I finally attached my iMac to my router via ethernet a week ago and have had zero drops since (was having to restart WiFi eight or ten times a day since installing Lion).
Also, how the heck can I get out of this Community Group, now? I've checked repeatedly the option not to receive any moreposts, but they stream in (on weekends, especially).
Good luck, all
So must be my new Macbook air or Lion or combination...
It's not the hardware.
I think it relates more to the fact that Apple nowerdays tend to match as close as possible the rules, protocols and RFC's and also narrowing the ellbow space of the developers for interpreting that rules e.g. on the WiFi firmware and chipset's.
For instance see the "picture attechement" issue with Outlook 2007 users and Apple's Mail 5.
nonix1 .... Just wanna say tnx so much for this...after the Lion update I had the same issue as everybody else on this blog. But after so many tries and blogs etc. I just gave up on it ... Yesterday (8 Oct 2011) I just thought of browsing again on this subject and just clicked on this link and WOW! so glad I read your post! This truly worked for me. My connection dropped at least 8 times daily and wile browsing the net, it just lost connection. But now since yesterday about 9:35am (after installing your "patch") untill now no connection loss and running smoothly.
Luckily for me I have a late 2009 iMac Atheros Wifi hardware.
Many thanx for your post.
Just wanted to add my voice to the LEGIONS of people having wi-fi constantly dropping. Mine is, too. Same configuration as under the previous generation operating system, which worked fine. Now, whenever the computer is put to sleep. it drops the wi-fi connection and it takes up to 25 seconds to reconnect after waking. That's as bad a performance as 'Rapid Resume' under Windows 95 back in the Pentium 166 days. Nothing has changed in my configuration; not the location of the wireless router (Mac Airport thing on the hard drive, time capsule, I think it's called), not the location of the computer, (10 feet away, through one flimsy gyproc wall) not the computer itself, NOTHING has changed except the operating system. Under the previous system, stable, and woke up rapidly, now, hunt hunt hunt, 25 seconds later it FINALLY connects. Doesn't matter if it's been asleep for 10 minutes or 10 days. This is getting boring. Please fix it, Apple.
Mine was as well, then I after speaking to my internet provider he explained that the signal was fine coming from them and suggested I change the channel that the airport is using..Use the finder to find then open your airport utility. In the menu bar go to Base Station then down to manual set up. Click on Wireless then change your channel. You can find out what channels are most being used around you by going to 'About this Mac' to 'More Info' to 'Network' to 'Wi-Fi' it will show you all the current networks near you that are being used. Change it to one that is not near the most used.
I hope this helps.
It's an AT&T 2Wire router, but it doesn't appear to be the issue. Even the Apple tech agree. We did rebooting, used an ethernet connection, etc. My old Powerbook continues to work fine using this router for WiFi as do 2 iPhones, 2 iPads and an older iMac. As I wrote previously, when I go to Network Diagnostics, all the lights are green except "internet and server" at the bottom. By the time I run through the steps in ND, 30-60 secs., I'm automatically connected again. This never happened until I installed Lion. Oh, and I have 10.7.2 if there is any doubt. I changed the channel and the tech did some other stuff, e.g., renamed the network, etc. All of this to no avail. Someone else said "nonix" had a "patch" that worked?
Someone else said "nonix" had a "patch" that worked?
"My confing: iMac i7 mid 2009 with Atheros WiFi card.
Today, I have attempted to fix it by simply downgrading the Driver (IO80211Family.kext) to the last SL version.
So far (after 12 hours) not one drop out.
The kext is located in /System/Library/Extensions/ folder.
Driver versions (cat /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext/Contents/version.plist) are:
- OSX Lion CFBundleVersion=400.40
- Last SL CFBundleVersion=314.1.1
I think the version 4 is not well and could require some bug fixes.
My other system, MBP with Broadcom card, has no issue with drop outs on OSX Lion 10.7.1."
It worked for me if you do have Atheros WiFi card/hardware!
No loss of connection yet since 8th - after sleep etc.
Hope this works for you!