This past week my late-2015 MacBook Pro has been having issues connecting via wireless to our router, requiring me to restart the router before web browsers can access the internet. The strange thing is, other web-enabled applications and tools have had no issue accessing the internet during this time, so I know there’s some issue with macOS Mojave. Seriously frustrating. I am just waiting for a news posting on Mac websites to say Apple has been tweaking settings in preparation for macOS Catalina or what have you.
Using the inbuilt wireless diagnostic tool, I have changed our 5GHz wireless channel given its recommendation. It appears several other wireless routers in our neighbourhood were sharing the same channel, the tool suggesting a swap to channel 161.
Here’s hoping tweaking the 5GHz channel, restarting the router and my MacBook Pro will finally resolve the issues I’ve been experiencing. I also hope that macOS Catalina brings improved code; I dare to dream, don’t I.