Questions tagged [airport]

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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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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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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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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Use AirPort as Time Machine whilst using internet

I have an AirPort Time Capsule (model 802.11ac 2TB). I connect to the internet via my work's WiFi. I have managed to set up the AirPort as my Time Machine backup, and can connect to the device by ...
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Dual WiFi network cards route outgoing traffic to specific cards

Let's say I have two wireless networks I can connect to, alpha and beta. In this scenario the alpha wifi gives me access to a specific intranet and specific sites I need to access, and blocks ...
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Airport attached devices easy move to another location

Let's say I have multiple apple devices connected to wifi via an airport. I would like to move to another location and there only have to re-configure airport. Keeping the wifi pass as it was before. ...
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What is it that I really need? [closed]

I have a few Apple devices (iMac, MBPs etc) in my home. All my devices are SSD backed and therefore I had to sacrifice in capacity. It occurred to me that I could have a secure central data storage ...
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Macbook 15" Mid-2015 - Wifi Occasionally Slow

I am encountering a weird issue regarding the Wi-Fi speeds on my (Apple Refurbished) Macbook 15" Mid-2015. On my home network, sometimes the wifi speeds would be extremely slow. I ran "ping google.com"...
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How do I make an old Airport Express be a purely Airplay device?

I have an old Airport Express (copyright information says 2008) that I have set up as purely an Airplay slave: my main router (not Apple) runs network, IP, DNS, etc, and the Airport connects via an ...
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Can Airport Time Capsule encrypted backups be hacked open from internet?

Can Airport Time Capsule encrypted backups be hacked open from internet ? How secure are the encrypted Airport Time Capsule backups exactly ? Any official docs anyone knows of ? Thanks !
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Can I extend my guest network with an Airport Time Capsule?

My Apple Airport Extreme (3rd generation) is configured as a router and creates a main network (dual band: 2.4 and 5 GHz)) and a guest network. My Time Capsule (1st generation), configured as a bridge,...
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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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How to fix sandbox violations by airportd?

I keep seeing a lot of errors like this in the console which seem to be causing beachballs: SandboxViolation: airportd(81) deny(1) file-read-metadata /Users I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) ...
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Unable to connect to the internet on my iMac despite being connected to the network

For the last several months, I have used wifi to connect to the internet through an unsecured wifi network that my organization controls - had been working fine since last night. Today my iMac shows ...
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DNS servers aren't specific to network?

On my Mac, I am trying to set my DNS servers so that they are 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 at my house, while at school they are the router default (they block google's public DNS) How can I set up my DNS ...
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AirPort Extreme (801.22ac) not accessible from AirPort Utility

My AirPort Extreme (the 802.11ac 'tower' type) has recently stopped being accessible from AirPort Utility. It still works just fine otherwise, both as a wireless router and for Time Machine (with an ...
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WiFi connected but not working after a while, unless i turn it off and on again (macosx sierra)

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) MacOsX Sierra 10.12.3 (16D32) and I have a weird issue with my office's WLAN: I can connect to WiFi, and navigate on internet, then (usually after around one ...
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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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How do I fix Double NAT caused by sharing wifi internet on my local wifi network?

My apartment building provides free wifi internet. I have a local wifi network with multiple IOT devices, so I need to be able to serve the building's wifi across my local wifi just as I would if I ...
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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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How to refuse DHCP Server to change my hostname?

I was not able to refuse changing my hostname by DHCP Server on Mac Book. None of these solutions below worked for me: How can I stop Mac OS X overriding my hostname when I receive a DHCP request on ...
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Print using AirPort Extreme from both OSX and iOS devices

Im having two OSX devices and network setup using AirPort Extreme connected to printer with USB. From both of these OSX devices Im able to print wireless and everything works fine for these. However I ...
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What would happen if a Time Machine backup over Wi-Fi is in progress and I remove my laptop?

I just purchased an AirPort Time Capsule and set up backups of my OS X Sierra. (Actually, they're going to a USB drive connected to it but I think it amounts to the same thing.) If leave for work ...
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Airport Extreme - USB Disk as network disk for Windows and Mac, what format?

I want to share a USB disk via Airport Extreme as a network disk for our Mac and Windows environment. To read and write on the disk, I've set it up as FAT32 (max 4GB files) and I can connect with it ...
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Host Wi-Fi Access Point without tethering

How can I make my MacBook host a WPA2-encrypted wireless access point without tethering? I don't want to share my Internet connection and I don't want an ad-hoc network, instead I want to host a real ...
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Wireless Networking in Single-User Mode

How to enable AirPort network (and other) services; in single-user mode? Input: (including prompt string) bash-3.2# networksetup -setairportnetwork en0 <network> [password] Output: Error ...
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Airport command line utility only shows man page in macOS 10.12.2

In previous iterations of OSX, I've been able to use the command line utility without issue. Now, no matter what the parameter I send, it shows me the --help output: [andrew@mba] /System/Library/...
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How to reconnect to Airport Extreme hard drive without rebooting

I put a mac formatted hard drive on my export extreme. I can connect just fine. If I leave the house and use the computer outside I'll get a message about the drive not available and the option to ...
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Shared folder suddenly not visible for Windows 10

I have this shared folder on macOS and it was visible for a long time for Windows. Suddenly not. And somehow my mac has become invisible for my windows machine. What can be the problem? I am not a ...
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Another device is using your IP address

My MacBook Air (11 inch, early 2015) cannot connect to a wi-fi network. When I first tried, it said that it could not connect to the network since another device with the same ip address was present ...
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AirPort Express - Create Network or Extend Network?

I have 1 Airport Extreme (newer version) and 3 AirPort Express's (1st gen) in my house. I understand that physically connecting all 3 Express's over ethernet and setting to "Create Network" is the ...
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Time Capsule still provides Wi-Fi but is not discovered by AirPort Utility

I connect to the Internet with my Time Capsule's Wi-Fi, and it works perfectly. I also have been backing up to the same Time Capsule with Time Machine. But now, after about 18 months, Time Machine ...