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Rain router and MacBook Air WiFi refuses to connect

C_hristo

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#1
Have b618 lte router. Bought both router and MacBook Air brand new Jan 2018
The Problem
- WiFi connectivity to MacBook Air keeps on dropping . Keeps on looking for ip address. Can never enter the IP address.
- using 5mhz and 2,4mhz

So frustratingly annoying.
ISP blames hardware
Hardware company blames isp

Uggggghhhh
What to do?

Any ideas to fix this stupid problem?
 

Ivan Leon

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#2
Have you tried connecting your Macbook Air to the B618 LTE router directly with a LAN cable to see if the direct connection also has issues, or if it is only occurring with the Wi-Fi signal?
 

Tman*

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#3
Have you tried connecting your Macbook Air to the B618 LTE router directly with a LAN cable to see if the direct connection also has issues, or if it is only occurring with the Wi-Fi signal?
Macbook Air doesn't have a LAN port...

I had a similar problem few years back. Try to set up MAC address filtering, as apposed to joining with a password. Alternatively, also try to adjust the channel of the router.
 

C_hristo

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#4
Macbook Air doesn't have a LAN port...

I had a similar problem few years back. Try to set up MAC address filtering, as apposed to joining with a password. Alternatively, also try to adjust the channel of the router.
Have been able to connect to 5 MHz channel previously
It’s a mystery
 

3lOH55A

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#5
Have been able to connect to 5 MHz channel previously
It’s a mystery
Check the channel you are on. I think by default the b618 2.4ghz uses 5(7) and on 5gh 36(42). Your channels might overlap with your neighbours and cause issues.
 

C_hristo

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#7
Done Smc and Pram reset. Still little to no WiFi connectivity.
Looks like I bought a very expensive paper weight!
 

Shellyb1

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#8
Had the same issue on my MacBook air. Have you upgraded to the latest MacOS? When I did that, my wifi became way more stable and now runs like a dream.

You may need to connect to a lan port to upgrade though.
 
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