I have a 2011 Macbook Pro, 15", a1286. recently, when i turn on the computer the wifi works for maybe one minute, then even though the airport signal stays strong, i can't connect to anything.
I ordered a used wifi card off of ebay, and the same thing happens. so i'm guessing it's not the wifi card, but the flex cable, the antenna, a software bug, or (worst of all worlds) the logic board itself.
I ordered a new flex cable, and i hope that fixes the issue. If it doesn't, has anyone else had this problem before, and would recommend anything? If it's not the cable i really hope it's a software bug. I'd hate to replace the logic board, otherwise known as "buying a new computer"
posted by camdan
on May 10, 2014 -
I have accepted an offer on a MacBook air I sold on Craiglist. I am ready to take this to the buyer. I can't get the damn thing to forget my network password. Need to do this ASAP so I can hand it over. [more inside]
posted by instead of three wishes
on Sep 15, 2013 -
At work, my wifi connection frequently stalls (MacBook Pro 9,1, OS X 10.8.2). The connection never drops, but websites will "hang" while loading and I am unable to receive/send mail. Although I'm still connected, if I click the Wifi icon on the menu bar so that it starts "Looking for Networks", the connection is immediately restored. This happens every 4-5 minutes. [more inside]
posted by Yiggs
on Nov 13, 2012 -
Please recommend a small, reliable printer for around $100, but by all means, go higher if you think non-shit just doesn't exist at that price. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt
on Dec 26, 2011 -
I have ATT Wi-Fi Internet (not U-Verse). And I've been running into connectivity issues with the 2WIRE modem that have been plaguing me consistently for the last year. More inside, but just an FYI, I have a Mac. [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth
on Sep 7, 2011 -
Please please help me. Macbook pro wifi keeps going in and out at home.
Used to be fine, now disconnects and says: "searching for network" WHILE the wifi bar says full bars and connected. I think it has to do with either network setting or the weird location thing. Here is a picture of my issue:
Picture of wifi issue
Somehow, the wifi is fine, but I am no longer connected to the internet. internet works fine at other peoples houses, just my house and certain cafes this problem of "searching" for the internet emerges while the wifi bars stay on full. Have tried rebooting computer, router etc.
Thank you for any suggestions.
posted by cascando
on Jun 6, 2011 -
So, a website that I need to view is just not showing up on any of my browsers. I know for a fact that it's not down. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000
on Jun 30, 2010 -
What's the best way to set things up so my wife can edit our iPhoto library (currently on the iMac) from a new MacBook that I plan to buy? [more inside]
posted by wheat
on Mar 12, 2010 -
Mini displayport to DVI adapter stops 802.11g from working? What?! We have a Macbook5,1 which is plugged into a 21" Dell LCD using the Monoprice mini displayport to DVI adapter. When the displayport is unplugged wireless works perfectly. When it's plugged in, the wireless NIC remains associated to the WAP but there is instant 100% packet loss. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus
on Feb 9, 2010 -
Internet browsing(wifi) painfully slow on a refurbished Macbook Pro. Similar refurbished Macbook Pro(same specs) seems to work just fine. [more inside]
posted by prufrock
on Jan 12, 2010 -
My 13" Macbook loses wifi connectivity, but then regains it when I reboot. I'm wondering if I can fix my wifi problems with some sort of software tweak, or whether I need to do the heavy lifting. [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Jul 12, 2009 -
All of the websites I don't have explicitly bookmarked have stopped loading for me. On any wireless connection. Help. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000
on Apr 4, 2009 -
Help me understand wireless. I have an aluminum iMac, a unibody Macbook, and an iPhone 3G. [more inside]
posted by Manhasset
on Dec 29, 2008 -
free library wifi keeps redirecting me to:
http://the url i want + :65002/www.the_library's_website.com.
librarians don't understand why, and don't know how to help.
can you? [more inside]
posted by compound eye
on Dec 29, 2008 -
Help extending a wireless network? I have a Time Capsule acting as my primary wifi base station. It's in the living room, attached to the only DSL line in the house. It has a great signal all over the house...except of course in my office, in the back room. Any good ideas how to extend the network back there? A few more details inside. [more inside]
posted by barnone
on Sep 15, 2008 -
Should I buy a computer today (the last day of the apple promotion) and/or is my landlord required to provide me with a stable wifi signal if it is included in the lease? [more inside]
posted by Nickel
on Sep 15, 2008 -
How can I increase the range of my brand new Linksys WRT600N wireless router so that my wife's Dell Inspiron 1505 gets a better signal? My former router, a 3 year old Linksys model (WRT54G) seemed to send a much better signal, and I bought this new router thinking I'd see improvements a-plenty, but noooooo, and documentation is sorely lacking. Help! I really don't want to go back to the WRT54G, since surely this new router is more capable when set up properly, right? [more inside]
posted by newfers
on Jun 22, 2008 -
Apple airport extreme--works fine with wifi macbook, but hardwired PC always needs to "reconnect" [more inside]
posted by 0217174
on May 23, 2007 -