MacBook Pro :: I7 Wireless Lan - Drops Of Internet Connection
Oct 31, 2010
I have been experiencing severe drops of my internet connection in OSX. I have tried different routers and multiple computers in the house but it's clearly my MBP that randomly looses its internet connection (WLAN stays connected). It's getting really frustrating. Is anyone else experiencing similar issues?
Why does my wireless connection suddenly drops. The icon shows I am connected to the network but there is no connection to the www?
I need to turn off wireless and connect again to be online.
--- SPECS -- Model Name: MacBook Air Model Identifier: MacBookAir6,2 Processor Name: Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 1.3 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB L3 Cache: 3 MB Memory: 4 GB Boot ROM Version: MBA61.0099.B12 SMC Version (system): 2.13f9
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