4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2013 9:38 AM by bswinnerton
Kekokek Level 1 (0 points)

Sorry i've been searching around EVERYWHERE and still cannot find a solution...


I have a Late 2011 MBP 13" inch and i love it.


Until recently I've started having this problem. I would browse the internet or whatever, then all of a sudden I would lose WiFi. The WiFi signal would still be there and strong, but my computer in general isn't connected to the WiFi. (All other devices in my home are on the WiFi perfectly fine). I would click to turn it off to restart it, but then EVEN IF i click turn on WiFi it would not turn on. It would just remain an empty signal and no matter what I do, even going into settings, wouldn't turn it on. I went to a shop to get it fixed, apparently it was my hard drive, so i got a brand new fresh hard drive, clean no installs and started fresh. Until now, it was working fine for a few days did I just encounter this problem again. I'm getting very annoyed because I've spent so much money in repairing it and I still have this issue..


Please help anyone? What is the problem?

MacBook Pro, iOS 6.1.4
  • jbleuzen Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the f***ing same issue on my mid-2010 MBP.


    I installed mavericks lately and since then the problem occurs more often. I'm working and all of a sudden, Wifi is disabled and can't be re-enabled without a restart, not very usefull.

    Looked in Console.app but could not find a log message related to Wifi or networks...


    If anyone have suggestions to understand the problem or how have ideas to share to try to fix it, please help us because I'm pretty sure that we are not the only onew with this problem.



  • Kekokek Level 1 (0 points)

    I've found out the issue.

    Have you ever dropped your laptop and your hinge has become loose?

    I dropped mine an year ago, and turns out the wifi wire is located in the screen hinge.


    The amount to fix it was so much so I just decided to buy a new one. Hope it helps.

  • david_ajs_oconnor Level 1 (0 points)



    I've been having this exact same problem. I have an early 2011 MBP 13". Sometimes restarting only result in the wi-fi working for a few seconds. I know it's not the wires because I opened up case yesterday and checked all the connections, cleaning everything out. Another forum had suggested it was dust or dirt lifting the ribbon connector of the wi-fi card to the logic board but I cleaned that as well and the problem continues. I'm even tried a fix where you maintain a connection and data transfer by using terminal to continuously ping a website, but while writing this comment that stopped and I am finishing the comment in a text file that I’ll update once I restart my computer to get wi-fi back again. Similarly I know it's not my router because every other device works fine. Have you found anything that helps?

  • bswinnerton Level 1 (0 points)

    Same issue here. Restarting seems to be the only way to fix it. Nothing in the logs.


    When trying to do `sudo ifconfig en1 down`, followed by `sudo ifconfig en1 up`, the system locks up and a hard reboot is the only way out of it. Everything was fine pre mavericks, so I can only assume that it's an OS issue.