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iMac and Netgear issue

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For some odd reason when the Mac goes to sleep i loose wireless connection and have to click on the network to get connected but i dont need to type the password even though its locked.

Any ideas, this has only started recently Quest  

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RE: iMac and Netgear issue

I sometimes get this with my MacBook Pro - only 2 or 3 times a year though. A reboot usually sorts it.

Other things to look at are the wi fi prefs and ensure your wi fi network is at the top of the list and delete any others which maybe on there that you don't need - it could be trying to pick up your neighbour's for example.

And, as with all things Mac, repair disc permissions in the Disc Utility.

 

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RE: iMac and Netgear issue

roger06 wrote:

I sometimes get this with my MacBook Pro - only 2 or 3 times a year though. A reboot usually sorts it.

Other things to look at are the wi fi prefs and ensure your wi fi network is at the top of the list and delete any others which maybe on there that you don't need - it could be trying to pick up your neighbour's for example.

And, as with all things Mac, repair disc permissions in the Disc Utility.

 

Thanks roger. Yep the network is at the top and if i go into network preferences i can delete the neighbours but when i click on the wifi icon at the top of the screen it still shows the deleted?

 

Havent done a reboot, is that the same as a restart? Done the permissions thing only last week.

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RE: iMac and Netgear issue

Yes - restart!

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RE: iMac and Netgear issue

In the end this worked:

 

System Preferences > Network > Turn WiFi Off  > Click Advanced and delete Preferred Network >  Then reconnect to network