MacBook dropping wireless signal

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by 31rhcp, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. 31rhcp, Sep 17, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2011

    31rhcp macrumors member

    May 18, 2010
    I have a mid 2007 MacBook running Snow Leopard (10.6.8) that can connect to networks somewhat successfully but drops then pretty frequently.

    Dropping can range from dropping every minute to every half hour and reconnecting can range from a minute to about 10 minutes.

    Not sure if it is related, but I also frequently get a "Connection Timeout" when I type in the network name and password when trying to connect to new networks.

    I am pretty sure that the issue here is my computer, since I have experienced this issue with multiple networks and I am pretty sure that this issue is software based.

    How can I go about diagnosing and resolving this issue?

    Please let me know if any additional details would be useful.
  2. nelz886 macrumors member


    Oct 23, 2010
    New Jersey
    Create a new location for your airport.
    Go to System Preferences -> Network -->

  3. session101 macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    if you hold option+click on your wireless, you can see your signal strength under RSSI: -50 the closer to zero the stronger the signal

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