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

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Fresh OSX Install Failing

I have a MacBook Pro A1990 EMC3215 (2018 15", either i7 or i9 [I'm not sure which]). I'm having trouble reinstalling the OS. When I try a fresh install using Command-Option-r via WiFi, I get a -...
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iPhone does not reconnect to WiFi automatically

I recently upgraded my iPhone from XR to 13. I still use it mostly at the same two locations (home and work). XR used to automatically connect to WiFi when I arrived to a location. If I was at home or ...
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Instant Hotspot persistency for iPad nightly iCloud backups?

Sharing iPhone cellular connection with iPad proved not to be persistent. Configuration: iOS and iPadOS 14 latest Bluetooth 4.2 is ON for both 802.11ac / WiFi 5 is ON for both Background refresh is ...
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How do you prevent users on your network from configuring network interface connections on your network without your consent or knowledge?

As owner/admin of home wifi network with EERO Pro 6 router I'm seeing in macOS Monterey 12.3.1 interface network connections being configured without my consent or knowledge. What disturbs me besides ...
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What is this unknown 10-digit device address? Found on an iPhone [duplicate]

I saw this unknown address under my personal hotspot summary on an iPhone: e:69:a5:97:7:17 Apparently, it has used 9,3 KB of data. Interestingly enough, it only has 10-digits so it cannot be a MAC ...
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What is this unknown 10-digit device address? Found on an iPhone

I saw this unknown address under my personal hotspot summary on an iPhone: e:69:a5:97:7:17 Can this 10-digit number be a MAC address?
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Trying to set up wifi network using iPhone X and TP-Link AC750

I live out in the sticks with no good internet options. Is it possible to create a wifi network using my iphone X plugged into a TP-Link AC750 travel router? (accessing the internet via cellular ...
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FaceTime refuses to provide video, "poor network"

In my house on WiFi users of iphones, MBPs and MBAs all have this problem where FaceTime goes audio-only and complains "poor network connection". It happens often, but not always. Speed ...
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MacBook M1 network issues when activating WiFi and USB ethernet adapter at same time

I have a new MacBook M1 and had never such issues with my old MacBook before. WiFi works perfectly if no other ethernet adapter is connected. USB ethernet works perfectly if WiFi is disabled and IPv6 ...
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Network environment switch with Wifi network change

I have two network environments I want to set up, with one having Wifi enabled but not connected, while the other is connected to a Wifi network. While I can configure whether Wifi is enabled or not, ...
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How to allow screen sleep (but keep WiFi up, under Power Adapter)?

Monterey 12.3.1 on a 2020 M1 MBA Issue I run a streaming client in a Terminal under VS Code. It's ok if the screens go off through the timer when I step away, but I want WiFi and the computer to ...
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Mac not connecting to public Wifi, TCP to captive portal blocked?

I am having a similar issue as this, where some public wifi works on my iPhone and not on my Mac (Big Sur 11.6.1) iPhone connects to public Wi-Fi but Mac doesn't - why? Other public wifi works ...
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iPhone - delayed notifications on home Wi-Fi

I'm close to losing my mind with this stupid issue. I've been trying to fix it for like 6 months now. So, push notifications from all apps are delayed or don't arrive at all. They all arrive only ...
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Cannot make WhatsApp calls on WIFI on iOS 15 : local network access required, but WhatsApp absent from the apps list

WhatsApp on iPhone is currently unable to successfully complete a voice call. The incoming call is notified by the usual ringtone and answer controls on the screen, but upon answering the call, ...
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Macbook Pro 2019 Catalina wifi very slow while connected through VPN

I have a MacBook Pro 2019 (with Catalina) from my work/office. I am using a 5 GHz wifi connection for the internet. I have noticed that my personal desktop pc sitting next to my MacBook has an ...
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Wifi to internet sharing to ethernet en7? what about en4-6?

