Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

11

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 ...


10

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 ...


9

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.


8

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 ...


7

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 ...


7

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 ...


6

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


6

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.


6

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


6

You can restore your device by putting it in Recovery Mode first. This will restore your device regardless of settings on the device, including Find my iPhone. Turn your device off. Hold Home as you connect the USB cable until you see the following screen: You should see the following message in iTunes: iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. ...


6

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 ...


5

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 ...


5

There is no public API to control the Wifi on iOS. Therefore Apple won't allow it on the AppStore. If such an app exists then maybe on Cydia.


5

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


5

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 ...


5

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).


5

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


4

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.


4

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/" ...


4

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 ...


4

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 ...


4

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) .


4

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 ...


4

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.


4

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 ...


4

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 ...


4

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.


4

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


4

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.


4

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 ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible