Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2013 3:38 AM (in response to Ido Ran)
Wifi problems seem to crop up a lot on here and unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a 'one fix' solution.
However, sometimes any one of the following can help although, unfortunately, not always - in no particular order:
- Check wifi security - if it's WEP change it to WPA or WPA2 (preferably, as it's more secure)
- Change the wifi channel on the router
- Create a new Network Location: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5289
- Reboot the router
Also take a look at this link and the links within the article for other ideas. They mainly reference Lion, but still seem to be relevant to Mountain Lion:
...and this link:
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2013 4:54 AM (in response to Paul_31)
Hi, Thank you for the reply.
I don't have problem with connecting to a wifi. Once I click on the wifi icon and select a network it connects just fine.
The problem is that it does not connect automatically and I have to manually select the network to connect to.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2013 9:16 PM (in response to Ido Ran)
I'm having the same exact issue man and unfortunately I've tried it all with no fix. Hope someone on here can figure it out.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 7, 2013 6:35 AM (in response to Ido Ran)
Hi Ido Ran,
I recently had the same issue you were having where my computer would force me to manually select my preferred network. I found your thread and read a few other articles online and was able to fix the problem. I hope you have solved the issue by now, but if not this article helped me:http://www.askdavetaylor.com/how_to_have_mac_autoconnect_wifi_network.html
Essentially all I had to do was delete my network from the preferred networks list and then ad it back. After this my problem was solved. Hope this helps with your problem.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 7, 2013 6:37 AM (in response to bureljo)
The issue was solved without I actually did anything beside updating software updates.
Try to update any pending updates, see if it solve the issue.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2013 5:35 AM (in response to Ido Ran)
Same thing happens to me about every third time I resume OS X.
I found that upon suspending a running Parallels VM, OS X *immediately* shows wifi connectivity. So possibly it's a Parallels Mac issue.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2013 7:03 PM (in response to Ido Ran)
I just started having this problem recently myself...as in the last few days. Didn't do anything that stands to me that would have caused it...been using my MacBook Pro with Retina for school work as I always do and it just started. I did upgrade to Mavericks from Mountain Lion but that was a few weeks ago and it was working fine until now.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2013 12:22 PM (in response to alaskaliving)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2014 4:26 PM (in response to Ido Ran)
Had the same issue and finally solved it. After the upgrade to Mavericks our 2 new Macbook Airs stopped connecting automatically to Wifi while the older machines the kids had still worked fine.
Bought a new airport extreme and problem solved. Our Airport Extreme was about 5 years old and was probably not compatible with the new OSX.
BTW this was after trying everything people suggested on this forum and a 4 hour marathon tech support call with Apple where we reinstalled the OSX.
***** to need to spend $200 but glad the problem got solved.
New extreme is also mega fast so its all good.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2014 5:27 AM (in response to Paul_31)
I was having the same problem after replaced our router. I moved the new network to the top of the list, etc. - and it still didn't work.
The new network had been set up with WPA security, but I finally noticed that for some reason it was listed as WPA2 in my Network Preferences.
I changed it to WPA - and all is fine.
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
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