Strange wireless connectivity problem on new MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bravecat, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Bravecat macrumors newbie

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    I have a very strange problem regarding wireless connectivity on my new 2.53 GHz mac book pro and my airport extreme router.

    To cut a long story short, each time I start after shutting down it takes ages to start after logging in (spinning beach ball - incomplete menu bar). It connects to the network but very, very slooow. Eventually I get no data throughput, but still says connected. I have a mac mini and 2 pc’s running on my router with no ill effects.

    Even more bazar, wireless connection is fine when I connect to a linsys wrt54g router. Only seams to effect apple extreme router, had same issue in apple store.

    Now if I delete the system preference com.apple.airport.preferences.plist from /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ and restart my mac book, the network work fine, until I restart with the airport card left switched on, I'm back to the problem above. However if I turn off the network card before shutting down, then turn back on after logging in, everything is fine. Sleep mode also fine.

    I have talked for hours with apple techs, visited the apple store, no one can explain what’s going on.

    If this is a software issue, I can live with it (I hoped that update AirPort Extreme Update 2008-004 would fix things but did not). But if its a hardware issue, I need to exchange.

    Has anyone else got the same issue? Can anyone suggest a fix?

    Have done a erase and install, and tries lots of other suggested fixes posted on line after AirPort Extreme Update 2008-003 debacle.

    Thanks in advance....
     
  2. Bravecat thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Bravecat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mmmm... I'm wondering the same thing, but most of the symptoms seem to point to it being software.

    Is nobody else suffering the same thing, with a combination of AirPort Extreme and New Mac Book Pro?

    Thanks
     
  5. Bravecat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK so i think i solved this issue. Turns out i installed the AirPort Disc Utility that cam with my Airport Extreme router...

    I uninstalled it, and now my network seams to work the way it should. finger crossed.

    Anyhow anyone with a similar issue, uninstall the disc utility. and don't install it in the first place...
     
  6. south8212 macrumors 6502

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    didnt read deep into your thread but i just ran software update and there was an airport card update, just letting you know
     

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