Dropped connection constantly

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  1. audreyclarke macrumors newbie

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    hi my mac is constantly dropping the internet connection, every few minutes.. I do not have this problem with my windows pc. but as i use the laptop more the problem is becoming unbearable. Can anyone offer as suggestion as to what could be causing this!

    I have tried everything i can think of so far no luck
    Thanks
    Audrey
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Please provide more information. Which Mac? Wireless or wired?
     
  3. audreyclarke thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. audreyclarke thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry should have said it is a wireless connection
     
  5. Adapsys macrumors member

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    When you say 'drops' connection. Is Airport actually losing the network connection or is the internet just dropping?

    If it's the first then sounds like a faulty card.

    If its the second, well this seems to be quite wide spread and happened to me. I fixed it my setting the location in the wireless settings and downloading the latest version of Java and Flash. I realise those things are not related to each other but couldn't say which one actually fixed the issue!
     
  6. audreyclarke thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi
    Sorry but a bit of a newbie, to this what is the difference between the airport and internet dropping .

    Also how do i fix the location in wireless settings

    Thanks again
     
  7. sellitom macrumors member

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    I had the same problem the first week or two I had my MBP 13". It has stopped "losing" the connection, however. (I know for certain my network was not going out as my iMac stayed connected) I would always option click on the network icon and select "connect to another network" and get back on my wireless network.

    After doing this about 10-20 times, it has stayed connected ever since. Make sense?
     
  8. Beau10 macrumors 6502a

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    This has been an ongoing issue with MBPs for years (there was a giganto 300+ post thread over on the apple board about this - it predates Leopard coming out). Plenty of blog posts all around the web on things to do to fix.

    Mine was immune to it initially - then some wireless card driver firmware update was released late summer/early fall last year - it started dropping connection after anywhere from 2 hours to 30 seconds of use. Sometimes it was so bad I gave up and plugged in the ethernet.

    I literally spent all told about 50-100 hours of my time (spread out over several months) trying to fix this. Even bought a new Atheros wireless card from China, by the time it arrived 10.5.6 had come out, which incidentally fixed it.

    One thing I can recommend - don't look for advice here. I wasn't able to find much help. Hang out on the Apple board (flat out - the people there are far more technically inclined) + do an exhaustive google search.
     

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