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From the Apple Support database article regarding network connection priority: If you connect to the Internet or a network in several different ways (using Wi-Fi or Ethernet, for example), you can change the order of the network port configurations your computer tries when connecting to the Internet or network. If there are multiple active ...


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It's in your Network Preferences. Here's screen shots from 10.7.3. Access the settings from the gear at the bottom of the network type sidebar. Choose "Set Service Order..." to drag them into the preferred order.


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1) If you have a Mac connected to the same network, you can find the stored password in it's Keychain using the Keychain Access app 2) If the router is an Apple Airport based device, you may be able to log straight into it via Airport Utility (available on Mac and iOS) to see the password at source 3) If you are on iOS7, then you can use iCloud Keychain ...


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Messages app on Lion or Mountain Lion supports Bonjour discovery which lets computers discover other devices using Messages app on your local network without needing a central server setup. Bonjour is not on by default, but you can find the option under Preferences, or simply ⌘+, to open up the panel. Select the account page, and you will find Bonjour in ...


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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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If your Mac enters its full sleep state, then your network connections will be disconnected. Your Mac can not be connected to a WiFi network and be asleep at the same time. You can avoid full sleep by setting your Computer Sleep to Never. Your MacBook will then sleep all the sub-systems possible when idle, but will remain awake enough to maintain a WiFi ...


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The 802.11 specification has a standard for Beacon Frames that get sent periodically to broadcast all the details about a particular hotspot. All Apple hardware for Wi-Fi implements this specification and the radio just has to listen for beacon frames over a period of time and present those options to the software. I don't have a analysis or trace of the ...


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Assuming the WiFi connection has enough bandwidth for audio, you could install Skype and use SkypeIn/SkypeOut to be reachable via a phone number.


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With regard to modifying the system AirPort icon, I do not believe that what you are asking for is possible. To show internet connectivity, I use a combination of WiFi Signal (which could be substituted for the OS X AirPort menu bar item) and Cloud: AirPort off AirPort on & not connected AirPort connected & no internet AirPort connected ...


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Select System Preferences / Network / Advanced and drag your regular network to the head of the list. You may also remove the guest network from that list by selecting it and pressing the - button.


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You can also try using the awesome mosh project. It will gracefully handle network losses, machines going to sleep, etc and happily restore the connection when you have a working network again. Another more time-honored solution is to use tmux on the remote machine. In that case you may still get a broken pipe, but if you reconnect your shell and ...


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Hold Alt when clicking at the AirPort icon on the menu bar. It should say PHY Mode: 802.11.x, where x is the type of connection. You can also launch Wireless Diagnostics from that menu to capture packets and graph signal and noise measurements.


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The option is not available because you have selected to share your connection from Wi-Fi. You can't share your connection from Wi-Fi to Wi-Fi. Use an alternative method of obtaining a connection to the internet (e.g. Ethernet) so that the internet connection can be shared over Wi-Fi.


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In my professional experience, if you travel a fair amount and use hotel & other free wifi nets, the list of preferred networks can grow unwieldy, and your home network may be way down on the list. @Robuust's suggestion should be amplified to include deleting all preferred networks in that list you may never use again, in addition to any regularly-used ...


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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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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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There is a program you can run in terminal. /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport -s


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Get a copy of iStumbler. That should do the trick


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This appears to be fixed in iOS7 - I set the DHCP Gateway to 0.0.0.0 and the iPad connects with a tickbox rather than leaving the spinning circle.


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Discussions of willpower aside, my research suggests that the file you need to copy to the USB stick and later restore is /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext. This will require a reboot to take effect. Before removing any system files, be sure you have a working bootable backup of your system and time on hand to restore things should anything go ...


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If the iMac is indeed limited to WEP security, an alternative would be to use a 'wireless gaming adapter' such as this one. Originally marketed to Xbox 360 users who did not want to buy the official wireless adapter, these devices handle the wireless connection (using stronger WPA/WPA2 security) and provide an ethernet connection to the iMac.


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Since I wrote this post my Internet problems seem to have gotten a lot better. As far as I can remember, I only made two more changes. I can't say for sure which one of these helped, or if either them helped at all and maybe there was some other factor I'm forgetting, but they may be worth a try: I changed my DNS settings to use Google's Public DNS. I ...


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Although your iPhone will use WiFi when available, that's only to save your cellular data limit being reached as quickly. Your iPhone keeps the 3G antennas active (while the internet is in use) for the following reasons; In case you have 'flaky' WiFi; your iPhone will switch between WiFi and cellular without you noticing to keep a reliable connection ...


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You can use ControlPlane where you can set up rules based on various criteria. ControlPlane supports multiple contexts where a context is defined as a location or activity you are performing. Using evidence sources you can create a set of rules that tell ControlPlane what context to apply to your environment. When ControlPlane enters or leaves a ...


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After digging in the aforementioned Apple discussion, I discovered at one point that an Apple technician recommended to one of the participants that they should remove their com.apple.Bluetooth property list. I did so: $ sudo rm /Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth.plist and rebooted. When the reboot was complete, Wi-Fi was working flawlessly with ...


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You can use airport -A=ssid -BSSID=bssidname -password=password To find out the BSSID /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A/Resources/airport -s


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To answer your question. I have the same configuration as you. OS: Mavericks iOS: 7.1.1. Hardware: iPhone 5s and MBP Late 2013 They are both in same wifi network. This is what I did: I selected "Create Network" from the wireless icon in the menu bar. I did not specify a password. I was able to use the iPhone Remote app without failure. Since then, ...


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The iPhone will prefer Wi-Fi over Cellular data, so if you are connected to Wi-Fi your iPhone will use that connection instead of Cellular. To completely disable Cellular data, go to Settings → Cellular and disable Cellular Data. This will prevent your device from using Cellular data at all.


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



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