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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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Airport Express with New Firmware 7.8 - Problems with connectivity and Airport Utility

I have multiple Airport Express which seem to have some problems since i have updated to the new Firmware (7.8) The Airport Express looses Connection very often (with the old Firmware this never ...
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Internet Sharing: I just need a WLAN

I need to create a local WLAN using my MacBook Air's built-in network card (I need an IP network on this, with the MacBook being the router and WLAN clients being able to talk to it with its ...
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Airport Extreme problem between 2.4 and 5ghz networks

I have an Airport Extreme running the latest version of the software. All settings are pretty standard although I may have overriden the wifi channels. I have the 2.4 network and the 5ghz network with ...
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MacBook Wi-Fi automatically turns off and won't turn on again

I have a Mid 2010 MacBook Pro, running macOS High Sierra. Recently, the Wi-Fi suddenly stopped working and won't turn on again. I have tried these solutions: Removing AirPort config files from /...
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How do I disable Wi-Fi roaming? (disable autoconnecting to the strongest AP) [duplicate]

I can't find a way to disable Wi-Fi roaming on my Mac so I can connect to a specific AP and stay associated to it without roaming to the strongest AP. Is there any way I can do that? My MacOS version ...
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No port forwarding on air port

Hello I have two routers in my net. One is from my ISP and secound is air port. I want to do port forwarding. If I forward port on air port it doesn't work I have to also forward ports on router from ...
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AirPort - How to put accessories on a network using command line instead of AirPort App

I have an application where my application device starts a WAC(Wi-Fi Accessory Configuration). I then use either my Mac or iPhone to put that application device on a network. In Mac, I see my ...
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How to debug iPhone slow/hung wifi network problem

PROBLEM I have a very strange problem: my iPhone network seems to hang every few minutes. It happens in Safari, Mail, News, Twitter, Tweetbot, YouTube, and other apps. Here are some ways it happens: ...
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If I archive the “DATA” on my AirPort Time Capsule to an external drive will it affect that drive's data?

I'm new to using the AirPort Utility. I just want to backup the data on an old AirPort Time Capsule of a freind's to their external LaCie drive: I click on "Archive Disk", and I'm prompted with this: ...
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Disable PPPoE Connected and Disable options for WiFi connection

I've configured following network: Effective Roof is connected to an Internet via always-on PPPoE connection. Other routers connected to Effective Roof in extended mode. Internet connection works ...
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Which Airport to use for primary WiFi router, Express or Extreme?

I've been using an AirPort Express 802.11n as my wifi router. I wanted to extend my network to another part of my house and someone recently gave me an Airport Extreme 802.11n. It was easy to set up, ...
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How to give access to guest network to machines on the main LAN with an Airport Extreme?

I have an Airport Extreme Base Station with two networks: my main network and a guest network. Is it possible to set it up so that devices on the main network have access to devices on the guest ...
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MacBook Pro WiFi much slower than Ethernet and other devices

I noticed that the WiFi speeds (ping & rates) on my MacBookPro11,3 (osx 10.12.6) are far, far worse than with Ethernet or with other devices on the same network. With WiFi my speeds are rarely ...
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Adding Time Capsule and Airport Express to existing non-Apple network?

OK - lots of info about this but couldn't find anything definitive... I used to have a VDSL modem (from my internet provider) and Time Capsule for WiFi access. Then the VDSL modem failed (and ...
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Require admin password when changing Mac Wi-Fi

How can I go about requiring an admin password when changing Wi-Fi networks on Mac? The auto-connect/preferred list sometimes connects to a lower priority network without my knowledge.
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airport extreme can't see usb drive

I have the ac version of the airport extreme. I have formatted my 8TB seagate drive to Mac OSX Extended (Journaled) several times and repaired it. The Mac immediately asks me if I want to use it for ...
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How to programmatically get available wifi networks without airport utility?

Is there a way other than using the airport command line utility to get the list of available wifi networks programmatically (for consumption by an application)? Here is the context: I have a ...
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Advantages/disadvantages of having AirPort/Time Capsule between ISP router and LAN devices?

I have fibre 100/100 Mbps WAN via my ISP, which has provided me a router of the brand "Technicolor". The router can create a Wi-Fi network, the 2GHz band uses 802.11/b/g/n and the 5GHz band ...
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sharing internet/vpn with ipfw, can't access google.com over https

I am sharing my internet connection / IKEv2 VPN connection over pf via Murus static NAT. My network architecture is as follows: internet modem -> wired router (serving 192.168.1.1/24) -> Mac ...
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Multiple Airport configuration issue

I am having trouble with my 5 Airport devices. I have one Airport Extreme connected to the internet and four other Airport devices. The configuration I would like is the following: Invariably what ...
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Run AirPort Utility 5.6.1 in High Sierra [duplicate]

