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One possible fix for internet connections that drop out
Authored by: gshurley on Jul 02, '08 09:49:54AM

I have been having this problem on my Mac Pro for a few weeks. I am also connected via wired connection on this one computer. After updating to 10.5.4 and the firmware on my Airport Extreme, I was hoping the issue would be resolved. It was not, so I decided this workaround was at least worth a try. It did not work for me :( The problem is definitely the Airport router - I connected directly from my Mac Pro to the cable modem a couple of days ago for a few hours and experienced no connection drops. I also reset the router, which did not fix the problem. I am getting ready to just buy another router since the firmware update released this week did not address this issue and the connection drops are becoming problematic.



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One possible fix for internet connections that drop out
Authored by: mannyveloso on Jul 02, '08 10:05:40AM

The first thing to determine when you're getting connection drop is if the problem is a problem with your wireless connection or with the wall connection.

Since you've got an AEBS and a Mac Pro, try setting your network to 802.11n in the 5ghz spectrum (click the option key when you select the network type). All kinds of weird things can disrupt 2.4ghz signals, including such innocuous things like dehumidifiers.



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One possible fix for internet connections that drop out
Authored by: elliotbay on Jul 02, '08 10:24:56AM

I wouldn't go buying a new router just yet. I have a similar problem, and I'm running a linksys router with dd-wrt firmware, and the two macs that use it have the same problem. Ironically, when I boot my Macbook in Windows mode, there's never an issue.



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