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You can multi-select & delete from System Prefs > Network > WiFI > Advanced… Shift ⇧ or Cmd ⌘ Click to select multiples, then hit the — button underneath. Note that this will also clear the same settings from any linked iDevice.


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I was having a similiar issue with 10.10.3 which was not corrected when I updated to 10.10.4. Many, many things were tried before I got it to stay connected to WiFi reliably, however deleting the networking PLIST files seems to be what finally did it. The Fix: Disable WiFi Open Finder Press Cmd+Shft+G to go to the folder /Library/Preferences/...


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Apple's Internationalization Resources Apple provide a wonderful set of glossaries and tools to help with internationalization. These include translation strings for popular languages. From Apple's internationlization page, look for AppleGlot and Localization Glossaries. After logging in using your Apple ID, filter the downloadable files by name; try both ...


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You can: Configure your system, system-wide, for all connections By editing: /etc/ssh/ssh_config And add the line: ServerAliveInterval 10 Or, per-server ~/.ssh/config Host keepsdroppingme.com ServerAliveInterval 10


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Thanks to budakpisang for this: In terminal, you can turn wifi off and on with these commands networksetup -setairportpower en1 off networksetup -setairportpower en1 on en1 being wifi. Try networksetup -listnetworkserviceorder to see whether that's right for you or not. Here's a one-liner to toggle between on and off networksetup -getairportpower en1 | ...


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Your MCS is zero (0) which would explain why your WiFi is slow. That can happen if there is channel crowding (not only from your devices but neighbors included). You could just change the channel for now 1 to 5 and try. Or you could do a quick analysis of the channels do following: In Spotlight type "Wireless Diagnostics" Click on Wireless diagnostics ...


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Wi-Fi dropping and losing Internet connection are two totally separate things. If your Wi-Fi drops, you lose connectivity to everything on your network. If your Internet drops, you only lose connection to the outside world, your internal network is still good. Below is a general picture of a home network with Intenet. (The cable modem used here can ...


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Not sure if this is the best method, but there's at least one way to set a keyword to trigger stuff in spotlight, and that is by making an application with Automator. Personally I use Alfred for this type of stuff, but it's not overly difficult to do this with Automator. Open Automator.app It should by default ask you what type of file to make, but if ...


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This is a partial-temporary solution. Basically, if the frequencies are on different channel numbers then it is possible to "set" the particular wifi band (worked on OSX Mavericks). steps: 1. Find the channel numbers of 5 GHz and 2.4 Ghz. Are they different? if yes proceed to step 2. 2. Set 5 GHz channel number using airport command. Detailed instructions:...


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It should show up so the fact that it doesn't indicates a problem. In the past, Apple has focused on reliability for newer models and then subsequently released a X.1 version with under-the-hood work done for older devices. So it wouldn't surprise me if it is a deeper problem. Two simple things to try right off would be a hard reboot of the device if you ...


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The best solution I use for adding the SSID to the menu bar is turning off Apple's menu item and using WiFi Signal app from Adrian Granados: https://www.adriangranados.com/?q=apps/wifi-signal https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wifi-signal/id525912054?mt=12 It's much fuller featured than just displaying the SSID, but it does that job nicely. I am a very ...


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Unfortunately there's no such feature in the current version of iOS (9.3), but there are some tricks you can still do now to achieve almost what you're asking for. On iOS 9 In this version of the Apple's OS you can keep open the settings app in the background, keeping it open in the Cellular Data section so you can easily open the app and turn Off or On ...


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Clients that connect to known networks automatically will advertise “hidden” SSIDs in all of their probe requests. This results in your device broadcasting those SSIDs everywhere you go, to anyone who’s listening. This behavior is dependent on the client’s operating system. For instance, you can configure Windows 7 and later to not connect to hidden ...


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Ah, have this issue too. I must say though, when I purchased a new router and made the SuperHub in a modem, that's when it works the most. I still get the internet drop everyone and then. In fact, here is one proof. The terminal window above is pinging google and the one below is pinging the router I purchased and plugged to the SuperHub(now acting as a ...


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The issue was resolved by removing the network from the list of Preferred Networks: System Preferences --> Network Preferences --> Advanced --> Find network and click "-" to remove from list of networks. After that I restarted the computer, and was able to connect and save the network without issue.


