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  • Tony Hague Calculating status...
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    Mar 15, 2012 2:29 AM (in response to BenM77)

    I was suffering from this Lion-wifi problem, then for some reason it went away and all was well.  Last week it started dropping the signal again and I was getting the 'connection timeout occurred message when I tried to connect.  The weird thing was that some neighbor has an open wifi signal and I could connect to that no problems at all. My iPhone had no problems either

     

    I live in Spain and explained all this to Telefonica.  What they did was change the name of the router and remove the password. Then when everything was up and running, they hid the signal so no other person can piggy-back on to it. 

     

    I'm not saying this is the final solution but it seems to have done the trick for me

  • jaumao Calculating status...
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    Mar 15, 2012 5:20 AM (in response to Tony Hague)

    I have a new imac 21'5 i5 for a week. Lion 10.7.3 was installed and I downloaded all updates. The wifi signal gives many problems. Disconnects when I start my imac. I tried every solution that gives Apple and that does not work. Please, I need a solution. Thank's

  • wrrn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 15, 2012 6:57 AM (in response to jaumao)

    Did you visit the website I listed in my post on the previous page (about five posts back)? It provides a number of steps to help this issue, one of which has helped me.

  • OliverSzondi Calculating status...
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    Mar 15, 2012 7:22 AM (in response to wrrn)

    ive had wifi/bluetooth problems since the latest Airport update. I have also had Kernal problems...

  • jaumao Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 15, 2012 8:45 AM (in response to wrrn)

    Yes, I have tried almost all solutions. Work temporarily but the problem returns...

    I can specify which you worked for you?

    I just lack the advanced solutions, as do the zap of the PRAM etc, but I find it shameful that Apple left out of their customers this way.

    I have a PC that runs on the same wifi. Don't know why I have to become almost a hacker when it fails is the imac...

    To my knowledge, no official source confirms Apple none of these solutions...Thank's...


  • wrrn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 15, 2012 9:29 AM (in response to jaumao)

    jaumao wrote:

     

    Yes, I have tried almost all solutions. Work temporarily but the problem returns...

    I can specify which you worked for you?

    I just lack the advanced solutions, as do the zap of the PRAM etc, but I find it shameful that Apple left out of their customers this way.

    I have a PC that runs on the same wifi. Don't know why I have to become almost a hacker when it fails is the imac...

    To my knowledge, no official source confirms Apple none of these solutions...Thank's...


    For me, adding the additional DNS entry (8.8.8.8) worked. My wifi only drops out every 5 or 6 days, whereas before it dropped out 3 or 4 times daily.

     

    If I understand  correctly, you don't know how to zap PRAM. A search on Apple's support site will show how. Quite simple to do.

     

    I agree that it's a shame to have to hack our systems to get it to work. I migrated from Windows in 2006 and thought I'd left behind this sort of cr~p, but I must say, even with these unacceptable issues, I'm still much happier with my Mac than Win. I should have stayed with Snow Leopard where everything was smooth running.

  • saltatempo Calculating status...
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    Mar 16, 2012 12:30 AM (in response to lrogersinlv)

    FIX FOR WIF DROPS:

     

    Guys i had this problem in both iMac (mid 2009) and Macbook air (2011) i've just tried all the solution and now i found the only that REALLY WORKS!

     

    it's easy just follow this:

     

    http://rys.pixeltards.com/2011/09/04/osx-lion-wifi.html

     

    THIS JUST WORK

     

    You have to reinstall Snow leopard wifi driver into Lion.

    It worked on my iMac and Macbook air.

    No more drops.

     

    bye

  • Atom Smasher Calculating status...
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    Mar 16, 2012 2:53 AM (in response to saltatempo)

    Temp fix: Crazy as it seems, going to itunes store "reactivates the network" then you can carry on browsing........

    works for me on a mbp early C2D

  • b79holmes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 16, 2012 5:50 PM (in response to saltatempo)

    Sorry, I have this problem as an extreme Apple novice so could you supply commands or clicks for:

    • Unzip, then unzip the Kext Utility,
    • then drop the kext on the Utility app.

     

    Took my first programming class in 1976, trying to pick up Apple's ways but we can't practice what we get at the Apple store because of this @#$%^ home wi-fi problem.

     

    Bill

  • tomsruk Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2012 4:30 AM (in response to b79holmes)

    I thought Apple was meant to have fixed this issue in the latest Lion release??

     

    I'm experiencing regular drop outs (to the extent it's like wifi has been turned off and I have to reconnect)

    Doesn't reconnect after sleep

     

    It's very very frustrating. I moved to Mac to get away from these kind of issues!!!!!

