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  • 60. Re: Excessive Airport Scanning after 10.5.2
    alexmr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'll put another me too into the pile here, hoping that Apple will see that this is a major problem. I'm on the road for a few days, and having intermittent wifi is really killing me. I'd like to see a patch.
  • 61. Re: Excessive Airport Scanning after 10.5.2
    hupjack Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    me three...

    I've got got a Macbook: "Model Identifier:MacBook3,1" with the latest apple downloaded 10.5.2 software, and I'm dropping my connection to my at&t uverse 2-wire 3800HGV-B Gateway • Software: 5.29.105.76 all the dang time..
  • 62. Re: Excessive Airport Scanning after 10.5.2
    battleaxer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Having same problem with new MBP. This is ridiculous. Very disappointed to spend over 2k on a brand new computer, only to have my airport constantly scan and kick me off my wireless network every couple minutes. I have an AT&T 2wire Gateway router. Now my web browsers (Safari and Firefox) are becoming unresponsive on certain sites as well and I'm having to force quit them both. WHAT IS GOING ON APPLE!!!!!???????
  • 63. Re: Excessive Airport Scanning after 10.5.2
    dboomer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Does Apple have any official position on the subject?

    Apple ... You are looking really bad here customer relation wise

    Can you please even acknowledge the problem?
  • 64. Re: Excessive Airport Scanning after 10.5.2
    HiramvdG Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    I had this problem with 10.5.1, and so did many other users. I was hoping .2 would bring a fix, but unfortunately, that didn't happen, though the scanning signal drops are less frequent now.
  • 65. Re: Excessive Airport Scanning after 10.5.2
    Frozo Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
    I can confirm this issue is also present in 10.5.1.

    My girlfriends laptop (running 10.5.1) drops out at the same times that my Mac Pro drops out (which runs at 10.5.2)
  • 66. Re: Excessive Airport Scanning after 10.5.2
    Tooda@movienightonline.com Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This issue is a ridiculous nuisance and ought be addressed.
  • 67. Re: Excessive Airport Scanning after 10.5.2
    superflat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Intermittently returning to this thread hoping for a solution............... Apple, hello?
  • 68. Re: Excessive Airport Scanning after 10.5.2
    Richard Dalziel-Sharpe Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    Add another to the list.
    I have a G4 iBook, a MacPro and my wife has an Intel 20" iMac. The MacPro is an office about 60' from the house, with the main Airport and cable modem there. I have two Airport Expresses to extend the network to most of the house. The iBook and the iMac are in the house. I installed Leopard on the iBook and the MacPro and have all of the updates installed on them. The iBook is rarely used on the internet so the constant scanning was not apparent after the move from Tiger. The MacPro is only a couple of feet from the Airport so I do not have any connection problems with it. But my wife is not happy, I have been waiting for WindowShade to become Leopard compliant as she can't live without it, before installing Leopard on her iMac. Yesterday I did the dirty deed and am I in purgatory. At least half of the time she has no web access, iChat works intermittently and sometimes she cannot get Mail at all. All three of the Macs are scanning and dropping out. The iMac, being furthest from an Airport, normally operates at only one or two bars on the menu bar indicator, but now it is all or nothing. The scanning seems to have a pattern, the only thing that I have been able to do is to click on the menu bar and hold the drop down menu open, the scanning stops after about three seconds and does not restart whilst the drop down menu is visible. This is a great way to be productive of course. One hand holding the menu down while the other is whistling dixie or whatever.
  • 69. Re: Excessive Airport Scanning after 10.5.2
    HiramvdG Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    This is also discussed here:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=6789530

    But no fix.
  • 70. Re: Excessive Airport Scanning after 10.5.2
    Roland Cody Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Excessive Airport Scanning every few seconds w/drop-out and degradation of internet connectivity: Same problem with all Apple hardware using saucer shaped Airport Extreme using WPA in G only bridge mode with Linksys as router DSL connection providing the DHCP (stable connection for years). This is not a channel issue because I have experimented with a number of channels - currently on channel 1 which is clear in my neighborhood - next nearest wireless is on channel 6. 3 MacBook Pros in the house on this WDS network with the Airport Extreme and 2 Airport Express units. The 2 MacBook Pros that have been updated to 10.5.2 are exhibiting the problem but the MacBook Pro with 10.4.11 is not having this issue. Also, these connections are via the main Airport Extreme and not the outlying WDS Airport Express units.

    Message was edited by: Roland Cody
  • 71. Re: Excessive Airport Scanning after 10.5.2
    Dazzerukuk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yet another to pile onto the list.

    MacBook always scanning even though its connected to DG834N with the latest firmware. Very annoying!
  • 72. Re: Excessive Airport Scanning after 10.5.2
    Frozo Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
    I've been meaing to comment on the "scanning" issue for a while now... When you all say it keeps scanning, where do you see that, in the Finder menu bar? It will ALWAYS say "scanning" as soon as you click the menu item because when you do, it scans for a list of available access points. After a few seconds it just says "On". Im pretty sure this is 100% normal.

    The real problem is that the connection will drop out constantly. For me, As soon as I see three bars instead of 4, I know its about to happen. Then my entire network goes down, the Airport status bars go down to zero and eventually it reconnects. Occasionally it takes a long time to reconect and I have to manually select my network again.

    To clarify regarding OS version and network frequency, from what I see.. both 10.5.2 AND 10.5.1 are affected (as is the case with my network) and all sorts of Base Stations seem to be affected. Both my Airport Express running 802.11b only and my Airport Extreme UFO is running 802.11g only--other people have issues with 802.11n and all combinations there of.

    Im wondering if more and more people are running into this problem because of some recent wireless products on the market becoming more popular. I can only come to this conclusion because of so many different variables in everyones problem. We have tried "interference robustness", changing EVERY channel, etc. with no luck. Does it seem to happen more duing the day when more people are up using their wireless phones etc? For me, it seems less frequent late night.

    Just some thoughts to consider in all this troubleshooting... Id really like some answers from Apple in any case though.
  • 73. Re: Excessive Airport Scanning after 10.5.2
    dboomer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    "Scanning" seems 5 to 10 times as long on my macbook (1 month old) than my 3 year old iMac before switching to "on".

    I no longer see "internet robustness" when I drop down in the finder bar. Where did it go?

    I don't think it's my wireless router because I have the same problems at wi-fi spots, airports and hotels ... no way to tell just what they are.

    I rarely see the status bars go down. It doesn't seem to be a factor with my setup.

    Macbook seems to have lots of problems and IMac none or very few since my switchover to 10.5.2. I don't recall ANY problems with 10.5.1
  • 74. Re: Excessive Airport Scanning after 10.5.2
    Frozo Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
    So my iPhone just lost connection to my WiFi network... and I went to my Mac Pro and it too lost the connection at the same time along with my girlfriend's MacBook running 10.5.1. (as well as my PS3!). This HAS to be narrowed down to the Airport Base Station. Period. I am convinced it is either bad firmware (which is less likely because there was no recent firmware that coincides with my recent drop outs) or more likely someone nearby has added a new wireless device that is MAJORLY interfering with my networks.

    Im just not convinced that the new Time Capsule will be the answer to my troubles though.. seems too risky a try.
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