Wi-Fi not working on Mac? It might trouble you if you’re in the mid of something crucial but relax, we’ve got it covered. We have got the right solution to fix this issue of Wi-Fi not working on Mac.
There could be many reasons why your Wi-Fi isn’t working well. It could be a severe connection issue or something related to the hardware of your system. However, you don’t need to worry at all.
We have covered the methods that we have tried and tested on our own for your ease.
How to Fix Wi-Fi Not Working On Mac?
1. Forget your Wi-Fi Network
When you change the SSID (network name or password) of your Wi-Fi network, you will eventually start experiencing issues. You will not be able to connect to the network in most cases and if it is happening with you, the best you can do is to forget the network so that your Mac will not remember the configurations and it will be easier to connect when you add it next time. Now to do the same, you need to follow the given steps-
- Tap on the apple icon in the top left corner.
- Select System preferences.
- Choose network<Advanced.
- In-Network settings, select the network you wish to forget.
- Tap on the minus sign.
- Now tap on OK and Apply.
- If you have deleted the network, tap the Wi-Fi switch off.
- Now turn it on again.
- Select the Wi-Fi network you wish to connect.
- Enter the details and you’re done.
2. Do the basic troubleshooting
Before you get into the technicalities of anything, you need to ensure that you have done all the basic things. Your issue might not need anything technical and can easily be resolved with basic troubleshooting as well. For the same, you need to follow the given-
- Ensure that your router is having an established connection with the internet. Make sure the indicator light is blinking and is green and not red. The connection that is the power cable and Ethernet cable is also connected to the Wi-Fi router.
- Also, make sure that your Wi-Fi is turned on on your Mac device. It may sound stupid but it happens. So please tap on the small Wi-Fi icon available in the menu bar and verify.
- If the router is working properly, it could be an issue with the device. So go to Mac and turn off the Wi-Fi and turn it on again.
- If you have tried everything but the issue remains the same, try restarting your router and connecting it again. Or if doesn’t work, do the same with your Mac and connect again.
3. Check with your physical hardware
If the basic troubleshooting tips didn’t work for you, then you need to check the physical hardware once. For that, you need to unplug the wireless router and modem’s cable and wait for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Now plug it back and check. It may work due to many reasons. Your router might get bogged down due to several connections and users using the same network due to which the internet service provider might change the IP address and your router might not catch the same. So try checking with the hardware and see if it works.
4. Check your Network IP settings
Although IP has two types, static and dynamic, most of the users get the dynamic IP configured only. It solely relies on a dynamic host configuration protocol server that assigns the IP address to every host on the network. And if you’re facing issues in establishing the connection, it may be the underlying IP issue so you can easily renew the DHCP lease and renew the current IP address easily. Follow the given steps and complete it-
- Tap on the Apple logo in the top left corner of your screen.
- Go to System preferences.
- Choose Networks from the sidebar.
- Go to Wi-Fi.
- Select Renew DHCP Lease.
- Tap OK.
5. Update your macOS to the latest version
If you have tried everything, then the last thing you can do is update your macOS. Apple keeps on releasing new updates for their users which could be the reason why you’re unable to connect your Wi-Fi to Mac. You can try updating the Mac to the latest version from the given steps and see if it solves your problem-
- Tap on the Apple icon from your screen.
- Now select About this Mac.
- Tap on Software Update. If some new update is available, you will be shown along with the details.
- Choose Update now and update the Mac to the latest version.
- It will take a few minutes but you’ll be getting the latest version of macOS.
So these were some of the tried and tested methods from which you can easily solve your “Wi-Fi not working on Mac” issue on your own. If you are facing any issues while trying any of these methods, please comment down and let us know.