Wireless Packet Loss with 21.5" iMac Al?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by theahnman, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. theahnman macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2003
    Annandale, VA
    Here is the output from my pingtest via Network Utility...
    Is anyone else having the same issues?

    PING ( 56 data bytes
    Request timeout for icmp_seq 0
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=1473.547 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=474.457 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.735 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.762 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=2.799 ms
    Request timeout for icmp_seq 6
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=2530.812 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=6 ttl=64 time=1531.551 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=7 ttl=64 time=531.861 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=8 ttl=64 time=0.738 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=9 ttl=64 time=0.769 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=10 ttl=64 time=0.743 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=11 ttl=64 time=2586.053 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=12 ttl=64 time=1587.668 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=13 ttl=64 time=587.912 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=14 ttl=64 time=0.741 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=15 ttl=64 time=0.738 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=16 ttl=64 time=0.746 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=17 ttl=64 time=2627.496 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=18 ttl=64 time=1629.225 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=19 ttl=64 time=630.138 ms

    --- ping statistics ---
    20 packets transmitted, 20 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 0.735/809.975/2627.496/943.875 ms

    Pingtest.net will typically give me an "F" rating and indicate that almost 30% of my 200 packets sent didn't make the trip back.
    Any thoughts?
    On a related side note, there will be a memorial service for all packets lost in the aether of the Intertubes in the near future...
  2. Heilage macrumors 68030


    May 1, 2009
    What are your results when using a wire? That's pretty important in identifying what might be the problem. :)
  3. theahnman thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2003
    Annandale, VA
    Well, there is no problem with the wire. I more or less wanted to see if there was a similar issue with other people, and if they had figured out a solution to the problem. In addition, I want to get some sense of whether this is a small problem in contrast to the greater pool of 21.5" iMac ALs. I'm hoping it's a simple hardware issue. I really hope it is not a software issue... because we ALL know how Apple is when it comes to marginal software issues... :(

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