Are there any Airport Utility tricks/hacks for great connectivity?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by patent10021, May 4, 2016.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68020

    patent10021

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    #1
    We have frequent connectivity issues in our apt. 2 MacBooks, 3 devices and the smaller Airport Express. Cable ISP.

    I have reset my MacBooks' System config and used a custom MTU of 1453 and things seem to be good today.

    But I haven't touched my Airport Express Utility yet. Any suggestions?

    I renewed the DHCP Lease in OSX Network Settings. Should I also do that in Airport Utility or is that redundant? What about Advanced settings like Internet Options and Wireless Options?
     
  2. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Portland / Seattle
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    I've offered a couple of long posts in two threads:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/internet-provider-is-blaming-my-router.1960314/#post-22652844
    and
    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads...ces-faster-than-others.1959107/#post-22627321

    In the latter there's some pretty good input from Weasleboy as well.

    My first post addresses issues we had in our 5 offices - my IT guy works somewhere else now, given that the boss (that's me...) fixed this after a bit of trial and error. I honestly have no idea why Apple hasn't automated choosing of alternate DHCP ranges. The second post more-or-less addresses devices "not seeing" each other - my favorite analogy here is the frickin' cool battle scene in Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan, with the 3D maneuvering still impressing me to this day - think in 3D and optimize your layout as I'd indicated in my second post.

    Following those two series of steps, timeout/NAT/DHCP/throughput issues are gone, and haven't been an issue in about 9 months - about the same amount of time I've been IT guy-free... I hope this helps!
     

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