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Bad connection. dropped internet when connected with mac wired or wireless

I installed a N-router last week. I used my macbookpro (os x 10.4) to run the set up from. was able to get the network up and running and connect to the internet. my other xp laptop connect through the router wireless and works fine. My mac connects, but then suddently slows down or drops alltogether.

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  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    I have the same issue.  I have 3 apple laptops hooked up and they all drop in and out.  I get this message on the PowerBook G4's "Airport does not have an ip address and cannot connect to the internet"




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I'm not sure but it could be that the particular router has some hardware issues. I bought a Belkin wireless N router a few months back and i had the same problem. It only had a short range and kept cutting off in between. I exchanged it with a new router and voila!. it works fine.
And the other thing i've come to notice. At times having the router under the desk or at a corner might not give off enough to provide a connection within the adjacent room so I've had to place the router in a open and unobstructed place. So much for belkins super signalling.

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