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  1. So, here's my problem as I currently understand it… I have a [2014] Mac Mini running El Capitan, and traditionally I have just tethered it to the router [a Linksys E1000 I believe] via the ethernet. However, I've been trying to connect wirelessly instead and the mini will see all the local networks fine (mine and a couple neighbors), but when I try to connect it gives me one of several errors at random. Sometimes it asks for the password (which I put in and it proceeds to give me a "Unable to join" and a prompt to use diagnostics. Sometimes it gives me this message without even asking for the password. When I use the assistant, it will tell me I'm typing the wrong password (which isn't possible). This issue is occurring with both my home network, and my mobile hotspot. The Mac is literally maybe a foot from both devices, and the other 5 or 6 devices on my network disconnect and reconnect to the router with no problem. At this point I'm just trying to isolate whether the problem is the Mac, or the router, etc. If anyone has any insight it would be greatly appreciated.
  2. My wifi network has really got me stumped. I am not sure what is happening, or how to fix it and I am hoping that I can get assistance, or advice from someone with more experiance than I. I will explain my set up. I am in the UK, so I use BT as my internet provider. I have a Netgear wireless router connected to the phone line for this, and from this route connected via a cable I have an Airport Extreme, which I have names Our Airport. I then connect to the internet via this wifi connection Our Airport. On the network I have two philips Air wireless speakers, one iMac, my MacBook that I am using now, and Ipad and an iPod. Now I did have a problem about 6 months ago when I opened up the MacBook, the iPod which was streaming music at the time just dropped off the network and would not reconnect. It took me about 6 months of trying this and that to finally get it back up online which was about a month ago. I was happy as all my devices were able to connect to the network. All worked well together and well. Last night while I was streaming a TV program on the iMac, I decided to use the MacBook while watching, and the minute I opened up the MacBook the same thing happened to the iPod, the second the MacBook connected to the network, the iMac lost connection, and now I can not get it back online for love nor money. I don’t know what to do? Every other devices are working fine, apart from the iMac. Now not being that great with computers, I am not sure what to do, is my connection a PPPoE? I am not sure, as this is what the system is asking me when I go into the set up area. Then I read that I should connect the Netgear router directly into the iMac and set up this way, I am really not sure, and would love a bit of advice on how to reconnect the iMac to the web via my Airport, so that I can use the wireless speakers, and everything else. Any help or pointers would be great, is there a chat room that Mac Users hang out for a bit of live online help? Thanks Pete