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  • illini234 Calculating status...
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    Mar 12, 2012 7:47 AM (in response to Ethanace)

    This is kind of rediculous the size of this thread.  

     

    I too am having problems with my wifi connection dropping out and webpages not loading completely or correctly. I have a 2010 mac book running OSX Lion.  I started having this problem when I switched from Comcast internet to ATT.  I also have a Dell and the internet works fine on either internet provider.

  • Carlo TD Level 3 Level 3 (550 points)
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    Mar 12, 2012 10:10 AM (in response to illini234)

    by any chance do you get disconnected when some one picks up a cordless phone or is on a cordless phone around your home.

  • illini234 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 12, 2012 12:21 PM (in response to Carlo TD)

    No.  I don't have phone service just internet. 

     

    When a page doesn't load correctly I can turn the wifi off and on and the page will load correctly, but the connection drops out again in a few minutes. 

  • bb007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 14, 2012 7:06 AM (in response to Ethanace)

    Hi,

    i got an iMac (my first mac) in august and constantly have problems with WiFi. Its drops out so i close safari turn Wifi off then on then it works for 5/10 mins some days only 53 seconds (i timed it)

     

    im not too sure about Macs but i know its just the Mac and my iPhone and iPad have great wifi connectivity and its bugging me that i cant use my mac as much cause it never works!!!

     

    can anyone help me as this thred just confuses me!!!

     

    thanks!!

  • mumyakmaz Calculating status...
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    Mar 15, 2012 4:31 PM (in response to Ethanace)

    Wifi keeps drop constantly and I have to turn off and on again and again and again.

    I tried everything and was hoping an update would solve the problem.No chance even last Wifi update did not make any difference.This is just pathetic.

    This is the most advanced piece of **** !

  • afroman7600 Calculating status...
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    Mar 19, 2012 12:56 AM (in response to Ethanace)

    I have a late 2009 iMac i7 on an AirPort Extreme network, and my connection will drop every 30 seconds or so for a few minutes at a time, at random times throughout the day.  No other devices do this.  Sat through firmware update, software update, with no fix.  Makes it seem like the only fix will be with Mountain Lion, which I feel like I shouldnt buy, as I have been dealing with this issue ever since I bought the last OS!

  • Carlo TD Level 3 Level 3 (550 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 1:32 AM (in response to afroman7600)

    well I own the same computer and I have no problem, so therefore it is a setting on your computer...just to be sure you have the same computer go into your system information app located in the utility folder and choose wifi and copy and paste it here.

  • chjanson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 5:56 AM (in response to Carlo TD)

    Carlo

    Ad you comments, I must I admit I have a bit of trouble grasping how they are helpful

     

    C

  • Carlo TD Level 3 Level 3 (550 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:37 AM (in response to chjanson)

    well that report shows some interestng things... you could copy and paste yours also.

  • afroman7600 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:55 AM (in response to Carlo TD)

      Software Versions:

      CoreWLAN:          2.1.2 (212.1)

      CoreWLANKit:          1.0.2 (102.2)

      Menu Extra:          7.0.2 (702.1)

      configd plug-in:          7.1.2 (712.1)

      System Profiler:          7.0 (700.3)

      IO80211 Family:          4.1.2 (412.2)

      WiFi Diagnostics:          1.0.1 (101.1)

      AirPort Utility:          6.0 (600.92)

      Interfaces:

    en1:

      Card Type:          AirPort Extreme  (0x168C, 0x8F)

      Firmware Version:          Atheros 9280: 4.0.61.5-P2P

      MAC Address:          d8:30:62:51:85:7b

      Locale:          FCC

      Country Code:          US

      Supported Channels:          1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165

      Wake On Wireless:          Supported

      AirDrop:          Supported

      Status:          Not Associated

      Local Wi-Fi Networks:

    2WIRE915:

      PHY Mode:          802.11g

      BSSID:          34:ef:44:20:93:29

      Channel:          11

      Country Code:          US

      Network Type:          Infrastructure

      Security:          WPA2 Personal

      Signal / Noise:          -82 dBm / -96 dBm

    Averybaby:

      PHY Mode:          802.11g

      BSSID:          00:14:d1:45:65:04

      Channel:          6

      Network Type:          Infrastructure

      Security:          WEP

      Signal / Noise:          -86 dBm / -96 dBm

    BitchTits:

