10.5.4/10.5.5/10.5.6 and Airport frustration, please help

Discussion in 'macOS' started by CristobalHuet, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

    CristobalHuet

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    #1
    I have to let this out.

    I have a DLINK WBR-2310 wireless G router (crap, don't even consider buying it); and I am running 10.5.4, yes, I went back to that for a couple of reasons that I hope you can shed light on.

    A few weeks ago I upgraded to 10.5.5, and then promptly installed the Airport 2008-004 update, which made my wireless unusable (connection would drop every 10 minutes or so, take 30 seconds to reconnect.)

    So I did an Archive and Install, the update was removed and I was back to 10.5.4. I installed the 10.5.5 update, and ignored the 2008-004 patch.
    All was going well, the internet was solid (the connection, occasional drops, but nothing like every 10-15 minutes, more like once or twice a day).

    Now, 10.5.6 gets in the story.

    Released a few nights ago, I downloaded it from Software Update, the install went without a hitch, I was satisifed...

    until I booted back into Leopard, and that 10-15 minute scheduled drop was back, much to my frustration.

    Now I don't know how to proceed from now on: I thought I'd install 10.5.5, then put in the Airport update that failed for me, then install 10.5.6 and just hope it was a software issue that brought back my wireless drops in 10.5.6, due to 2008-004 not being installed.

    I have better things to do all day then wait around for an installation to complete and test my wireless, but I just don't know how to continue. :(
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    Well I know when 10.5 came out there was fix for non-functioning wireless to (but good to other wireless access points) was to go into the wireless D-Link router (that was working before a 10.5.x upgrade) and drop the fragmentation threshold and the frame threshold to 2306.

    Maybe this could help with your D-Link wireless router. Good Luck.
     
  3. CristobalHuet thread starter macrumors 65816

    CristobalHuet

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    Thanks bud, when I have the patience (that I lost the past couple of days downgrading) I'll try it.

    What exactly do those settings do anyway?

    Anything else I should change here:

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  4. CristobalHuet thread starter macrumors 65816

    CristobalHuet

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    You sir have made my YEAR.

    I installed every wireless and OS update without any hitch to my wireless connection, kudos, thank you very much!!

    I also updated my D-link's firmware.
     

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