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Macbook 5,1 doesn't sleep correctly

I have just bought a Macbook 5,1 Unibody Late-2008 (the Macbook which looks like a Macbook Pro). The seller told me that the WiFi was not working anymore. The Bluetooth isn't working either so I ...
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Airport Extreme firewall logging

I have a newer model (2013) Airport Extreme and have activated remote logging with level 7/debug messages going to a Linux box. However, I find the messages actually getting logged seem minimal, and I ...
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Time Capsule user account password change

I installed a Time Capsule at my office to handle backups of all Macbooks (8). To ensure a minimum of privacy, via Airport Utility-->Disks I created One account per each user (Changed Secured Shared ...
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My MacBook Pro disconnects from office wifi when other people join the network

I recently switched offices. The new office is located downtown, so there are multiple access points, both company controlled and external. The laptop wireless disconnects shortly after I first ...
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In AirPort Utility, what is the menu item “Restore Default Settings”?

In AirPort Utility v.6.3.2, what is the menu item "Restore Default Settings..." I see under "Base Station" and does it relate to a soft, hard, or factory default reset? Thank you.
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DHCP on Airport Extreme

I have DHCP setup on an Airport Extreme to provide IPs for a network of iMacs and some iPads. The Airport's WAN port is connected to a switch that is used for a VOIP phone system. Would the DHCP ...
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How to throttle usage of individual computer with Apple Airport?

There are a bunch of kids in our house using wifi. When one is watching HD video on Youtube, everyone else can hardly load a webpage. How can I customize the Apple Airport to throttle usage for all ...
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Why did my Time Capsule disappear, while continuing to work as wireless router?

My Time Capsule cannot be mounted for backups, and the Time Capsule does not appear at all in AirPort Utility. However I can see and connect to its WiFi just fine. The truly odd thing is that I can ...
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Time Capsule & Airport Express Keeps Disconnecting

I have a problem setting up the network in my house. I have a Time Capsule which is connected to a Huawei router, the Time Capsule is set to "Create a wireless network" and router mode to "Off(Bridge ...
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Intermittent AirPort issue on MacBook Pro Early 2015

I have an Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015, with AirPort issues. The problem is extremely complex, but effectively it means I get page time out intermittently. I've reinstalled macOS from scratch, ...
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How to give Airplay traffic priority on network?

I noticed that when I download a large file over Wi-Fi my Airplay stream stutters and then dies out. I am just streaming audio from MacBook Pro 5,3 (e.g. Spotify) to my Airport Express. At the same ...
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iMac causes WiFi interference / outage

I have an Apple Airport Extreme WiFi router and three wireless clients (iPhone, MacBook Pro & iMac). The iPhone and a MacBook Pro are connected to the WiFi network and everything works fine. As ...
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Can an iMac connected via Ethernet to an AirPort Extreme participate in the Wireless network?

I have a home network made up of an AirPort Extreme and an AirPort Express that is set to extend the network. Currently, my iMac is connected wirelessly but I have the option to connect it via ...
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Lan speed of Airport time capsule is too slow

It is a latest model of airport time capsule, the lan speed is quite slow, the speed from macbook to airport disk is 20~25MB. And the speed between the connected macbook and another client is 8~12MB. ...
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Possible to give Airport wifi extender a custom wifi name?

I have two recent Airport Extremes and a Netgear router (with wifi turned off). I'd like to connect one of the Airports to the Netgear via ethernet, and have that Airport provide a wifi network called ...
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Can I use two Airport Express routers to extend an Airport Extreme network?

I have an airport extreme as my main WIFI router and I have an Airport Express downstairs which is set to extend the network and it works flawlessly. I recently also got a second Airport Express to ...
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AirPort Express and ssh

So, I've been trying to understand networks a little better and I'm playing around with ssh. I've learned how to set up port forwarding from my AirPort Express directly to my computer, but I am ...
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Wi-Fi Connection but no Internet (checked DNS, Checked Router, Clean OS install)

I can connect to a Wi-Fi Network with my MacBook Air (Yosemite 10.10.5) but do not get Internet. Other MacBooks and Windows laptops I connected to the same Router via Wi-Fi receive Internet. With an ...
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Connecting Airport to switch to extend a network

I have an Airport Extreme connected to the internet and a handful of Extremes/Expresses extending it wirelessly. It works OK. But when I connect one of the extending devices with an ethernet cable - ...
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Wifi network seeing regular and unexpected errors (10.11.5, MBP11,5)

See a bit further down for my queries, but I'd be very interested to hear what you see with this monitor running. Are we all getting this many errors? Am I really having 65% UDP errors or just ...
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Force OSX to switch to the wifi access point with the strongest signal

I have two wifi hotspots set up. Comcast X1 Router (Wireless Gateway 1) and an Airport Extreme. Both networks are set up with the same SSID, passphrase, and WPA2 Personal. Unfortunately, the wifi ...
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“Backup Disk Not Available”, Time Machine can't find Time Capsule any more

I have a 2 TB Time Capsule and it was used by Time Machine for many months. Some days ago the Time Capsule was disconnected from its power supply and today is now connected again. Time Machine ...
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If AirPort Time Capsule is compromised, will it disclose contents of encrypted backups?

