Brand new 16" MacBook Pro with a highly frustrating issue. Only one potential fix but only works temporarily. Any help is much appreciated.
- Details I just received a 16" MBP today, and set it up from Migration Assistant as I've done with many Macs successfully over the years. However, it wouldn't connect to WiFi, stating, "Wi-Fi has the self-assigned IP address 169.254.*. and will not be able to connect to the Internet.
This was when I was connecting to previous known networks. However, it WAS able to connect to one open SSID which I'd never used before successfully.
The only fix that has mysteriously worked is to change the MAC address. When I run the command line on this forum post, the WiFi successfully connects. However, upon restart, it once again reverts to self-assigned IP. (I believe Catalina doesn't allow MAC address changes).
Can anyone please help explain how I can resolve this, why the MAC address change works temporarily, and how I can ensure a more permanent solution? It's a custom ordered 16" MBP that took 5 weeks for delivery, so I'd highly prefer not to send it back.
Here are a list of things I've tried:
- Resetting SMC/NVRAM/PRAM
- Renew DHCP Lease
- Remove/delete network
- Delete plist/prefs in the SystemConfiguration
- Tried two different hotspots
- Tried two physically diff networks at home and work