There was no silver bullet, but each setting allowed my airport connection to become more stable, and the combination of all of these changes has sustained a connection without dropping: * Changed DHCP auto settings to manual – now I manually set my IP address on the network, I just set something high so it wouldn’t interfere with other DHCP machines.
As long as you have the subnet mask, router, and DNS settings configured manually as well, this shouldn’t be a problem.
* Disabled “Wireless G only” Mode – what seems to have finally sealed the deal was disabling ‘Wireless G Only’ mode that I had set on my router, yea things could theoretically be a little slower but I haven’t noticed, and I’ll wait an extra millisecond or two for a webpage to load if it means I can use my Mac Book wirelessly at home as intended.
Interestingly enough, I tried doing each of these things entirely on it’s own and it did not resolve the problem, it was the combination of everything that seems to have ‘fixed’ my airport connection problems.
There’s probably no harm in passing on these updates if you’re not experiencing any problems with your network now.
If you do decide to update, make sure it’s when some downtime wouldn’t be catastrophic.
“Apple updated its Air Port router software with a patch to fix a ‘Back to my Mac’ problem in conjunction with the Air Port Utility, but the update portends nothing for the future of the hardware,” Mike Wuerthele writes for Apple Insider.
“On Tuesday, Apple released versions 7.6.8 for the 802.11n Air Port Extreme, and 7.7.8 for the 802.11ac Air Port Extreme,” Wuerthele writes.23rd) For detailed information on Air Port base station firmware updates, including instructions how to install the update, please visit: For more information on using Air Port products, go to the Product Support Page at: "Tip if You Can't Boot from External Drive after mac OS Sierra 10.12.2 update An Apple forum thread has reports that some users can no longer boot from external Pegasus2 RAID after 10.12.2 update (was not a problem w/10.12.1). 8th revised Apple support article on How to set up and use an external Mac startup disk. As a result, your Mac doesn't see devices that have Option ROM firmware until you load the firmware by pressing Option-Shift-Command-Period at the Startup Manager window.I’m reposting this here not only as some sort of catharsis but also in the event that it helps someone else troubleshoot their wireless problems in 10.6.Here’s what I did to fix my Airport wireless connection from dropping in Snow Leopard.Scroll down that page to the heading "If you can't select your startup disk or start up from it". Do this each time you want to start up from the device or from a startup disk connected to it.