My new MBP CTO i7 15" - Wireless messed up :(

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Lord Flashheart, May 5, 2010.

  1. Lord Flashheart macrumors regular

    Lord Flashheart

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    Bad news: Wireless is jacked up. Keeps dropping signal. istat pro says it drops to 0 input and output Cant play wow because I keep getting disconnected. I can barely surf any sites wirelessly, but can on my old MBP and my girlfriend can on her MacBook. Will be calling Apple. It is CTO so I can't just exchange. I am so BUMMED! If I open a new window or tab it usually opens up, but once connected it drops and loses all functionality. Took me 5 tries and 4 minutes to post this. Had to keep refreshing and finally had to open a new tab 3 times before I could write this.
     
  2. Totti macrumors member

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    Wierd. My i5 does this on the work wireless (Which, frankly sucks...But works ok on our iPhones) but works fine on my home wireless. Have you tried pairing to a different network?
     
  3. xaquaticx macrumors regular

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=905590

    Basically lots of people have **** for wifi with MBPs. Yet a lot post it's great. I have to wonder if they are used to bad signal or if I (and you) got duds. I'm going to be bringing it in to an Apple STore this weekend. I have the i5 MBP 15". The signal drops all the time and the signal is a quarter what the MacBook I had was. Completely unacceptable. If an update can't fix it I want an exchange to a MacBook with no fee. In fact perhaps we should even be compensated. It's a serious defect. All these cosmetic issues..meh. That's splitting hairs. But Wifi is like the most important thing, aside from a working screen, HD and input. I mean what the hell. If metal cases don't work they shouldn't use them. But I don't understand the dropping fo connections that's got to be firmware or software related??

    All I know is this sucks. Because otherwise the MBP is tiiiiight.
     
  4. Lord Flashheart thread starter macrumors regular

    Lord Flashheart

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    Ya I know this is not right. I am running my older MBP (the one in my sig) side by side and it works fine. In fact I have been using my older MBP, a Powewrbook g4 and MacBook for years on this same wireless and they all work flawlessly. It is something wrong with this new i7.
     

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