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Jul 29, 2018
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Anyone out there having problems with dropping Internet connections? Happening several times a day & Apple "engineers" always pointing finger elsewhere
 
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Yes AMA is right you need to find an Apple forum and mention the model and also check with your cable company to make sure the signal is not erratic or that you need a new router. Many variables...
 
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FURTHER. Have had IP come up 4 times & they installed newest best Router on the market. In addition there are 2 IPhones 1 IPad & 1 Dell computer all working just fine with no dropped connections. With all this I blame Apple, not IP
 
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FURTHER. Have had IP come up 4 times & they installed newest best Router on the market. In addition there are 2 IPhones 1 IPad & 1 Dell computer all working just fine with no dropped connections. With all this I blame Apple, not IP
Ok you do have the problem isolated — give all the specs to the Apple boards and hopefully they can help
 
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Had this problem with my Apple laptop for months. Quick fix was to go to system preferences>network> then turn wifi off and on again. Longer fix was convincing Cox cable that bandwidth strength (even though showing full strength on signal bar) was insufficient in the area (big student complex opened down the block) and once they increased it 5 weeks ago the problem resolved and has not returned for the last 5 weeks. And my husbands computer worked fine all that time (Dell), it was just my laptop.
 
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Had this problem with my Apple laptop for months. Quick fix was to go to system preferences>network> then turn wifi off and on again. Longer fix was convincing Cox cable that bandwidth strength (even though showing full strength on signal bar) was insufficient in the area (big student complex opened down the block) and once they increased it 5 weeks ago the problem resolved and has not returned for the last 5 weeks. And my husbands computer worked fine all that time (Dell), it was just my laptop.
If your husband's computer (presumably attached to the same router and wifi network) was working fine, then it wasn't a problem on Cox's end.
 
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https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac/fix-wifi-problems-mac-3605043/
says:
"Check the competition
Your Wi-Fi connection may also be suffering because of other networks nearby, sharing the radio waves with you - particularly if you're in a built-up area."
In our case the Dell was close to the router, mine is 2 rooms away, perhaps the distance difference is enough to cause my Mac to drop in times of high traffic. It seemed to happen more in mornings and evenings, at 3 am I never had a problem.
 
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https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac/fix-wifi-problems-mac-3605043/
says:
"Check the competition
Your Wi-Fi connection may also be suffering because of other networks nearby, sharing the radio waves with you - particularly if you're in a built-up area."
In our case the Dell was close to the router, mine is 2 rooms away, perhaps the distance difference is enough to cause my Mac to drop in times of high traffic. It seemed to happen more in mornings and evenings, at 3 am I never had a problem.
Yup, that sounds like the issue was the wifi traffic in your home. Particularly problematic if you live in an apartment. The longer distance might have meant that your Mac was using a 2.4GHz channel, which have better range, but are a lot more congested than the 5GHz channels.