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Macbook Pro - WiFi turns OFF and won't turn back ON


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Hello,
this is my first time posting something on this forum; I will be as detailed as possible. I bought a Macbook Pro back in 2011 and It came with Lion OS. Last year I upgraded it to Mavericks and so far it has been a nice experience. However, in the past week I have experienced a very strange and irrating problem with my macbook. While doing work all of the sudden the WiFi would turn off and lose all connection to the web. I attempted to turn it back ON by clicking on the wifi signal icon but something weird occured, it was still 'ON' according to my mac and the only option available was to actually turn it OFF, so i clicked on it and the icon would go empty with no curvy lines (i attached a picture). Then i clicked again on the icon to turn it back on, however, as was doomed to remain in this state cause no matter what I tried.. the wifi will remain off even after clicking on the 'turn wifi on' option multiple times. I tried going to the assist me option under network preferences and I obtained multiple results with no fix. I tried sending my mac to sleep though at first seemed to fix the problem.. the wifi inmediately went back to being off and wont catch a signal. The only thing that fixes this is a fresh restart which is annoying and unacceptable...this is really annoying and I need a solution asap because this problem is become very frequent (once every 2 hours)... any help will be appreciated it.

I attached 2 pictures and the console log when this happened.

1. A picture of my assist me window before i sent it to sleep, shows the WiFi on the left with the 'Failed' (which confuses me). it also shows the wifi icon empty ( like it was off) but the computer shows as if it was on and would ask you to turn it off... weird?

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A second picture after I sent my mac to sleep. Though it seems like there was no wifi signal available, the router was on and literally next to my mac...but my machine wont catch up the signal. (other devices were connected to the wifi and have no problem with it).

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Here is the console log right before and after my this problem occured:

