in my area, and then selecting my own one which is listed, and then typing in the password....after doing this it then allows me to connect to the net. I can't seem to figure out as to why I should need to keep doing this everytime I want to use the net.

Any idea's???


Michael.
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Hello,

Following my above post, I started up my Mac again this morning and I had to do the same again to gain access internet access by doing the following:

Clicking on the wireless symbol in the top right hand corner next to the bluetooth symbol, and then selecting "other" where all the other wireless networks are listed in my area, and then selecting my own one which is listed, and then typing in the password....after doing this it then allows me to connect to the net. I can't seem to figure out as to why I should need to keep doing this everytime I want to use the net.

Any idea's???


Michael.

Hi Michael,
I'm having the same issues with my Belkin Router.
What I have to do everytime I switch it on is to restart the router. Either via connecting to it, or Switching it off at the plug.
Like you, I just switched to Macs, and again, like you should have done it years ago.
However this problem is bugging me slightly!!!

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J
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Hello,

JFK, I think I may have a solution to this. If you can log into you routers configuration menu(192.168.......) and then look under the tab listed as DNS and then you need to enter in your primary and secondary DNS addresses provided by your ISP. I have done this on mine as it was set to automatically list them(uncheck this) and I think this may of been the cause for my internet connection not connecting as soon as my iMac was switched on and loaded up and it now appear fine after several reboots. The proof will be over the nest few weeks ;-)

Michael.
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Thanks for the advice. However still not had any joy!!!
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JFK, have you spoken to your ISP about this? Also might be worth it to call Apple ...

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JFK, have you spoken to your ISP about this? Also might be worth it to call Apple ...

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I've spoken with my ISP and its a little tricky to try and convey what it is I'm after as the call center is in India.
I've yet to speak with Apple.
I wondering if I've purchased the wrong router???

I'm using it now, is just when I switch off the Mac. I have to restart the router when I turn the Mac back on.
Its seem trival, but its not working as it should!!!
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So you tried out DrPepper's advice and still no go ... is that right?
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Sorry I'm quite new to this.. DrPepper?? who his he??
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Argh.. sorry I stupid!!!! I see.
Yes still no go!!
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What are your mac's specs ....
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Brand new 2ghz 60GB Macbook
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 Does your MacBook have a permanent home or is it transient?

 Have you tried leaving your MacBook on overnight and just letting it sleep?

 If so, does the internet connection still get broken?
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Hello,

Following my above post, I started up my Mac again this morning and I had to do the same again to gain access internet access by doing the following:

Clicking on the wireless symbol in the top right hand corner next to the bluetooth symbol, and then selecting "other" where all the other wireless networks are listed in my area, and then selecting my own one which is listed, and then typing in the password....after doing this it then allows me to connect to the net. I can't seem to figure out as to why I should need to keep doing this everytime I want to use the net.

Any idea's???


Michael.
DrPepper, I leave my iMac running 24/7 and it sleeps overnight and when I'm not on. Why not just do the same to see if this solves things until we know the answer to the startup/connectiion issue?

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? Does your MacBook have a permanent home or is it transient?

? Have you tried leaving your MacBook on overnight and just letting it sleep?

? If so, does the internet connection still get broken?
Sorry to be a pain!!
I has a permanent home in that it doesn't leave to house (as yet) I haven't ried leaving it on overnight yet, but may do so. It won't damage it will it??
I have had the connection on for the last hour or so and it hasn't gone off as yet!!

J
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