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

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How to replace functionality of deprecated `airport` command line application?

I am the author of the wifi-wand Ruby gem and command line application that reports and modifies wifi networking information on the Mac (https://github.com/keithrbennett/wifiwand). The airport utility ...
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Captive Portal Authentication Fails Starbucks on macOS

For the past month, WIFI network from Starbuck has not been working. this affects other users and they have already experience issues of not connecting. This goes for those on Windows/Mac/IOS/Android. ...
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Connection between 2 MacBooks using cable instead of WiFi?

Is this possible to use a cable for connection between two MacBooks like in Sidecar for iPad? I'm connecting to another MacBook with a smaller screen using ScreenSharing with HighPerformance profile(...
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Monterey WiFi from Android Hotspot drops after a while

MacBook 2017, 15', Monterey successfully connects to Android Hotspot WiFi, then after 20-40 min it drops, and it won't connect back anymore. And it won't connect to it anymore. Even if I remove the ...
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How can I keep a connection to a file server active?

I have an M1 mac mini connected to my television. I use it to watch content including a library of movies stored on a Windows file server. I access these files using the "connect to server...&...
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MacOS /var/log/wifi.log contains no info. Unable to initialize unified logger

I'm experiencing ping spikes on my MacBook Pro M2, Sonoma MacOS. Tried to get some logs as being told here: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/348574. However, no matter what, no logs appear in wifi....
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Disable Closest WiFi station

I'm in a location with a number of WiFi stations for the SSID, but the one closest to me reboots every few minutes which drops any existing connections. My MacBook proceeds to connect to a weaker, ...
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How can I fully disable WiFi on macOS? [closed]

I am aware of how to disable wifi such as this: Command Line (CLI) Command for disconnecting wifi from current network Is there a more permanent way of disabling wifi removing the module (modprobe in ...
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Why does my macOS WiFi icon keep searching for networks even though WiFi is disabled?

Note: This is not a duplicate of “How to stop WiFi "Looking for Networks…",” the OP has a WiFi service running. I have totally disabled WiFi in my network preferences (see screenshot below) ...
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Why won’t a MacBook Pro (mid 2012) won't connect to a specific WiFi network?

We just got fibre optic (I'm in the UK, using hyperoptic) so have a new wifi router/network. Every other device except my macbook pro has successfully connected to the wifi. It still connects to the ...
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wifi setting for mac operating system

Would it be possible to hide or disable other ssid for mac operating system? I want to setup only assigned ssid visible for user. Thanks.
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Issue with Automatic Time Zone Detection and Location Services on Mac Mini M2 Pro

Hello StackExchange Community, I recently acquired a Mac Mini with the M2 Pro chip and have encountered a perplexing issue that I hope someone here might have experienced and resolved, or could ...
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Cisco's AnyConnect to use wired interface

I have a Mac with wired and wifi network interfaces. I use it as a wireless access point (sharing ethernet via access point). When I connect AnyConnect to a vpn, wifi is disabled and other devices at ...
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Ethernet on my Mac mini M1 going on and off

I've got a Mac mini M1 connected to the LAN through a switch. I've got also a Windows PC on that switch and the network works fine, but the Mac's Ethernet connection goes on and off constantly. I've ...
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Networking question - why can't my iPad connect to the closest network?

I'm a network grasshopper, so bear with me. I have a 3 story home, with wifi routers on every floor, each has its own network. When I move from the 1st floor to the 3rd floor, my iPad never connects ...
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Do Hong Kong iPhones have the extra option "Apps using WLAN & Cellular"?

Chinese iPhones have an extra option called "Apps using WLAN & Cellular" in Settings > WLAN Do the Hong Kong iPhones models have this options? Is there is any iPhone models other than ...
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How to clear MacOS Internet Sharing Wi-Fi settings?

I've got a Nov 2023 MacBook Pro running Sonoma 14.2.1. While initially testing Internet Sharing, I configured sharing from Ethernet to devices using Wi-Fi. In the dialog box to set up the Wi-Fi ...
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MacBook Pro takes ~60 seconds to access websites first time via wifi after wake. DNS issue?

