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internet connection stops working on laptop when macbook on

by Berusky / April 17, 2017 11:43 AM PDT

Hi guys,

I really hope you can help me out here:
I have a laptop (ubuntu) and a macbook. When the laptop is online (wifi) and I connect the macbook on the same wifi, it becomes impossible to use internet on the laptop.
The laptop only works if macbook is offline.
Strangly, any other device such as Ipad, Iphone etc does not create any conflict.

What can I do to fix this issue?
Thank you very much

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Clarification Request
What channel is the router on?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 17, 2017 12:01 PM PDT

Is the router firmware current?
Is the macbook running a torrent?
Does the internet work if you wire up to the router?

Post was last edited on April 17, 2017 12:20 PM PDT

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by Berusky / April 17, 2017 12:05 PM PDT

thanks for answering.

Not sure I know what it means "what channel is the router on"?
1) the router has a firmware but I tried disabling it and did not fix anything
2) macbook has a torrent but I am not running it
3) by cable the laptop is working just fine so it seems to be somehow related only to wifi

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As torrents are there.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 17, 2017 12:32 PM PDT
In reply to: router

That's too likely to be the source of the troubles. Some torrent users go into denial, some lash out, many demand support. Here I bow out when there are torrents. Just too many troubles.

As to you not running it, most of these run in the background and soak the connection rendering it unusable except for the torrent app.

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PS. Just to sum it up.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 17, 2017 1:08 PM PDT
In reply to: router

Remove, uninstall all torrent apps.

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I suspect
by James Denison / April 17, 2017 12:32 PM PDT
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by Berusky / April 17, 2017 12:37 PM PDT
In reply to: I suspect

Hi James,

thanks. Do you know where can I change that?


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I don't use Mac
by James Denison / April 17, 2017 12:52 PM PDT
In reply to: hi

But you could ask that in the Mac forum here. It should be somewhere in the Network settings in the macbook.

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