Wifi reception problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cool11, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. cool11 macrumors 65816

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    How is it possible, my mobile phone and another pc laptop to have wifi reception, and my rmbp 15 late 2013 in the same place, not having wifi reception?
    I must say that mbp connected with this router, for several days.
    But other days do not connected at all, even though the pc laptop and my phone could connect at the same time.
    So, what is going on? What prevents mac from connecting? What is the problem?
     
  2. samanthas macrumors regular

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    Do you happen to have an external HDD that is USB 3 or anything that is USB 3? I ask because I noticed that my wifi would drop sometimes when I connected my external HDD. I also have a wireless mouse that works over a 2.4ghz signal via USB dongle, but that seems to be fine. Perhaps both connected at the same time was the issue though.

    I did some searching and found out some USB 3 devices can cause interference with wifi (and bluetooth, I believe.) So anyway... if you do have one, maybe try to move it further away from the computer and see if that helps.

    Otherwise I have no idea. Sorry. :eek:
     
  3. drenline macrumors 6502a

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    I'm having the same issue on my late 2013 MBP 13" too. I brought it into the Apple store the other day for my genius bar appointment, the genius reset some network config's and told me to take it home and try it now. Well, I brought it home and I'm still having the same wifi issues. I would get constant dropped connections on this MBP and it's annoying....probably going to set up another appointment soon if it continues...
     
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  5. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Disappointing.
    So, will Apple ever fix it? Is it a hardware or software problem?
    I heard complaints from a friend of mine with 'air' of 2011. I almost did not believed it some time ago, when he told me all his adventures to capture a good wifi signal. But now, I do believe.
    So, any hope?
     
  6. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Get a different router is all I can suggest. I gave up on apple issuing a fix for my 2013 rmbp.
     
  7. blueroom macrumors 603

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    What make / model is your wireless router?
     
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  9. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Zte zxv10 w300 v5.2

    It is not a permanent problem. I connected for several days with it. Then nothing.
    So? Unstable behavior?
     
  10. blueroom macrumors 603

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    It appears to be an ISP provided modem (Ukraine) and like all ISP modem / routers is likely at fault. ISPs get custom firmware from the OEM and rarely if ever do updates unless it's of benefit to them (because custom firmware & fixes cost money).

    It probably takes days for the bug to present itself.

    See if it can be put into gateway mode and buy a decent router.
     

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