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Topic # 64226 11-Jul-2010 12:22
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I have a D-Link 604T and whenever im switching on my laptop to connect to it wirelessly, the built in wireless card on the mac picks up everything else in the neibourood except my D-Link.  On most occasions i have to switch off and on the wirless card before It scans again to find my network a few seconds later.  When Im lucky, it connects within seconds of powering up the laptop and as stated earlier, most of the time it just keeps searching.

Any ideas on the cause?   I have a cordless phone, however this is not operating on 2.4G.  The wireless router is behind my LCD tv which is in the same room as the laptop.

The transmit power of the D-link is set to full. Ive often wondered if the transmit power / radiation of the antenna is too powerful and "skipping" over the reciever of the laptop???

Anyone else have similar issues?


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  Reply # 349927 11-Jul-2010 14:37
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Have you tried in with another laptop?

Mark Ascroft

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  Reply # 349999 11-Jul-2010 19:05
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The other laptop, doesnt even see the network. 
SSID is apparently on, but I cant select the checkbox on the dlink config.

My nokia cellular picks up the network..a little bit quicker than the mac laptop. 

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  Reply # 350067 12-Jul-2010 01:19
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It could be something as simple as channel interference. By default the dlink will be using channel 6. Perhaps try changing to channel 11 and if that fails try channel 1.

After making the change make sure that you save the new settings, otherwise when you restart your router it will go back to the default settings. 

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