Mavericks - PRAM or SMC reset and now problems - no wifi without VPN

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by TitusVorenus, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. TitusVorenus macrumors member

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    Running a mid 2011 MacbookPro, 10.6.8. I created a second partition and installed the latest Mavericks downloaded from the app store.

    Initially I came across a problem where the wifi would not turn on again after sleep. I followed the list of recommended steps, including:

    -Deleting system pref folder and turning bluetooth off
    -PRAM reset
    -SMC reset
    -disabled wake for wifi access

    Finally turned off sleep for a permanent remedy. But now the problem, which is affecting both the 10.6.8 partition and the mavericks partition.

    My browsers will only connect to the internet while the VPN is connected. I monitor the connection with LittleSnitch and there are no outgoing connection attempts from the browser when the VPN is disconnected. However skype can still make calls.

    I did a complete uninstall of the VPN client but there is no change.

    I also developed a problem with my second display, when I start the computer the second display has a bunch of jibberish on it until I unplug it and plug it in again - which only affects 10.6.8, not mavericks.

    I'm not sure what the PRAM & SMC reset did. Is there any way to return it to prior? I did make a disc image of the hard drive before creating the partition and installing mavericks.
     
  2. TitusVorenus thread starter macrumors member

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  3. Isamilis macrumors 6502

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    I think the problem is step 1 above, not sure credibility of your source suggesting step no. 1. Sorry not helping you to solve the problem. Reinstall the OS might be the solution.
     
  4. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    ya, reinstall always seems to be the key...

    particularity since you have an image already....
     
  5. TitusVorenus thread starter macrumors member

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    Well that stinks. Guess I'll give it a go over the weekend...
     

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