Very odd wireless problem.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Chundles, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    I'm up at my folks' place at the moment. They have 1.5Mbps broadband hooked into a Belkin router and since Dad bought a new modem the wireless connectivity has sucked. It often takes 2 or 3 reloads of a link to get it to work but once it's up it's as quick as I would expect.

    Just very annoying constantly having to reload links all the time - makes the network feel really "laggy."

    I've updated the router firmware, changed channels and fiddled with a few other settings but so far no dice. No problem with computers wired in to the router - they work just fine it's only wireless stuff that's dodgy.

    Any ideas? There are only 802.11g machines on the network, no 802.11b anywhere.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Does it have wireless security on it, and have you tried stripping it of these security options? I'm pretty sure you smell bad.
     
  3. Chundles thread starter macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    That's because I can't wash the smell of your Mum off me.

    Yeah we're a long way from the neighbours so there's no security on the network. Seems OK at the moment. I reckon the router's just dying.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    It could well be... Check the throughput by transferring some files between machines. Mum says hi.
     

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