Dropping connection with Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jamescwarren, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. jamescwarren macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2005
    Isle of Man
    Hi, I am running Leopard 10.5.1 on my MacBook and ever since I installed it (as soon as it came out) my internet connection keeps dropping. It did not do this with Tiger. I know there's nothing wrong with my internet connection/router because my MacBook will stop dropping the connection as soon as I plug it into its MagSafe connector. I've tried booting up in Safe Mode and no joy. It gets really annoying because on things like MSN it keeps loggig in and out because of the connection. Safari repeatedly gives me the you are not connected to the internet warning. But plug it in and it's fine. Is there a fix for this? Anyone else having the same problem? Is it likely to be fixed in 10.5.2? Thanks.
  2. Neutral Gamer macrumors 6502a

    Neutral Gamer

    I'm surprised you haven't seen the many threads in this forum devoted to this problem (do a search). I'm afraid there's quite a few people experiencing the same difficulties as yourself. For example I setup the following thread a couple of months ago that you could have a look at:

    BUT before you do so (it's pretty damn long now) try the following:

    1. Try a different encryption mode on your router such as WEP or even unsecured to see if it makes a difference.
    2. Try different channel numbers for the router.

    Failing that you could do what I did; delete all your current connections in the Network Preferences and then:
    A combination of the above three suggestions improved my connection (still no way as reliable or as fast as in Tiger / Windows though). If none of that works then check out the thread mentioned OR simply wait for 10.5.2 to come like a lot of us are currently doing and with our fingers crossed that it'll fix the problem!

    Cheers. :)

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