I'm in an airbnb with my two computers (2012 MacPro macOS 10.12 + 2022 MBP macOS 12.3). The MP isn't receiving the WiFi signal strong enough, so I bought an ethernet cable + adaptor thinking that I ...
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Mac connected to iPhone hotspot but no internet

My MacBook disconnects from my iPhone hotspot automatically after it enters sleep mode. But after it exits sleep mode and reconnects to the hotspot, there is no internet. This can be solved by ...
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Sudden massive increase in ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED errors in chrome

I've been using this mac for about 8 months with my current wifi setup. For some reason, one day I just started getting a lot of ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED errors in Google Chrome. Nothing has changed, I ...
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Trying to spoof MAC address. Is the old address still supposed to show when you opt+click the Wi-Fi icon in MacOS?

I'm using MacOS Big Sur and I wanted to spoof my MAC address through Terminal. After verifying my network interface to be en0: I generated a random MAC address using openssl rand -hex 6 | sed 's/\(..\)...
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How can I fix my WiFi being prioritized over the Ethernet, despite being first

My work network is a little weird. I have a Wireless connection that is primary, but I have a ethernet connection for LAN that also connects to the Internet. For some reason, the network always ...
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Connecting iMac 2015 to MPB 2021 M1 Max

I need some help connecting two Macs. I have a late 2015 27" iMac and a new 2021 MBP M1 Max. I would like to connect my iMac to my MBP to share files and the printer. I know I can do this over ...
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Slow net on imac but fine all other devices

As suggested internet speed on my imac is slow(0.04 Mbps down) but all other devices are slow. This occurred after restarting chrome, upon reopen of chrome WiFi stopped working. After restart 0.04 ...
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How do I add Wireless Diagnostics to Launchpad?

In macOS, if I Option+Click the wireless network icon on the top right of the screen, there is a button for "Open Wireless Diagnostics...". I find this tool quite useful, not useful enough ...
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Why iPhone personal hotspot keep time out, except when Personal Hotspot screen is shown all the time?

Whenever I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro to the internet through iPhone, either via USB connection or hotspot, the connection keeps dropping. I open a terminal and do ping 8.8.8.8, and frequently ...
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MacBook fails to connect to Wi-Fi after it has been asleep for some time

My MacBook Pro running macOS 12.2.1, fails to connect to any Wi-Fi network after it has been asleep for some time. I open my laptop assuming it will be connected still, which it is not, then when I go ...
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wifi on MacBook Pro M1, but no internet

I got a new MBP M1 2021 edition 16GB MEM/ 500GB HDD, migrated using the Migration tool everything from my old MBP (an Intel 2018 one, also 16GB MEM/ 500GB HDD) everything worked (except the Intel apps)...
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Using Mac as Network Gateway

Currently this is my setup Internet <-- Mac Pro (Wifi). shared over Ethernet <-- PC (Ethernet) The default network sharing is very limited. I am able to share my Mac Wifi over ethernet and ...
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HomePod mini fails setup: "Wi-Fi Incompatible"

I am trying to setup my new HomePod mini. After getting through all the questions, and holding my iPhone camera over the swirling pixels, I get an error message: Wi-Fi Incompatible The current Wi-Fi ...
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How to transfer data wireless between extra peripherals to MacBook through WiFi?

Apple keeps things simple with its only two thunderbolt 3/USB type C ports to connect to peripherals which is great. Few cases I want to transfer/access data from my old SATA HDD from my MacBook I ...
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airport express reverse connection

One way to use airport express (yes I'm talking about that apple router) is to replace our home wifi router with it. It can be used in a different way also (kinda like an wifi adapter ), which I call ...
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iPhone not connecting to mac proxy over wifi but connecting over usb

I apologise in advance if this is a common question, i have tried almost everything i could find. I'm trying to make my iPhone route all its http traffic trough charls proxy... Both my mac which runs ...
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Mac wifi network is spinning and won't prompt for password

I want to connect to a password-protected wifi network at a co-working space. I chose the network and typed in a password but mistyped it. Understandably, it didn't connect. But I figured I'd be able ...
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iOS mobile hotspot errors using family shared devices

I regularly need to connect my sister‘s iPhone 8 to my personal hotspot (iPhone SE 2020) as I have an internet flat and she hasn’t. We both are part of the same Apple Family that is also used to share ...
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How do I force IPv4 or IPv6 for a Wi-Fi network on iOS 15?

