I have an aluminum Macbook on a wireless network. My network is configured as follows: DSL <--> Netgear Router <-Ethernet-> Netgear Router set up as an access point* In the area covered by the AP, I have the Macbook and an old, busted PC. The PC works fine, and internet is as fast as if it was plugged in. The mac says it has full signal, but the internet speed varies greatly. This Macbook tends to show full bars even when the signal is weak, though. Sometimes it loads pages fast, sometimes, it takes almost a full minute to load pages. While I haven't tested it on many other networks, it appears to work fine elsewhere. Anyone have any idea what the problem is? It's almost as if the Macbook isn't connecting to the AP and is connecting straight to the main router which is far away. As I was typing this post, the Macbook completely lost wifi signal. On both the mac and PC if i traceroute 192.168.1.1 it only shows one hop. It doesn't show a hop through the AP at 192.168.1.254, but I'm not sure if it should, especially since the working pc doesn't show the hop either. Btw, my iPhone appears to be working fine on the network, though I'm not sure how much of a speed difference I'd really notice on the phone anyway. *Turned off DHCP, set same SSID and password, plugged in to main router with ethernet cable connected to LAN ports on each (I'm fairly sure that they are new enough to not need crossover. If that was the problem, nothing would connect at all, right?) . The main router sees the AP in connected devices.