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Can I still use the older Airport Utility 5.5.3 if I install the 6.0 version of Airport Utility?

I have a simple network setup, and have read some initial reviews that say the new Airport Utility 6 for Mac OS X lacks some of the advanced settings that the older utility provides. I depend on those ...
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How to view logs in Airport Utility v6, or install 5.6 in Mountain Lion?

So I just upgraded to Mountain Lion, and I'm watching some Netflix over my Apple TV, when it stops streaming and tells me it's not connected to the network any more. Sure enough, my Air has also lost ...
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How to enable faster WiFi Roaming with Mac OS X & Airport base stations

How can I change the way Macbooks roam on the WiFi network? I would like to speedup the roaming of Macs (and maybe other devices). Is there a setting on the Airport base stations or in Mac OS to ...
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Create AirPort network from the command line?

Is it possible to put my AirPort in access point mode, so it creates an infrastructure (ie, non-ad-hoc) network from the command line on OS X? Similar to using System Preferences -> Sharing -> ...
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MacBook Pro experiencing ping spikes to local router

I'm experiencing extreme ping spikes to my AirPort Extreme (local IP: 192.168.1.1), however I am not getting these ping spikes on another MacBook Pro right next to it. Here are my ping results. ...
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How to disable automatic wifi connection?

When OSX already knows an wifi network it auto connects to it, but when it doesn't know the wifi network it will auto connect depending of the setting of the "ask to join" toggle setting in system ...
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How can I access the same account (and files) from either of two Macs?

I have two Macs in two rooms. Both have just macOS (High Sierra). I would like to log into either one from my user account, and find my files the way I last edited them on either Mac. Accessing one'...
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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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How many External Hard Drives can I plug to Airport Extreme?

I need to backup all my computer data. I'm thinking of buying 3 External Hard Drives and connect them to Airport Extreme. Can I do this?
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External Disk to use with iTunes in a AirPort Extreme

I have a external disk that I use now to have my iTunes collection, I want to connect the same disk to the AirPort Extreme so I dont have to use a USB port in my Notebook. Does anyone have a ...
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How do I activate SNMP on Airport base stations

Using Mountain Lion and the Airport utility I can't find a way to activate SNMP on any of the Airport base stations I have. Even the old ones which were configured to use it don't have the option ...
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AirPort Time Capsule wifi is suddenly very slow: Boom network load

Background I have a 5th generation AirPort Time Capsule, bought refurbished from Apple about 6 months ago. It is on software version 7.7.3 and has worked without issue until recently. Problem Two ...
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How would I architecture Direct Attached Storage?

This is a sequel question to a previous one. I would like to set up a home networking solution with Direct Attached Storage. "Direct Attached Storage" seems to suggest that I would run cables (...
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Can an Airport Express be used to extend the Wi-Fi of another-non Apple Access Point?

My colleague has a cheap Cisco Access Point on another floor. He is using a Mac Pro and the the Wi-Fi is very spotty. Can an Airport Express be used to extend this network?
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Internet connectivity drops intermittently on El Capitan

I've got the following setup: A 2010 MBA and a 2013 rMBP, both running El Capitan (same issues on Yosemite though), connected to an AirPort Express 802.11n (1st Generation), which is connected via an ...
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Sierra sudden shutdown and WiFi crashlogs

I have a very similar problem as outlined here. Several fresh installations of 10.12.3 as well as the beta did not fix the sudden restarts. I'm using a Mid 2014 MacBook Pro Retina with dedicated GPU. ...
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Access disk attached to Airport Extreme over internet?

According to Apple's product page, the Airport Extreme... "...can turn your external USB hard drive into a secure drive you can share across your Wi‑Fi network and access securely over the Internet....
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My MacBook pro Wi-Fi is slow, other devices are OK

The problem is that the WiFi on my MacBook is so slow it is almost unusable, it can be compared to an EDGE connectivity. My iPad and Nexus 4 both work good and have no problems with WiFi and signal is ...
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How can I get the list of all active network interfaces programmatically?

My objective is to determine the IP address for Ethernet on a device. But assuming that there are connections like WiFi and USB Ethernet, is there a particular way just to get the Ethernet IP ? On a ...
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How to control AirPort wireless radio from the command line?

I want to know how to control (specifically turn off) the networking (specifically AirPort - I want to turn off the radio) from the command line (specifically from bash in Terminal.app, being run by ...
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Changing the range of addresses served to clients connected via Internet Sharing

Macbook Pro Running 10.7.4 attempting to share ethernet connection via Airport(Wi-Fi) and trying to serve 192.168.1.x addresses to connected clients. I've tried the guidance provided here (Dead link ...
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Airport Express requires frequent rebooting

I use an Airport Express to create a wireless network at home. Frequently (~2 times a week), all the computers using the network (eMac, Intel iMac, MacBook Air) can see the network as an option in the ...
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Patching the KRACK WPA2 Vulnerability in Airport wireless routers [closed]

Will Apple provide firmware updates for Airport routers to patch the KRACK vulnerability? Apple's abandonement of the Airport product line has me worried.
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How to set up Time Capsule in wireless bridge mode?

I can't find any clear, step-by-step instructions on how to set up a Time Capsule in wireless bridge mode. Eg, how to disable its routing functions and set it up as a switch/repeater connected ...
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Do the wi-fi communications from Mac to Mac travel through the access point?

