Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 4:32 PM (in response to machine65)
Same here. I have a MacBook Air 13" mid-2011 and it can't seem to hold a signal at the desk where my MacBook 4,1 has been managing just fine for months on end. I've made no changes to the wifi environment; this is purely an (unacceptable) issue with the new machine.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2011 7:35 PM (in response to machine65)
Hi everybody, I've got the same problem on a Netgear router with my new macbook pro 13'' (8.1 MacOSX 10.6.8.). It hold the signal for 30 minutes or 1 hour max, it's unacceptable for a new machine! Why don't you fix the problem? I'm waiting, such as everyone, for an update.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2011 9:41 PM (in response to machine65)
I am having this same issue!
I am able to connect fine (with limited issues at least) at university, but on my home router, i am not able to keep the connection at all. it was fine when i first got it but about 2-3 weeks after i bought it, it started crapping out on me! help?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2011 8:39 PM (in response to machine65)
I only been having this problem for the last 1 or so
I have called up support and still the problem exist
I don’t everything reformatted, reinstall OS and also have taken the MBP into repairs for them to replace the airport but the problem still exist
I don’t know now weather it a software problem or my router (belkin)
I have had this MBP since May this year using the same modem/router
Do you think upgrading the OS will resolve this?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2011 2:22 PM (in response to chrissyle01)
Same here on an early 2011 MBP 15", constant drop out on either of two routers, whereas rock steady at work. Also my 2008 15" MBP is fine. I didn't pay this much money to get the same problems a windows machine would give me at a third the price. Apple come on, investigate and fix please.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2011 10:06 AM (in response to machine65)
Just bought my MacBook Pro 2011 with the new upgrade, 2.4ghz, version 10.7.2
And I cant believe the wireless is giving me problems. This is a *huge* disappointment for a first time Apple user. Everyone has been selling the Macbook as THE switch to make, but I would anyday give up the Mac for the stable internet connection I used to have. This is ridiculous how can we do anything with a machine that cannot keep us connected?
I hope there are solutions soon, please do update if anyone hears anything.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2011 5:26 PM (in response to machine65)
My MacBook Pro [mid 2010], is always dropping wireless connectivity to the router.
A good week means losing the signal two to three times a day, a bad day means the same problem two to three times an hour.
Week and a half ago, however, the signal kept dying every couple of minutes, until I got the Spinning Beach ball Of Death. I waited a few minutes for normal service to be resumed. Instead the hard drive started making a loud 'clacking' noise and the fans spun up rapidly. I did a hard shut down waited five minutes and than booted up again...to a a blinking question mark on gray folder in a gray screen.
After booting up/trouble shooting from the original installation disk and then an external firewire drive, it was obvious that my HDD was so dead it's existence did not even register with the likes of Disk Utility & other 3rd party disk utilities.
Never mind, worse things happen at sea etc, everything is backed up and I bought a new HD.
Here's the thing though...when using an external boot drive, the wireless has been working flawlessly. Not one drop in four days.
What the ****?
I've read about Apple laptops undergoing all sorts of software trouble shooting as well having all manner of parts replaced to no avail, but this 'fix' is a new one on me.
My MacBook has been running a lot cooler since I maxed the RAM to 8GB, so I'm guessing that heat build up must have killed my original HDD.
I use my MBP for gaming, maybe a bit too much, so I've installed an SSD.
Now my Mac runs much faster and cooler, but this dropping wireless issue is back.
I'm more than a little convinced that this is an overheating issue and not much can be done about it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2011 7:46 PM (in response to machine65)
I have owned my MacBook for over 4 years. I have used the same router and same settings for all that time without any problems. Dropped connects only started occurring after I upgraded to 10.6.8 OS.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 11:18 AM (in response to imawascal)
I have the exact same problem as described in this thread... It's really annoying. I'm using a new MBP from april 2011 15" HighRes display. My router is a Zyxel router and looses the connection (or Connection Time out) several times a week.
Apple please fix this ASAP... There is only two things that are keeping my first Mac experience from being perfect:
1) This Connection Timeout ERROR and
2) The random blue screen appearing.
Other than these I really love my MBP...
Ps. about the overheating and dropping connection. Mine does it right after booting. And it is definitely not hot at all...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2011 7:58 PM (in response to H100)
Another tip that has worked for me with a similar intermittent issue on my router: change from "mixed mode" which allows both 802.11b and 802.11g to 802.11g only mode. I actually remember having a similar issue connecting a smartphone to an airport--switching to 802.11g only did the trick there too.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2011 8:59 AM (in response to captainalex)
And had a situation yesterday where I could get my 2011 MBP to connect to the AEBS but my wifes 2008 MBP connected with no issues. I spent over half an hour trying to get a connection. Very annoyed as I was suppoed to be working from home and had to alter meeting arrangements because of this. I chose the Apple brand na dthe MBP as I need reliability. NOT HAPPY
Does anyone from Apple read these forums is it a self help basis?