Airport Extreme wireless network problem

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dobro03, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. dobro03 macrumors member

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    We've been having issues where our older NetGear router just started having problems with our wireless laptop and iPad. The main MacPro uses an ethernet cord and connects fine with normal speed, but the wireless devices are extremely slow and sometimes don't work at all even though the devices show they are getting a strong wireless connection.

    I just went out and bought a new Airport Extreme. Hooked it up and the Mac Pro is fine but the wireless devices see the wireless network but are extremely slow and sometimes don't see the 'server' and don't work at all. If I set the wireless devices to the 'guest' network they work fine! The speed seems to be fine as well. The password is correct on the wireless network.

    What am I doing wrong with the AE? I need the laptop to see my MacPro so I can share files etc. so I need them all on the same network. My old NetGear just did this automatically.

    Any help will be much appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. dobro03 thread starter macrumors member

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  3. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    I hate to give you IT 101 advice, but that worked for me when I had a similar issue - I factory reset my Airport (Google for directions) and removed all saved wireless networks from all my machines. I then chose a new name for the network, re-added devices and everything was fine.
     
  4. dobro03 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm happy to try anything. I'll give it a shot.
     

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