MBP Airport problems - won't mantain connection!?!?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nigelivy, May 1, 2009.

  1. nigelivy macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2009
    Newbury, Berkshire, UK

    I have a 17" Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo. It is one of the last releases before the new unibody MBPs came out. It has a 250gb HD, 4gb RAM, and a 2.4gHz processor. At my home office, I use an Apple Airport Extreme, but also use various generic wireless routers at other offices and meetings.
    Here is my problem: when I run the machine using the built in airport, it cannot maintain a stable connection. It keeps dropping connection and struggling to find a fix. What can be causing the problem? Can airport itself have failed? I had installed the software for both a Vodafone and 3 USB mobile modem. But have done a hard re installation of Mac OS X since it started, without re installing the mobile broadband software and it still has the same problem. When I drop the WAP speed on the router, it seems to solve the problem and the laptop can maintain a stable connection.
    Any input is greatly appreciated!

  2. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2006
    Columbia, SC
    Is it stable with the airport extreme connection? How strong is the signal?
  3. edblor macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
    Has it ever maintained a stable connection? On any router?

    Sounds like it might be the built-in Airport card, so can you get a hold of a USB one?


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