I have about 4 Windows/Mac laptops all connected to the same router but I'm only experiencing this odd issue with my 2015 15" MacBook Pro: After waking the computer and successfully connecting to ...
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Possible to enable and disable wifi logging and creating diagnostic report from terminal command line?

Regarding these 3 options available from holding option key while clicking the wifi network icon: I came across post for how to find and launch the Wireless Diagnostics option. I would like to know ...
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Does iPhone use USB tethering to share internet when connected to Macbook?

I am currently confused if the iPhone does support sharing internet via USB cable or not. I was able to share my mobile data from iPhone to Macbook via USB cable, still need to enable Personal Hotspot ...
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Suddenly can't send messages when connected with Ethernet

I used to be able to send messages while my Macbook Pro was connected via an adapter with an Ethernet cable. Unfortunately, that's no longer the case, even though my internet connection works fine (I'...
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Wi-Fi unstable on Macbook Pro 2018, Sonoma)

My Macbook Pro 2018 13" running macOS 14.2.1 is systematically having problems starting a Wi-Fi connection and to keeping it connected. This is happening with different Wi-Fi networks at ...
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Does iPhone play music on the HomePod via WiFi or Bluetooth?

I’m wondering if asking the HomePod directly to play a stream produces better sound than the same stream in an app on the iPhone playing through near-field handoff to that HomePod? Bluetooth would be ...
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Change WiFi channel from 11 to 108

My friend and I use our MacBooks from a local coffee shop sitting at the same table. My Wifi connection is much worse than hers is. Using option + click on the 🛜 menu, which reveals network ...
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AirPort Extreme "An unexpected error occured." after factory reset

With nothing else to do today, I decided to solve the lingering connectivity problems in the back yard. I have an old AirPort Extreme that I replaced with a Time Capsule many years ago, so I thought I ...
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Unable to set up NAT/Public IP screensharing for Mac

I will be flying overseas soon and need to connect to my intel mac running at home, but I'm facing some troubles setting up an NAT/public IP based screensharing I have set up port forwarding on my ...
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Corporate VPN on macOS disconnects when I answer a call on my iPhone while connected to local Wi-Fi. Why could this be?

I work from home so I connect to my corporate VPN from my MacBook Pro (M1 Max/16"). My MBP is hardwired to my network. Any time I get a call on my iPhone while I'm connected to Wi-Fi, the VPN ...
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OpenVPN DNS resolving broken on MacOS Sonoma

I've been Googling and even talking to the Apple technical support for days in regards of something that clearly doesn't work in Sonoma (but used to work in Big Sur and Ventura). The DNS resolver of ...
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Is it possible to force sidecar over bluetooth instead of Wi-FI?

There's been a lot of questions and discussions regarding SideCar connectivity. I cannot use USB as it drains my MacBook to charge the iPad (and there's no AlDente for iPad :(). Is it possible to ...
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Internet sharing from MacBook / Studio lingers after switched off

I guess for a bit of context: I'm trying to deploy a WebDriverAgent on iOS 17 which requires a live Internet connection for the 1st time deployment as per: Provisioning profile updates - Apple ...
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No internet through Wi-Fi after standby

When my MacBook Air 11” 2015 (macOS Menterey 12.7.1) starting after sleep it still connected to Wi-Fi connection but doesn’t have any internet. Also it shows “connected to “wifiname” with IP xxx.xxx....
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Why do wifi networks disappear and appear?

I have five wifi networks available in my house; all are "Known" and all have a strong signal and fast and work smoothly with my Mac or with an Android smartphone. As I am now experimenting ...
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How to alert when iPhone disconnects from iPad (same Apple ID) Hotspot?

Is it possible to have shortcut alert me when my iPhone (on limited Data) disconnects from my cellular iPad with much more data (same Apple ID) hotspot ?
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Wireless shared web cam (not using iPhone or iPad....)

In our team we have stand up meetings with a TV on the wall displaying the Google/Zoom meet with the people that are working remote for te day. The role of hosting the meeting is circulating, so ...
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Is there a difference between connecting to a Wi-Fi router and connecting to a hotspot?

