MBP 2015 - wifi issues that require restart

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  1. mrjake macrumors newbie

    mrjake

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    Yep, 2nd issue with my MBP :-(

    SYMPTOM
    Sometimes the internet [via wifi] suddently just doesn't work on my 2015 macbook pro [retina, 16gb, 500gb SSD, Mavericks]

    I can't quite pin down if it completely fails, but the wifi is still connected and I think basically its going horrendously slow rather than completely failing - feels like using a 56k modem

    A restart fixes it immediately, which makes me suspect the MBP is at fault not the wifi router [note - other devices do not have this issue]

    Is this a known issue? Ideas?
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Large uptime on OS X often causes these kinds of issues. Basically shut down every few days with the option 'reopen windows when logging back in' disabled, rather than putting it on sleep. (also that's why restarting fixes the issue)

    You can also check if your router's encryption is set to WPA2-PSK (may be called WPA2-AES) only -- sometimes WPA2 mixed or WPA Auto causes these sorts of problems.
     
  3. mrjake thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will try this - thank you
     
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    I've switched from auto to PSK, lets see how it goes :)
     
  5. mrjake thread starter macrumors newbie

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    switching to PSK has not helped. Still get the problem. I have a Virgin Super hub on 100mb internet - anyone familiar with issues using mbp on this router?
     
  6. mrjake thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It happens almost every day. I can't accept that I need to reboot my mac daily. My old 2010 mbp NEVER needed a reboot for this reason
     
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    No I haven't upgraded - shall I just get El Capitan?
     
  9. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It supposedly fixes Wi-Fi issues. It's worth a shot.
     
  10. Aneef macrumors regular

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    I
    I get these type of issues on Safari only. I have to Command-Q Safari and then open it again to make the browsing work.
     
  11. mrjake thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyway, I'm on El Capitan now, will see how it goes!
     
  13. phoey1 macrumors newbie

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    i have a similar setup to you (virgin media, 2015 MBP) and I have these issues. It seems to come when I wake my mac up. Im on el captaine 10.11.1. Ill try 10.11.2.
     

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