Random WiFi Disconnects

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chcameron, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. chcameron macrumors newbie

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    Hey all, long time reader, first time poster... I've been looking around for a solution to this problem and saw a few things but I'm not sure if I found anything about this specific problem.

    So I've got an iMac, and one of my roomates has a MacBook, and my other roomate is a Windows user. Anyway, me and my fellow Mac user experience brief connection timeouts during normal usage. We have a wireless network set up on a Linksys router. We just bought it a few months ago, so I'm sure it's up to date.

    It's as if my iMac's Airport just loses the signal randomly, and the wifi meter goes down, I click it and it says "searching..." then in a few seconds rediscovers our network and reconnects. Then it works fine until it's next "phase"... :confused:

    It's getting annoying, any help would be awesome, or even a push in the right direction.

    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. amandabates macrumors newbie

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    I used to have the same problem, until I bought an Airport Express. But try using the Terminal and type in ping -i 5 www.whatever.com replace whatever with a site that will let you ping it repeatitivly.

    I'm sure it's not the best solution, but it always kept us connected.
     

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