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I have a PowerBook G4 and an AirPort Extreme base station. I typically range around my house, accessing the network from a variety of locations, though typically only from one or two. Here's the strange thing -- every now and then, when I open up the laptop and wake it up, it is no longer set to be on my AirPort network. In other words, on the AirPort menu, no network (there's only one) is checked. I have to reselect my network, re-enter my keychain password, and then all is well. I'm back on the network. But that's a pain! ...

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    Default AirPort network sometimes forgotten?

    I have a PowerBook G4 and an AirPort Extreme base station. I typically
    range around my house, accessing the network from a variety of
    locations, though typically only from one or two.

    Here's the strange thing -- every now and then, when I open up the
    laptop and wake it up, it is no longer set to be on my AirPort network.
    In other words, on the AirPort menu, no network (there's only one) is
    checked. I have to reselect my network, re-enter my keychain password,
    and then all is well. I'm back on the network. But that's a pain!
    Most of the time, I just open it up and go. Why does the laptop
    sometimes forget what AirPort network it's supposed to be on?

    (Note: I haven't noticed that this problem is a particular problem from
    a particular location, and it is definitely not related to phone
    interference. I have never yet had trouble with the signal strength
    not being adequate, and I'd think it highly unusual if the only time
    the signal dropped out just happened to coincide with me waking my
    laptop.)

    Any ideas?

    --
    -Thomas

    <http://www.bitjuggler.com/>
    Thomas Reed Guest

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    Default Re: AirPort network sometimes forgotten?

    In article <jdm-B81859.15385720092003peabody.colorado.edu>, James
    Meiss <jdmNOSPAM.invalid> wrote:
    > I've heard that if you have multiple network port configurations (see
    > the popup menu at the top of the Network system preferences pane), then
    > it checks them in order. Thus if for some reason the first one is not
    > active or momentarily unavailable when your pbook wakes up, it might
    > give up and go to the next one.
    Okay, I do have more than just AirPort there. I also have Ethernet and
    the internal modem. (And a Bluetooth item which I've turned off.)
    I've rearranged them, but if that doesn't fix the problem, I'll try
    turning off all but AirPort.

    Thanks for the help!

    --
    -Thomas

    <http://www.bitjuggler.com/>
    Thomas Reed Guest

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