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  • New MacBook Air Owners Experiencing Wi-Fi Issues


    According to Gizmodo, there are a growing number of complaints from owners of Apple’s newly updated MacBook Air regarding Wi-Fi performance issues. Many of the issues are being documented in Apple’s support forums with people complaining about Wi-Fi connections which randomly stop working and in some extreme cases, people having to return their MacBooks due to constant Wi-Fi connection issues.

    It isn’t uncommon for users to raise issues following the launch of new hardware as they put machines through their paces and discover differences in their behavior. Some of the issues are more significant and widespread than others though, however Apple generally addresses many of the most significant ones with subsequent software or firmware updates.

    For those of you who didn’t already know, Apple’s new MacBook Air adopts the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, offering faster connectivity and bandwidth. Apple’s new AirPort Extreme base stations also offer better signal strength by taking advantage of beam forming to focus their Wi-Fi signals toward connected 802.11ac devices such as the new MacBook Air.

    Are any of you having issues with Wi-Fi on your new MacBook Air?

    Source: Apple (Support Forums) via Gizmodo
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New MacBook Air Owners Experiencing Wi-Fi Issues started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      This happens to all my iDevices since ios 6.1. This is nothing new for me.... Also happens on my macbook pro. I thought it was just something that happens normally...
    1. Fimeg's Avatar
      Fimeg -
      "people having to return their Wi-Fi due to constant connection issues." They return their wifi? How is that?
    1. AdonisBlue's Avatar
      AdonisBlue -
      My mid 2012 MBA wifi randomly stops working as-well, I have to turn wifi off and back on again to "fix it" each time..
    1. yohomie's Avatar
      yohomie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fimeg View Post
      "people having to return their Wi-Fi due to constant connection issues." They return their wifi? How is that?
      haha, I was wondering the same thing.... How do I return my wifi?
    1. anekin007's Avatar
      anekin007 -
      How ironic.
    1. Norb's Avatar
      Norb -
      OMG... just keep your finger off the black line that separates the two antennas! Noobs...
    1. pinkeye's Avatar
      pinkeye -
      Ever sin e i "upgraded" to 10.9,
      I have the same issue on 2012 mbp. But it was fine on 10.8.

      Also matlab doesnt work
    1. kalpesh78's Avatar
      kalpesh78 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Norb View Post
      OMG... just keep your finger off the black line that separates the two antennas! Noobs...
      Ha Ha.. didn't apple release a statement saying that the users are holding the macbook air all wrong?
    1. Colwood's Avatar
      Colwood -
      Glad I picked the Mbp over the mba
    1. islandremix's Avatar
      islandremix -
      Solution: Buy a MacBook Air Bumper! LoL