Airport Issues?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Mr.PS, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Mr.PS macrumors 6502a

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    First it was video card issues, ok, w/e, I ordered the 8800GT over the Ati since I had problems at first. Now it's Airport issues? All the macbook's and macbook pros seem to randomly disconnect after a while. Is this also true with Mac Pros?
     
  2. kumamusic macrumors newbie

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    I got the early MAC PROs. And yes, definitely there is issue with the airport. My internet constantly gets cut off (on and off every 5 min).
    The genius bar people seemed to not really know much or what to say. I'm not sure if there's a way to fix it at this point.. maybe needs to do some more research. It's getting a bit frustrating.:(
     
  3. eyecool macrumors regular

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    Are you guys using 802.11n? What frequency, 2.4 or 5ghz? Other than the microwave oven issue, my signal never drops with the AE at 2.4ghz. As soon as I get my Time Capsule, I'm going to run it at 5ghz for the MP, iMac and mac book in my house and leave the AE at 2.4ghz for the 2 iphones and windows laptop.
     
  4. Mr.PS thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I heard you need to disable IPv6 and it will work. There doesn't seem to be a fix outside of that. :(
     
  5. Mr.PS thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you run 10.5.2?
     
  6. eyecool macrumors regular

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    Yep, 10.5.2 on both macs as of yesterday and no problems. I've been streaming radio all day... even when AFK. Not one dropped signal. I do live in a low population density neighborhood where there isn't a lot of rf interference though. If I lived downtown or in a building, I'm sure it would be a different story.

    I have yet to try it on the MP. My Jan order has yet to ship.

    P.S., did you already get your MP? I remember when you shipped the old one back.. waited a while, then ordered the 2 cpu!
     
  7. Mr.PS thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    nope, I don't have it yet, it shipped, should be here tomorrow!
     
  8. fluidedge macrumors 65816

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    i had terrible airport problems - 30 seconds average connection - however i'm pleased to report that 10.5.2 totally fixed this. I've been surfing all day and the connection has been rock solid.

    I will try to really stretch it tomorrow, stream some video say and see if it stands up.

    But so far so good.
     
  9. Mr.PS thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's so odd how some people have issues, and some don't. It's either a serious hardware inconsistency over at Apple, or just generally different configuration parameters and networking equipment etc..
     
  10. eyecool macrumors regular

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    The environment has a lot to do with it too. I'm a ham radio operator. Until you see it on a spectrum analyzer, it's hard to imagine just how saturated the spectrum is, especially around the 2.4 and 5GHz bands. If 2.4 is dropping, try 5 or vice versa. 2.4GHz is getting even more polluted with the 100m 2.4GHz bluetooth.
     
  11. kumamusic macrumors newbie

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    After updating the Leopard to the most current version (10.5.2) there were no more airport problems!! (from logging in and out) ;)

    So anyone who has the similar problems with the airport extreme card, try updating your Leopard. Hope this helps to some people here.
     

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