Wireless Issue Fixed In SL?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Confuzzeled23, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. Confuzzeled23 macrumors regular


    Jan 27, 2009
    Hey Everyone,
    I was wondering if the wireless issues people have had have been fixed in SL. I have had random drops, not able to connect unless I turn airport on and off, etc. There is no problem with my Airport card as the internet works fine in Windows 7 on the same Mac. I was wondering if there is anyone around that were having wireless issues on Leopard and have upgraded to Snow Leopard, have your issues dissapeared or are there still issues with wireless in Snow Leopard?

    Thanks for any replies.
  2. Acsom macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2009
    Copied from another post:

    I had the same issue; 2 mo old 17" MBP. it seems common, and I spent a fair amount of time searching for a solution. I found many people with the same issue, and several different solutions, none of which worked for everyone.

    I tried deleting the com.apple.internetconfigpriv.plist and com.apple.internetconfig.plist files; that made the problem worse. It would disconnect after a 5 minute pause in activity.

    An upgrade to 10.6.1 also made it worse.

    On the thought that it takes two to make a handshake, I reset my modem/router, a Westell 357, and restarted my Verizon DSL service from scratch. (WARNING: if you have Verizon, the Verizon installation package is incompatible with Firefox 3.5.3 and Safari 4.03. I found this out after I'd done the reset, and had to get a Windows laptop and use IE to do the setup.) I then went into the router properties and compared all the settings to the Airport settings, verifying that they matched.

    Since that time, about 20 hours ago, I've had no issues. I've done the sleep/open routine a couple dozen times, with varying intervals from a few seconds to 7 hours.

    I'm not sure why this worked; my guess is that it is related to the dynamic assigning of IP addresses by the router. The google search result that I find closest and most applicable to what I did is this one. So if what I did doesn't work for you, try that. There is a list of things to try at the end of that article; resetting the modem/router is on that list.

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