[OT] Wireless internet in my flat.

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 13:11:41 EST 2015

On 25/02/15 20:08, kee nethery wrote:
>> On Feb 25, 2015, at 9:02 AM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 25/02/15 18:31, kee nethery wrote:
>>> Compare all the variants of 802.11 that your router supports and that your MacBook Air supports. Could be there is no common 802.11 between them if your router is really old tech.
>>> Kee
>> So, what you are saying is that my son's MacBook air is a fussy thing, while all thise generic devices are just "sl*ts" :)
>> And, what is the lesson? Pay more for a MacBook so you then have to pay more for other things!
>> Richmond.
> No. What I am saying is that WiFi standards continually march forward. Some security protocols have been discontinued and abandoned because they are totally insecure. MacBook Air might not support old insecure security protocols. The 802.11 spec has evolved over the years, faster better, etc. Some of the 802.11 specs are so old that newer devices might not support them. Most  WiFi routers work fine with a MacBook Air but if yours is really old or totally insecure, it might be time to upgrade.
> The number of WiFi connections is also a possibility.
> Kee

Well, I bought my router 2 years ago: not cutting edge, but not ancient 

As my son who has the MacBook is now back in the States at University I 
cannot really try
out anything (short of popping round the corner and buying a MacBook, 
ho, ho) until he
is back here in July.

However, he was running Mac OS 10.10.0 which had buckets of wifi probs. 
So let's hope that was the problem.


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