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Allow every new AirPort network password access for my application

I made a CLI wifi that generates a QR-Code of the current wifi to connect with other devices. This CLI uses the next command: security find-generic-password -a "$NETWORK" -D 'AirPort network ...
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WiFi Advanced Settings replacement command for airport

Previously you could use the the airport prefs command to edit things like RequireAdminNetworkChange and RequireAdminPowerToggle (WiFi > Advanced > Require administrator authorisation to change ...
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Can't connect to a specific Wi-Fi with error : unsupported get ioctl on awdl0

I'm trying to connect to a mixed 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi. When trying to connect with the right password, my Mac is asking me to type the password again. By checking the logs, I was able to find what ...
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MBPro 2014 big latency, packet loss, ping spikes on Big Sur

One of a sudden encounter with laggy internet, as follows: ping of 1.1.1.1 rised from 12 to 120, with connection speed go down some packet loss, and ping spikes from time to time. To check if it is ...
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How do you change the channel of your wireless interface via CLI?

I am trying to manually change the channel of my M1 Macbook Air's wifi interface en0 from the command line. I understand this was previously possible using the airport CLI utility, but that's now ...
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How to replace functionality of deprecated `airport` command line application?

I am the author of the wifi-wand Ruby gem and command line application that reports and modifies wifi networking information on the Mac (https://github.com/keithrbennett/wifiwand). The airport utility ...
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Networking question - why can't my iPad connect to the closest network?

I'm a network grasshopper, so bear with me. I have a 3 story home, with wifi routers on every floor, each has its own network. When I move from the 1st floor to the 3rd floor, my iPad never connects ...
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Client gets wrong DHCP lease time

I am running OpenWRT 23.05.2 r23630 on a Linksys WRT1200AC router for my home network. The DHCP server on this router is set to give all clients a lease time of 7 days. This works fine for all the ...
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Change WiFi channel from 11 to 108

My friend and I use our MacBooks from a local coffee shop sitting at the same table. My Wifi connection is much worse than hers is. Using option + click on the 🛜 menu, which reveals network ...
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AirPort Extreme "An unexpected error occured." after factory reset

With nothing else to do today, I decided to solve the lingering connectivity problems in the back yard. I have an old AirPort Extreme that I replaced with a Time Capsule many years ago, so I thought I ...
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Guide to the output of the apple airport -s command line utility

The apple airport --scan command outputs something similar to the following... macElCapitan: airport --scan SSID BSSID RSSI CHANNEL HT CC SECURITY (auth/unicast/group) ...
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Connect to a WiFi access point by MAC address

I have a macOS laptop. To test a WiFi access point, I would like to associate it with a specific access point using its 802.11 MAC address. Previously this was possible by giving the /System/Library/...
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"Wake for Ethernet network access" no longer works after changing router

For years I've used an Apple Airport Extreme router which recently began randomly dropping connections and exhibiting other odd issues. This coupled with slow wireless speeds (by modern standards) led ...
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Swapping the plug in an Airport Express into a 2021 Power Adapter block?

Kind of a strange question, but I've got an Airport Express that ended up no longer being used. My partner has a modern (2021) Macbook Pro and it's power adapter plug is slightly damaged. It looks ...
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Music occasionally pauses playback when using AirPlay. (Mac mini M1)

Music occasionally pauses playing 3-4 seconds before a song ends. The pause occurs randomly. If I immediately replay the song it will play thru to the end without a pause. I estimate that this happens ...
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Where is my base station? Airport utility app question

My airport utility app does not show a base station but allows me to restart it. How do I find the remote base station? I never purchased one.
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Connect to Wi-Fi by BSSID in macOS Recovery due to Emoji in the SSID?

My MacBook Pro is booted into Internet Recovery Ventura. However no WiFi access points in the area appear in the WiFi list. I also cannot manually enter my WiFi SSID because my WiFi SSID consists of ...
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Why does my mid-2012 MBP crash each night, while 'sleeping', due to a suspected bundle: com.apple.driver.AirPort.Brcm436?

