Wifi hangs/disconnects randomly...

DramaLLama

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I've researched and apparently this is a very common issue among many versions of OS X and I cannot for the life of me find a solution.

My wifi will hang and disconnect at seemingly random intervals, usually no longer than an hour or so apart until I turn off/turn on the wifi to reconnect to my network, or ANY other wifi network that I use... have you guys been having this problem and is there a working, permanent solution out there?
 

Krazy Bill

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I've researched and apparently this is a very common issue among many versions of OS X and I cannot for the life of me find a solution.

My wifi will hang and disconnect at seemingly random intervals, usually no longer than an hour or so apart until I turn off/turn on the wifi to reconnect to my network, or ANY other wifi network that I use... have you guys been having this problem and is there a working, permanent solution out there?
I have no advice. My Wi-Fi won't cut out but if I change hotspots, then go to office or home I need to toggle it off/on before it works again.

This has been going on since my Lion days... never an issue with Snow Leopard. Strangely enough, Windows XP, 7 and Win8 never have a wi-fi problem be it in boot camp or running virtually. :(
 

DramaLLama

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Bump... changing channels didn't work, lowering MTU didn't work, making a new network location didn't work...
 

satcomer

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Bump... changing channels didn't work, lowering MTU didn't work, making a new network location didn't work...
If you have a Mac Book or Mac book Pro or a Mac Book Air then try another wireless point. Then you can see if it is your Mac or the router.

Also try making a test user account and see how that connects.
 

DianeK

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Jun 4, 2013
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Bump... changing channels didn't work, lowering MTU didn't work, making a new network location didn't work...
Same problem here since upgrading to ML and tried same things you did with no resolution. :(
Diane
 

DramaLLama

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Same problem here since upgrading to ML and tried same things you did with no resolution. :(
Diane
I have tried EVERYTHING I could find on this subject.. I finally decided to re-format my MBP and start over again with a clean slate of ML.

...since doing so after my last post in this thread, everything is working without any trouble.
 

DianeK

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Thanks for posting back. When it comes to OS, now that Jobs is gone, Apple is no better and perhaps even worse than Microsoft. Never thought I would ever utter those words.