Cannot enter internet recovery (error -2006F)

zerozoneice

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Just got a good deal on a 2016 13" MBPro w/touchbar and 512 SSD.
Wanted to clean wipe it and reinstall OS, but it cannot enter internet recovery, gives me a -2006F error.

I reset the NVRAM and SMC before attempting another internet recovery but gave me same error.

Normal recovery however works fine, i formatted the SSD and reinstalled Sierra from there.
Should i be worried about anything?! :)
 

Weaselboy

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yea and it gave me -2005F
nice variation :)

I'm using 5ghz spectrum, can it be incompatible and only recognize 2.4ghz?
That is usually because you are using a wifi encryption type not recognized by Internet recovery. Just to get this done, can you just open up the wifi with no password?
 

Weaselboy

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WPA2-PSK not recognized?
I can't remember the list of supported wifi types for this, and Apple has removed the tech document that listed it. I recall WEP and WPA Enterprise won't work... but don't remember what else was on the list. It would be worth a try just top open it up for this just to see if that fixes it.
 

zerozoneice

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I can't remember the list of supported wifi types for this, and Apple has removed the tech document that listed it. I recall WEP and WPA Enterprise won't work... but don't remember what else was on the list. It would be worth a try just top open it up for this just to see if that fixes it.
ok thx i'll try next time i wipe out the notebook
 
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