How to Stop Your iMac from Disconnecting from Wi-Fi
Having your iMac keep disconnecting from Wi-Fi is frustrating, especially if it doesn't happen to other devices, like your smartphone or TV. When this happens, you get slow, unreliable Internet connectivity. Plus you can't attend any type of video calls for work or for school. Something needs to be done.
But why does your iMac keep losing Wi-Fi connection? Below we unveil some of the causes and troubleshooting steps to fix this. But most importantly, this article will share a proven way on how you can avoid iMac Internet disconnects in order to be able to enjoy any type of online activities (including streaming and online gaming) without any hiccups.
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Why Do I Keep Getting Disconnected from Wi-Fi on My iMac?
If your iMac keeps disconnecting from Wi-Fi, there isn't a single cause for this. Whether it's an older iMac or the latest one, here are the main causes why this would happen:
- a software-related issue within macOS - settings, connectivity glitches, etc.
- a problem with the router / Wi-Fi hotspot
- network infrastructure issues with the ISP
Regardless of the cause, below are a few steps you can try to troubleshoot this disconnect problem.
6 Steps on How to Fix an iMac that Keeps Disconnecting from Wi-Fi
Here is what you can try to solve your Wi-Fi connectivity issues on your iMac:
- Use a wired Ethernet connection instead. Boom - problem solved! That is, of course, if this is possible.
- Use the iMac within range of the Wi-Fi network you're connecting to. If the wireless router is at the other end of the house, get closer to it. Of get some Wi-Fi repeaters or use your PC as a repeater.
- Diagnose Wi-Fi connection problems. Open wireless diagnostics from the Wi-Fi status menu and run them. Check out the recommendations at the end.
- Try using Apple's recommended settings for configuring your router. Also, make sure your router runs the latest available firmware - check the manufacturer's website.
- Restart your iMac and the Wi-Fi router. This will refresh the connection, etc.
- Reduce wireless interference. Avoid having sources of interference near your wireless devices - power cables, microwave ovens, cordless phones, etc.
Stepping back, continuous connectivity is the goal you're trying to achieve when looking for fixes if your iMac keeps disconnecting from Wi-Fi. In order to avoid that, you need a solution that can use all your available connections on your iMac at the same time - a channel bonding service like Speedify.
Use all of your connections at the same time
Multiple connections, maximum performance
Speedify can bond any combination of 2 or more Internet connections and will intelligently distribute your online traffic between them for optimal performance.
In the majority of cases, Speedify will automatically detect and start using any Internet connections available to your device - but if you need help we have quick start guides available for most common set ups.
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Your iMac Will Stay Online Even When It Disconnects from Wi-Fi, with Speedify
Speedify is a fast bonding VPN that gets you a fast, stable and secure Internet connection on your iMac. It achieves this with channel bonding technology that uses your iMac’s Wi-Fi, wired Ethernet and any USB cellular dongles you have connected at the same time instead of switching between them.
What you get is increased bandwidth, which allows all of your apps to run faster. Speedify runs in the background of your iMac proactively monitoring the quality of your connections. It is equipped with auto failover so if your iMac keeps disconnecting from Wi-Fi, it routes all the data through the wired Ethernet and the cellular connection (if available) until the Wi-Fi connection is restored. All of this activity is automated. You don’t have to do anything, and you most likely won’t even notice anything different is happening.
As a VPN, Speedify provides advanced encryption, without forcing you to sacrifice speed or reliability. Speedify works on all macOS devices starting with macOS 10.12 and later. This includes all Intel and ARM based Mac computers (such as those with the new M1 processor) including Macbook, Macbook Air, and Macbook Pro, iMac and iMac Pro, Mac Mini, and Mac Pro.
Please check the updated system requirements on the download page.
Speedify is also available in the App Store. It only takes a few minutes to setup and requires no advanced technical skills or knowledge to use.
Give Speedify a try when you're trying to address the issue of your iMac disconnecting from Wi-Fi! Get it from the Apple Store or from our website.