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I have AirPort Extreme  (0x14E4, 0x8C) on my 2008 imac (10.5.6). When I create a network, it'll work fine.  However, once the computer goes to sleep, the network disappears, and the default network appears when I log back in.  Problem is, the default network has my name in it (from when I first set-up the computer), for all the world to see.  How do I either change that, or fix the disappearing network?

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On the iMac choose Create Network... from the Airport menu. Then the Gateway laptop will be able to join the iMac's created network.
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Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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