I buyed my MacBookPro8,2 i7 in February this year and have (only sometimes) Ping and Wireless Problems.
I called Apple Support, went to Genius Bar and so on - no really help or solution´s.
I changed my FritzBox 7290 to an Airport Extreme and it seems to solve the problem - but only for several days.
At Hotspots in Bars or Cafes everything seems to work fine - include the Ping Times....
But i think the Problem maybe something else - so please checkit on your own ;-)
I have Little Snitch or HandsOff running on my System since the beginning - and the wireless dropping stopped since i uninstalled this two applications - on 10.6.8 and now on 10.7 GM i run only HandsOff (but well defined rules) and TATA no no no more wireless dropping or dropping connections.
My Ping is also fine.... so what do you think about the software firewall things?
Don´t give up...
none of that stuff worked for me either... I spent hours working on the router setup...
turned off IPv6, turned only the 5 gz frequency on... moved the position of the AE... nothing worked... except the 10.6.8 update. And now i´ve got a real stable connection.
Really, my 2011 MBP is really working great. (1 month ago I didn´t think I´d write that.)
I just did a ping test and lost no packages... (it used to loose so many packages...)
I haven´t tested it on another network... and my network is with Airport Extreme and an Airport Express as a repeater. So... I may still have a suprise at a coffee shop... But for now, thats it for me.
Best of luck.
Hey msm msm...
Your "ping test" ... what were you pinging when you saw lost packets?
1. Router or other device on your local 'net; or
2. Something (like google.com or apple.com) in the cloud?
Personally haven't tried a ping test here to see what's going on, suppose I should.
I am running 10.6.8 and still experiencing problems same flakey behavior as before.
PLEASE APPLE FIX THAT PROBLEM!!!!!
I'm having the same issues since I bought my MBP in march 2011. Someday I only lose it a couple of times and somedays it's horrible!!! I'm really hoping Lion will fix that... I can't believe apple is ignoring us... this is my first mac and I'm thinking it might be my last...
Hate to do a "me too" post but I am having the same issue. I thought I was having network issues with my router and started doing test with my other macs in the house. All work great except for my new MBP. I get dropped packets, long ping times, and overall very poor performance on wireless with the new MBP.
Welcome to our unhappy club. I'm sorry I can't chime in with some good advice on how to fix this. I've just posted a second time on Apple's feedback forum. I encourage you all to do this. I'll be back in the States soon and am just hoping that apple will replace my computer. It's caused a lot of headaches.
Sorry to hear about the problem persisting even with the 10.6.8 update. It worked for me.
Although I live outside of the states and this may be a variable that is different to your case.
To answer your question:
I could ping anything... and I would loose so many packages... the connection would be lost... I had nothing but headaches. I am a little afraid of upgrading to Lion... could cause a setback for me.
Its definitely a software problem and most likely will be fixed with some update or Lion. I wish you the best.
99.99% says it's software. Used to work fine on older releases of OSX, back in 10.4 and possibly 10.5 days. Problems started cropping up with 10.6 era software, and seems to be limited to the MBP series of hardware. Other computers, Macs, iMacs, Macbooks, etc. running 10.6 x not experiencing these problems.
Please do not confuse topics and inter people. This topic is specific to the issues we are having on Early 2011 MBP not any other machines or releases. This very well is possible to be a hardware issue and not a software one, I`m assuming this is the case as we had over 3 updates now. We havent heard from any one here that have new iMACs with same basic cards so I`m assuming it is isolated to the Early 2011 MBPs. Again to show how this is just related to that line, start a file transfer on a local network while connected to the N at 450 and have a ping going at the same time you will see the drops and will see a specific issue. This is all related with disconnects/drops etc.....
Thank you and have a great day.