Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2011 12:37 PM (in response to AutoNerd)
Funny, but the "MacBook Pro Software Update 1.4" update fixed my high ping problems over wireless to my airport express, no more 250+ ms ping times 1044 packages, but none were over 3 ms. Great... Try it, maybe your gets fixed too. (Strange that update description doesn't say anything about this)
Oops, didnt see the previous posts about this I get over 10mb/sec over the airport, before the update it was 7.5 mb/sec. Im glad that almost everybody is happy now
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2011 3:42 PM (in response to ThExSenatoR)
Same issue here. My MBP is five days old and since I've updated to 10.6.7 my Network signal is rather weak and very often leaving me with no connection at all.
My girlfriend has a late 2009 MBP Unibody and her computer gets strong signal and no problems at all with the internet connection, and we're sitting less than 2 meters from each other.
I don't know what to do, since apparently there's no solution to the problem. Should I take it to an Apple Store? Should I wait for a fix?
As I said, I'm running 10.6.7, my Airport firmware is Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 18.104.22.168.3, as far as I know everything is up to date...
Thing is, I just finished configuring this computer (after my old one got stolen) and I didn' want to go through the entire process again... scheiße.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2011 6:05 PM (in response to Pedro Oliveira)
I have the same problem (I`ve described it several times before in this thread).
I found that when I have weaker signal on MBP2011 than on my MBP2010, the "country code" of WiFi cards (you can find it at the same place where you found firmware version) are not the same on both computers. For example: US code on MBP2010 and some DE code on MBP2011. If I restart the router one or more times and finally get US code on MBP2011, then WiFi signal becomes strong and good same as on MBP2010. The problem is that this country code is changing permanently on MBP2011 by himself, on MBP2010 it is stable. Check and compare your country codes, maybe you have the same behavior of WiFi card.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2011 3:52 AM (in response to [ML])
Yep, now it is the same Country Code on both computers and I'm getting "stronger" signal... although her signal is 100% and mine isn't.
I just hope that Apple releases a new update with a fix for this, because it is not nice to pay more than a thousand euros for a computer that doesn't work as it should...
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2011 4:22 PM (in response to ThExSenatoR)
Ooh man, I´m not happy.
I still have the same problems... even after the updates...
What to do?
As with every one else, I´ve got 3 other macs all connecting to the airport extreme with no problem... just the new macbook pro 2011...
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2011 4:50 PM (in response to LaraJones)
bought 2011 macbook pro, i also have the same frequent wireless connection dropping issue even with the most recent update from Apple. Needless to say, i am not happy after buying macbook pro considering these sell for a premium.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2011 6:37 AM (in response to LaraJones)
Visited apple stores and other retailers. Every MBP 2011 I tested has ping issue; in-consistant and high latency pings to wireless base station in store. Spoke with store reps, none were aware of issue. When does this get press coverage? Anyone aware of any press coverage?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2011 6:42 AM (in response to ariliquin)
Does anyone know if Apple has actually ever acknowledged that this is a known issue? Have "bug reports" been filed? This seems absoulely ridicuolus to me that this is still a problem. Does Apple even read their own forums to get a feel of issues or are they to busy counting their profits? HINT to you APPLE: Your profits will disapear once people loose confidence in your products.
Still waiting to be able to use my $2000 MBP 2011 on my university WiFI. Apparently this is to much to expect.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2011 10:50 AM (in response to ck08)
I am so glad to have found this thread because I thought I was going insane. We have a small office without about 15 folks -- 90% of whom are on late model MacBook pros or MacbookAirs. All of them frequently experience their wireless connection dropping. It still shows a full signal -- but you can't get to any web pages or make any connections. If they cycle the airport on and off or connect to another access point it is fine for a while. Sometimes minutes -- sometimes hours.
We tried changing routers (NetGear to Airport Extreme) -- still same problem. Finally realized that the common denominator was that everyone with the problem had a recently purchased MacBook!
I wish that Apple would acknowledge the problem and tell us when a fix will be out!
In the meantime I have heard this problem does not happen with Cisco access points with a certain chipset. Can anyone confirm having this problem with a business class cisco access point? [Sidenote: Apple uses all Cisco wireless for their corporate wireless so it is possible this problem has not been escalated since it doesn't affect them]
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2011 3:08 PM (in response to techgeek99)
I'm having this problem... my connection keeps dropping all the time... I've tried everything and I don't know what to do... I have a Macbook Pro 13" since 5 days ago...
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2011 6:50 PM (in response to LaraJones)
Is this becoming another "timecapsuledead.org" thing?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2011 1:07 AM (in response to Power.User)
Since last update, I got this problem sorted on my mbp 2011. I use an Airport Express for wireless N connectivity, with no problems. My setting on the airporrt express Country: Luxembourg (altought i live in hungary) and wide channels are ticked in, and N only (5ghz). With this setting I get perfect stable connection. I also use Linksys WAP54G access point with no problems. My encryptions are set to wpa psk on all APs. Pings are stable, and no connection drops. Hope this helps for someone.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2011 4:50 AM (in response to LaraJones)
I have the problem solved (didn't drop connection for 3 days) but only after changing my wireless network settings.
I use dd-wrt on a Linksys WRT160N v3 and changed encription from "WPA2 Personal" to "WPA2 Personal Mixed".
Haven't measured the thoughput, but at least doesn't drop.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2011 7:43 AM (in response to techgeek99)
My university access points are Cisco and I have the problem so not sure that it is necessarily related to brand of access point especially since my last years MBP worked fine with this network as does my iphone.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2011 9:46 AM (in response to ck08)
isn't there an app to reconnect wifi when it detects that no internet connection available?...