My macbook pro wireless connection is pretty poor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 88888888, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. 88888888 macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2008
    I dunno why. but my airport wireless is very unstable.
    i have a early 2008 macbook pro 15inch.
    It's inconsistent. breaks on and off.
  2. winninganthem macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2008
    Could be caused by

    (1) Bad wireless card

    or... these things that have to do with your network

    (2) Distance from the router. Walls may weaken signal as well

    (3) Interference from other sources - (Example: most cordless phones operate at 2.4GHz. Wireless internet modes may use 2.4GHz or 5 GHz. If you have other devices operating at the same frequency, there will be conflicts.)

    (4) Wireless mode. If your router is set to 5GHz, speed will be very fast, however its range will be a lot shorter than if it was at 2.4.

    I've personally found my wireless problems to be caused by #2 - #4.
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    It could also be your router. Usually I wouldn't suspect it but I had a router which did a pretty solid job and never gave me signal/connection issues until recently. Replaced it and everything is back to normal. It could be that the router is old and degrades performance.

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