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Wifi Dropouts Still Appearing With OS X Lion 10.7.2

October 14th, 2011 admin

It looks like the WiFi stability problems are still happening on OS X Lion, even though there have been reported fixes under the 10.7.1 and 10.7.2 patches.

I’ve taken a look at the latest 10.7.2 WiFi related tweets and here are the results:

 

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So it looks like in general, most people are still seeing WiFi related problems with OS X even after the 10.7.2 update.

Check out our other post for a list of possible workarounds/solutions for OS X WiFi dropouts.





OS X Lion v10.7.2 released

October 12th, 2011 admin

Apple have just announced that they’ve released the v10.7.2 patch for OS X.    The major feature in this update is support for iCloud, however there are a number of fixes too.

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Commenters are still reporting problems with WiFi and OS X, however one of the fixes mentioned in the release notes is:

“Address an issue that may cause a delay in accessing the network after waking from sleep”

Let us know if this patch helps with your WiFi connectivity!

Here’s the list of other fixes included in the patch:

 

  • Allow reordering of desktop spaces and full screen apps in Mission Control.
  • Enable dragging files between desktop spaces and full screen apps.
  • Address an issue that may cause the menu bar to not appear in full screen apps.
  • Improve the compatibility of Google contact syncing in Address Book.
  • Address an issue that may cause Keynote to become temporarily unresponsive.
  • Improve VoiceOver compatibility with Launchpad.
  • Address an issue that may cause a delay in accessing the network after waking from sleep.
  • Enable booting into Lion Recovery from a locally connected Time Machine backup drive.
  • Resolve an issue that causes screen zoom to stop working.
  • Improve Active Directory and LDAP integration.
  • Resolve an issue with Mail in which you may be unable to send through your MobileMe Mail account.
  • Resolve an issue with Mail when searching.
  • Address an issue that could cause iChat to prompt you for an account password which has already been saved.
  • This update also includes RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras.
  • Disk Image (.dmg) and installer packages (.pkg) files are no longer included in “safe” file types.

 

Release Notes

 

Update – latest tweet show mixed reactions – fixed for some people and broken for others:

 





Solution to OS X Lion Wifi Problems?

July 29th, 2011 admin

A commenter over at our post discussing the problems people are seeing with WiFi since upgrading to OS X Lion has posted a possible solution from Apple:

 

“I have a Macbook, and was experiencing the EXACT annoying problem. I called the apple support phone number and they gave me a solution to the problem and it finally works again!”

1. Go to system preferences and open or click Network

2. On the Wifi tab, click on Advanced button near the lower right corner

3. On the Wi-Fi tab go to the Preferred Networks box where it lists the networks your computer knows to connect to

4. Now delete all of the networks that you do not recognize, especially ones that may be in your apartment building or that your computer may be in range of. Make sure that your network is at the top of the list. You can drag them. The tech person said it was ok to have a couple other ones, but to make sure that mine was at the top of the list.

5. Click OK then apply. now try it out and see if it worked At first Safari gave me the same error message but about 3-5 seconds later it automatically loaded up my homepage. Then after 2 more times of shutting or putting my computer to sleep to test it, it started loading my homepage like normal again. I really hope this works for you because I know how enraging the problem is !

 

Let us know if this fix works for you!