I accidently unplugged my router and modem the other day and since then I cannot get a wireless connection on my MacBook. The router and modem are on and seemingly working properly as they are being picked up by other devices such as my phone. I have tried turning them off and have tried shutting down my MacBook. My MacBook is picking up wireless signals (my neighbours networks are showing) just not mine! Any advice?
Try connecting directly to the router via an
Try this after trying the 2nd option and it did NOT work and you are willing to reset your router
You can always erase and reset the entire router if need be. This depends on the brand, but usually you can
-Set your settings
First do follow the previous steps by unplugging your router/modem and deleting your previous wireless settings from your mac before proceeding.
-Easy erase settings by going to the
This deletes your router as a recognized device and will not automatically connect.
-If you want to be thorough, delete the stored password in your
MAKE SURE YOU KNOW (REMEMBER) YOUR ROUTER'S PASSWORD
If for some reason your MacBook connects to the wireless router, but you are not getting internet connection go to your browser and type
You should see a login page. This is good, your MacBook is connecting to the router.
Try manually entering the name of your router's
And type the
Hopefully this will find your router's wireless which indeed seems it is being broadcasted since your other devices connect to it.
MacBook Pro supports
If your router supports 802.11b/g and compatible with
Go to your wifi router settings (you need to connect your router to your laptop through cable for this. You can consult wifi router help book for this) and Fix channel as
PS: You can do the same setting if your wifi is not visible or your MacBook Pro doesn't detect your home wifi.
You probably have a closed (also called "hidden", or "non-broadcast SSID") network. Networks configured this way don't broadcast their names and don't show up on a normal wireless scan.
To join it, go to your Mac's AirPort menu, select "Other...", and enter the exact name of your network (case, punctuation, and spaces matter), its security type, and the password.
Try the old ISP help line standby:
I would do this just to see if it's a passing glitch that can be resolved by reinitializing everything. If not we can move on to more advanced troubleshooting knowing it's not something simple.
Your MBA is still looking for old settings.
Delete the preferences and restart the MBA.
System files (network and wireless):
System Files (General configurations)
802.1x Profiles: ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.eap.profiles.plist