Wi-Fi Dropouts: Work around

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by -BigMac-, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. -BigMac- Suspended

    -BigMac-

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    Hi Guys.

    Last few days our Wi-fi has been dropping out. It will be fine, then internet connection is lost, while LAN is still working fine, i can access the router etc while the drop out has happened.

    Turning wifi on my macbook pro on and off, gets the internet working again.

    This is the same with mums macbook and dads pc.

    Does anyone have any idea what is going on with our Wifi adapter??

    It is a Netgear CG3100

    Thanks :)
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    1. Someone with a wireless router us suing the same "channel" in their router as you and interfering with your router. To check download the free wireless scanning program iStumbler Beta. This way you can check your router's channel setting to other around you and change the channel in your router to be unique.

    2. Your wireless router also could be so old it is giving up the ghost and it needs replacing. I say this since your PCs and Macs are seeing the same problems.

    Check this out to see if changing the wireless channel helps or not.
     
  3. -BigMac- thread starter Suspended

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    I use Wifi Explorer to find this:
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    The wireless router is about 6 months old :(
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Well do any of the other wireless routers have the same wireless channel as those other that you see?
     
  5. -BigMac- thread starter Suspended

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    there is no wireless routers which even overlap with the wireless channel my router 'the darkside' is using
     
  6. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Well something is going on with your wireless router as long as you are not having ISP dropouts. If you router is more than 3 years old consider getting a modern dual band router.
     

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