Questions tagged [airport]

Apple's original trademarked term for wireless networking, which predated the use of the broader industry term "Wi-Fi". As of June 2011, Apple is phasing out the use of the term and using "Wi-Fi" instead.

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How many hard drives can you connect to an Apple AirPort Extreme? [duplicate]

I'm trying to connect up to four hard drives to my AirPort Extreme. I have hooked them up using a powered USB hub but currently, only two of the drives will show up. I have looked all over but I can't ...
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WOL with an iMac (10.13.6)

I didn't manage to setup WOL (Wake on LAN) from my iMac running 10.13.6. I do have Wake for Network access enabled from system preference / Energy Saver I did enter the ethernet MAC (and not the ...
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Unable to log in to time capsule wired to an router after reconfiguring that router

Short: Ever since I reconfigured my netgear router, I haven't been able to log in wirelessly from Win7/Airport to a time capsule (TC) that is cabled into my netgear router. I think the problem is ...
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“Unexpected error” while extending Time Capsule with Airport Express

I picked up an Airport Express before they disappeared from the market, with the objective of using its audio-out to connect remotely to a HiFi. My set-up is as follows: Time Capsule connected to ...
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Apple Airport Time Capsule with Airport express

I've a apple airport express plugged and setup already and hooked onto it's WIFI. Recently I bought Apple Time Capsule that comes with the router. I'm wondering what are my options. Unplug the ...
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Adding new computer to Capsule Backup Network with Printer

Wanting to add another computer to my Time Capsule Backup Network which also has a Printer. Airport on the new computer is loaded with the same ip address and other info as the other computers but the ...
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Switching the Wi-Fi network from terminal does not succeed (DHCP fails)

I am trying to switch Wi-Fi network via the command line: networksetup -setairportnetwork en0 corpnet01 networksetup -setairportnetwork en0 Home where "Office" and "Home" are DHCP enabled networks. ...
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Restrict AirPlay to single AppleTV out of many AppleTVs on the same network

I have multiple Apple TVs in my apartments, all connected to the same network. I want to block the possibility for the guest to stream video or connect to other Apple TV excluded the Apple TV in ...
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What's the difference between the three wireless antennas in MacBook Pros?

I’d like to know what each of the 3 antennas do. I know one is a shared antenna (Bluetooth and WIFI) and that the other two are WIFI antennas. What’s the difference? Why several WIFI antennas ...
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Hosting a VPN with Airport Extreme

Following a factory reset, is my Airport Extreme 2013 no longer forwarding VPN traffic? For years I have hosted a VPN from my home with various versions of Server.app (currently 5.6.3, latest for ...
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Mac turns off AirPlay automatically

I have a Mac and an AirPort Express on the same ethernet network. I use AirPlay to play music from my Mac on it, and it works great. Unfortunately, if I pause my music for more than a minute or two, ...
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Block Internet but not the local network using an Airport Express

The situation is as follows: Internet modem <-> Airport Express (DHCP + NAT) <-> rest of the network I have a ISP-modem which handles my Internet connection. I have an Airport Express ...
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Macbook failing to connect to 5GHz networks

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) running on MacOS 10.14.3 (18D42) and since some time I have been unable to connect to any 5GHz WiFi networks while 2.4GHz networks from the same ...
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Extend Wi-Fi on a non-Apple network by Ethernet with an Airport Express

Can I extend Wi-Fi on a non-Apple network by Ethernet with an Airport Express as well as utilize Airplay? I want to run an Ethernet cable to an Airport Express from a non-Apple router, set the ...
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Intermittent Wifi Issues: What is PKTAP?

I'm having intermittent wifi issues, regardless of the network. Especially after using Zoom w/ video for a while, either I get complete packet loss or just extreme network slowdown. It does resolve ...
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AppleTV4 Airplay 2 music out of sync with Airport Express Speakers

I recently updated my AppleTV from a v2 to a v4, as well as replaced three older Airport Expresses with the newest version that supports Airplay 2. This was done because iTunes 12 seems to have ...
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Can I reboot or reset AirPort Extreme remotely over wifi using my Mac?

