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Unstable WiFi connection on my Imac and Powerbook pro


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I have recently moved house and changed router as I changed to cable internet provider. My XP laptop and Xp pc connect to my network (D-link N standard router) fine. Fast internet and stable. My Intel Dualcore iMac and Macbook pro however don'd do as well. The signal strength flactuates from 100% down to about 20(2bars) without even moving them. Powermac even drops the connection completely. On iMac it gows down to 2 bars and it is taking forever to load internet pages I have tried changing channels on the router and it does not make any difference
Any suggestions how I could resolve this?
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First thing to do is to check for updated firmware for the router.

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Have checked that. It has the latest firmware installed.
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Which version OS are you using, and what security in the router?

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I use Leopard with all the available updates on both Macs. WEP 64bit encription.
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Therein lies the problem. Leopard has some issues with wi-fi and WEP encryptions. If you change to WPA you should be fine.
You should anyway, WEP is not at all secure.

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Thanks, Kevriano. will try this this pm. see you have Snow leopard. Is it worth upgrading? Does the WiFi work better on it?

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Thanks, Kevriano. will try this this pm. see you have Snow leopard. Is it worth upgrading? Does the WiFi work better on it?
I think it's worth it. I can't say if the wi-fi is any better, my iMac sits about 2 feet from my router!
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Thanks. I will definitely consider it then.

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