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This is getting ridiculous. I remember when 10.5 first came out, people mentioned having issues with their Airport connection frequently dropping out. I figured Apple would fix it pretty quick... and I haven't heard anything since, but my Airport is still incredibly unstable - sometimes requiring me to turn it off then on again every 30 seconds. I can go whole days without losing the connection (oh look, it dropped out as I type) then the next day I have to reconnect every 30 seconds. It's so frustrating. I love my Mac, but I don't like putting up with quirks it shouldn't do. And this is more than a quirk. (Airport dropped out again here)

Did anybody ever find a fix for this? Am I alone on this one or do people still have issues with it?

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No, you are not alone on this issue. I am using airport extreme. My Mac is connected via cable to airport. Earthlink my cable/internet provider uses DHCP configuration. With my old router (Linksys) I never dropped the connection. Now, everytime the computer goes into sleep mode, upon wakening, I have lost the connection. The only good thing is, after a few seconds (5-10), airport finds the IP address and reconnects. Have called Apple support twice on this (only had the airport extreme for one week). They keep trying different tweaks to the settings, but so far nothing has worked.
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This is getting ridiculous. I remember when 10.5 first came out, people mentioned having issues with their Airport connection frequently dropping out. I figured Apple would fix it pretty quick... and I haven't heard anything since, but my Airport is still incredibly unstable - sometimes requiring me to turn it off then on again every 30 seconds. I can go whole days without losing the connection (oh look, it dropped out as I type) then the next day I have to reconnect every 30 seconds. It's so frustrating. I love my Mac, but I don't like putting up with quirks it shouldn't do. And this is more than a quirk. (Airport dropped out again here)

Did anybody ever find a fix for this? Am I alone on this one or do people still have issues with it?
I was having the same exact problems as you were. My HP Pavilion dv6768 Special Edition would surf right away with no problems at all....but my MacBook on Leopard seem to struggle some. I tried different DNS settings on my router and Airport. I also tried unplugging router, turning off/on my airport, etc.

I have a tip that hopefully will help you. Since I have done this my Internet is back to blazing fast, no more problems, etc. I have a Linksys router so I went in to the admin page and changed the wireless channel to: 9 - 2.452GHz.

Since changing my wireless channel I have no more problems on my Mac. Not sure if this will be of help to you, but it sure fixed my problems on my Mac.

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The only time I've had drop out problems on wireless it turned out that I had the AP set to the same channel as a neighbor.

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I was having the same exact problems as you were. My HP Pavilion dv6768 Special Edition would surf right away with no problems at all....but my MacBook on Leopard seem to struggle some. I tried different DNS settings on my router and Airport. I also tried unplugging router, turning off/on my airport, etc.

I have a tip that hopefully will help you. Since I have done this my Internet is back to blazing fast, no more problems, etc. I have a Linksys router so I went in to the admin page and changed the wireless channel to: 9 - 2.452GHz.

Since changing my wireless channel I have no more problems on my Mac. Not sure if this will be of help to you, but it sure fixed my problems on my Mac.

Good luck <><
Ok, I've changed my wireless channel. Lets hope that worked... can't say until I've been using it for a few days at least, but it hasn't dropped out in the past couple of minutes which is a good sign...

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