802.11n Fine - but not around corner...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by C3sound, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. C3sound macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2011
    Los Angeles
    So I have a pretty good internet connection with the wireless - but only while I am right next to the router.

    Its running at around 130mbps and when I take a slight left out the door, walk about 6-10 feet to my room, and then another slight left to my desk - it drops from 130 to 7.

    Whats the issue?

    I do have 2 reference monitors that have sizable magnets in my room. I dont know if that helps. It's never been a problem anywhere else I have lived.

    Do I need to try a new wifi channel? I am on 11 and theres only 1 other person on 10 according to the wifi stumbler application. Im not in a metro area, just a suburban neighborhood - so its not like theres a million people on wifi around me.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks all,
  2. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    I doubt it is the computer. I had a d-link router with the exact same problem. After a LOT of research, I found that the router had issues. Which router do you use? Since then, I have bought the Cisco E3000 (if i remember correctly) and never reproduced the problem.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Try switching to the 2.4 GHz frequency space. It sounds like a simple dead zone. Or try moving the router.
  4. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2010
    it could just be the walls in your abode. or you could have a low-end router. or, you could be using a wifi channel that is already saturated.

    are you using 5ghz or 2.4ghz? 2.4ghz, as mentioned before, penetrates walls better.

    what kind of equipment are you using?

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