Airport help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mgiddy911, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. mgiddy911 macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2004
    I am using a Macbook with airport. In my dorm I have the ethernet running to my netgear wireless router WGR614 v6. I have a closed 128bit wep network set up. My comuter is set to remember the password for it. It works fine and is zipppy when i am using my computer, however I often find that when I leave and the computer goes idle for a while, it drops the signal and i have to manually go to the airport menu and select my network again, then its fine.
    Is this natural? or can this be fixed, it is rather annoying? Could it be fixed by somehow writting a script to keep the network active rather than allowing it to idle? I appeciate the help, Thanks in advance.
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    I presume you have your Macbook set to automatically join your trusted networks. College dorms are probably flooded with wireless access points competing for the channels. You could maybe try switching channels to see if that helps
  3. mgiddy911 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2004
    My floor does not have any wireless standard, theres my network and one other one, the school dons't have wireless in our dorm yet, its 19 stories high.
    i will try switching channels though

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