Airport dies and comes back sporadically

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ravikc, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. ravikc Guest

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    yoooo

    i have a 24" iMac and its been working great for the most part..in the last two weeks or so my airport has been giving me some problems.....the signal just dies and is grayed out...it can't see the network that its supposed to be connected to..i also have 2 other macs in the house that have no problems seeing this network at all...running with an airport extreme base station

    i reboot and reboot and nothing happens..it literally just randomly starts working again..sometimes 10 mins later..sometimes an hour later

    any ideas? this used to happen to me with my macpro when one of the leopard updates came out but this system is all up to date and no issues other than this

    please advise

    thanks
     
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Are you sure you don't have a wireless interference like a cordless phone running the same channels as your AEBS. One suggestion you could try is changing channels on the AEBS. Or you could download MacStumbler, which is a wireless analyzer.
     
  3. ravikc thread starter Guest

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    hmmmm

    i dont think thats it - i havent changed anything..and all my other computers are set neear the same cordless phones and have no problems

    i have istumbler isntalled and it doesnt detect anything other than waht it should be in teh airport section


    ideas?
     
  4. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Did you try to change channels in you AEBS yet? That should help.
     
  5. ravikc thread starter Guest

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    yah ive tried that as well

    i dont think its an issue with the wireless signal..its something specific to that computer only considering i have 3 macs and 2 iphones in the same house and thats the only hardware that is having problems

    any ideas?
     
  6. PatrThom macrumors newbie

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    Making it less 'Real'

    Check to see if you have RealPlayer installed.

    Some versions of RealPlayer cause your wireless connection to drop sporadically. Two ways to check:

    1) View the system log and look for mention of RealPlayer
    2) Open System Preferences->Accounts->Login Items and see if you have "RealPlayer updater" or "RealPlayer downloader" in the list of programs set to launch on login. If so, select it and then press the "-" (minus) button to remove it from that list, then log out and back in (or restart)

    Source: http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/archives/oct08/103108.html

    --Patrick
     
  7. ravikc thread starter Guest

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    no traces of realplayer installed

    other ideas?
     
  8. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Call apple care to see if they could help. To me it seems like a hardware problem
     

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