      PHY Mode:          802.11n

      BSSID:          00:22:75:74:ce:1b

      Channel:          1

      Country Code:          US

      Network Type:          Infrastructure

      Security:          WPA2 Personal

      Signal / Noise:          -84 dBm / -96 dBm

    Gisewhite:

      PHY Mode:          802.11n

      BSSID:          c4:3d:c7:4b:5c:70

      Channel:          11

      Network Type:          Infrastructure

      Security:          WPA2 Personal

      Signal / Noise:          -81 dBm / -96 dBm

    Katie:

      PHY Mode:          802.11g

      BSSID:          00:1a:70:dc:36:ef

      Channel:          6

      Network Type:          Infrastructure

      Security:          WEP

      Signal / Noise:          -81 dBm / -96 dBm

    VIFF Network:

      PHY Mode:          802.11n

      BSSID:          00:1f:f3:c1:92:8f

      Channel:          1

      Country Code:          US

      Network Type:          Infrastructure

      Security:          WPA2 Personal

      Signal / Noise:          -56 dBm / -96 dBm

    marine82:

      PHY Mode:          802.11n

      BSSID:          00:18:e7:e5:80:c8

      Channel:          8

      Network Type:          Infrastructure

      Security:          WPA2 Personal

      Signal / Noise:          -83 dBm / -96 dBm

  • afroman7600 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:56 AM (in response to afroman7600)

    I use VIFF Network...dunno how this is going to help tho

  • Carlo TD Level 3 Level 3 (550 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 7:53 AM (in response to afroman7600)

    afroman7600 wrote:

     

      Software Versions:

      CoreWLAN:          2.1.2 (212.1)

      CoreWLANKit:          1.0.2 (102.2)

      Menu Extra:          7.0.2 (702.1)

      configd plug-in:          7.1.2 (712.1)

      System Profiler:          7.0 (700.3)

      IO80211 Family:          4.1.2 (412.2)

      WiFi Diagnostics:          1.0.1 (101.1)

      AirPort Utility:          6.0 (600.92)

      Interfaces:

    en1:

      Card Type:          AirPort Extreme  (0x168C, 0x8F)

      Firmware Version:          Atheros 9280: 4.0.61.5-P2P

      MAC Address:          d8:30:62:51:85:7b

      Locale:          FCC

      Country Code:          US

      Supported Channels:          1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165

      Wake On Wireless:          Supported

      AirDrop:          Supported

      Status:          Not Associated

      Local Wi-Fi Networks:

    2WIRE915:

      PHY Mode:          802.11g

      BSSID:          34:ef:44:20:93:29

      Channel:          11

      Country Code:          US

      Network Type:          Infrastructure

      Security:          WPA2 Personal

      Signal / Noise:          -82 dBm / -96 dBm

    Averybaby:

      PHY Mode:          802.11g

      BSSID:          00:14:d1:45:65:04

      Channel:          6

      Network Type:          Infrastructure

      Security:          WEP

      Signal / Noise:          -86 dBm / -96 dBm

    BitchTits:

      PHY Mode:          802.11n

      BSSID:          00:22:75:74:ce:1b

      Channel:          1

      Country Code:          US

      Network Type:          Infrastructure

      Security:          WPA2 Personal

      Signal / Noise:          -84 dBm / -96 dBm

    Gisewhite:

      PHY Mode:          802.11n

      BSSID:          c4:3d:c7:4b:5c:70

      Channel:          11

      Network Type:          Infrastructure

      Security:          WPA2 Personal

      Signal / Noise:          -81 dBm / -96 dBm

    Katie:

      PHY Mode:          802.11g

      BSSID:          00:1a:70:dc:36:ef

      Channel:          6

      Network Type:          Infrastructure

      Security:          WEP

      Signal / Noise:          -81 dBm / -96 dBm

    VIFF Network:

      PHY Mode:          802.11n

      BSSID:          00:1f:f3:c1:92:8f

      Channel:          1

      Country Code:          US

      Network Type:          Infrastructure

      Security:          WPA2 Personal

      Signal / Noise:          -56 dBm / -96 dBm

    marine82:

      PHY Mode:          802.11n

      BSSID:          00:18:e7:e5:80:c8

      Channel:          8

      Network Type:          Infrastructure

      Security:          WPA2 Personal

      Signal / Noise:          -83 dBm / -96 dBm

    I am thinking it is (not your computer per say) but rather how you have everthing set up. You have multiple local wifi networks being created at your home/ office and you have some sharing channel 1, and some using wpa, wep, and then you have some using N and some using G. And I am not sure, you said you were using an Airport Extreme? Are you using your Airport Extreme to connect to another network (such as 2WIRE915) - I am not clear on your setup. And I have the same Atheros wifi chip as you so good chances it is not the chip, and I have Lion, so chances are its not that either. This is what mine looks like. I have one network, but I have two routers - the primary router is a time capsule, the secondary router is an Airport Extreme which extends the primary network. You can also see my transmit rates are pretty good. 

