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    pensfan
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    help with wireless internet
    hey all... been reading these forums the last few days in preparation of my big switch to mac. well my macbook 2.0 ghz came today and im loving every second of it. windows almost looks like playskool to me.

    anyways ive been messing around with my computer and trying to transfer files from my ancient pc to my shiny new macbook but everytime i do something internet intensive it seems like my connection shuts off and i have to restart my linksys router to get it back up. i also share an apartment with 2 other guys who all have laptops and use wireless internet.

    any ideas why this is happening?

    help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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    todd51
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    Are they also getting disconnected? Sounds like it just might be a problem with the router rather than the Macbook.

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    pensfan
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    no they dont get disconnected... i can even get steady wireless internet on my 4 year old bohemoth of a pc. i called apple care and they told me the engineers are working on an update because 10.4.8 doesnt work well with some routers, which included mine, the linksys wrt54g. anyone know if a firwmare update on the router would do anything?

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    help with wireless internet
    deus_ex_machina's Avatar
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    MY friends MBP worked much better after disabling BT for some reason. His would crash his router. Try that. Also Interference Robustness if not enabled.

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    Yes, updating the firmware can also sometimes help. Give that a shot. I also have a WRT54G and all my machines running 10.4.8 (5) are working wirelessly without a hitch. I'll check what firmware I have a get back to you.
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    Just updated my firmware last night. Linksys WRT54G v3.0. Firmware Version 4.30.5. Downloaded it from the Linksys website.

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    pensfan
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    sweet i guess i'll give that a try. thanks for all the responses, i am a very confused man without windows but im coming along.

    Quote Originally Posted by Erudite.Warrior
    Just updated my firmware last night. Linksys WRT54G v3.0. Firmware Version 4.30.5. Downloaded it from the Linksys website.

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    pensfan
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    Quote Originally Posted by deus_ex_machina
    MY friends MBP worked much better after disabling BT for some reason. His would crash his router. Try that. Also Interference Robustness if not enabled.
    how do i get to these options and what do i do with them? ive been looking around but can't find interference robustness or even what BT means. thanks

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    help with wireless internet
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    Quote Originally Posted by pensfan
    how do i get to these options and what do i do with them? ive been looking around but can't find interference robustness or even what BT means. thanks
    BT = Bluetooth
    The Airport Preferences has Interference Robustness from the menu at the top.

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    pensfan
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    Quote Originally Posted by deus_ex_machina
    BT = Bluetooth
    The Airport Preferences has Interference Robustness from the menu at the top.
    sweet. if anyone was wonderring i updated the firmware on my wireless router and also turned interference robustness on and BT off... net works like a dream. thanks again

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    help with wireless internet
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