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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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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 limited channels set on High Sierra

I am using Internet Sharing since many versions of MacOS to extend my Ethernet connection on the Wi-Fi (or Airport) side. Until Yosemite within Internet Sharing > Wi-Fi 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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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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iTunes Spinning Beachball after Airport Express Update; Mojave iMac

This may or may not have anything to do with the Airport Express update, but... When I open iTunes and click on a song, that beachball shows up. Sometimes I wait and finally Force Quit it and start ...
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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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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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Mac OSX roaming through APs

I recently solved this problem according to this How to enable faster WiFi Roaming with Mac OS X & Airport base stations , i still have the unanswered question: "Why OSX airport isn't configured ...
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Use TimeCapsule as AirPort Extreme by removing HDD

I wanted to ask, is it possible to use TimeCapsule as AirPort Extreme(by removing HDD)? I want to use it's HDD in my NAS which is a lot faster than TC, but the question is, will TC actually work ...
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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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macOS 10.12.6 airport commandline utility does not work

I'm trying to use the airport utility in Terminal to set a USB WiFi adapter into monitor mode. I have linked the airport for convenience: $ ls -l /usr/local/bin/ | grep airport lrwxr-xr-x 1 root ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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