Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Sep 06, 2008
    Posts
    783
    Specs:
    13" MBP - 2.7 Ghz, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM.
    Improving AirPort Strength
    Is there something I can do to my DSL modem to make it more recognizable for my AirPort? It's connected at full bars, but it hangs on loading pages and happens often.

  2. #2

    Collin Bl's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 07, 2009
    Location
    Napier NZ
    Posts
    3,294
    Specs:
    27 iMac i5, MBP 13 & iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S
    The menuBar indicator is showing signal strength not necessarily a connection;


    Click for full size

    your pages will probably load more quickly if you have the DNS numbers for your ISP - Primary and Secondary per pic. If they are not there then add them manually;
    Ghosted address in Pic is router address.


    Click for full size

    See here

  3. #3

    hojkoff_101's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 18, 2005
    Location
    Edinburgh Scotland
    Posts
    225
    Specs:
    Macbook 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4Gb RAM
    Quote Originally Posted by Collin Bl View Post
    your pages will probably load more quickly if you have the DNS numbers for your ISP - Primary and Secondary per pic. If they are not there then add them manually;

    Ghosted address in Pic is router address.
    Can you let me know a bit more about this. How do I get the DNS numbers, is there a specific DNS number to me or are they generic from every ISP? I can't really be bothered phoning my ISP for them.

    Also, if I take my laptop to uni and connect to their network will manually entering the DNS numbers mess things up there?

  4. #4


    Member Since
    Sep 06, 2008
    Posts
    783
    Specs:
    13" MBP - 2.7 Ghz, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM.
    I found 3 DNS servers:
    68.94.156.1
    68.94.157.1
    99.34.138.204

    Now what do I do with them?

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Sep 06, 2008
    Posts
    783
    Specs:
    13" MBP - 2.7 Ghz, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM.
    - Bump -

  6. #6

    Collin Bl's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 07, 2009
    Location
    Napier NZ
    Posts
    3,294
    Specs:
    27 iMac i5, MBP 13 & iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S
    In my experience with Laptop i found things work more smoothly with a Location set for the places i use most often and then that leaves Automatic for coffee shops etc. see here;


    Click for full size

    go into Network Preferences/Edit Locations and make sure primary and secondary DNS show for the ISP at that location - if not add then to the settings with Airport selected in left pane of Network settings for that location

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Airport Extreme signal strength
    By Sam W in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-01-2009, 02:49 PM
  2. Airport strength differences on old/new MacBook
    By JonathanMac in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-09-2009, 08:39 PM
  3. question about improving signal with airport.
    By gwallac2 in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-24-2008, 08:08 PM
  4. AirPort Signal Strength
    By IAmTodd in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-10-2008, 10:29 PM
  5. MacBook Airport Strength
    By Northness in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-23-2006, 04:28 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •