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Help Me Understand Wireless Diagnostics: 3 MacBooks - Conflicting Results

Note that I live in Thailand. The devices involved here include a 2010 MBA, a 2010 MacBook (White), a 2017 MBA, a Raspberry Pi 4, an old AirPort Extreme (the flat one), an Apple TV 4, several iPhones ...
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Disconnect from network using CLI

I have an application where I am building a macOS native Wi-Fi wrapper using bash commands, when I reached the point to do the disconnection from a Wi-Fi network I found the following command which ...
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My airport extreme failed - can I access my timemachine backup that was attached to the airport?

I am still running an older macbook pro on El Capitan (10.11.6), with a timemachine backup running to an external harddrive connected to the USB port of the airport extreme. The airport has now failed,...
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MacOS Intermittently drops 5Ghz Wifi Connection

I know there is a plethora of questions pertaining to MacOS and Wifi Connections dropping, but hear me out. I'm running: Machine: Macbook 16" i7 Big Sur 11.2 AP: Unifi AC Mesh (Running both 2....
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5th Gen Airport Extreme Randomly drops connection - but only on some devices

Here's the situation: I am using a brand new MacBook Pro, and thus far all seems well. I have a 5th Gen Airport Extreme that has worked well for nearly a decade. (I hadn't realized it was so long, but ...
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Missing Wifi in iMac 2011

I recently re-built the iMac 2011 by taking it all apart, cleaning and adding new hard disk and fresh install of High Sierra. I am however unable to get any sort of wifi or even ethernet! This is ...
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Failure to reconnect to networks on iOS

Since installing iOS 14.0 (now 14.2) my iPhone XS repeatedly fails to reconnect to my network after returning from being out of range (e.g., on a walk) and frequently loses the network connection ...
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Wifi Tx rate in airport and speedtest cli upload/download speeds are drastically different

When I run airport -I or opt click my wifi icon, it says my wifi Tx rate is around 700 Mbps, but when I run the speedtest-cli command, it says my upload speed is 20 Mbit/s and download speed is 30 ...
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How can I prevent users on Mac from connecting to any WiFi networks and only connect to white-listed networks?

I want to make it so that the user cannot connect to any other network other than the specified network. I know I can do this with GUI by removing preferred networks, but this way, I will have to do ...
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Airport .cap file is empty

I start capturing by issuing command: sudo airport en0 sniff 1 and get: Capturing 802.11 frames on en0. when I press Ctrl-C : ^CSession saved to /tmp/airportSniffo78aCP.cap. and file /tmp/...
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Airport Extreme as wireless bridge?

I was hoping to use an old Airport Extreme as a wireless bridge. (At least I think that's the correct term.) I.e., Modem →eth→ Asus 87U router →wifi→ Airport →eth→ Laptop So far no joy. The Airport ...
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Airport Express in bridge mode intermittently loses connection to internet

My Apple Airport Express (A1392, 2nd gen) loses connection to the internet once or twice a day. Rebooting it or rebooting the modem-router to which it is connected solves the issue. Strangely enough, ...
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How to stop using Time Capsule as router?

I have a Comcast router XB-6T and it's supposed to be better/faster than using my Time Capsule/802.11ac as a router. I'm on a iMac running High Sierra 10.13.6. Currently I thought I was using my TC as ...
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How to make the Wifi of Airport Extreme and Macbook go back to 802.11ac?

It was 99.99% of the time my Macbook and the Apple Airport Extreme were connected by 802.11ac, and today, nothing has changed, and they were shown to be connected by 802.11n all of a sudden, and it ...
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AirPort Extreme disconnecting

My AirPort Extreme routers started to disconnect multiple times a day, and all at the same time. Office2 and TV room stays green most of the time, but Daniel, Kitchen and Master Bedroom always ...
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Can you access an AirPort Extreme (5th Gen) disk from an iPad

I have a need to share data between a MAC (Catalina) and an iPad Pro (13.7) and do not want to send it up and down to iCloud due to demands on the home broadband (joys of living in the U.K. ...
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Any way to check if my AirPort card is going bad MacPro 2013?

