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when will wifi issues be fixed in Lion?!!!!

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Ryan1981 Calculating status...
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Aug 21, 2011 3:29 PM

when will wifi issues be fixed in Lion?!!!!

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,560 points)
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    Aug 21, 2011 3:48 PM (in response to Ryan1981)

    Which ones?

    Mine works fine.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,560 points)
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    Aug 21, 2011 3:55 PM (in response to Ryan1981)

    Have you checked your router for a firmware update?

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,560 points)
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    Aug 24, 2011 7:59 PM (in response to Ryan1981)

    Depends on your router. What make/model is it?

  • David Markus Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2012 7:37 PM (in response to Barney-15E)

    I have the same issue, and it is not the router. Router's firmware is up to date, and while my iMac with Lion 10.7.3 drops the connection, I'm still online with my iPad, iPhones and Macbook (10.6.8). So I also would like to know when this will be fixed...

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 8:04 PM (in response to David Markus)

    David Markus wrote:


    I have the same issue, and it is not the router. Router's firmware is up to date, and while my iMac with Lion 10.7.3 drops the connection, I'm still online with my iPad, iPhones and Macbook (10.6.8). So I also would like to know when this will be fixed...

    I suppose it will be fixed if it becomes a big problem. No problems on any of my Macs using Lion with WiFi. No matter where I go I can still get WiFi. Most likely Router and setup problems as suggested by many.


    Good Luck



  • Dawnmac Calculating status...
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    Mar 22, 2012 5:32 AM (in response to Ryan1981)

    I don't think it is a router problem.  I bought a MacBook Pro and a 27" Mac a year and a half ago.  I just upgraded both to Lion last week.  In my office, where I have the 27 inch, I had problems from the beginning of Lion with it trying to connect to the wi-fi on the 27 inch even though it had my network checked.  I tried all the restarting the computer, resetting the router, etc.  and sometimes it would find it.  But then the next time I would start the computer (the 27inch, it wouldn't.)  Yet, my MacBook, also with Lion, has had NO problem connecting through the same router even when my 27" would not connect.


    Yesterday when I was working on my 27 inch with on and off wi-fi, I got a notice of software updates available and one was a Firmware update.  (I had just updated all software before and after the Lion install a few days before)  I updated right before I left for the day, and it immediately could access the internet when I tried to do a new search in Google.   So I'm HOPING the firmware issue on the 27" was the problem. It did not try to update the MacBook software.   I'm out of the office right now and haven't tried it this morning.

  • RealEinstein Calculating status...
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    Mar 31, 2012 10:37 AM (in response to Ryan1981)

    ...also struggling with this for a while. Like others have posted elsewhere and I have now confirmed there is a workaround which saves rebooting the hub


    The lease expires and renewal requires pings sent to the hub

    - to (re)establish wifi connection


    Open Network Utility/Ping Tab

    enter your router's IP address (192.168....)

    send unlimited number of pings (these will be shown in the window) and keep this running


    (alternatively you can also run

    the Terminal application, if you don't know the router Ip for example)

    (copy/paste the command)

    ping `route get default | awk '(/gateway/){print $2}'`


    your pings will then be running



    In network preferences/advanced/(TCP/IP)

    IPv4 tab choose: Using DHCP

    then click on RENEW DHCP lease.


    An IP should then be allocated and your wifi connect fine.


    Not a solution, but a work around.

    More importantly a very clear pointer to the cause of the wifi bug in OS X Lion.

  • Tolanzo Calculating status...
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    May 5, 2012 1:00 PM (in response to petermac87)

    It is illogical that this widespread obvious problem of slow wifi, connection timeouts and chronic dropping of wifi signal on macs using Lion is due to the router. As many others have expressed in hundreds and hundreds of postings on forums such as this, which I'm sure you have read and therefore know, THERE IS A WIDESPREAD PROBLEM and it is NOT due to the user nor the router. My MacBook Pro, using Snow Leopard, using the exact same router I am now using, had a superb wifi connection, however since upgrading to Lion I have experienced problems and as of three days ago since updating Lion to its latest version the problems have magnified immensely, with continual connection timeouts, unable to accept network password, dropping of Internet connection, unable to connect, etc., etc., etc.


    I tried all of the suggested fixes and work arounds except for ones that suggest reinstalling Snow Leeopard driver. None worked for more than a few minutes before it was back to the same problems. I have read numerous suggestions on addressing the router, which I have done, but after none of them worked I realized the suggestions were illogical and grasping for straws because my iPhone currently accesses my network with no problems, as does my iPad, as did my MacBook, ALL USING THE SAME ROUTER.


    I have spent so far at least 30 hours directly addressing this problem. If I knew a high level engineer at Apple I would call them and I guarantee you they would be familiar with this problem, but due to Apple protocol or PR or politics or WHATEVER, this problem is NOT being properly addressed NOR fixed by Apple. I am puzzled why some experienced high level contributors/moderators on this forum continue to say things like, "Gee, well my Mac works fine on Lion." That to me is simply condescending and NOT helpful. neither are the advanced techniques like going into Terminal and dealing with command line language or whatever that is, as I am not a programmer.


    I have been a Mac user since the original Mac came out. It is us loyal Mac fans who helped Mac become the most valuable company in the world. I supported Apple when it was falling apart in the nineties. I expect to be supported properly by honestly addressing technical problems that arise. This problem is NOT being honestly addressed in a timely helpful fashion and if Steve Jobs were alive and aware of this I don't think he would like to see so many of his loyal customers struggling with this issue for so long. The only reason I only recently started experiencing this problem myself is because I only very recently upgraded to Lion, but I can easily see that many others have been putting up with it for a year.


    Common sense and logic dictate that this problem is due to some kind of change that Apple made in it's latest version of its operating system, OS X Lion and if it truly wanted to resolve the problem it could send someone to the location and on the network and on the very computer of a person experiencing this problem. When they bench test this type of situation in their lab or at a Genius bar in an Apple store and can't replicate the problem that is simply a lackadasical approach and a mistreating of its customers.


    How about it, Apple? I'm sure you see this problem as legit. Are you hoping it will go away or not become too widespread while you prepare Mountain Lion for sale?

  • Billjacobson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 29, 2012 2:15 PM (in response to Tolanzo)

    After hours and days of searching for a fix my feel is that we are the "ship then test" guinea pigs for apple.


    Wish we could get a class action group together!


    iMac to verizon mifi disconnect continues ... Dell an MacBook with lion work fine.  I paid 200 for mifi device upgrade, iMac worked fine for a day.  Set mifi router to evdo only, iMac will connect fine for a day or two.


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