forced to update to 10.4.10 but don't want to lose wifi HELP

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  1. pavvento macrumors 6502

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    OK, so inorder to use the iPhone with the new iTunes it tells me I need to update to 10.4.10, but I just rolled back down to .9 because of the WIFI problems on my MacBook Pro. Has anyone found a work around using 10.4.10? Thanks a lot.
     
  2. sblasl macrumors 6502a

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    No WiFi problems

    I've had absolutely no WiFi problems with my MBP running 10.4.10. What type of router are you using?
     
  3. amusiccale macrumors 6502

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    I'd have to say I'd update the firmware on the router if possible--10.4.10's been kind to my wi-fi so far.

    (but any ideas on the work-around would be good too, I suppose)
     
  4. milk242 macrumors 6502a

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    i had problems with wifi in 10.4.10 but not in 10.4.9 also. I bought a new router to remedy my problem and so far so good, I had a dlink and now I have buffalo.
     
  5. elcid macrumors 6502

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    linksys > all


    Thats what I have and until this thread was unaware a problem exsisted.
     
  6. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Yeah 10.4.10 has been fine on all my systems (desktops and laptops).
     
  7. pavvento thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I had a linksys then bought the mac and it didn't work, so I assumed it was linksys (and they don't officially support macs) so I foolishly bought an airport extreme to fix it and it didn't. Aftersearching macforums I found many ppl had a problem with wifi and 10.4.10 so I rolled back.
     
  8. compuguy1088 macrumors 6502a

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    No Problems here either, MBP 2.4 SR.
     
  9. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Only one Place w/ Linksys WRT54GS

    I have had a 1.83 GHz MBP and now a month old 2.4 SR MBP.... No troubles except one place w/ Linksys WRT54GS; the only place that I know has one that I use... need to Turn Airport On/Off once in a while to keep going... No big deal but somewhat annoying...:(
     
  10. ultimateceej macrumors regular

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    I used to have a Wi-Fi problem (not sure if it was 10.4.10 related) so I disabled UPnP on my DLink router and it's worked perfectly since.
     
  11. Cattywampus_ macrumors 6502

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    They fixed this issue with an update. Should be no problem now. Solved my problems.
     
  12. lateralus1082 macrumors member

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    dot
     
  13. polycat33 macrumors 6502

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    I never had an issue with 10.4.10, have been using Netgear routers most of the time, and who knows what kind with the wireless at school and have had no issues with any of them.
     
  14. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a

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    same issue here :mad:
     
  15. Viremia macrumors regular

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    And I had no problems until that update. Quite a few people with MBPs developed severe problems with that update. My connection will get dropped when the system is idle and won't reconnect. Other times (more frequently) the strength indicator will go from 5 bars to 3 and I will not be able to connect until I turn off the Airport and then turn it back on.

    I did find a good fix for this that might help the original poster: check out the following thread on Apple Support and pay particular attention to Loki's post (quoted below) about half way down:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=970070&tstart=0

     
  16. Taylor C macrumors 6502a

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    I wasn't aware of this issue either. 10.4.10 is working fine on all my systems including my old PowerBook G4. No wifi problems at all.
     
  17. pavvento thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the input. I figure keeping my info saved is a bit more important than not having to carry around a wire so I'm going to update.
     
  18. kolax macrumors G3

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    I thought they released a fix for the Airport problems after the .10 upgrade?

    There's been so many updates in the past few months I've lost track.
     
  19. Viremia macrumors regular

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    As I mentioned before, that update fixed some people's problems and cause problems for others (myself being one of them). Since downgrading to the .10 updated driver, all my wifi problems have gone away. Some folks need the supplemental, post-.10 update, others can't function with it. For the latter group, I posted a solution that works for me and a lot of others.
     

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