Wireless internet connection problem

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sandelion, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    I just bought a new router from TP-LINK, model TL-WR2543ND and i have a little problem.
    When i switch from 5G to 2.4G the internet stops working (No internet connection). All my other devices are working fine with 2.4G, only on iMac i got this problem.

    Any ideas ?
    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors G3

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    I can't think of any reason why this would be an issue.

    Why do you want to go to 2.4GHz? 5GHz will be faster and have less interference from other things in your house.

    Some base stations do offer the option to have both bands (2.4GHz and 5 GHz) active at the same time. If you need 2.4GHz connectivity a base station with proper dual band support might be better for you.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Because my iphone and my ps3 can't detect the router when the band is set to 5G.
     
  4. macrumors 603

    blueroom

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    It's an awful router, it's not even simultaneous dual band. Return it and buy something else.
     
  5. sandelion, Jan 9, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2013

    thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Too late for returning and actually i'm very satisfied with this router, the speed is fast and i don't have any other problems. This "no internet connection" is happing only on iMac.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    PS3 doesn't have 5Ghz technology in it, only 2.4Ghz.
     
  7. sandelion, Jan 9, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2013

    thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know that. That's why i have to set the router on 2.4G.

    Some details:
    After the router is detected, i click connect, enter the password, i get full strenght but after 30 second - 1 minute i get "no internet connection" .

    Looks exacty like this (but in english and of course other network names):

    [​IMG]
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Problem solved. Finally, i was able to return the router and buy a new one.
    Now i'm running simultaneously 2.4Ghz(ps3) and 5Ghz(iMac) and everything works fine.

    Thanks for help !
     

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