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10.7.3 no wifi connection after wakeup

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Yves M Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Feb 2, 2012 2:56 AM

Since 10.7.3 update, I have to manually reconnect to my WiFi network at every Wakeup from sleep.

 

It  WILL  try to connect by itself, but it will quit trying after 6-8 seconds.

The WiFi icon in the menu bar will then remain gray until I click on it and manually choose my WiFi network.

 

It  DOES  reconnect automatically upon Restart, though.

 

My WiFi network comes from a third generation Time Capsule, with the most recent updates applied.

 

Had no such problem yesterday in 10.7.2.

 

 

YM

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2), Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3
  • Carlo TD Level 3 Level 3 (550 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 3:22 AM (in response to Yves M)

    Using Airport Utility 6.0 simply reset your router to default settings, then start over. I am sure it is that simple.

  • dhwalt Calculating status...
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    Feb 2, 2012 5:21 AM (in response to Yves M)

    Same problem here but with WiFi from a Netgear DGND3700. Lion has had WiFi issues roughly as follows, on my 2010 iMac:

    10.6.8 Snow Leopard - excellent

    10.7 Lion - poor WiFi

    10.7.1 Lion - poor WiFi

    10.7.2 Lion - fixed WiFi

    10.7.3 Lion - back to no WiFi following wakeup from sleep

     

    On past history this thread could grow as users update to 10.7.3. I am hoping for a fix and it could be that we have to wait for 10.7.4!

     

    Dave

  • Rick Bolton Level 4 Level 4 (1,125 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 6:57 AM (in response to Yves M)

    I also am experiencing the very same issue - although it happens ONLY on our i5 iMac (not on my i7 MBP nor on our i3 iMac).

     

    What to do?

  • Carlo TD Level 3 Level 3 (550 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 7:32 AM (in response to Yves M)

    sure... how did you reset your TC? did you use a hard reset or a soft reset? If the soft reset does not work try the hard reset... dont forget it takes a moment to write the infomation change inside the router. let me know, I am availabe.

  • dhwalt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 7:39 AM (in response to Rick Bolton)

    For Rick,

    Not a fix - a workaround requiring a download of SleepWatcher and dabbling with the Terminal:

     

    Expand your download to the desktop.

    Read the instructions.

    Step by step:

    Open Terminal and for a first time installation.

    sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/sbin /usr/local/share/man/man8

    sudo cp ~/Desktop/sleepwatcher_2.2/sleepwatcher /usr/local/sbin

    sudo cp ~/Desktop/sleepwatcher_2.2/sleepwatcher.8 /usr/local/share/man/man8

     

    echo '#!/bin/sh' >~/.sleep

    echo '/usr/sbin/networksetup -setairportpower en1 off' >>~/.sleep

    chmod +x ~/.sleep

    echo '#!/bin/sh' >~/.wakeup

    echo '/usr/sbin/networksetup -setairportpower en1 off' >>~/.wakeup

    echo '/usr/sbin/networksetup -setairportpower en1 on' >>~/.wakeup

    chmod +x ~/.wakeup

     

    cp ~/Desktop/sleepwatcher_2.2/config/de.bernhard-baehr.sleepwatcher-20compatibilit y-localuser.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents/de.bernhard-baehr.sleepwatcher.plist

     

    Posting may screwup the syntax so be careful and the last cp is all one line with a space between ...plist ~/Library...

     

    Restart your machine to have the LaunchAgent do its thing. Your WiFi should restart after sleep - always.

     

    Dave

  • Rick Bolton Level 4 Level 4 (1,125 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 7:57 AM (in response to Yves M)

    Dave - thanks for your detailed response.  There is developing news about the 10.7.3 "software update" download causing problems beyond this wifi one we are discussing here.

     

    I think I am going to wait a bit before diving into the terminal workaround you outlined.  Every so often Apple simply blows these Airport updates and it takes some time for them to set things right.

  • Rick Bolton Level 4 Level 4 (1,125 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 8:00 AM (in response to Yves M)

    This problem is only impacting one of our Macs as previously mentioned.  So I wonder if the issue is related to 10.7.3 or AU 6.0 or something wonky with the install on our i5 iMac or .........?

  • Rick Bolton Level 4 Level 4 (1,125 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 8:06 AM (in response to Yves M)

    Continuing - OS 10.7.3 will not allow me to trash AU 6.0 (to revert to AU 5.6) - any ideas on how I might be able to trash AU 6.0?

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,600 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 8:27 AM (in response to Rick Bolton)

    No need to trash 6.0. Just add 5.6.

     

    You can have both on your Mac and simply choose the version that you want to use.

  • Rick Bolton Level 4 Level 4 (1,125 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 9:06 AM (in response to Bob Timmons)

    Well - I decided to load the 10.7.3 COMBO over the "software update" to 10.7.3 I did yesterday - problem appears to be resolved - wifi connects from sleep after the combo download :-)

  • Rick Bolton Level 4 Level 4 (1,125 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 9:42 AM (in response to Yves M)

    Problem solved - I let it sleep for a longer period and wifi connects solidly after about 5 seconds !!

  • LPRflyer Calculating status...
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    Feb 2, 2012 9:45 AM (in response to Rick Bolton)

    Well I installed via the software update. Thought all issues fixed but no.

    When my imac wakes from sleep the network box is greyed and says no network. If I tick the remember net work box it connects but if it sleeps the same thing, or if I switch user or open the network box and and click my network it works.

     

    How long has the world and their wife been trying to resolve this problem?

     

    Should i install 10.7.3 again through the combo update?

     

    Come on Apple this is pretty basic stuff, even my PC has never ever had this problem with any version of windows!

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