MacBook 2016.m5 wifi

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by regularinactivemacrumorer, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. regularinactivemacrumorer macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2016
    Someone please tell me the horrible wifi problems that I constantly have to fix (at least once or twice a week) using affect only a subset of macbooks.

    I'm planning to somehow get this macbook fixed using warranty as soon as I get a desktop computer to use while my macbook is under repairs. Just tell me there is light at the end of the tunnel. Otherwise this laptop is seriously amazing, like everything else is awesome except for the wifi.

    PS. No mac dealers in this country have macbooks available with us keyboards so no switchie-switchies available, needs to be sent overseas for repairs.
  2. bcaslis macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2008
    I don't know what you are seeing but I'm not having any wifi problems after using a 2016 m5 MacBook.
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Haven't seen any wifi issues with my 2015 1.2Ghz retina Macbook. Rock solid everywhere I use it.
  4. cursedearth macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2011
    I've experienced wifi issues where in the wifi connection would be horribly slow. All I had to do was switch off/on the wifi. Not a usual occurrence though maybe just on a couple occasions. rMB 2015 1.1GHz Core M.
  5. MMonberg macrumors newbie


    Aug 13, 2016
    So far nothing here. Works flawlessly (MacBook 2016 m5)
  6. Queen6, Aug 16, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2016

    Queen6 macrumors 604


    Dec 11, 2008
    Land of the Unexpected

    Mac`s can be finicky with some WiFi routers, which can result in poor performance, disconnects, systems not sleeping correctly etc. Best thing to try is another known WiFi network and see if the problems persist.

    I have a 2015 rMB which is used in a business role, for the most part it`s WiFi connection has been ok, equally in some hotels the rMB has flatly refused to connect to the network. I have a Huawei portable router which can also act as a repeater, which connected to the hotel network without issue and was able to link in the rMB, a solution, albeit not ideal.

    At home WiFi is solid, equally comparing my 1.2 rMB to my M3 Samsung TabPro S, the Samsung WiFi performance is significantly faster than that of the Mac`s. Personally I doubt there is a hardware issue and you can try Apple`s hardware test to validate the same. Try creating a new user account and use a different router/network and see what happens.

    A useful tool for debugging WiFi on OS X is iStumbler this can help to isolate the wireless radio channel and reduce interference etc.

  7. double329 macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2008
    I have been using MBA since the 2011 and I have been getting rMBP 15, 5k 27 iMac and just 2016 Macbook M5 few weeks ago. I have never seen any Wifi issues with all of those Macs I have. I can say 100% for sure that they much faster than other Windows systems I have. My iMac Wifi link speed is always at 1300Mbps, while the rest hovers from 800-1030Mbps. Except the MBA, it is doing its max at 300Mbps.
  8. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    At home wifi is a complete disaster for my 2016 m3, while everywhere else, it runs beautifully. So weird.
  9. regularinactivemacrumorer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2016

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