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  • laechleviel Level 1 (0 points)

    I did this several times within the last three month and can say that this definitety isn`t a permanent solution in my case...

  • laechleviel Level 1 (0 points)

    You realy tried No. 2 to No. 4 from my previous post? I didn`t find anyone yet who has an iMac with the atheros-chipset where this didn`t work!

  • laechleviel Level 1 (0 points)

    When I went to 5 GHz (which I did several times for several hours) the problems definitely disappeared in my case. Of course I went back to 2,4 GHz because of my iPhone...


    This seems plausible to me as the changes in Lion`s wi-fi-drivers for the atheros-chipset seem to have resulted in a much higher sensitivity on the influence of other wi-fi-networks or devices in these networks (which as I guess has to do with Airdrop...). When you go to 5 GHz the signal is much stronger and the amount of neighborhood-networks in this band is much smaller...

  • RealEinstein Level 1 (0 points)

    If this has not been covered yet

    For some scenarios (BT homehub 2/ Lion wifi) this may work (did for me fingers crossed)


    In the main Network preferences window go to LOCATIONS/EDIT

    delete the old and create a new LOCATION for your wifi connection.

  • TeeTw0 Level 1 (35 points)

    As others pointed out in this thread, the solution outlined here is the key:



    I had the exact same problems and spent countless time on the phone with Apple Support. Won't go into all the details, but it was very frustrating and a huge waste of time. I finally got so frustrated that I emailed Tim Cook directly. Lo and behold, I actually got contacted by someone from the Executive Office who worked with me on this to try and find a solution. That was also unsuccessful, but then I found the solution at the link above.


    The person I dealt with now knows about the solution and the actual problem and has promised to pass this on to the right people. Fingers crossed.


    In the meantime, to everyone that has the problem:


    1. Go to, download the Snow Leopard driver and follow the instructions.

    2. Make sure to let Apple know how you feel about this. Tell them about the problem and the solution and demand that it'd be fixed in 10.7.3

  • RealEinstein Level 1 (0 points)

    Possibly an issue with WPA2 security environment only. Since using WEP wireless security my connection (Lion to BT home hub) is stable (fingers x).

    One of the less elegant solutions and certainly undermining the Apple Mac "Charisma".

  • lupunus Level 4 (1,000 points)

    RealEinstein wrote:


    Possibly an issue with WPA2 security environment only.

    If possible, you should set "WPA2 personal" instead of the often used default setting "WPA/WPA2 personal" and -if that is a option on the BT-Home Hub- "AES" for password encryption.



  • Josh Saul Level 1 (5 points)

    Does anyone have recommendations for fixing this issue on a 2011 Macbook Pro and Macbook Air?  If I don't get this fixed soon my wife is going to kill me.

  • supersonic76 Level 1 (0 points)

    Believe it or not, if you plug an ethernet cable in the back of the Mac - (it doesnt have to be connected to anything else) then wireless works fine. Well mine has ever since i did that and the dropping was driving me insane before that. Hope it works for everyone.

  • RealEinstein Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, but didn't help. Apple service calling me ips allocated.

  • laechleviel Level 1 (0 points)

    After all the trouble and anger within the last month I can imagine what you described absolutely... It still works after several hours?


    I can't test it myself since I just went back to Snow Leopards old wi-fi-drivers but I`d realy like to know if others can present proof of what you discovered. @All: Please try and report the results here!!!


    If this behaviour can be confirmed by others Apple must be told about it via since this is an important hint for sure...

  • Froggy Grodkin Level 1 (20 points)

    Top marks for trying supersonic76, if more folk made the effort perhaps better progress would be made?

    However I can confirm that during the period when Wi Fi Dropping affected my Mac [see detail below] one Ethernet Cable had been, and still is plugged in.

    Don’t let this discourage you and let us hope that more will respond so that the full picture can emerge.


    You do not say how long this has provided a solution, qualifying statement of success with the time scale involved is essential.

    Many with this problem have reported a wide variety of ‘apparent’ solutions only to find that with the passage of time the malaise returns.

    Others here have suggested not posting ‘solutions’ until they have been successful for a week or more, my personal experiences showed that some lasted for 10 days before revealing their ‘true colours‘ i.e., a failure. Perhaps the ‘test’ duration needs to be extended?

    Solutions posted any earlier may not be a ‘flash in the pan‘ but certainly they have to potential not to be lasting resolutions.

  • RealEinstein Level 1 (0 points)

    Is there perhaps a link between the IP LEASE TIME set on your hubs and the drop out. If allocation of new ips is the issue, (as indicated by the error message - self assigned ip) maximising ip lease periods on your hub could reduce drop out recurrence. 

  • RealEinstein Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple suggested: make sure your wifi network in network prefs is top of the list of connections and is active then click on RENEW lease, apply and restart computer


    May not fix every issue and may have been covered in this blog. But who will screen a 61 page weblog for possible solutions....a table with suggested actions and a rating facility would be really useful.

  • lupunus Level 4 (1,000 points)

    For those using Airport Extreme Base Station and/or Airport Express ...


    Update for all 802.11n AirPort Express, 802.11n AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule models provides fixes for the following:

    • An issue with performance on overlapping wireless networks
    • An issue with AirPlay audio streaming
    • An issue with configuring multiple entries for DNS servers


    Info and download ->




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