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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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 ...
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iMac cannot communicate with printer

I believe this is either something wrong with the iMac or something on the network I've yet to discover. I'll give as much detail as I know. A friend has a rather simple network at home, a Comcast ...
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Mac Mini Not Connecting to Internet

My mid 2011 Mac Mini will not connect to the internet properly. I believe it is running Mountain Lion OS. Occasionally it works very slowly, but is more consistent with not connecting at all, even ...
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How can I connect Philips Hue to a guest network on my AirPort Extreme?

Would I be able to get a Philips Hue system on a guest network somehow? This answer leads me to believe I won't be able to connect it with ethernet, but is there a way to connect it wirelessly? My ...
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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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Slow WiFi speed on MacBook Pro late 2008 (A1286)

I'm using a cheap TP-Link WiFi router and i'm hitting a wall at around 30 Mbps. I've tested with other laptops and they run fine to 100 Mbps. I have Yosemite at the moment, and an interesting fact is ...
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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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How do I completely ignore a wireless connection? [duplicate]

I've removed a wifi ssid from the remembered connections list, but I would like to go one further and disable it from appearing in the wifi drop down list (after clicking on the wireless icon on the ...
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How secure are the different router modes in a time capsule

I have not been able to find the official documentation of my time capsule. I'd like to know how secure are the different 3 modes: DHCP and NAT: this is the mode I'm currently using however the ...
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Mac Wi-Fi / AirPort icon has an X through it

I have a problem with my AirPort / Wi-Fi hardware on my MacBook Pro. I updated to macOS 10.12, Sierra, and then the Wi-Fi would not work. Nothing I do has made any change. I have tried SMC and NVRam ...
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What is the “keep alive taking too long to send” error indicating?

Since yesterday I am encountering WiFi drop outs with my Airport Express. I'm on Mountain Lion 10.8.5 and have a 1st generation A1264 Airport Express. The drop outs are mainly noticeable as the music ...
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Disable DNS assignment with Airport Extreme IPv6 tunnel

I've got an IPv6 tunnel from Hurricane Electric, configured into one of my Apple Airport Extremes (which is otherwise setup in bridge mode). That's all fine, except that in the IPv6 Route ...
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Turning off 2.4GHz on Apple Airport Extreme

If you turn off 2.4GHz in the Apple Airport Extreme, it pops up an alert that says Turning off 2.4GHz Wi-Fi networking on this base station can adversely affect the overall performance of your ...
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How to downgrade SMC firmware

I have a MBP 6.2. Some time ago (1,5 year I guess) I have installed latest Mountain Lion upgrade and my WiFi (airport) stopped working. Tried many options, spent lot of time on different forums, did ...
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Creating a network larger than 200 IPs

I'm using several AirPort Extremes to create a wireless network for a large amount of devices. One AirPort is advertised to support 50 devices, so I'm using 4 AirPorts currently for 200 devices. My ...
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How can I disconnect my Internet connection and still be connected to my TimeCapsule?

How can I disconnect my Internet connection and still be connected to my TimeCapsule? The only way I know of to disconnect Internet is to turn off my Wi-Fi, but I then I cannot reach my TimeCapsule, ...
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How to use RADIUS with macOS Server?

We have a Mac Mini Server (macOS 10.12) with Server App (5.2) configured (Open Directory and DNS Server Services active, the network is on static IP). We used to have one Airport Extreme configured ...
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Airport Extreme to 3 Sony Airplay speakers

I'm was wondering, before purchasing the Airport Extreme , if it was possible to connect my 3 Sony Airplay speakers to the 3 LAN Ports of the Airport Extreme and airplay simultaneously as multi-room ...
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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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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, ...