Let’s put two Macs MAC1 and MAC2 on the same table. They are connected to the same AirPort (wi-fi) network. They are connected to the access point AP, which is far away, at 10 meters. The Macs are ...
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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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External USB drive connected to Airport Extreme doesn't show up in Airport Utility

I have connected an external drive to my Airport Extreme, but it doesn't show up in Finder, and it doesn't show up in the list of drives when I connect to the Airport Utility. The same drive worked ...
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If I connect an Ethernet cable, will my Mac automatically select the fastest route for local network traffic?

Background I have a fairly robust network setup at home, but am a little unclear on internal Mac networking. My LAN consists of two bridged AirPort Extremes and a cable modem. Everything is connected ...
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How to troubleshoot 802.11ac bandwidth problems

I have a new Macbook Air with 802.11ac, and a new Airport Extreme with 802.11ac. I'm trying to transfer a large file across my LAN (I have a network drive attached to network via wired ethernet). If ...
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Is there a built in command line utility for airport and other wifi networks?

Is there a built in command line utility to show information about Apple Airport networks and other wireless networks? Where? What's its usage?
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Can I use the new Apple TV without a TV to play my Mac's audio to my stereo?

I currently have an AirPort Express (Newest N version) that is connected to my AirPort Extreme Base Station via ethernet. I have no other use for it (printer, wifi extender, etc.) other than it being ...
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What features from a typical wireless router is Airport Extreme missing?

Are there any features that Airport Extreme is missing that typical routers always have? For example virtual servers, dmz?
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VPN Passthrough problems with Airport Extreme

Today I started trying to work from a network that uses the Airport Extreme version 7.7.1. Typically I use a VPN client (Viscosity) which gives me access to the various servers that my company runs ...
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Airport express and Airport utility

I moved and had to change my network. After juggling for reconfiguring my airport express station, I found out it was impossible to connect to them, even after a factory reset : they just would NOT ...
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How can I get the name of connected devices on an Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station?

I can see who is connected to my base station by going to Advanced>Logs and Statistics. http://cl.ly/2l0p0w223q1E3T1H0B0w What I'd like to know is who/what device is connected by device name without ...
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Wifi network option is not showing up

I have a problem with my Wifi driver. I get the message Wi-Fi: No Hardware Installed, which is like the one described here: Wi-Fi: No Hardware Installed I followed all the instructions given on that ...
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What can be done to troubleshoot OS X Wi-Fi self-assigning ip address of 169.xxxxxxxxx when other clients connect?

This is incredibly frustrating; I have a new airport extreme and its been working fine for about a month but now it has stopped working. my two MacBooks and dell Inspiron tower cannot connect to the ...
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How To Enable Wireless Monitoring Macbook Pro

I own a MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, early 2013, and I would like to put the wireless card on board into monitor mode, but was unable to. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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AirPlay on Apple TV 2 failing more often than it works

I'm finding that when streaming video or audio from either my iPad 1 or iPhone 4 to my Apple TV 2, it more often than not fails (although it does occasionally work). I'd say 6/10 it fails. I'll: ...
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Airport Express very weak connection

I have a very weak connection through my Airport Express. By this I mean not a single Spotify song can play without being interrupted. My computer is located 6m from the Airport Express in a straight ...
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How can I create an ad-hoc connection from my Macbook Pro wifi connection?

My Macbook Pro using a Wifi internet connection & I would like to share this connection to other systems in my house. When I tried to configure by myself I don't see the usual "airport" option to ...
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Bad WiFi reception when using external screen

I know it doesn't make any sense (at least, it doesn't to me), but I have the strangest situation over here: Upstairs: I use a MacBook Pro (mid 2010) with a i7 2.66 GHz processor and 4GB of DDR3. ...
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Can a MacBook Pro be tracked when disconnected from the Internet?

My MacBook was stolen. I just want to know if I can find it even if the thief shut it down permanently. On my MacBook I have an automatic session opened and the Airport is turned on by default. I ...
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Can my Time Capsule assign an IP address based on client's MAC address?

I need for the machines in my LAN to have static (by which I mean constant) private IP addresses. Is it possible to configure the Time Capsule to assign IP address based on MAC address, so the hosts ...
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Time Machine backup to Airport Extreme AirDisk

I thought it was NOT possible to use the USB hard disk attached to the Airport Extreme Base Station (AEBS) as a backup destination for Time Machine backups. This was mostly due to Google results as ...
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AirPort Extreme wired guest access

The AirPort Extreme's manual says the following: Create a guest network with or without password protection, to provide Internet-only access to wireless devices, such as computers, iPad, iPhone, ...
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Airport Extreme + USB Drive vs Time Capsule

The price between an airport extreme and 2TB Time Capsule is quite a lot (£100) and as far as I can see the only different is that the Time Capsule has a hard drive built in. Is there any problems ...
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How can I send audio to airport speakers from a stereo system, not a computer?

I have some speakers connected to an Airport Express, and can easily send audio to them from a computer. So far, so good. However, I also have an actual stereo system (receiver, CD/tape decks, etc.), ...
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Using timed access control in airport extreme base station

I have an airport base station model A1354. I am attempting to setup MAC Timed Access so a laptop can only connect between 5:00AM and 11:00pm through the Airport Utility version 5.5.2 (552.11). My ...
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How do I view which devices are connected to my AirPort Extreme using AirPort Utility v6.0?

I recently upgraded to AirPort Utility v6.0, and I can't find where to check what devices are currently connected to my AirPort Extreme. I know that this was possible using older versions of AirPort ...