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when I use my thunderbolt ethernet adapter I'm not able to connect to the WiFi, either when the adapter is plugged or not.

I tried to check for errors in /var/logs/wifi and I got this:

Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.667 <kernel> en0: Terminating supplicant.
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.667 <kernel> RSNSupplicant: Releasing authenticator for 8e:15:54:a8:85:1b
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.667 <kernel> parseRSNIE: groupCipherType = 3 pairwiseCipherType = 5 authSel = 2
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.667 <kernel> initWithInterfaceAndIE: _myMacAddress 98:01:a7:97:85:83
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.667 <kernel> setPMK: PMK SET!
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.859 <kernel> en0: Received EAPOL packet (length = 113)
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.859 <kernel> inputEAPOLFrame: 0 extra bytes present in EAPOL frame.
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.859 <kernel> inputEAPOLFrame: Received message 1 of 4
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.859 <kernel> FULL RSN IE FOUND:
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.859 [00000000] 30 18 01 00 00 0F AC 02 02 00 00 0F AC 04 00 0F AC 02 01 00 00 0F AC 02 00 00
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.859 <kernel> storeFullRSNIE: getAP_IE_LIST returned 0
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.860 <kernel> PMK:
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.860 [00000000] 1F F0 55 0E D3 C9 A7 B0 FC 95 80 09 E5 51 C3 9C F8 4F D9 96 8F A7 43 A6 F0 40 88 98 8D 7D
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.860 [0000001E] 41 63
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.860 <kernel> TPTK:
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.860 [00000000] 70 0D 15 AD 35 98 6F 10 1C 7C D4 89 93 AF 79 F8 38 66 C2 28 B3 FF BD 99 C1 53 73 B7 5B E2
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.860 [0000001E] 6D 51 F2 E5 31 5B 65 D1 48 D3 29 C2 44 CA B7 E2 EC FF 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.860 [0000003C] 00 00 00 00
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.860 <kernel> KEY MIC:
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.860 [00000000] 0A 96 4D 8E 0E D8 F2 02 60 7D 9F 2A FF 67 29 3A
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.860 <kernel> process1of4: sending replyPacket 135 bytes
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.890 <kernel> en0: Received EAPOL packet (length = 217)
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.893 <kernel> inputEAPOLFrame: 0 extra bytes present in EAPOL frame.
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.893 <kernel> inputEAPOLFrame: decrypting key data
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.895 <kernel> inputEAPOLFrame: Received message 3 of 4
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.895 <kernel> process3of4: Performing IE check.
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.896 <kernel> process3of4: sending replyPacket ( len = 113 ).
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.896 <kernel> process3of4: received pairwise GTK
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.897 <kernel> ptkThread: Sleeping!
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.897 <kernel> ptkThread: Installing PTK!
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.897 <kernel> PTK:
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.897 [00000000] F2 E5 31 5B 65 D1 48 D3 29 C2 44 CA B7 E2 EC FF
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.898 <kernel> ptkThread: Installing GTK!
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.899 <kernel> installGTK: setting cipher key (flags = 0x0)
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.909 <kernel> GTK-RSC:
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.909 [00000000] 00 00 00 00 00 00
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.909 <kernel> GTK:
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.918 [00000000] 46 EF EF CA 46 7B AC 4E 41 B4 C8 24 74 5D 94 2C 6A 72 C4 30 78 A9 DB 22 67 50 1B 1E 69 2C
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.920 [0000001E] 2D DA
Wed Apr 26 16:43:34.920 <kernel> installGTK: GTK installed
Wed Apr 26 16:43:35.024 <kernel> Unexpected payload found for message 9, dataLen 0
Wed Apr 26 16:43:35.126 <kernel> en0: link down event, informing supplicant.
Wed Apr 26 16:43:35.126 <kernel> AirPort_Brcm4360::getSSIDData(): Get failure: APPLE80211_IOC_SSID: 6

I tried to google for APPLE80211_IOC_SSID without any luck. Not sure what else to check

EDIT: Hardware information

Hardware Overview:

  Model Name:   MacBook Pro
  Model Identifier: MacBookPro12,1
  Processor Name:   Intel Core i5
  Processor Speed:  2,7 GHz
  Number of Processors: 1
  Total Number of Cores:    2
  L2 Cache (per Core):  256 KB
  L3 Cache: 3 MB
  Memory:   8 GB
  Boot ROM Version: MBP121.0167.B24
  SMC Version (system): 2.28f7
  Serial Number (system):   C02RT9G7FVH3
  Hardware UUID:    CA187980-F2EC-55D0-BB34-90A3DE6B3FE2


Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter:

  Vendor Name:  Apple Inc.
  Device Name:  Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
  Vendor ID:    0x1
  Device ID:    0x8003
  Device Revision:  0x1
  UID:  0x000100020637BE70
  Apple Serial Number:  DTN630604LHDWKHB8
  Route String: 1
  Firmware Version: 5,5
  Port (Upstream):
  Status:   Device connected
  Link Status:  0x2
  Speed:    Up to 10 Gb/s x1
  Port Micro Firmware Version:  0.0.8
  • Please let us know your machine's specs: macOS version, machine model and year, model of your Ethernet adapter. – oa- Apr 26 '17 at 16:31
  • @Allan done! sorry :) – patrick Apr 27 '17 at 8:36
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    When you say I'm not able to connect to the WiFi can you clarify what actually happens? For example, are you able to turn Wi-Fi off and on again, or is it totally greyed out/unresponsive? Does it look like it's trying to connect to Wi-Fi or not? Or, do you mean it actually does connect to Wi-Fi, but that it's not getting an internet connection? Also, what version of macOS are you running? – Monomeeth Apr 27 '17 at 8:48
  • Can you confirm/clarify when you say you can't connect to the WiFi, either when the adapter is plugged or not? Are you unplugging Ethernet from the adapter, or the adapter from the MBP? Can you provide a scenario where WiFi actually works? – Allan Apr 27 '17 at 10:50
  • I had internet sharing enabled, so when I plugged the adapter the wifi would disconnect and start sharing the connection. After that moment when I tried to connect to any other wifi it work work. I tried removing the adapter but it was still not working. I had to restart my laptop to make it work. I have disabled internet sharing and it seems to work. Will let you know if I still get the issue. – patrick Apr 28 '17 at 13:17

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