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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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 uses 802....
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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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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 ...