Whew! It has been a tough couple of days – make that a week – since we bought the MacBook Pro. One of the main reasons for getting the MacBook was so we could use it in one part of the house while the iMac was in use elsewhere, both accessing the internet, email, etc. That requires a network.
We already had an Airport Extreme, so it should have been a simple matter to hook up the cables and sign in to the network I’d already set up on the iMac. Sounds simple, doesn’t it?
Well, no. I spent several hours futilely attempting to get this done. So two days later I went to a one-on-one session at the Apple store and described my problem. The fellow walked me through the steps, most of which I’d already done, but a couple of settings were different, and not the same as the Airport Extreme instructions (!). So I went home and made those adjustments. No dice.
Back to the Apple store a few days later, another try, still no luck. So this morning we called Apple Care and after 20 minutes on the phone, and a whole new set of settings the thing came up, working fine. Whew.
It’s all fine now, but what a hassle. And I thought I was pretty good at the tech stuff…