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TL;DR Reinstalling iTunes solved my variant of the issue because it recreated /System/Library/Extensions/AppleUSBEthernetHost.kext, which either iTunes or OSX Network prefpane deleted. Just experienced this on OSX Yosemite (10.10.4) after upgrading iTunes and resetting the network devices (esp. deleting an iPhone USB network device which seemed to have ...


The first part is for testing. You need to use the terminal and manually connect to it. Turn On networksetup -setairportpower en0 on Find (you can skip this if you already know the Name) /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A/Resources/airport scan Connect networksetup -setairportnetwork en0 WIFI_SSID_I_WANT_TO_JOIN ...


TripMode was made specifically for this purpose, and even turns on automatically when connected to designated cell hotspots.

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