Anyone else having Wireless issues with 10.6.5?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by phil1995, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. phil1995 macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2008
    I had to reload 10.6.0 and then update back to 10.6.4 just to get my wireless working again. It would not connect unless I was within about 6 inches of the router.
  2. jck1634 macrumors regular


    Mar 16, 2009
    Funny. I had that problem with 10.6.4. Was also having problems with pages loading really slowly. I heard it being described as "sticky DNS" To avoid it I rolled back to 10.6 then ran software update to 10.6.5. Update came in over 1GB but Wifi works fine now.
  3. Am3822 macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2006
    Groningen, The Netherlands
    Similar, but less severe

    I've got similar issues -- following the 10.6.5 update, my wireless reception became intermittent, reported signal strength went from the full 4 "bars" to 3 and then 1.

    Following advice on the web, I've sorted it out temporarily by resetting the SMC (powered down, battery & cable out, press power for 5 seconds). It held for a day or so and I then had to do it again. Now I'm trying to shut the wireless down before letting the machine sleep, and it might work.

    I've updated from 10.5.x to 10.6.0, 10.6.1, etc. and never had this before.

    My hardware: MBP 15 (2.4GHz), early 2008.
  4. phil1995 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Unless I am looking at the wrong link (, Apple has removed the 10.6.5 update files. Could be a lot of issues with 10.6.5.

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