Problem with wireless network

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by timmyb, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. timmyb macrumors 6502

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    I moved in to a new flat yesterday and have been trying to set up a wireless network but am having trouble with the connection.

    When I moved in there was a USB ADSL modem so I replaced it with a Belkin 54g modem router. I followed the belkin set-up cd and have a network up and running. Initially I could connect and browse wirelessly without problems. Then I got a few "timeouts" when trying to connect, that seemed to go away but now I connect with the password, full signal shows for a couple of seconds then it seems to disconnect and I can't browse wirelessly. All through this there have been no internet problems if I go 'wired' with the ethernet cable.

    Is there anything I can try? When attempting to use wirelessly I've been in the same room as the router, no more than a couple of meters away. Is it a problem of G routers instead of having N?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. For the time being I'm having to sit here with a yellow cable stuck in to my Macbook!
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    You could try changing channels on the router. There are often tons of wireless networks in an apartment building, so the default channels can get a lot of interference.
     
  3. timmyb thread starter macrumors 6502

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