Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2013 7:28 AM (in response to jaylaxel)
did you get the driver from the bootcamp app driver build in osx ?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2013 12:10 PM (in response to Rudegar)
Downloaded boot camp 5.0.5033 from apple support website. Installed bootcamp 5 on a fresh install of windows 7.
All other components are working great (even the video card driver wasn't too old, for a change) except for the wireless card.
I've placed my Asus windows 7 laptop next to this MBP to test wifi signal and everything else I could think of (inSSIDer to change radio channels included), and the Asus has no problems while the MBP cuts off and on every minute or two. Pingtests show a flucuation between really good latency (around 60 or so) to really bad (around 800 or so). In other words, internet browsing and gaming function great one minute and very terribly the next.
The thing is, bootcamp 2.7 ran great all last year on this MBP. I found an old bootcamp 4 driver by following a link on this apple forum, installed it, but I noticed no difference at all.
Only other new development is that my new ISP is centurylink, which forced me to switch from my old ATT Motorola modem/router to a slightly newer Actiontek modem/router. Is it possible the Actiontek doesn't like broadcom cards?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2013 6:50 PM (in response to jaylaxel)
I have the same issue.
Laptop is on, connected to work or my home wifi or tethering on my phone's wifi hotspot. In all cases, without any warning, the connection will drop to "limited" all of a sudden, whether I'm using the computer at the time, or not. Once at "limited", I can't reconnect to any wireless network. If I disconnect and reconnect, it attempts but fails to connect to the network. If I disconnect and try another network, same thing happens.
Then, (and this is the real doozy): no wireless networks are detected. I get "No connections are available", the Broadcom driver completely disappears from Device Manager, and the only thing I can do is restart the computer (sometimes a couple of times) for it to work again.
Things I've tried unsuccessfully:
What I'm running:
- Enable then disable flight mode
- Uninstall then reinstall Broadcom driver
- Go into Wireless Network Adapter > Properties > Power Management > uncheck the box "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
- Install an earlier Broadcom driver
- Install the most up to date Broadcom driver
- Reinstall Bootcamp 5
- System Restore to an earlier time in the month
- Walk around the grassy knoll 13 times in an anticlockwise direction while the moon is full
- Clean install (from scratch, no kept settings, no kept files, no kept programs) of Windows 8. Once installed, I then re-install Bootcamp 5. Seemingly all the drivers have installed except for Bluetooth and Broadcom 802.11n Wireless driver. I literally can't even scan for wireless networks now.
Apple, are you aware of this problem with Bootcamp 5??
Windows 8.0 installed on a 2011 MBP (Macbook Pro) via Bootcamp 5
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2013 4:26 PM (in response to Spectrelives)
I'm having similar issues with Vista. It worked great for years, and then about two-three weeks ago stopped connecting to the internet. A variety of things like renewing the ip address, resetting the tcp/ip stack, blah blah blah has allowed it to connect for a few moments, but it invariably drops out again. Interesting to see that others are having the same problem, across different versions of Windows.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2013 2:41 PM (in response to AlamoMelt)
I've tried similar things, in most cases I have to run the "ipconfig /renew" command in command prompt multiple times to get the connection back, it's truly ridiculous...