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AirPort Extreme help

by SilasC / December 27, 2007 8:15 AM PST

I have a new AirPort Extreme base station. It was working well until a few days ago when I would randomly lose the signal. Sometimes it would last a few seconds, other times it could last as long as 30 min. This would happen on 3 laptops running OS X, XP Pro, and Vista. We could get the internet when it was hooked up through Ethernet coming from the router. It was only the Wi-Fi that was affected. I took my AirPort into the Apple Store and got a refurb (same model though), but the same thing is happening again. I have done several hard resets and changed the SSID and WPA2 on both several, but nothing works. I thought this was a hardware issue, but I'm beginning to think the problem is with the ISP. Is this an Apple problem or is it something my ISP is doing to throttle my Wi-Fi connection?


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Move back to just WPA.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2007 8:52 AM PST
In reply to: AirPort Extreme help

I find some drivers flip on on WPA2.

Also that random loss is common with those that own other 2.4GHz items like cordless phones (or the neighbor has such!)


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WEP or WPA2 only
by SilasC / December 27, 2007 9:20 AM PST
In reply to: Move back to just WPA.

I only have the option of WEP or WPA2. Should I just use WEP then?

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The airport does WPA.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2007 9:24 AM PST
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