MacBook Air

  • Turn Wi-Fi Off and On
    When you arrive in a room to use the Apple TV, turn Wi-Fi off, wait a few seconds, and turn Wi-Fi on.  This ensures your MBAir grabs the strongest signal in the room.
    • To turn Wi-Fi off/on:
      • Click on the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar at the top of the screen
      • Select Turn Wi-Fi Off
      • Count to 5
      • Click on the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar at the top of the screen
      • Select Turn Wi-Fi On
      • Wait until Wi-Fi connection is complete (bars fill in on Wi-Fi icon) before connecting to Apple TV
  • Change Energy Saver settings to 1 hour or longer
    This will prevent your MBAir from going to sleep too quickly and causing a drop in signal to the Apple TV.
    • To change Energy Saver:
      • Go to Apple menu and select System Preferences
      • Select Energy Saver (second item in second row)
      • Click on Battery
      • Change Computer Sleep and Display Sleep to 1 hour or longer
      • Click on Power Supply
      • Change Computer Sleep and Display Sleep to 1 hour or longer
      • Click on red X in upper left corner to close window
  • Prioritize GreenDoor wireless network
    This will ensure that your MBAir grabs the GreenDoor wireless network everytime you use your computer thereby reducing the chance of connecting to DA-Wireless and dropping Apple TV connection
    • To prioritize GreenDoor:
      • Go to Apple menu and select System Preferences
      • Select Network (third item in third row)
      • Select Wi-Fi from list on left
      • Click Advanced in lower right corner
      • Click on Wi-Fi tab
      • A list of wireless networks will appear.  The order of networks indicates priority for connection.  The order should be
        as follows:
        • Your Home Network
        • GreenDoor
        • DA-Wireless

NOTE: If you do not have a home wireless network, GreenDoor should be at the top of the list.

    • If the list does not appear as shown above, click on the network that needs to be moved and drag it to its correct position.  For example, click on GreenDoor and drag it up to the second position in the list.
    • Click OK in the lower right corner
    • Click Apply in lower right corner
    • Click on red X in upper left corner to close window
  • Turn off Bluetooth
    It is recommended that you turn off Bluetooth on your MBAir if you are not regularly using a Bluetooth device (e.g., keyboard, speakers).  This cuts down on potential wireless conflicts.
    • To turn off Bluetooth:
      • Click on Bluetooth icon in menu at top of screen
      • Select Turn Bluetooth Off