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10.7: Slowdown with a new MobileMe/iCloud Password Network
My Mac started working extremely slowly and I couldn't understand the reason for a while.

I knew my wireless was working seemingly without problems (iPad and iPhone working normally) but I thought to run the AirPort Utility to check out the wireless network.

My AirPort Extreme was reporting a problem. It turns out that I had changed my password on MobileMe to match iCloud, and of course my AirPort Extreme did not know that. It was trying to connect to the MobileMe servers with no success. I guess it was trying to connect to MobileMe non-stop and it was slowing down my system significantly. Fixing the password within the AirPort Extreme resolved the issue.

[crarko adds: It's always worth looking at network related issues when an unexpected slowdown happens. And when a transition happens (like the Mobile Me -> iCloud migration) expect to see issues like this happen. Fortunately they're easy to correct once identified.]
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10.7: Slowdown with a new MobileMe/iCloud Password
Authored by: Keefer on Dec 30, '11 12:36:53PM

Hmm, I am not understanding this hint. Why would a password change on a web service cause issues with the wireless access point?



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