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Airport keep disconnecting every few minutes

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eiztudn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 19, 2008 8:31 PM
Hi,

I don't know why, but my airport keeps disconnecting every few minutes, although it reconnects after that.
I'm sure there's no problem with my router since other PCs in my home are fine.
It's totally fine when I use my windows in the macbook (via bootcamp).

Anyone has the same problem or anyone knows the solution?

Thanks.
MacBook White, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • jeremymaxwell Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 18, 2008 1:03 PM (in response to eiztudn)
    I have the same problem. Every few minutes, though my airport express shows a steady green, the internet disconnects and can't find it.
    MacMini, Mac OS X (10.4.5), 80 GB Hard Drive, I GB RAM
  • danielpw Calculating status...
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    Feb 18, 2008 9:41 PM (in response to jeremymaxwell)
    This started happening to me in the last few days. It is driving me completely nuts. I can barely read a single page between dropouts. I have to scroll down the list and click my router every time it drops.

    I have found a few "fixes" around but none work after you go on battery power. I have no problem with wireless under Boot Camp or on any other pc in my house.

    My signal dropped out twice while writing this.
    MB 3,1 2ghz 4gb, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • petsik Calculating status...
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    Feb 18, 2008 10:05 PM (in response to eiztudn)
    same thing here i hate it. windows side is fine leopard side is killing me. it happened after the last big download apple sent for leopard
    Macbook 2 gig ram black model, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Timothy B Hewitt Level 4 Level 4 (1,535 points)
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    Feb 20, 2008 10:34 AM (in response to petsik)
    I've got the same problem here.

    My airport signal disappears and if I click on the icon, there are no networks listed (and there are 10 here). Then it will just pop up again.

    I know my network is working, the light is green on my APE and my iPhone is online when this happens.

    I'm glad to hear this is software related and not hardware, but it still stinks.
    G5 1.8 DP | 4 Gb RAM | Black MacBook | 1 Gb RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.10), LP 7.2.3 | RME FF 800 | UAD-1 (3) | Avalon stuff | Neumann Stuff | WBS Stuff
  • xanthines Calculating status...
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    Feb 20, 2008 3:16 PM (in response to eiztudn)
    I have a 1 month old Macbook with Leopard and I have the same issue. I find it very VERY frustrating. If I could return this, I would but I didn't put 2 and 2 together fast enough. Argh!

    I find that frequent restarts help, but the whole I reason I moved from Windows was to avoid constant restarting!
    MacBook C2D, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • sicjoy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 20, 2008 4:57 PM (in response to eiztudn)
    Ditto here! Ditto about the whole windows thing, too.

    Restarts do help me as well, but come on.

    Apple, what's going on!?
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Newbe to Mac, so have lots of ?'s
  • IAmYourPilot Calculating status...
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    Feb 22, 2008 8:30 AM (in response to eiztudn)
    ME TOO!!! It started a week after installing 10.5.2 is apple going to fix this or what?
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • jegdart98 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Feb 22, 2008 9:05 AM (in response to eiztudn)
    How many of you folks got 10.5.2 through Software Update and how many ran the standalone combo updater?

    For all, I would suggest running the 10.5.2 standalone updater again. I've read some reports of that helping some users resolve various issues.

    Good luck, all!
    BlackBook 2.2/4GB/160/Superdrive, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • New Jack Calculating status...
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    Feb 22, 2008 5:55 PM (in response to eiztudn)
    I'm having the same problem, it is really annoying.
    Mac Book, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • bill billybob Level 4 Level 4 (1,035 points)
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    Feb 22, 2008 11:06 PM (in response to New Jack)
    I ran the stand alone install of 10.5.2 and I have no internet wired or wireless from 10.5.2 or my bootable backup of 10.5.1 now.
    Mac Pro (quad) 2.66 6 Gig ram 1900 XT, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Macbook 2.2 4 gig ram
  • olecoke Calculating status...
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    Feb 23, 2008 9:03 AM (in response to eiztudn)
    I've had this issue for about a week and it has made my Macbook nearly impossible to use for anything other than local disk work.
    Last night I tried running the standalone upgrade and it worked beautifully, however, upon booting up this AM I'm back to square one, constantly dropping the connection, ran the standalone update again and back in business with no drops.

    While this is appears to be my temp workaround I don't want to be doing this on a daily basis.

    HELLO APPLE what is the deal ?
    Macbook 2 Ghz / 2 GB Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • lml41981 Calculating status...
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    Feb 23, 2008 2:41 PM (in response to eiztudn)
    Yeah, this has happened to me, too. Apple Care on the phone pushed me off onto the genius bar at the Apple Store. That guy pushed me off and said that it is probably a compatibility issue with my router and that it is just a coincidence that it started happening after the update. I got my computer on January 29 and I'm beginning to regret it.
    MacBook3,1, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • MikeyO Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 24, 2008 1:31 PM (in response to lml41981)
    So I seem to have the same issue since upgrading to 10.5.2. My airport seems to rescan every few minutes causing my internet connection to slow to a crawl for a minute of so before running fine again for a few minutes. Anyone seeing / solved similar?

    Thanks.
    MacBook 2.2Ghz. 2GB Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • donna0928 Calculating status...
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    Feb 24, 2008 9:27 PM (in response to eiztudn)
    I have been experiencing this for almost 2 weeks now. It started when I received the latest update from Apple. I thought I had fixed it at first by putting in the tp4 address into the DNS, but that didn't last. I thought my newly bought Mac was crashing!!!

    My friend who just bought an HP vista laptop is having no problems at all!

    Is Apple going to fix this? It took me 15 minutes just to register for Apple discussion because of consistent connection lost!
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 80 GB
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