Wireless Router for macs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by carve, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. carve macrumors 6502a

    carve

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    Hi there, I am the only one in my entire household that uses a mac (all othere PC's.) Okay so heres my problem I own an iBook G4 and I cannot go go on the internet on it but all of the other PC users can. I went to the apple Genius Bar to see if they could help, they took a big chunk out of the problem, but it all depends on the time because sometimes i can go onthe internet and sometimes I cannot, here is the list of my wireless router details

    Linksys Wireless-B
    2.4GHz 802.11B
    Model. BEFW11S4
    We use Comcast High-speed internet

    So if any of you guys can tell me any way to fix the problem, change a setting in my ibook G4, or which wireless router would work with both PC's and macintosh's.

    Thanks,
    macluver101

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  2. Seasought macrumors 65816

    Seasought

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    How far away is your iBook from the wireless router? Is there any change in your success rate at connecting depending on how far away you are from the router? Is there anything that might be causing EMI (interference) in the room that your iBook is in?

    All routers should work with Macs and PCs. Your Linksys should be fine. Is the "Linksys Wireless-B" mean that it only uses wireless b and not g?
     
  3. MacMyFast macrumors newbie

    MacMyFast

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    Unfortunately, I don't know how to fix your problem, but I can say that I use the same exact router and have had no problems using 2 pcs and one mac.
     
  4. carve thread starter macrumors 6502a

    carve

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    It's pretty close to it

    We got this wireless router from a pc user who switched to a mac because it didnt work with her pbook.
     
  5. Seasought macrumors 65816

    Seasought

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    Do you have the latest firmware update installed for your Linksys router?
     
  6. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    I had that same exact LinkSys router and it worked fine with like 3 Macs and the occasional PC... until it died.
     
  7. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    There should be not any problem for you to connect to that router. Since wirlesss b/g is a standard and it has nothing to do if you using a mac or windows pc.

    Make sure your router or iBook is not sitting right next to a wireless phone or station. Stay also away from microwaves and cellphones. Those devices all can interfere with your signal.

    Is your signal of your router still good. I used to have a D-Link router that always dropped the wireless signal (when it was on it's way out).

    You also could go into the setup on your router and set a different channel and see if that works.
     
  8. carve thread starter macrumors 6502a

    carve

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  9. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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  10. Seasought macrumors 65816

    Seasought

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    Are you using WEP or WPA? Are you using MAC address filtering? Have you tried connecting to the wireless router by going to "Other..." typing the network name in and connecting? Have you tried turning off all the PCs and trying to connect with the iBook?
     
  11. carve thread starter macrumors 6502a

    carve

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  12. willlow macrumors newbie

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    I have the same setup, use WPA and it works perfectly.

    try installing a new firmware.
     

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