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cwo

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 15, 2013
28
7
Ontario
Hello everyone,

I've just gotten my 1st Macbook Pro 16 inch and excited to join the club!

Just have an issue and wanted to see if any ideas?

Got my computer / setup a new account and everything was working as it should (wifi / etc)

Then I did Migration Assistant with my Time Machine backup of my Late 2013 Macbook Pro running Mojave. This reset my computer to my old computer's content but running Catalina.

After this, now wifi doesn't work properly. I see it connecting to the networks but can't connect to anything... Computer seems to run slower as well for some reason, not as snappy.

Some of the apps don't work due to older Mojave over to the new one. Any way to go through and update these but need the #@#$#% wifi back.

Any ideas here? I'm ready to enjoy my machine! Should I just try reinstalling Cataline as a clean copy and figure another way to get my Time Machine data over?

Cheers and thank you!
cwo
 

LinkRS

macrumors 6502
Oct 16, 2014
401
331
Texas, USA
Hello everyone,

I've just gotten my 1st Macbook Pro 16 inch and excited to join the club!

Just have an issue and wanted to see if any ideas?

Got my computer / setup a new account and everything was working as it should (wifi / etc)

Then I did Migration Assistant with my Time Machine backup of my Late 2013 Macbook Pro running Mojave. This reset my computer to my old computer's content but running Catalina.

After this, now wifi doesn't work properly. I see it connecting to the networks but can't connect to anything... Computer seems to run slower as well for some reason, not as snappy.

Some of the apps don't work due to older Mojave over to the new one. Any way to go through and update these but need the #@#$#% wifi back.

Any ideas here? I'm ready to enjoy my machine! Should I just try reinstalling Cataline as a clean copy and figure another way to get my Time Machine data over?

Cheers and thank you!
cwo

Howdy cwo,

Not sure if this will help, but I have noticed issues with several Apple devices Wi-Fi, including my 16" MacBook Pro. I don't know the specifics on why it happens, but I do know how to work-around it. If you reset your WiFi access point (turn the power off, then back on again), this might fix it for a little while. This problem first cropped up for me on an iPhone, but now includes, 3 different iPhone models, 3 different iPad models, and now a MacBook Pro. My older 2015 MacBook Pro, several Android devices, and even all the Windows devices in my home do not have this issue. The only commonality in my setup, is my WiFi Router, which is a Nighthawk X6 R8000 802.11AC Tri-band router. Incidentally, I only have this issue on the 5 GHz band, the 2.4 GHz works just fine. Which means, that I can also bypass this problem by just connecting to the 2.4 GHz radio. A final thought, is the issue I have is that the WiFi is connected, shows a strong signal, but acts like I have no Internet connection.

Good luck!

Rich S.
 

cwo

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 15, 2013
28
7
Ontario
Hi Rich,

Thanks for your response and yes, that is the issue I'm having where it's a strong wifi single but no connection to the internet. I had this before on my late 2013 Macbook Pro so I suspect it's a software issue that Apple will hopefully fix as it gets pretty annoying. I have a Linksys WRT 3200 ACM dual-band and has both 2.4 / 5 GHz channels so pretty strong signal. Just irritated that Apple hasn't fixed this yet as was an issue in Mojave for me at times.

Cheers,
cwo
 

LinkRS

macrumors 6502
Oct 16, 2014
401
331
Texas, USA
Hi Rich,

Thanks for your response and yes, that is the issue I'm having where it's a strong wifi single but no connection to the internet. I had this before on my late 2013 Macbook Pro so I suspect it's a software issue that Apple will hopefully fix as it gets pretty annoying. I have a Linksys WRT 3200 ACM dual-band and has both 2.4 / 5 GHz channels so pretty strong signal. Just irritated that Apple hasn't fixed this yet as was an issue in Mojave for me at times.

Cheers,
cwo

Howdy cwo,

Does recycling your Linksys router "fix" the issue temporarily? I have found that it does for me. If it weren't for the fact that every other device, other than Apple products had no issues, I would suspect it was a problem with the router. It is something Apple is doing, not sure what though?

Rich S.
 
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