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Wireless local area networking, also known as "Wireless Internet"; stands for "WIreless FIdelity"

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Can I make/receive calls on a MacBook if connected to same iPhone's personal hotspot

My MacBook pro is connected to my iPhone's personal hotspot. I am not able to make/receive cellular calls on my MacBook, is that a limitation that I have to be on the same network applies to it should ...
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Facetime audio calls not working using iPhone

I have a Netgear Nighthawk MR60 mesh system with a WiFi router and one satellite. Since I installed it, I cannot make calls using my iPhone xs with either of my Mac computers. The window comes up ...
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How to get Wi-Fi details from menubar in Big Sur like before?

In previous versions of macOS it was possible to get details of the current Wi-Fi connection by command + option clicking the Wi-Fi icon in the menubar. This would show the ip address, WiFi strength, ...
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Authenticating access for multiple keychain items

I am currently trying to access the WiFi credentials in the macOS keychain that are stored under the type "AirPort network password". I can access each PSK directly with security find-...
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iPhone7 transmits excessive _sleep-proxy._udp.local mDNS messages

I noticed suddenly increased battery discharge rate while my phone is on home Wi-Fi. Fired ngrep and observed mDNS packets with a rate about one per second. Other phones on the same network don't ...
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What does this icon in available wifi mean? [duplicate]

I just stumbled across something I never saw before. When clicking on the the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar at the top right of my screen, every available network has this "Wi-Fi icon" except ...
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Wifi dropping out for no particular reason [duplicate]

My wifi connection keeps dropping and I have no idea why. The only network related thing I have installed is ExpressVPN, but I have had it installed for a while and there has been no problems. I ...
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Fusion 12.1 on Big Sur 11.2.3 Cant resolve: Could not connect 'Ethernet0' to virtual network

I am new to this page but excited to hear some answers from experts. I am new to the VMware Fusion 12.1 Pro and I installed the latest build of Windows 10. Every time I run the emulator, I generate ...
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Windows Bootcamp Error, Audio and WiFi

I recently installed Windows using Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro 16". The WiFi is very slow on the Bootcamp but fast on my macOS I get distorted audio when I connect my Bluetooth headsets. But if I ...
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Macbook Pro loses wifi in Bootcamp when closing lid

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro which I have Windows 10 installed using Bootcamp, and I mainly use Windows instead of macOS. It has worked fine for years but recently it has developed a problem where if I ...
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MacBook Pro 15" (Mid 2012) won't connect to a specific wifi network

Recently installed fibre optic (in the UK) so have a new wifi router/network, and I cannot connect my MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2012. I can still connect to my old wifi network on the MacBook Pro ...
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Homepod Mini “no peer to peer” warning

Seeking some resolution with a Homepod Mini. Recently replaced our 11+ year old router with a Linksys WRT3200 ACM dual-band model, running OpenWRT. After initial setup everything on the network ...
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Apple Keyboard A1016 loses Bluetooth after restart on Big Sur

I'm typing this on my old but great A1016 Apple Wireless Keyboard on a 16" MBP running Big Sur with all of the updates installed. No problems except that the keyboard loses bluetooth connection ...
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AirPlayUIAgent wants to access an old wifi network

I frequently get an alert that tells me AirPlayUIAgent wants to access information for an old wifi base station, which I haven't had for a long time. I always click "deny", because the ...
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Why can't I create a WiFi network while being connected to another WiFi network?

Is this a hardware limitation, or just bad software from Apple? What do wireless routers have that a Macbook doesn't, that they can extend WiFi networks, using, e.g., WDS?
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How do I throttle bandwidth on macOS?

If I download or upload a large file, my MacBook Pro running Big Sur completely kills the internet for my device and all other devices on my network. This is far worse than the extent to which this ...
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VPN Disconnects When Internet Sharing Over WIFI

I'm running MacOS Big Sur 11.2.1 and have a Surfshark VPN. I have set up a L2TP over IPsec VPN which works when I connect to it but when I try sharing that connection over WIFI the VPN disconnects so ...
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Low latency wireless monitor solution (2021)

It's 2021 and Wifi 6 is finally supported by Apple M1 MacBooks, so can anyone point me to a efficient (preferably dongle-less on the MacBook side) solution for wireless screen casting in extended mode ...
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Why does using M1 Macbook air in closed-clamshell mode slow down the WIFI significantly?

