Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2012 2:54 PM (in response to askingforhelp)
So what, you think Apple engineers are sitting around thinking, "Hey, we got their money, no need to fix the problem!"
Unfortunately WiFi reconnection problems have been cropping up from time to time for quite a while. There have been numerous updates for Leopard and Snow Leopard where the technical notes states that improvements and fixes for WiFi were included. In fact, I think that was true for 10.7.2
One very important fact to keep in mind is that while WiFi issues are sometimes related to the operating system, in other cases it is the user's environment that is the cause. So if your wifi problems exist no matter where you try to connect there's a good chance it is software. But if your problem exists in one specific location the problem could be with that router, how it is configured, or interference from other devices.
One of the things I really hate is when a customer walks in complaining about WiFi problems (without bringing in their base station) and the computer connects to our network immediately and doesn't drop. Obviously they're having a problem but when I can't replicate it we have two unhappy campers - them and me.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2012 3:30 PM (in response to askingforhelp)
Run Software Update - you will see that there is an update to Lion that may address this problem.
Read about it here: About the OS X Lion v10.7.3 Update
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2012 3:52 PM (in response to dwb)
Look,at the same router I connect my iPad,MacBook pro(snow leopard)iPhone and an android phone,all of them works just fine.Since the 1st day I update to lion the MacBook and bought an iMac I started to have the that problem. The wifi signal is full but safari wont load the page,It's enought to put off/on the airport and I'm back online. So I'm pretty sure it's not the setting of my router,but some bug in lion and yes I expect them to fix it cause this issue is bodering a lot of people.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2012 3:53 PM (in response to John Galt)
Thanks John for the advise,I did already update it,nothing change.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2012 4:05 PM (in response to askingforhelp)
I know you already researched this a lot but have you tried creating a new (temporary) user on your iMac and MacBooks to see if the problem exists with it as well? If the problem goes away while logged in under that temporary account it would rule out a lot of potential causes that can be fixed.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2012 7:32 PM (in response to askingforhelp)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2012 1:00 PM (in response to askingforhelp)
I have been having the same issue ever since putting Lion on. I am just now looking for a solution because I am beyond ****** about my great mac having a crappy wifi connection. If i want a computer that runs like crap i will break this one, get a new one and sell it and buy a PC.. tired of the wifi issue.. and my iphone wont connect via bluetooth either
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2012 2:35 PM (in response to superfly_ind_st)
seems like apple dropped the ball on wifi connectivity this year. both ios5 and lion have issues with wi-fi. Hopefully they will solve it at a later update.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2012 5:32 PM (in response to askingforhelp)
I dont think its an Apple issue , its a Lion issue . I have a tower running panther and its fine , My brand new Macbook Pro running SL is fine as well . It came with Lion , and the non combo update damaged things to the point that I had them put SL on it instead of reinstaling Lion . The differences are HUGE ! Lion cant walk and chew gum at the same time ............productivity ? Forget about it ! ............ if I wanted to see a spinning beachball , I would go to the beach ! ......... quickly save as ? ......Oh ! I forgot Lion is too good for that , you have to go find your files and etc , etc .
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2012 6:11 PM (in response to Tracy Rapier)
I have to agree...since updating to 10.7.3 and the new Airport Extreme firmware my wifi is dropping randomly. Thought it was the firmware so moved back to an earlier firmware (the new airport utility is magic..btw) but the problem persists. Please note, for the multiple blue dot guys who will feel inclined to post a rebuttal using the weary line about wifi issues, please, we don't need company apologists as we're all fan boys here, this is not a site specific issue and has only appeared with the latest updates. Peace WDW
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2012 6:14 PM (in response to Tracy Rapier)
I know right. even the slightest browsing brings on the beachball. I am running decent hardware too i-7 quad 2.2 on 160 gig intel ssd, but lion doesn't seem to care as it runs exactly the same way on 2.4 c2d. Apple is making so much money on mobile computing, they are not paying enough attention to their non-mobile counterparts. the new features of lion are also entirely borrowed from ios.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2012 6:18 PM (in response to thope)
don't have any beach balls but when returning to the Mac, the wifi is often just offline and must be looged back in. Occasionally, when viewing something on the apple tv thingy the signal will drop. WDW
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2012 6:26 PM (in response to dwb)
DWB, I agree that wireless has got to be one of the most illusive strata in the public domain however I TOTALLY disagree that users should not look to Apple for a fix for this completely pervasive issue accross most if not all of their platforms and which has strangled the use community for years (evidence the many posts ans pleas for help from Apple). If one takes a Mac out of the box and plugs it in and the network in the household drops it is clearly the Mac manufacturers issue to solve.