Internet connection faltering

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by B.Bees, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. B.Bees macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2008
    I have an iBook G4 14". I am running an Apple Airport Extreme with Cable modem. I can not get a good connection since I moved. I have the same broadband provider. All was well until a few weeks ago when I woke up and I had no connection. The laptop will work with Airport away from the apartment. I can not connnect with ethernet or airport at home. The airport shows a strong connection yet there is no actual. I have connected the modem to a PC and I am able to get cable to work from modem not the airport.:confused:

    Thank you.
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    moving might have been the problem, signal from different areas are different, for example, comcast hi speed internet has bad connection here, whereas AT&T/Yahoo! DSL is better.
  4. B.Bees thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2008

    I reset many times. No good.
    I even went through guide twice.
    It may be the Apple extreme but I do not have $180 right now to check.
  5. B.Bees thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2008
    I had signal for about one week. I am the only person in a two block radius with Comcast. I am super fast on my Sony PC. Just not the iBook G4. Signal IS STRONG.
  6. macbook crow macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2008
    ***IMPORTANT-before you try below check this simple alternative..Ok i have had this problem previously and these were the simple steps to sort it out.
    Unplug all Dsl filters within the house (including Sky TV if app. and any other Dsl filters within the house) Then go to your modem and plug in dsl filter, if the problem is still there simply try another Dsl filter. If this resolves the problem then there is a dodgy connection somewhere else in the house. Repeat the steps by simply plugging in dsl filters at the different points in the house one by one until you can locate which point has the problem. I had this and found one of my points had a dodgy Adsl filter in it and hey presto.

    If that does not help then it could be a channel setting issue within your new area.

    I had exactly the same problem when i moved again, i am not sure of your service provider but this is what i did in the end. Connect your computer via ethernet cable to Modem, enter into your browser your service provider settings number example 182.543 etc (not my actual settings;)) and it will take you to your internet provider settings. Enter your password to gain access (contact your service provider if not known) Then search for channel settings (there should be a drop down with numbers up to 16, change it to another number on the settings and then confirm this). This will change to a different channel setting in your area, try your connection without the eternet cable attached, repeat until you see a better signal.

    If none of these help then let me know, i can think of a couple more things you could try!!!

    macbook crow:apple::apple::apple::apple:

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