Network Connection Issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Hrothgar, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. Hrothgar macrumors 6502

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    I've got an old (at least 10 years) Airport Extreme. I find that my iPhones and iPad keep getting very low connection. For example, if I'm looking at Facebook, the text will appear, but image will not. If I'm streaming netflix, the stream stops. I go to settings and just turn the wifi off and on, and this will fix the problem. Sometimes for a few days, sometimes just for a few hours or less.

    Is this an issue with my router?
     
  2. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    Go to fast.com (netflix server) and check you speed.

    It could be your router, modem, or a neighbor with a baby monitor (for example) causing wifi interference....

    I would reboot the cable modem and the router if you haven't done so already.
     
  3. Hrothgar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you.
    I checked with speedtest.net, and the download speed was good. But I'll try this as well.
     
  4. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    If it's interference, it can happen at some times but not at others. When you notice the problem, go to fast.com to see if it's slower at that time.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    Well, after 10 years... might be time to start shopping for a replacement router.
     

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