6 Replies Latest reply: May 2, 2012 9:49 AM by Baby Boomer (USofA)
jonathan257 Level 1 (0 points)

I just bought a macbook pro and wifi keeps dropping every 5-10 mins. I have to turn airport off and on again for it to work but still it keeps dropping. If I reset my router, wifi will not drop but the following day it will still drop. Any help please?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • danfromminneapolis Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the exact same problem.  Brand new MacBook Pro 15 inch.  Every 5 minutes the wifi drops.  Every other computer in the house is connected just fine, except by new MacBook.  Update from Apple did not fix it.

  • christelapo Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem. I have tried contacting apple about the problem-but to no avail. I am lost as to what to do.  The macbook pro is the first apple computer i have purchased and may be the last. I just don't understand why Apple doesn't recognize the problem and let us know what they are doing to correct it. If there is a work around I would appreciate any help.



  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 (57,297 points)

    christelapo wrote:


    I have tried contacting apple about the problem-but to no avail.


    I'm sorry, but I find this hard to believe if you called them.


    A few suggestions:

    Change your router channel number.  Most times this works & is all you have to do.


    See KB Articles:  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1401 AirPort troubleshooting guide


    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2712 Using network locations in Mac OS X




    System Preferences>Network

    Click the Assist Me button.

    In the next window that pops up, click the Diagnostic button & do the necessary.


    Also, run the Airport Utility app which is located inside the Utilities folder.




    If using Linsys router contact LinkSys Customer Support and/or post in their forums.


    If using Apple's Airport, please re-post over in one of the AirPort Forums.















  • gabon Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem. It seems to happen since I updated the wifi softare through software update and when i have connected a firewire drive :S



  • Winnienyl Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem on Mac book pro, did anyone of you solve the problem? And how?

  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 (57,297 points)

    You posted in a thread that has not been active for a year!  


    It's generally better to start your own Topic, rather than adding onto an existing one.  Please start a new topic about your issue so it can receive more focused attention.



    Also, please, please pretty please detail all you have done to resolve your issue.  Need this information so that the users can avoid the "been there, done that" scenario type responses.  This is to avoid repeating the troubleshooting you may have already tried.   Did you try any of the suggestion previously mentioned in this thread?  If not, why not?


    Thank you.