workaround for mac os x lost wifi connection

Update from 10.4 to 10.5 introduced a pain. After sleep and wake up, Mac losts connection to the wireless network. To reconnect, I have to specify SID and the WEP key manually. I hate it.

As a temporary solution, I found how to re-connect from a command line, thanks to the blog article “airport - the Little Known Command Line Wireless Utility”. I’ve created the file reconnect.sh and run it when required:

sudo airport -ASID –password=’$WEP_key

One Response to “workaround for mac os x lost wifi connection”

  1. Ben Says:

    Im trying to do something similar for an artwork a friend of mine is working on. We need this laptop to do the same thing, though it will be an open connection with MAC address verification, no password needed. Command line is not my cup of tea, but we really need something that would run in the background on start up and just keep going until it was told to stop.

    Could anybody point us in the right direction?

    Best - Ben

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