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Mac Not Connecting To Wifi

There are situations when you try to connect your Mac device to a Wi-Fi network, but it would not connect. The connection problem is due to various reasons. Read more to understand them, and to know the ways to solve the problem.

Causes of the problem:

  • The old Mac software can be the reason for the connection problem.
  • The error occurs when the router encounters technical problems.
  • When the ISP service is not stable, no devices can connect to the network.
  • If the other services of the computer are turned on, then it becomes difficult to connect to the Wi-Fi network.
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Solutions for the problem:

Update the Mac software

  • There are two ways to update the macOS, and both are given below.
  • Click the Apple menu on the upper left corner of the dock and select System Preferences.
  • Next, choose the Software Update menu. If you find any update in the window, then update the software.
  • Another way is to open the App Store and select the Update button beside the software update available.

See the Wi-Fi recommendations

  • Click the Wi-Fi connection icon on the Status menu bar at the upper right corner of the screen.
  • See if your Wi-Fi network name appears in the list of Wi-Fi networks.

Restart the router

  • Sometimes, when the router faces technical problems, it cannot provide the necessary network connection.
  • Disconnect the router and reconnect it.
  • Power on the router and retry to connect the Mac device to the Wi-Fi network.

Turn off the other services

  • If you are using the Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct feature on Mac, then the system may not detect the Wi-Fi network.
  • Disable Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct, screen projection, etc., before you try to connect to the wireless network.

Disconnect network cable

  • In case you have connected the Ethernet cable to the Mac device, then remove it and again retry to connect to the Wi-Fi network.
  • The Wi-Fi disables when the Ethernet network cable is connected to the device.

Remove the network

  • Under the Apple menu, select System Preferences and then click the Network option.
  • When the Network window opens up, find your Wi-Fi router network name and click it.
  • Now, select the ‘minus’ symbol below the Wi-Fi network list to remove the Wi-Fi network.
  • If the system prompts, click Remove, then select OK to save the settings.
  • Reboot both your Mac computer and router, and verify whether the issue is solved.
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