3/11/14 1:07:04.000 AM kernel[0]: CODE SIGNING: cs_invalid_page(0x1000): p=10415[GoogleSoftwareUp] final status 0x0, allowing (remove VALID) page
3/11/14 1:09:53.500 AM Dock[1091]: CGSSetWindowTransformAtPlacement: Singular matrix [inf 0.000 0.000 inf]
3/11/14 1:11:19.322 AM WindowServer[83]: disable_update_timeout: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "BitTorrent" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them.
3/11/14 1:11:23.445 AM BitTorrent[10434]: *** WARNING: -[NSImage compositeToPointperation:] is deprecated in MacOSX 10.8 and later. Please use -[NSImage drawAtPoint:fromRectperation:fraction:] instead.
3/11/14 1:11:23.445 AM BitTorrent[10434]: *** WARNING: -[NSImage compositeToPoint:fromRectperation:] is deprecated in MacOSX 10.8 and later. Please use -[NSImage drawAtPoint:fromRectperation:fraction:] instead.
3/11/14 1:11:26.820 AM WindowServer[83]: common_reenable_update: UI updates were finally reenabled by application "BitTorrent" after 8.50 seconds (server forcibly re-enabled them after 1.00 seconds)
3/11/14 1:13:19.619 AM WindowServer[83]: disable_update_timeout: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "System Preferences" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them.
3/11/14 1:13:20.899 AM WindowServer[83]: common_reenable_update: UI updates were finally reenabled by application "System Preferences" after 2.28 seconds (server forcibly re-enabled them after 1.00 seconds)
3/11/14 1:13:27.833 AM System Preferences[10444]: AVF error: Perf capability check failed: 0xe00002bc
3/11/14 1:13:27.834 AM System Preferences[10444]: AVF error: Branch_QT0::pushBits, Context Creation Failed.
3/11/14 1:14:47.736 AM WindowServer[83]: _CGXHWCaptureWindowList: No capable active display found.
3/11/14 1:19:37.821 AM WindowServer[83]: _CGXHWCaptureWindowList: No capable active display found.
3/11/14 1:22:31.000 AM kernel[0]: MacAuthEvent en1 Auth result for: 60:c3:97:04:d5:b8 MAC AUTH succeeded
3/11/14 1:22:31.000 AM kernel[0]: wlEvent: en1 en1 Link UP virtIf = 0
3/11/14 1:22:31.000 AM kernel[0]: wl0: Roamed or switched channel, reason #8, bssid 60:c3:97:04:d5:b8
3/11/14 1:22:31.000 AM kernel[0]: en1: BSSID changed to 60:c3:97:04:d5:b8
3/11/14 1:22:31.000 AM kernel[0]: AirPort: RSN handshake complete on en1
3/11/14 1:25:29.779 AM loginwindow[44]: magsafeStateChanged state changed old 2 new 1
3/11/14 1:25:32.778 AM parentalcontrolsd[10493]: StartObservingFSEvents [849:] -- *** StartObservingFSEvents started event stream
3/11/14 1:25:34.241 AM xpcproxy[10494]: assertion failed: 13C64: xpcproxy + 3438 [D559FC96-E6B1-363A-B850-C7AC9734F210]: 0x2
3/11/14 1:28:50.334 AM WindowServer[83]: disable_update_timeout: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "System Preferences" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them.
3/11/14 1:28:50.425 AM com.apple.preference.network.remoteservice[10511]: assertion failed: 13C64: liblaunch.dylib + 25164 [38D1AB2C-A476-385F-8EA8-7AB604CA1F89]: 0x25
3/11/14 1:28:50.442 AM com.apple.preference.network.remoteservice[10511]: assertion failed: 13C64: liblaunch.dylib + 25164 [38D1AB2C-A476-385F-8EA8-7AB604CA1F89]: 0x25
3/11/14 1:28:51.249 AM com.apple.preference.network.remoteservice[10511]: Bogus event received by listener connection:
<error: 0x7fff7e218b50> { count = 1, contents =
"XPCErrorDescription" => <string: 0x7fff7e218e60> { length = 18, contents = "Connection invalid" }
}
3/11/14 1:28:52.237 AM WindowServer[83]: common_reenable_update: UI updates were finally reenabled by application "System Preferences" after 2.90 seconds (server forcibly re-enabled them after 1.00 seconds)
3/11/14 1:28:52.401 AM com.apple.preference.network.remoteservice[10511]: Could not find image named 'InvalidDataIcon'.
3/11/14 1:28:52.526 AM com.apple.preference.network.remoteservice[10511]: *** WARNING: -[NSImage compositeToPointperation:fraction:] is deprecated in MacOSX 10.8 and later. Please use -[NSImage drawAtPoint:fromRectperation:fraction:] instead.
3/11/14 1:28:52.526 AM com.apple.preference.network.remoteservice[10511]: *** WARNING: -[NSImage compositeToPoint:fromRectperation:fraction:] is deprecated in MacOSX 10.8 and later. Please use -[NSImage drawAtPoint:fromRectperation:fraction:] instead.
3/11/14 1:29:02.894 AM WindowServer[83]: window ac1 is already attached to window abe
3/11/14 1:29:07.775 AM WindowServer[83]: _CGXGetWindowOrderingGroup: Operation on a window 0xac1 requiring rights 0x5 by caller System Preferences
3/11/14 1:29:11.433 AM WindowServer[83]: window ac5 is already attached to window abe
3/11/14 1:29:12.861 AM WindowServer[83]: _CGXGetWindowOrderingGroup: Invalid window 0xac5
3/11/14 1:29:13.000 AM kernel[0]: flow_divert_kctl_disconnect (0): disconnecting group 1
3/11/14 1:29:13.113 AM configd[19]: SCNC: stop, triggered by (19) configd, type PPPSerial, reason Service Disposed
3/11/14 1:29:13.000 AM kernel[0]: en1: BSSID changed to 60:c3:97:04:d5:b8
3/11/14 1:29:13.200 AM configd[19]: network changed: v4(en1-:192.168.2.15) v6(en1-:2002:32ac:2b50:1234:62c5:47ff:fe93:4f3a) DNS- Proxy-
3/11/14 1:29:13.464 AM UserEventAgent[11]: Captive: CNPluginHandler en1: Inactive
3/11/14 1:29:14.000 AM kernel[0]: flow_divert_kctl_disconnect (0): disconnecting group 1
3/11/14 1:29:14.274 AM netbiosd[10316]: network_reachability_changed : network is not reachable, netbiosd is shutting down
3/11/14 1:29:17.000 AM kernel[0]: en1: BSSID changed to 60:c3:97:04:d5:b8
3/11/14 1:29:19.000 AM kernel[0]: en1: BSSID changed to 60:c3:97:04:d5:b8
3/11/14 1:29:19.000 AM kernel[0]: en1: BSSID changed to 60:c3:97:04:d5:b8
3/11/14 1:29:21.488 AM WindowServer[83]: window ac8 is already attached to window abe
3/11/14 1:29:30.829 AM configd[19]: subnet_route: write routing socket failed, Network is unreachable
3/11/14 1:29:32.747 AM configd[19]: network changed: Proxy
3/11/14 1:29:37.338 AM CalendarAgent[188]: [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.queue] [Adding [<CalDAVAccountRefreshQueueableOperation: 0x7faef96a4140; Sequence: 0>] to failed operations.]
3/11/14 1:29:37.356 AM CalendarAgent[188]: [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.queue] [Account refresh failed with error: Error Domain=NSURLErrorDomain Code=-1009 "The Internet connection appears to be offline." UserInfo=0x7faefb829e00 {NSUnderlyingError=0x7faef9575860 "The Internet connection appears to be offline.", NSErrorFailingURLStringKey=https://hyddro%40live.com@p06-caldav.icloud.com/1362164150/principal///hyddro%40live.com@p06-caldav.icloud.com/1362164150/principal/, NSErrorFailingURLKey=https://hyddro%40live.com@p06-caldav.icloud.com/1362164150/principal///hyddro%40live.com@p06-caldav.icloud.com/1362164150/principal/, AccountName=iCloud, CalDAVErrFromRefresh=YES, NSLocalizedDescription=The Internet connection appears to be offline.}]
3/11/14 1:30:10.259 AM WindowServer[83]: _CGXGetWindowOrderingGroup: Operation on a window 0xac8 requiring rights 0x5 by caller System Preferences
3/11/14 1:30:12.162 AM WindowServer[83]: window acc is already attached to window abe
3/11/14 1:30:18.054 AM WindowServer[83]: _CGXGetWindowOrderingGroup: Invalid window 0xacc
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Thanks for posting all the details and in the correct forum.

