MacBooks and 5 GHz wifi

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  1. bzf68t, Jul 17, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2015

    bzf68t macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2015
    I have an early 2013 15" Macbook Pro that has no trouble hanging on to the wifi, 2.4 GHz and 5 G.

    I bought my wife a new 2015 13" Macbook Pro and when I close the screen, it drops the signals, both 2.4 GHz and 5.0 G

    Both have Yosemite 10.10.4 running and the wifi setting are identical to the MacBook Pro that works.

    Her laptop is less than 10' from the router. Mine is right next to it.

    I am perplexed as to why they behave differently.
  2. brand, Jul 17, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2015

    brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    I'm pretty sure that you mean GHz and not mhz. Also they are case sensitive meaning that m is not the same thing as M.
  3. W123a macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2015
    They probably just have different wifi chips, one being better/less buggy than the other.
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Are both laptops and the router being used all using up to date software?

    I'd do an update and hard reset of all three and see how things go.
  5. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2013
    Is this on battery or plugged in? I don't believe the MBP stays connected when the lid closes if its not plugged in to save battery.
  6. bzf68t thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2015
    It only happens when I close the lid to put it to sleep even if plugged in to power. If I go to the upper left Apple and put it to sleep, it's fine as long as I don't close (fold down) the lid or screen.
    Wakes up still connected to the internet as long as I don't close the notebook up while on corded power. If I power down, it doesn't matter whether the screen was folded over or not.
    I even moved it next to the router, same thing on battery, looses connection if it sleeps whether the lid is folded own or not.
  7. bzf68t thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2015
    os x 10.10.4, yes both are up to date.
  8. TheIguana macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2004
    Sounds like it is functioning how the rMBP is designed to. When you put your Mac to sleep it is effectively turning everything off to conserve power. I'm not really sure what answer you are looking for here...
  9. bzf68t thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2015
    On my Macbook Pro 15" early 2013 model. When I open the lid, wireless internet is there and solid. This is on power or battery.

    On my wife's new Macbook Pro 13.3" when you close the lid it looses the wireless internet connection on battery or power cord. It is a pain to get back for her. Turning off wifi and then turning it back on works but that seems to be a work around, at best.

    Both Macbook Pros are running the same software Yosemite 10.10.4 The network settings are the same.

    I guess my question is; Why isn't the new Macbook Pro turning the wireless back on without any hassles.
    I'm not always around to do it for her.
  10. newellj macrumors 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    Have not had that problem with my 2015 13" rMBP, but no suggestions.
  11. Jade529 macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2011
    Try comparing your sleep / wake settings between yours and your wife's Mac. See what is different.
  12. bzf68t thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2015

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