Since iTunes 9 came out the improved Home Sharing features has been quite useful to me, but today when I re-formatted my computer I ran into some problems. Both computers are using Windows XP, one is connected via Ethernet and the other one--which I reformatted, let's call it Computer B--connects to the router wirelessly.
I have activated each computer for Home Sharing properly but from Computer B, I can't access Computer A's library. On Computer A, I can access Computer B's shared library and listen to music as normal, at least for a moment - after being connected to the library for a period of about two minutes, it will suddenly disconnect itself and the icon will disappear so I am unable to reconnect. It's strange how I can connect to the library perfectly and just out of nowhere it will disconnect.
Yesterday I upgraded to the latest MacBook Pro (13 inch. 2.4 gig) and have a wifi connection issue. Whenever I start data transfer over wifi to my NAS, airport loses the connection after 2 minutes and obviously the transfer is discontinued. In a normal usage mode (Web browsing, mail and so forth) the thing works perfectly.
(This is my first mac, I tried to find topics related to that particular data transfer issue yet without success, sorry in case this is a well known issue).
My imac constantly drops my wifi connection. Sometimes it'll last 5 minutes, other times less than a minute. And, yet other times, it'll go on for 30 minutes. I've tried deleting the network and the adding it again, reset router, changed channels on the router and countless other solutions with no success. Sometimes, it does not even find my wireless network! My ipad, my wife's macbook pro and my mac air all seem fine on the network and do not drop the signal. What is going on? Could it be my wireless card? Is there any easy way to check if I have a faulty wireless card?
I will try and be as clear as possible and I hope I posted on the right board. 1. I connect my MacBook air to email via WiFi at home. 2. When I do this I can send and receive emails using the mac email program 3. I can also connect to the internet as well.
Now the problem 1. When I am in a hotel say and connecting to the internet using a WiFi hotspot:- 2. I can surf the internet with no issues 3. But cannot seem to send or receive any emails.
I also have a similar problem with my IPhone except even at home I can't send any emails when WiFi is on but it receives with no issues. Again, using a WiFi hotspot I have the same issue. Turning off WiFi and switching to 3g or edge I can receive and send email.
All day, I am able to use the internet (via WiFi connection) at the library. But when I get home, I can't connect to my home WiFi connection. This was never an issue before. I have done all of the obvious things (resetting my router, clearing saved connections from my computer and joining a 'new' network, check and installed all updates, etc etc), but nothing seems to work. All the other devices in our house are connected to the WiFi just fine.
I run the diagnostic and I'm only green on WiFi and WiFi settings, with network settings and ISP fluctuating between yellow and red, and internet and server is always red. I have tried DHCP Lease renewel (which usually does the trick when I am getting an invalid IP address (169.xxx.x.x) until I get a valid one (192.xxx.x.x). But now sometimes I'm not even getting an IP at all!†All I wanna do is unwind, check/reply to emails just surf the web to decompress after my long days.
(Running Lion 10.7.3; 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; 4 GB ram (soon to be 8 )
Info: MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.2)
I have a macBook pro, running Yosemite, and cannot connect to 5GHz on my dual band bt home hub.¬† Keeps saying 'invalid password' even though it is correct.¬† I have given the 2GHz and 5GHz separate names and passwords and can now connect to 2GHz without dropping al the time, but am frustrated re 5GHZ.¬† Even when stood next to the router it will not connect or recognise password.
Info: MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mavericks (10.9.2)
I have a Time Capsule wirelessly connected to my iMac. Since I've encountered some problems with backups because of intermittent wifi connection failures, I want to switch to a wired connection with an ethernet cable. I know I could fiddle with the wifi channels etc. but since the TC is just sitting next to my iMac anyway, I could profit from the higher bandwidth of a wired connection as well.Two questions:
1. What exactly do I have to do to make the switch? Are there any new settings I have to apply? Create a new network?
2. Will I still be able to use the wifi connection to get on the internet using my smartphone?
I have here a mac mini 4,1 that keeps losing it's Ethernet connection. If the mac is shutdown and restarted there is no connection, however, if the mac is shutdown, all the cables pulled from the back and replaced then restarted it boots and the connection is back.¬†It was reporting a very strange mac address starting with 00 which I've never seen before and I also had difficulty connecting to it via ARD as it would show in the scanner but not connect unless specifically connected via IP address.¬†At first I thought it might be¬† a system upgrade as it happen when we upgraded to 10.6.8 since then I've wiped it and installed 10.6.3 and still no luck.¬†
Since the update I have had applications hanging and crashing. Mostly Mail, iTunes, and Safari.¬† What is more annoying however is when the computer is inactive for an hour or so, I lose internet connectivity and have to shut down and reboot in order to get it back. I am on a wired connection and sharing another wired connection through the second ethernet port.It seems like 10.7.4 really messed with my machine...
Configuration: I have the latest iMac running Mountian Lion. I connect via WiFi to a Linksys modem that is connected to my ISP's WiFI modem which connects to a tower a few miles away which, in turn, connects to the ISP's processors somewhere nearby. ¬†
On the network diagnostics Network status¬† there are indicators for WiFi, WiFi settings, Network Settings, ISP, Internet and server.¬†
Occasionally the internet and server indicators go to yellow and then red resulting in no connection. I have reset the Linksys, the ISP WiFi modem, both and it does not seem to make any difference. Eventually the Internet and Server indicators return to green and the connection is restored. When they are yellow or red, it affects all processors in the house (iMac, Macbook Pro, iPad, iPod, etc).
There seem to be many apps to choose from for VPN service for an IPhone or iPad, but not so for a MacBook Pro. What do people do to protect their data when they are using a Wi-Fi connection away from home?
Just got a new MacBook Pro, and it is having wifi connectivity issues. Every time I fully shut down and restart the computer, it will not connect to my house's wifi. Rebooting the wifi solves the problem. This didn't happen w/ my old macbook, and no one else in the house is having wifi connection problems.
Info: MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
I don't have WiFi internet at home and have an Ethernet cable plugged into my Mac Book Pro from my modem. From there I can use the Mac Book Pro as a WiFi transmitter and can surf the net on my iPad and iPhone using the Wifi from the Mac Book Pro.When I try and connect my XBOX One via Wifi to my Macbook Pro the Xbox one detects the Mac Book Pro and after I enter the password it mentions something about a MAC error.
I have recently had BT infinity installed and ever since, I lose internet connection on my Mac.¬† When asked for the WPA password that I was supplied with, I put this in,¬† but it says it is invalid. The only way to get a conncetion, is to press reset on the router. Then the same things happens the next day.¬† We have tried changing the channel, frequency, etc. I thought it might be a setting on the mac...
I've had my iMac 27" i7 since November '09 and have had no real problems with the magic mouse until today. It is constantly losing it's connection taking seconds to sometimes minutes to finally re-connect. It's happening while the mouse is idle or while I'm using it (it happened right after I clicked to start this thread in fact!)
My problem right now is, when i connect my macbook to my hp external monitor wake the computer up in closed lid mode, my internet connection is lost, and it doesn't come back unless i restart my computer.
I'm using the new airport express.
how can i make it so i can connect my external monitor, use it in closed lid mode, and keep my internet connection
But it work in that scenario with the lid open.
I'm just trying/wondering how to figure out lid closed while can be connected with the wireless connection.
My Macbook Pro i7 lost wifi connection. I don't know why, but my connection is lost every time. I've other PC, tablets etc. (Windows, iPhone, iPad) and all is ok. Only Macbook Pro i7 have this problem.
Info: MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), I both this Mac 2 weeks ago.
The internal modem in my PowerBook Pro (mid 2010) shows up as "not connected" in the Network pane of system preferences, but I can't figure out how to get it to connect. When I enter my phone number and click the connect button, I get an error message: "Network Connection The communication device selected for your connection does not exist. Verify your settings and try reconnecting."¬†Say what? It says it exists in the System Preferences, shows it in the list on the left. How can it not exist?¬†