I need to use a sofware that only supports IPv4 on iOS 15, but my ISP provides IPv6 addresses by default. How do I force my iOS device to use IPv4 only on a certain Wi-Fi network, or the other way ...
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Erase iPhone 7 without service

The wifi on my child's iPhone 7 stopped working, so we got an iPhone SE to replace it. Now we want to erase the old phone, but we cannot turn off "Find My" because there is no apparent way ...
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How to connect a mac and Android device via WiFi-direct?

I've got a M1 Pro 16" MBP and an Android 11 device between which I want a WiFi-direct connection. The Android device supports WiFi-direct and can connect to another WiFi-direct-capable Android ...
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MacBook Pro 2013 MacOS Big Sur 11.6.3 doesn't show up Wi-Fi login portal

I bought a second-hand MacBook Pro 2013 today. I'm trying to connect to my dormitory's Wi-Fi network. Normally when I try to connect to the Wi-Fi network it automatically pops up a new login page ...
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WiFi not working, can't see the WiFi interface and shows no hardware installed

My WiFi stopped working all of a sudden a while ago. As it couldn't be repaired in my city, I sent it to another location and when repaired my friend, who collected it, told me it started working and ...
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Monterey 12.2 WPA2 Enterprise not connecting

We have having major issues connecting users to our University Wi-Fi network. The devices are MacBook with both Intel & Apple Silicon. Our radius server indicates that a successful connection has ...
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Why does macOS intermittently drop packets over WiFi?

I have a 2020 13" M1 MacBook Pro. My WiFi is eero pro 6. Recently I observed that I have a small amount of packet loss ~0.1%. Although the packet loss is tiny, it is puzzling me. The weird part ...
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Connect to wifi using a file

My dad has troubles with technology. Is there a way I can send him a file with wifi settings so that he can automatically connect to my network?
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Install macOS Monterey on data or univeristy wifi

I had to recently reset macOS Monterey on my macbook, but it then asked to download and install the latest version. Currently I am at university, so I did not know if it was the best idea to either ...
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Wi-fi not showing up on Network options with High Sierra - MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)

I just updated my macbook-pro mid 2010 to High Sierra and the Wi-fi disappeared completely. I've tried to run apple hardware test and got and error -3403D. Then I booted into safe mode and nothing ...
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Some users cannot access Mac Mini on office network through VPN. They can access through their hotspot but not Wifi

At my company we have a Mac Mini set up in the office that we use to test out web tools. Everyone in the company has access to our VPN (L2TP over IPSec) and they access the Mac Mini while being ...
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How do you disable CWAnalyticsManager?

Trying to debug Wifi Ping issues on my new M1 Macbook (Monterey). Have tried a few things listed here: MacBook Pro experiencing ping spikes to local router. In my /wifi.log, I see this: Wed Jan 12 11:...
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Renaming external WiFi network

Is there a way to rename a WiFi network? Suppose I don't have access to the router, I simply want my computer to recognise that WiFi network with a custom name. Background: When I connect to my home ...
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Wifi roaming with same SSID on two TP-Link access points

I have two Wifi TP-Link access points with the same SSID: $ sudo /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Resources/airport -sGoOut SSID BSSID ...
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Why in macOS there's no indication when the WiFi is connected without Internet like in Windows/Android?

In macOS there's no exclamation mark when connected to WiFi but without Internet connectivity. Am I missing something? Is there any plugin/software I can use for this?
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My Mac suddenly no longer able to resolve DNS address when connecting to WIFI, but still able to ping to physical address. Why?

I am usually able to connect to Wifi or iPhone USB tethering and browse the internet with no problem. But one day, I'm unable to browse using a Wifi connection. When I try to ping, I'm able to ping to ...
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Cannot access the internet after disconnecting AnyConnect VPN

Using Cisco AnyConnect to connect to my company VPN from my personal computer. No problem installing and running the app but if I disconnect AnyConnect (icon in the menu bar > Disconnect), then I ...
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