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Topic # 113159 8-Jan-2013 14:04 Send private message

Hi all.

I'm having an issue with connecting to my wifi for the last couple of weeks.

I have a MacBook intel core 2 duo running osx 10.5.8.

What's been happening is when I start my mb my wifi appears to be connected however when I go to my browser, Mac mail etc. nothing works even though it shows a connection. When I open my drop down wifi menu it shows a tick next to my wifi but still nothing will load. The only way I can get any connection is if I go to "join other network" then "show networks" select my wifi which automatically shows the associated password and click join, this in turn will give me approx 1-2 minutes of Internet use then it stops and won't load anymore.

My wifi is working fine on my iPhone so I don't see it as a modem issue.

Please can someone help.

Thanks in advance.


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  Reply # 741652 8-Jan-2013 14:24 Send private message

Hi, what encryption are you using, TKIP or AES, and what key rollover time is used, maybe make it 0 to stop key rollover.


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  Reply # 741761 8-Jan-2013 16:50 Send private message

Hi Cyril, thanks for the reply.
I'm sure it could work, if only I could understand what it was you were trying to say. Haha.
Maybe if you could put it into lay terms so I can understand.



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  Reply # 741763 8-Jan-2013 16:55 Send private message

Hi, ok what router/WirelessAP are you using.


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  Reply # 741764 8-Jan-2013 16:55 Send private message

The fact that you don't see it occur on another client device is no clear indicator that your router is not at fault.

Usage patterns on handheld devices can be so different that you might not notice a fault, or that a fault with the router and/or its config is only related to a single IP on the LAN, or even a different WiFi protocol (G vs N for example).

Have you rebooted your router?

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  Reply # 741781 8-Jan-2013 17:22 Send private message

Hi Tony & Cyril

Well they other reason I neglected to mention is that this is happening on the two different routers I am using, both in different locations.

One is an Orcon router the other is a telecom one.

Yes I have rebooted both routers.


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  Reply # 744708 14-Jan-2013 18:32 Send private message

Still haven't solved the problem :(
Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.



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  Reply # 744712 14-Jan-2013 18:43 Send private message

fants: Still haven't solved the problem :(
Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.



I was going to say try turning temporarily encryption off, but you seem to be connecting ok.

Reboot the router is a good idea.

Other than that can you make sure you are getting a DHCP assigned address?

Can you ping the router?

Or even tracert to the DNS of the ISP?

Good luck.


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  Reply # 744735 14-Jan-2013 19:14 Send private message

First reset your SMC

Then follow this guide, setup a new network location, delete the old wireless AP profile and re-connect
Follow this guide (and check for OS updates)

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  Reply # 744801 14-Jan-2013 22:23 Send private message

Thanks for the tips.
Unfortunately none of the steps given seems to work.
Not too sure how to ping stuff but tried as best I could.

Any other thoughts?

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