I'm thinking about using an AirPort Time Capsule for my Time Machine backup. I would certainly use encryption, but I'm still concerned about sensitive backup data sitting on a networked routing device ...
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Thinking of getting rid of my laptop

Thinking of getting rid of my laptop and using my iPhone / iPad / Apple TV 4 to access files on the PC now by getting a 2TB Time Capsule. Will I be able to edit photos, view and edit spreadsheets, ...
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How to setup a MacBook Pro with DHCP Server over USB WiFi dongle

I have a MacBook Pro running OSX Yosemite 10.10.5 and I'm trying to set it up as a server. I have a Realtek USB WiFi dongle (RTL8188cus) plugged in with the drivers installed, showing up as interface ...
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native IPv6 support over PPPoE in Apple Airport Extreme

Is there a technical reason why Apple does not support native IPv6 over PPPoE in their Airport Extreme Basestations? AFAIK here in Germany, all ISP using it and all modern routers seem to support it. ...
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AirPort Time Capsule Connection to Internet

I bought an AirPort Time Capsule to store my backups and read that it can also improve the speed of my Wi Fi; I have a mini Mac, a mini iPad2, an iPhone5 and until now I go in Internet with the Wi Fi ...
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Is this normal: my direct Ethernet is 5x faster than the same Ethernet via Airport Express?

When I connect my Mac via Ethernet it has 5x more maximum speed than when connecting it with the same Ethernet to the latest Airport Express. Is this normal (and if so, why)?
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Airport Express as extension

I have an Airport time capsule as a main wireless, I add an Airport Extreme and a Airport Express as extension of my network. All of them have the same connection name. Problem: the connection in the ...
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Possible to use airport extreme as second hard drive?

I'm running 10.10.5, on a 13 inch macbook pro. Was wondering if I could use my airport extreme as an extra hard drive?
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Port forwarding on Airport Express IPv4

I'm facing an error with port forwarding on my Airport Express. I am using the Airport utility application for this and when I go to the network tab and I can see the port settings, then I click +(...
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Can I use my Mac's speakers and AirPlay / Bluetooth at the same time?

I have an iMac at my home office that I'm often playing music on from the output speakers. I also have an AirPort Express with a speaker connectable to via AirPlay / Bluetooth. I was wondering, is ...
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AirDrop between WiFi networks

I have a Fritzbox acting as WiFi Access point and handing my home DSL connection, DHCP etc. I also have an Airport Extreme connected via network cable to the Fritzbox, only creating a Wireless network....
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How can I find the PPPoE password configured in Airport

I'm connecting to internet via PPPoE with a AirPort Express. Now I want to replace AirPort with another router, but I don't remember the password of my PPPoE account. So I'm wondering how can I ...
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MacBook Air not contacting Wi-Fi with NETGEAR Extender

My MacBook Air is not connecting to Wi-Fi through NETGEAR Extender whilst all other device do, such as MacBook Pro, Apple TV and iPad. I tried to: Delete all Network configurations from System ...
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USB adapter stops working after deleting NetworkInterfaces.plist

TL;DR: I have an external USB wifi adapter on a MacBook Pro which was working fine before I deleted my /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist file without making a copy. Is ...
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Wifi 802.11n drops randomly on my Macbook Pro 15"

Since I updated my Macbook to El Capitan, I can't stay constantly connected to my 802.11n WiFi. When I deasactivate it, or if i'm on Windows 10 using BootCamp, everything works fine, it's only on Mac ...
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How can I test my LAN speed between Mac and Apple TV?

How can I test my LAN speed when I do not have two computers? I have a Mac, an iPhone, and Apple TV. I want to see the strength of my home network. I don't care about testing my internet connection, ...
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AirPort Extreme between two VLANS - intermittent response to ping

I have a network topology I'm trying to set up with some TP-LINK switches with 802.1Q VLAN support. A technical detail is that I have two of these switches with an aggregate of two gigabit links set ...
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Why is Time Machine backing up to .sparsebundle file?

In the past, I had used only an external hard drive for my backups. It worked great, and it backed up to folders, in a way that I could go to individual files in the backup. I decided that since I was ...
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Mixing 10/1000 Device w/ other Gigabit Devices to Apple Airport Extreme

My Mac Minis (which support Gigabit Ethernet) are physically connected through Gigabit Ethernet to my current generation Apple Airport Extreme (which has Gigabit Ethernet switch ports). If I add a ...
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Airport Express as a wifi access point connected by Ethernet cable to a modem?

Will an Apple Airport Express be able to do what I need? I work on a laptop running Win7Pro, and my internet feed comes to a Netgear DM111P cabled modem, which I connect to the laptop using an ...
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Apple Airport Extreme AC True Wireless Roaming?

Just a quick question to people who use airport extreme's / express's to extend the coverage of their wireless. I've seen this referred to as wireless roaming.. My question, is this true wireless ...
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Is any user data stored on Apple AirPort Express

I want to sell an AirPort express that I no longer use. Is any user data stored on the unit and if so how do I remove it?
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Is it safe to turn off Block IPv6 on my Airport Extreme

I think I am having issues trying to connect to servers that are using IPv6. Mainly related to local web development. On this Github Issue relating to my specific problem and they recommend ...
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Is Airport Express reasonably better at receiving Wi-Fi signals than a laptop?

I keep my router (an Apple Time Capsule 2011) in my living room, but I frequently use my MacBook Pro Retina 15" Mid-2014 in my kitchen, which is separated from the living room by a wall. In the ...
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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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Apple TV play media stored on Airport Extreme hard drive?

The current gen Airport Extreme (802.11ac, you know... the tall white one) is capable of having a network accessible hard drive connected directly to it. Now that the new Apple TV can run apps, can I ...
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What could I benefit from replacing the AirPort Card in my '09 MacBook Pro?

I have a Mid-2009 MacBookPro, I would like to upgrade the AirPort Card so that I can access continuity and instant hotspot features, but other than that what will Bluetooth 4.0 allow me and will the ...
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Different speeds on the same Airport Extreme

I have a 200 MBs Internet plan connected to my Airport Extreme. Using two different iPads I get 200 MBs in one and in the other 5 feet away 1.2 MBs. The same happened with two MacBooks. Do you know ...

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