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Questions tagged [wifi]

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

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Share VPN connection (over internal Wi-Fi ) to USB Wi-Fi adapter (set up as access point)

I'm connecting to Wi-Fi via my MacBook's internal Wi-Fi adapter. Then connect to my VPN. I want to share this VPN connection over USB Wi-Fi adapter (I'm using Archer T2U) First of all, I am not able ...
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Tell iPhone that this wifi is a hotspot so it doesn't download 1MB/s for no reason when idle

I've just connected my iPhone to my mobile 10GB wifi hotspot. Went to the hotspot's setup page and it turns out the iPhone is consuming about 1MB of data per second. iCloud Drive and Backup is ...
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Is there a way to configure iTunes on a Mac to wake up another Mac to access its music collection?

macOS pleasantly has a few on-demand wake-up-from-sleep features, most notably that a wireless keyboard or mouse/trackpad will wake up a Mac attached through Bluetooth. The music scenario is less ...
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iOS create ad-hoc network

Is it possible (with or without jailbreak) to create a wireless access point from iOS 12 to serve as a 'router'? I don't want to share iOS internet connection, the phone will be located in a place ...
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MacBook's Wi-Fi stopped working after upgrading to macOS Mojave and uninstalling Parallels

My 2017 MacBook Pro's Wi-Fi completely stopped working. It's an issue with the Mac because it used to connect to the Wi-Fi just fine, and my phone is still connected to it. I upgraded from macOS High ...
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How can I test that the antennas in Macs are all connected and working?

I'm a technician repairing Macs every day and I test the Macs after repair (laptops and desktops) . So what I do is a functional test of the Mac by logging in to macOS and testing everything: camera,...
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iMac with Mojave disconnects from WiFi when sleeing

My iMac late 2012 with Mojave is using several minutes to connect to WiFi after i wake the machine from sleep. Until a few weeks ago, the machine was connected to WiFi in matter of seconds after i ...
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Network/Wifi priority setting on Mac 10.13

I am using Mac 10.13, and I arranged my networks in the following order: May I know which is the computer supposed to connect to if both AndroidAP and SINGTEL-9A62 are available to connect? I was ...
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macOS L2TP VPN connect on demand

I'm trying to create a .mobileconfig to VPN auto connect to an L2TP VPN server of mine. The problem is, if I enabled the "on demand" settings, the macOS keeps trying to connect over and over and never ...
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iPhone: Safari and Chrome stop working when I connect iPhone to MacBook

Whenever I connect my iPhone to my MacBook using the USB cord, the Web browsers on my iPhone stops working. I can't browse the web using Safari or Chrome. However, I can still surf Instagram without ...
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MacBook unable to ping outside subnet on Wi-Fi unless `-S` is used

I have a two subnets located on two different VLANs: VLAN 1 (192.168.1.0/24) VLAN 2 (192.168.2.0/24) Each subnet has a gateway at xxx.xxx.x.254. The MacBook has an IP address 192.168.2.3/24 and ...
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2018 MBP Network Throughput decreases over time [duplicate]

Summary I was recently provided with a 2018 MBP by my employer. The network throughput slows gradually until I'm forced to reboot. Setup The following machines are connected via wired ethernet to a ...
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StraightTalk Wifi Calling with ATT iPhone 6

If you have experience with using an ATT iPhone on the StraightTalk, please state which iPhone + IOS version you have tested with StraightTalk. If there were any changes required to the ATT iPhone ...
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Retrieve Wi-Fi configuration file off of a working iPad

I'm trying to set up a new iPad at work, and in order to get it onto the network I need the Wi-Fi configuration file, but I cannot find it anywhere. It is on all of the other iPads, so I am ...
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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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iphone sends log files to desktop Console app via wifi

UPDATE #2 I've narrowed this down to the WiFi logs are definitely sent via the lockdown process - not iPhone sync. This occurs despite the "Connect via network" box in XCode being unchecked. UPDATE ...
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iPhone won't get internet from hotel wifi with Dual Sim enabled

I have an iPhone XS with two cellular networks configured. I have Verizon service on the eSim and a physical Google Fi sim. When I have both cellular connections enabled I am unable to get internet ...
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Boot a Mac with WiFi turned off [duplicate]

Is there any way to boot a Mac with WiFi turned off completely, until manually turned on again? (And to be precise - it should be turned off completely and not just disconnected from a network.) The ...
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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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Make Mac to treat my iPhone like a regular wifi router. I want it to constantly stay connected to my iPhone (XS) [duplicate]

There is a difference how the Mac sees Hotspots and regular Wifi routers, it disconnects from HotSPOT as soon as it goes to sleep and needs to be reconnected after waking up. I have the same iCloud on ...
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Photos.app is not syncing when using hotspot. How to treat hotspot as a regular Wi-Fi on macOS?

Recently I started use hotspot as my home internet. I have unlimited data and high speeds 160/40 Mbps. Everything works well except Photos.app. It just doesn't sync even a single photo. I contacted ...
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iPhone has WiFI turned off, but router is asking ARP to IP

I am using wireshark to diagnose a WiFi problem at my house. I turn everything off, except me of course, and traffic looks normal. However, when I turn my iPhone on, the router instantly starts ...
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WiFi accessory connectivity issue with iOS 12

I have a WiFi to Serial accessory that I'm using with an iOS app. I was able to use it properly until iOS 12. The app requires both Wifi (to collect data from the accessory) and Cellular (to send ...
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Trust SSL certificate via terminal in MacOS

I'm trying to setup WPA2 with EAP-TLS authentication using certificates in pfx format. As adding the certificate to the keychain and changing the Trust settings can be difficult for some users, I ...
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Could not log in; restarted MacBook Air; icons exchanged position; Got a login warning at my iPhone [closed]

