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Latest Insider. Business Tech. Mobile Tech. Digital Downloads. Best Places to Work. Resource Library. Check out the latest Insider stories here. More from the IDG Network. How to fix Apple Mail by rebuilding and reindexing the Mailbox. The paranoid's survival guide, part 1: How to protect your personal data. Check the channels The first thing to check is what channel your network is on in comparison with other networks in your area. Tips The Performance pane shows you the quality of your Wi-Fi over time.
Security: The kind of encryption used -- try to use WPA 2. Do not use WEP, as this is compromised. When I restarted the computers and i-devices, everything was fine. Did you try that step of switching off the modem? I have a similar problem with a bit of a work around.. I'm not sure if it works for others and I'm also trying to understand it myself because it is a bit annoying.
My laptop will always see my wifi network but sometimes my wife's MacAir or my moms Samsung tablet will suddenly not be able to see the network. By freak luck I discovered that turning on and then off the MAC filter fixes this problem. From my laptop, I type in If I wait more than 3 seconds to deactivate the MAC filter, then my laptop will not connect and I have to use another device to access the modem settings so be sure to do it quickly.
When I hit save, all devices will be able to see the network.
But this only lasts until the next day, especially with my mom's tablet. With my wife's it can last months before having to do it. It's a workaround for me but pretty annoying. Long story short: I moved the WiFi AP away from mac it was sitting at it's right side and now it's 2 meters behind it : problem solved.
I had same problem with my Mac Mini.
Hi, just struggling around with my mac to find a good piece of software /command line tool to find "hidden SSID/WIFI" Networks. Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by buddyspencer, Jun Join a hidden WiFi network from Mac OS X. A fair amount How to Find Wi-Fi Security Encryption Type of a Router from Mac OS X. Have you.
I changed network's name and Mac Mini recognized new network. It meant that issue was only with my Mac.
I "forgot" this network. I had the same problem, suddenly. I opened the list of saved networks and removed it, it appeared in the list of networks in range immediately. My mav wasnt able to recognize and wifi networks.
The fix is easy. Hold power until late it powers off. Turn it on and when the apple appears on the screen hols shift. It will reboot your computer.
Once the computer turns back on you'll be able to see the WiFi networks in range. My MB Air suddenly wasn't recognising any wifi networks but the reboot with shift key solution above worked for me.
Had similar problem. After resetting the router, the SSID went invisible on my macbook pro, but was visible on my android device.
I tried rebooting both laptop and router, and also tried connecting to the network as a hidden network with no success. If you have access to the router usually by Do not make it automatic, rather, set it to a small number, say 2. If you do not have access to the router, you may try to reset your location. Some location disabled certain channel of WiFi. Hope this could help.
Summary: Create new "Location", switch to it for a few minutes, then switch back to "Automatic" location. I've tried many of the given solutions but they didnt work.
I accidentally discovered that if you log in to your phone hotspot that miraculously your home Wi-Fi network appears on the list, after which you can connect to it. Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.
Acrylic WiFi Professional licenses are meant for 1 user but they allow up to 3 different devices activations for their entire life. I guess I could load up virtual box or some other emulator - even BootCamp - and see what happens. Thank you for your interest in this question. Use WiFi Scanner for all of your network troubleshooting needs. Bryan Doe wrote: Hiding the SSID is a waste of time since it's so easily overcome, and often results in issues like this. It will provide all important WiFi network information, including network name SSID , channel, signal quality, authentication algorithm, cipher algorithm, MAC address and more.
Asked 5 years, 7 months ago. Active 8 months ago. Viewed 70k times. I have tried following things already: Restart iMac Restart WiFi router Add new 'location' in network settings Change radio channels in my router Manually input network SSID, security type and password it keeps telling me that network with this name doesn't exist The iMac sits very close to the router and other devices work flawlessly in the same place. I'd appreciate any help! Mateusz Hajdziony Mateusz Hajdziony 1 1 gold badge 1 1 silver badge 2 2 bronze badges. Is your iMac able to connect to other WiFi networks, such as a hotspot from your iPhone?
Ken Ken 21 2 2 bronze badges. Changing the channel fixed the problem for me.