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WiFi Issues With MacBook Air

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  • verami Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 12, 2013 6:44 PM (in response to gcrump)

    I just bought my macBook air. arrived in mail today. Same issue with wireless dropping every couple seconds. I connected it (wired) and updated AirPort Utility, restarted and all is working now.

     

    Good Luck

  • dogschool Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 13, 2013 6:19 AM (in response to verami)

    Lucky!. I am still struggling with mine even though I have installed all the patches. Senoir level people are aware ans involved in trying to fix the issue, but I think its looking like a hardware problem rather than something that can be worked around. Lets keep posting and complaining. This post has almost 407,000 views and its being noticed. Apple will make this right if we keep pushing them.

  • Mauricio Xavier Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 13, 2013 8:46 AM (in response to dogschool)

    I had mine serviced, and the AirPort card replaced.

    Working like a charm since them.

    If this is a hardware problem, why not admitting this in first place?!

  • verami Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 13, 2013 8:51 AM (in response to Mauricio Xavier)

    how were you able to get it replaced? in apple store they can never reproduce teh issue since it never drops connection. Only at home when i use it with linksys router does it drop connecting every now so often.

  • robgw Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 19, 2013 3:27 PM (in response to verami)

    I've bought and returned three MBA 2013s. All of them had serious WIFI issues with and without the "patch". Still waiting to see if Apple ever fixes the problem.

     

    Seems to be taking a long time.

  • dogschool Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 20, 2013 3:00 PM (in response to robgw)

    I am ready to return my 3rd and get a chromebook. Nothing anyone can do as of now to resolve the problem. I have been through all levels of support only to be abandoned as there is no fix.

  • verami Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 20, 2013 7:09 PM (in response to dogschool)

    Did any of you try to see if Apple will give away the Airport Wireless? I have Linksys / netgear but my wireless keep dropping still (after upgrades and patches). Now i am stuck using my Air when it randomly decides to work. Atleast with airport wireless it'll work fine at home.. Maybe I'll call them tomorrow and give it a try

  • dogschool Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 20, 2013 8:44 PM (in response to verami)

    yeah...they`ll give it away...for about a hundred bucks...

  • AxHammond Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 21, 2013 12:22 AM (in response to gcrump)

    Another frustrated MBA user.. the Wifi dropping constantly is driving me to drink..

     

    I visited the apple page that suggests there is a fix,  <<http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1672>> and the apple webpage 'could not be found'.. what's going on here?  Like all other frustrated customers, we paid good money for what we hoped would be a top class experience..

  • des325 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 21, 2013 5:41 AM (in response to Mauricio Xavier)

    Mauricio - because they actually have to care first, but they have our $ now, so it appears they no longer need to worry about admitting it.  Plus there are enough zelots for Apple that can and will buy anything from Apple, whether it works or not.

     

    Guess what else - their tech told me that Apple does not read this forum (other than moderators I assume).  I don't know if that is true, but I guess that pretty much sums up their concern for us.

  • dogschool Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 21, 2013 5:09 PM (in response to des325)

    I think someone must be reading the forum or is concerned at a higher level. Can`t say alot now, but I think they are interested in diagnosing the issue at the source of the problem...it has to be repeatable.

    Someone must have finally noticed all the complaining.

  • JPecard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 27, 2013 12:36 PM (in response to gcrump)

    Just an update:  I had to return the first MBA 13" I bought and received a new one.  I downloaded the patch and all seemed well.  For the most part, I have been able to connect and stay connected; however, I am having trouble connecting to places like cafes that require you to 'sign in.'  It allows me to connect to their wifi, but the window does not pop up for me to access the internet.  I am past my window of return, so if anyone has any suggestions as per how to fix or workaround this issue, I'd be greatful! 

  • Rugby9999 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 31, 2013 8:30 AM (in response to geedub12)

    Geedub12's solution worked for me.  Thanks.

     

    Here's his solution:

     

    The solution is in two parts:

    1. In Network Preferences clear the check box for Ask to join new networks. That stops the searching and solves the problem.

     

     

    This discussion page took 15 seconds to load before making the change, now it only took a few seconds.

  • iou94558 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 2, 2013 8:58 AM (in response to Jersey Andrew)

    i just bought a mac air 13" and am havbing trouble with the wiifi connection being very slow at public hotspots (Peetes coffee) but while i am have problems loading pages on my new mac air i pull out my ipad 4 and it loads the pages fine and i can stream cnn tv on the ipad also - i have called apple on this but no help

  • iou94558 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 2, 2013 9:08 AM (in response to gcrump)

    same thing i was using Peetes coffee free wifi and my 2 week ols air was running super slow and wouldnt load pages on any sites but i pulled out my ipad 4 and it performed great even allowing me to stream tv thru my cnn news app

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