7 Replies Latest reply: May 3, 2012 6:46 AM by zit
gaith Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

Any idea what makes this happen? and how to fix?

 

as you can see in the screensot:

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i just realized this today! no idea when it started, and i am very curious to see what happens at 00:00:00!

 

i tried the following without sucess:

- restarted

- wifi on / off

- turned off the 'time connected' option

 

 

Details:

10.7.2

macbook pro 17"

2.5Ghz, Intel Core 2 Duo

 

I am connecting to an airport extreme, since 2008!


MacBook Pro / imac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • 1. Re: wifi 'time connected' is negative! countdown style
    Patrick Janson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here on my PB 17" and PB 15", both running 10.6.8

    Started after installing latest Airport firmware 7.6 on Airport Extreme, Time Capsule and Airport Express.

    Time counts normally after going through "00:00:00" but after shut down / restart often back to negative values.

    Experience also slower web site build up in Firefox and Safari, also siginificantly more drop outs on internet radio (Yamaha receiver connected to Airport Express).

    Bug in Firmware update?

  • 2. Re: wifi 'time connected' is negative! countdown style
    Gran Maestro Level 3 Level 3 (670 points)

    Yup, I guess it's a bug in the update.

    Downgrading back to f/w 7.5.2 restores the correct behaviour.

     

    Interestingly, there is another annoying, yet unnattended, bug in OSX.

     

    The exchange rates in the calculator.app do not update since April 2010.

    This hasn't been fixed upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion.

     

    Makes you really wonder sometimes, what are they doing in Cupertino..

  • 3. Re: wifi 'time connected' is negative! countdown style
    stan Level 3 Level 3 (590 points)

     

    Hi,

    The AirPort status in the menu bar showing time-connected as a count-down isn't isolated to Lion.

    For what it's worth:

    I'm using Mac OS X 10.6.8 and my wife is using 10.4.11.

    Both of us noticed it around the same time and way you did.

  • 4. Re: wifi 'time connected' is negative! countdown style
    George Mcgee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here. Wi-Fi status in menu bar either displays"Show Time Connected" as a negative value counting backwards or it freezes and doesn't count at all. Also, somtimes the sub-menu for "Show Time Connected" for the chosen Wi-Fi network will disappear, requiring that the "Show Wi-Fi status in menu bar" checkbox in the Network preferences pane be de-selected and re-selected again to make the sub-menu reappear. This is on multiple Macs in the house, all running 10.7.2 and with the Airport Extreme 802.11n (3rd Generation) having recently been updated to version 7.6.

  • 5. Re: wifi 'time connected' is negative! countdown style
    stan Level 3 Level 3 (590 points)

    Hi,

    Try re-cycling the AirPort power. Unplug the supply for 10 seconds or so and then re-apply the power.

    If that is not successful, try re-cycling your modem power, and then the AirPort power.

    HTH

  • 6. Re: wifi 'time connected' is negative! countdown style
    James Elliott1 Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)

    It's been happening to me since I upgraded to 10.7 and it hasn't gotten any better. I can't even switch off the time connected. That is if I can get to that menu and deselect the show time connected, the negative time remains.

  • 7. Re: wifi 'time connected' is negative! countdown style
    zit Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Mine was counting down from 15 hours.

    Cycle the power on the Airport and/or your modem.

    Then it counts up from zero.

    Thank you Stan