MacBook wifi & the router

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  1. tom123 macrumors regular

    tom123

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    MacBook connects to this router just fine but seems to Drop it every once in a while, like when checking mail or surfing to a new URL.

    Cincinnati Bell uses:
    Zyxel VSG1432-B101 - Router (192.168.0.1)
    I even tried deleting the 4 preferences.plist per notes osdaily

    http://osxdaily.com/2015/10/16/fix-wi-fi-problems-mac-os-x-el-capitan/
    This somewhat worked but the problem always came back. then I remembered I had an old router so I connected up to it
    Asus AC1900 (model# RT-AC68P) - Router (192.168.1.1)

    It's been four days now with no dropouts. Thanks Cincinnati Bell, not!

    So there’s something different about the MacBook (wi-fi on my iPad and iMac worked just fine on either router) maybe they're using a different chipset, As far as strength, it sees more then my iPad, amazing, where is the antenna?
     
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  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I had a lot of wifi drops and went to system preference----network---advanced----TCP/IP----configure ipv6 and changed it to link-local only.

    Did that about 2 weeks ago, and it has been flawless since.
     
  4. tom123, Apr 22, 2016
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    I just tried that about three hours ago so far it is looking great, thank you. (I don't remember ever doing - choosing link-local only, Time will tell, but I got to say --> it's looking good!) And thanks for the iFixit link - the Wi-Fi picks up such weak signals - amazing considering is going through aluminum case, and the speakers sound great too. Very pleased with this year old used MacBook.
     
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    It has been killing me for a long time. I randomly stumbled upon that solution reading comments in an article. Everyone that replied said that worked. I have been going on a few weeks without issue now.
     
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    Well it's next day and it's still working perfectly! thank you, thank you.
    Went to my iMac and changed it, it made no difference but then I had no problems with it begin with.
     
  7. SCOLANATOR macrumors 6502a

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    Makes me grateful for the level of service from our UK ISP's, compared to their US counterparts they are fantastic.
     

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