First, I have checked other forums/questions about this. Tried different solutions like using the wpa_supplicant file, writing a script that restarts/attemps to reconnect the Pi after dropping its connection, tried changing wpa-roam for wpa-conf... and I don't know what else.

The issue, as the title says, is that my Pi will drop the Wi-Fi connection every time my flatmate uses his MacBook. Normally this happens while I'm at work so I don't know if that's because there's a reboot of the router, which usually occurs when streaming a lot of content. (That is why I tried all the re-connection options I've stumbled upon).

I know it sounds a bit vague or even stupid but it's all I can contribute at the moment.

Any suggestions or ideas to this?

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    have you maybe set a static IP that's conflicting with the Mac's? – Havnar Feb 1 '16 at 13:16
  • I've tried with different IPs, moving from x.x.x.15 to x.x.x.115 in various stages, it would be quite incidental they always conflicted with the mac, wouldn't it? Thanks though :) – Alejandro Feb 1 '16 at 14:26

Try this :

  • change your RPi2 MAC
  • in your DHCP server conf assign it a lease OUTSIDE of it's dynamical range, i.e. x.x.x.115 when your dynamic range is x.x.x.10-x.x.x.100
  • make a static address in your RPi2 /etc/network/interfaces

it should work fail-safely

  • I always advise people to set a static IP via their router rather than in the PI. This is a lot more portable. – Havnar Feb 1 '16 at 14:59
  • @Havnar I agree, but in this case we need to avoid the IP-range conflicts and ensure that even in DHCP case it will be avoided(via assigning off-range IP statically by MAC address of RPi2) – Alexey Vesnin Feb 1 '16 at 15:32
  • So far looks like it is working, will keep you updated. Thanks very much! – Alejandro Feb 2 '16 at 9:42
  • @Alejandro can you mark it as an answer then? – Alexey Vesnin Feb 2 '16 at 11:21
  • @AlexeyVesnin It didn't work actually, last night happened again :/ – Alejandro Feb 3 '16 at 9:47

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