Improving AirPort Network Connection Time

Usually your Mac can connect to different AirPort, or Wi-Fi, networks quickly and without any problems. If you find, however, that your iBook takes forever to connect to the different wireless networks you access, your Preferred Networks list may be getting too long. Hereis how clear out the list:

  • Launch System Preferences. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences.
  • Select the Network Preference Pane.
  • Choose AirPort from the Show pop-up menu.
  • Click the AirPort tab.
  • Choose Preferred Networks from the By default, join pop-up menu.
  • You should see a list of the wireless networks you have connected to. Select the networks you want to remove, and then click the minus button at the bottom of the list.

Remove wireless networks you donit use.

If you want to prevent additional networks from being added to the list, you need to let your Mac know:

  • While you are still in the Network Preference Pane, click the Options button.
  • Uncheck Automatically add new networks to the preferred networks list.
  • Click OK.

Uncheck this preference to keep your network list shorter.

Even if you arenit experiencing slow connection times, removing unused networks from the Preferred Networks list is a good house cleaning chore.

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