Serious Airport Problems....

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  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    i am having serious airport problems with my brand new SR MacBook Pro 15" on my home wireless network. I have a 3 year old Fujitsu Siemens PC laptop that gets on the wireless network super fine and quick!, then i boot up my brand spanking new SR MacBook Pro 15", and it can barely get on the network! something is seriously wrong with the airport card, i presume.....
    Is there anything i can do to test the airport card ?
    Can i fix it somehow ?

    thanks!
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Are you using the computers the same distance from the router? One thing to consider is that the MacBook Pro is made of metal, so it doesn't have great wifi range.
     
  3. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yes, the 2 laptops are sitting next to eachother!
    this really sucks, i guess the wifi range on MacBook Pros just suck...?
    correct me if i am wrong ...
     
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    How far are the laptops away from the router? And is the router a wireless b router?
     
  5. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    it's a g - router. and they are not too far from the router, but the whole issue is that my 3 year old PC laptop gets on the network in a jiffy, but my brand spanking new SR MacBook Pro LED 15" has the hardest time staying connected to the Wifi network...? this seems def like a hardware defect....? no..?
     
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Is interference robustness on? Try turning that off.
     

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  7. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yeah, interference robustness is turned off.
    still same problem......
     
  8. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i think i may have found the culprit!
    i turned off Little Snitch, and everything started to work much better..!
    Could this have caused any problems ?
     
  9. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    it's still taking around 5 minutes of trying to log onto the wireless network........wonder why ?? ( with my macbook pro )
    and with my old PC, it logs on in 2 seconds......
     
  10. thegrayarea macrumors newbie

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    i am having the same problem, i have a dell 600m that connects just fine in windows, and linux, but my macbook (13" 2.0ghz core duo) which connects fine in windows using bootcamp, but has a hard time connecting to my wireless network in OSX, it keeps saying connected, then scanning.
     

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