Internet problems that may or may not be Mac issue?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by AndiMaria, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. AndiMaria macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    My husband and I both have a MacBook. His is a couple years older than mine. Obviously, both of our Macs are connected to the same internet connection however my MacBook always has a much weaker signal than his. When I am on mine and the internet goes out, I will open his and the internet will work perfectly. Could this be an issue with my Mac? Any insight would be helpful!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

    Tomorrow

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    Certainly sounds that way.

    Are you using a dual-band router?

    Are you both using 802.11B or N?

    Are you both accessing the signal from the same location within the house?
     
  3. AndiMaria thread starter macrumors newbie

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    We are using a dual band router and 802.11N. We do access the internet from the same spot in the house. I often will check his signal right after mine goes out, from the exact same spot.
     
  4. aussiedj macrumors regular

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    I would say that your husband is disconnecting you so he can hog the bandwidth :p

    Make sure all proxy's are off if you aren't using them on both safari / firefox & in System Preferences. And what type of connection are you using? ADSL, Cable? The modem / router is connecting to the internet directly? Has your husband accidently thought he needed to enable connection / internet sharing on his computer?

    Otherwise change the channel you are using to connect, try a higher one.
     
  5. AndiMaria thread starter macrumors newbie

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    We have DSL, but I doubt he would have changed any settings on his computer. We are very basic computer people (turn it on, hit connect..haha). Turning off the Proxy's....is this a task in which I could accidentally mess something up further? Like I said, I'm a very basic computer user. :)
     

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