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    Wireless connection issues?
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    Wireless connection issues?
    Just wondering about wireless connections..

    My iBook G4, at times, will not connect to my AP - it's not a distance issue, it's about 10 feet away. After trying to reconnect several times, it normally connects.

    So, I fired up my XP laptop and tried to replicate the issue - and I couldn't. It seems the XP machine is fine.

    Am I missing something here that might be causing this to happen? Any suggestions to help remedy this issue?

    Details:

    AP: Cisco 871W (G)
    Using WEP, 40bit key
    Mac: iBook G4/1.42/Airport Extreme.

    Thanks in advance.

    - Peter

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    Wireless connection issues?
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    Wireless connection issues?
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    Make sure you're not near a microwave oven, cordless phone, or other source of electronic noise. I had a cordless phone (Uniden, I think) that would whack my iBook's connection all the time.

    If there's a possibility that you're getting interference by a neighbor's network, you should check into that as well with a wireless "sniffer" like iStumbler.

    You should also try changing the channel on your access point.

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    Wireless connection issues?
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    Thanks for the tips. In the end, I enabled 'interference robustness' on the airport card and it's been fine since. Not one drop or anything, so I am good now.

    Thanks!

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