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If you have a question or problem that’s not covered here, or you’re having trouble following an explanation or instructions here, please browse and/or search the appropriate Apple Discussions Forum:

OSX Mountain Lion 10.8

Mac OS X v 10.7 Lion

Mac OS X v.10.6 Snow Leopard

Mac OSX v.10.5 Leopard

Airport and Time Capsule       

If you find a thread with the exact same problem (especially if it’s marked solved, but even it it isn't), review it carefully -- your solution may be there.  If it's a very long thread, you may want to start at the end and work backwards to find a solution.

If you don't find a solution that way, click the Subscribe to this Topic link;  then you’ll get an email when any more posts are added.  Hopefully one will help you, too.  But please don’t add a "me, too" post, unless you have additional facts.  Those just fill up the thread and make it harder to follow.  Note that Apple does not monitor the forums for problems, so it won’t help get their attention.  See  Reporting a Problem to Apple for that.

If that doesn’t help, post a new topic in the appropriate forum.  If you're not already signed-up, go to the main Apple Discussions Forum page;  brief tutorials on how to use it are at the upper-right.

Please be as specific as possible;  see item #A9 for the kind of info needed, and instructions for how to gather it.

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