I have the 8GB/256GB model and having the same problem, WIFI has lag spikes intermittently. My mid 2010 MBP has no issues.
I have only had this MBP for less than 1 week, so if there is a problem, I'd like to get it replaced.
Edit: looks like something that the MBA had: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4611
Did you read the warranty paperwork that came w/your computer?
You have 14 days to return the computer w/no questions asked. Plus you have 90 days of FREE phone tech support on top of your standard 1 year warranty unless you also purchased AppleCare which gives you an additional 2 years of coverage plus FREE phone support.
Strongly suggest that you take FULL advantage of the above before it runs out. Let Apple deal w/the problems.
I have found the issue to be associated with the wireless N network. If i disable N and run only b/g from my router, I have no issues. When N is enabled, I get dropped packets even when running a ping test to my router.
I will test with another wireless N router to prove what is happening.
Give it a try Shane.
Same problem here with the new rMBP 15"/16GB/512GB/750M.
All other devices (2 MacBooks, iMac and PC) have absolutely no wifi-problems, but the rMBP 15" Late 2013 has connections drops and generally a very slow wifi speed. It gets better when I move closer to the router, but that can't be a solution as ALL the other devices work perfect from the room, where I use to work.
I'm having a really hard time diagnosing if I'm even suffering from this problem or not. On one hand, streaming video over my local network skips and lags, but on the other, I get a consistent 64mbps (definitely lowballing it too) when copying said videos over my local network, which is more than enough to smoothly playback these files. I'd chalk it up to a software issue, but I have the same problem accross multiple playback applications. My roommate's 2012 MBA doesn't suffer from this issue either adding even more confusion. Any advice for debugging this?
The cause of my problems was eratic pings and dropped packets.
Try doing a ping test against your gateway to see how high your pings are and if you get dropped packets. I ran tests of 1000 pings and found i lost on avg 5% of the packets, with pings ranging from 1ms to 600ms.
My 2010 MBP was getting 1ms to 5ms, no dropped packets.
My late 2013 rMBP 13 Retina is having a similar issue. Sometimes, when it wakes up from sleep the wifi shows it's connected, but it's not. I have to toggle the wifi Off and then On. This is a wireless AC network. Not sure what the issue is. Downstairs router is an Asus RT-AC66U and upstairs router is an Asus RT-AC68R.
My new 2013 MacBook Pro 13" retina had same WiFi issue. Please go to this Website and follow the instructions to change your router's settings. http://www.s0hel.com/blog/401/fixed-slow-wifi-issue-with-new-macbook-pro/
Yesterday I changed my router's settings and now I don't see any WiFi issues.
64 bytes from xx.0.1.1: icmp_seq=367 ttl=255 time=201.217 ms
64 bytes from xx.0.1.1: icmp_seq=368 ttl=255 time=121.691 ms
64 bytes from xx.0.1.1: icmp_seq=369 ttl=255 time=1.194 ms
64 bytes from xx.0.1.1: icmp_seq=370 ttl=255 time=2.160 ms
64 bytes from xx.0.1.1: icmp_seq=371 ttl=255 time=1.249 ms
64 bytes from xx.0.1.1: icmp_seq=372 ttl=255 time=3.410 ms
64 bytes from xx.0.1.1: icmp_seq=373 ttl=255 time=32.158 ms
64 bytes from xx.0.1.1: icmp_seq=374 ttl=255 time=259.680 ms
64 bytes from xx.0.1.1: icmp_seq=375 ttl=255 time=180.206 ms
64 bytes from xx.0.1.1: icmp_seq=376 ttl=255 time=100.632 ms
64 bytes from xx.0.1.1: icmp_seq=377 ttl=255 time=21.770 ms
64 bytes from xx.0.1.1: icmp_seq=378 ttl=255 time=249.381 ms
I have similar problem and it is 2013 late macbook pro 15" retina
i ping my gateway IP of my aiport express. it's absolutly abnormal. With other PC that connect to same airport express the ping is always under 1ms. I guess there are some issues in the wifi module of this year model. Can somebody help me?
I fixed my late 2013 MBP 13" retina "WiFi" issue by changing the router's settings, and now my MBP is working fine.
Please go to this Website http://www.s0hel.com/blog/401/fixed-slow-wifi-issue-with-new-macbook-pro/ and follow the instructions to change your router's settings.
The issue with my late 13" MBP Retina was a hardware issue. No software update can repair a broke antenna, and faulty airport card and logic board.
My pings to local gateway was looking like this though:
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=88 ttl=64 time=44.177 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=89 ttl=64 time=70.017 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=90 ttl=64 time=93.325 ms
Request timeout for icmp_seq 91
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=92 ttl=64 time=1.509 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=93 ttl=64 time=2.198 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=94 ttl=64 time=84.780 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=95 ttl=64 time=1.995 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=96 ttl=64 time=4.146 ms
Request timeout for icmp_seq 97
Request timeout for icmp_seq 98
Request timeout for icmp_seq 99
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=100 ttl=64 time=17.730 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=101 ttl=64 time=40.426 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=102 ttl=64 time=64.026 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=103 ttl=64 time=19.852 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=104 ttl=64 time=1.584 ms
Request timeout for icmp_seq 105
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=106 ttl=64 time=57.729 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=107 ttl=64 time=79.315 ms