Wireless Instability Please Help.

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by RonJ83, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. RonJ83 macrumors member

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    Ever since i updated my Airport, my stability with my wireless router has been unstable, the only time it is ever 100% is when i connect hardline directly to the cable modem. my PC is working fine so i doubt its the router, but when i connect the cable to the router to my computer its again unstable. please help me if you can.

    Ron
     
  2. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    You know what, my wireless has been pretty crappy too since I installed the update. I thought it was my router, but after reading this post I looked more into it and it must be my airport card :(.

    Comon Apple, fix this!

    BEN
     
  3. HiRez macrumors 603

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    I have the latest installed and it's working fine (showing two ticks from 100% reception in Internet Connect app). But, even though I have an Airport Extreme base station, I'm using it in 802.11b-only mode and my PowerBook card is one of the older (non-Extreme) versions.
     
  4. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    We had a problem around here recently when a neighbor installed a new wireless router on the same channel. Try setting your base station to a different channel.
     
  5. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm the only wireless thing out here, and this happened when I installed the airport update. I'm running a PB 12inch 1.33 GHz with a airport extreme card.

    BEN
     
  6. RonJ83 thread starter macrumors member

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    i thought it was my router too but my 2 other PCs work fine, im the only person in my neighborhood with wireless. whats going on here? im not liking this.
     
  7. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    It's disappointing that we both have the same setup computer wise. What kind of router are you using? I'm on an older linksys one running at 11M/s.

    If we both have the same stuff, maybe it's time to head over to the apple forums and see if there are any similar problems.

    BEN
     
  8. RonJ83 thread starter macrumors member

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    i have a netgear same @11, where is the app forum?
     
  9. Gee macrumors 65816

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    I had a similar problem and changing channels fixed it, as the chap above suggests. It may not necessarily be someone else with a wireless network that's interfering, it might be something like a neighbour's new microwave oven or cordless phone.....
     
  10. RonJ83 thread starter macrumors member

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    i dont know how to change the channel on my router, but when i connected a hardline to the routher, i still had instabilities...so i know its not the routers problem.
     
  11. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    So you have probs both wirelessly and wired :confused: And you don't think its the router? :confused:
     
  12. RonJ83 thread starter macrumors member

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    i know its not the router cause my other 2 PCs work fine.
     

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