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Airport Extreme (802.11n) - Connection drops (no auto-reset)

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Nov 6, 2007 6:57 AM
I have seen a few questions here about the Airport Extreme doing auto-restarts, but mine is just dropping off. It varies between only hours after the last reset to 1-2 days, but each time the Airport stops passing all traffic. I have the status light set to show traffic, and sometimes it's just a solid green and others it's actually off (no light). In either case the Airport stops passing traffic and I am not able to see it with the Airport utility. If I unplug it and plug it back in it works again. Any one else have this problem?
PowerMac G5, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • jusfonzin Calculating status...
    I'm having the same problem. My connection just drops and the network is no longer visible in my airport window. The only way to get it working again is by turning it off and on again.
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Albert Cofrin Calculating status...
    having the same problem with Airport showing a good solid signal then when traffic is in progress the connection will drop and I have to turn off and on the airport to re-establish connection. Very frustrating.
    PowerMAC G5 Dual w/Leopard using external antenna
    Powermac G5 Dual with external ant., Mac OS X (10.5)
  • patroy Calculating status...
    I just purchased the Airport Extreme 802.11n on Friday and it crashed Sunday night and has not been able to give a connection for longer than 10hrs since. I don't know if this is just a defective unit or if I should have listened to everyone when they told me Apple does not know how to make a solid router.
    Has anyone been able to get this router to function with any kind of load for extended periods (as in a couple months w/o having to restart it)?
    2 - Macbooks 1 - iMac (all 2007 models), Mac OS X (10.4.10), One linux samba file server.
  • Ryan Pizzutillo Calculating status...
    I have the same problem. Airport will drop all traffic. The light will stay green and act like its working properly. A quick unplug sets it straight. This can happen once in a month or 2-3 times a day. It is very annoying.
    Power Mac G4 1.0ghz (AGP Graphics), Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Jason Jenkins Calculating status...
    This just started happening to me too TODAY. Never had a single problem with it until I installed Leopard. Thought that might be it, but I see some are having the same issue with Tiger.

    HELP!
    MacBook Pro C2D, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Jason Jenkins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This just started happening to me too TODAY. Never had a single problem with it until I installed Leopard. Thought that might be it, but I see some are having the same issue with Tiger.

    HELP!
    MacBook Pro C2D, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • robmacs Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    Airport Extreme 802.11n gig drops network connection. light goes to yellow and then back to green. this problem start like a month ago. Anyone else had the problem?
    MBP CD2, MB CD2, G5 1.8Ghz, Mmini 1.8Ghz,iBook G4,Xserver, iPhone, iTouch, Mac OS X (10.5), Mac Cert's Desktop, Laptop, Train in FCP
  • BrockA Calculating status...
    Mine doesnt change color, but it drops after approx 30 seconds of use and wont come back.
    Black Macbook, White Macbook, Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • patroy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ok so I've just recently decided to play the is it the router or is it one of the computers...
    After diconnecting my samba server (pc running Ubuntu lastest ver. all updates installed) I've been able to watch DIVX files on all of my computers streaming from one to another simultaneously.
    Though it did start it did lag abit after a while but that was when I started Azureus...
    So maybe, just maybe it's the servers fault.
    So apple it looks like you have not failed me after all.
    2 - Macbooks 1 - iMac (all 2007 models), Mac OS X (10.4.10), One linux samba file server.
  • Jason Jenkins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Followed what Apple told you to no avail. However, I decided to be brave and just up and nuked my Mac completely. Low and behold, doing an "erase and install" option on Leopard and I am 100% operational. Something weird having to do with the upgrade option perhaps???
    MBP 15" C2D, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • JxPx Calculating status...
    I'm having the same problem. My airport disconects from time to time, going to orange light and getting back to green after a while for no reason.

    The problem seems to started after I installed Leopard on my machine but as other had the same problem months ago, I don't know what seems to cause that.

    I hope Apple releases some kind of fix soon.
    Mac Mini - Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
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