airport problems

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by anoopmj, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. anoopmj macrumors member

    anoopmj

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    The airport on my comp has a mind of its own. It takes forever to connect to the network.
    Sometimes the airport on the top bar shows that it is connected, but when i open safari it says that I am not connected to the internet. This happens every time I try to connect to a network... and I have tried it on 3 different networks for sure!
    After about 5 to 10 minutes, without me changing anything, the connection starts... no idea why, nothing in the network connections seems different.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

    Cybergypsy

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    I had that on 2 of my other macbook, never did find the problem....just bougt the new one and it great :)
     
  3. skierdude macrumors member

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    i have the same problem on my macbook. i've tried everything and still i couldn't fix it. I im still trying and will contact you when or if I fix it.:)
     
  4. sanzaborn33 macrumors newbie

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    My new BlackBook C2D 2.16 has some rather peculiar wireless behaviour as well. Occasionally, the wireless card in the MB will simply stop talking with my router, even though the airport indicator shows a full strength connection and it's obtaining an IP and subnet (confirmed via ifconfig cmd). Also, last time this happened I tried pinging my router and had total packet loss and was not able to ping my gateway IP. If I simply restart the MB or waited for some erroneous amount of time, the wireless card usually begins working again and allows packets to come through.

    This old news for anyone else??
     
  5. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

    darkcurse

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    This has only happened to me once. And that once was when I was running Parallels. Other than that, most of the time when I don't get internet connection is because of my F@$%@#$ing stoopid ISP :mad:
     
  6. Mindcrime13 macrumors member

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    maybe you are connecting to the network, but the internet service in the network is not available, you can check that in the network status,
     
  7. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

    Silver-Fox

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    like said above check your router status, it may not be your macbook, my net goes in and out time to time
     
  8. anoopmj thread starter macrumors member

    anoopmj

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    i have checked with 3 different routers... so doubt that will be a problem. If i restart my mcbook it does tend to connect... but then it' easier just waiting about 5 minutes and letting it come to its senses.

    But irritating!:mad:
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    i hav a similar problem with my ibook.. no signal from like 20metres away, regardless of walls or not. do you think a new airport card will fix it??
     
  10. sanzaborn33 macrumors newbie

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    I think there can be several factors that might exist to cause WiFi woes. It would appear that for many users it was 10.4.10 that was the start of their WiFi woes in their MB and MBPs.

    For my MacBook Rev.C, it appears that the issues I am seeing with having a connection between my router and the MacBook's wireless card have been temporarily fixed. With my setup ( and my own tests) I concluded that it is the wireless cards problem with not actually passing packets along on random occasions, even when the card itself is locked on to my router and obtaining an IP and subnet. (This is not a matter of my ISP going down from time to time, however, as I am using a DS1 line for our business servers and down time is practically non-existent.)

    In any case, I noticed that one of the wirelss routers I have here is a DGL-4300 with HW Rev.A2 and the last Firmware Ver.1.7. I decided to update the FW to Ver.1.8 on that router today and at least for the last 20min or so now, I have not had a single issue with the wireless card in this Black MacBook. I am also not connected to my charger and have the notebook sitting freely around my desk. Still, the problem persists for many. If anyone hasn't already read this on the Apple site, might be a good read:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1008143&tstart=0

    Myself along with many others are still expecting that Apple will do something to fix the connection issues since, more than likely, 10.4.10 came out. Later!
     

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