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new macbook pro 2011 weak and dropping wireless connection

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  • mfwells Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    NO mention here about 10.6.8 addressing any airport issues.

     

         http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4561

     

    Doesn't mean it isn't in there. If it is, Apple didn't think it was important enough to mention.

     

    I will download the update this evening (hardwire ethernet to my router, NOT WiFi) and give it a try. After all this time and so many theories and NO fix or communication from Apple, I have my doubts.

     

    Chins up, positive attitude!

  • Schwa72 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    mfwells wrote:

     

    NO mention here about 10.6.8 addressing any airport issues.

     

         http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4561

     

    Doesn't mean it isn't in there. If it is, Apple didn't think it was important enough to mention.

     

    I will download the update this evening (hardwire ethernet to my router, NOT WiFi) and give it a try. After all this time and so many theories and NO fix or communication from Apple, I have my doubts.

     

    Chins up, positive attitude!

    It's not in there.  I've been running this build for over a week and my MBP still has the issues.    I guess we'll be waiting to see what, if anything, Lion brings.

  • [ML] Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    MilesR wrote:

     

    It actually seems worse for me after the 10.6.8 update.

     

    When I got my new router (dual band) my original wireless issues seemed to disappear and I was connecting at 216Mbps on the 5Ghz band with no dropouts.

    Just did the update and now getting only 54Mbps (when it's supposed to be Wireless-N)...not happy about it.

     

    EDIT: just discovered that my Samsung TV's wireless was causing some interference.

    Switched that off and now back to 216 / 243Mbps (even 300Mbps just now).

    Switch it on and the noise goes up and I'm down to 54/81/108Mbps. Very interesting.

    The same problem after 10.6.8 update. Before update I had 450Mbps connection speed to Airport Extreme, now 108/243 only. Apple again change the firmware of airport in update (from now it is Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 5.100.198.104.5, before it was ...104.3), and again everything becomes worse!((( What the f***k are they doing!?!

  • transpose Calculating status...

    10.6.8 is letting me max out my broadband on speedtest.net, it was like it was locked at 200-600kB/s before, now 2.5MB/s. Dont have a local file server to test how fast it really is.

  • Goldfish Level 2 Level 2 (355 points)

    I'm pretty sure this is a Snow Leopard issue. I've been following this thread since I recently upgraded from Leopard to SL.

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2142725?start=1110&tstart=0

     

    it spans from 2009 to present and contains many of the symptoms described in this thread.

    If anyone has an archived boot volume with Leopard give it a try.

    On my 2008 MBP leopard… no problems, Snow Leopard…. problems.

    best

  • ForEveryBody Calculating status...

    My experience following a bunch of research (with much help from this thread). I'll try to not create a wall of text, but no promises.

     

    System: MacBook Pro 2007 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4 GB Ram, Snow Leopard OS 10.6.8. Wireless was working until just this week (with some inconsistencies when connecting over the past few months that a simple restart of the airport would fix)

    Wireless networks: Linksys and Cisco wireless access points (separate wireless networks - unable to connect to either)

     

    • We have multiple Macs in the office. Some are having these odd problems intermittently (like I did before it completely shut down). Others are not.
    • I am able to connect to my wireless network at home - the only other one outside work that I've tried.
    • I am running boot camp on my machine. The Windows 7 side works with wireless booted directly into the OS (not VM).

     

    This is where the evidence is pretty damning:

         I took a Macbook Pro from the 2009 generation that was still running OS 10.5.x, simply swapped the HDDs. I now have an 'upgraded' Macbook Pro to use, but the wireless still has the same problems. It's definitely Snow Leopard that is the problem. Apple needs to come up with a fix to this.

  • mfwells Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree. This is the most damning and direct evidence that Snow Leopard is at fault. Plug in a Leopard or Tiger OS disk, boot up and viola, problem goes away. What more does Apple need?

     

    I'm just shocked that they haven't fixed this problem with this release of Snow Leopard. There's over 40 pages on posts in this thread, and there's other threads with similar content. Surely they can't be ignorant of the fact that they have a major WiFi problems with MBP of all varieties.

     

    APPLE - this is a serious problem and it needs to be addressed NOW. People are losing time, money and productivity due to the WiFi interface going stupid. People have been patient and attempted to find work-arounds to no avail.

  • jonthan Calculating status...

    Don't know if this will help but i've just downloaded firefox 5. Using it next to safari and firefox seems to be twice as fast! This however wont fix wifi dropping issues just seems faster on my macbook pro 2011. There is a airport management tool you can dl but haven't tried this yet. Keep you posted

  • mfwells Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Downloaded 10.6.8. Same old crappie performance and issues. Nothing has been addressed, near as I can tell.

     

    APPLE - how about a fix, huh? This has been going on long enough - too long in fact.

     

    Jonathan - curious as to what airport management tool you are referring to?

  • damianfromreading Calculating status...

    Very strange indeed. It's been two whole days and 10.8.6 seems to have cured the problem of my two MBPs disconnecting from my Time Capsule / Airport Express network. Haven't changed anything else apart from the upgrade.

  • stamiru Calculating status...

    I don't understand why the "Correct Answer" is labelled as such.  Am I misunderstanding it, or does anyone else wonder how it answers the original question?  Thanks!

  • Bob Caruthers Calculating status...

    I cannot express how disappointed I am with Apple for not fixing this 2011 MBP/Internet problem. They should be ashamed for treating us this way. I wonder why they won't address this flaw in their operating system?

  • ostatesman Calculating status...

    I am running 10.8.6 but the problem persits

  • Chris_on1cjj Calculating status...

    True , Its even worse !

    I really hope there will be a solution soon !!

  • mfwells Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have posted yet another bug report to Apple about this continuing problem and referenced the URL of this discussion thread. Of course, who knows whether the bug report, or this thread for that matter, is being looked at. You'd think by now this problem would have been addressed. It's not rocket science after all. The system worked at one time, so it's not like they don't know how to make it work. All they have to do is undo whatever they've done that broke it.

     

    I would suggest that others who are getting tired of dealing with this WiFi interface going stupid post a bug report direct to Apple. If they get enough direct bug reports then maybe someone in Cupertino will wake up and take notice.

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