Airport dead? Connection lost after 1 hour

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BantV, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. BantV macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I've tried searching the forums but I'm still in the dark so therefore I'm asking my question here, to you guys.

    Since a week or so my Macbook has recently started dropping its internet connection. I can use the it for 1hr or so and then the bars reduce and my connection is suddenly gone even though I have 2 bars left and I'm still connected to the network. The only thing I can do then is wait, wait and wait for my connection to come back. Sometimes after 5 minutes, sometimes after 5 hours.

    I've tried various solutions on my router and Macbook itself:
    • Manual IP address
    • Change security from WEP to WPA2
    • Disable MAC filtering
    • Change key
    • Change channel
    • Disable interfering devices (wireless phone, other laptops, ...)
    • Rebooted
    • Deleted pref files and stored locations
    • Created a new location with only Airport in
    • ...

    Yet I still can't surf proper. Anyone else encountered this issue? It happened all of a sudden whilst I had been surfing for a day or so. Suddenly - after taking a sigarette break and upon returning - my computer went bullocks.

    This is no fun and I sincerely hope to find a solution. Does anyone, please, have any ideas on how to solve this?

    Thank you very much in advance
    BantV

    Macbook 2006
    Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard (latest updates)
    2.0Ghz C2D; 2GB RAM

    When my connection is fine I have a transmit rate of 54, when I have 2 bars the transmit rate is 1-6.
     
  2. BantV thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've just found this information which may come in handy for people trying to help out:

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  3. BantV thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for the triple post but I've bought a Linksys WUSB54GC adapter and now I've got internet back! :)
     
  4. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    I found that when I had similar issues, a factory restore of my Airport Extreme took care of the problems.
     

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