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    Why is WIFI not connected to my MacBook?

    by dana.hemamali ·

    I have a MacBook Air (MI 2020) and, for some reason, it has started to glitch out. When it does not connect to WiFi, I can not do my online work. Does anyone know why my MacBook is not connected to wifi?

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    • #3991188

      Reply To: Why is WIFI not connected to my MacBook?

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Why is WIFI not connected to my MacBook?

      No, you don’t tell enough to guess the reason.

      I understand it’s intermittent. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. And when it doesn’t, it turns on automatically after some time (10 seconds, a minute, 10 minutes?). Or do you have to shutdown and reboot to fix it?

      Start your investigations by trying a WiFi somewhere else, so you know it’s not your router but your MacBook that has issues. Then try a WiFi-stick in a USB-port to see if it’s the WiFi-hardware in your laptop. If that doesn’t help, and it’s reproducible, bring it to an authorised Apple repair center to have if fixed. Another router or another WiFi device is all you can do yourself.

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    • #3991193

      More thoughts….

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to Why is WIFI not connected to my MacBook?

      What iOS version is installed on the MacBook? How old is your router/modem? What make/model is your router/modem? As already mentioned, you haven’t given enough information to help you.

    • #3991198

      Reply To: Why is WIFI not connected to my MacBook?

      by ravishanlakshitha44 ·

      In reply to Why is WIFI not connected to my MacBook?

      Insufficient information is provided by you for me to determine the cause. But I can suggest some common issues:
      A malfunctioning router, a network outage at your broadband provider, or an issue with your personal Wi-Fi network are the three primary reasons why Wi-Fi stops working. There may sporadically be an issue with the macOS program you’re using. Each of these circumstances is covered in this article.
      Look at the software from Apple
      Apple offered a software update to address the MacBook Air’s lack of an Ethernet port, but consumers who could only use Wi-Fi to access the internet found this to be a difficult fix (unless they had an adapter). When this problem emerged, we had to share an internet connection from a mobile device while also updating our Mac to the most recent version of macOS.
      You may experience Wi-Fi issues if you are running a beta version of macOS. For instance, while using the High Sierra beta, Wi-Fi frequently failed.
      See Apple’s Wi-Fi recommendations
      When your Mac tries to connect to a Wi-Fi network, macOS checks for issues. If any recommendations are identified, they will be shown in the Wi-Fi status menu, which you may access by clicking on the Wi-Fi logo in the top right corner of your screen. If there aren’t any recommendations here, Apple hasn’t found anything to warn you about (yet). 

      Start the router again.
      You should try turning off and back on your router to see if that resolves the problem. To do a power cycle, you must turn off your router for about 30 seconds, then plug it in and turn it back on.

      restarting your Mac
      Restarting your Mac is a good idea as well, just like with the router.
      If the issue continues, try restarting your computer. If so, switch off the Wi-Fi, wait a short period, and then turn it back on to compel the Wi-Fi to recheck for networks.
      To turn Wi-Fi on and off once more, click the Wi-Fi emblem in the top right corner of your Mac and a menu will display. Choose Switch Wi-Fi Off.

      Discard the network
      Making your device forget the network can turn out to be useful. In System Preferences, turn off Airport, select Wi-Fi from the list under Network on the left, and then click Advanced. Select Remove after choosing the network you wish to forget and pressing.
      This is the common way to discord your problems…..
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      Reply To: Why is WIFI not connected to my MacBook?

      by Willjoe24 ·

      In reply to Why is WIFI not connected to my MacBook?

      On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Network. If Wi-Fi isn’t in the list of network connection services, click the Add button at the bottom of the list, click the Interface pop-up menu, then choose Wi-Fi. Name the Wi-Fi service, then click Create.

      Regards,
      Will

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