2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 17, 2013 4:47 AM by eintschgo
eintschgo Level 1 (0 points)

I'm using a Mac Book Pro Retina 15" (Mid 2012).

After upgrading to Mavericks the Mac is not connecting automatic to the wifi after restart or sleeptime.

It takes about minutes, to find all the available wifi connections ... after this the Mac is not connecting by its own.

I have to select manual my wifi connection.

This happens as well at any other router and wifi connection point.

Thanks for help!

MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 (184,400 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. It's important to read the article carefully, as it's the starting point for any further efforts to solve the problem. If you skip any of the steps, the problem may not be solved.

    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. Repair permissions on the startup volume.

    7. Turn off Bluetooth and test.

    8. Reset the System Management Controller.

    9. Reset the PRAM.

    10. Reinstall OS X.

  • eintschgo Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your help!


    I tried point 1. to 9. --- but nothing changed.

    As well the actual update did not solve the problem.


    Strange for me is the long time after restart or waking up after sleeptime the Mac needs to find any wifi connections. And of course that the Mac is still unable to find and connect automaticly to my wifi ...


    Is this a known (software-)problem, or could this be a special hardware problem?


    Thanks to Apple, that a really expensive Mac causes so much trouble (its not the first problem) --- and great as well that this actual problem exaktly happens one week after end of warranty ...

    And by the way: more and more Apple products getting annoying ... e.g. my iPhone 4s --- battery time not longer than one day ! Sorry, but who needs this complex iOS with tons of default settings and functions nobody really needs ...


    However ...


    Thanks for more help and informations.