WiFi timeout!

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  1. hAwK17, Nov 25, 2011
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    hAwK17 macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2011
    Damascus, Syria
    Hello everyone!

    I have MacBook Pro 2011 and i'm facing problems connecting to WiFi maybe as everyone does!

    I have downloaded the latest updates, and i have updated the firmware of my ADSL router which is (TP-Link TD-W8961ND)
    every time I try to connect I get the message: (timeout connection occurred) and the computer is blind! .. it cannot see any WiFi even if I turn it off/on ..
    Sometimes it happen to connect perfectly to my home network, but this happens rarely.
    Also my Mac can see and connect to Apple's Airport or Netgear routers ..

    I know it's a comptability issue between Mac and router, but is there any fix for it?? :confused:
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    There seems to be a problem with Lion and WIFI, its not a MBP hardware or compatibility but it appears to be related to 10.7
  3. hAwK17 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2011
    Damascus, Syria
    Thanks man, but does it mean I have to use the ugly yellow LAN cable each time I want to connect?! :eek:
  4. matt94gt macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2011
    Victoria BC Canada
    Try searching this up on the apple discussion boards, I saw this issue like a dozen times last time I was on there. I dont have lion or this issue or id help you out.
  5. mark28 macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    I had this problem with Lion. I downgraded to Snow Leopard and my WIFI is good again.
  6. hAwK17 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2011
    Damascus, Syria
    Then the only solution is to downgrade it to leopard :/ ..

    Apple should get this problem solved :mad:.. I bought a Mac, not a stupid windows based laptop :mad:
  7. whatupdog macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2009
    Before you do anything rash try this:

    I was having the exact same problem as OP and tried everything. My wifi was working great and all of a sudden one day none of my computers could connect (in fact one computer couldn't even detect the network anymore). I kept getting the error, "connection timeout". After battling this problem for 3 days I tried something that maybe should have been obvious from the start.

    I went into my router's configuration and changed the channel it transmits on. Then I lowered the power output to 75%. Bam! Worked like a charm with no more connection timeouts. Hallelujah!

    My guess is that another network was causing interference, and by changing channel and output power I "uncloaked" my wifi network, so to speak.
  8. marnuc macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Guayaquil, Ecuador
    I was having the same issue in my home, I got here a linksys router, but at work I never have any problem and we have there a D link router, maybe it is a wifi router problem. I hope.

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