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Network Connection restarts veveery 15 min

by hisfar / November 20, 2014 10:46 AM PST

My MacBook Pro has a very annoying network problem. The Wifi gateway restarts exactly every 15 mins if my MacBook pro is connected to the wireless router ( through WLAN or LAN). The network works fine for my other 4 devices with no issues while the Macbook pro is not connected. Once the laptop connects, the AP restarts every 15 min and the network connections of all devices (including the MacBook) drop. The problem does not occur when i boot into the safe mode. The problem has appeared after Maverick upgrade, and still exists after upgrading to Yosemite.

1- Macbook Pro 13" early 2011
2- Current OS: Mac OSx Yosemite 10.10
3- 5 Devices are connected to DLink DIR-605L, which is configured as "Wireless Routing".
4- I have reset the wireless router, but it did not solve the problem.

Any help?

Thanks in advance.

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Suggestion borrowed from another,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 20, 2014 9:01 PM PST

tell the MBP to "forget" all the network connections that it is currently storing.

Now rejoin your home network and see if that solved the problem.

Nod to bob


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It did not work
by hisfar / November 21, 2014 8:31 AM PST

Thanks for your reply.
It did not solve the problem :/

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The AP restarting is your clue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2014 8:39 AM PST

See if the DIR 605L has newer firmware. It should not reboot unless there's a defect in its code or hardware.

By the way, Microsoft caused many routers to burst into flames (sorry, just reboot!) when they turned on a broadcast flag in the WiFi code. Routers for some reason weren't ready and they would reboot. A long debate followed if it was the router or Microsoft.

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