No network access after waking from sleep

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  1. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502

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    I thought this topic could also belong in the OS X section but this only happens with my 12" rMB so I want to check with fellow owners here. My mac mini and 13" rMBP does not have this behavior.

    After my macbook has been sleeping for about 5 minutes or longer, I noticed I have no network and internet connectivity when I wake the laptop. I have to turn off my wifi and then turn it back on.

    The wifi status shows that I am connected to my access point (also tried it at my parents house with their access point) but no network or internet access is possible. I am not able to access any websites, I can't even ping the router or other local machines on the network.

    Sometimes if I wait for a few minutes the connectivity returns but I've also had instances where the connection is never working until I disable and re enable the wifi.

    Anyone have similar issues? I've dug around here and on the apple forums but they are all old threads about mavericks and early yosemite. plus they described a scenario where the wifi shows as disconnected where as my situation shows the wifi is connected.
     
  2. ahostmadsen macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, mine behaves exactly the same way. What is adding insult to injury is that the MacBook is using a lot of battery on staying connected to WiFi while sleeping. I guess the idea is to have immediate connectivity when waking, similar to iOS. But then when it wakes up, although seemingly connected to WiFi, it does not in fact have connectivity. All the battery use for nothing.
     
  3. cmjars macrumors 6502

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  4. elfxmilhouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Sorry not able to offer advice, however my own 1.2 MacBook does not exhibit this behaviour. I set mine up from new, no migration assistant etc, or pulling from Time Machine

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  6. elfxmilhouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried the resets and still experience the wifi issue.
     
  7. cmjars macrumors 6502

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    I put 10.11 on my rMB and no wifi connection from wake is gone. So it looks like 10.11 is going to take care of that problem.
     
  8. ahostmadsen macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for trying out and letting us know.

    I think this is a general problem of WiFi connectivity with Apple computers. My previous MBA also had the problem (although, because the rMB tries to stay connected all the time, if manifests itself a little differently). The problem was there under Mavericks and Yosemite, BUT the very last update of Mavericks solved the problem, just to re-introduce it with Yosemite! Perhaps El Capitain will solve it.

    A possibility is to buy an Apple WiFi router. I used an Airport Express for a while, and it seems better (though not perfect).
     
  9. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    Same thing here. But it seems better on one network (different routers), but there's definitely something, and they need to fix this. I'll be on the road with a Pro and a few other things, so i'll have a better idea.

    These day it's easy to tell if it's your machine vs network (having 4 devices with Wifi helps :D )
     
  10. RogerKmilw macrumors member

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    I've been looking for this for 3 weeks. That's when I purchased a brand new rMB pro 13". Ever since day 1 I've had this same issue. I called Apple Care - he just helped me clear out my network locations. Big help. So I took it to the Apple Store. They didn't feel like diagnosing the issue, instead just giving me a brand new one. No objections here. To no avail though, new rMB pro - same issue. Wtf do we do??
     
  11. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    In your case I would try the rMBP on a different router, two Notebooks same problem, equally other things around it have not changed. Try your Mac at a family member or friends place and see what it does, Mac`s can be finicky with some wireless routers.

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  12. Cvx5832 macrumors regular

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    I've experienced this. I restart the machine and all is good.
     

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