Windows / OS X WLAN strangeness on a MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sesshi, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. Sesshi macrumors G3

    Sesshi

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    Here's a rather bizarre situation.

    Trying to connect up a b/g WLAN secured with WPA-PSK. Nothing fancy, just a Netgear access point.

    I have endless problems under OS X. It's not recognised automatically when I get within range of the AP, and even when I reconfigure the network it doesn't connect half the time. However when it does connect, it's fine until I go out of the range of the network and come back again.

    Here's the kicker: I tried using the WLAN under Boot Camp. Absolutely no problems whatsoever. I applied the recently latest OS X WLAN updates, and I have exactly the same problem. Since it works flawlessly under B.C., it's most likely not a hardware problem. What could the issue be?
     
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  3. Sesshi thread starter macrumors G3

    Sesshi

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    No idea, which is why I'm asking. I've attached quite painlessly to Linksys and Draytek AP's but had similar issues with Lucent AP's. Thing is I need to work WLANly at this place with the Netgear router quite often and am thinking about leaving my MBP there. I'm just wondering whether it's worth buying and configuring a Draytek AP for these guys so that I can connect reliably - but it would be nice if there was a known reason why it didn't work so that I knew how to avoid coming up against the problem.
     

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