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#34439 25-May-2009 06:53
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Hello everyone! I'm new here so I'm excited to hopefully be helped out.

Here's my story. I have a black macbook that connects wonderfully to every wifi network I try to connect to i.e. the library, my girlfriends house, school networks, you name it. When I come home, I CAN NOT get my wireless to work. It works on my moms older ibook, and the two other PCs my family has. I get full signal and depending on where I am in my house, iStumbler shows it I receive 63-70% with 9% noise. I do not know what's wrong with my laptop! I have a Belkin N-wireless router

On a side note, I brought it in to the apple store but since my wireless worked fine there, they could not help. I hate not having wireless!!!

Thank you :)


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  #217570 25-May-2009 08:05
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Hello... Perhaps this is a router configuration? Are you sure it is not locked down to only allow some MAC addresses to be connected?

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  #217585 25-May-2009 09:21
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Also try changing the Channel that your Wi-fi signal is transmitting on. When I use Windows 7 on my MacBook (unibody), the wireless card will only connect on certain channels.


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Wannabe Geek

  #217590 25-May-2009 09:36
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thank you guys! I did both of you said and it now works :DDD


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Wannabe Geek

  #217618 25-May-2009 11:40
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wait.. just kidding. it worked for a second and now it goes extremely extremely slow or not at all :(

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  #217657 25-May-2009 13:10
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try setting the belkin to send out on 802.11 G not N, the macbook does have wireless N but if I remember correctly N was still in draft and not finalized, perhaps it is an issue with N. Your mothers ibook would not have wireless N which might explain why it is working correctly.


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  #217667 25-May-2009 13:53
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Make sure you have installed all the Apple updates as there were some updates to Mac Airport (wireless).

I had some major issues with a D-Link router that would only run at half speed when using OS X,  and yet using the same MacBook but running Windows XP under Parallels I could achieve a stable fast connection.  In that instance, the router ultimately died and the warranty replacement works fine.

Have you tried a Ethernet connection to make sure your Mac network config is working properly ?

Have you tried re-booting the router ?

Have you tried re-setting the router to factory defaults, the configuring it with all the wireless devices you want to use active while configuring ?

With the D-Link,  I found it would NOT work reliably if the router was set to only use "G" or "N".


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Wannabe Geek

  #217746 25-May-2009 16:41
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Finally! I changed it to G only and it now works perfectly. Hold your breath for me!

Thank you everyone for your help!


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