Tag Archives: AirPort

Fix iPhone not connecting to AirPort Wi-Fi networks

WiFiIconXWhile there are many reasons why an iPhone will not connect to an AirPort base station or other Wi-Fi network, one may simply be an odd configuration of the AirPort’s password in the iPhone’s settings, but sometimes you might check or re-check your password and even though it is entered correctly, it may still give you errors and not connect.

If you find that one of your iOS devices is not connecting, then you can try to fix the situation in one of two ways. Continue reading

Diagnosing and fixing Wi-Fi signal quality problems in OS X

WiFiIconXWhile Wi-Fi is a reliable connection technology for the most part, there are times when you might experience drop-outs or stalls in performance. Sometimes these are because of the configuration of your Mac or your router, but at other times it can be from poor signal quality.

The quality for any analog signal, be it electrical, optical, or radio, can be determined by comparing the desired signal level to the background noise level in the signal in what’s known as a signal-to-noise ratio. Continue reading