Some of my friends who recently updated their Mac to macOS Sierra have reported that Wi-Fi has become rather slow after the software update. It’s a minor issue which can be easily fixed with a few quick tips.
Have you also faced with the slow WiFi issue after the macOS Sierra update? Follow these tips to speed up the ailing Wi-Fi on your Mac.
Wi-Fi Running Slow in macOS Sierra Tips to Speed It Up
Solution #1 Quick Round-Up
- First up, you need to power off the router. (Check out if there is any request for the update.)
- Turn off Bluetooth and WiFi as well
- Reboot your Mac
- Once your Mac has restarted, power on the router and turn on Wi-Fi
Solution #2 De-Select Proxies
Step #1. Head over to System Preferences.
Step #2. Click on Network.
Step #3. Click on Advanced.
Step #4. Click on Proxies Tab → Now, you have to uncheck the box ticked under Select Protocol → Click on OK followed by Apply.
Solution #3 Reset Network to Default
Resetting network configuration to factory setting on your Mac can help you fix the slow-moving Wi-Fi.
Step #1. Turn off WiFi. Then, you need to unplug network connection.
Step #2. In Finder on your Mac Click GO type path:
Step #3. Then, you have to rename
Step #4. Reboot your Mac.
Now, a new
preferences.plist will be created and the network configuration will be reset to factory default.
Solution #4 Remove the existing Wi-Fi preferences
If the first two solutions haven’t worked in fixing the problem, remove the existing Wi-Fi preferences. As it will get rid of system configuration files, you must back up your Mac before going ahead with the process.
Step #1. To begin with, quit the apps in question.
Step #2. Next, you have to turn off the troubled apps using the WiFi menu. Then, turn off Wi-Fi as well.
Step #3. Now, open the Go folder and choose Go to folder.
Step #4. Next, you have to enter:
Step #5. Up next, you have to select the files mentioned below.
Step #6. Next, delete these files by simply moving them to the trash. Just in case, you don’t want to remove them, you can keep them in a separate folder.
Step #7. Next, you need to reboot your Mac. Once, it has been restarted, turn on Wi-Fi again and the apps from the Wi-Fi menu.
Check out! WiFi should start working properly.
macOS Sierra with smart features such as Auto-Unlock and Universal Clipboard is inarguably the biggest ever update. I’m sure you must be loving it a lot.
Do you have any tips to speed up WiFi in macOS Sierra? We would be really glad to know them in the comment box.
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