Fix MacBook Pro Not Showing Any Wifi Networks (Sonoma)

🗓️ August 23, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

If you have trouble finding nearby WiFi networks on your Mac at the office or home, follow this guide and fix the issue of scanning all nearby wifi signals. And Connect quickly to the internet over an internet connection that might be secure Public or Hotspot connection. Recently many Mac users reported, Their Mac stopped Seeing my wi-fi network after macOS Ventura Update. In short, Macbook Pro is not showing any wifi networks.

Run your Apple Mac wireless diagnostics on your system and check the below troubleshooting solutions for Network or in your MacOS.

9 Free Fixes to Macbook not showing any wifi networks

Solution #1. Primary Checks

Make sure and double-check the blow points that are the most common faults and problems.

  • Restart your Router and Restart your Mac.
  • Disable VPN on Mac if installed.
  • Check on Different devices, Do a speed test on by Netflix.

Solution #2. Reset WiFi Network PLIST File

The PLIST file is Apple’s computer system default file that is autogenerated by macOS and stores the User’s settings. Sometimes there are some difficulties with PLIST files. Find and Delete the WiFi PLIST file from the finder using the Below steps,

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#1. Open Finder on Mac, Go > Go to Folder from the top Mac Menu.


#2. Now Enter the below command: /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/


#3. Find the given below files one-by-one and Delete those files.

  • NetworkInterfaces.plist
  • preferences.plist

#4. After deleting files, Now Restart your Mac and check whether the issue is fixed or not. If your Mac still does not show any Wi-Fi network, continue to the next clue.

How to restart mac computer

Solution #3. Wireless Diagnose

Run the automatic Wireless diagnosis and pass all checks from system settings, Issues, and Network issues. Follow the below steps to Run Wireless Diagnose on your Mac.

Step #1. Press and Hold on Options Key from the keyboard and click on the Wireless WiFi icon from the top Mac menu.


Step #2. Click on Open Wireless Diagnoses and Follow the on-screen setup. Continue and check itself.


If nothing is found, then go with the high-level workaround.

Solution #4. Recognize New Networks

remove the old WiFi network from WiFi Network preferences and reconnect the new one if your Mac won’t able to scan new Network or slowly found. Follow the below steps to remove the WiFi network from the list and add a new one manually.

  1. Go to the Apple Logo from the top Mac menu > System Preferences.system-preferences-on-mac
  2. Click on Network.Networks Settings on Mac
  3. Click on Advanced Option.advanced-settings-for-wifi-profile-on-mac-preferences
  4. Select WiFi Network name or Select using Command + A and Click on [-] to remove from the list.remove-all-saved-wifi-from-mac-wifi-preferences
  5. Click on Ok to save. and Again Check the WiFi list is showing or not.
  6. Or Click on Plus Sign to Add New network Manually. add-a-new-wifi-network-to-mac
  7. Enter WiFi name and Password and Click on Ok to join.enter-wifi-network-name-and-password-on-mac
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Everything is fine. Still, your Mac is unable to find the new WiFi, check the solutions below.

Solution #5. Disable or Uninstall Antivirus

McAfee Antivirus users reported the WiFi is conflicting when Antivirus protection is on. So keep your Antivirus Updated with the latest version if you must need it. Or Remove/Uninstall Antivirus software from Mac.

Now, Test the WiFi issue on Mac, is it fixed?

Solution #6. IP conflict

“MBP suddenly can’t find any more Wi-Fi networks or Slow down and Error on Webpage”.

IP conflict with another device that’s joined on the same WiFi connection or Through an Ethernet connection in LAN.

To figure out and identify the problem, I’m recommending changing your WiFi network password, this will Disconnect the WiFi network from all the devices, and Try only with your Mac.

Or Manually check paired devices on the same WiFi network and Turn off each of them one by one and check if you can join the WiFi network or not.

Solution #7. Start Your Mac in Safe Mode

Safe Mode on Mac determines the software issue when turning on your Mac. The safe mode process is different for Intel and Apple Silicon M1 Mac. First, identify if you don’t know. And follow the below steps,

M1 Mac

  • Shut down your Mac, and wait for 20 seconds. Press and Hold on to the Power button [Touch ID Button] until you see the Apple Startup volumes and Options. Now, Select Startup Volume and continue. Next, Press and Hold on the Shift key from the keyboard and click on continue in safe mode.m1-mac-safe-mode
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Log in to your Mac and check whether the issue is fixed or not.

Intel Mac

  • Shut down your Mac, After 20 seconds, Turn on your Mac.
  • Immediately press and hold the shift key until you see the Login Screen. The safe mode label will appear at the top right corner of the screen.

Check the WiFi is working correctly. If not!

WiFi is not working in Safe mode. Repair or Reinstall macOS from scratch and fix all the internal bugs without touching the data saved on your Mac.

Solution #8. Reinstall MacOS

Reinstall the MacOS procedure is not too long. But you must follow safely by taking a full Mac Backup first with a time machine.

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Solution #9. Apple Support

Apple will definitely hope for your Mac wifi issue, Some affected Mac models can cause hardware issues. If your Mac is under warranty [Check Apple Warranty status online] and needs free repair/Replacement assistance, then contact Apple support or Book Appointment online at Genius Bar.

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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