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I'm a very tech savy person but I just don't get this straight. It's confusing. Lets start.
We are a group of 4-6 people living in a large flat and we have a router (Speedport W921 from Dt. Telekom), which is their top tier product. Internet connection is always stable and WiFi never drops.
Me and two others use PC's and Android/WP phones and never have problems with the connectivity. The other half has a shitload of iPads, MacBook Airs/Pros, iPhones and Apple TV's. every 2-3 weeks all of the Apple stuff can still log in to the WiFi but has no Internet then. No settings changed.
WTF Apple. What is wrong? Anyone else has the same problems?
Same with my 3rd generation iPad. All good on my iPhone 5 and on my "vintage" 2002 Powerbook.
Try turning IPV6 off on them, if you don't use it? Also check what IP they default to when they fall over — it's usually some arbitrary thing that matches AirPort kit.
And yes, Apple machines are less than perfect when running on anything other than their own kit.
My new Macbook WiFI that I bought last year has given me a lot of problems. My friend had the same issue.
get a pc
I'm not network-savvy, but my Macbook does not work on my 5GHz connection from my router so I have to run it on the 2G connection. All my other devices, including a few old Hackintoshes, run the 5G fine.
My MBP is mid-2014 running 10.9.5
I have found something interesting in the Logs of my router.
When I turn on my computer (PC) the router creates a lease for it, adresses it to the pc and keeps it until I shut that thing off. Now what does the glorious Mac fraction do? Every single Device creates a new lease every 2-5 fucking minutes without any reason. Having around 10 Apple devices and a lot of other WiFi devices (speakers, laptops, etc) my router runs out of leases and deletes cannot adress new ones.
Solution: I configured the router to delete signed out leases after 10 minutes, it was an hour before. Maybe I can tell the Apple shizzle to not request one all the time?