2013 Mac Pro Won't Stay On Wireless Network

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by EnderBeta, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. EnderBeta macrumors 6502

    EnderBeta

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    I'm trying to connect to my wireless network with my Mac Pro. It hops on and connects. I can see web pages and the app store working. Then after a few moments it disconnects.

    I've run network diagnostics but it won't ever go past creating diagnostics report.

    Does anyone know what I can do to fix this?
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Could you try a PRAM/SMC reset? Also create a new Admin user account to see if the problem persists there.

    You can try a Safe mode boot by holding Alt on startup. Please can you ensure your wireless network is set to WPA2-PSK/AES only — no mixed or legacy mode.
     
  3. EnderBeta thread starter macrumors 6502

    EnderBeta

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    It looks like it was a network security mode. My router has 2.4GHz and 5GHz band steering so I guess it connected to 2.4GHz and then requested 5GHz and dropped because I had 2.4GHz set to WPA2 Personal only and then 5GHz had a mixed setting. I changed it to WPA2 Personal only as well and it looks like I have it resolved.

    Thank you very much!
     
  4. now i see it macrumors 68000

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    My experience with flakey wifi on a mac is that it's a harbinger of doom. Once it starts doing that (in my experience) if the base station is nearby with a strong signal, the end is near. Hardware related.

    Place your wifi router next to your mp or vice versa to ensure a strong unfettered signal and test it. Then test the router signal with a iPhone or another computer to ensure its not a router problem. If it's not the router, there's a hardware issue going on in the nMP and no amount a fiddling with settings is going to help.
     
  5. EnderBeta thread starter macrumors 6502

    EnderBeta

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    It's for sure not the router. At least not that it was on it's last legs. :) My gaming PC, PS4 Pro, Apple TV4, your iMacs, Mac Minis, MacBooks and phones aren't having a connection issue. It's a Linksys EA9500. :)
     

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