I have to constantly click the signal button so that download speed won't go to zero

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jtljbk, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. jtljbk macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2011

    When I click on one of my router names with airport extreme I have to keep on clicking the signal button on the top right so that the speed won't drop to zero and the webpages and downloads don't hang or stop loading. This particular linksys router is the only one with this problem as the other linksys routers and any other brands I've connected to do not have this problem. The signal level is always full and never blinks or get disconnected unless of course forced to. I don't really know but it sort of seems like it is not waiting at all for this router when it is suppose to. Help is very much appreciated.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    What? Clicking the WiFi icon doesn't actually do anything from a network perspective.
  3. jtljbk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2011
    When I click on the signal button the speed won't drop down and the web pages and downloads won't take so long or not load at all. If I dont click on it they will end up like that in less than a minute. Any help would be much appreciated.
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    Why do you want your download speed to drop to zero? Most people want it as high as possible.
  5. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    That is why the OP is supposedly clicking the WiFi (AirPort) icon in the Menu Bar, as s/he stated in the quote you quoted.

    OP: What about resetting that particular router?
  6. jtljbk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2011
    it still does the same thing nothing new. Thanks and any help is appreciated.

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