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Problems with Mac wireless on OS X leopard

Posted by: Bill S.      25 Apr 2008 @ 16:11
Problems with Mac wireless on OS X leopard

i upgraded my Mac to Leopard (which i didn't want to do but had to because my new ipod nano would only work with leopard) and since then i have had real problems with my home wireless network. I downloaded apple's patch but it still keeps dropping out. i use a belkin wireless G plus MIMO router. Anyone got any ideas?

Reply by: Ant M. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Pontyclun, CF72      25 Apr 2008 @ 16:57
RE: Problems with Mac wireless on OS X leopard

Hi

Have you gone through and re-established the network connection from fresh?

You may also want to log in to the router (connect your Mac to the router via a cable if necessary) and ensure the firmware is up-to-date.

Ant

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Reply by: jon s.      25 Apr 2008 @ 22:31
RE: Problems with Mac wireless on OS X leopard

I've had problems with those in the past because of the G+ not being all that compatible with other wireless devices. Could be worth trying to throttle back the router so it just runs at "G" not "G+" - and disable any "B" broadcasts while you are at it as well. I can't remember the exact settings but it should be pretty obvious once you enter the router setup pages. Long shot but worth a try

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Reply by: Bill S.      28 Apr 2008 @ 23:26
RE: Problems with Mac wireless on OS X leopard

I tried setting up a totally fresh connection but whenever i try and enter the security key and connect i get a message "Connection Timeout". I browsed some apple forums and it looks like this is a common problem with OS X 10.5.2 so i am going to wait for a patch from Apple and in the meantime just connect via ethernet!

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Reply by: Ant M. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Pontyclun, CF72      30 Apr 2008 @ 22:18
RE: Problems with Mac wireless on OS X leopard

Hi Bill

As per my initial message, is the firmware up-to-date on the router?

It is crucial to check this as I recently had a customer with a new Belkin N1 Vision router and brand new Macbook - same "connection timeout" error as you.

Ensured all airport/wireless software updates made to Macbook. Still same problem.

However, updated the firmware on the router and everything worked!

Really worth checking....

Many thanks
Ant

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Reply by: Michael H. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in London, SW2      30 Apr 2008 @ 22:28
RE: Problems with Mac wireless on OS X leopard

I would defintely look at upgrading the firmware as suggested by Ant M.
It might also be the encryption type. Trying temporarily removing the encryption from the router's wifi config pages and see. If that works I find leaving it off but setting up an access control list on the router keeps it simple and because there is no encryption, quicker too.It does mean manually adding each new wireless station but hey...

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      30 Apr 2008 @ 23:49
RE: Problems with Mac wireless on OS X leopard

presumably a ten year old Mac is going to have a SCSI drive - probably with an out-of-date connection interface. I'd lay odds that she won't be able to find a new replacement drive with the correct interface. And even if she does, will the machine recognise it?
This is a cut-your-losses situation. Its NOT worth attempting to repair unless the machine has essential data on it - in which case you are looking at a data recovery situation, NOT a repair
In my view time to chuck it away and buy an new system

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      30 Apr 2008 @ 23:53
RE: Problems with Mac wireless on OS X leopard

ignore my last post in this thread: its gone into the wrong thread completely. Strange...
If the admins are reading, please delete
Jon

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Reply by: Julian  H.      30 Jul 2009 @ 12:18
RE: Problems with Mac wireless on OS X leopard

I don't know if this still is a problem, I encountered it today at a client. Anyways, the only thing that worked for me was WPA2-PSK-MIX, I had to maintain connectivity for the pc's also. It worked only with that setting.

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      31 Jul 2009 @ 00:40
RE: Problems with Mac wireless on OS X leopard

was that with the same Belkin router or something else?

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Reply by: Emily .      20 Feb 2010 @ 07:33
RE: Problems with Mac wireless on OS X leopard

Thanks SO Much -- this solved my wireless connection problem.

I was unable to connect wirelessly with a new macbook pro to my belkin G router. Kept getting the connection timeout message.

I just updated the router firmware and it's working!

Again, thanks so much :)

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