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This document details how to delete/reset network adapters in OS X.
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Note: You will need Administrative privileges on the computer to perform this action.
Open System Preferences from within the Apple menu.
Choose the Network option.
Highlight the network adapter that is causing difficulties and press the '-' sign in the bottom of the left hand column.
Click Apply in the bottom right hand corner of the page to apply these changes.
It is strongly recommended that you restart the computer to apply these changes.
After restarting the machine, open the Network panel by repeating Steps 1-2.
If the adapters which you previously removed have not appeared, you will need to press the '+' sign in the bottom of the left hand column.
Choose the interface of the adapter that you deleted prior to restarting your computer and click Create.
After clicking Apply, this adapter should be added and functional once again.
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Learn how to connect to an open, secure, or hidden Wi-Fi network. You can also create a new Wi-Fi network.
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Connect to a Wi-Fi network
Click in the menu bar, then choose a network. If Wi-Fi is off, click , then select Turn Wi-Fi On.*
If you connect to a public Wi-Fi network, a window might appear with terms and conditions you're asked to agree to before you can connect.
Connect to a secure Wi-Fi network
Secure Wi-Fi networks are password-protected and have by their names.
- Click in the menu bar. If Wi-Fi is off, click , then choose Turn Wi-Fi On.*
- Choose a network.
- Enter the password, then click Join. If you don't know the password to the Wi-Fi network, contact the network administrator.
Connect to a hidden network
- Click in the menu bar. If Wi-Fi is off, choose , then choose Turn Wi-Fi On.*
- Choose Join Other Network.
- Enter the network name. Make sure you enter the network name correctly.
- If the network is secure, choose the Security type, then enter the password.
- Click Join.
Learn what to do if you can't connect to a hidden network.
Create a Wi-Fi network
If you have Internet service at your location, you can connect an AirPort base station or a third-party router to your modem to create a Wi-Fi network. Use the setup guide for your AirPort base station, or check your third-party router's manual for help.
* If you don't see the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar, you can add it back. Choose Apple () menu > System Preferences, click Network, click Wi-Fi, then select 'Show Wi-Fi status in menu bar'.
Use Personal Hotspot
With most carrier plans, you can share the cellular data connection of your iPhone or iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular) with your Mac.
Learn how to set up Personal Hotspot.
To connect to the Internet over a wired connection, connect an Ethernet cable between your router or modem and the Ethernet port on your Mac.
Some Macs require an Ethernet adapter like the Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, or the Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter.
- Use recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers and access points.