Error in internet recovery

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  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hi, I erased the SSD and tried to reinstall Mac OS on my rMBP 15". My wifi router cannot be found. Sometimes there was an earth photo with a big ! mark. Then, under it, it states: apple.com/support -2006F

    If I pressed option, I got a flashing folder with a ? in it.

    What should I do next?
     
  2. barbu macrumors regular

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    Have you tried holding Cmd-R after the startup chime?
     
  3. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    About the screens you see when your Mac starts up: https://support.apple.com/HT204156

    You pressed Option during startup (select a startup disk) - Flashing folder with question-mark means the Mac can't find a bootable operating system. Since you erased the SSD, that's no surprise.

    The spinning globe can indicate you're trying to start in Internet Recovery (Command-Option-R). If you erased the entire SSD (not just the Macintosh HD partition), the Mac will automatically try to start Internet Recovery. An exclamation mark indicates a problem with Internet Recovery. If your wifi network can't be located, use Ethernet. Ethernet is generally faster and more reliable for recovery, anyway.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Try opening up your wifi (with no password) and see if that helps. Internet recovery cannot handle certain kinds of wifi.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201314

    Look halfway down this link.
     
  5. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I tried both Cmd-R and option approach.

    No internet at home and school's network (both wifi and Ethernet) requires choosing the router. Then, enter userid and password before I could connect to the net.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That is your issue right there. You are gong to need to get on a network that meets the specs on the list at that link. You school wifi is not going to work with its present setup.
     
  7. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Does the free wifi service in Apple Stores work?
     
  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yeah... that outta do it.
     

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