Losing Wifi connection for one second every so often

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pusman83, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. pusman83 macrumors regular

    May 9, 2005
    I have an iMac G5 and my Airport card loses the network connection for like one second every 10 minutes. Any way to configure an automatic reconnect (so I can download while I'm away, for example)?
  2. gangst macrumors 6502a

    Dec 27, 2004
    when you say your imacs losing connection how'd you know this? is the signal going to blank in the top right bar, or are you on internet or instant messenger and just keep getting signeed out?
  3. pusman83 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 9, 2005
    Sometimes both, sometimes IM and internet just stop connecting.
    And my BT client also tells me I've lost connection.
  4. Switzermac macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2005
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    It should just reconnect automatically anyway. How far are you from the base station?
  6. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    that means you have some type of interference.

    802.11b/g is between 2.4 - 2.4385 GHz and bluetooth is on 2.45 GHz.

    Best guess is without knowing more details is something in that frequency range is causing you the loss of signals. it probably either a 2.4 GHz phone, or a WAP. Although, a WAP wouldn't explain the bluetooth.

    get http://www.macstumbler.com and see what channels the near by wifi spots are on. 1,6, and 11 are the channels you want.

    it also could be a power problem in your mac.
  7. pusman83 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 9, 2005
    Sorry, BT is Bittorrent, not Bluetooth :eek: .

    It doesn't reconnect automatically. The little wave turns grey and I have to click on it and select the network again.

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