802.11n Fine - but not around corner...

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

  1. C3sound macrumors newbie

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    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,
    Curtis
     
  2. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    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

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    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

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    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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