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  • jvant Calculating status...
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    Jan 31, 2012 9:51 PM (in response to jeroen184)

    Jeroen, I'm in NL by the provider Solcon (using ADSL), and we have a Conceptronic C150APRA2 modem. But since the Airport Configuration Utility update I have no problems.

  • Harshdeep Singh Calculating status...
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    Jan 31, 2012 10:29 PM (in response to lrogersinlv)

    recently update the EFi update and airport utility still wireless connectivity breaks..

     

    i am using MBP 13 mid 2010, Netgear adsl2+ and lion!

     

    Apple please release some other update, this one's still creating problems! I am still regreting why I upgraded to Lion

  • rpd118 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2012 12:33 PM (in response to jvant)

    Where can we access that update?

     

    Anything I -- a novice -- need to know about what happens after making the update?

     

    Thanks much

  • Harshdeep Singh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2012 12:38 PM (in response to lrogersinlv)

    I got updated by apple software update feature...

    and nothing happens after these last 2 updates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • anbes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2012 12:42 PM (in response to lrogersinlv)

    Well, I have to say the same here. No problems till recent update

  • gphonei Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2012 1:45 PM (in response to Harshdeep Singh)

    Harshdeep Singh wrote:

     

    recently update the EFi update and airport utility still wireless connectivity breaks..

     

    i am using MBP 13 mid 2010, Netgear adsl2+ and lion!

     

    Apple please release some other update, this one's still creating problems! I am still regreting why I upgraded to Lion

    What router are you using?  What security type are you using; i.e. WEP, WPA etc?  When the connectivity breaks, do you still have the "airport" icon showing a connection on your task bar (you can turn that option on, in your network preferences if you don't see it now). Is this happening regularly for you?  How often?  What kind of "equipment" is near your router, or near your computer?  Do you have a wireless phone system (not cellular) in your residence?  Do you know if your neighbors have any wireless devices, if you are in an apartment or other close quarters residence?

     

    Try turning off any other wireless stuff you have around you.  Try moving things that are "electronic", away from each other.   Is there any specific things happening around you when it fails?  How long does it take for it to come back?  Do you just turn your wireless off and back on, or do something specific to make it work again?

  • Robert Hancock3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2012 1:59 PM (in response to gphonei)

    10.7.3 is out and Apple says it resolves some wireless problems on wake from sleep.

  • iRik1988 Calculating status...
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    Feb 1, 2012 2:53 PM (in response to Robert Hancock3)

    I can confirm 10.7.3 is not solving the wi-fi issues it's even worse. i hope Apple fixes it real fast

  • Uby Calculating status...
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    Feb 1, 2012 3:58 PM (in response to iRik1988)

    Mmm too early to judge but after the release of 10.7.3 I reinstalled again completely from scratch Lion tonight on a small partition and I had no wifi issues the full evening..

    Let's see tomorrow if something has really improved or it was just a lucky session...

     

    In the meanwhile I keep a solid Snow Leopard partition with everything perfectly working.

     

    UF

  • markdinvt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2012 5:57 PM (in response to iRik1988)

    Same experience here. 10.7.3 update HAS NOT fixed the dropping wifi problem. For me, at least, it can be consistently replicated when having bluetooth running at the same time as wifi. If I turn bluetooth off, the OS can remember the wifi network it was attached to when it wakes from sleep. With bluetooth on, it cannot. This has been going on for a VERY long time and Apple has had ample opportunity to fix it. Completely disappointing that they are unable to resolve this. I am running a MacBook Air, 1.8GHz, Intel Core i7 w/4GB RAM.

     

    Apple PLEASE put more effort into fixing this problem or be transparent enough to acknowledge there is a hardware issue here and offer those under warranty a fix/replacement.

  • Robert Hancock3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2012 6:10 PM (in response to markdinvt)

    No consolation to you but I run the exact same hardware and system as you and NEVER have a problem whether BT is on or off. The difference I guess is that my wifi is connecting to the latest Apple Extreme Base Station.

    But I agree you should not have to buy a new AEBS to fix this issue. Oddly though, I don't have the problem with other routers when out and about, so whatever the cause, it is odd. Do you have a friend with an AEBS that you can test against to see if your wifi base station is part of the problem as well?

  • lclcv Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Feb 1, 2012 6:22 PM (in response to Robert Hancock3)

    Most of the time I cannot even turn on wifi since the update. Up to a few weeks ago I had no trouble at all. Reinstalling the combo update did not help either, nor did the Airport update.

     

    I have had the opportunity to try my MacBook Pro in vastly different locations and modems/routers - all with the same situation. No bars, cannot turn wifi on.

     

    Once in a while I restart and there is wifi working fine until it hits sleep and then I'm back to having nothing at all. I have tried two public libraries, a university, three homes networks and two work places in the last week.

     

    It's more than frustrating as I'm having to use a mobile broadband USB drive in my house or plug in, which kind of negates having a laptop. My iMac is wired thank heavens. My iPhone works fine with wifi as does my non Apple computer. So it's all about 10.7.3.

  • BandHawk Calculating status...
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    Feb 1, 2012 6:27 PM (in response to lrogersinlv)

    So I signed in just to add my 2 cents to this discussion.  I read the first few and last few pages so I apologize if I'm touching on something that has already been covered.

    I'm having the same issue where I frequently have to renew the DHCP in my new Macbook Air.  This is an isolated issue only with my Macbook Air.  Not my Iphone.  Not my Ipad 2.  Not my old macbook.  Not my PS3.  Not my Xbox 360.  Not my Windows desktop with a usb wifi card.  Those all work fine.  This is not related to my home network and its settings/WPA.  This problem persists at the coffee shop, the hospital, at the airport, in South Carolina, Charlotte, Denver, Akron, you name it.  Open or password protected...it doesn't matter.  I used to recommend Apple products and confess to obsessing over most of their product line, but this kind of protracted issue with the wifi connectivity is just idiotic.   I can't recommend anything that uses this OS to anyone any more.  I'm not putting my reputation on the line...when people ask me for recommendations (I'm the techie/gamer in my practice), I tell them about this, and say that I now recommend looking for something other than a macbook or holding off until this issue is fixed.  I mean, talk about Frustrating!  An important reason why people purchase Apple products is its reputation for trouble free operation and ease of use for the average consumer.  Whew ok...I'm stopping my rant now.

     

    Maybe we can make a condesed list of what HAS worked for some people so far.  I saw suggestions to remove Avast.  Reset the SMC.  I'm running through my computer again to see if I can come up with any other ideas. 

  • adriankhalife Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2012 6:56 PM (in response to iRik1988)

    For me I think it is working... at least I've been working on my mac without any wifi drops for at least an hour.

     

  • gphonei Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2012 8:57 PM (in response to markdinvt)

    markdinvt wrote:

     

    Same experience here. 10.7.3 update HAS NOT fixed the dropping wifi problem. For me, at least, it can be consistently replicated when having bluetooth running at the same time as wifi. If I turn bluetooth off, the OS can remember the wifi network it was attached to when it wakes from sleep. With bluetooth on, it cannot.

    Bluetooth uses the same 2.4Ghz spectrum as 802.11b/g (well, and the 802.11n on 2.4ghz) does. If you are having problems with bluetooth, and you need it on, then you should switch to use a 5Ghz 802.11n capable router, and I'll bet your problems will go away.  RF is RF!  If the same frequencies are in use by multiple devices at the same time, there will be interference that can keep one or more of the devices from working, at all, or at least reliably.

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