Connect to the internet with your Mac

Learn how to use Wi-Fi, Personal Hotspot, and Ethernet to connect to the internet.

Connect to a Wi-Fi network

From the Wi-Fi menu  in the menu bar, choose a network. You might then be asked to enter the Wi-Fi network's password or agree to terms and conditions.

If you don't see the Wi-Fi menu in the menu bar

If you need help with the Wi-Fi password

If your Mac doesn't connect to the internet after joining the Wi-Fi network

Connect using Personal Hotspot

With most carrier plans, you can share the cellular data connection of your iPhone or iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular) with your Mac. Learn how to set up Personal Hotspot.

Connect using Ethernet

To use a wired connection to the internet, connect an Ethernet cable between your router or modem and the Ethernet port on your Mac. Some Mac models require an Ethernet adapter, such as the Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter or the Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter.

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