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Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

Airport constantly dropping out !! :(

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Hi there.

For some reason, my airport wireless connection on my macbook pro 13 is constantly dropping out with only certain routers. This happens like every 5 minutes in my working place.

turning off and turning on airport doesn't solve the problem.
the only way I'm able to reconnect is by choosing a different wireless network that happens to be open and unprotected (otherwise I wouldn't know the password). I need to choose this network, let it settle and then choose my work's network again. that is the ONLY way I get to reconnect again.

Funny thing is, this only happens in certain places such a this one. and even weirder is the fact that my colleague, which is using a pc, never experiences this kind of problem. Me, on the other hand, not only experience it with my macbook but also with my ipod touch !

Guess this router is not very fond of apple ?

I really don't know what do. This also happened with my previous white macbook..

thanx a lot !

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G'Day Ricardo,

I was having similar problems with my new iMac when connecting to the internet via a LinkSys wireless router. The connection just kept dropping out every 5 minutes or so.
I followed various suggestions from this and other such forums, but all without success (changing channel number, using WPA, and so forth).
I spoke with Apple support on 3 occasions and tried heaps of suggestions, all without success.
In the end I bought a Time Capsule, plugged it in and within 5 minutes had a constant internet connection, a wireless network for home, a backup disk and enabled wireless printing to an old canon printer. All in all a good result (it was worth paying the extra for the TC so as not to experience the frustrations with the LinkSys router).
I was hoping to get a solution without having to dig deeper into my pocket, but after trying lots of suggestions, nothing seemed to work.
The TC solved it all though and I have been dropout free for the past 5 weeks.
Hope this helps.
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