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Wifi issues?

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Jun 12, 2011 1:51 PM

I just recently bought my Macbook Pro from my friend (it is 6 months old).  I brought it home and connected it to my wireless home network which is hidden and requires a password. The signal strength was strong, but the webpage would not load.  It didn't say I wasn't connected to the internet, the connection was just very slow.  The odd part was my Dell laptop flawlessly connected and loaded the internet as well as my iPod touch. Suggestions?

MacBook Pro
  • noahfrommissoula Calculating status...
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    Jun 12, 2011 2:46 PM (in response to tjwst17)



    There are many threads about this. Many of us are hoping for a fix in the 10.7 update.


    Good luck


  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (55,540 points)
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    Jun 12, 2011 2:56 PM (in response to tjwst17)

    Change your router channel number.  Most times this works & is all you have to do.


    See KB Articles: AirPort troubleshooting guide

  Using network locations in Mac OS X




    System Preferences>Network

    Click the Assist Me button.

    In the next window that pops up, click the Diagnostic button & do the necessary.


    Also if you are using one of Apple's routers, run the Airport Utility app which is located inside the Utilities folder.


    If using Apple's Airport, please re-post over in one of the AirPort Forums.















    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7), Original MBP (2/2008)
  • noahfrommissoula Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 12, 2011 3:08 PM (in response to Baby Boomer (USofA))

    Thanks. I wish it was that easy. Search the forums; there is another one with about 570 comments and responses. So are people just complaining, but it also seems like there is a genuine issue. I'm a creative pro experiencing wifi issues and I've been on the phone and had a genius bar appointment - resolving the issue with a clean re-install but I'm back to the a dropped wifi signal.


    I'm really hoping this is fixed. in 10.7 or a separate fix comes out.


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