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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

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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.

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