Airport and Linsys wackiness

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by 7on, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    Router: Linksys WRT54G
    Computer: Airport with OSX 10.3.4

    This is weird. Why is my Transmit Rate dropping yet signal staying constant? I haven't noticed any adverse affects rather than sometimes a web page won't load until I refresh it. Though sometimes iChat will disconnect then reconnect beside a MSN Messenger which stays connected through the whole ordeal. I haven't had anything affect me in Quake3 or Halo yet, then again I don't play either for very long -- as the iChat thing seems to happen once a day or so. I don't think it's my card because it seems to work on campus often. Is this normal?

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  2. Darwin macrumors 65816


    Jun 2, 2003
    round the corner
    I don't think so, for my meter it shows 11Mbps all the time but I'm using a Airport Extreme Base Station

    Are you using your computer for other programs as this meter is running?

    (You might know this :D) The way it works is that the Computer Pings the Router and gets back a reply which then goes into the graphs

    But for example if you take up the CPUs time on something else it doesn't ping as well and thats what makes me see those blips, this is the only thing I can think of but it might be linked to your problem

    Hope this helps anyways :(
  3. Ryan McCanical macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2004
    I was just about to post the same complaint.

    I live in an appartment building, and the people next door have an unsecure linksys wireless network I have been connecting to. (I'm interning in LA for the next month and don't feel like shelling out $15+ for a dialup connection.) I know its a linksys because thats what their network is called.

    Anyway, I only get a connection in the 2 rooms closest to their appartment which seems about right distance wise. However, my complaint is that my airport connection always has 3 bars in every other room as well, which makes it look like i'm still connected. If i disconnect, then the wireless network is not there until I go back into the rooms closest to my neighbor's router.

    Looks like yet another airport bug that apple hasn't quite figured out yet.

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