OSX Lion AFP Shares Over Wifi - Issues

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by spyderx, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. spyderx macrumors member

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    I've patched to 10.7.1. Still have this problem. Web searches not turning up anything specific. Here's the run-down:

    --Macbook air 2011, top end 13"
    --On home network with several macs and an AFP enabled NAS
    --All macs can see each other and the NAS via shared section in finder
    --The air when WIRED connection can see all macs and the NAS via shared section in finder
    --Connect Air via WiFi and cannot see any network shares in the "shared" area in finder
    --Other computers CAN see via wifi
    --If I hard-code the path via afp://x.x.x.x I can connect via wifi
    --This sounds great but TimeMachine keeps breaking and won't backup due to this issue (to my NAS, which 3 other macs backup to)
    --Internet works fine regardless of connection

    This seems to be an issue with Wifi. I've tried:
    --PRAM resets
    --Deleting caches
    --Deleting keychains
    --deleting wifi profiles
    --reboots

    Same issue regardless.

    Anyone have any ideas??? This is bugging me. Badly.
     
  2. spyderx thread starter macrumors member

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    I've done some more testing here. This problem also exists on another Mac Laptop. If I plug I hardwire the network, no issues. Switch to wifi I lose all visibility to my NAS and other macs via the finder.

    Definitely a problem with AFP shares broadcasting over Wifi.

    My WiFi device is an airport, btw.

    ANNOYING.
     
  3. gadgetgirl818 macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a mac mini with Lion 10.7 it could not find AFP shares on my NAS box over wifi. I upgraded it to 10.7.1 and now *can* find AFP shares. I have a NetGear ReadyNas Duo and an AirPort Extreme. Maybe it is an issue with MacBooks?
     
  4. spyderx thread starter macrumors member

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    Not sure, I haven't had a chance to try my Mini or iMac with Wifi, I will.

    Funny thing is this morning shares are showing on my MBA via Wifi. So the problem is definitely intermittent.
     
  5. DWielk macrumors newbie

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    Spyderx- Did you ever get this resolved? I'm having the same issue.
     
  6. spyderx thread starter macrumors member

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    Apple must have addressed this in some update to either OSX or my Airport Express because time machine is working fine on my wireless macs now.

    I still have a little some funkiness with AFP shares mapped via names but the thing I cared about most was time machine working, and it does now.
     

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