Updated to 10.4.11 and now have Airport issues

Discussion in 'macOS' started by christall109, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. christall109 macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    So I updated to 10.4.11 and now my Airport is acting up on my year old MacBook Pro. This is just a new issues in a long train. (I will be calling AppleCare Monday)

    Upon updating (10.4.10 to 10.4.11) my internet connection via Airport drops every 5 seconds and then reconnects. It is extremely irritating. Is there anyway to fix this? Or is it a firmware issue?

    Thanks in Advance
  2. inkling23 macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2006
    san francisco
    Me too

    Updated to 10.4.11 and now my AirPort connection (very good connection, I might add) will appear and disappear several times within a minute, and then stay on. Very, very irritating, especially when on iChat. This never happened with previous versions of Tiger.
  3. mrcmosx macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2007
    rosemead, Ca
    Hey all,
    I am running into this problem as well on my black macbook 2.0 C2D. Anyone else... I can safely say it started after my 10.4.11 update. It drops for no reason every 5 seconds. I also tried it @ work, home, and my GF house.. It has the same result.
  4. unknown.exe macrumors member


    Sep 22, 2007
    Somewhere on Earth
    My advice to all... downgrade to 4.10 and wait for mac to anounce an update. Also, macbooks arn't good at handling newer op-systems, even if the specs are good. Expecially if the mac-book is a year old.:apple:
  5. snberk103 macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    How to Downgrade?

    My wife's MBP is also having problems staying connected when using Airport, unless she keeps the power plugged in. How do you downgrade to 10.4.10 from 10.4.11?

  6. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    I've had many issues with my wireless network in the past 2-3 weeks (coincidentally started around the same time as I updated to 10.4.11) and it's been driving me insane. My MBP has been either not able to connect or dropping the connection every few minutes; my boyfriend's MacBook (also on 10.4.11) has had similar issues - we thought it was a problem with the Airport Expresses. Seemed to be worst when both our laptops were trying to connect at the same time... it was almost as if the 'books were conflicting with each-other. I've changed channels and DNS settings on the Airport Expresses now and so far it seems to have fixed things for us... so it's hard to say if it was due to the Airports on our notebooks or the Airport base stations but neither of us had these problems before 10.4.11 anyway!
  7. MarkR macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2006
    Brighton, MI
    My airport was great under 10.4.9. Once I upgraded to 10.4.10, I experienced intermittent drops and constant switching between 3 and 4 bars. Since I upgraded to 10.4.11, airport has never been better - no drops and constantly at 4 bars. For me, it actually seems more stable than under 10.4.9.

    BTW, this is a year old 17" C2D MacBook Pro.
  8. tealeafkitty macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2007
    Pretty much the same here. It was working fine until I updated to 10.4.11, and then my Airport just died on me. I went through Network Diagnostics like the computer suggested, and it worked for all of about 3-5 seconds before it promptly died again. Used Network Diagnostics again, and yay! it work- oh wait, it just died again.

    It's like the Airport keeps erasing my configuration every 3-5 seconds or something. I literally have to keep Network Diagnostics open, and just click "continue, continue continue" and then "go back" when I hit the end of the prompts, and just go back and forth to keep my internet running long enough to find help pages via Google.

    I'm doing this even now as I type. If it wasn't so frigging annoying, I'd think it was almost funny.

    Still no solutions?
  9. unknown.exe macrumors member


    Sep 22, 2007
    Somewhere on Earth
    This is funny @#%! Well, obviously it's a glitch w/ the op-sys. Another tip to all... work off of an Ethernet cable until further notice from Apple. Also, has anyone had the brains to actually CALL the peeps at Apple? They REALLY DO WORK!!!!:apple:
  10. pieros macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2007
    Finder extremely slow over Airport Network after updating to 10.4.11

    Hi, I have a problem with 10.4.11. Since I upgraded, about two weeks ago, I experienced an intolerable slowdown of the Finder over my Airport network. When trying to access folders and files located on my Powerbook (PowerPC G4) from a Mac Mini (also PowerPC G4) over the network the Finder stops, sometimes for minutes before opening a folder or copying a file.

    When I tried the reverse, e.g. accessing the desktop Mac Mini from the Powerbook (which still runs 10.4.10) all worked fine, in reasonable time.

    Do anybody have a similar problem? How can it be cured?
    Thanks for helping.

    Ah, and now I'm experiencing a weeker Airport signal too (on both machines)


    Mac Mini G4, 1.42 GHz, 1Gb RAM (Mac OS X 10.4.11) -
    PowerBook G4, 1.33 GHz, 1.25 Gb RAM (Mac OS X 10.4.10)
  11. ralcpa macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2008
    One Possible Fix

    I had the same issue with Airport either not connecting or dropping connections after upgrading to v10.4.11. I fixed it this way..

    Go to System Preferences/Network/Location and delete any locations you have setup. Add a new "location" and use the assistant to re-create your preferred network(s), router security level and passwords, etc. Under "Airport" set up the default to be "join preferred networks". Go to "Options" and select "enable interference robustness". My TCP/IP settings are "configure using DHCP" but yours may vary. I also changed the channel of my router but not sure if this had an impact.

    I was not able to establish a connection under "Automatic" or using the profile that existed prior to upgrade..somehow the upgrade corrupted this profile (speculating here)...

    I am writing this looking at the airport icon MAXED out...Don't forget to apply basic wireless router security precautions like not broadcasting SSIDs, enabling stealth mode, etc. Hope that helps.
  12. JP-MVP macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2009
    Resolved issue with Airport card not seeing networks

    I know I'm a little behind but after having to do an update to 10.4.11 on an older ibook machine i came across the same problem. The Airport card would not then list any networks and would not connect even if i put them in manually.

    So after much argy bargy looking on the web, I had a inclination it was to do with a power management problem to the network card, so I ended up resetting the 'Power management unit' (no I didn't know there was one either! but there is) it's basically just a chip on the logic board that can be reset by different key presses depending on your model of MAC.

    You can find information on how to do it on Apples site here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1431

    Anyway, the result was clear, i had tried all sorts of things but to no avail then on doing this reset it found every network available instantly without any delay and connected to my network without a glitch.... so i believe here lies the problem.

    On the 10.4.11 update there must have been an update for the power management unit that had a bug in it.... i had an emac that did exactly the same thing.

    Hope this helps someone.... i bet you've all upgraded to 10.7 by now anyway, but for those of us that still have the odd ibook knocking about this could come in handy.

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