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  • krystian10 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Here is how I fixed my problem. Went to Frys and purchased a Wireless USB Network adaptor and that worked like a charm. I was so sick of trying every fix on the internet. I also called apple support and got the same canned response .(Check your router/wireless security/ maybe its your ISP) and so on. Then after they finished i asked them why the USB adaptor works and Airport keeps dropping connections. If it was the router or ISP the same problem should appear on the USB adaptor as it does on the Airport. The response I got was an appointment to have my Airport Card checked out. I can bet that once I take my Mac in they will not find any issues with the card or they might just replace it, but until someone from Apple recognizes this as a problem nothing will solve the issue until new OS update comes out.



    I'm just glad I was able to find a wireless USB adaptor that works with a Mac. Sure its a bit on the ugly side but it works great.
  • ctmurray Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    krystian10 wrote:
    Here is how I fixed my problem. Went to Frys and purchased a Wireless USB Network adaptor and that worked like a charm. I was so sick of trying every fix on the internet. I also called apple support and got the same canned response .(Check your router/wireless security/ maybe its your ISP) and so on. Then after they finished i asked them why the USB adaptor works and Airport keeps dropping connections. If it was the router or ISP the same problem should appear on the USB adaptor as it does on the Airport. The response I got was an appointment to have my Airport Card checked out. I can bet that once I take my Mac in they will not find any issues with the card or they might just replace it, but until someone from Apple recognizes this as a problem nothing will solve the issue until new OS update comes out.



    I'm just glad I was able to find a wireless USB adaptor that works with a Mac. Sure its a bit on the ugly side but it works great.

    So WiFi adapters do fail, and no software change can fix this. I had one fail once and also got an external adapter.

    But several of us have posted solutions to those upgrading OS versions that have problems. Did you try these? I can repost my list. Many people have fixed with simple plist deletions, permission repairs and looking at your network settings.

    A few have gone back to earlier versions if a version change was your kick off event.
  • krystian10 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes I have did everything possible aside from going back to 10.6.4/ reimaging the HD. I must have spent a week or so trying every fix that was posted to no avail. My initial thought was that my router was going bad and since it was time for a new one I went out and purchased one but that did not resolve the problem. A



    Checked and rechecked firmware/ security settings

    Deleted the wireless card in safe mode along with all associated passwords.

    Ran utilities

    Deleted logs and other associated files

    Tried different channels and frequencies

    And many many other things.



    Since my Macbook is still under apple care I'm going to take it in as advised by Apple Support to have my WIFI card tested. I'll keep everyone once the card is tested and maybe replaced. I just have a feeling that even a new card will continue to have the same issue until a OS fix is provided.
  • adbs1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'll join in, I have a MacBook Pro 15" purchase around Aug 2010. A month ago my wireless started acting up at some point after I'd upgraded to 10.6.5, not saying it's related. I've tried everything, had Apple support on the phone, deleted systemConfiguration, pram'ing, downgrading to 10.6.3, and finally taking it in to one of there support centres who have had it for the last week. They booted up from an external hard drive and couldn't reproduce the problem after two days of trying, very odd. Their advice is it's a software issue and I should clear the hard drive and reinstall from fresh. So I've spent the last 2 hours doing just that, alas within 15 minutes the Airport has dropped out again, I'm unable to turn in on.

    I checked the logs for the Airport and the first mention of it is as follows:

    22/12/2010 19:18:41 kernel AirPort_Brcm43224: Ethernet address 60:33:4b:03:46:9f
    22/12/2010 19:18:42 kernel AirPort: Link Down on en1. Reason 8 (Disassociated because station leaving).
    22/12/2010 19:35:50 airportd[271] Apple80211Associate() failed -3905 (Timeout)
    22/12/2010 19:35:50 Apple80211 framework[212] airportd MIG failed (Associate Event) = -3905 (Timeout) (port = 32027)
    22/12/2010 19:36:27 airportd[271] Apple80211Associate() failed -3905 (Timeout)
    22/12/2010 19:36:27 Apple80211 framework[212] airportd MIG failed (Associate Event) = -3905 (Timeout) (port = 32027)
    22/12/2010 19:36:40 airportd[271] Apple80211Associate() failed -3905 (Timeout)
    22/12/2010 19:36:40 Apple80211 framework[212] airportd MIG failed (Associate Event) = -3905 (Timeout) (port = 32027)
    22/12/2010 19:41:45 SoftwareUpdateCheck[216] Downloading "AirPort Utility"

    Not enjoying the Apple experience myself.
  • mandyl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Just thought I'd add my 27" imac i5 to this growing list. (running SL)
    Constant Wi-Fi drop-outs and outbound syn and udp floods in my security log since I purchased it.
    Strangely enough, I am such an Apple die-hard, it never occurred to me that these problems were/are caused by my lovely Macs! So I have been giving my ISP and the router manufacturer heartache but NOT Apple! Just a tiny snapshot of my security log:

    12/24/2010 06:41:26 sending ACK to 10.1.1.5
    12/24/2010 06:41:25 sending OFFER to 10.1.1.5
    12/24/2010 05:11:40 Wireless 7C:6D:62:75:75:B5 released
    12/24/2010 05:00:33 sending ACK to 10.1.1.5
    12/24/2010 05:00:08 NTP Date/Time updated.
    12/24/2010 04:53:11 Wireless 00:17:F2:E7:C5:C1 released
    12/24/2010 04:52:38 sending ACK to 10.1.1.2
    12/24/2010 04:42:24 10.1.1.3 login success
    12/24/2010 03:06:31 Wireless 7C:6D:62:75:75:B5 released
    12/24/2010 03:00:24 sending ACK to 10.1.1.5

    I think Apple should take ownership of this : other posters on this forum have noted that there is one common denominator : Snow Leopard.

