MAC USER wrt54g dropping

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by hotairballoons, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. hotairballoons

    hotairballoons LI Guru Member

    for two years my wireless router (linksys wrt54g) worked flawlessly with my ibook. we recently bought an imac, so both computers shared the same wireless network.

    after about a month the ibook began cutting out on me. it would work for about an hour then it would stop picking up a connection completely. i took the suggestion of a livejournal member and disconnected the power cord of my entire network for the evening. woke up, it made no difference. so i began to suspect an airport card issue. took it to the apple store, they ran "internet radio" on it for 24 hours straight without losing a connection. so it wasn't that.

    so, today i bought a new wireless router but the issue remains. is it possible that the issue is with the wired router itself? i am just confused because my imac has yet to lose a connection throughout this process. i only seem to be having a problem with my ibook.

    any suggestions/links to patches/etc. would be greatly appreciated.
  2. stangri

    stangri LI Guru Member

    Sorry, not really an advice, but a few questions -- which make is the new wireless router, also Linksys? Are both computers (ibook & iMac) sitting next to each other? Are you running Tiger with all the latest airport patches on both?
  3. hotairballoons

    hotairballoons LI Guru Member

    the new router is the same linksys make (wrt54g). the imac is stationed on the same desk as the router. the ibook i've tried using in the same room, downstairs in the living room, and even in the basement has lost its signal within an hour of being online. i am running the most up to date version of osx with all of the appropriate updates.
  4. stangri

    stangri LI Guru Member

    The only other possibility is that if there're other WiFi networks in your area on the same channel they might interfere with yours. If not, I would have tried a different make for the router. If you had an Airport Express/Base your whole setup could be tested by Apple.
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