6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2013 2:14 PM by Neville Hillyer
Deasydoesit Level 1 Level 1

Hello Everybody,


I posted my problem in a previous thread, but closed it out because I naively thought the problem was solved. The suggestion was made to change the channel on the router, which worked for roughly 5min, but that no longer works. The entirety of my wifi issues can be seen below..


So my MacBook is having strange wifi issues. We recently got wifi in my apartment, and everything was working fine. I could connect to the internet via airport anywhere in the house for about a week or so, but suddenly I can no longer connect to our home network unless I'm right next to the router. Throughout the house airport shows that I have full signal strength and an IP address, but I'm only able to connect to the internet literally if I'm ~2ft away from the router. Strangely, my phone is able to connect to the wifi anywhere in the apartment, as well as all of my roommates electronic devices. One of them has a mac (way newer than mine) and she isn't having any problems. I have tried the following remedies:


1. turning on/off computer and router

2. 'deleting' and reinstalling airport

3. deleting system preferences

4. changing the channel on the router


For y'alls reference, I have an Arris TG862 router :http://www.arrisi.com/products/product.asp?id=79


Any suggestions as to how to remedy this issue would be greatly appreciated!!!




MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)