I wanted to note that; my MBP is running the latest/last iteration of Catalina, which seems to work very well in every other respect. It only just occurred to me that; maybe if I turn off wifi (I'm ...
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Why can I no longer see my bridged Apple AirPort Time Capsule

After following an article here, I was able to turn off the wireless features of my AirPort Time Capsule, and use the hard drive portion via my network. This worked for over a year, and recently, I ...
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Disable AirPort Extreme firewall

Currently, I have a AirPort Extreme as WiFi router to which all my devices connect. It is configured in bridge mode and is connected to my ISPs router via WAN port which works just fine. My goal is to ...
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MacOS wifi roaming behavior

Help me understand MacOS roaming behavior According to Official sources macOS wifi card will trigger a Roam event when -75dbm is reached. I have couple of this on my log: Fri Aug 9 16:48:01.868 ...
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How do you prevent users on your network from configuring network interface connections on your network without your consent or knowledge?

As owner/admin of home wifi network with EERO Pro 6 router I'm seeing in macOS Monterey 12.3.1 interface network connections being configured without my consent or knowledge. What disturbs me besides ...
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airport express reverse connection

One way to use airport express (yes I'm talking about that apple router) is to replace our home wifi router with it. It can be used in a different way also (kinda like an wifi adapter ), which I call ...
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Wifi roaming with same SSID on two TP-Link access points

I have two Wifi TP-Link access points with the same SSID: $ sudo /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Resources/airport -sGoOut SSID BSSID ...
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Airportd at 100 % after waking up

After waking up my computer airportd was at 100 %. Searching for the most prevalent log messages returned no results. Any ideas what might have caused this? Everything else was normal. Killing ...
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Old Airport Extreme Fails to Reboot When Power Restored After Outage

I have an old Airport Extreme (the flat one) that has served me well for many years. Right now it sits in a condo that I visit for a few days each month. When I'm not there, the Extreme is used by a ...
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Using an Airport Extreme to distribute files to local units without internet?

I have an old Aiport Extreme 802.11n 5th Gen and while plugged in to a router or ethernet with Internet, it is as we know possible to access any attached storage to a Mac which is connected to the ...
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2020 MacBook Air not loading webpages when connected to WiFi

My friend's 2020 MacBook Air 13" (running macOS Big Sur 11.5.2) is connecting to WiFi, and successfully pings via the terminal, but any apps, mac help, and safari cannot access the internet. It ...
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MacOS does not reconnect on 5Ghz when DFS kicks in

My wireless router (Fritzbox 6591) occasionally has to disable some 5Ghz channels because of DFS (dynamic frequency selection and we're quite close to an airport) priorities. Unfortunately, it seems ...
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Connect Apple Airport Extreme Base to Cisco EPC3940AD

I like to connect my Airport Extreme Base to my ISP Cisco. The Wifi signal of the Cisco is very weak so the Airport has to do all the router functions such as DHCP and WIFI What to do on the Cisco ...
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What password is sent when a router does not have a password set?

I promise this is not a hypothetical question. I am trying to use this GitHub repo - https://github.com/braineo/airport-bssid The latest OS X version does not allow specifying the BSSID so I am using ...
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iMac late 2012 only connects to the higher 5GHz channels

I am facing a weirdo now. Out of the blue, my late 2012 iMac (Catalina) started to detect only the higher (above 48) 5GHz channels. These are DFS so not stable, hence as long as my router is permitted ...
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Does the Apple AirPort Extreme A1521 have a time capsule in it?

I have received one of these to sell and I'm finding conflicting information as to whether this unit has a time capsule in it. I am unfamiliar with Apple products and need to wipe any data on this if ...
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What is the Bonjour service _acp-sync._tcp used for? And why is it accessing my Apple AirPort Base station using a long and obscure string?

Scanning for Bonjour devices on my network shows a long and obscure string associated with my AirPort Base station using this Bonjour protocol _acp-sync._tcp. What is this? What is it for?
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I am trying to play music from an external hard drive to my TV using my Apple TV and Network with no success

This is an apple household with Apple TV HD, Airport Extreme base Station, Macbook Pro 16 (2019), Catalina, not to mention iPhones and iPads. I have a large amount of music, almost 400gb, on a SanDisk ...
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How to prioritize en1 AirPort of MacBook Pro 2017? [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Pro 2017 base model with 2 thunderbolt ports. I just bought a Xiaomi AX1800 router for its 5G capability. Unfortunately, my Macbook cannot connect to the channels provided by the ...
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Authenticating access for multiple keychain items

I am currently trying to access the WiFi credentials in the macOS keychain that are stored under the type "AirPort network password". I can access each PSK directly with security find-...
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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 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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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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