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Airport Extreme DHCP server doesn't always reply

I have an Apple Airport Extreme 3rd gen (firmware 7.8.1) running my home network. Recently devices attached to it (either wired or wireless) have been dropping off the network. I've tracked the ...
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Airport Utility displaying odd "wireless clients"

In Airport Utility, connected to an Airport Extreme, there is a single client, unknown to me, listed under the "wireless clients" tab. What is even more perplexing is it has the same "...
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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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Pausing music for more than a few minutes causes airplay to disconnect, how to extend timeout?

Playing music from my iphone ios 15.1 to an airport express via airplay. Hit pause. Wait some minutes. Press play. Airport express now disconnected! How to extend this timeout (and also bonus points ...
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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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Can I make my Apple TV always default connect to an Airport Express?

I have an Apple TV (4th generation). Every time it goes to sleep, I need to reconnect it to my Airport Express. Is there any way to maintain the connection? I don't want to turn sleep off.
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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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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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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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