Configuring your Mac's network settings
Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:51 AM
It appears the latest AirPort firmware update corrects an issue with connecting iOS devices when you leave the channels set to Automatic.
I had no problems connecting, but I had issues with speed on iOS devices. I just set the channels back to Automatic and ran speed tests. Now my iPhone 5 and iPad mini have no problems hitting right under my broadband speed of 40Mbps.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:43 AM
Network Diagnostics will usually end up telling you to reset both your modem and your router. I look forward to the article on choosing a wi-fi channel in a crowded wi-fi neighborhood. Hint: iStumbler is a useful piece of software.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:53 AM
What bothers me most about Mac network is the "Nick the IT guy" types who still whine about Appletalk being so chatty, years after that obsolete technology was put to rest.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:14 PM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:40 AM
Ignore the WiFi diagnostics that opens up, and from the Menubar, select "View -> WiFi Scan" (or Command + 6).
You'll get a full list of all access points, their name, BSSID, channel, Width (20/40Mhz), their Band, Security, Signal, Noise, and Protocol.
With this info, you can simply sort by Channel or Noise and choose a less crowded Channel.
If you want a quicker way to access the WiFi diag app, you'll find it under /System/Library/CoreServices/Wi-Fi Diagnostics.app
Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:05 PM
I think you missed something somewhere.