Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 5 weeks ago

#632 closed defect (worksforme)

13" rMBP 2013 wifi problems

Reported by: swmike@… Owned by: chelliot@…
Priority: tbd Milestone: ietf-087
Component: wireless Keywords: wifi
Cc: ietf@… My Current Location: Belevue
My MAC Address: 20:c9:d0:87:83:2d My OS: OSX 10.8

Description

I have a Macbook pro Retina from april 2013 (OSX 10.8 with all updates) and I am attending IETF87. Whenever I sleep the macbook and wake it up again, it won't connect to the wifi network. I have to turn off wifi, go into settings, delete the wifi SSID in advanced settings, turn radio on again, wait a couple of minutes, ten it figures out there is no network to connect to and stops trying, then I can select the ietf-a.1x wifi, enter ietf/ietf and it connects immediately. I have this problem in all places I have tried it, the Potsdam 1 and Belevue.

I have identical problem with the "event" SSID at the Pullman hotel, same workaround to get it running again. Is this a known problem?

en0: flags=8963<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,PROMISC,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500

ether 20:c9:d0:87:83:2d
inet6 fe80::22c9:d0ff:fe87:832d%en0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4
inet6 2001:df8::96:22c9:d0ff:fe87:832d prefixlen 64 autoconf
inet6 2001:df8::96:de0:6060:642b:41a prefixlen 64 autoconf temporary
inet 130.129.100.169 netmask 0xfffff800 broadcast 130.129.103.255
media: autoselect
status: active

Change history (6)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by llynch@…

Cc: ietf@… added
Component: incomingwireless
Owner: changed from llynch@… to chelliot@…
Status: newassigned

comment:2 in reply to:  description Changed 4 years ago by cdoyle@…

I know that rMBP's have known wifi issues running older Mountain Lion code. If you are @ 10.8.4, then there may be a physical issue (although I wouldn't rule out some buggy OS X issue).

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5130069?start=0&tstart=0

The fact that the issue follows you to the Pullman indicates a problem with the MBP, not the wireless, since the Pullman is simply broadcasting a beacon for IETF over their own WAP's.

There is a Mac Store about 2km from the event. I would suggest walking over there and seeing if they can check the hardware and maybe offer some answers.

Colin

Replying to swmike@…:

I have a Macbook pro Retina from april 2013 (OSX 10.8 with all updates) and I am attending IETF87. Whenever I sleep the macbook and wake it up again, it won't connect to the wifi network. I have to turn off wifi, go into settings, delete the wifi SSID in advanced settings, turn radio on again, wait a couple of minutes, ten it figures out there is no network to connect to and stops trying, then I can select the ietf-a.1x wifi, enter ietf/ietf and it connects immediately. I have this problem in all places I have tried it, the Potsdam 1 and Belevue.

I have identical problem with the "event" SSID at the Pullman hotel, same workaround to get it running again. Is this a known problem?

en0: flags=8963<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,PROMISC,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500

ether 20:c9:d0:87:83:2d
inet6 fe80::22c9:d0ff:fe87:832d%en0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4
inet6 2001:df8::96:22c9:d0ff:fe87:832d prefixlen 64 autoconf
inet6 2001:df8::96:de0:6060:642b:41a prefixlen 64 autoconf temporary
inet 130.129.100.169 netmask 0xfffff800 broadcast 130.129.103.255
media: autoselect
status: active

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by swmike@…

Thanks for the pointers. The wifi is 100% stable as soon as I have connected, it will stay up for hours on end, and it even works when I walk between rooms ("handover").

So I would think it's more likely a bug/incompability on the wifi driver or kernel. We'll see if the problem persists when I get back home (I have no problems at home or anywhere else) and if I does I'll look for help from Apple.

Thanks again for the reply!

comment:4 in reply to:  3 Changed 4 years ago by cdoyle@…

Good luck! I'm closing this ticket. Let us know if some other issue crops up that you would like to discuss.

C

Replying to swmike@…:

Thanks for the pointers. The wifi is 100% stable as soon as I have connected, it will stay up for hours on end, and it even works when I walk between rooms ("handover").

So I would think it's more likely a bug/incompability on the wifi driver or kernel. We'll see if the problem persists when I get back home (I have no problems at home or anywhere else) and if I does I'll look for help from Apple.

Thanks again for the reply!

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by cdoyle@…

Resolution: worksforme
Status: assignedclosed

comment:6 Changed 5 weeks ago by Rick Alfvin

Milestone: ietf-87ietf-087

Milestone renamed

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