Internet connection at my home (provided by the housing company) — shared to wifi via Airport Extreme — nowadays quite often cuts off. When this happens, my MacBook is still connected to the wifi just ...
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Identify hard drive in Time Capsule

I have Time Capsule of the 1st generation (the flat one) wherein I changed the hard drive for one with 3TB capacity. This was 2 years ago. Now, the time having passed, I don't have any information ...
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Is it normal for bluetooth devices to stop responding when CPU is too busy?

I have MacBook Pro 13" mid 2012 with 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD, Mojave 10.14.1. my Magic Trackpad 1 and AirPods get slow when CPU is too busy, especially when cpu percentage is above 70%. My USB-wired ...
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Use Time Capsule as shared disk over ethernet

I have been trying to set up my Time Capsule as a disk over ethernet for two days now, following various instructions on the internet, most of which seem to be too old. I get lost in the WAN/LAN ...
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Use of Airport Time Capsule as NAS Device, with WiFi network from third party

With the termination of Apple's support of their network devices, I have moved to an eeros system. I have adjusted the Time Capsule Terminal settings (Utilities/Airport Utility/Time Capsule) so as ...
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How is my 2nd Airport Extreme Connecting To My 1st Airport Extreme?

I have 2 5th Gen Airport Extreme's and a 4th Gen Time Capsule. The 1st is connected directly to the modem. It is set to emit 2.4GHz, and a 5GHz connection. I have an ethernet cable running from the ...
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airport -s -x returns truncated output

I am the author of wifi-wand, a Ruby command line utility that can be used as a simple way to manage the Mac's WiFi (https://github.com/keithrbennett/wifiwand) without having to learn all the ...
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MacBook on takes long to establish WiFi connection

After upgrading my MacBook Pro 13" Early 2015 to Mojave, it takes about 20-30 seconds to establish a working connection to my home wifi. It connects quickly, gets its IP address via DHCP, and I can ...
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airport express IPv6 issue?

I'm considering that it can be an issue with airport express IPv6 but not sure, might be another unrelated thing which then I would like to know more about. To put it simple I'll say the following: ...
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Move Wifi passwords from one mac to another

A little bit of background here. I previously had High Sierra installed on my Macbook Air, but for some reason, at one point when I tried to boot up my mac, it showed a folder with a question mark ...
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How to get Tx-Power of wifi adapter in MacOS?

In linux there is a command called iwconfig which shows Tx-Power in its output. How to measure antenna power in MacOS? The airport utility in mac just shows the datarate and not the power in db. I ...
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macOS Mojave - Get “Segmentation fault: 11” when trying to run airport

As the title suggests, when I run the command /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport en0 sniff 6 in Terminal where en0 is my Wi-Fi interface and 6 is ...
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Airport Express with New Firmware 7.8 - Problems with connectivity and Airport Utility

I have multiple Airport Express which seem to have some problems since i have updated to the new Firmware (7.8) The Airport Express looses Connection very often (with the old Firmware this never ...
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Internet Sharing: I just need a WLAN

I need to create a local WLAN using my MacBook Air's built-in network card (I need an IP network on this, with the MacBook being the router and WLAN clients being able to talk to it with its ...
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Airport Extreme problem between 2.4 and 5ghz networks

I have an Airport Extreme running the latest version of the software. All settings are pretty standard although I may have overriden the wifi channels. I have the 2.4 network and the 5ghz network with ...
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MacBook Wi-Fi automatically turns off and won't turn on again

I have a Mid 2010 MacBook Pro, running macOS High Sierra. Recently, the Wi-Fi suddenly stopped working and won't turn on again. I have tried these solutions: Removing AirPort config files from /...
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How do I disable Wi-Fi roaming? (disable autoconnecting to the strongest AP) [duplicate]

I can't find a way to disable Wi-Fi roaming on my Mac so I can connect to a specific AP and stay associated to it without roaming to the strongest AP. Is there any way I can do that? My MacOS version ...
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Airport refuses all wireless connections

