Connect to the internet with your Mac

Use Wi-Fi, Personal Hotspot, or Ethernet to connect your Mac to a network that provides access to the internet.

Connect to a Wi-Fi network

From the Wi-Fi menuNo alt supplied for Image 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.

Wi-Fi menu, showing a Personal Hotspot and known network

If you need help

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. If your Mac doesn't have an Ethernet port, use an Ethernet adapter, such as the Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter.

Learn more about connecting your Mac to the internet using Ethernet

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