Know what you need to do when Mac won’t connect to the Internet

A large number of Windows users encounter frequent enigmatic connectivity error messages on their computer screens. For this teasing reason, some computer users prefer to shake a hand with the most reliable technology brand Apple and use Mac to get rid of weird connectivity error messages. Surprisingly, Apple Mac is also inflicted with some connectivity issues that indicate to Internet connection. The only good side of Mac computers is that connectivity issues with the machine are easy to understand and fix simply. Have a look at some ways that you need to do when your Mac won’t connect to the Internet.

Wi-Fi issues: When it comes to troubleshooting your Wi-Fi problems, you need to check the root cause of the issue by checking the connection on another Wi-Fi-connected devices and another computer as well. If the device has connectivity problems, then you should go ahead with the router. Remember: A majority of router problems can be easily solved with the “reset” solution. So, turn off and on the router again.


Wi-fi icon in menu bar: OS X shows your wireless status via a dynamic icon in the menu bar with a dot with three expanding lines above it. Check the status of strong or poor signals. If you fail to find the icon, go to Finder > Applications > System Preferences. Click on Wireless settings and the “Show Wi-Fi status” option to know more about the signal strength. Lines shown on Wi-Fi icon indicate to a possible router connectivity situation. Apple Helpline Number Mac OS Related Help Desk

If you detect the exclamation mark with Wi-Fi icon, it can be a password problem. Now, it can be a Wi-Fi security issue concerning commonly used Wireless Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and WPA/2 encryption. If the issue is concerned to a secured WEP network, make some slight changes to network administrator password. If the password is ASCII, add quotation marks relevantly. If the password is hexadecimal, add a dollar sign to it.

Good signal strength, but slow connection: The cell-phone network technology 802.11 standard is used by Wi-Fi with letters a, b, g, n tackled on. Streaming video from sources can have some issues with router settings. To know about OS X’s Network Utility, simply go to Applications > Utilities and find the available Network Utility. Distance between the router and the use of old Wi-Fi technology can be a cause of slowing your connection. Blame it on signal interference as your computer and router are operating on a channel which is used by other devices. Just reset the router to avoid unnecessary interference.

DNS and TCP/IP issues: If your website says that you are connected to the Internet, then you need to check out if your Domain Name Server (DNS) settings are correct. To do so, you need to open up System Preferences > Network > Advanced. Then select the DNS tab. You also need to check your Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) settings to manage data transfer between computers on a network.

It is possible that the advice above will cover the most typical issues concerning Mac’s web connectivity. If you detect stretching of the connectivity problem, you better contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to make sure you have a functional router. Moreover, Apple support center can help you bring the best out of your Mac under all circumstances.

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