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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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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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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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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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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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Just found this Disable Captive Network Support in OS X Which mentions "To disable it, set this preference:" sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.captive.control Active -boolean false In case, you would ever want to remove this setting, you can do: sudo defaults delete ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The account you are logged in as needs to be configured as an admin account, because the DNS settings affect all users on the system, not just the current user. If it is not an admin account, then you will need to authenticate every time you want to change the DNS settings. If you are logged in using admin account and still have the problem, then open ...


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It's a personal hotspot created by an iOS device to share the cellular data connection that the phone has over Wi-Fi.


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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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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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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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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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Go to System Preferences > Network > Wifi Click on Advanced Remove the preferred networks from the list by using - button


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Download the Airport Utility app from the app store and then in the settings app enable Wi-Fi Scanner. You get a searchable list and export capabilities of the results. Once you have a scan, you can post those results in a new thread to ask what to do in your situation once you have concrete data.


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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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Apple released the 10.10.1 update today, which is supposed to fix many wifi issues.


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Yes, you can do that. When Ethernet is connected, go to Sharing System Preference Pane. You can share the Internet there by selecting Ethernet as a source.



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