Every day for the past couple days, my WiFi on my MacPro 2013 running Mojave 10.14.6 has spontaneously vanished. The signal strength icon in the menu bar goes gray, and the status is "Wi-Fi ...
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Airport Express can't handle multiple devices

I have an Airport Express connected to my modem (which provides 60 mbps download speed). The Airport Express is in DHCP + NAT mode, has one computer connected to it via Ethernet, and has other devices ...
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Mac Pro 5,1 (Mid-2010) not seeing airport card with Mojave

So, this is very strange: I have a drive with Mountain Lion on it, and when I boot that drive, I have WiFi (using the installed Airport card). I just made a clean install of Mojave and when I boot ...
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How do I browse files in my `.backupbundle` backup?

I am currently trying to access my Time Machine backups manually, because the Time Machine feature was a little to slow for me and I needed the finder search. Before Catalina this was possible with ...
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How to print to USB printer connected to AirportExtreme via ethernet port?

I have a AirportExtreme router and a new AT&T Fiber router that comes with faster Wi-Fi. AT&T router <--ethernet-- AirportExtreme <--USB-- USB printer <--Wi-Fi-- MacBook ...
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Adding airport extreme to existing network breaks wifi

I have gone through a two step change to my network and the last step seams to have made it nearly unuseful. Step 0: My network looked like this and have been working for years: Internet coming in to ...
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Guide to the output of the builtin airport command line utility

I am trying to understand the output of the airport command line utility on OSX: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport -I agrCtlRSSI: -45 ...
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Airport Time Capsule no Passthrough for Dual Routers

The goal is a secondary VPN router since Airport Time Capsule doesn’t have that built-in capability. I’m not sure if Apple Routers have a setting to click for passthrough traffic or if I’m configuring ...
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Internet Sharing: restricted set of WiFi channels

I am using Internet Sharing since many versions of macOS to extend my Ethernet connection on the WiFi (or Airport) side. Until Yosemite, within Internet Sharing > WiFi Options… it was possible to ...
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macOS 10.15 detects printer but “can't find it” in the printing dialog, have to reset printing system every time

so I got a gorgeous wireless AirPrint-capable MFD (Canon i-Sensys MF645Cx), which is connected to my Mikrotik hAP AC lite router wirelessly. My Mac is connected to the same WiFi network. The router's ...
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Airport Extreme died, looking for replacement with Time Capsule compatibility

My home network is served by a Time Capsule 802.11ac, connected to an Airport Extreme 802.11ac via wired Ethernet to extend the range of the Time Capsule. The Airport Extreme just died. I opened it ...
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2 airport extremes, one extends the main network but doesn't provide internet over wired ethernet connection

I have 2 apple airport extreme base stations, one is wired in to the modem the other is setup to extend the network of the first. I want to be able to plug computer into via ethernet into the airport ...
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Device will not acquire network address AirPort Extreme

I have an 3TB Time Capsule that is connected to Pace cable modem providing internet access. I have a device Popcorn Hour, and NMT - Network Media Tank, that only had a wired internet connection, that ...
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WiFi unable to turn on [duplicate]

WiFi is unable to turn on and connect to network. I have tried many options available on the Internet and nothing is working to allow my MacBook Pro to connect to a WiFi network. When in System ...
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How to stop WiFi “Looking for Networks…”

There's been a recent question asking about disabling WiFi at boot time. This is not that same question, but is related. I don't want to disable WiFi, but I would like to stop it from "Looking for ...
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Can't restore Time Machine backup in Catalina

My old my MacBook was stolen so I have to buy a new one. I have an Airport Time Capsule, so I have the Time Machine backups. Yesterday I plugged the new MacBook for the first time and tried to recover ...
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Mac wakes up after a few seconds: System Wake Reason not found

For the last few weeks I've run into issues with my 2017 MacBook Air on macOS Catalina 10.15.1. (Edit: it also happens on 10.15.2 and 10.15.3.) Whenever I go tell it to sleep (either through closing ...
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How can you diagnose when the Internet drops on macOS while Wi-Fi has full bar signal?

