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The wifi will not turn on on my macbook

3325 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 9, 2013 9:46 AM by BDAqua RSS
sekrey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 9, 2013 8:46 AM

I have a macbook with OS X and my wifi will not turn on at all.  It was working just fine and after leaving the computer for awhile I returned and the wifi icon was blank and under network preferences it will not even allow me to turn on the wifi.  The status shows "Off" and when I click on turn wifi on, nothing at all happens.  I have tried deleting and readding wifi as a connection option as well as restarting my computer, unplugging and re-plugging my router, and nothing works.  The wifi works just fine on my iPad and iPhone.  Please help!!

MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Nov 9, 2013 9:46 AM (in response to sekrey)

    See if this helps...


    Make a New Location, Using network locations in Mac OS X ...



    10.5, 10.6, 10.7 & 10.8…


    System Preferences>Network, top of window>Locations>Edit Locations, little plus icon, give it a name.



    10.5.x/10.6.x/10.7.x/10.8.x instructions...


    System Preferences>Network, click on the little gear at the bottom next to the + & - icons, (unlock lock first if locked), choose Set Service Order.


    The interface that connects to the Internet should be dragged to the top of the list.


    If using Wifi/Airport...


    Instead of joining your Network from the list, click the WiFi icon at the top, and click join other network. Fill in everything as needed.


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