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Potential Solution to Wireless Reliability Issues

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Dec 28, 2006 10:05 PM
For the longest time I suffered with wireless connectivity issues with my MBP that I didn't suffer with other computers. I have a Apple Airport Extreme Base station and nothing I did could stop the random disconnections, and slow internet on my MBP.

Finally I fixed it by doing something very simple. I went in and changed the Channel setting in my wireless router from the default setting channel 12 to channel 3. Its likely that the MPB wireless card is very sensitive and is easily interferred with other electronic devices in your house. For some reason, Channels 3 and 4 work much better.

If you have an airport base station, go into your Airport Utility Program and change your router's setting there. I have not had one single dropped session yet and I also get much faster internet (note you can confirm this by doing a bandwidth check both before and after you change channels)

Good luck!
MBP Intel Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.8)

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