Wifi dropping, won't link to hotspot. Intermittent.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by slipper, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. slipper macrumors 68000

    slipper

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    So my MacBook 1,1 is having problems with Wifi dropping and sometimes it can't link to a hotspot. This is an intermittent issue. Is this an issue with the MacBooks airport? And how difficult would it be to replace?
     
  2. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816

    l.a.rossmann

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    Can you give the model # of your machine? It's a four digit number starting with the letter a.
     
  3. discounteggroll macrumors 6502

    discounteggroll

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    if the computer has been worked on internally it could be that that airport antenna wires may have been slightly severed causing it to short or work intermittently. I would also suggest running a software update and maybe istumblr to see if your connection is solid or a rollercoaster
     
  4. LukeJG macrumors newbie

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    Just posted in another thread with a similar sounding problem, there maybe something useful in there.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=12497277

    The airport cards in those machines do tend to deteriorate, causing intermittent problems. Though, the cards aren't integrated into the logic, so they're not too difficult to re-seat or replace.
     
  5. AWallen90 macrumors 6502

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    Mine stops working if the computer is not restarted for around 40 days. It also has the issue intermittently while connecting to different hardware, sending a video to my xbox 360. The video will play for about 10 minutes then stop. This problem is fixed with a reboot but will then only stream for 10 minutes before stopping again.
     

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