Macbook pro only laptop in house that drops wireless connection
Hey there.. I have a relatively new (3 mths) macbook pro, and seem to be having wireless connectivity issues with my Dlink router, the DIR-625. The Macbook connects beautifully to all other wireless networks, every other computer in the house connects fine with the router, and if I use the ethernet cable, the connection is lightning quick.
I've reset the router, both by the button and by accessing it online, and it still drops out. It will connect, but only for about ten seconds before it drops. Occassionally I can close and then re-open airport, but that only fixes it for a moment. Any advice?
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This sounds like an Intermittent Wireless connection problem. This is caused by cordless phones with 2.4GHz frequency. What you can do is change the Wireless Channel of your router to a different frequency/channel like channel 11, 1 or 9. Also you can try to relocate the base of your cordless phone away from the router or to a different room. In addition, you can try positioning the router to higher places like on top of cabinet or mount it on the wall..
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Ok this might be a bit tricky but it sounds like there is another wireless signal that may be interfering with yours.
Do you have an older cordless phone in the house? If so try and move the cordless base farther away from the wireless router. Even if they are on different floors in your house, if they are located near each other the cordless can interfere with the wireless signal.
The other possibility is that there is signal that is coming from the outside of your location and is causing the interference.
I know that when I had an XP Pro machine (Laptop) it would drop the wireless signal every couple of days or so. I traced my problem to my neighbors cordless phone. he had an old one and it was near the side of my house that my router was on and it was causing me problems so I move my router and the problem went away.
1.Log into router. Using either 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.1.1 in a browser window that is ( internet Explorer or Firefox) 2. Verify wireless router name( on the computer) >>> ( on/off) ( router status window) 3.Note router name you are connecting to. 4.. Check the laptop do ipconfig /all to see current IP addresses. 5. Set the laptop up in the router by WEP KEY or MAC address. This set up in the "security tab" in the router. using 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 to access through a browser. 6.Note router name you are connecting to. 7. Move the laptop/desktop/MAC about 20ft away and try to log on to the internet. This is for all routers to set up wirelessly. 8. check for firmware update at the manufacturers site for your model router 9. cell phones, cordless phones, digital TV's, can affect the data signal from a router. Also distance from the router can be a factor. If your router is in a basement place the router to a upper floor and center it in the room.
Hey ! it seems that there is a problem with the Firmware of the router. The wireless connection is dropping. You can try to upgrade the firmware. Download the firmware from the support web site of the router manufacturer. and upgrade the firmware. make sure that you will upgrade the firmware using the wired connection to the router NOT with the wireless connection. Click Here for more info about the networking
Most hotspots are using b/g protocol for the widest compatibility with other hardware. Your macbook pro may not be able to connect tot he Belkin router if it's only broadcasting the N protocol. First verify which protocol the Belkin router is using. If it's broadcasting N, try changing it to use b/g and see if you can connect. I seem to recall that the earlier macbooks needed an update to be N compatible.
Check your router's IP address from the Compaq machine. Get a command prompt and type ipconfig .all Then wright down the IP settings. Check the IP settings of the Macbook Pro. Adjust settings. You can give a Static IP also. If needed. But you have to set the default gateway -Enter previouse IP settings for those. Check ur Wi-Fi settings also. :) If this is helpful to u please rate Thanks Wish U Luck
It comes down to a few things with routers and wireless connections: 1. If you have been dropping the signal over the past few weeks try doing a test on the wireless network connection via the diagnostic tool within the specific wireless connection. 2. You may have gotten a bad update to the wireless card. Try uninstalling it and then reinstalling it. 3. Try deleting the wireless connection for your router and then make 'a new' wireless connection.
Verizon, the ones who sent me the router, helped me fix the problem. The router/modem software has to be updated because the old software can't work with the new version of leopard. The technical support guy did all of the updating via a screen share, so your best bet is to call the company who sent you the router and get their help.