The MacBook Pro is designed and built for speed and efficiency. But the performance of your MacBook is only as good as your internet speed. Even the most advanced features will not be useful if your Wi-Fi connection is not up to the mark. This article will take you through some of the most common issues MacBook pro users face while connecting to a Wi-Fi network. For more detailed troubleshooting steps you can contact the Apple customer support number which is available 24 hours a day.
Issue 1: Physical Router Interference
A Wi-Fi router works through electronic waves. Sometimes these electronic waves can be hindered by the walls of the room or other large obstacles like storage cabinets. Here’s how you can fix it:
- Do not keep your router buried behind any furniture or in a closet
- Make sure the router is always placed in an open and central location.
- You should sit as close to the router as possible when using the Wi-Fi.
Issue 2: Alternate Signal Interference
All routers send out electronic waves so that devices can connect to the internet. These waves are sent out at a specific frequency. It may happen that other devices that also send out electronic waves can interfere with your Wi-Fi signal. You can fix this issue by selecting the best channel for your router. Just follow the steps given below:
- Look for your router’s IP address which is normally printed on the router itself. If not you can also check under system preferences.
- Enter the IP address into your browser and press ‘Enter’. You will be able to see your router settings.
- Select the best channel, preferably a channel 5 to 7 away from your original router frequency.
- Finally, you can use the ‘Wireless diagnostics’ option on your MacBook to pro to monitor all the frequencies and find out which is the most suited for your connection.
Issue 3: Slow Wi-Fi connection
Whether you use your MacBook Pro for work in the office or just for day-to-day activities at home, you will always want a fast internet connection. It can be very annoying if you have to keep refreshing the page to get it to load properly. Here are some suggestions you can follow whenever you feel the Wi-Fi connection is slow:
- Check your MacBook Pro to make sure there are not too many programs running in the background.
- Run a quick scan using ‘Advanced Network Care’. This will give you an idea about the speed issues on the current network.
- Avoid streaming videos from multiple sites or downloading many files at the same time, doing this will surely slow down your internet speed.
These are the most common issues MacBook Pro users face when using a Wi-Fi connection. There may be other more advanced issues you could encounter which may require detailed technical changes. If that is the case then you can always call the Apple tech support number and speak to a trained technician.