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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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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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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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Why is MT65xx Preloader a network interface on my Mac

I've been trying to figure out why my network adapter kext is chewing up so much memory and just noticed this in my settings > network interfaces MT65xx preloader Anyone know what this is? Looks ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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How Do I Target an Airport Extreme Shared Disk for Time Machine?

It looks like Apple may have changed something since I last configured this... Some time ago (maybe two years?), I bought an Airport Extreme and plugged an external hard drive into it. From my ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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Adding new computer to Capsule Backup Network with Printer

Wanting to add another computer to my Time Capsule Backup Network which also has a Printer. Airport on the new computer is loaded with the same ip address and other info as the other computers but 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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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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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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MacBook connecting to wrong network?

My neighbors just setup a Wi-Fi network, and my MacBook is now automatically connecting to it. I've never manually connected to it It has a single bar ("dot") of signal, my network has all 4 This is ...
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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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Network service inactive/Unable to add Wi-Fi network on mac pro

I have no idea what happened but my Wi-fi network has disappeared completely! The Wi-fi icon found on the top menu bar is gone. I'm unable to create a new Wi-fi network service but only able to ...
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Keep wifi connected after log off

Is there a way to maintain a wifi connection after log off on OS X 10.8 Lion? I would like to be able to log in, log off, and log into a new account on my domain without having to plug in my ...
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Mac turns off AirPlay automatically

I have a Mac and an AirPort Express on the same ethernet network. I use AirPlay to play music from my Mac on it, and it works great. Unfortunately, if I pause my music for more than a minute or two, ...
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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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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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Extending a Time Capsule network with an AirPort Express connected by ethernet cable?

I'd like to extend my home wireless network to a location that is too far away for wireless to reach. My plan was to do this by running a 100m/328' length of Cat6a cable from my Time Capsule to an ...
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How to block certain IP/Mac Addresses from accessing my AirPort on my 2009 iMac?

I have a 2009 iMac running OS X 10.6.8. I would like to filter certain IP/MAC addresses from accessing my WiFi via "Internet Sharing". I have already set a password, but I would still like to filter ...
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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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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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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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Intermittent Wifi Issues: What is PKTAP?

I'm having intermittent wifi issues, regardless of the network. Especially after using Zoom w/ video for a while, either I get complete packet loss or just extreme network slowdown. It does resolve ...
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AirPort Express orange yellow light problem and not discoverable at all

My AirPort Express is showing a permanent orange light. Every ~5 minutes it blinks green once and after this I get continuos yellow. The AirPort device is connected via LAN to my Linksys WRT-160NL ...
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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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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 ...