Lion slow to pickup wifi from sleep

kappaknight

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Mar 5, 2009
1,577
79
Atlanta, GA
Has anyone else noticed this? Now that I'm running Lion, when I wake the MBP it will not be able to find the wifi connection before an error pops up. I've noticed this especially when Time Machine failed to finish the last backup before I put it to sleep.
 

WickedPuddin

macrumors member
Jun 15, 2011
91
0
Honestly, Lion has been glitchy since its release and apple will probably addressing those issues through updates and such. Best thing to do now is wait.
 
Comment

Kauai

macrumors 6502a
Oct 13, 2010
503
1
Same. But at least I know now it's not just me. Been having to turn it off and on to get it to work.
 
Comment

vbui26

macrumors newbie
Dec 9, 2008
21
0
Same problem is happening with me since I upgraded to lion... Hopefully they will address the problem soon!
 
Comment

jabbawok

macrumors 6502
Sep 30, 2004
264
21
Worcestershire
My 11' Air used to wake from sleep in a second with 10.6 and wifi would pick up a second or two later. now its taking 10 or 15 seconds for it to become responsive and connect to wifi with 10.7.
Hope it's sorted, I may swell shut it down now, as it boots in 10 or 15 seconds.
 
Comment

BowyerM

macrumors newbie
Aug 1, 2011
1
0
I have the same issue on a Mid-2010 Macbook Pro - I find turning the Wi-Fi off and back on fixes the issue. Saves rebooting your Mac.

You can add your Wi-Fi status to your menu bar using an option in the 'network' system preference panel so it's a simple click to do.

Just waiting now for the update from Apple that will fix it properly.
 
Comment

416049

macrumors 68000
Mar 14, 2010
1,844
2
Restarting WIFI usually helps, but what I find strange is that I get fullbars with Lion even though I only had 2/5 bars in snow leopard on the same network :/ anybody else?
 
Comment

BAC5.2

macrumors regular
May 16, 2011
186
2
I just did a full reboot (first time in a while), and noticed that WiFi didn't re-enable. Had to turn it off, then back on.

So far, Lion seems a little buggy. Hopefully the issues get addressed quickly.
 
Comment

eattherich

macrumors 6502a
Jul 8, 2011
581
151
Berlin
I've noticed this a couple of times too. I also noticed it dropping the Wi-Fi connection a couple of times. I've seen these issues reported on a number of forums so I'm guessing that Apple will be addressing this soon.
 
Comment

sturdenator

macrumors newbie
Jan 8, 2011
10
0
Philly
I've also been experiencing this since upgrading to Lion (mid 2010 Mac Mini). I just open Safari and when it says you have no internet connection, I click the Network Diagnostic and it works its magic.
 
Comment

jpcarro

macrumors 6502
Mar 13, 2009
417
80
On your nine
Same here. And if Time Machine is trying to backup (to network storage) as the MBP is coming out of sleep and WiFi hasn't connected yet, I have to manually stop Time Machine. Otherwise, WiFi won't connect until Time Machine gives up trying to find the network storage. Strange chicken/egg problem. Very annoying.
 
Comment

starworshipper

macrumors newbie
Sep 29, 2011
1
0
Happen to me as well. And I got an almost brand new MBP.

This also happened with alot of other pre-lion-installed programs, for example my bluetooth audio transmitter. Used to pop up in a second, now I have to search actively for available bluetooths to make it even noticable.

Apple better be doing something..
 
Comment

Redsand187

macrumors member
Jan 4, 2008
77
0
Central Washington State
I too have still been experiencing this with my 2011 15" 2.ghz i7. I thought 10.7.1 was supposed to fix it, but I have noticed no difference. My 09 13" MBP and 09 27" iMac do not have any problems, all running 10.7.2 and connected to the same Airport Extreme network.
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.