Airport drops Belkin Wireless

Discussion in 'macOS' started by israelh, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. israelh macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2008
    This is my first post here because I'm about to throw my MB 13" across the room.

    I have been using this MB OSX 10.5.5 in the same spot all summer and have been connecting to a Belkin wireless connection with no problems. It's the wireless connection at my work. I have also been connecting to my home network on a linksys router.\

    A couple of weeks ago, my airport card just decided out of nowhere to drop connection to the work wireless. I had changed nothing and the router moved nowhere. It works for about 10 minutes then looses signal. It is not able to connect or find the network unless I move 15' closer to the router.

    Every other network I try within range doesn't work either. However, once I leave work and am home or cafe, etc... I can get signal no problem.

    Does anyone know what's wrong? It just dropping out of the blue is killing me!

    Thanks in advance!
  2. brad.c macrumors 68020


    Aug 23, 2004
    50.813669°, -2.474796°
    Don't throw the poor MacBook across the room. You might wanna throw the room across the room instead.
    Some quick thoughts: how about third party interference? If all your problems are in one location, and it's not any one device in that range, maybe something new in the environment is screwing up the works.

    Try iStumber, or another wifi utility to identify noise/interference, signal strength, etc..
  3. dsharits macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2004
    The People's Republic of America
    Is anyone using a cordless phone nearby? Those things wreak havoc with wireless networks, because most of the newer phones run at 2.4 GHz.....the same frequency as 802.11.
  4. skye12 macrumors 65816


    Nov 11, 2006
    Austin, Tx
    Yes interference is a likely possibility. One reason I haven't got a new
    "dect" phone. My current one is 5.8ghz.

    If you get an N router you can pick the 5ghz or vice versa as necessary.
    Also, you can try switching channels in your wireless preferences.
  5. israelh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2008
    Yeah. It says the signal strength is at 39-40% with 9% noise. As I got closer the strength went up to 76% and noise stayed the same. I should be able to browse with 40% strength I think, but it just drops everything.
  6. israelh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2008
    Oddly enough, no. I even changed the router frequency. Still, no luck!

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