Serious WiFi Issues!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by malexandria, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. malexandria Suspended

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    Ok, before I go balistic, I'm going to try and remain calm. My late 2011 Macbook Pro is having a lot of issues including the SD Card Slot no longer working. I was determined not to purchase another Apple product, but then my Work computer caught a virus yesterday, so that scared me off of going back to Windows. So yesterday I went out and purchased an iMac.

    So far I really love it and have been playing with it this morning. It keeps dropping my WiFi connection. It's not my house network because all my other devices - iPad, Macbook Pro, etc, work perfectly fine.

    Does anyone know what could be going on? If this continues, I swear, I'm never purchasing another Apple product. TWO very expensive machines breaking within a few months, in the case of my iMac - not working from the start???

    Where is this so called great Apple Hardware, that I'm paying a premium price for?
     
  2. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

    crazzyeddie

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    If you have a Late 2011 Macbook Pro, they will repair the SD slot for you free of charge.

    If you have a new iMac, you can call AppleCare and they will help you diagnose and fix your Wifi issues free of charge.

    But stupid questions first:

    • Have you updated the iMac's software all the way?
      Have you reset your wireless router? Updated its firmware?
     
  3. crimton macrumors member

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    I see threads like this all the time. "all my other devices on my network connect fine". I had the same problem with my mbp. I bought a new medialink wireless n router from amazon and problem was fixed instantly. Before the new router I could Not even load a web page, this went on for weeks. Now no problems for 2 months.
    It makes no sense but a $50 router fixed my problem...
     
  4. wpotere Guest

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    There are known issues with WiFi and Lion. Hopefully Apple will resolve them soon.
     
  5. doktordoris macrumors 6502a

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    i too have suffered the same way, I've had my new i7 iMac for 2 days, and the wifi is awful. connects for 30 secs, then drops for 30 secs,on and off, on and off. i will get round to sorting it out but I'm too full of new mac joy to care at the mo. i just ran a 6 meter cat 5 cable to my router and hid it behind a bookshelf.
     
  6. macking104 macrumors 6502

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    Have you changed the channel on your wifi router? (192.168.1.254). Go into its settings and change... Anything but 10, 11...
     
  7. malexandria thread starter Suspended

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    Honestly, I don't know how to reset my router since the set up was convoluted and complicated to begin with. Secondly, I SHOULDN'T HAVE to reconfigure my entire networking setup for one machine! If I do that, then I'll have to reset all my other devices which I'm NOT willing to do.

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    No, I'm not changing my router for ONE machine when all 12 oe 13 of my other WiFi enabled devices work perfectly fine.

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    I'm sorry but this is just unacceptable to me, I paid $1,800 for a machine that won't properly connect to my network??? I had suffered through this garbage with the first iPad.
     
  8. malexandria thread starter Suspended

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    Updating FW Seems Work

    Updating the Firmware seemed to be working so far, fingers crossed...
     
  9. srxtr macrumors 6502a

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    Time Capsule (or AirPort).

    Apple products work great with other Apple products (usually).
     

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