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    Arrow Wireless issues
    I can't figure out why my wireless signal keeps disconnecting. Any time I leave my computer for a few minutes, it disables. I never had this issue with my ibook. Is there a system pref. I'm missing?

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    what router? some have been known to disconnect randomly. im lucky, my signal only goes up and down, ha. i have a wrt54gl from linksys
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    Quote Originally Posted by kgeier82 View Post
    what router?
    I'm using Verizon DSL and the router is built into the modem. My daughter is using my old ibook and it says online all the time -- as does my husband's Dell

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    Does it have anything to do with the keychain?

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    Can't ANYONE help me????

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    Have you tried changing the channel incase a phone or microwave is using the same channel?

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    I have an intel iMac 20" that does the same thing, and on some forum I read that Apple has acknowledged a problem on intel and macbook Airports that keeps disconnecting when using WPA or better security; although reducing to WEP has not fixed the problem either.

    Here's the article:

    Airport Problem

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    My 17 inch keeps disconnecting. It was because of my cordless phones.

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    How do I switch the channel? I do have a cordless phone and microwave in close proximity to my wireless modem. Why doesn't my old ibook or my husband's Dell switch off then?

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    Thanks Daddy Elmis! I read the article and while I didn't have any "WPA2"s in my network, when I switched from "preferred network" to "automatic" it seems to have done the trick. I left my computer for a couple of hours and for the first time, it is still connected to the internet!

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