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Several Mac users have reported that their Mac says WiFi not configured. They’re getting notifications that say that they’re unable to connect because the WiFi is apparently disabled.
Users have also reported that there’s an X in the WiFi menu icon in the menu bar. In fact, the WiFi icon appears to be grayed out. And, when the icon is clicked, a drop-down menu appears and shows ‘WiFi: Not Configured‘.
Methods To Fix Mac Says Wifi Not Configured Issue
There are few methods that you need to follow if your Mac says Wifi not configured.
Method 1: Re-add the WiFi connector
- On your Mac, click on the Apple Menu > System Preferences > Network.
- Now, you’ll see a list of network services on the left side. Click the (+) icon from the bottom.
- After that, you’ll get a pop-up. Select WiFi from it, set a random name for it, and then click on Create.
- At last, select the newly created WiFi from the list and click the Turn Wi-Fi On option.
After completing the above steps, check if the WiFi is working or not.
Method 2: Renew DHCP Lease
If the previous method doesn’t work, try this one.
- Go to System Preferences > Network > WiFi > Advanced on your Mac.
- Now, select TCP/IP tab > click on Renew DHCP Lease option and at last, click on OK.
Method 3: Safe Mode
Try restarting your Mac in Safe Mode. The first thing you need to do is to determine if you have an Intel-based Mac or an Apple silicon-based Mac.
If you’re not sure about this, go to Apple Menu > About This Mac > Overview.
- First, restart your Mac.
- Now, press the Shift key and keep holding the key until you see the login screen.
- At last, Log in. You need to log in few times if required.
For Apple silicon:
- At first, turn off your device.
- After that, press and hold the power button until the startup options appear on the screen.
- Now, select your Startup disk, then press and hold the Shift key.
- At last, choose the ‘Continue in Safe Mode‘ option and log in. Here also, you need to log in more than once if required.
Check if the problem is fixed by now. If not, try the next method.
Method 4: Reset NVRAM and the SMC
It is claimed by some users that they managed to get rid of this issue by resetting NVRAM.
This method is only for the Intel Macs.
- To reset the NVRAM, first turn off your Mac.
- Now, look for these four keys: Option, Command, P, and R.
- Keep holding these four keys together for around 20 seconds and release. Your device will restart.
- Now, check if the problem is fixed.
If resetting NVRAM doesn’t work, then try to reset SMC on Macbook.
These are all the possible solutions to fix if your Mac says WiFi not configured. But if you’re still facing this issue and none of these methods can help you, then it might be a hardware issue. For that, you need to contact Apple for further help.
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