How I Fixed My MacBook Pros Busted Internet Connection

first_img Henry T. Casey, I will never voluntarily give up my 2012 MacBook Pro, but it almost gave up on me. One cold wintry morning in December, I woke up and found that my prized MacBook Pro wouldn’t connect to the internet.Nothing seemed to fix it. Everything else on our network was working properly, Apple’s Wireless Diagnostics app didn’t find anything and resetting my router and Wi-Fi tower didn’t help.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Finally, I thought — after its speed has become outdated, its battery life has begun to decay and its sound started to crackle — I’d hit a bug that I couldn’t just work around. That is, until I pulled a Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and phoned a friend.As a last ditch effort, I texted my buddy and former Mac developer Rich Beischer, who gave me the solution by asking, “Have you reset the NVRAM?”And it worked. So, if you’re having similar woes: turn your MacBook Pro off, turn it back on and hold down Option Command+P+R once you hear the first system chime, and release those keys once the second chime rings.”Sometimes a connection ping setting gets stuck and needs to be reset,” said Beischer. “And while Windows machines handle this with a reboot, Rich explained, “Macs store the settings in NVRAM in case of a failure.”MORE: Top 11 macOS Mojave FeaturesAfter a long wait — USB port settings are also stored in the NVRAM, and I have about a dozen USB devices connected via a hub — my MacBook Pro started up and it connected to the web once again. Shortly thereafter, this loss of internet connectivity happened one more time, but the same steps proved sufficient to overcome the annoyance.And so, I continue on with my MacBook Pro, the original Retina Display model, which has the perks I value (a keyboard that’s comfortable to type on, traditional USB Type-A ports and the magnetically attaching MagSafe power port for safety), and not the stuff that Apple thinks I want: the Touch Bar, Type-C ports and a thinner, lighter design.Looking to learn more about your MacBook? Check out our guide for how to reset a MacBook, in case you ever sell yours. Debating holding off for the next model? We’re tracking MacBook Pro 2019 rumors too.Credit: Laptop Mag Best and Worst Laptop BrandsBest Apple LaptopsBest Laptops for College Students Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. Henry T. Casey, oncenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue BookAll The Pick-Up Trucks You Need To Research In One PlaceKelley Blue BookUndoTODAYCeline Dion Reassures People After Major Weight Loss Raises ConcernsTODAYUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoForbes[Photos]25 Places Everyone Would Retire to If They Knew ThisForbesUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoMy Food and FamilyEasy Sunday Recipe: Grilled HamburgerMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement Author Biolast_img read more