Is this bad? (picture)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by flipster, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. flipster macrumors 6502a

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    So iStumblr is a type of network thing that i guess measures your signal (?). Im completely lost, I dont know. Should I get a new router?
     

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  2. wpotere Guest

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    How close are you to your router? Also, what does your airport card report?
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Click on the AirPort icon in the Menu Bar while holding down the OPTION/ALT key and see for yourself what Transmit Rate and PPHY Mode you have.
     
  4. wpotere Guest

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    You also have another router on the same channel that is reporting right below yours. I would either set it to auto or find a new channel.
     
  5. flipster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I honestly don't know how to read this lol, so any help is appreciated :D. And probably about 23 feet.
     

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  6. simsaladimbamba

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    It is okay. You have a 802.11g capable network which offers you the maximum transfer rate of 54Mbit/s.
    Do you have any problems or why are you asking?
     
  7. flipster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just wondering because my internet connection has been laggier, slower and drops a lot more. I think it's time for an airport extreme :D. Would that help cuz that iStumblr thing is telling me that my connection is like 38%.
     
  8. wpotere Guest

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    23 feet is not that far but it also depends on what is in between. Your airport information is fine. Your signal could be a little stronger and may get there if you get off the same channel as the other router.
     
  9. flipster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How would I go about doing that? Sorry, totally noobish to the network settings :X.
     
  10. wpotere Guest

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    Depends on the router.... Most of them have a WEB interface that you can go in and change settings. Connect, login and go to the channel setting and move it to auto or pick a channel that is not on the list that you have in iStumbler.

    What model router is it? Might be able to find a tutorial.
     
  11. flipster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's a netgear wgt624 super G 108 mbps router.
     
  12. dime21 macrumors 6502

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    did you really censor out your ssid name in the screenshot? lmao! why?
     
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  14. wpotere Guest

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    He did, but I suspect it is just because he isn't network savvy.
     
  15. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Too late. By tracing the other network SSIDs he didn't censor, I was able to triangulate his position and network and am packet sniffing as we speak. Muhahaha... all his credit card details are belong to us! :p

    ...but seriously to the OP: if you get the IP address of your router from System Preferences and enter it in a browser window, that should take you to the admin window of your router. You'll probably need a name & password, if you haven't changed these yourself previously, they should be in the documentation with the router. You'll be able to change the channel there.
     
  16. flipster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    LMAO! Idk, leave me alone lol! You would find it pathetic on how much I don't know anything about network settings. Im just gonna get a new router. Wish me luck lol, ill probably break the thing.
     
  17. flipster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Will do lol, time to dig through old papers!
     

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