WiFi keeps dropping on rMBP

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by portishead, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    Wifi keeps dropping on my rMBP. Anyone else? I can handle some bugs, but if my wireless keeps dropping, we'll that kinda sucks. :(
     
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    I have the same problem with my 15" retina. Wifi not connecting at all.
     
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    Did you try changing channels in the wireless router yet?
     
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    I have tried channels 1, 100, 132.
    If ethernet is connectes, wifi icon also show connected. If I disconnect ethernet, wifi starts looking for networks and shows that exclamation mark on icon. Wifi never gets IP via DHCP. Manually setting IP won't work.
     
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    satcomer

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    Why didn't you say that the first time.

    Did you go into the affect Mac System preferences->Network, Wi-Fi side channel, Advanced button and see if the Preferred Network at you want to connect to is present.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Yes. I even deleted my networks from there and connected again. It even asked me WPA password again.

    But meanwhile I was working with Windows. It's installed with bootcamp. It didn't connect at all. Not even with cable. Now I got home and everything is connected again.

    At work I had Airport Extreme and D-Link 2,4 and 5 GHZ networks. None of them worked. I even restarted them, but all other workstations were working before and after restart.

    At home Thomson is working fine.

    Really weird situation.
     
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    MLMcMillion

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    15" rMBP here with no WiFi problems (so far), connected to a 2.4GHz N router.
     
  8. macrumors 65816

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    My wifi keeps dropping for my 15'' rMBP. Please help!! I need to get work done! The wifi connects fine, but it just drops randomly. What must I do?
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    use wired ethernet, or don't install a beta of an OS. it's going to have bugs man.
     
  10. macrumors 65816

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    I thought you have the same problem too? You found a fix?
     
  11. macrumors 603

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    Not to sound harsh, but if you need to get work done why did you install a beta 1 version of an OS?

    Save yourself the anxiety and go back to ML. If you want to screw around with Mavericks put it on an external.
     
  12. macrumors member

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    Try removing wifi passwords from keychain and the network from network prefs, restart and then try to connect again.
     
  13. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't have a password, I use timed access control by mac address.

    I haven't had a wifi dropout today yet though.
     
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    I can't even connect to a single network. Not mine, not my neighbors unsecured, nothing. It asks for my password, I enter it and it shows "Connection Timeout."

    For those thinking about it, I would not install this. So buggy. Not worth it at all.
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    rMBP dropping Wi-Fi none stop

    Ever after upgrading to 10.8 I was having issues here and there... but now with 10.9 is just impossible to stay online for more that a couple of minutes...

    The Wireless Diagnostics app claims our network is too "busy" which may be... but I'm the only one getting bumped.
     
  16. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I only had it drop out once on me yesterday. That's not terrible. I wouldn't care, except I have my iTunes on my NAS, and I don't want to drop the connection while I'm connected as it can corrupt things.

    Once a day isn't bad though, so I'm not worried about it. I'm sure it will get fixed soon.
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    Never had that problem with my rMBP at home, or any public networks. I would take it to Genius bar if you have already changed wireless channels.
     
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    Krazy Bill

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    Mine is flakey as well on an Early 2011 MBP13. It just wouldn't be OSX without these issues. :)
     
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    You go with a developer preview to the Genius Bar? *lol*
     
  20. akhilv1, Jul 1, 2013
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    I'm having the same exact issue on my rMBP as well. Its the original base model with a 2.3Ghz. Maybe using an apple Airport will work? I'm gonna give it a shot with my age old Airport Express 802.11g.

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    25 Minutes so far on a 2.4Ghz N Router without dropping out, but i was downloading iPhoto and iMovie, so it was under load.

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    It's still working.
     
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    ToroidalZeus

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    it's all dependent on the network. on my home network no problem, at school massive drops.
     
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    vindictum

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    15' rMBP with no WiFi problems. At home it's connected to my 5GHz N router (ASUS RT-N56U). At work, we use 2.4GHz with certificate, again without any issue.
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    I did this on my Mac Mini and it fixed the issue for me to my Windows SMB shares. It's a good workaround which keeps your wifi from dropping out, and prevents disconnection of your shares. Basically a ping to your router.


    http://osxdaily.com/2011/08/08/mac-...-bash-script-to-maintain-wireless-connection/
     
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    Also for those having problems try to make a new Network Location in System Preferences->Network (at the top of the pane) and make a custom named Location & save it. This might help.
     

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