Similar issue to what I've read here. I have no Internet connectivity and I can't get any even briefly. The problem is with a MacBook pro. Tried all the simple fixes that worked for others throughout this forum but nothing.
The scary part to me is how will they fix this issue? It's not like I can download the next version if apple would fix the issue with an update. Without any Internet I feel stuck.
While it is OK to post here with me too reports we'll get more response from Apple by inundating their bug report website with reports of this problem. 10,000 reports of the same bug WILL focus their attention.
Same problem. No wi-fi post Lion upgrade. Spent hours on phone with apple support and they have been unable to fix the issue. I can connect if I restart the machine in recover mode. Have tried every fix found on the forums to no avail. Apple engineers came back with a suggestion that I uninstall vmFusion. That didn't work. Currently awaiting a new suggestion from Apple engineers. Can get by another day or two before returning to snow leopard to see if they can find the fix.
I suggest to anyone wondering if they should upgrade to Lion that they wait. Big bug in the system here.
I am having these issues on a 2010 iMac 5.
At least I'm not the only one with problems, right? Reminds me of when I became an early adopter of MobileMe.
There is (was?) no cost and all you need is an Apple ID.
Alternatively send feedback to:
And select Bug Report as the feedback type.
here may be times when using your Mac where you might have suggestions or other feedback for Apple's engineers. Perhaps a system feature could be used in a different manner, or you would like to see a particular window be resizable, or you have noticed a bug where a program does not behave the way you think it should.
Apple has a number of methods to submit feedback, so if you have suggestions you would like to submit there are several ways to do it. Keep in mind that Apple will likely not contact you back, but submissions are reviewed and used to track down and correct problems.
Apple's feedback page
Apple has an online feedback submission form for each of its products, which can be used to submit enhancement requests, bug reports, and other comments in various workflow areas such as design, ease of use, configurability, compatibility, and workflow. This is a very user-friendly page that does not require any special logins, and is used for everything from suggestions to bug reports. If you have an idea, then you can let Apple know about it through these pages.
Apple offers a number of methods for contacting support personally, including phone, chat, e-mail, and in person at an Apple retail store. While you can offer enhancements and other suggestions to the Apple support personnel, they are more geared toward troubleshooting and managing bugs and errors. These options can be found on Apple's Support contact page.
If you have a specific problem that you can replicate on both your system and others, then Apple's Bug Reporter is the option to use. This tool requires you to have an Apple ID (for which you can sign up for free), and then then offers a Web application interface for generating problem reports that Apple can investigate. The tool makes it easy to create a new problem, describe it and provide supporting materials (screenshots, log files, etc.), and then track your submissions. This is a more in-depth process but will be a better option for getting involved with Apple's engineers.
Had no problems with my Macbook wifi connections for over three years. Installed LIon and I can only stay connected for very short periods at most. I've tried som eof the things posted here and the only thing that really gets me back is shutting my router down and restarting everything. I spent about an hour with Apple support on the phone and was finally told to talk with my ISP. I have a desktop windows PC that works great over my WIFI connection and My kids have two Ipads and a Macbook running snow leopard and they work fine. Needless to say I am very disappointed with Apple and have learned a lesson: Don't be an early adopter. Apple needs to address this quickly.
I'm in the same boat with wifi issues. MBP 2008 model. Worked fine under SL, but patchy performance under Lion. Some sites in Safari are fast, some fail to load, most just sit there with nothing on the screen.
Seems that most of the macs that are having the issues are around the 2008/9/10 time period. I wonder if they all have the same wifi/bluetooth card. Chances are Apple may have botched the wifi driver for this particular card with Lion.
I have a Macbook2,1 (mid 2007) and a netgear WGT624 v3 router. With 10.6, most days I had to reboot the router because the laptop would fail to connect. I spent lots of time troubleshooting it and nothing I changed on either the laptop or the router seemed to resolve the problem.
With 10.7, it too fails about every day or so but the difference now is that rebooting the router doesn't resolve it. I need to restart my laptop. With 10.7 I get a lovely error window whereas with 10.6 it just failed.
I'm thinking of buying a new modern day router, mine is a few years old, but I'm not convinced that'll help.
Has anyone narrowed down which routers, in combination with 10.7, may be contributing to this failing?
Thank you for this; I am convinced this is a bug in Lion and has nothing to do with system parameters.
Accordingly, I have taken your advice and submitted a 'bug report' using the 'online feedback submission form' (not wanting to claim 'developer' status, when I'm really just an ordinary 'customer' - and who said 'the customer is king'?)
Currently I'm working on the theory that if I don't touch the machine for a few minutes after waking, the Wi-Fi stabilises and I can reconnect without the 'diagnostics' procedure.
I will provide feedback when I'm sure about this, but I'm still certain there IS a bug and I'm amazed Apple haven't acknowledged and addressed it!!! (Their telephone support service seems useless in this context - they won't EVER admit there could be a real problem!)
This, unfortunately is very reminiscent of other electronics outfits I've dealt with over the years- Microsoft, HP, Dell and TomTom spring immediately to mind. Now Apple seem to have joined the ranks of the 'mediocre' as well. Very, very sad....
Continuing from my earlier posting:-
I can now confirm that if I wake the machine, wait at least two minutes before touching it, then launch Safari, it seems OK. Anything less than two minutes is not enough!
One of the things I loved about Snow Leopard, after years of struggling with other systems, was the ability to access the web instantaneously; my new MacBook Pro is now worse in this respect than my (very) old Hewlett Packard desktop!!
Again, I'm surprised at the lack of reaction from Apple - for many people the whole raison d'être of a laptop is to access the internet quickly and reliably. Why don't they issue a list of known problems, in priority order - and explain how they propose to deal with them?
Special thanks to 'nipper123' for your inspirational postings.....
SAFARI, that browser that has ALWAYS been troublesome IS the issue for this problem. In LION that disaster of a browser is plagued with even more ridiculous issues. You cannot delete it. You cannot disconnect if from all in the OS it is tied to.
Apple has about 24 hours to put out a fix before this is a headline EVERYWHERE and stifles sales.