Weird problem with wireless signal

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LewisB, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. LewisB macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2008
    Hello. I hope someone could help me!

    Basically, my mum and dad purchased an iMac 3-4 months ago. The network setup is as follows.

    Virgin Media > Netgear Wireless Router > Wired PS3
    .......................................................> Wireless connection to iMac

    (Note, this also applies when the PS3 is turned off)

    The iMac has full signal, use the internet and lovely fast speeds, then, it drops to 1 bar, or even none... Then, all of a sudden, it jumps to full again.

    Have noticed this more when I dowload a large file, it jumps from full to 1/none.

    They have a windows laptop which is perfect, full signal and does not drop. So, im guessing it has something to do with the iMac.

    Anyone have any ideas?!

    Thank you :)
  2. LewisB thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2008
  3. scienide09 macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    Could it be that the iMac is too far from the wireless signal?

    It's possible that you're getting a good signal some of the time, and poor reception some of the time, based on the space in which those units are operating. How does the wireless iMac behave when it's right beside the router?

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