Wireless connection problem

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by yazzi, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. yazzi macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2008
    If this question has already been answered elsewhere, please let me know. I don't believe it has though, as I've searched this site and the entire net looking for a solution. I recently bought a MacBook (first Mac, loving it), but the wireless connection is really funky. For any network that I connect to, I get amazing connection and speeds immediately, but after 2-3 minutes of using it, I can no longer connect to the internet. During this time, the wifi signal will remain strong, and under network preferences it still says I'm connected to the network with an ip address. After 2-3 minutes, it will return to normal and work amazing. If I turn the airport off and turn it back on, it will also return to working normally. When it does dropout, if I click on the airport signal icon, usually it looses signal from all other networks in my area, but the one I'm "connected" to is still there. It also says Airport: Scanning for about 5 seconds then refreshes the list with only the one I'm connected to there. After a couple minutes of this, all the signals from the other networks will return and my internet will work normally. If it makes any difference I'm using a Netgear cg814gcmr router, but I don't think it's a problem with the router. It happens with every single network I've connected to.

    Thanks for your help,
  2. namethisfile macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2008
    same connection problem

    i have an iMac running leopard 10.5.4 and a powerbook running tiger 10.4.11 and both computers drop internet like it's a hot potato. i have searched under this forum and apple's and found no solution, yet. i will have internet one minute and not the next regardless of the airport signal. internet is also considerably slow when it is connected. previously, the internet was fine until about a few days or so ago.

    one peculiar thing is that when my iMac loses internet connection, my powerbook will still be connected and vice versa. the only consistent thing it seems is that both computers will eventually lose the internet at multiple times during the day. both computers are connected to a truemobile wireless router and i have tried fiddling with the device with the same results. i even changed the security settings from WEP to WPA as suggested in one of the forums and the same thing occurs. neither does changing the wireless channels work.... and "Network Diagnostics" is also helpless. i seriously don't know what to do except to kind of tolerate it since the internet will magically in a scratching-my-head kind of way work. but it is very annoying. i literally find myself trying to type faster e-mails or look-up things on the internet faster during this internet window that I do have. forget trying to download or upload something and itunes is almost unsuable in this circumstance. as far as updating my podcast and iphone apps are concerned....

    Is any one else having internet troubles or know of a solution?
  3. *Sandy* macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2008
    Always in a path of a Hurricane!
    I have a new macbook and never had it drop and it connect instantly when awoke from sleep.
  4. emt1 macrumors 65816

    Jan 30, 2008
    Welcome to the joys of MacBook. Thousands have been having wireless problems. Mine started out like yours but it has gotten to the point where I am unable to connect to wireless internet at home. Apple doesn't care.

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