4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 19, 2013 7:25 AM by jaggs5000mac
jaggs5000mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

i use a mac book air 11 inches -2011 model  and i had recently updated to 10.8.5 and post which the wifi does not connect from standby mode , one needs to connect to the hotspot manually to get connected , any fix ????

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
  • dominic23 Level 7 Level 7 (28,895 points)

    For hardware related issues, reset PRAM and SMC



    Reset PRAM.  http://support.apple.com/kb/PH4405



    Reset SMC.     http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964

    Choose the method for:

    "Resetting SMC on portables with a battery you should not remove on your own".

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (146,985 points)

    Test after taking each of the following steps. Back up all data before making any changes.

    1. Make sure the network is on the preferred list by following these instructions.

    2. Follow the instructions in this support article under the heading "Symptom: The network connection drops unexpectedly."

    3. Make a note of all your settings for Wi-Fi in the Network preference pane, then delete the connection from the connection list and recreate it with the same settings. You do this by clicking the plus-sign icon below the connection list, and selecting Wi-Fi as the interface in the sheet that opens. Select Join other network from the Network Name menu, then select your network. Enter the password when prompted and save it in the keychain.

    4. From the Location menu at the top of the Network preference pane, select Edit Locations. A sheet will drop down. Click the plus-sign button to create a new location. Give it any name you want. In the new location, set up the Wi-Fi service with the same settings you used before. Click Apply and test.

    5. Launch the Keychain Access application. Search for and delete all AirPort network password items that refer to the network. Make a note of the password first.

    6. In some cases, the problem has been resolved by repairing permissions on the startup volume.

    7. Reinstall OS X.

  • jaggs5000mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the response Davis , but none seems to solve the problem ,

    i do not wish to re-install the OS .

    Only when i click the network on top its then when it actually searches for the wireless networks so hence i had

    this issue only after the 10.8.5 upgrade , let me wait if Apple has got a fix .

    Thanks for all the time for you working on this .



  • jaggs5000mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I see the issue now fixed , i have not done anything but its fixed .