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10.6: Avoid a DHCP issue with Dual Band Airport Extreme
Authored by: emaven on Mar 18, '10 11:14:07PM

I'm using a time capsule. My 2 17" MacBook pros C2D are connected with ethernet cables. My 15"MacBook pro CD is connected via i-fi. They are all on the same 5GHz network. I also have a guest network on the 2.4GHz.

I notice quite often that the wireless connection seems to drop, even though airport is on and the signal is strong. When I check with Network Diagnostics, the first 3 buttons are green, but the ISP button is red. Eventually, the button turns green and the connection is made. I thought there might be a problem with the Mac, but as it is out of warranty, and the problem is intermittent, I have not pursued the problem.

I am going to use the other Macs wirelessly, and see if the problem occurs with them as well.



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10.6: Avoid a DHCP issue with Dual Band Airport Extreme
Authored by: madh on Mar 21, '10 09:02:23AM

I realize you bought the 5ghz to use it, but maybe try forcing everything to the 2.4 ghz band just until you prove whether it fixes the problem. That way you'll know whether its related to the two bands or not.



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