iMac wireless n update problems

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Poob Bubes, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Poob Bubes macrumors 6502a

    Poob Bubes

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    I have a white c2d iMac. When I updated to Leopard, the firmware of the airport extreme gained the ability to connect to 802.11n. I have been using Leopard since its release, connecting to my 802.11g network with no problems. I recently upgraded my router to wireless n (D-link DIR-825).

    Ever since the upgrade I have periods where I will lose my connection for about 10 secs at a time, although the airport menu bar always shows a connection and the network utility shows no dropped packets. I researched the problem thoroughly, and tried every different configuration on the router I could think of. I even did an erase and install of Leopard. I have now come to the realization that this only happens when I connect on the "n" band. I have tried both 2.4 & 5 Ghz frequencies with the same results. The only way I can get a stable connection is by connecting on the "g" band.

    Is there any kind of bug with the airport firmware update that would be causing this? I am out of ideas and have pretty much given up on the "n" connection.
     
  2. zPolarBear macrumors newbie

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    What OS version

    What OSX version are you at?
    When we went from 10.5.4 to 10.5.6 we noticed some periodic problems in 802.11n--but nothing fatal. Sometimes iMail will lose touch, sometimes (rarely) the AirPort can not find the Access Point. (Our N solution is Mac's AirPort Express connected to our B router and Internet Firewall which is connected to the G router which connects to other computers in the house...) My iMac24" and my wife's MacBook both are running from N (B is for the printer, and G is for the -work's- lap Dell).
     
  3. Poob Bubes thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Poob Bubes

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    I'm running 10.5.6... The problem actually seems to be better within the last couple of days so I'm hoping that maybe it was a problem with my isp or dns servers and by chance I only noticed it on the n band. It was a pain because I use Connect360 to stream media to my Xbox 360 and it would lose connection with the computer in the middle of watching something.
     

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