It’s really frustrating when you run out of internet connectivity. Just a few mins ago, I was too. My Macbook Air lost internet connectivity all of a sudden. And when I searched the web about this issue, It was found to be that all Mountain Lion OS X devices (iMac, Macbook Pro, Air, mini) suffer from this bug/issue/disease/whatever.
FYI, My macbook couldn’t connect to internet and at the same time I searched for this issue on my mobile, connected to the same wifi network.
It’s really frustrating when a so-called ‘premium’ machine and a globally renowned OS runs out of internet connectivity because of a bug. And believe me, the solution to this problem is very easy (Had to discover on my own).
I read multiple Apple forums and discussion boards about this issue. Got to know many different ways to solve the connectivity but none of them actually worked. Some suggested to delete system sonfiguration files from system library whereas some said to delete the network key using keychain. All failed, sadly.
Suddenly I pointed at locations, wondering what’s that. And there was my solution. Lol.
How to Fix WiFi Issue?
Let’s come to the point now. To solve the WiFi issue, follow these easy instructions(worked for me at least, and I hope they work for you too):
First things first. Try to restart your Mac, there is a probability that it solves the issue. But if it doesn’t work, try this:
- Go to System Preferences > Network.
- Go to Locations > Edit Locations
(If it’s locked, unlock by clicking on lock button located at bottom-left.
- Click on the “+” (plus) button to create a new location. Name it.
- Apply the changes.
- Turn ON WiFi, if it isn’t.
- Now if it doesn’t get connected automatically, Select your network under “Network Name“.
- Done! Your Mac should now be connected to internet.
If the above instructions do not work for you, do shoot your issue in comments.