SR MBP won't reconnect to wireless network after sleep or reboot

Reiger

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Jun 8, 2007
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The title says it all. My SR MBP will not auto reconnect to my wireless network after sleeping or rebooting. I have done al kinds of things to fix it, but nothing worked. I will describe that later on, if you have the same problem with the SR MBP please reply in this thread. If you think you have a solution please read on, to know what I've tried so far :rolleyes:.

I am running Tiger, with all the latest updates including 10.4.10 and the latest Airport update. I have tried to delete the preference networks. I have tried to delete the airport preferences file. I have tried to delete the password from the keychain. I have tried a new installation of Tiger. All to no avail. It just doesn't want to reconnect to my wireless network :(.

Thnx for your reply/help.
 

devman

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What does it say in console or system log?

What WAP are you trying to connect to?

Can you manually reconnect?
 

Reiger

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The only problem is in automatic r(e)connection. I can manually do it, by clicking on the airport icon in the menubar and selecting the accesspoint I wish to connect with.

The WAP is using WEP encryption, it is a Siemens model provided by my ISP. I have just done a reinstall this afternoon. So both logs are still quite empty.

The Console Log:
Mac OS X Versie 10.4.10 (build 8R2232)
2007-08-05 16:47:17 +0200
2007-08-05 16:47:19.237 SystemUIServer[144] lang is:nl
Aug 5 16:49:48 computer-van ntpdate[232]: no servers can be used, exiting
Aug 5 16:53:43 computer-van /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Resources/airport: Error: Could not start 802.1X
Aug 5 16:53:46 computer-van mDNSResponder: Repeated transitions for interface en1 (FE80:0000:0000:0000:021B:63FF:FE09:5711); delaying packets by 5 seconds
Aug 5 16:54:27 computer-van mDNSResponder: Repeated transitions for interface en1 (FE80:0000:0000:0000:021B:63FF:FE09:5711); delaying packets by 5 seconds
nvram: Error (-1) getting variable - 'boot-args'
This is the system.log (only the last half hour):
369.6) starting - Sun Aug 5 16:53:35 2007
Aug 5 16:53:35 computer-van BatteryUpdater[273]: Battery does not need the BatteryUpdate v 1.2 (0x2)
Aug 5 16:53:37 computer-van kernel[0]: 11D beacon causing regdomain change to CC 276
Aug 5 16:53:37 computer-van kernel[0]: en1: 802.11d country code set to 'DE'.
Aug 5 16:53:37 computer-van kernel[0]: en1: Supported channels 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 100 104 108 112 116 120 124 128 132 136 140
Aug 5 16:53:40 computer-van eapolclient[275]: en1 START
Aug 5 16:53:43 computer-van eapolclient[275]: en1 STOP
Aug 5 16:53:43 computer-van /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Resources/airport: Error: Could not start 802.1X
Aug 5 16:53:46 computer-van mDNSResponder: Repeated transitions for interface en1 (FE80:0000:0000:0000:021B:63FF:FE09:5711); delaying packets by 5 seconds
Aug 5 16:54:27 computer-van mDNSResponder: Repeated transitions for interface en1 (FE80:0000:0000:0000:021B:63FF:FE09:5711); delaying packets by 5 seconds
Aug 5 16:54:27 computer-van launchd: Server 0 in bootstrap 1103 uid 0: "/usr/sbin/lookupd"[272]: exited abnormally: Hangup
Aug 5 16:54:27 computer-van configd[49]: posting notification com.apple.system.config.network_change
Aug 5 16:54:27 computer-van lookupd[284]: lookupd (version 369.6) starting - Sun Aug 5 16:54:27 2007
Aug 5 16:57:18 computer-van KernelEventAgent[43]: tid 00000000 received unknown event (12)
 

Reiger

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This is completely weird. But I think I fixed it, or at least found a work-around. I have tried no security and WEP, which both won't automatically reconnect. I have reconfigured it to WAP encryption, and IT WORKS. Stange, I know. But it might be a fix for somebody out there. So this is my (temporary) solution.
 

bdk

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Jun 12, 2007
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Vancouver
I have the same problem with my SR MBP dropping my wireless connection after sleep. I am already using WPA security (with a D-Link router) so that is not a solution for me. I can always get the connection back but it is certainly annoying.
 

BugsBunny

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Jun 16, 2007
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I have the same problem with my SR MBP dropping my wireless connection after sleep. I am already using WPA security (with a D-Link router) so that is not a solution for me. I can always get the connection back but it is certainly annoying.
I can't get my connection back. I got back to my friend's house where I had the problem, and my MBP immediately linked up to the network when I turned it on. After it first went to sleep, I have not been able to get it back for over two hours, no matter how often I sleep/restart/etc.

I'm a new Mac user so not really a power user as far as working out Mac bug stuff (I probably could have worked wonders on a PC by now), anything else I can try...I knew I shouldn't have installed the buggy-sounding 10.4.10!