Macbook Pro wifi problem

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by airrick724, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. airrick724 macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2014
    I'm having a strange problem with my wifi and wondering if anyone else has experienced this or has any suggestions. For some reason my macbook pro regularly won't automatically connect to the wifi at my house. It's a linksys/cisci e800 router and the SSID is broadcasting but when I open my laptop it just searches for a connection and never finds mine. I have to turn wifi off and back on several times before it finds my wifi and connects. I've even tried clicking Join Other Network and typing the SSID and password in, even though it's remembered, but it says the network can't be found until eventually turning wifi off and back on enough makes it find my network. The weird thing is, I have about 6 other wifi devices at my house and they all find my network fine all the time. And my macbook finds other networks fine all the time as well. There's just something with my wifi and my macbook.

    Thanks for any suggestions!
  2. bigchief macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2009
    Have you checked to see if there is a software update for your router? I haven't had a connection problem but I updated software on my netgear router and safari is faster on my MBP.
  3. airrick724 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2014
    Yea, I upgraded to the latest firmware with the same result. Thanks for the suggestion.
  4. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

    Mar 10, 2011
    Not sure if this will solve the issue but try this, remove the network from System Preferences->Network, repair permissions, reset SMC and PRAM, then add back in the network.
  5. adamhenry macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2015
    On the Beach
    I have a similar problem. Sometimes when I turn my MBP on, it will not connect to my WFi. I only have to turn it off and back on though. It then connects immediately and stays connected through multiple sleep/wake cycles. It only fails maybe 1 out of 10 power cycles.
  6. Bulldog3777 macrumors 6502

    Apr 2, 2009

    A LOT of people are having that problem after going to Yosemite. Long thread on here some where. People are waiting on a fix.
  7. airrick724 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2014
    Thanks for the replies, glad to know it's not just me or something I could easily fix.
  8. kathmanduGuy macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2010
    This problem has just started for me since I installed the latest security update. I can find and join other wifi networks, only not mine, which my other devices join without issue. I've restarted several times and I still can't see my wifi network...
  9. airrick724 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2014
    I've found the only thing that makes it connect is turning wifi off and back on a number of times. Eventually it finds my network and connects. Very annoying.
  10. gamesetmatch macrumors regular


    Jan 29, 2008
    Palm Springs, CA, USA
    FWIW, what happens to me on a new MBA is that it takes a long time (about a minute) to connect to my WiFi network.

    Both my iPhone and iPad mini connect immediately.

    *waiting for a fix*.



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