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Old Sep 17, 2011, 04:23 PM   #1
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macbook pro wifi connection timeout

hi, i've recently bought a macbook pro and there were no problems when connecting to the internet via wifi. however when i go further away from the router (e.g its downstairs but try to access from upstairs) i get a 'connection timeout' and no internet. the macbook can detect the wifi (it will have a couple bars) but i will not be able to connect to the internet, just a message saying 'connection timeout'. only when relatively close to the router does the internet work fine. is this normal? its pretty inconvenient, any suggestions as to what i can do? thank you
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Old Sep 17, 2011, 05:05 PM   #2
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hi, i've recently bought a macbook pro and there were no problems when connecting to the internet via wifi. however when i go further away from the router (e.g its downstairs but try to access from upstairs) i get a 'connection timeout' and no internet. the macbook can detect the wifi (it will have a couple bars) but i will not be able to connect to the internet, just a message saying 'connection timeout'. only when relatively close to the router does the internet work fine. is this normal? its pretty inconvenient, any suggestions as to what i can do? thank you
Routers are not 100 perfect the have "dead spots mine doesnt work in some rooms in my house either on my MacBook pro or other people in my house on their pcs laptops
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Old Sep 17, 2011, 05:08 PM   #3
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Are you running Lion? There have been several issues with WiFi and Lion - nothing to do there.

One thing to try is to change the broadcast channel of the router. Perhaps that might fix it.
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 08:54 AM   #4
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link to other post

have you read this post?
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...6#post14199196
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 09:17 AM   #5
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Both my Macs do that too. I like it, it's always nice to have a 1000$ that can't connect the internet.
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 09:29 AM   #6
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this ONLY happens for me with my new mbp and a 5ghz connection.
try using 2.4, see if that helps.

for me, the 5g connect gave me endless problems: timeout errors, no connection. and computer freezes (black screen, but computer still on).

switched to the 2.4 connect and NO problems. and truthfully, speed (at least) feels the same...
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