     

    This is mine for my imac... ( I have no problems).

      Software Versions:

      CoreWLAN:          2.1.2 (212.1)

      CoreWLANKit:          1.0.2 (102.2)

      Menu Extra:          7.0.2 (702.1)

      configd plug-in:          7.1.2 (712.1)

      System Profiler:          7.0 (700.3)

      IO80211 Family:          4.1.2 (412.2)

      WiFi Diagnostics:          1.0.1 (101.1)

      AirPort Utility:          6.0 (600.92)

      Interfaces:

    en1:

      Card Type:          AirPort Extreme  (0x168C, 0x8F)

      Firmware Version:          Atheros 9280: 4.0.61.5-P2P

      MAC Address:          7c:6d:62:78:b4:cc

      Locale:          FCC

      Country Code:          US

      Supported Channels:          1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165

      Wake On Wireless:          Supported

      AirDrop:          Supported

      Status:          Connected

      Current Network Information:

    Home Network:

      PHY Mode:          802.11n

      BSSID:          00:1f:5b:87:a9:99

      Channel:          149,1

      Country Code:          US

      Network Type:          Infrastructure

      Security:          WPA2 Personal

      Signal / Noise:          -42 dBm / -96 dBm

      Transmit Rate:          300

      Other Local Wi-Fi Networks:

    Home Network:

      PHY Mode:          802.11n

      BSSID:          00:19:e3:fa:a5:f3

      Channel:          149,+1

      Country Code:          US

      Network Type:          Infrastructure

      Security:          WPA2 Personal

      Signal / Noise:          -53 dBm / -96 dBm

  • AbraBaby Calculating status...
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    Mar 19, 2012 7:57 AM (in response to bb007)

    Dear bb007,

     

    So sorry you are having this issue, join the club.  To my knowledge, there is no universal fix.  If you page through the thread, you may find some temporary ones, but basically, Lion and wifi are NOT FRIENDS.  It's a shame.  Many have downgraded to the previous version of the OS because of this issue.  If you have a new computer that came with Lion pre-installed, that probably isn't an option for you, I'm sorry.  DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A NEW FIX THAT I'M UNAWARE OF?  (I've tried a dozen from this thread - thanks for trying to help, everyone.)

     

    Please just ignore Carlos' sniping remarks on this thread, which make you feel as if YOU are the problem.  You are not.  This is a ridiculous glitch with Lion which for months and months has gone UNADDRESSED by Apple. Shame on you, Apple, for not paying attention to this issue, and for the robot-like mentality you apparently instruct your AppleCare "customer service reps" to exhibit.  Especially Carlos (who is either an Apple rep or has drunk some serious Apple KoolAid), who continues to post unhelpful comments and suggestions here, such as "it's your wireless phone," or "I have the same computer, so it must be your settings."

     

    LION IS CAUSING THIS ISSUE, and it has not been resolved or addressed by Apple for many months.  It is a shame that many longtime loyal Apple customers such as myself are being ignored on this issue and made to feel as if we are the problem.  It is losing Apple customers, and frankly, I've advised friends NOT to upgrade to Lion or purchase it with an Apple product until this issue is resolved.  For people who rely on wifi daily, it is more than an inconvenience, it is a dealbreaker.

     

    We expect more from Apple.  And, Carlos, please, if you can't say something actually helpful, please just stop?  Newbies to this thread don't need to be sent on a wild goose chase.  Unless you have an actual FIX, please stop.

     

    Thank you.

  • AbraBaby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 7:58 AM (in response to AbraBaby)

    Sorry, I meant Carlo TD, not Carlos.  Apologies to anyone named Carlos actually trying to help.

  • Carlo TD Level 3 Level 3 (550 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 8:00 AM (in response to AbraBaby)

    What do you consider sniping?

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