If you have not made any changes (router, modem, settings, etc).....

1. The first thing you might want to do is check with your ISP to see if there have been any network changes. I have had that happen to me some years back and found out my ISP had reconfigured the network in my area.

2. Another routine check you can make is attach an ethernet cable to your MacBook Pro and run that way for awhile. (If possible.)

3. Download the free network analysis tool "iStumbler" from here. Run that for awhile to see what other networks are in your area and which channels they're using. It will also give you an idea of your signal strength and some other useful data.

If you can provide us with a screen shot of what iStumbler shows (after using it for bit) that would also be helpful.

Lastly.. make certain that you're using strong encryption and a password for your network. Preferably WPA2.
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OK.
I've been getting this problem for a while and now I have finally found the fix.
So I want to share it with you.
First the problem:
The wireless network on my mac book pro kept dropping out and even more frustrating, when I tried to turn it on it would not switch on again.
I went onto the internet to find many other users were having the same problem and there were a variety of solutions including actually dismantling the machine - which I started to do myself also: - although when I start doing that kind of thing, I usually end up breaking a few parts before actually repairing the machine! - That is just the way I am...So I was cautious this time and tried all the other solutions I could find - getting rid of pst files, deleting all the different network locations in the network section of the mac, going into 'advanced' and fiddling with stuff...
I also disabled, and then cut out and re-established the airport connection multiple times in the network pane - all to no avail!
Now the Fix:
Finally, I tried going into the 'Location' drop down menu. I went to 'edit locations' and added a location which I called 'New'. Then I added an airport connection to that location. From that point onwards, things started looking up! I was getting the 'amber' connection status back for the wireless connection! Then I was able to go back to my 'automatic' connection configuration and 'bingo!', 'wow', 'woopeee' it was all back working like it had never been broken! So this all goes to show, that there is a silver lining at the edge of every cloud. Though sometimes, it takes a while to find it!

Hope this helps you find a solution to a problem that is so frustrating it might lead you to madness or even worst...

Best of Luck,

Marc.
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