  • dcloes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 17, 2012 8:17 PM (in response to tomsruk)

    On my 2wire dsl modem with built-in wireless I have the following configured to connect to my wifi:

     

    2 4th gen iPod touches

    2 iphone 4

    1 iphone 3g

    2 ipad2

    1 ipad 3

    1 27" imac mid 2011 with Lion 10.7.3

    1 HP Touchpad

    3 Lenovo laptops

    1 HP laptop

    1 Dell laptop

     

    and more that I can't think of off the top of my head.  10 of these 15 devices get used everyday, some for 8 hours spans (me working from home wirelessly)

     

    7 of us in the house and we love electronics 

     

    That's 15+ wireless devices.  Not one of these devices has EVER EVER EVER EVER dropped its internet connection except 1, that does it so often, none of the 7 people will use it.  And it's a shame, because it is the nicest one - it's the mid 2011 iMac 27". 

     

    I think it is unconscionable that there are 139 pages in this thread and Apple hasn't at least provided an interim fix.  If I were an Apple engineer, I would be embarassed.  They can't possible be thinking it's our issue or an issue with our obscure wireless router.

     

    I've lugged the 27" into the Apple store and the wifi dropped on the Apple employee (luckily).  This proves to me that this isn't a compatibility issue with my wireless only. He thought he fixed the issue, but he didn't. 

     

    Not being ok with a $1800 ornament, I decided to run a wire since it's now clear that Apple engineers don't give a crap.

     

    So now I have an unsightly cat5 cable ruining the feng shui of my living room.  No seriously, it looks like crap.  GRRRRRRRR  ....

  • Carlo TD Level 3 Level 3 (550 points)
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    Mar 17, 2012 8:20 PM (in response to dcloes)

    and how many devices are allowed on your network? and are you using a or n band?

  • pbarnes@internode.on.net Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2012 11:43 PM (in response to Carlo TD)

    Carlos, to repeat, in the hope that you will finally get the message, this issue is about a defect in the Lion OS, which Apple has so far failed to fix, NOT about hardware and not about wireless access point hardware or configuration.  When a user has 14 devices that connect faultlessly to a wireless network, and 1 Lion OS system that will not, guess where the problem is.  When I "upgrade" my rock solid Snow Leopard system to Lion, and it will no longer hold a connection, guess where the problem is.  

     

    Yes, I am sure there are workarounds that involve tweaking wireless access points and routers, but can you please explain how this is going to help me when I am on  the road with my MacBook and need to connect to the internet to do my job?

  • wrrn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 8:58 AM (in response to dcloes)

    I relate entirely!!! I'm not quite at your level of variety, but we have 2 iphones, 1 ipod, a Samsung Blu-Ray player, and a Windows XP machine that all connect without issue. I deem my MBP running Lion  defective. Maybe we should call it OSX Meerkat.

     

    On the practical side, did you try this system preference tweak, which "fixed" it for my particular configuration?

     

    FROM: http://osxdaily.com/2011/07/22/wifi-dropping-in-os-x-lion-fixes/

    Add an extra DNS entry – it’s not clear why this works, but many users report success with just adding an additional DNS address to the list. 8.8.8.8 is Google’s public DNS and is reliable

     

    Dropouts have mostly gone since this tweak.

  • gphonei Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 9:06 AM (in response to wrrn)

    wrrn wrote:

     

    I relate entirely!!! I'm not quite at your level of variety, but we have 2 iphones, 1 ipod, a Samsung Blu-Ray player, and a Windows XP machine that all connect without issue. I deem my MBP running Lion  defective. Maybe we should call it OSX Meerkat.

     

    On the practical side, did you try this system preference tweak, which "fixed" it for my particular configuration?

     

    FROM: http://osxdaily.com/2011/07/22/wifi-dropping-in-os-x-lion-fixes/

    Add an extra DNS entry – it’s not clear why this works, but many users report success with just adding an additional DNS address to the list. 8.8.8.8 is Google’s public DNS and is reliable

     

    Dropouts have mostly gone since this tweak.

    There are of course multiple ways that the internet can fail to work, and there are clearly problems in Lion that some people are experiencing.  I have 4 Apple computers, multiple iPads and iPhones on my network and none of my devices have problems with WiFi.   Others don't have the problem that many people here talk about with Lion.

     

    Several people have problems like the above, where a working DNS server fixes their problems, or a router change out etc.  The issue is that just because your wireless/networking is problematic doesn't mean that you are experiencing "The Lion Wireless problem."  Your ISP might have busted DNS, or you might have a really lousy wireless environment that causes your problems and you just think its "The Lion Wireless Problem."

     

    It's important to go through Apple Care and just hound them about it, if you have this problem everywhere.  If you don't have it everywhere, then you might seriously have a problem that is similar but completely not "The Lion Wireless Problem."

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