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    macbook and imac lose wireless but windows machines fine

    This is a discussion on macbook and imac lose wireless but windows machines fine within the Mac users forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I have recently bought an iMac and Macbook and both have troubles connecting to my sky netgear DG834GT wireless router. ...

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      macbook and imac lose wireless but windows machines fine

      I have recently bought an iMac and Macbook and both have troubles connecting to my sky netgear DG834GT wireless router. I have several laptops that all connect fine in all rooms without any problems.

      The macs can see the wireless signal and sometimes are unable to connect saying that the password is incorrect when it is not and also lose connection consistently.

      When connected the signal is an excellent one, full bars.

      Is there anything I can do to sort the problem with the macs?


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      Re: macbook and imac lose wireless but windows machines fine

      I have a similar problem. I lose connection from my macbook between 6pm and 8pm every night.....the other two computers in the house are fine. We all run wirelessley from a Sagem Router.

      Have you managed to resolve your issue? If so how did you do it?

      Many thanks for any help.

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      Re: macbook and imac lose wireless but windows machines fine

      It appears that my router was too close to my cordless telephone. I moved the two about 6 foot apart and the macs now keep connection.

      It was strange how the laptops didn`t have an issue with the two being close but the macs didn`t like it.

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      Re: macbook and imac lose wireless but windows machines fine

      Thanks for replying.

      I can't think of anything which could be too close to the macbook or the router. Like you, all the other laptops (windows) and the pc (also windows) seem to be fine.

      Its very frustrating

      Cheers.

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      Re: macbook and imac lose wireless but windows machines fine

      Quote Originally Posted by gollysmum View Post
      Thanks for replying.

      I can't think of anything which could be too close to the macbook or the router. Like you, all the other laptops (windows) and the pc (also windows) seem to be fine.

      Its very frustrating

      Cheers.
      Try changing the Routers Wifi channel. Macs may have inferior wifi cards when it comes to channel separation and you may have overlap from another router within range.

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      Re: macbook and imac lose wireless but windows machines fine

      another problem with macs is sometimes encryption can slow down transmission so handshake (authentication) will not occur but generally happens even with pcs as well try running with different channels first , if still same run without encryption (you switch off ssid (broadcast of router name) and protect by only allowing mac addresses of wireless cards to connect to router

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      Re: macbook and imac lose wireless but windows machines fine

      My macs had this problem on wireless so i ditched the Netgear, at the moment using a cheap modem/router connected to an apple express, although changing channel on the netgear sort of helped but only had 7 channels to choose from and none worked.

     

     

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