2012 13" MBA takes too long to connect to Wi-Fi

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ohla313, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I have been having constant Wi-Fi connection issues since I got my MBA in August. Whenever I restart/startup/wake form sleep my MBA, it takes 30 seconds to a minute to connect to Wi-Fi. All my applications load up but have to wait for the Wi-Fi to connect to get going. I am running Mountain Lion. Any idea why this is happening?
     
  2. macrumors 601

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    This should be on a FAQ.

    Always check ur "preferred networks" U may had accumulated too many and the machine is trying to connect to each one in turn.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. I only have 4 networks under preferred networks.
     
  4. macrumors 601

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    Also be aware of network shares ur machine maybe attempting to connect to which are not there. Do u get the beach ball during the wait?
     
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    No. Everything loads fine; just that the Wifi icon keeps flashing. It's like everything loads super fast but the wifi so I end up waiting anyways. Kind of kills the purpose of a MBA..
     
  6. macrumors 601

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    Well u sure are a difficult patient. ;)

    Some WIFI issues have come across says: Change WIFI channel, re-Configure AP's IPV6, Disable firewall on broadband modem etc. Try another AP?
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    This problem is consistent with all kinds of networks though. How do I try another AP? Could it be a problem with the hardware?
     

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