Mac OS 10.5.2 Airport Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macadam212, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. macadam212 macrumors regular

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    Hi, I have been experiencing wireless problems since upgrading to Leopard, I will have a full signal one minute and then it drops out.

    I read that the 10.5.2 update was supposed to fix the airport issues, but i'm still having the same problems.

    I have a Belkin wireless rooter connected to a DSL cable modem, which my iMac G5 connects to wirelessly via the internal Airport card. I then have two Airport express rooters (purchased since upgrading to Leopard) around the house, connected to speakers so I can use Airtunes.

    I lose connection more when streaming iTunes music to the two Airport Express rooters, and it appears that when I use programs like Photoshop and Illustrator, it increases the network dropouts, which makes me wonder if the iMac is to blame?

    I'm planning to get a Time Capsule, which will replace the Belkin rooter, so that everything wireless is :apple:. I'm not sure that this will make much of a difference though as that will only effect the the internet, and I expect I'll still have problems connecting to the Airports as they connect to the iMac.

    Is it worth replacing the Airport card inside the iMac, or shall I wait for further updates from :apple:? :confused:
     
  2. mankar4 macrumors 6502a

    mankar4

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    USA
    #2
    this used to happen to me a lot, then I switched from WEP encryption to WPA 2 encryption, and it hasn't happened since.
     
  3. jalagl macrumors 6502a

    jalagl

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    Costa Rica
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    Same problem here. The problems seems to be with the Keychain, rather than with the actual wireless. Doing the steps in this other post solved the problem for me:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?referrerid=59552&t=435106

    Make sure that in "Keychain Access" you delete the passwords from the "system" keychain.

    This solution seems to work for some people, and not work for other, so YMMV. I hope it does work, though, as it made for one of the most frustrating experiences I've ever had.
     

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