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EDIT 2 Sorry, misread the question. Your System Preference pane is probably locked. The screenshot you posted is from the "Advanced" section. Go back to basic network preferences, and look at the bottom left corner of the window. There should be a lock saying "Click the lock to make changes". Click the lock and enter an administrator username and password....


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I would look at which Apps are allowed to use Background App Refresh, in Settings > General & also possibly in Settings > iTunes & App Store what is allowed to download over Mobile data. A third possibility is iOS updates themselves, which cannot be prevented; the best workaround for those is to always update on the day of release, through iTunes, ...


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Apple used AirPort as their marketing name for 802.11 Wi-Fi. Due to legal reasons it was called AirMac in Japan. AirPort was used for all hardware products (access points, routers, cards). It was also used everywhere in Mac OS X in the user interface. For a couple of years now the use of the word AirPort is restricted to hardware products (e.g. AirPort ...


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No, iOS applications do not have access to Wi-Fi settings and basically all other settings.


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I got it fixed by changing Wi-Fi channel in my router. I figured out my neighbor and I was on the same channel and his network signals were interfering with my Wi-Fi signals. So I changed my wireless channel from 1 to 11 by logging into the router and changing wireless settings.


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Ok I've got to the bottom of this. It was my router. I have now upgraded from a Virginmedia Superhub VMDG480 to the latest Superhub 2ac. Its been over a week now and the connection is solid, so I'm answering this myself. Their latest kit has concurrent 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz, which I think has resulted in a more robust connection overall. Considering there ...


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I have been experiencing the same issue of wifi dropping in and out since upgrading to Yosemite on my MacBook Pro 13" with retina display (early 2014). Having read many discussions, the answer that solved this for me was to use the terminal command: sudo ifconfig awdl0 down By disabling AirDrop, which I never use the wifi connection on my Virgin Media ...


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Usually when the WiFi connection is still active but no data is flowing indicates Chanel crowding (to many devices/users on same channel). If the WiFi is disconnecting that could be number of other reasons. But since you are talking about the speed going down... When the MCS index is zero (0) then the channel crowding is a issue. The MCS needs to be at ...


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Update to latest OS X 10.10.5 and iOS 8.4. Both the updates solve the annoying Internet issues. The issues were frequent disconnection in regular intervals, slow Internet speed etc. In Yosemite, Apple introduced the troubling Discoveryd component for networking which was the main cause. It has been replaced in OS X 10.10.4 and iOS 8.4. Install the updates ...


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No - iMessage works over any viable network connection. Assuming you are on an iPod touch, since WiFi is your only viable network, then it follows you need WiFi, but it's not a limitation of iMessage as much as it is of your hardware. iMessage works fine over ethernet, cellular data equally as well as WiFi.


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There's 3 ways. sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.captive.control Active -boolean false Just delete (or rename) /System/Library/CoreServices/Captive Network Assistant.app Add an entry in /etc/hosts containing 127.0.0.1 captive.apple.com


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If you want an iPhone without the phone, Apple recently updated the iPod Touch with the internals of the iPhone 6. It still has only a 4-inch screen size, but with the updated hardware, it makes a decent iPhone without the phone. It costs $199 for the 16GB model, $249 for 32GB, $299 for 64GB, and $399 for 128GB.


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Below is a network diagram based on what I have read thus far. I have made some assumptions about the IP numbering conventions, but that will have no effect on the overall scenario. I am assuming that you are using two different subnets rather than 2 different classes of networks. But, either way, you have two very different network IP addressing schemes ...


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There are a couple of things you can do, but by far the easiest is to just manually configure your IP address (don't use DHCP) and leave the router field blank. See below... Before you select "Manually" in the drop down, take note of the IP address that was assigned to it by DHCP. Then when you select "Manually" just re-enter that same IP address. With ...


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If you have iCloud Keychain enabled, the prioritized list of networks from your Mac will sync to your phone, including the order. If you don't want to enable it, though, I do not know of any way to arrange networks on the phone by priority, except by forgetting them all and adding them in order of desire (the ones added earlier in the process will be ...



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