My macbook pro has just stopped detecting my wireless router! The model of the router is NetGear DG834G. The problem is that everyone else in the house has no problem connecting with the network with his laptop or mobile device! Any ideas on how to solve that? My operating system is mountain lion. Thank you.
The first step would be to open the folder /System/Library/CoreServices and run Wireless Diagnostics to get to the Utilities window (⌘+2) and run a wireless scan to check on your base station and whether the antenna on the Mac is picking up signals similar to your other devices.
You'll want to inspect your base station (match the BSSID with the Mac address for your wireless router) and ensure that your signal to noise ratio is better than all of the ones I have shown. Ideally, your RSSI should be greater than -80 dBm: -90 dBm is bad, -60 dBm is OK, and your channel not within 2 of a neighboring station).
From there, you could select performance or run the actual diagnostics or see if perhaps you need to select a channel with less interference.
As you can see in this view, even with no wireless network connected, you can run the tool. Once you join your network, this performance view will help you getting connected. Once you are connected, you can monitor things here and lastly, use the Info button to see what alternate channels you might try to let your Mac work with your exact router and the competing devices that also interfere with each other.
It's possible that the WiFi 'channel' option in your router configuration/administration panel is set to 'Auto' and it went to a channel above 11, which seems to cause a lot of MacBook Pro users a problem - for example, see here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5016957?tstart=0
So try changing the WiFi 'channel' to 11 or lower, and see if that helps - seems to have solved my problems!
Assuming someone did not reset the router or made it not broadcast its ID, lets try to use the Terminal to display wifi around you.
Open Terminal and copy paste this:
you will be asked to enter your computer password
after that copy paste following and watch it work:
Check your channel. If it's channel 12, it won't be visible, and if you're set to auto switch the channels, it could've picked up 12 on its own. Macbooks only detect 1-11 (just fixed my detect issue by switching the channel).
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