I took my MacBook Air offline and put it to sleep. After some 4 hours, I opened the lid, entered the password wrongly, corrected it and hit enter. The password field and the "next" arrow were greyed ...
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iPad wifi greyed out; Can't reset

So my iPad's (running iOS 9.3.5) WiFi toggle of set to off and greyed out. I have not encountered such a problem on any iOS device before. To make matters worse, when I try to reset the iPad to solve ...
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Cannot connect to public Wi-Fi: “a problem occurred”

Every time I try to connect to a public Wi-Fi with a login (train station, hotel), my Mac (macOS 10.14.4) connects but generates an error when asking for the credentials: Rebooting does not solve the ...
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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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Problems when sharing internet over wifi and magic mouse/keyboard

When I enable internet sharing over Wi-Fi, all my Bluetooth devices (mouse, keyboard, headset) can not be used any longer, they partly disconnect or just not respond from my input. And my iPhone can ...
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iPhone Wi-Fi Sync not working

I have a long running problem with Wi-Fi Sync and haven't been able to solve it. My iPhone will not sync over Wi-Fi. On my iPhone, when I go to Settings app → General iTunes Wi-Fi Sync, the Sync Now ...
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Is there any way to set network preferences per Wi-Fi connection?

I work on multiple physical locations with different Wi-Fi's to connect to. Certain Wi-Fi's are within local networks that have specific network settings. I have added different "Locations" in the ...
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How is Internet Recovery able to connect to my Wi-Fi access point even after I changed the hard drive?

I wanted to upgrade my MacBook Pro. It should get a newer version of macOS and also a SSD instead of a HDD. So I pointed the macOS Installer to the SSD that was connected using a USB to SATA connector....
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Wi-Fi Calling: Straight talk iPhone 6s with T-Mobile SIM

Wi-Fi calling requires an iPhone 5c or newer. I would like to migrate from ST to TMO with a 6s. As I understand it both carriers support Wi-Fi calling. Assuming that the 6s is SIM unlocked, what ...
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Sleeping Apple Devices Responding to ARP Requests for the Default Gateway

Hoping to get some insight regarding a bizarre issue that is being seen at a few of our networks, as well as others (based off reddit and NANOG posts). The short story of what is happening is that ...
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Macbook Air 2013 causing Wifi Drop

Odd problem. If I use my iPhone or my wife's iPhone, my LG TV, and the Apple TV in my kids bedroom, the wifi router works as expected. The moment that I start to use a Macbook Air 2013 (Mojave 10.14.4 ...
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How do I roll back my iOS version? The 12.2 update has broken my WiFi [duplicate]

When I updated my iPhone 8 to 12.2 (16E227), it broke the WiFi and now apps like YouTube can't connect and often times I can't even load apple.com in Safari. Podcast app also fails when streaming. ...
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No SSH connection possible over Wi-Fi

I have a MacBook Pro from 2014 running macOS Mojave. I cannot SSH into a remote server, use git over SSH or use the Mac App Store while connected to my Wi-Fi at home. Some of my mail accounts seem to ...
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Have DHCP for Wi-Fi and static IP for Ethernet?

I'm trying to connect to a device over Ethernet and set a static IP for the Ethernet to talk to the device. When I do this, I can talk to the device but it kills connection to the Wi-Fi and I can't ...
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Internet sharing fails when iMac restarts

Our office iMac is set to restart every night and it has an admin account and a user account. This is a fresh install of 10.14.4 which we have just reinstalled. I logged into the admin account and ...
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AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0xD6)

I have 3 identical MBP Early 2011 with the same chipset in all. 2 of them have access to WiFi regardless of where they move to in my house, one only has WiFi in certain parts of the house. Have run ...
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Latency spikes on wifi - power saving measure?

I'm seeing intermittent latency spikes when on wifi, but only when pinging my MBP from another machine and not when pinging from the MBP to another machine. It seems to be causing stuttering with ...
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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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Google DNS doesn't work

I have trouble using Google DNS under my 2017 MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave.. I want to point in advance that: I don't have access to the router settings. I'm using kind of host network that my ...
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Share a wifi connection via another wifi connection

Having just recently discovered how easy it is to share a wifi connection via Ethernet, I wondered whether I could plug in another wifi USB stick and get another "WLAN" entry on this screen (my ...
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Mac network latency with NAS (not present with PC)

I am in a Creative Services workgroup connected to a WD MyCloudPR4100 that IT has setup to be our group's NAS. The issue is that occasionally the Macs in the group will lose their WiFi connection to ...
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Block Internet access to specific apps on specific Wi-Fi networks

My company just set my laptop up with Backblaze, and the backups are killing my crappy rural DSL connection when I bring the machine home. Are there utilities that can block specific applications from ...
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How do I troubleshoot WiFi networking issues with my iOS 12.2 iPhone 8? Can't load apple.com

How do I troubleshoot networking issues with my iPhone 8 plus with iOS 12.2? I can't even load web pages like apple.com or status.twitter.com. The progress bar is stuck at 10%. It seemed to work OK ...
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Cannot view captive WiFi portals on OSX

On both this, and an old MacBook Pro, I have had the same issue: whenever I connect to any public WiFi, the captive portal window appears blank, with an error message stating that the page could not ...
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Why is networksetup so slow compared to manually changing Wi-Fi networks?

if I run networksetup -setairportnetwork en0 myssid it takes between 10 and 15 seconds. If I manually click the Wi-Fi icon in the notification bar and select myssid, it's instant. Alternatively, I'...
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Disconnecting WiFi-problem on mac mini, other devices ok

When the wifi works it works 100% fine, even on this computer. The problem is that it occasionally just disconnects or is really really slow. If i just turn the wifi on and off it works again, but ...