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Connectivity Problems with Cisco WRT610n

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I've recently started to get problems with the wireless connection to my WRT610n wireless router.  The mac drops the internet connection periodically - 3 or 4 times a day.  I've run both iStumbler and WIFi analyser and it doesn't seem to be the wireless connection that's dropping - just the ISP.  When I try to connect to a website I just get "contacting....." in the safari status bar.  The only way to re-connect is to switch airport to the other WiFi band.

 

It happens on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.  There are other low-band users on the same channel so I've hard coded to a channel that isn't being used.  I've deleted all the local wireless services that I don't use from the networks list.  I've blown the latest firmware into the router  - none of thiese has made a difference.  When it occurs, running the macbook network analyitics shows wireless green and ISP red - but I can still connect using iPhone and windows PC - so the ISP hasn't dropped.

 

Interestingly, while trying to fix this problem I discovered another.  I cannot connect wirelessly to the router's set-up page - I have to ethernet into it. This is only a problem for the Macbook;  iPhone and PC can both see the router's set-up page via wireless whereas the macbook just says "contacting.....".  I don't know if these two problems are related, but I know that in the past I *have* been able to connect macbook wirelessly.

 

I've got a macbook pro 13 inch - I bought it in about May this year.

2.7 GHz processor - Core i7

8GB memory

1333 MHz DDR3

OS 10.6.8

 

All software up to date - including router's firmware.

 

S/N 25 to 35 dB

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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