Error: "Wi-Fi does not have an IP address and cannot connect to the Internet" when using a Mac


When attempting to connect to a wireless network on a Mac, you receive the following error:

Wi-Fi does not have an IP address and cannot connect to the Internet

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You will be unable to connect to a wireless network on your Mac.




There is no known resolution at this time.


1) Click the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar and then click Open Network Preferences.

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2) On the left side, click Wi-Fi. Then, click Advanced.

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3) Under the Wi-Fi tab, select each network and click the minus symbol ().

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4) Under the TCP/IP tab, select Link-local only in the drop-down next to "Configure IPv6." Then, click OK.

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5) Click Apply.

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6) Restart your Mac.

7) After your computer restarts, click the Wi-Fi icon and choose the network to which you wish to connect.


Your Mac will successfully connect to your desired wireless network.