I've got an Apple Time Capsule that's causing trouble. Whenever I try to connect to its wifi network from my Mac, I get a message "invalid password". In the Wifi log, this line shows up: Failed to ...
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No port forwarding on air port

Hello I have two routers in my net. One is from my ISP and secound is air port. I want to do port forwarding. If I forward port on air port it doesn't work I have to also forward ports on router from ...
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AirPort - How to put accessories on a network using command line instead of AirPort App

I have an application where my application device starts a WAC(Wi-Fi Accessory Configuration). I then use either my Mac or iPhone to put that application device on a network. In Mac, I see my ...
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How to debug iPhone slow/hung wifi network problem

PROBLEM I have a very strange problem: my iPhone network seems to hang every few minutes. It happens in Safari, Mail, News, Twitter, Tweetbot, YouTube, and other apps. Here are some ways it happens: ...
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`networksetup -getairportpower` says `Off (forced)`, why?

Problem I'm accessing internet by Wi-Fi interface on my MacBook Pro. $ networksetup -listallhardwareports ... Hardware Port: Wi-Fi Device: en0 Ethernet Address: 8c:85:90:1e:XX:XX networksetup -...
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If I archive the “DATA” on my AirPort Time Capsule to an external drive will it affect that drive's data?

I'm new to using the AirPort Utility. I just want to backup the data on an old AirPort Time Capsule of a freind's to their external LaCie drive: I click on "Archive Disk", and I'm prompted with this: ...
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nsurlsession only seems to work with Internal Airport, can it work with external USB wifi

Ive recently started using an external USB wifi adaptor as my airport card drops connection, won't connect even though it can see the network, then restarts after a period of time. Wifi seems to work ...
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Disable PPPoE Connected and Disable options for WiFi connection

I've configured following network: Effective Roof is connected to an Internet via always-on PPPoE connection. Other routers connected to Effective Roof in extended mode. Internet connection works ...
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Which Airport to use for primary WiFi router, Express or Extreme?

I've been using an AirPort Express 802.11n as my wifi router. I wanted to extend my network to another part of my house and someone recently gave me an Airport Extreme 802.11n. It was easy to set up, ...
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How to give access to guest network to machines on the main LAN with an Airport Extreme?

I have an Airport Extreme Base Station with two networks: my main network and a guest network. Is it possible to set it up so that devices on the main network have access to devices on the guest ...
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using AirPort Express as a non-internet-connected home-network to enable AirPrint?

Here's an interesting use case. I have a friend that has an iPhone (3G/4G -connected), an iPad (3G/4G -connected) and an AirPrint capable printer. She, however, does not have a home network / cable ...
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Adjust MTU on Airport Extreme

I have a Mac Mini sharing internet via pf (Murus static NAT) to an airport extreme. If I set the MTU on its client (Macbook Pro, via the Wifi Preference Pane) to 1372, I get flawless internet. I'd ...
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MacBook Pro WiFi much slower than Ethernet and other devices

I noticed that the WiFi speeds (ping & rates) on my MacBookPro11,3 (osx 10.12.6) are far, far worse than with Ethernet or with other devices on the same network. With WiFi my speeds are rarely ...
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Adding Time Capsule and Airport Express to existing non-Apple network?

OK - lots of info about this but couldn't find anything definitive... I used to have a VDSL modem (from my internet provider) and Time Capsule for WiFi access. Then the VDSL modem failed (and ...
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Require admin password when changing Mac Wi-Fi

How can I go about requiring an admin password when changing Wi-Fi networks on Mac? The auto-connect/preferred list sometimes connects to a lower priority network without my knowledge.
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airport extreme can't see usb drive

I have the ac version of the airport extreme. I have formatted my 8TB seagate drive to Mac OSX Extended (Journaled) several times and repaired it. The Mac immediately asks me if I want to use it for ...
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How to programmatically get available wifi networks without airport utility?

Is there a way other than using the airport command line utility to get the list of available wifi networks programmatically (for consumption by an application)? Here is the context: I have a ...