I am using M1 Macbook Air and when I connect it to an external display connected over HDMI cable, the wifi speed slows down tremendously. I don't know how these two are related to each other, but I've ...
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Wifi dongle stopped working as soon a I upgraded to MacOS Big Sur 11 version

My wifi dongle is not working on Big Sur. Whenever I tried to install the software that came with the wifi dongle, I get a message that the drive is incompatible. I was using a Wifi dongle from this ...
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Wifi connection continuously cuts out

I have been having an issue I can't seem to fix. The WIFI on my 2017 Macbook Pro keeps cutting out, about once every 10-20 minutes. When this happens I lose internet connection and when I click on the ...
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How to disable Wifi Password Sharing

My MacBook connects automatically to the WiFi of the hotel I am in using a shared password from my iPhone (apparently and without any request) and so does my iPad. I need to stop this behavior and use ...
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MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019) wifi packet loss

I'm getting random packet loss when pinging my wireless router. At first I thought it was because of router distance so I put it 1 meter away from my macbook. As you can see from the below screenshot, ...
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macOS Big Sur deadlock update

This evening my macOS Big Sur requested a restart for an "important update". After macOS reboot, I get a screen made of a background with standard Big Sur wallpaper and a mid-size centred-...
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Help Me Understand Wireless Diagnostics: 3 MacBooks - Conflicting Results

Note that I live in Thailand. The devices involved here include a 2010 MBA, a 2010 MacBook (White), a 2017 MBA, a Raspberry Pi 4, an old AirPort Extreme (the flat one), an Apple TV 4, several iPhones ...
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2018 15" MacBook Pro WiFi throughput issues

I have a 2018, 15" MacBook Pro, running macOS 10.15.7 (the rest of the specs are irrelevant). I have a D-Link DIR-882 WiFi router (which is AC2600 according to the manufacturer; allegedly it can ...
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Disconnect from network using CLI

I have an application where I am building a macOS native Wi-Fi wrapper using bash commands, when I reached the point to do the disconnection from a Wi-Fi network I found the following command which ...
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MacBook Pro would not connect to WiFi

Am running on the latest MacOS Big Sur on my MacBookPro14,1. Recently it stopped connecting to WiFi. Checked all the settings and I couldn’t find WiFi/Internet option on the network preferences. I ...
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Diagnostic Wi-Fi failure issue

I try to find out whether a Wi-Fi card plus or cable or some software issue going on with my mid-2012 MacBook Pro. I tried almost all the different hardware resets starting with SMC and NVRAM reset; ...
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Disabling wifi password sync between Apple TV and iPhone

I'm in an environment with a wireless network that has a different WPA key for each user. My Apple TV and my phone have different passwords, but they seem to insist on syncing between themselves. The ...
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Mac Software Updates and App Store don't work over Google Nest wi-fi

Not actually sure if this is a Google issue or an Apple issue, but appreciate any insight. My Mac won't load the App Store (the window stays white with no content) and won't download MacOS software ...
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Create Network option missing under Wifi for P2P ad-hoc networking (I'm a developer using Xamarin build host)

My goal is to use the P2P wireless networking so the Xamarin editor can deploy on the Mac for development and testing As of the latest version of Big Sur the option to have a P2P network seems to have ...
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Whats the best desktop share/vnc for local network?

