Symptom of dying airport card?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by 8thMan, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. 8thMan macrumors regular

    8thMan

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    The airport in my 667 tibook keeps losing its signal. It happens randomly, sometimes every few seconds, sometimes every few minutes. It begins to receive again after a few seconds or so. Very annoying when downloading, AIMing, gaming, etc. I opened up the machine and checked all connections, which look good. It has an external antenna which also shows good continuity. Is this a symptom of a dying airport card? Help! :confused:
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

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    I was having similar issues with my Alu PowerBook. My PowerBook G3 wasn't having problems. I'm not certain, but I think that it was because my G4 was in G mode (Airport Extreme), and my G3 was using B mode (Airport) and B gets a wider range than G. Combined with an old Airport Express (bought a week after they came out) which has been replaced by refurb Airport Extreme, I'm no longer having issues.
     
  3. 8thMan thread starter macrumors regular

    8thMan

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    I don't think this is a range or compatibility issue. The received signal has simply begun to randomly cut out.
     
  4. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    If possible, try a different channel on the router. Also, using the "Interference Robustness" feature under the AirPort menu may prove helpful.

    Good luck, I hope your AP isn't dying.
     
  5. 8thMan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay, I'll check that out, thanks. It occurs to me that I could also change out the AP with the one in my G4 Powermac. That would help to narrow down the problem.
     

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