460 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 11, 2013 8:51 PM by Linc Davis
I experienced a strange issue. My 15" rMBP can not connect to a public wifi router at a ice rink. It connects but still assigns a self IP so no internet connection. My iphone 5 can connect and use the wifi without a problem. I tried two different dates with the same results. My solution was to use my iPhone 5 as a wifi hotspot (verizon). It attached fine and was working correctly. I had to move my seat so I closed my lid and disconnected the hotspot on the phone. The apple logo didn't shut off immediately on the laptop but I only realized after I had gotten up. 10 minutes later I sit down and open my laptop up again. It indicates that it rebooted and ready to send off a report to apple. I clean up that mess and setup the tethering again. This time right after it tethers, my iphone 5 dims and then resets.
I stopped trying after that. I did a Google search and looked through Apple's forums and find similar things happening since 2010 and iphone 4 and previous versions of OSx. This disturbs me that this bug has occured for a couple of years across 3 versions of phones and multiple releases of OSx.
My rMBP is 10.8.4 running Growl, parallels 8.0, alfred, smcfancontrol, system lens
iphone is 6.1.4