macbook pro wifi connection timeout

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by appletea5, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. appletea5 macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2011
    hi, i've recently bought a macbook pro and there were no problems when connecting to the internet via wifi. however when i go further away from the router (e.g its downstairs but try to access from upstairs) i get a 'connection timeout' and no internet. the macbook can detect the wifi (it will have a couple bars) but i will not be able to connect to the internet, just a message saying 'connection timeout'. only when relatively close to the router does the internet work fine. is this normal? its pretty inconvenient, any suggestions as to what i can do? thank you
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    Routers are not 100 perfect the have "dead spots mine doesnt work in some rooms in my house either on my MacBook pro or other people in my house on their pcs laptops
  3. killerrobot macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2007
    Are you running Lion? There have been several issues with WiFi and Lion - nothing to do there.

    One thing to try is to change the broadcast channel of the router. Perhaps that might fix it.
  4. TheJing macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2011
    Somewhere in Europe
    Both my Macs do that too. I like it, it's always nice to have a 1000$ that can't connect the internet.
  5. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    this ONLY happens for me with my new mbp and a 5ghz connection.
    try using 2.4, see if that helps.

    for me, the 5g connect gave me endless problems: timeout errors, no connection. and computer freezes (black screen, but computer still on).

    switched to the 2.4 connect and NO problems. and truthfully, speed (at least) feels the same...

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