I have two Macs on the same network, I want to control one of them headless from the other. I have tried the built-in remote management but it is so slow it is un-usable. The connection between them ...
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MacOS Intermittently drops 5Ghz Wifi Connection

I know there is a plethora of questions pertaining to MacOS and Wifi Connections dropping, but hear me out. I'm running: Machine: Macbook 16" i7 Big Sur 11.2 AP: Unifi AC Mesh (Running both 2....
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No internet connection in recovery, despite using internet recovery

I have a Macbook Pro 13 mid-2012. The hdd failed, so I've replaced it with a new drive. I held cmd-R at boot, and was taken to internet recovery. I entered my network credentials, and successfully ...
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Use iPhone (+ jabra bluetooth speakers) as a wireless headset for my Mac over Wifi

I have an iPhone XR and a MacBook Pro 2018 running macOS Big Sur 11.1. When I do meetings at work I would like to be able to go around and keep my headphones on me. I use the Jabra elite 65T so both ...
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Can't connect to a particular WiFi only (MacBook Pro)

So here's the deal I am on a 13 inch mid-2012 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM. I have Windows installed through bootcamp. Flashback to September 2020, I was doing my online classes(I'm in High School) on the ...
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MacBook Pros WiFi doesn't turn “on”

I have a MacBook Pro 13" 2015 (v10.14.3). When logging in (after startup) I can see the "looking for WiFi networks" icon on the menu bar. Shortly after it turns off. In System ...
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Wifi interface completely gone after catalina update on 2013 MBP

After upgrading my late 2013 MBP from mojave to catalina, the wifi interface disappeared from the system. I don't see it anymore in the list and can't add it. Even in recovery mode, network utility ...
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AP Not Starting Sharing Internet Ethernet to Wifi

I am trying to share an ethernet connection to Wi-Fi on my Mac Mini (2014) running 10.15 but the access point is not starting despite Internet Sharing being on. Console output on my Macbook Pro (where ...
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Problem connecting Wi-Fi - it says “Self-Assigned IP address”

I have a problem connecting Wi-Fi. It says "Self-Assigned IP address" when I have renewed DHCP Lease. "No IP address" when I have not I know this is a known issue. I have followed ...
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Does iOS hide your Wifi SSID information from your apps?

I recently asked a very similar question for Android, where it is a serious concern that any app can record what Wifi SSID you've connected to. There are these Google, SkyHook, and Apple SSID ...
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Is there an app to host vpn connection? (mac)

I tried sharing my VPN connection using mac preferences but it didn't work, it only shares the internet connection without the VPN even if I selected the VPN. Is there an app or another method to host ...
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MacBook unable to visit websites while connected to Wifi

A month ago I made a wrong manipulation in the Network settings of my computer and since then I cannot browse any websites nor use the Mail app when I connect to my office’s WiFi or at the local café. ...
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Track files transferred from unauthorized user on private WiFi

I was hacked yesterday and from what I see, it looks like it was someone who lives with me and shares WiFi. Is there a way to find on Mac where my files were sent to and the device id, type, or ...
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Macbook Pro uses Wi-Fi from USB-connected iPhone

Whenever I connect my iPhone to my Macbook Pro, it starts using the Wi-Fi from the phone, even though they're connected to the same one. When I disconnect the phone from the computer, the computer ...
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5th Gen Airport Extreme Randomly drops connection - but only on some devices

Here's the situation: I am using a brand new MacBook Pro, and thus far all seems well. I have a 5th Gen Airport Extreme that has worked well for nearly a decade. (I hadn't realized it was so long, but ...
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MacBook Pro crash - Sleep transition timed out AppleBCMWLANCore

My MacBook Pro 16 (2019) keeps crashing either when going to sleep or when waking up from sleep, when the power is disconnected and WiFi is on. Seems to be due to com.apple.driver.AppleBCMWLANCore. I'...
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Can't share ethernet connection of college ethernet on Mac - but can do it on windows without problems

I'm trying to share my college dorm ethernet connection of my Mac over the WiFi of the laptop with internet sharing in MacOs. Previously, I used a Windows pc and could switch on "Hotspot" in ...
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Big Sur 11.1: AppleScript to Automatically Change Wi-Fi Networks

So, like a user reported here on Stack Exchange, the built-in "networksetup" command in terminal is pretty unreliable at times. It's slow, and I've found for some reason dot1x never actually ...

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