MBP keeps disconnecting

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Avicenna, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Avicenna macrumors member

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    My 2011 13in mbp keeps disconnecting after about 20-30 from my router. The router is Linksys WRT120N. I had a mbp late 2009 15in and it does the same thing. I made a thread about it a year ago...

    I tried changing settings on my router....tried everything but it keeps doing this..

    Should i buy airport extreme? does anyone have any problems with it? Also, i don't know how often it is updated so is it a good idea to buy now?

    Thanks.
     
  2. iMackPro macrumors 6502

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    call your ISP and check your IP address. it sounds like you may have what they call a One Minute IP. and itll just keep crashing like every few seconds or something and youll never be able to keep a connection, i called cox and boom fixed!:apple:
     
  3. six.four macrumors 6502

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    Mmm. It could be. But considering that wireless disconnecting is a common issue with the WRT120N, it's more likely that it's a faulty router than the ISP.

    You can easily test if it's your ISP but connecting directly into your modem via a LAN line.

    Also - the airport extreme, while a good router, there are better routers out there for much cheaper - especially if you are into tinkering and using 3rd party firmware.
     
  4. Avicenna thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks both of you for the input. It's not the ISP because my brother's pc laptop never disconnect from the wireless network even after staying connect for 12 hours +. Also, my desktop which is physically connected never disconnects either. It's only my mbp and my ps3 that constantly demands a reset of router every 20-30 minutes.

    six.four, can you recommend a good router?

    Thanks.
     

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