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Tom, Mac Support Specialist
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When my MacBookPro is turned off or goes to sleep, it loses

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When my MacBookPro is turned off or goes to sleep, it loses its connection to the wireless LAN in our home. When I wake it up, it fails to reconnect to the LAN. This is a nuisance and a waste of time to force me through the manual routine to get it reconnected via AirPort.

What can I do about this?
HelloCustomerand thanks for using

Delete the setting in Keychain for your wireless router by following these directions:

Click on the smile icon at the left-hand side of your dock
Click on Go at the very top and choose Utilities
Double click on Keychain Access
Under Passwords, Delete the one for your wireless connection

Also reset your network connections:

If using Tiger 10.4 do the following:

1. Go to Preferences–>Network
2. Add a new location
3. In the Show: menu, go to Network Port Configurations
4. Make sure AirPort is checked (it should be by default)
5. Drag Airport to the top of the list (above Modem)
6. Click Apply

If using Leopard do the following:

1. Go to System Preferences–>Network
2. Click on location and edit and click the plus sign to add a new location.
3. Set service order again and disable network devices you do not use.

Reconnect to your network:

Click on the antenna icon to the left of the clock at the very top of your screen.
Click on your wireless router.
It will ask you for a password.

You should be all set.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
You suggested I go to the dock and click on the smile icon at the left-hand end.

Where is the smile icon on the dock? I don't see it. How do I find it?
Instead of clicking on the smile icon. Click on the desktop and click on Go at the top and Go to Utilities
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I tried what you suggested. It worked! Hooray! Huzza! Wowser!


Ken Noel