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I am running q G5 iMac, Intel MacBook, Minolta/Konica network printer, VOIP adapter and a Windoz machine on my Netgear Super G router. Ever since I put the MacBook on my network I have to reset the router several times a day. When I first got home with the MacBook I had trouble getting on the network. I called AppleCare got a network specialist who promptly told me that I had to switch from WPA to WEP encryption due to the 3rd party router. Whenever I download using wireless it stops everything on the network & I have to unplug the router & reboot it.

 

Any help would be appreciated!

 

Thanks,

Bob

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See if there's updated firmware for that router. I have used a Netgear router with my MacBook and had no problems. Granted it was the baseline G, not the super G, but I don't need the range in my tiny apartment.

 

-Tom

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See if there's updated firmware for that router. I have used a Netgear router with my MacBook and had no problems. Granted it was the baseline G, not the super G, but I don't need the range in my tiny apartment.

 

-Tom

You won't get any thing more by using the super g router unless you have a netgear wireless adapter which also supports super G. So it is a waste of money with a laptop.

 

As for the original poster. You should be able to use WAP with no problem, I do, however you will likely need a new router. Netgear hates macs. They won't support them even if it has nothing to do with the mac. Probably your router is just starting to die and the new mac is just a coincidence. I replaced my Netgear equipment with a $39 Belkin 802.11g router and never had another problem.

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I had this problem with my Netgear Router, we live very far from the exchange yet somehow still manage to get 2.4Mb broadband, anyway, we found out that it was due to the weather that it was cutting out. If you think this is your problem to don't worry! it will sort itself out!

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i had a thread on my MacBook and my Dlink router hanging up and I had to reboot mine, it seemed like a firmware update fixed it, I would try that if there is an update for yours otherwise try another brand. Im using a 802.11g D-LinkI think its a DI-624 (non plus model). Good luck

Ron

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