    I have to concur. Hope someone from Apple is listening.
    My other computers are all running fine on the wi-fi network, the Macs running 10.5.8

    Thanks for the forum.
  • RaVeN{base} Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)
    I'll go ahead and add my SL machines to this as well.

    The original problem, I've had for the last 10 months or so is from a i7 27" imac.
    This problem is not using wifi, I use this machine at work and it is connected via ethernet.
    Snow Leopard was factory installed on this, we received it in January 2010 and have noticed issues since march or so.
    More importantly I have a 2007 Mac Pro 8 core 3.0 that I upgraded to SL in the last few weeks
    This machine was at 10.5.8, is now at 10.6.5 and has the same issues as the imac since being installed.
    One web page I can always count on to show our IT guys the failure is espn.com
    If I go there and click around a bit it will surely drop the internet. However I still have Network connections and can transfer files back and forth across the local network.

    We have tried many of the suggested band aids here, unsuccessfully.
  • William Kucharski Level 6 Level 6 (14,890 points)
    Anyone believing SYN/UDP "floods" are real with Snow Leopard needs to read the explanation here:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2401315
  • maurizm Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Any news after Apple care?

    I see less and less posts. Is this due to new machines not having the problem, everybody having solved it (how, please?) or sheer just exhaustion?

    I for one still see the problem in my son's macbook, while my daughter's new Pro doesn't.

    My son works with an external Belkin USB key, the internal card still drops connections happily.
  • ctmurray Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    maurizm wrote:
    Any news after Apple care?

    I see less and less posts. Is this due to new machines not having the problem, everybody having solved it (how, please?) or sheer just exhaustion?

    I for one still see the problem in my son's macbook, while my daughter's new Pro doesn't.

    My son works with an external Belkin USB key, the internal card still drops connections happily.

    Could be your son's mac actually has a broken Airport card. My daughter has been tough on her macs over time and we have had to several repairs over the years.
  • maurizm Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    And it happens exactly the day SL is installed? Naaaaaah

    It was also recently repaired for the broken shell and the Seagate replacement, I mentioned this and they did not find anything wrong with the card.

    It must be SL because it happened then, and many people have the same problem mainly when SL is installed.

    BTW, is there a diagnostic SW for WiFI cards to make sure about this without having to tear apart the machine?
  • Spydermann Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Alancito.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the Apple feedback address. I have been trying since mid-December to find a way to e-mail Apple. I've even noted on this forum about lack of e-mail contact (actually being able to document an issue). Even now knowing the address exists, I still found it very difficult to find the site by scanning it or via Apple's main address. It wasn't obvious. It's like Apple don't want problems logged. Once again, thanks. Won't hold my breath for a response though. Just happy to vent my anger.
  • RFlipsen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Dit was voor mij de enige methode dat het gewenste effect gaf...GEEN DROPS MEER!


    Here some brief instructions

    you may have to add/edit your sysctl settings:
    $ sudo touch /etc/sysctl.conf
    $ nano /etc/sysctl.conf
    Copy the settings into the file and save changes (just press CRTL+X and confirm with Y)

    kern.ipc.somaxconn=512
    net.inet.tcp.mssdflt=1460
    net.inet.tcp.sendspace=98304
    net.inet.tcp.recvspace=98304
    kern.ipc.maxsockbuf=1048576
    net.inet.udp.maxdgram=57344
    net.inet.udp.recvspace=42080
    net.local.stream.sendspace=98304
    net.local.stream.recvspace=98304

    net.inet.tcp.delayed_ack=0
    net.inet.tcp.rfc1323=1
    net.inet.tcp.rfc1644=1
    net.inet.tcp.newreno=1

    You have to reboot to make the changes affetive

    bron:http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t191076.html

    wifi, drops, osx, snow, airport, upgrade

    Message was edited by: RFlipsen
  • ilovepoodles1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a Mac Book Pro that I've had for about a year. I have SL on it. I have Cox Cable, and was on a Linksys Router(one of the best they make) and my signal is dropping every 12 seconds. I can't watch even a you tube video without it dropping. My husband has a MacBook but it is several years older than mine, his was dropping the signal, but not near as often as mine. I purchased a Netgear router, and his has stopped, but he is NOT using SL. I called the tech people from Cox, and they can't find anything wrong with my cable network or Motorola Surfboard. They don't support the NetGear, but the service center for NetGear, seemed very knowledgeable about the necessary set up. It also seems like my Ipad and my Iphone do the same thing. Does it have something to do with syncing them to this computer? HELP!! I can see the airport searching ever 12 seconds.
  • lucaseverini Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi everybody,

    This solution solved the problem on my MacBookPro QuadCore just purchased.
    However Apple should officially intervene on this matter.
  • r-j-y.com Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Just thought I'd join the queue.

    I have a brand new 17" MBP (2011) and with my house's cheap ADSL router (Edimax b/g/n) it drops its connection every 90s or so, frustrating. The connection works fine in Bootcamp (Win 7 Ult. N), I tried a lot of different things to get a stable connection in 10.6 (OS settings, every router setting known to man etc.) and failed, wasting many hours.

    I've set a spare router (with DD-WRT) as a repeater and am now connecting to that fine, the problem really does appear to be related to the type of router (chipset perhaps?).

    Please fix this problem Apple... my iPad, iPhone and three other laptops hold a good connection to my router.

    Thanks, Rob.
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