I have had my macbook air for almost a year with no problems however over the last couple of weeks it keeps dropping its connection to my network on a regular basis. The only way to fix it is for me to turn Wi-Fi off then on again, then it works again fine - for a while - then the same thing happens all over again. It is very frustrating.

If I ping my router's IP address I get a valid response while it's working but while it wont connect to the network I get "Request timeout for icmp_seq".

No other computers / phones that connect to the Wi-Fi are affected by this problem, it is only my mac.

This is driving me crazy, I've tried stuff on other forums where people have had similar problems but have had no luck. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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    So we do not waist time here, please elaborate what have you tried so far.
    – Ruskes
    Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 17:28
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    You question can not be answered without you providing more information since it could be number of reasons.
    – Ruskes
    Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 19:58

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Have you changed your network settings at any point? If so you may need to set the network to automatic and renew DHCP. Please see the instructions here: http://www.technobezz.com/mac-wont-connect-to-wifi/

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