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WiFi in Asia works on iPhone but not Macbook Pro

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I am currently traveling around Asia and I have my Macbook Pro and iPhone with me.  I have had no problems connecting to WiFi networks with my iPhone (currently typing this message with it on my hotel's WiFi).  However, my Macbook Pro has had endless issues.  Sometime it works, but often it doesn't.  The most common issue is that it gets a self assigned IP address and can't connect to the internet.  It can usually find and connect to the WiFi network, but from there things get dodgy.  As I said, it sometimes works fine.  I would say it works on 1 out of every 3 networks that I try. 


So far I have tried the following:


Renewing DHCP Lease (without client ID and with made up client ID)

Disabling firewall.

Turning off wifi and them back on.

Restarting computer.

Deleting WiFi service and recreating.

Creating new "location".

Repairing permissions.

Using different login account.

Manually entering TCP/IP settings copied from iPhone.

"Forgetting network" and rejoining.


None of the above has helped, except that one time renewing DHCP lease with a made up client ID did the trick.


I have the summer 2012 MacBook Pro 13" with OS 10.7.5 installed.


Any help would be very appreciated.  :)



MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • jpries1 Calculating status...
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    Nov 25, 2013 3:18 PM (in response to ShawnStorm)

    I am looking for the same type of answer as I will be carrying my Macbook pro in SE Asia.  in the past I have used my ipad 1 and just replaced the sim card in Cambodia.  Its a little bit of a pain to get more time as you have to pull and  put in a data capable phone to enter the code.  This works very well with Mobitel almost everywhere in the country. I also put one in an old iphone which allows me to call the states for .05 a minute just use 177 prefix with 1  so 1771.  Do you use an adaptor to access data internet through the local ;phone copany or have you just used wifi.  My understanding is wifi is not good in Thailand and Myanmar.



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