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# 166127 3-Mar-2015 17:25
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All is good with my router. 

PC, phones etc connect no issue. And at times the macbook will connect. But sometimes it shows up with the "!" signal on the mac indicating no connectivity. It lights up all the way to DNS etc. Has no issue when I ethernet the macbook, just cant do that some times.

I read something netcomm wrote, on the net about trying a different security type. But it comes with wpa psk by default not wep so thats not it.

Any ideas?

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  # 1250467 3-Mar-2015 18:10
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Tried a different channel?



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  # 1250475 3-Mar-2015 18:18
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No I had just left that to auto, but funny enough it says the one its chosen (one I think) "Interference Severe"

 
 
 
 


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  # 1250476 3-Mar-2015 18:19
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try manually setting it to a channel, ie 1, 6 or 11



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  # 1250479 3-Mar-2015 18:25
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yep found and it said: acceptable

I didnt realise the channels dont get auto selected by least interference.

What kind of interference is it?

Ill see if this makes a difference.

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  # 1250503 3-Mar-2015 19:07
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Cordless phones, microwaves, anything that uses radio waves. I found cordless phones were the biggest problem in my setup. It took a bit of experimenting to find the right channel.

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  # 1250552 3-Mar-2015 20:44
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or it could have been using channel 13/14, some devices dont like the channels that high

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  # 1250571 3-Mar-2015 21:15
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I read that if you use the same ssid from a previous setup you can have these issues.

Also I have read apples like to have separate 2.4 and 5ghz ssid

Something about them not complying with IEEE standards.




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  # 1251107 4-Mar-2015 15:49
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well since changing channel ive had no issue. ill keep an eye on it but a very handy tip :-)

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  # 1251111 4-Mar-2015 16:00
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auto channel selection is the devil

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  # 1251274 4-Mar-2015 18:51
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TeaLeaf: well since changing channel ive had no issue. ill keep an eye on it but a very handy tip :-)

Awesome :)

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  # 1251307 4-Mar-2015 20:14
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Jase2985: auto channel selection is the devil


And WiFi on Apple devices follows closely behind. Simple reality now is WiFi on Apple devices is the cause of much grief in this world since most new Apple devices are no longer WiFi Alliance certified.







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  # 1252732 7-Mar-2015 14:24
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one more update. no issues since changing channels. thank you sincerely to everyone for the help. such a simple fix.

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  # 1252777 7-Mar-2015 15:12
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We had DHCP issues with the one installed at work this week - we ended up having to downgrade the firmware back to version 14 which killed the VPN. Happy days. So then we upgraded again and using the NAS box to manage DHCP. Apparently a common problem tho so if your issues recur might be something to try.

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  # 1252778 7-Mar-2015 15:12
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We had DHCP issues with the one installed at work this week - we ended up having to downgrade the firmware back to version 14 which killed the VPN. Happy days. So then we upgraded again and using the NAS box to manage DHCP. Apparently a common problem tho so if your issues recur might be something to try.



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  # 1253690 9-Mar-2015 09:07
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i think my mac is set to auto DHCP, is there a way to change it to specifically the router/ISP?

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