Question about Monster Cable (109611)
I am about to replace the 2WIRE router. Why? Wireless is not wokring properly. My new macbook does not connect to it that good. It drops out. I experience this problem most of the time. Is it possible that other routers will work? I got this plastic internal antenna thing for $19.99 cheap eh?
I am soon going out to buy a Belkin router probably N or mimo. I noticed it is the router because my friend's Powerbook G4 as the same problem too. (The 2WIRE probably hates macs)
It has been a YEAR already and 6 months with the thing. Even sometimes it happens to PCs (I have a 2 Toshibas)
I hope this is enough information for all of you reading this. Please reply if buying a new router helps. Thanks. JC
The solution may be as simple as placement of the router/antenna, or it may be a configuration mismatch between the MacBook and the router. 2Wire is a fairly common router used by some ISPs, the router might be configured to use IPv4 and the Mac might be configured to use IPv6 (different address schema), or the channeling might be set different (encryption setting mismatch). Since the problem seems to occur mostly with the newer computers, I would lean more toward a configuration problem, but recommend checking the antenna first (this would automatically transfer to a new router), then check the settings. Depending on the environment of the router, the time may have come to get a new one (I have seen some last many years and some last only months).
Check that the following are set the same on the router and the Mac's:
If you are going to relace your hardware, I recommend a router with MIMO technology using the 802.11g standard. As far as the 802.11n standard, keep in mind that it has not been approved and published in its final form yet, this could mean that any technology using this "pre-standard" may become obsolete and unusable overnight.
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
SOURCE: I am about to replace
The new router should help because of the extended range that they have. You may also have an issue with your computers wireless device. I wiould recomend seeing if you can connect to someone elses wireless device before making the purchase of a new router. Some computers have a weak wireless adapter built in.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
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