Wireless = Kernel Panics?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kensir, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. kensir macrumors member

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    Ok, I've been skimming these threads for a bit now. I just got my first mac. Its an SR MBP 2.2Ghz 160 GB harddrive. About 2-3 times a day I find myself with this shadow curtain descending on my mac and forcing me to restart. I have a copy of the error, and I think its an issue with the wireless.

    Basically, when I run any internet application (ichat, gmail notifier, or safari) i find myself disconnected about every 10 minutes or so. It's not too bad, but it's getting extremely frustrating and I'm really not sure what to do about it.

    Another thing I noticed: When it gets really bad and I'm forced to restart, I'm running more programs, probably putting strain on the Mac. I used iChat, iCal and iTunes today and apparently that overworks this top-of-line technology.

    Should I go get it checked out at the apple store?
    Is there a quick fix for my problem, or do I just have to suffer?

    PS: I have no screen, keyboard, or any other problems with the mac so far... so I fear an exchange based on what I've heard on other threads.

    Please help.
     
  2. Arkanok macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm.. What kind of router do you have? Not sure if it'll help, by try doing a power cycle (unplug the power from the modem, and router, then plug modem in first, let it connect, then router).

    I've heard of some routers disconnecting every 10 min too, however i've never experienced it myself. I have a Linsys WRT54g and it works perfectly.
     
  3. kensir thread starter macrumors member

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    I have a 2Wire from AT&T. I'm busy the rest of the day, but I'll be trying that later this evening, with results.

    My bigger problem is the kernal panics, which apparently are only remedied by reinstalling the OS (as I saw on a few other threads, namely this one: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=318398). I'm experiencing many of the same problems :(.

    If its necessary, reinstalling OS X sounds like a project for tomorrow, and then I'll post those results when complete.

    This is a bit frustrating as I was nervous switching from PC anyway. If I can get it fixed I'd be a very happy switcher.

    EDIT: I got it working using WPA-PSK encryption instead of WEP. It's only a temporary workaround until Apple gets it together, but I'm so afraid to return a otherwise perfectly good laptop.
     

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