wifi freezes and locks up

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  1. sixfingeredmannn macrumors newbie

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    hi there,

    I've been having some trouble with my wifi locking up on me while connected to any network. The icon in the top right of the screen says it's connected but I cannot access any web pages or complete any wifi related tasks. When i try to turn off the wifi and reconnect the icon remains the same. Essentially to fix the problem I have to put my mac to sleep by closing the lid and reopening it. Then I can turn off the wifi and reconnect properly. Connection times can last anywhere from 4 minutes to about an hour but without fail the connection will drop and freeze up again. This problem has been consistent through 2 or 3 operating system upgrades as well. Any help would be appreciated.



    Thanks!
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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  3. sixfingeredmannn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just tried all those steps! will report back if i have problems again. i completed those exact steps with the El capitan version of the article that osx daily posted but maybe it will work with sierra.
     
  4. sixfingeredmannn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yup wifi froze again within the hour.. :(
     
  5. jerryk macrumors 68040

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    Sounds like time to take it in.
     
  6. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Does it happen with any other devices? Have you tried another wifi router?
     
  7. sixfingeredmannn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no does not happen with any devices. happens on my school network and at home.
     
  8. sixfingeredmannn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do u think replacing the wifi adapter would solve the problem? I can do that without bringing it in.
     
  9. bit50man macrumors newbie

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    Have a look at this web page

    http://warrantyvoidifremoved.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/repairing-intermittent-wifiwireless-on.html

    I have suffered wifi problems ever since Apple replaced my mainboard (although out of warranty this was to fix a graphics issue which apple were aware off).

    I tried all the fixes I could find, delete wifi related files, making new wifi connections, changing location etc.

    In the end I put two padded sticky pads (one either side of the cable - see article above) and so far so good, no more problems. The pads are keeping the case from pressing against the cable.

    Hope this helps
    --- Post Merged, Oct 22, 2016 ---
    I have tried the OSXDaily fix many, many times but it did not solve the problem...

    Have a look at the following (and my post below)

    http://warrantyvoidifremoved.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/repairing-intermittent-wifiwireless-on.html

    It may be the cable...
     
  10. sixfingeredmannn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This makes a lot of sense. I definitely noticed that wifi was worse when I would use it on non flat surfaces or move it around. However now it kind of just sucks everywhere. Will open it up today and look. Thanks!
     
  11. sixfingeredmannn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for everyones input! Problem was fixed after i added the cushioning to either side of the cable.
     

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