I have a Macbook Air and it works fine most of the times. But, today I have spent more than couple hours trying to figure out the “No IP Address” issues with Wifi on on my Mac. After a lot of hit and trial, I was able to make it work. Hopefully you will be able to fix your Mac related wifi issues based on my experience. Let’s dive in.
What was the No IP Address Issue on my Mac?
I was connecting to my tethered iPhone for a long time, and it used to work seamlessly. The iPhone acts a wifi router and it should connect automatically with saved password.
Today, when I tried to connect, it was showing as connected, but there was no internet on my Mac. It was showing the error No IP Address and also I could see the exclamation mark on the wifi. Below are screenshots of how it looked.
In the top menu bar, it used show the exclamation mark as in below screenshot. Also, the blue locked chains indicated that the network is connected. So, it was strange.
To dig further, I went to the Wifi settings by clicking on the wifi settings link in the context menu. When we go in there, you would still see that the network shows as connected and Green. It was really strange that there is no internet despite the connected status.
When I clicked on the details, I saw the error in yellow that said “No IP address”
When I saw this, I started searching internet all over the place, but no luck. There is little to nothing that worked.
How to fix the No IP Address Issue on Wifi of Mac
I tried all the below, but none of these worked. These are the things you should also try before you go to the last option
- Restart your Mac, try to reconnect
- Restart your router, try to reconnect
- Restart both router and Mac and try to reonnect
- Rest your Network settings on the router or Phone and then try to reconnect
- Try connecting with another network to see, if that works. Then you know something to do with this specific network.
- Remove the network from the list of Wifi connections and then connect again. Basically forget the network and reconnect.
- Try connecting using the Cable and see, if it works.
All the above did not work for me, so I had to try something new which I read at one of the websites that suggests to remove the wifi service and adding it again.
Remove Wifi Service and Add it again or Just create new wifi service
I did not really remove the wifi service as I was not sure, if it would mess up anything. So, instead I added a new Wifi Service and it worked. Below is how you would add the new wifi service.
- Click to Apple Icon –> System Settings.
- Go to Network Settings –> Click on Three dots that are at the bottom and then click on Add Service. See the below screenshots on how it looks
3. Then select Wi-Fi under the Interface Dropdown and give some name for the Servbice Name and click on Create
4. Once you create it, then you would see two Wifi Connections as in the below screenshot. In my case it is named as Wifi New
5. Click on the Chevron icon next to the new Wifi icon and then go to the settings and connect using this new connection to your existing network. Voila! It will work and connect. See the below screenshot on how it looks
Finally, I was able to get it to work. I spent a lot of time working on this, and finally, it worked. Hopefully, it solves the issue.
What was your experience to solve the Wifi Issue in Mac? Share your inputs or thoughts in comments section below.