Wifi hangs/disconnects randomly...

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by DramaLLama, May 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I've researched and apparently this is a very common issue among many versions of OS X and I cannot for the life of me find a solution.

    My wifi will hang and disconnect at seemingly random intervals, usually no longer than an hour or so apart until I turn off/turn on the wifi to reconnect to my network, or ANY other wifi network that I use... have you guys been having this problem and is there a working, permanent solution out there?
     
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    Krazy Bill

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    I have no advice. My Wi-Fi won't cut out but if I change hotspots, then go to office or home I need to toggle it off/on before it works again.

    This has been going on since my Lion days... never an issue with Snow Leopard. Strangely enough, Windows XP, 7 and Win8 never have a wi-fi problem be it in boot camp or running virtually. :(
     
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    satcomer

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    Go into your router and change the channel of the wireless. OS X is just more sensitive to wireless cross talk.

    To check download the free iStumbler Beta and see what I mean (it's just a wireless scanner).
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bump... changing channels didn't work, lowering MTU didn't work, making a new network location didn't work...
     
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    satcomer

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    If you have a Mac Book or Mac book Pro or a Mac Book Air then try another wireless point. Then you can see if it is your Mac or the router.

    Also try making a test user account and see how that connects.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Same problem here since upgrading to ML and tried same things you did with no resolution. :(
    Diane
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have tried EVERYTHING I could find on this subject.. I finally decided to re-format my MBP and start over again with a clean slate of ML.

    ...since doing so after my last post in this thread, everything is working without any trouble.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Thanks for posting back. When it comes to OS, now that Jobs is gone, Apple is no better and perhaps even worse than Microsoft. Never thought I would ever utter those words.
     

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