5,1 updated to Sierra and no more WIFI

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by iamnotme, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. iamnotme macrumors regular

    iamnotme

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    I had el cap running on it with factory wifi hardware and it worked great. The update to sierra went smoothly with no errors but now I have WIFI.

    It's an all stock machine with 2 X 6 core xeons.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     

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  2. Zobrien macrumors member

    Zobrien

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    I had this problem with my 09' flashed to 10'... apple made the earlier version airport cards incompatible with OS X sierra. You need to upgrade to the newer wifi card for it to recognize your wifi adapter.
     
  3. h9826790 macrumors G4

    h9826790

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    This should not happen on a stock 5,1.

    A quick search shows that your cMP is a 4,1 flashed 5,1, not stock 5,1. Also, with dual X5680, not the stock CPU as well.

    So, most likely your "4,1" shipped with a Wi-Fi card that simply not supported in Sierra.
     
  4. Zobrien macrumors member

    Zobrien

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    Yep, al 4,1's and before have unsupported wifi cards. The new ones cost about 25 on amazon
     
  5. whgmkeller macrumors newbie

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    Sometimes, when OSX goes into sleep mode, it looses the WIFI settings. This is remedied by turning off the machine, removing the power cable, waiting for 15 minutes, and starting up again.
    Maybe you can try this.

    Willem
     
  6. pertusis1 macrumors 6502

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    Somehow a search for this problem didn't initially turn up this thread, but I just started a new one with almost the same issue. I have a stock 5,1, and am losing wifi when the machine falls asleep. It works if I turn Wifi off, then back on (no reboot required).

    For me, it seemed to start when I upgraded to High Sierra. Granted, I have upgraded almost everything about my 5,1, but I haven't touched the wifi card. Any thoughts would be welcome either in this thread or the new one.

    FWIW, if the mods want to combine threads, have at it.
     

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