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New Macbook Air - wifi connectivity problems

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  • v@ldemar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 17, 2014 7:16 AM (in response to vhkim)

    Hello. If I turn on the WEP (wifi router or android phone) - it helps me. Of course this is a bad decision. But alas. One can conclude that the problem lies in the encryption. The  driver (for 10.9.2) I did not set.

    I HOPE to update....

     

    TRENDnet-652brp

    MBA 2013 13"

     

    good luck!

  • thelogger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 17, 2014 9:20 AM (in response to v@ldemar)

    Ok, been having this issue for a while with my MBA 11, decided to try the driver roll back and it seems to have fixed the issue, so its not hardware, AP or anything else but a crap driver.

     

    I urge anyone who is having wifi issues with a macbook air to try the driver roll back fix and see if it helps.

  • kk3086 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 17, 2014 9:56 AM (in response to thelogger)

    Hi.

    I was asked to check my friend's MBA (just bought it in December) which has Wi-Fi problems. His MBA has the newest SW installed. Where can I find this older version of the driver?

  • saad.khan7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 18, 2014 7:13 AM (in response to thelogger)

    Hi thelogger,

     

    Just a quick question:

     

    Are you running Mavericks (10.9.x)?

     

    A lot of the rollback solutions I have read about refer to 10.8.x so I wasn't sure if rolling back the driver would help if I'm running 10.9.1.

     

    If this fixes my wifi, I will be esctatic! I love my MBA but this wifi issue is killing me!

     

    Thanks!

     

    FYI - those looking for the link to the older driver can find it here: http://www.filedropper.com/io80211familykext

  • v@ldemar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 22, 2014 4:52 AM (in response to headcase)

    headcase wrote:

     

    dogschool -

     

    Per the point of my last post, something I forgot to ask you earlier... what model router and firmware you having issues with?  And given its a heck of a lot easier to change out a router than it is to change out a laptop (along with the benefits gained from current generation routers that I stated on page 99), I'm just curious what your setup is.

     

    For the record, here's a list of recent generation routers I've tested against with zero dropped connections, zero dropped packets, and less than 3ms RTT in ping times (no latency issues) on the original .22 wireless driver that came when the MBA first shipped:

     

    (all running latest OEM firmware - no 3rd party firmwares)

    - ASUS RT-AC66U

    - Linksys EA6500

    - D-Link DIR-868L

    - Linksys E4200 v1

    - Linksys E4200 v2

    - Apple Airport Extreme 5th Gen

    - Apple Airport Extreme 6th Gen

    - Netgear WNDR3700

    - ASUS WL-330N travel router (awesome little device to stick in your travel bag and ideal for the MBA when you need USB Ethernet, btw)

    - Seagate Wireless Plus (great little device with 1TB of strorage you can turn into a full-blown NAS, btw)

     

    When traveling, I've also had no discernable issues when connected to public WiFi hotspots up to this point.

     

    Conversely (and as I have reported to Apple engineering), I've tested positively for poor latency with all of these devices when using the subsequent drivers.

    Add to this list the Netgear R6200. Ping is a little big, but the network is not interrupted.

  • tcs79 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 22, 2014 5:18 AM (in response to v@ldemar)

     

     

    headcase wrote:

     

    dogschool -

     

    Per the point of my last post, something I forgot to ask you earlier... what model router and firmware you having issues with?  And given its a heck of a lot easier to change out a router than it is to change out a laptop (along with the benefits gained from current generation routers that I stated on page 99), I'm just curious what your setup is.

     

    For the record, here's a list of recent generation routers I've tested against with zero dropped connections, zero dropped packets, and less than 3ms RTT in ping times (no latency issues) on the original .22 wireless driver that came when the MBA first shipped:

     

    (all running latest OEM firmware - no 3rd party firmwares)

    - ASUS RT-AC66U

    - Linksys EA6500

    - D-Link DIR-868L

    - Linksys E4200 v1

    - Linksys E4200 v2

    - Apple Airport Extreme 5th Gen

    - Apple Airport Extreme 6th Gen

    - Netgear WNDR3700

    - ASUS WL-330N travel router (awesome little device to stick in your travel bag and ideal for the MBA when you need USB Ethernet, btw)

    - Seagate Wireless Plus (great little device with 1TB of strorage you can turn into a full-blown NAS, btw)

     

    When traveling, I've also had no discernable issues when connected to public WiFi hotspots up to this point.

