Airport Express drops connection

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Caysnowman, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Caysnowman macrumors newbie

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    I have two wifi networks each using identical airport extreme router but different cable companies. The networks are separated by a substantial distance. To my knowledge both are set up identical and using the latest software revision and are accessed by the same MB and MBP.

    The problem I am having is that in one location I drop a connection about 2 times a day. The TV signal remains. By turning off Airport Extreme for about 30 seconds and then powering it back up, the connection returns. When I go to reset the router, the indicator light on the AE router is always green.

    This cable company claims it is my problem.

    The other location (different cable company) has never dropped a signal.

    Again, I use the same MBP and MBooks on both networks.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. I cannot change the "bad" cable company as there is only one choice in this location.

    Thanks, Bill
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    How old is the Express?

    Both my Expresses has starting doing this with random, but increasing regularity - along with diminishing network speed - before dying.

    One lasted just short of a year (lots of the early Expresses died around that age, it seems), the replacement quite a bit longer.
     
  3. Caysnowman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The "good" one is about 2 years old; the "bad" one is a bit over a year.

    Seems like they should last a bit longer than that but ......... If it gets worse I'll think more about replacing it. Until then, I'll just use a bit more shoe leather.

    Bill
     
  4. miknos Suspended

    miknos

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    I NEVER had connection drops with my Airport Express (n). I think I used it for around 2 years practically everyday. When I travel, I take it with me. The router is working the whole day, since I'm not the only one using the signal and I leave downloading content overnight.

    If your router is not working properly it's not because it's "old". Strangely you have two.



    Before the A-Express, I had a Belkin 54(g) and it was CONSTANT (drops). I'm staying in a friend's house right now and I'm having similar problem with a D-Link.
    Another friend of mine had a Belkin "better" model with two antennas and he said the drops are from cheap routers. Guess what? It had SOME (not as constant as the other two) drops too.
     

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