wifi problems after 10.7.1

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by gnychis, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. gnychis macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2009
    I thought 10.7.1 was supposed to make my WiFi more reliable, but now after I wake my MBA from sleep, the WiFi completely stops working some times. I attempt to turn the WiFi off and back on, but it does not allow me to turn it back on. Then I try to reboot, and it hangs on reboot.
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    Try downloading the full update from Apple's website and reinstalling it. It usually leads to fewer issues. I've done that since 10.6.6 after the reports last year that the delta update slowed down the graphics of the 2010 MacBook Air.
  3. vladinecko macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2006
    Bay Area, CA
    on the same boat, 10.7.1 completely killed my mid-2010 mbp's ability to reconnect to known wifi networks. nice job fixing a bug by introducing a bigger one.
  4. askrib macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2011
    make sure you guys have the LATEST firmware for your wireless router.

    I had an issue as well with my wifi but once I downloaded and installed latest version of the firmware, its worked perfect.
  5. TheRealHershey macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2011
    I'm having a similar problem. It doesn't bother me when reconnecting, but every 30 minutes to an hour it will just stop working, yet it still shows that it's connected. I have to turn off/on the wifi, then it reconnects and works just fine for another little while.

    It's been happening non-stop since the .1 update. It's driving me up the wall. Actually, I'm getting pissed off at how ****** Apple's recent updates have been.

    I've also been experiencing a lot (1-3 a day) of graphical bugs which render my system almost completely useless, until I restart it, since the update, too. I've probably restarted this 2011 MBA 13" 256GB more times in the last week than my MBP in the past year. :|

    Yes, I reset the PRAM and SMC. Not sure if the SMC actually reset or not, since the LED on the magsafe didn't change or anything.

    Fans have been pretty whack since the update. 10% CPU and they're running full blast!
  6. TheRealHershey, Aug 24, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2011

    TheRealHershey macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2011
    And today, every other time it comes out of sleep, clicking doesn't register on anything. .1 really, really screwed up my MBA. :( Is there a way to uninstall .* updates?

    I have a current gen Airport Extreme, too, btw.
  7. pollaxe macrumors 6502


    Aug 13, 2010
    West of England
    I'm still having issues too - though it had seemed better up until this evening.

    I was replying to another thread here and it dropped out on me whilst I was posting my reply. I have a new current gen Time Capsule and a previous gen Airport Extreme as my wireless set-up.

    I seem to be getting the Alert: No Internet Connection warnings & exclamation mark (again.) Hmm...

    Edit, oh and fittingly, it dropped out whilst I was posting my reply to this too. It seems to be every few minutes but I'm too tired to investigate further this evening!!
  8. skeevewiz macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2011
    there is another thread with this exact same idea (i am sure there is a few)...i still have intermitent wifi issues...slowness, dropping signal after the update is loaded - as are a lot of people - which begs the question - what did they fix with this last update?

    it must be a smaller piece of the population getting this issue as this thread and the other one i spoke of, don't have a ton of reads or replies...which is weird...must be just toshiba wifi cards in ours?? :p
  9. aldo818 macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2009
    South of France
    I had this problem with 10.7.0 but then i updated to 10.7.1 and it all seems working perfectly again like it used to be with Snow Leopard :)
  10. animatedude macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2010
    any solutions to this yet? every time my Air sleeps it disconnects..
  11. yuanmoons macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2008
    i have same problem after update - strange - if i switch wifi on and off its back. it if can be broken then i guess its fixable. fingers crossed for 10.7.2

    anybody have a direct link to report this issue to apple?
  12. pollaxe macrumors 6502


    Aug 13, 2010
    West of England
  13. Lycosid macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2008
    Same problem. My connection lasts anywhere from 5 minutes to 5 seconds before disconnecting.

    Looked into downgrading to snow leopard, and though Apple will say it's not possible, it is. It's not easy, and it may cause other problems, but it can be done.

    I haven't had this much trouble with an OS since Vista.
  14. JusChexin macrumors member

    May 28, 2009
    TheRealHershey, I'm having this EXACT problem. It is driving me up a wall. It doesn't matter whether I am connected through WiFi at my home, on my school network, or through a Starbucks Hotspot. The same problem remains every time -- I begin to have a very slow or non-responsive internet connection, so that webpages won't even load (although WiFi still shows FULL bars). To temporarily FIX, I turn WiFi off, then turn it back on... it seems to fix the problem for a few minutes, but then the problem repeats, and so I keep turning WiFi off/back on. This is driving me batty, lol.

    Any solutions/ideas yet?
  15. miladgh macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2011
    i still have the same problem in 10.7.1
    it's like that it shows the wifi networks for less than a sec, and then the list goes blank!
    I HATE IT. I did a fresh installation without any other software installation after that (except 10.7.1)
    i still have the problem.


    the only solution that works for me is turning it off and on multiple times!
    sometimes 5 times!!
    i'm on 10.7.1, reset the SMC, PRAM. the stupid problem is still annoying me.
  16. Queen6 macrumors 604


    Dec 11, 2008
    Land of the Unexpected
    Many had similar issue with WiFi when Snow Leopard launched, myself included, and this fix worked for many;

    1. Enter a new location - remember to go to the TCP/IP tab and Renew the DHCP Lease - seems to work for some.

    2. Delete the contents of HD/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration, Empty Trash and Reboot.

    I dont have any issue with my MacBook Air on Lion, so I have no real experience of this fix on Lion, however it did work for me with a MacBook pro 4.1 on the upgrade to Snow Leopard and the symptoms were the same.
  17. hystery macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2010
    renewing DHCP lease fixed annoying problem! Thanks for sharing input.
  18. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I've seen this more than annoying behavior. Seemed like the connection dropped when there's no activity. A real fix from Apple will probably be necessary.

    In the meantime, has anyone tried streaming a radio station to see if that keeps the connection alive?
  19. mixman macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2011
    Lion never recognizes my home network after sleep, even when it's listed. Needs to be re-selected always.
  20. DeuceDeuce macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2007
    San Dimas, CA
    Same here, anybody know of a fix?
  21. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    hmm my MBA and MBP only takes about 5 second to reconnect to WiFi after waking up from sleep.
    Havent seen any issues with it running on 10.7.1
  22. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Have you tried the steps in post #16 of this thread? Worked for me.
  23. hormelmeatcompa macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2009
    I've tried that as well as many other things (changing IPv6 to local-link only, using a bash script to ping Google every 2 seconds to have some activity on the connection, etc.) but it still didn't work. I upgraded to Snow Leopard yesterday. Should have done that weeks ago :p

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