Friday, August 19, 2022

FIX: Mac Connected To Wi-Fi But No Internet

You may find your MacBook connected to Wi-Fi but no internet.

When you find your MacBook is having network issues despite being connected to Wi-Fi, follow this article to find the solutions.

Also read: Fix: Connected To Wi-Fi But No Internet

What To Do When Mac Connected To Wi-Fi But No Internet?

Here I have discussed what to do when Wi-Fi is connected but no internet on Mac.

1) Power Cycle Your Mac

A fresh restart can often fix glitches occurring in the system. So, when you have no internet on your Mac, perform a power cycle.

Shut down your Mac and disconnect all the power cables and peripherals attached to your computer.

Wait for a few minutes before you turn on your device and attach all the peripherals back.

You can also click here and learn how to shut down or restart Mac using Keyboard.

2) Forget Your Network And Then Reconnect It 

If you forget your Wi-Fi Network and then reconnect it freshly then this can help when Wi-Fi is connected but no internet on Mac.

To do that, follow the steps given below:

  • Click on the Apple icon and then select System Preferences.


  • Next, select Network and click on Wi-Fi.
  • Go to the bottom right of the screen and select the Advanced option.


  • Choose your network name from the list and click on the ‘–‘ icon as shown below.


  • Enter your password again and re-connect it.

Also read: Fix: Safari Is Not Connecting To Internet

3) Check The Date, Time, And Location Setup 

If your date, time, and location are incorrectly set then also you can have network issues on Mac.

So, check if the date, time and location are properly set. Follow the steps given below:

  • Go to System Preferences and click on Date & Time.


  • Next, select Time Zone and click on the lock icon from the bottom of the screen.


  • Enter your password and then check the box for Set time zone automatically using your current location.

Check if this has solved the network-related issue, if not, then go to the next step.

4) Disconnect All USB Devices And Other Peripherals

USB and other peripherals connected to your MacBook can interfere with the network connection and create issues.

So, disconnect the keyboard, mouse, USB drives, etc, from the MacBook and reconnect them one by one.


If after reconnecting everything you still don’t have internet on Mac, then update your MacBook.

5) Disable VPN 

If you are using a VPN service, then we would recommend disabling it.


VPNs can create network issues. So, disable the VPN and see if it fixes the problem.

6) Use Built-in Mac Diagnostic Tools 

Mac has an in-built Wireless diagnostic tool to fix Wi-Fi-related problems. Here is how you can run it:

  • Hold the Option key and click on the Wi-Fi icon from the menu bar.
  • Click on Open Wireless Diagnostics.


  • Follow the on-screen instructions provided to finish the diagnostics process.


  • After the diagnosis is complete, click on the Info button from the Summary pane and know about each item in detail.

7) Create A New Location 

MacBook usually sets your network location automatically. But if you are still facing network connection issues, then you can create a new network location and fix the problem.

Follow the steps for doing so:

  • Open System Preferences and click on network. Click on a location and expand the drop-down menu.
  • Click on Edit locations.


  • Select the plus (+) button to add a new location.


  • Finally, click on the Done button followed by Apply.

Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]

Here are some commonly asked questions related to network issues on Mac:

  1. Why my Mac is connected to Wi-Fi but no internet?

There may be problems with the network settings or permissions.

The MacBook may be outdated or the date, time, and location may be incorrectly set leading network related issues.

Sometimes VPN or other third-party apps may also interfere and create such problems.

  1. How do I fix my Mac when it says no internet connection?

When Mac says no internet connection, restart Mac, update Mac, use the built-in diagnostic tool, disable VPN service, set the correct time, date & location, and you may also create a new location.

  1. How do I reset my internet connection on Mac?

To reset the internet connection on Mac, click on the apple icon > choose system preferences > select network> click on your Wi-Fi > Click on the minus icon > Select apply. Then reconnect the connection and the problem should be fixed.

Closing Up

So, there you have it! If the above article has helped you to fix the network-related problems on Mac then tell us in the comment section provided below. Also comment for any other tech-related issues.

Sanchita Das
Sanchita Das
Creative and focused. Always ready to learn new techniques and improvise accordingly. Loves to meet new challenges and explore new possibilities.

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