MBP: Wireless drops with large files

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by VideoBeagle, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. VideoBeagle macrumors 6502a

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    I have an older Mac Book Pro running Snow Leopard. When I try to transfer large files over my lan, let's say 500MB +, often it will start transferring and then the connection will just drop...

    *the wireless icon in the menu bar goes gray
    *if I try to reselect my router, I'm prompted for my password.
    *If I turn wireless off, and then back on, the connection reconnects with no prompts, but I have to try again with the file transfer.

    As I said, this seems to be just with large files over my LAN from other Macs or Windows...I couldn't really say if I've had issues with files from the Internet that I can attribute to this, and not to wider network issues.

    This has happened with 2 different routers, the Apple Store folks the time I asked about it thought it might be "corrupted wireless preferences" and as it seemed to stop after a reimage, I assumed they were right...though it soon started happening again. It's been a pain, but never worth too much time to try to resolve. If I need to transfer big files, I hook up to the cable.

    HOWEVER, yesterday's announcement that new MBP's having no ethernet has left me wondering:

    a) If the problem I have common? Do other Mac Book (plain/Air/Pro) users run into this?

    b) (as long as I'm here) has anyone any thoughts on resolving this problem?
     
  2. VideoBeagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No one wants to comment? That they've not had problems? That they have?
     

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