My MBP kills my internet connection

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  1. matttrick macrumors 6502

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    I dont even know how this is logically possible. ive been using a netgear wireless router for a while, with no problems. since ive gotten my mbp, after 10-15 mins of it being connected to the network, my network stops responding and i have to reset the modem/router. it doesnt just stop responding for the notebook, but for any computer on the network. has anyone ever heard of this??
     
  2. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have UPnP turned on on the router? Maybe try turning it off. What about firmware upgrades, are you up to date?
     
  3. matttrick thread starter macrumors 6502

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    firmware is up to date. ill check about the UPnP thing though. what exactly does this do? this problem is so strange!
     
  4. matttrick thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. matttrick thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes
     
  8. matttrick thread starter macrumors 6502

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    interestingly, there is NO problem if i conect the mbp via ethernet.

    also, this problem does not occur when i join the network at my parents house wirelessly.
     
  9. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm, so how exactly is your network setup? I mean like is the wireless router also the DSL/Cable Modem? Or is the modem separate. And, is the router set to automatically dial in to your service provider?
     
  10. matttrick thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i have a cable connection to a modem, and then to a router that distributes access. one pc is wirelessly connected, another is wired.
     
  11. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    In your network preferences is your MBP set to disconnect while idle or disconnect after a certain period of time? I can't really recall what the exact thing is. Do you connect via PPPOE?
     
  12. matttrick thread starter macrumors 6502

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    the connection is dhcp. and its not just the mac thats disconnecting, the whole network goes down. no other computers can access it.
     

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