Troubleshooting New Computer Issues

I recently got a new computer (yay!) to replace my old one which is dying, but had to spend several days getting things to work properly again (boo!). Some notes:

  • Apple’s Time Machine is pretty fantastic for transferring computer info
  • if you have a whole bunch of USB devices plugged into one hub and are having problems, try using USB cables that are as short as possible
  • my external monitor flickers sometimes on individual pixels and sometimes rows of pixels, anyone have any idea why?
  • my wifi doesn’t connect sometimes when I wake my computer although resetting the router usually fixes it, anyone have any idea why?

The last problem is particularly vexing because it happened on my last MacBook and I was hoping that the new one would be better. Maybe I need to buy a new router. The one I have is about five years old.

2 Responses to “Troubleshooting New Computer Issues”

  1. Jason Says:

    Hey there… I’d recommend ensuring that you have the latest firmware for your router. You may even want to completely reset your router back to factory defaults. Also, is it ONLY your MacBook that does this? Or do you have other devices that exhibit the same problems?

    Good luck!!


  2. Mach Says:

    Thanks for the comment! I’ll give that a shot when I get home. It’s definitely plausible as my router is pretty old. And yeah, it’s only the MacBooks (the old and new one) that have this problem. My TiVo, PS3, and PSP never have problems.