Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2010 3:26 AM (in response to deckerer)You need a new Airport card.A collection of clinking, clanking, clattering caliginous junk., Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, PDP11
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2010 10:02 AM (in response to DaddyPaycheck)Even if resetting the power (taking out the battery, holding down power for ~10 seconds) makes the problem go away for a few days? I am sorry I forgot to include that!
I mean, I guess from that it'd seem like hardware...but it seems so bizarrely dependent on software. Sometimes my computer will lock up, like completely freeze with the mouse in place instead of just dropping the connection. In the console, after restart, nothing seemed to go wrong—no bizarre messages, not even some not-quite-right messages.
The associate at the Genius Bar told me that it looks a little like software because I can bring it back to life only by restarting it, but his gut said hardware.
Is there any way I can check for sure (save for sending it in)?MacBook Pro 17" Early 2008, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2010 12:43 PM (in response to deckerer)If nothing else at least try to create a new user account and see if it works when logged in that way.A collection of clinking, clanking, clattering caliginous junk., Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, PDP11
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2010 7:39 AM (in response to DaddyPaycheck)I have the same issue. However, it seems to center on battery power. When plugged in, all is well. When on battery, this happens. I see there is a download fix for early 2008 MBPros. Anything for mid-2006?macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2010 12:49 PM (in response to deckerer)Headline - for me, a new Airport Card did not fix it!
Dude, I've been having this issue for more than a year now. I have Apple Care, so I've had a few things replaced (and hours at the genius bar), trying to fix the problem: RAM, Logic Board, and most recently the AirPort card. Its still giving me fits. Just yesterday, I brought it in to have the hard drive re-imaged as part of the latest round of trouble shooting. The genius wants me to replicate the problem on a fresh image. I got it home last night, and it happened about 1/2 hour after I started it up. Now I am trying to replicate it in another environment (away from my home Airport Extreme network). Have you tried getting it to fail using another wireless network? So far, no failure outside of my home Airport Network (on the fresh image). I'm going to reset the Airport Extreme tonight when I get home.MacBook Pro 15" 2.53GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 12" PowerBook 1.5 GHz, 17" iMac 800 MHz
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2010 12:51 PM (in response to deckerer)I've had the same problem exactly as stated here. Except at this point I'm running the latest 10.6.4 version of OSX. I've searched all the message boards and tried all of these "fixes" and not one of them has worked. So Frustrating!
Give it to me straight: New Airport Card?MacBook Pro 4,1, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2010 7:54 AM (in response to guyeye)I used onyX (Download here: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11582/onyx) and ran permission repair. Even on my newly imaged hard drive, onyX found 50+ broken permissions related to Airport. I repaired the permissions and so far (fingers crossed) no issues. I will run the onyX tools once a week to see if any Airport permissions continue to show up. BTW, when I repaired permissions using disk utility, none of the Airport issues came up -- at least not a list of 50+MacBook Pro 15" 2.53GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 12" PowerBook 1.5 GHz, 17" iMac 800 MHz
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2011 7:57 AM (in response to K_OS)I've been having this problem on and off for 4 months. I tried all the suggestions I could find in different forums, but nothing helps. I just found out, that if I remove the battery completely and plug the power cable in, the airport seems to be working fine !!
Can this be a bad battery thing ?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2011 10:19 AM (in response to deckerer)
Did you ever get this figured out? I'm having the same problem.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2011 2:07 AM (in response to deckerer)
Hey deckerer, did you find a solution? What did you end up doing?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2011 6:38 PM (in response to deckerer)
I'm having the exact same problem. I'll have a wifi connection for about 5-10 minutes, then airport will turn itself off. I'm on a Macbook Pro 4,1. I've read various threads on this problem but there doesn't seem to be a clear answer.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2011 6:19 PM (in response to deckerer)
Yup, what a pain!
In another thread someone said that getting an external wifi usb (not using airport) fixed the problem for $20 from ebay. I hate having something extra stuck in the side (might as well have a PC right?) but apparently this is a problem beyond Apple's ability to address.
I also have an imac on the same network and my roommate hasn't been able to get online here in a LONG time with her PC and she thinks the Imac somehow is at fault. Any possibility of this? It would be interesting if having an Imac was a common denomenator for all of us. Just a stab in the dark.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2012 2:19 PM (in response to deckerer)
I had the same problem. Got a new Airportcard which fixed it. Now just over a year later it is happening again.
This is definately a defect in the product that Apple does not want to take responsibility for.
I am going for the $20 fix this time and getting a external wifi connector.