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Mini 10v - Network Problem - Slow Connection - WiFi Timeout - 11-06-2009, 02:45 PM
I received my Dell Mini 10v a few days ago, and I followed the awesome guides on these forums to get Snow Leopard running on the 10v. Thank you for making that possible!! This is a sweet little machine. =)
The only errors I'm running into are network related, and I'm wondering if anyone else is experiencing connections issues or dropouts at home or from places such as coffee shops that have wifi hotspots that forward you to a webpage and click an accept button before you're able to access the business' wifi internet?
Any help would be appreciated!! =D
Here is my current setup and a brief timeline:
DELL MINI 10V HISTORY
160 GB Hard Drive
BIOS A04 (Downgraded from A06)
TrackPad Patch (http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/mac-...-mini-10v.html)
OS 10.6.1 (Software Update)
NetbookInstaller 0.8.3 RC3 (Updated after OS 10.6.1 update)
01 - I can not establish a DVD or CD Sharing connection with my MacBook Pro (Leopard 10.5.8) using 0.8.2 or 0.8.3 RC3.
02 - I was experiencing slow 10v wireless connections to my AirPort Extreme while my MacBook Pro did not have any problem connecting wirelessly. I was hoping it wasn't my 10v's wireless card.
03 - I came across a Dell Tech Support thread (Inspiron mini 10V (1011) wireless 1510, dropping connection - DELL COMMUNITY) that explained that other Mini 10v users with factory Windows installs were experiencing slow connections or dropouts and that their routers should be changed to Channel 11. That fixed my slow netbook connection at home. Finally, my 10v connected as fast as my MacBook Pro. However, I still wonder why my MacBook Pro connected wirelessly without a problem before switching to Channel 11. Why wouldn't the 10v connect just like the MacBook Pro? I guess it's a 10v wifi card issue?
04 - I tested my 10v at a local Panera Bread. I booted up the 10v, it saw PANERA on the wifi list, I tried to connect to it, and it kept dropping out. I rebooted the machine, it saw PANERA, and it connected right away. I tried to go to a random webpage knowing that I would be forwarded to a Panera Bread welcome page to click "OK" for a free connection, and that page never appeared. Then I got a "!" on wifi icon in the top-right corner of Snow Leopard, and it said, "No internet connection."
I can't seem to figure out what the main problem is. Every network problem I have is random. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you! =)
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