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What would happen if I were to force the Intel drivers for the Linux kernel into Mac OS X? Would it work? Would there be severe instability or data loss? Is it even possible? At best? 100% nothing. At worst? Crash your whole system and make it unusable or even unbootable. While Mac OS X and Linux are both different “flavors” of Unix, you can’t just ...


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Nothing would happen, because they would not work (kernel modules). MacOS and Linux have 2 completly different kernels. It's like trying to put engine from one car brand to another: it will not work because all the connections/specifications are totally different. Besides, there is no lsmod/insmod/modbrobe/rmmod commands in Mac OS X... Now, if you try ...


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As already posted: it is not possible. First of all, there is no such thing as 'force install'. There is nothing to install, and even if there was something to install there is no 'forcing' it. Installation can have different meanings but these two are the ones relevant to your question: Installation meaning installing a Mac OS X package using OS X's ...


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No, it's not possible, any more than you can run any other Linux binaries in OS X (without using a virtual machine).


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Ah. I finally found it. The file is /Library//Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.airport.preferences.plist and it's under the KnownNetworks key.


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This is intentional behaviour since iOS 8.1. It is called Instant Hotspot and is described as a feature of Continuity: If you’re out of Wi-Fi range, your iPad or Mac can connect to your phone’s personal hotspot when your iPhone is close by. With the new Instant Hotspot feature, you’ll see the name of your iPhone in the list of Wi-Fi networks in Settings ...


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Yes, turning off WiFi will save power. In case you are not using any data it will but if you still gonna use cellular data with Wi-Fi off then it might be that you actually get less of battery life since data on cellular uses more battery than on WiFi especially if signal is weak. For example for iPhone 6 (for 5 it was about the same) specs for Power and ...


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The 6.1 update added airplay discoverability via bluetooth to the Apple TV, and it sounds as though this is what you are seeing, especially since the distances you mention are not dissimilar to bluetooth ranges. From Macrumors: This change allows Apple TV to search for connectable devices over Bluetooth, bypassing Bonjour and making it easier for ...


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Parallels like other virtualization software for Macs uses a virtualized hardware layer. This layer doesn't have direct access to the real hardware (Type-2 Hypervisor). This includes the Wi-Fi-interface. Instead software ethernet bridges are used to access the hardware indirectly. That's the reason for the network interfaces of the Mac (e.g. en0: ...


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I found it. Apple uses http://www.apple.com/library/test/success.html More information can be found at http://blog.erratasec.com/2010/09/apples-secret-wispr-request.html#.VLA9UsabLOY The advantage of using a no redirect URL is that you can determine which state you are in: Connected Connected to Wi-Fi but Internet is inaccessible due to Wi-Fi router ...


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Currently there is no way to disable either Wifi or Bluetooth using Apple Configurator profiles. Configurator has gotten much better over the past few years limiting various activities in academic environments, but it does not allow restrictions on a number of things that they deem important, like network & device connectivity. Other activities, like ...


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I have the exactly same issue on both Wi-fi and Ethernet connections. It started after upgrading from Maverick to Yosemite and all my VPN connection were behaving the same. I got in touch with Apple support regarding this problem and their procedure was as follows: Create a new network location (which gives us fresh network settings to work with) Create ...


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This is quite easy. Open wireless networking and remove the password for any/all networks you don't want to join and then toggle the Wi-Fi off and wait a dozen seconds or so before turning it on again. The Wireless radio will be on and ready for handoff or AirDrop but not joined to any network/SSID. The computer will work fine with wired ethernet and a ...


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Unfortunately not; Not without using another router with network Access Control Lists (ACL). Airport's Timed Access Control rejects all connection attempts to the access point from selected device based on it's MAC address. It doesn't give you any options for more granular Access Level Control in order to specify network resources the device will have ...


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It could be something like this secret (well, not so secret any more) program as detailed in the Wall Street Journal: Updated Nov. 13, 2014 8:22 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of mobile phones through devices deployed on airplanes that mimic cellphone towers, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects ...


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I use following to prevent Captive networks Change: File Name Captive network assistant to No More captive network assistant in System/Library/CoreServices Make note of this so you can change it back one day if you need to. This will not delete cookies you already have but will stop getting more of them.


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You can control iTunes on a Mac or PC easily from an iPhone, using Remote which I think would be a lot more reliable than trying to establish a solid bluetooth/wifi connection to stream music to an audience who may not appreciate the occasional silence if the connection goes down ;) Use it with a running playlist & even if you temporarily lose ...


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If you have the USB-AC51 I am afraid it does not work with Yosemite. In the specs it only shows support up to 10.8 and not for 10.10 source: http://www.asus.com/us/Networking/USBAC51/specifications/ It turns out that someone is claiming that the "Bearextender driver software" works for that, but I can not confirm since I do not have your hardware to test. ...



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