12 Replies Latest reply: Aug 29, 2010 6:53 PM by satcomer
Jimbo268 Level 1 (0 points)
Have a MacBookPro5,4. Ever the since software update, my Ethernet ADSL connection drops out if there is no trackpad activity. Bringing up the modem router management interface (a Speedstream) on the browser seems to renew the connection, or it might just be the time lag. It's not my modem or my ISP, it's definitely the update that's caused the change. The continual dropouts are driving me absolutely batty. Anyone else experiencing this, or know of a solution?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1), No
  • Jimbo268 Level 1 (0 points)
    Anyone?
  • Jimbo268 Level 1 (0 points)
    OK, I've established that bringing up the modem on the browser doesn't make any difference. The connection re-establishes, but only after about a minute or two.
    So I just have to keep clicking a browser window until it does. What makes the dropouts bad is that it only needs a minute of non-mouse activity for them to occur. I hate this wretched update!
  • LCee Level 1 (65 points)
    I just wanted to let you know everything is going well so it isn't 10.6.4. Actually this is a very solid update. Something is wrong with your system and might need a smc reset. Only thing that is wrong with my system is the dreaded same ol' where the heck is the auto detect PCs in the finder thingy.
  • dub_47 Level 1 (0 points)
    Actually, I am having dropout issues as well since the update. I have a Macbook as well as an iMac and am experiencing the internet breaks on both computers but had no trouble before the update. Sometimes one will work, but the other will not, and then they switch. I doubt both of my computers started to suddenly have the same problem coincidentally right after the update.
  • Marsdy Level 1 (0 points)
    Problems here too.

    Installed 10.6.4 on my MacBook Pro. Now it won't connect to my Mac Pro (10.6.3) or talk to the shared printer connected to the Mac Pro. I haven't changed any settings. Zapped PRAM and repaired permissions.

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  • kniget Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having some problems too. I have a MacBook that connects to an iMac (both on Snow Leopard) to reach a USB drive on the iMac. While I can't say I know specifically when the problem began, every connection attempt to the iMac fails. It asks for a credential and then fails.

    I also have an eMac and while it connects to that as Guest automatically, it won't even let me try to connect as a registered user.
  • jorjun Level 1 (0 points)
    Macbook pro and mini with the update can no longer connect to the airport. Airport admin fails to scan. My Linux machine continued to connect as before, and so does this phone. Will try a time machine restore next. Weirdly there was no immediate problem. Connection failure started next day.
  • Jimbo268 Level 1 (0 points)
    jorjun wrote:
    I just wanted to let you know everything is going well so it isn't 10.6.4.


    LOL! Thanks luv for the very Titanic steward reassurance.

    Unfortunately, the dropouts are still occurring, and it's not my ISP or modem. When I disconnect the modem cable from the Macbook Pro and reconnect, it also takes a full minute to re-establish connectivity, whereas before I applied the update, it was instant.

    Either the update has reset something, or it has a bug. I continue to welcome anyone's suggestions.
  • jorjun Level 1 (0 points)
    Sure it is not your airport or other router needing a refresh. That's how I solved my issue. Airport reset, then restore. I explained the steps I took elsewhere in this forum.
  • RussPennell Level 1 (0 points)
    Having similar problems in Oz. "Connection failed" message trying to reach a) another Mac (iMac 27 10.6.4); b) WDTVLive NAS from the finder. I can get there by smb://, and WDTVLive still works OK as NAS, just cant mount it from the Finder. Problem arose after updating to iTunes 9.2, OSX 10.6.4 and Safari 5, so can't say which one caused it.
  • Peter79 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the same problem, although it tends to happen mostly when waking my computer up from sleep.... it then fails to reconnect to the router.
  • satcomer Level 4 (1,110 points)
    Peter79 wrote:
    I am having the same problem, although it tends to happen mostly when waking my computer up from sleep.... it then fails to reconnect to the router.


    Try to Reset Your Pram to see if that helps.