Messed up Airport.

mikelong622

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Sep 29, 2006
435
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St. Paul, Minnesota
Ok. First off, let me just tell you all that I have no knowledge whatsoever of routers, or internet connection or any of that. I don't know how to program a router, all I know how to do is click on my airport icon and select my internet connection.

Lately, my internet has gone out about every hour of use or so. My 3 room mates who are on the same router (2 apples, and a gateway) have had no trouble at all with theirs. Is my airport card bad? Will apple be able to tell? Help?

Thanks,
Mike
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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Adelaide, Australia
What apps are you running? There's an Apple Hardware Test which came with your Mac and from memory, it tests the AirPort card. That could be a good place to start. It's either on a separate CD or it's on the first install DVD. if it's the former, boot with it in the drive and hold C. If it's the latter then hold D. :)
 

mike dunx

macrumors regular
Oct 15, 2006
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Central FL
yea mine does this too. i have the new santa rosa 2.4 ghz. sometimes the internet will just stop loading, and i'll have to turn off airport and turn it back on for it to work again.
 

anothermacaddic

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Jun 5, 2007
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My BB overheats and kills the airport connection requiring a sleep/awaken or restart. Ive gotten a new airport card and it didnt help, also the fan checked out fine. I was told to use a fan pad if I am using it for more than one hour. Might want to monitor those temps.
 

mikelong622

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Sep 29, 2006
435
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St. Paul, Minnesota
Yeah I installed 10.4.10 and ever since then this has been happening. Should I bring it in to Apple and see what they say or should I just try and downgrade to 10.4.9?