1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 22, 2009 3:12 AM by Jay Bullock
G Wong Level 1 (5 points)
For some reason the wifi indicator keeps changing from max strength to flat out no connection, max strength again, no connection, max strength, no connection... it keeps flipping back and forth. Not sure why this is happening because my other macs in the house (G5 and macbook pro) are showing a steady wifi signal.. so there is nothing wrong with my wifi router.

Any ideas how I can fix this?

Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Jay Bullock Level 4 (3,800 points)
    Some steps to try:
    1. Turn Airport off and back on, see if that stabilizes it. Or restart and see if it persists.
    2. Create a new location in System Prefs->Network, and see if it still happens.
    3. Unplug and replug your modem and router (let them sit for ten seconds) to reset them, just to be sure.
    4. Go to a wireless hotspot--local coffee shop or library or something--and see if it happens.

    If after all that, you're still seeing the issue on multiple networks and multiple set-ups with your machine, then it may be your card and it's worth a call to AppleCare or a visit to the Genius Bar.