I use an old MacBook Pro (sorry I don't have the model/specs to hand!) for doing audio/visuals for church services. The place we're in doesn't have Wi-Fi so we hotspot off a phone to connect to the ...
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Guide to the output of the apple airport -s command line utility

The apple airport --scan command outputs something similar to the following... macElCapitan: airport --scan SSID BSSID RSSI CHANNEL HT CC SECURITY (auth/unicast/group) ...
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Connect to a WiFi access point by MAC address

I have a macOS laptop. To test a WiFi access point, I would like to associate it with a specific access point using its 802.11 MAC address. Previously this was possible by giving the /System/Library/...
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Can't set password for Mac internet sharing over Wi-Fi

I'm trying to host my Mac's internet connection to my other devices. But I can't set the password, nor I can't change my Wi-Fi host name from Wi-Fi Settings panel. I'm trying to change and click "...
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Why do Apple devices send wi-fi Probe Requests directed to specific SSIDs, rather than undirected Probe Requests or passively listening for Beacons?

This seems to be related to known networks marked "Auto-Join", though that observation could be inconclusive. This behavior is a major privacy vulnerability since these SSIDs are broadcast ...
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MacBook Pro (Mid-2014) 15": Wifi Stopped Working after updating to MacOS Catalina 10.15.7

I have an old MacBook Pro (mid 2014). After updating from Mojave (10.14.x) to Catalina (10.15.7), Wifi Cannot turn on at all and top bar icon grayed out. I've also updated to Big Sur (11.7.10) but had ...
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My iPhone got stolen. It has a passcode and was in airplane mode so it does not have Wifi. But today it appears on find my device?

My iPhone got stolen about 3 months ago on an airplane in the middle of the sky. It was on airplane mode, and after landed, I realized that my phone had been stolen so I logged in to my iCloud to turn ...
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Random crashes of both Bluetooth and wifi

I am using an M1 Pro 16" Macbook and I recently started getting random crashes of the wifi and Bluetooth, where they disconnect at the same time. It goes back to normal after 5 to 6 seconds which ...
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Need to turn off/disconnect WiFi on M2 Mac Mini in order to make it work

I got this M2 Mac Mini 2 months ago. New. I have a WiFi AX 160Mhz Network at home. Every time I restart this Mini, I need to either turn off WiFi and on again or disconnect/reconnect to the WiFi ...
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How to create computer-to-computer network on macOS Sonoma (2023+)

I've followed the instructions to Create a computer-to-computer network on Mac, set up a temporary, ad hoc Wi-Fi connection between your Mac and another device. Unfortunately, enabling legacy networks ...
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Is it feasible to use an iPad that supports Apple Pencil 2nd Generation without internet?

I need an iPad to manage the tons of note-taking and reading I have to do. But I don't want any access to wireless internet to keep my bad videos addiction under control. I asked a question here - got ...
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Requiring system restart for internet to work every several days

Using my Macbook, I connect to the secure Wi-Fi at the hospital where I work, and the internet usually works beautifully. After several days of sleep-wake cycles, the internet gets slower. Eventually, ...
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How to I force my Ventura-running Mac to disconnect from wifi when sleeping?

Since updating to Ventura, my Mac is forced to stay connected to wifi (likely Bluetooth, or other operating features) when I go to Sleep (now called Locked Screen). I'm sure this is for "Find My&...
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How can I connect my old iPad 2 to WiFi?

The back of my iPad says A1395 16 GB, which means it's the iPad 2 (Wi-Fi) from 2011 according to Apple. It's running iOS 9.1 (13B143). "About" says Model FC979LL/A. I can no longer connect ...
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DNS issues when joining new wifi networks

Lately, I've been having a bit of a strange issue where my MacBook Air M2 cannot resolve DNS for a while after connecting to new wifi networks. Several other devices work fine on the same networks (...
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Slow hotspot on MacBook Pro using new iPhone 14 pro

MacBook is slow on my Hotspot with my iPhone 14. On my phone, I get 300Mbs+ downloads. Using my Hotspot, my computer is rated at .19Mbps I have a brand new iPhone 14 and a MacBook Pro 16 [2021]
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