     

    Conversely (and as I have reported to Apple engineering), I've tested positively for poor latency with all of these devices when using the subsequent drivers.

    Add to this list the Netgear R6200. Ping is a little big, but the network is not interrupted.

    Didn´t notice the list before, but remove ASUS RT-AC66U from the list. There are at least three versions of this Router and the AC1750 has very bad latency with current firmware using Mavericks 10.9.1. But i can say the 10.9.2 driver fixes it using the AC1750.

  • andQlimax Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 25, 2014 11:31 AM (in response to vhkim)

    10.9.2 officially out..let's see how goes

  • raducan.mihai Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 25, 2014 12:14 PM (in response to andQlimax)

    Thank you. I'm backing up right now and then updating.

  • raducan.mihai Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 25, 2014 12:35 PM (in response to raducan.mihai)

    My ping values after update:

     

    Ping has started…

     

    PING 192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1): 56 data bytes

    64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=1.883 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=2.221 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=2.266 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=2.173 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=2.172 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=2.167 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=6 ttl=64 time=1.993 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=7 ttl=64 time=2.138 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=8 ttl=64 time=2.060 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=9 ttl=64 time=2.358 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=10 ttl=64 time=2.070 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=11 ttl=64 time=3.460 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=12 ttl=64 time=1.494 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=13 ttl=64 time=1.677 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=14 ttl=64 time=1.457 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=15 ttl=64 time=2.511 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=16 ttl=64 time=2.054 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=17 ttl=64 time=1.461 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=18 ttl=64 time=5.679 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=19 ttl=64 time=1.450 ms

     

    --- 192.168.0.1 ping statistics ---

    20 packets transmitted, 20 packets received, 0.0% packet loss

    round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 1.450/2.237/5.679/0.906 ms

  • tonywong Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Feb 25, 2014 12:58 PM (in response to andQlimax)

    Just applied 10.9.2 via software update and it did not fix my problem (wifi hung up again, same as before). Will try reapplying the combo update later tonight to see if that fixes anything.

  • akh0lic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 25, 2014 1:01 PM (in response to v@ldemar)

    What's your number that's my Mac you ***** *** niqqa

  • tcs79 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 25, 2014 1:26 PM (in response to vhkim)

    Works fine... avg. ping to AP under 2 ms...

  • P. Phillips Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Feb 25, 2014 1:46 PM (in response to raducan.mihai)

    Just updated to 10.9.2 and ping results below. Much better than on 10.9.1

    64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=12.660 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=3.460 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=3.483 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=4.131 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=2.970 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=5.076 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=6 ttl=64 time=3.208 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=7 ttl=64 time=4.016 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=8 ttl=64 time=3.249 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=9 ttl=64 time=3.732 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=10 ttl=64 time=3.544 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=11 ttl=64 time=3.302 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=12 ttl=64 time=3.319 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=13 ttl=64 time=3.065 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=14 ttl=64 time=2.884 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=15 ttl=64 time=3.385 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=16 ttl=64 time=3.441 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=17 ttl=64 time=5.537 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=18 ttl=64 time=3.284 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=19 ttl=64 time=3.390 ms

    64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=20 ttl=64 time=3.878 ms

  • tpkirkpatrick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 26, 2014 10:54 PM (in response to P. Phillips)

    I originally posted here in July 2013 two weeks after this MBA came out. Went through 2 and didn't fix my problem (especially on the crappy netgear I'm using at home).

     

    Happy to announce that after updating OS 10.9.2 today that even the old netgear router is posting these numbers instead of my original  1300 ms!!!! Also no drop outs. Finally!!!!

     

     

    264 packets transmitted, 264 packets received, 0.0% packet loss

    round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 0.047/0.115/0.226/0.039 ms

    Tims-MacBook-Air:~ LOVEacadianaAIR$

  • Chunkypewpew Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2014 1:23 AM (in response to vhkim)

    Still didn't fix the problem completely for me (OSX 10.9.2)

     

    using a 2013 MBA, latest version of air port extreme, on a 5GHz network

     

    2426 packets transmitted, 2426 packets received, 0.0% packet loss

    round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 0.849/3.533/1386.735/38.056 ms

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