Airport Trouble

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Nicholas Mosher, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Nicholas Mosher macrumors member

    Nicholas Mosher

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    #1
    My Macbook keeps losing it's wifi connection. Sometimes it's after a few minutes, sometimes it's after downloading a certain amount of data.

    It's not my home network, because my iPhone and other computer scream on it. So I thought I might have a bunch of settings jumbled, and reinstalled OS X. This didn't solve it either.

    I'm actually on my macbook posting right now, but it's taken me 4 re-starts to post this message...

    Is this a hardware issue? If so, how the heck do I fix it? Is the wifi card part of the mobo in teh macbook?
     
  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Hi

    I also have this problem although not as bad as you,ive rang apple support
    a couple of times over this problem and they have walked me threw a process
    that involves deleting some cache files.It has turned out only to be a temporary fix( which i should have wrote down).I asked about 10.5.2 and they said the issue should be resolved
    in the update

    someone posted the walk threw i got,on the forums so try a search
     
  3. Nicholas Mosher thread starter macrumors member

    Nicholas Mosher

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    Hmmmm.... looked around and couldn't find anything.

    This is really starting to get me upset.
    The reason why I purchased a Mac was for it's smooth-operation.
    This isn't so smooth... :rolleyes:
     
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    it's on here somewhere as ive read it your'll have to look harder of give apple
    a ring
     
  5. Nicholas Mosher thread starter macrumors member

    Nicholas Mosher

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    Well it worked fine when I first bought the Macbook, and only within the past year has it malfunctioned.

    I re-installed OS-X (clean install), so I've eliminated the possibility of it being a software issue.

    I'm thinking it's hardware, considering the network hardware hasn't changed at all.

    Is the wifi card integrated into the mobo, or is it a separate replaceable unit?
     
  6. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Sorry but that's all the advice i can give,i was running tiger for a while
    i upgraded to leopard and BAM wifi dropouts

    Maybe it is a hardware issue for you,try posting your question about
    the card on a new post your'll prob get more response
     
  7. seablue macrumors regular

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    Sounds like its a bug with Leopard :( I just read two more posts on this same issue when people went over to Leopard. That sucks. I'm running on 10.4.11 and have no problem with my router. I usually don't upgrade until I have no choice. I'm kind of glad I didn't go with Leopard yet.
     

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