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

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Windows 10 Install Hanging on Internet Connection

I am doing a clean install on my 15" MacBook Pro, i7, via Boot Camp 6.1.0, Mojave 10.14.5. I downloaded the latest version of Windows 10 via Microsoft (as of July 2019). All installs fine and when ...
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Network interface fallback?

I have 2 internet interfaces: Ethernet and Wifi. Ethernet is the office network (read: completely closed) and Wifi is way more permissive. The ethernet is used for back-office systems (internal ...
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Issue with WiFi and MacBook Pro when connected to external Monitor

I have recently been having issues with my WiFi connection (on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks) when my laptop is in clamshell mode and connected to an external 4k monitor. I use a USB-C to HDMI ...
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How can I default to a particular printer on a particular wifi network?

When I work from the office, I wnt to print from the office printer. When I work at home, I want to print from my home printer. But I spend a lot of time sending documents to the last used printer, ...
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Does “Reset Network Settings” affect all devices?

If I reset my Network Settings in iOS/iPadOS, and so lose all my WiFi networks/passwords, will my other iOS devices also lose them? The reason I ask is that WiFi networks appear to be stored in the ...
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My IPhone 7 is not connecting to the wifi

My iPhone 7 is not connecting to my office wifi, but my iPad Mini and Android devices are able to connect. The problem is only with my office wifi, I am able to connect my home wifi. Steps I did to ...
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Connect to a VPN server through a Raspberry (connected VPN client)

I'm trying to connect from my MacBook to the VPN server, which is accessible from the Raspberry as it's a connected VPN client. MacBook (172.25.0.139) ---> Raspberry (172.25.0.14) ---> [...
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My laptop is connected to wifi but internet won’t work. Wifi will work on my phone and laptop works on other networks

My laptop is connected to my wifi at home, but nothing using an internet connection will load. To load a webpage I must turn wifi off and on again then reload or it won’t load , and sometimes it still ...
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Wi-Fi really slow on Mac until I reboot

I have a Mac running Mojave 10.14.5. I have an issue with the home Wi-Fi. I have a 400Mbps internet connection. When I start the laptop, the Wi-Fi is fine and I'm getting expected internet speeds (...
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Extending iPhone hotspot range using TP Link 300Mbps Wi-Fi Range Extender TL-WA850RE

Hello I am having trouble configuring my TP Link 300 MBPS range extender TL-WA850RE to extend the range of my iPhone personal hotspot. The repeater will not connect to the iPhone hotspot network, it ...
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WiFi connected but internet keeps dropping

Ideally I would like some kind of software that monitors the connection and could tell me what software might be cutting it off if such software even exists. I'm 99% sure that this is not a problem ...
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Connected to Ethernet but no Internet access

I am having a very frustrating problem. My 2009 iMac is connected to our network by Ethernet, however it cannot access the Internet. All my other devices work fine, and local adresses (192.168.0.1 ...
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How to remove an iTunes Wi-Fi Sync host

I open settings, pick General, iTunes Wi-Fi Sync, and it has two hosts listed. The older host does not exist any more. The newer host says "Books" so I assume it is just syncing Books and not the ...
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iPhone slow to complete an unsecured Wi-Fi connection

I have an iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 12.3.1. Have been through a few posts about Wi-Fi problems, but this is quite peculiar. When connecting to a free/unsecured Wi-Fi access point, the checkbox ✓ (...
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macOS forgets Wi-Fi passwords

My 2014 MacBook forgets Wi-Fi passwords. When I enter a Wi-Fi password and I reboot or let it go to sleep, then I have to retype the password again. I am running macOS Mojave, so I can't keychain ...
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Connect different wifi/4G on different iPhone

I have 2 iPhone signed in using the same Apple ID. What I want to achieve is this. At my office, I want one of the phone to connect to wifi and the other to connect to 4G. I know I can turn off wifi ...
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iMac 2011 mid WiFi working after few minutes no internet

I have a problem with my iMac. When I connect to the WiFi it’s working, after a few minutes I don’t have internet access say: no internet. The WiFi sign is still full, but no internet connection. ...
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Blacklist wireless access point in macOS

I am the network admin of a small company. We have a rogue wireless access point broadcasting our SSID that's not connected to the network. Occasionally, the Macs in the area will attach to this AP ...
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How to get Wi-Fi entry dialogue box to appear on MacBook

I’m having trouble connecting to the hotel WiFi. It is unlocked and not secured, but when you try to connect, usually a dialogue box opens and tells you to input a password and then you will be ...
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Can't connect bluetooth headset to mac mini

I just bought sony ch500 wireless bluetooth headset and I can't pair it with my mac mini. I was able to pair it with my android phone though. What could be the problem? The bluetooth menu doesn't show ...
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Why is my Wi-Fi process using 3GB of memory?

I was shocked to just find that the Wi-Fi process on my brand new macbook pro is sucking up 3.4 GB of memory. Why is that and how do I reclaim it? I reviewed a few other questions here about this but ...
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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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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 ...