I have a 2018 Mac mini that I bought last August and I never had a problem with it. About a week or two ago I started having a problem where my WiFi stays on but I suddenly loose the internet ...
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How to connect at least 3 Wi-Fi at the same time?

I'm helping a friend with a MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) with macOS Mojave v 10.14.6, to activate and connect at least 3 Wi-Fi interfaces at the same time. First, a bit of context... We are in ...
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Turris.omnia w/ Time Capsule via WiFi

I have a Time Capsule which I want to connect via Ethernet directly to a Turris Omnia. Better to say it is already connected. My MacBook is connected via my WiFi which is bridged w/ the LAN. If I ...
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Constantly re-entering Apple ID on AirPort Extreme

We have a MacBook, iMac, two iPads, and two iPhones, all of them using the same Apple ID with no complaint. But the AirPort Extreme says "incorrect Apple ID or password" every time I look at the ...
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How to Disable Airport Sniffing?

when I run the command airport, it tells me it is sniffing: Sniffing on channel 1: airport en1 sniff 1 I have noticed that many log files are created in /private/tmp There may be some bad actor ...
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Internal MacBook Wi-Fi only working after Safe Boot

I am having very strange issues with my MacBooks Airport functionality. Sometimes I cannot get any networks to show up at all. I tried a restart but even after that the issues persists. I already ...
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Can I use multiple partition external HDD connected to Apple Airport Extreme for Backups from both Mac and Windows PC

I have a 6TB external drive partitioned into two equal partitions. One is NTFS and the other is compatible with Time Machine backups. The drive is then connected to the Airport Extreme via USB. The ...
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Airport Express bringing down the entire network?

I got a used Airport Express (2nd gen, the one that looks like a white Apple TV) to extend the wifi range of my Airport Extreme (the tall white monolith looking thing).* Express rear view for ...
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Connecting Raspberry to Apple Time Capsule

How to connect a raspberry to Apple Time Capsule? It should be easy but I faced several time consuming issues, I'm posting the solution as Q&A in the hope this can be useful to someone. So... ...
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Software update on obsolete system: is it real?

I've got an old PowerPC Mac Mini running Leopard that I keep around to run legacy software. Today, for the first time in years, Software Update opened up, offering to upgrade Airport Utility from 5.2....
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Client isolation while using Internet Sharing over WiFi

I'm using my iMac as a WiFi router, I have a ethernet cable plugged in and sharing internet to my other devices using it's WiFi card. It creates a WiFi network (infrastructure mode) and I can connect ...
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My MacBook Pro keeps disconnecting from a working wifi network. Genius can't figure it out. Any ideas?

The wifi is fine. My MacBook just disconnects. As soon as I click back on the network, it immediately connects again. It is just disconnecting from the network. I have disconnected every peripheral, ...
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Hide SSID from the list of available wifi networks in macOS?

Is there any way to hide particular SSID names from the list of available networks? Below command gives list of wifi networks, /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/...
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Airport Extreme won't work: “Cannot be setup by this software”

We are at a cottage in Maine that has an old Airport Extreme A1034 (c 2003) that is not working. When we try to connect to Wifi on an iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, or iPhone 8, it says: The Airport Extreme ...
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How do I confirm that each of two attached Time Capsules is indeed keeping a backup?

I am using the following layout for two Airport Time Capsules. The second augments (wirelessly) the network of the first. The objective is to have backup redundancy, while still not bothering with ...
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Remotely access hard disk of my Time Capsule being used a primary router

I tried to follow methods 2 and 3 outlined in this guide https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3413 on accessing my Time Capsule hard disk from outside of my network. Unfortunately, both these ...
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DCHP Reservation on AirPort Extreme

I was wondering if it's possible to have the same IP for 2 different MAC that is on the same machine. For example having the ethernet and WiFi MAC address for my MacBook for the same IP address.

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