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Wireless connection drops randomly.

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blameitonmyblueeyes Calculating status...
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Jun 13, 2009 7:56 PM
Hi. I know I read something similar to this before but now I can't find the topic. I went back 10 pages and didn't find a solution.
I am working with a 13" alum. MacBook 2.4GHz, OS X 10.5.7. Also using Safari 4.
My problem is that my wireless drops randomly. I have to completely exit Safari, wait about 10 seconds, and restart the program; wireless works again. In a 30 min period online, I have to do this about three times. It happens pretty frequently but not all the time. Not having this problem on any Windows based PCs, just the Mac. Wondering if anyone else has this specific problem or if there is a fix? Thanks.

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MacBook 2.4GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Aluminum MacBook 2.4GHz
  • BAyorgs Calculating status...
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    Jun 20, 2009 8:55 PM (in response to blameitonmyblueeyes)
    I'm having the same problem, very frustrating. also on the macbook 13-in. PCs are having no problem with the connection, Mac keeps dropping out.
    macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • felipey Calculating status...
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    Jun 22, 2009 5:57 AM (in response to blameitonmyblueeyes)
    same problem for me.
    after last update air port is working randomly and when it works is SLOW!!!!!!!!
    next time I'll a couple of months for updates.
    MacBook alu 2.4 ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • felipey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 22, 2009 9:29 AM (in response to felipey)
    I came up with something.
    seen that airPort (macbook alu 2.4) kept dropping signal I tried to fix transmission ch. on w.router (previously ALWAYS set on auto)
    ...well now works again at full speed and no dropping or misconnection.
    possible that "AirPort Client 2009-001" (1.0) has such bug???
    MacBook alu 2.4 ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Luigi from Italy Calculating status...
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    Jun 23, 2009 2:14 PM (in response to felipey)
    Hello,
    I have the same issue. I have a Netgear wireless router with transmission channel set on "Auto".
    DHCP is disabled, all the IP addresses are manually selected.
    And everything works well most of the times...

    My sister's Acer laptop is stable connected, without any problem, while my MacBook keeps dropping the signal time to time, randomly.

    Please someone find a solution, I can't stand that my 1.200 € MacBook is not connected while my sister's much cheaper Acer works without any issue!

    Thanks.

    Luigi
    MacBook 13-inch Aluminum (Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • GaryKing Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 2, 2009 2:35 PM (in response to blameitonmyblueeyes)
    I have this problem too. Anyone find a fix for this?
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 2 GHz Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM
  • Level 6 Level 6 (11,035 points)
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    Aug 2, 2009 5:14 PM (in response to GaryKing)
    Try setting your router to "g" instead of auto. I had this same problem after I did the OS update.
    Aluminum MacBook 2.0, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Luigi from Italy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 11:56 AM (in response to Merged Content 1)
    Hello,
    I have contacted the Apple Support and they suggested to select the Channel 1, 6 or 11 on the Router Settings (no change on the mac settings).

    They said that the above indicated channels are the "preferred ones" for the Apple systems...

    I have followed their suggestion, in few weeks I will post the results of that setting.

    Ciao.

    Luigi
    MacBook 13-inch Aluminum (Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • mrdude60 Calculating status...
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    Aug 29, 2009 3:22 PM (in response to Luigi from Italy)
    Where do you find channel 1, 6 or 11? Where would you find the router settings? Is this something on the router itself or what?
    Macbook aluminum 13 inch, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • ericwusolo Calculating status...
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    Aug 29, 2009 9:16 PM (in response to blameitonmyblueeyes)
    Try removing your battery for 30 seconds and put it back. I was one time advise by Apple. He said removing the battery actually resets the airport card. I just tried on on my uni macbook and it happens to work because I have been having this problem since upgrading to Snow Leopard. Hope it work for you.
    late 2007 imac, macbook / late 2008 macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.7)

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