Wifi drops a lot

Discussion in 'iMac' started by trellaine, May 26, 2018.

  1. trellaine macrumors regular

    trellaine

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    I own a mid 2011 iMac which is running the latest operating system. I have noticed the past month or so the wifi connection drops and drops a lot. I can get the connection back from switching it off and back on. I never had problems prior. My computer sits about 15 feet from the router. A clear path. All other devices on the network work fine.

    Has there been any known issues like this? That people have read or heard about?

    Thanks
     
  2. rafark macrumors 6502a

    rafark

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    I also experience this every now and then, especially when waking it up. I'm on Yosemite so this bug doesn't seem to be that new.
     
  3. trellaine thread starter macrumors regular

    trellaine

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    Hmm okay. Maybe I’ll run a looong Ethernet cable and see what happens or doesn’t or I could try a wifi USB dongle. Experiment.
     
  4. Pecktime macrumors newbie

    Pecktime

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    Happened on my mac mini after upgrading.

    There is some firmware you can reset (not PRAM, but i can’t remember what) that might fix it.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    OP wrote:
    "I never had problems prior. My computer sits about 15 feet from the router. A clear path."

    Might as well run ethernet between the router and the iMac.
    Then you won't be bothered by such problems again.
     

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