One Mac with good connection, one with bad??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by msw123307, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. msw123307 macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2007
    I have two computers, a Macbook Air (2010) and a 2011 Macbook Pro. For some reason, the Macbook Pro is having connection problems. The interesting thing is, it's ONLY on my home network. The Pro works flawlessly on other networks, but hangs up in simple things, loading Facebook galleries, loading multiple tabs, etc.

    The Air on the other hand works fine. Both computers are installed with the latest updates.

    I'm using a Netgear Wireless router. Is there a setting or something I should look into to fix this? This is very strange to me since it's only happening to one of my machines on my home network. Any help is appreciated.
  2. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    1. Ensure your netgear firmware is up to date. Check with their website. Then test.
    2. Change your WPA password (assuming you're using one), then test.
    3. Change your wireless channel. Go the opposite of where you're at. i.e. if you're at channel 3 go to 11, etc. then test.

    Let us know what happens. I had a netgear G router years back that just refused to play nice w/ my powerbook 1.5ghz. Worked fine w/ my wife's 1.67 and our g5 powermac. my powerbook would just randomly drop connection to it multiple times per day.

    Ultimately my solution was getting a linksys WRT54G router, which funny enough failed after 3 months, at which time linksys gave me an upgrade to an N100 model for free, because they sent me a replacement WRT54G that was DOA and soon after I got a new MacBook Pro...

    Now i've had an airport extreme dual band for several years. It's been an amazing product.
  3. msw123307 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2007
    Updating the router's software seemed to fix the problem. Thanks!

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