I would like to install the Airport version 5.6.1 on MacBook with High Sierra. It already has the Airport Version 6.3.8 installed. Can I have both installed and without removing the 6.3.8 and use ...
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Using an Airport Extreme vs an Airport Express to extend network

I would like to add an additional airport to extend my wireless network. I'm trying to decide between another 5th generation airport extreme (A1408) and a 3rd generation airport express (A1392) Is ...
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Pause and continue Wi-Fi sniffing in Terminal using airport command

I'm capturing packets on a specific channel using "airport" command on Mac OS X Sierra. The command saves the packets into a *.cap file in my tmp folder. The file is already almost 2 GB large. What I ...
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Using WPS with Airport Utility for other then adding Printers

If you open the Airport Utility on you Mac, there is a option Add WPS Printer. Since Apple explicitly named it Add WPS Printer..., can you use this for other devices then Printers?
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Time Machine adds a dash and a number to my selected backup volume, resulting in incorrect file path - how to fix?

I'm on MacOS High Sierra Version 10.13.2 and use Time Machine to back up to an external drive through an AirPort Extreme. I've had this setup for years (~5, I think) and backups worked fine until ...
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Share internet on Mac with WEP

I am on MacOS High Sierra. I need to share the internet connection from Thunderbolt though WiFi with WEP as the security protocol. But I cannot see WEP in the sharing options. I tried this link but ...
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How can I create two separate, isolated wifi networks with one Internet connection/modem?

My scenario: I just got a "smart" sprinkler device that needs to connect to the internet over WiFi I do not want to put that device on the same network as my other Internet-connected Macs and devices ...
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Use Airport Express as a WIFI extender on non-Apple?

I have a wireless router / modem from my cable provider and I was looking to use my existing Airport Express as a WIFI range extender. Is this possible? I currently have it connected directly with a ...
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I want to use 2 imacs (one with FCPX) in same house with Airport Extreme

I have a new 2017 iMac, that when it arrives, I'll be using in a home office to edit videos for video production business on Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). The 2017 iMac will be hooked up the same as I ...
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How to disable WIFI extender in Airport Express but leave ethernet working?

I am using an Airport Express as an extender for the purposes of using its ethernet cable for a network device. In this setup, The Airport Express also the behavior of extending my network from my ...
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Has Apple released updates for its Airport base stations to protect against the KRACK vulnerability?

Regarding the vulnerability in WPA2 known as KRACK, has Apple released firmware updates yet for the Apple-branded AirPort Base Station devices?
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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 does macOS select a name for a Time Machine backup?

I see a folder /Volumes/WD MyPassport/Backups.backupdb/GregoryMBpro and /Volumes has ~/ > ls -l /Volumes total 0 drwxr-xr-x+ 3 root wheel 94 21 Sep 09:08 Preboot drwxrwxr-x 16 gregory ...
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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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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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Resolving WiFi interference 2.4GHz/5GHz

Set-up: iPad user connects to WiFi via Airport Express. A printer is attached to Airport Express for (Airprint) printing facility. Problem: I am using the above set-up with the permission of IT (I am ...
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Laptop Rarely Detects Wireless Network Login/Redirect Pages

I've been having trouble recently connecting to wireless networks with a login page - the kind you see with Gogo Inflight, many hotels, etc. where you connect to a network, launch a browser, and it ...
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Force Airport Express to join 5GHz network

I have an Airport Express 2nd Generation (Version 7.6.8) that I'm using as an access point for my desktop PC. My house has a Technicolor DPC3848VE modem and WiFi router with dual-band network. I set ...
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Bridge Wifi to Ethernet port on Mac, same IPs as rest of network

I've got a point of sale terminal/pinpad connecting to the internet through the ethernet port on my Mac mini, which has internet sharing turned on. It works... but it takes almost 5 minutes for my POS ...
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What is WoWEnabled?

I am using macOS Sierra 10.12.6 on a 2017 Macbook Pro 15-inch. When I run the airport utility /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport, one of the ...
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Is there a command line utility to perform common Wi-Fi operations?

I would like to manage my Mac's Wi-Fi on the command line, but there are lots of different built-in Mac utilities that need to be called (airport, ipconfig, networksetup, netstat, security), with ...
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airport -s command to return wifi network info sometimes returns nothing

I am relying on airport -s called from an application to return information about the available wifi networks. However, sometimes it immediately returns without providing any information. I've also ...
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Airport Time Capsule US power cord in Europe?

I have a US power cord for my AirPort Time Capsule (802.11ac 2TB), and I want to use it in Europe (specifically Norway). The power outlets here deliver 220V rather than the 120V a US power outlet ...
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When in Extend Mode, can I use my AirPort Extreme's WAN port as a LAN port?

I have two AirPort Extremes. One has its WAN port connected to my modem, and the other as been configured to wirelessly extend the first, meaning none of the Ethernet ports on the back are connected. ...

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