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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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Open Keychain Access from /Applications/Utilities and search for AirPort. All the network passwords are listed as 'AirPort network password' entries. Double-click an entry, then select Show Password and enter your login password to view it.


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Hold down the option key when you click on the WiFi menu. Then next to the currently active network there will be a "Disconnect from" option. I'm on Yosemite, and so I'm not sure whether this was present on earlier versions of OS X.


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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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You can toggle directly by swiping up from the very bottom of the screen… ...from the lock screen, home screen or in most apps [in some apps it's difficult to get the swipe to be recognised if the app uses the same part of the screen for a function.]


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You could use a script to check the RSSI value of the currently connected SSID. If it is above a certain threshold, than change to other SSID with lower RSSI. This could be run manually or paired with a Launch Daemon that is triggered by network change. In the below script you would just have to change en1 to your wifi interface. Also set your desired ...


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You can install it using brew brew install aircrack-ng Or using port sudo port install aircrack-ng


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Thought I threw my two cents in. Being both a Mac and Linux user - I find that once a SAMBA share is created on a Linux machine (browseable option on Linux samba turned on with or without a login - you can "connect as" from the Mac to the Linux machine), my Mac would pick it up and list in on Finder's left pane. Here's a quick SAMBA setup for the Linux ...


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You can change the system preferences for JoinMode and JoinModeFallback to be the following: JoinMode (String) Automatic Preferred Ranked Recent Strongest JoinModeFallback (String) Prompt JoinOpen KeepLooking DoNothing Do this using the airport command: ...


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Wi-Fi passwords are synchronized via iCloud keychain. That's why your iPhone also knows the password. Try deleting this network from Preferred Networks. Also delete item from your keychain. In Keychain Access.app select iCloud keychain, find the item with the SSID (network name) of your neighbor's network and remove it (Right click -> Remove).


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See Toggle Ability to turn wifi off which shows how to do so from the command line using a script: #!/bin/sh # Get "Wi-Fi" or "Airport" based on your OS wservice=`/usr/sbin/networksetup -listallnetworkservices | grep -Ei '(Wi-Fi|AirPort)'` # Get port (usually en1) whwport=`/usr/sbin/networksetup -listallhardwareports | awk "/$wservice/,/Ethernet Address/" ...


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AirDrop uses Bluetooth to create a peer-to-peer Wi-Fi network between the devices. Each device creates a firewall around the connection and files are sent encrypted, which actually makes it safer than transferring via email. AirDrop will automatically detect nearby supported devices, and the devices only need to be close enough to establish a good Wi-Fi ...


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Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11/b/g/n (WIFI) use almost the same frequency bands: Bluetooth: 2.402 - 2.480 GHz (79 channels) WIFI 2.4 GHz (IEEE 802.11/b/g/n): 2.4 – 2.4835 GHz (11, 13 or 14 channels depending on the country) Usually Bluetooth uses frequency hopping and changes the possible 79 x 1 MHz bands 1600 times a second to avoid disturbances while WIFI ...


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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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Go to System Preferences → Network, select your Wi-Fi service, choose Advanced… → Wi-Fi and enable Require administrator authorisation to: Change networks. This will mean that you will need to enter your password to change networks, and prevent OS X from doing this automatically.


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I imagine this is the case: iPhone and iPad are using an integrated chipset (like this: http://www.broadcom.com/products/Wireless-LAN/802.11-Wireless-LAN-Solutions/BCM4334) supporting both Wifi and Bluetooth. And as both of them are on the same chip the manufacturer could be just incrementing the MACs. However the question is why you ask this - if you want ...


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Your iPhone has a lower-power Wifi adaptor with a smaller antenna than your laptop. The networks it sees are probably the only ones it can connect to.


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This can happen when (for example) a MacBook computer was used to create it's own Wi-Fi network. The pop-up you see indicates that after you connect to this SSID you won't have internet access. Such networks are called Ad-Hoc networks (more info: Wiki) .


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First I'd recommend you to reset your network settings: Tap Settings → General → Reset → Reset Network Settings If that doesn't show the new network within 90 seconds of leaving the device scanning for the network, next you might power down the iOS device once after the settings have been reset. Enough users have the same problem as you see in the ...


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As long as you can find them with AirPort Utility you will be able to use them as AirPlay device. I've used the same setup and you can wirelessly connect them and they will still function as AirPlay device (they can even make your network more powerful) Please also check this Apple KB and question with answer on SuperUser To make your answer complete: you ...


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With the Mac hosting the share point, here's what you need to do. I can provide basic instruction to connect from your Linux box to the Mac, but you'll have to research your particular distro if you run into any issues: Like YoshiBotX said, turn on "File Sharing" in System Preferences > Sharing. By default, you should see your own Public folder already ...


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In short: you can not force a frequency band in OS X 10.9 Mavericks. (On 10.5 you can...) You want to connect to the device using Basic service set identification (BSSID) instead of regular Service set identification (SSID). Connecting to a BBSID will connect you to a specific device regardless of the connection strength. Connecting to SSID will connect you ...


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OS X will connect to the Wi-Fi network with the strongest signal, although it won't switch immediately between networks to avoid disruption to the connection. You can alleviate this by having the same SSID for both networks, which will cause OS X to see them as a single network and switch between them automatically.


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The only other alternative to using different network names that I've heard of is using iStumbler to manually select the 5GHz signal to connect to.


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Is it Jailbroken? If not, I'd suggest going to see Apple Genius and see whether its anything hardware wise.


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Try changing the cellular data network settings. This problem once happened to me; I was on O2 and once I changed the settings over to what the network provider told me to it worked. Also if you call your network provider they can change your settings remotely.


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As far as I know, it is not called "Push notifcation" as indicated in earlier answer. The correct name for this is a "Captive portal". The technology is simply that the user's requests are redirected to a specific web page until the user has authenticated (or whatever requirements the specific provider has). The redirection can technically be done via ...


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It is not a problem and it does not search for network unless you prompt it to. Only if you click the AirPort menu bar item to look at the list of networks will it start searching to show you what is out there, since it rightly so assumes you wanted to search for networks.



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