MacBook Pro WiFi range issue.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jacobwill94, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. jacobwill94 macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    Just recently my Mac started not connecting to wifi at a distance. It use to work perfectly fine downstairs, and now it hardly does. AirPort is connected with the full 4 bars strength, but the internet connection doesn't seem to be there. As soon as i go up stairs every things works perfectly fine, confirming there is no issue with the wireless modem. No other devices in the house struggle with range downstairs.

    Like i said before, it use to work the same as it did up stairs, as down stairs. Now i struggle as soon as i go down stairs.

    Very frustrating. :mad:

    Anyone had this issue or can help?

    MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.5)
     
  2. jacobwill94 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ***Ongoing Macbook Pro Wi-Fi Issue!!!***

    Hi All,

    I have this issue that has been annoying me for months and months, and is starting to really P me off!!!! :mad::mad::mad:

    my MacBook started not connecting to wifi at a distance. It use to work perfectly fine two rooms away, even with doors shut, now it seems to lose connection. weirdest part is that AirPort is connected with the FULL 4 bars strength, but the internet connection doesn't seem to be there. If i turn the wifi on then off, it won't connect back up from a distance. When clicking the AirPort on the top right, its see's my Wifi I'm trying to connect to there, with full bars reception, as soon as i click it to connect, it thinks about it for a while and then says "The Wifi Network "TP-LINK" could not be joined. Try moving closer to the wireless router. Alternatively, run diagnostics to trouble shoot."

    As soon as i go within meters of the Wireless router it happily connects, and everything works flawlessly, obviously until i get behind a closed door or greater than 10 meters away, or around a corner. i can confirm there is no issue with the wireless modem router. No other devices (phones, laptops & tablets) in the house struggle with range around the house, and as i said earlier, it use to work absolutely PERFECT, from a long way away.

    Someone suggested wireless Interferences in the Environment, but Ive ruled it out , as it does that same at 4 different houses, all with different wireless routers.

    Ive re-imaged the laptop, updated to the latest software and tried nearly every Wireless resets and setting changes I've been recommended or read on the internet.



    Incredibly frustrating, its really taking away the joy of having a mac, as theres certain places i can't even use it!

    Anyone had this issue or can help PLZ PLZ PLZZZZ?

    MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010)

    OS X Yosemite Version 10.10.2
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Take it to apple and get them to fix it.

    as the title says that seems a problem with your wireless card get it fixed there is no other option for a hardware issue...
     

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