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So much for Apple's highly touted reliability.

I am now on my 2nd macbook (I had to return my first one on Sunday) and I am continuing to have the same problem. My macbook disconnects from the network after about 3 days of use, then will not reconnect. It sees the wireless network just dandy, but when I try to connect to it, it says 'network timed out'. And every other wireless device in the house (including my ipod touch) will happily connect and work just fine.

I've had Macbook #2 for 4 days, and it started the problem last night, and as of 10 minutes ago, absolutely refuses to connect. I'm posting this from my old pc laptop. I am so -angry- I'm... beyond words.

Calling Apple now, we'll see what happens. (It doesn't seem to matter if I'm on battery or plugged in, and I've rebooted several times, ran an OS update, turned off the airport then turned it back on.... I have years of PC troubleshooting experience).

BLEH.

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saribou
Jul. 24th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
we had a similar problem and our lappys just did not agree with our router. I have no idea why. We ended up getting an apple router and it works fine.
nyuni
Jul. 25th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
If two now aren't working properly, it would start to suggest some incompatiblity with your router, which is not unheard of, no matter what brand of laptop you've got. If you want, I've got a guaranteed to work with Macbook Linksys WRT54GL loaded with open source DD WRT firmware that's yours if you want it.
doomsey
Jul. 25th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
I agree. Sounds like a software/compatibility problem to me.

Try a different router. The WRT54GLs are pretty good, so I'd suggest taking nyuni up on that offer. :)
roho
Jul. 25th, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)
Hm. We've got a WRT150N...Recommend DD-WRTing it? (I just made some settings tweaks I found online that may help)
doomsey
Jul. 25th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
I'd start by trying to turn off N. It might be better, but it's a whole lot more complicated and g signalling is likely to improve compatibility. Last I checked, n implementations still haven't had all the bugs worked out...
roho
Jul. 25th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
Yeah, that was actually the first thing I did, switched it back to a G last week...didn't seem to help, despite seeming a likely culprit :/
skorzy
Jul. 25th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
Yes. I've never had a problem with a Linksys router on my Macs. I wouldn't consider buying anything but Linksys for this one reason, unless you want to pay the extra bucks for the Mac Airport.
enveri
Jul. 25th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
Which... we really don't. :D
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