Frequent dropping - OS X to PC using RDP on LAN

I am not a techie so please bear with me. Been connecting fine to PC - Windows 10.

But last few days keeps dropping connection every five minutes or so for a few seconds then reconnects - Did a restart of PC a few days ago and seems to be connected to the restart.

Not sure what to look for first.

OS X 10.11.6 to WIN 10 using RDP.

Cheers

Michael

Easy check, dmesg or system console on the mac. You should see messages about the wifi network. Is it losing link? Start with troubleshooting the Mac and go forward from there.

Hi scottjl

I was going to upload log file but will not let me due to being new user.

Below is extract which I think is relevent. Any ideas?

22/12/2016 17:38:34.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::cachePurge: clearEntries[0] Firing!
22/12/2016 17:38:34.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::cachePurge: Rescheduling in 13 seconds.
22/12/2016 17:38:39.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::startScan: Broadcast scan request received from ‘airportd’ (pid 62) ().
22/12/2016 17:38:39.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::startScan: Initiating scan.
22/12/2016 17:38:39.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::getScanResult: All scan results returned for ‘airportd’ (pid 62).
22/12/2016 17:38:39.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::startScan: Broadcast scan request received from ‘airportd’ (pid 62) ().
22/12/2016 17:38:39.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::startScan: Initiating scan.
22/12/2016 17:38:39.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::getScanResult: All scan results returned for ‘airportd’ (pid 62).
22/12/2016 17:38:39.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::startScan: Broadcast scan request received from ‘airportd’ (pid 62) ().
22/12/2016 17:38:39.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::startScan: Initiating scan.
22/12/2016 17:38:39.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::getScanResult: All scan results returned for ‘airportd’ (pid 62).
22/12/2016 17:38:39.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::startScan: Broadcast scan request received from ‘airportd’ (pid 62) ().
22/12/2016 17:38:39.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::startScan: Initiating scan.
22/12/2016 17:38:40.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::getScanResult: All scan results returned for ‘airportd’ (pid 62).
22/12/2016 17:38:40.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::startScan: Broadcast scan request received from ‘airportd’ (pid 62) ().
22/12/2016 17:38:40.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::startScan: Initiating scan.
22/12/2016 17:38:41.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::getScanResult: All scan results returned for ‘airportd’ (pid 62).
22/12/2016 17:38:41.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::startScan: Broadcast scan request received from ‘airportd’ (pid 62) ().
22/12/2016 17:38:41.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::startScan: Initiating scan.
22/12/2016 17:38:41.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::getScanResult: All scan results returned for ‘airportd’ (pid 62).
22/12/2016 17:38:44.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::startScan: Broadcast scan request received from ‘airportd’ (pid 62) ().
22/12/2016 17:38:44.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::getScanResult: All scan results returned for ‘airportd’ (pid 62).
22/12/2016 17:38:47.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::cachePurge: clearEntries[0] Firing!
22/12/2016 17:38:47.000 kernel[0]: IO80211ScanManager::cachePurge: Rescheduling in 22 seconds.

that just seems to say airportd is scanning for ssid’s. doesn’t really say if a connection is being lost or not. Did plug some of your error messages into google. you might want to try this person’s suggestion…?

hope this helps.

Hi Scottjl

deleted wi-fi location on Mac, restarted Mac, set up wi-fi again and has not occurred since. So looks like that cured it.

Thanks for help.

Cheers

Michael