Router problems after upgrade to 10.5.8

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  1. dalai macrumors newbie

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    I have been experiencing frequent problems with my router the last few days, and it occurred to me that I don't think it was happening before I upgraded to 10.5.8. I have an old router (a D-link DI-614+). The router periodically stops connecting to the internet - unplugging it and then plugging it back in fixes the problem, at least for a little while.

    Anyone experiencing anything similar?
     
  2. miamiracing macrumors 6502

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    had issues with the airport while running on battery. everything worked fine while connected to power.

    went back to 10.5.7 and wait until snow leopard comes out now.
     
  3. zlotko macrumors newbie

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    I have had the same situation. I finally fixed this problem by changing the Router Settings and renew the channel. Hope this helps.

    The problem was the same with me on both.
     
  4. robved macrumors newbie

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    10.5.8 Router & Internet Running Slow

    I spent two hours on the phone with Apple today and finally they put me on to a specialist for the new version 10.5.8. We discovered that my MacBook Pro running 10.5.8 has to be plugged in to a power source irrespective of the charge on my battery. If it's not plugged in to the charger my Internet speed falls off to a very slow 98K to 1mps, mostly the lower range of that.
     
  5. kavlo26 macrumors member

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    I went to the apple store today to see if they can fix my slow internet speed when on battery. The genius bar guy worked on it for over an hour, and nothing would work. I was told to reinstall Leopard. Apple needs a fix for this.
     
  6. the Western zoo macrumors 6502

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    How do you downgrade??

    Cause this is so annoying!!! :mad:

    I've just done that - it didn't help...
     
  7. Sdahe macrumors 68000

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  8. the Western zoo macrumors 6502

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  9. the Western zoo macrumors 6502

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    I ended up going another way:
    1) firstly I downloaded the 10.5.7 combo update - then mounted the dmg
    2) using Pacifist I extracted AppleAirPort.kext and IO80211Family.kext from the pakage.
    3) placed them in system/library/extensions/
    4) flushed the cashes using Cocktail

    Result: No more slow downs on battery!
     
  10. kavlo26 macrumors member

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    Apple store didn't help. But I am assuming you didn't reinstall leopard right? haha. Just downgraded the kext?
     
  11. the Western zoo macrumors 6502

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    First I did try a reinstall of Leopard, then found out about the kext... I gotta have WiFi even when on battery, so I was willing to give the reinstall a try...
     
  12. sonspot macrumors member

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    sounds like BS on apple's side, am running 10.5.8 and my internet speed is doing well.. am new to the mac world, so far i've been able to take care everything..
     
  13. erikistired macrumors 6502

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    ugh. i'm having to disconnect and reconnect airport (wifi) every few hours because it drops my internet connection. right after it refreshes it works fine again. guess 10.5.8 didn't fix airport problems after all.
     
  14. wankey macrumors 6502a

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    WTF I am having the same problem. It's making online gaming impossible and very annoying. Apple seirously needs to release Snow Leopard. This is quite annoying. 10.5.7 worked just fine.
     
  15. germanix macrumors member

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    For those of you who installed this patch and still have problems, please see this "Solution" I found on MacFixit.

    MacBooks affected by Airport bug not able to install Airport Client Update 1.0
    Written by Topher Kessler
    Some people who had Airport problems after upgrading to 10.5.8 may not be able to install the patch Apple released today, especially if they have modified their system with various workarounds to get Airport working again.


    When we posted our workaround for the problem, we specifically mentioned to back up the current kernel extensions before replacing them with old versions that were more stable. Before applying the current patch from Apple, be sure to revert the workaround and copy the replaced extensions back to the Extensions folder. After this is done, restart the computer and try running the installer again.
    A second option is to download the AirPort Client Update installer manually and use Pacifist to extract the kernel extension replacement from it. This should only be done if you are sure your system is one of the ones mentioned in Apple's documentation for the update. These include the following:
    MacBook (13-inch, Late 2007)
    MacBook (13-inch, Early 2008)
    MacBook (13-inch, Late 2008)
    MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008)
    MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008)
    MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2008)
    To revert workarounds and install the update manually, be sure to copy back the most recent version of the "AppleAirPort.kext" extension that we mentioned to replace in the workaround (this apparently was not involved in the problem, and a replacement is not included in Apple's update). After this, use Pacifist to open the installer file and navigate to the kernel extension provided there. Then either extract it or install it to the /System/Library/Extensions/ folder, replacing any current extension you may have there. You can then load it into the extensions caches by running the following commands in the Terminal:
    mv /System/Library/Extensions.mkext ~/.Trash
    kextload -t /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext
    kextcache -k /System/Library/Extensions
    WARNING: After running the "kextload" command, if there are any errors do not continue, and remove the new kernel extension (replacing it with an older version). This command will test the kernel extension for dependencies and if some are not met, you may destabilize your system if you continue.
    After these commands are run, restart your system to load the kernel extension.
    A final option is to download and apply the latest "Combo" updater for 10.5.8, which should refresh the Airport extensions. After this is done, run the Airport client update again.
    Questions? Comments? Send us feedback: http://www.macfixit.com/contact
     
  16. khongaeng macrumors regular

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    This Works!

    Western Zoo,
    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have tried everything PRAM, Combo Update, Delete preferences, etc. But your solution is the only one that worked (and especially since I don't have a time machine backup, it is the only option I had other than completely reinstalling). Thank you for your post.
     

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