BleepCrash wrote:Any MVPs out there, really need your help on this issue, because it seems to be a common problem, with no solution to be found. Thanks for any help.
Wi-Fi always disconnects after about 1 hour of connection to a Wi-Fi hotspot under Windows 7 via Bootcamp.
These Wi-Fi drops happen in every hotspot (fast food, hotel, other free Wi-Fi) so far.
Works without drops when connected to same Wi-Fi hotspots in Mac OSX 10.x.
Even works in Windows 7 when using own, separate Verizon 4G mobile hotspot, model MIFI 4510L. But again not when connected to the hotel hotspots/routers.
Loses Wi-Fi connection after about an hour when on regular Wi-Fi (via router/hotspot). Happens on different Wi-Fi networks in different places -- same problem.
Obviously I can't change the settings on the routers (as they are the establishment's and are different in every place). I can only change something locally on the laptop itself.
Re: WiFi Issues With MacBook Air
Jun 20, 2011 6:37 AM (in response to gcrump)
I have MacBook Air 2010 (both 11" and 13") with the above described intermittent WiFi drop issues.
After perusing for many months these issues, I believe that the problem lies with:
1. Type of wireless router you connect to
2. Amount of nearby traffic
I had a Linksys W160N router which was dropping both of my MacBook Airs intermittently with a router reboot fixing the problem for a while until it came back.
I then switched to Linksys E4200 and the problems resolved. Not only that but the connection is much faster now.
I live in a building in Manhattan that has its own zipcode (about 1000 apartments) and at any time I have over 10 networks that my Airs "see".
I think that if I were to go to a cafe with an old router, then the problem will continue. All people with the problem should post the make of their router. Please note, as of late, W160N is getting terrible reviews.
Sauron_Daz wrote:So free hotspots use 'bad' routers as a rule?
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