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

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Find My [Mac] reported location without WiFi?

I was the owner of a Macbook Pro w/ Touchbar running macOS Mojave last week-end The macbook has been stolen and moved 300 miles away from the point. I got two alerts separated by a few hours, around ...
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iPad 6th gen doesn't connect to android hotspot but connects with another iPhone

I have iPad 6th generation WiFi-only model. It does not connect to my Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 mobile internet hotspot and other WiFi connections. However it connects to the hotspot of my iPhone SE model. ...
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No option to share internet connection with computers using wifi

I'm trying to setup a hotspot from my macbook. From Settings -> Sharing, when I try select Internet Sharing from my WiFi connection, there is no option to share with other computers using WiFi. I'm ...
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Setting up a Wi-Fi hotspot on iOS13 [duplicate]

I am trying to set up a wifi hotspot using my iPhone XR running iOS 13, which I wish to connect to using my Windows 7 Pro laptop. On the iPhone I go to Settings | Personal Hotspot and switch on, and I ...
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What is the easy way to get my wireless access point IP in OS Catalina

In the older versions of OSX it was possible to get your wireless AP IP address by pressing the option key and clicking the networking button on the top bar, they seem to of removed the AP IP from the ...
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Forget Wi-Fi network don't work on Catalina

The settings about “forget Wi-Fi network" isn’t working. I don’t like to remember the Wi-Fi networks I log into, but since I updated to Catalina my Mac can’t forget the Wi-Fi login settings. I did ...
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iPad fails to appear in Finder over Wi-Fi

I just updated my MacBook Pro (2018, 15") to macOS Catalina (10.15), and my 11" iPad Pro to iPadOS (13.1.2). Since then, I haven't been able to connect the iPad to the Mac in the Finder over Wi-Fi, ...
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Mac OSX roaming through APs

I recently solved this problem according to this How to enable faster WiFi Roaming with Mac OS X & Airport base stations , i still have the unanswered question: "Why OSX airport isn't configured ...
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Missing Wifi interface after upgrade to Catalina

So I took the plung and upgraded my Late 2013 Macbook pro from Mojave to Catalina. Everything else "seemed" okay apart from the fact that I had no wifi. The icon was greyed out. I tried all the usual ...
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iOS 13 WiFi Sync location

Previously (before iOS 13) I was able to attempt to begin a WiFi sync from my phone by going to Settings > General > Wifi Sync I no longer see that option. On my computer (currently on macOS 10.15) I'...
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Wi-Fi quit unexpectedly on MacBook Pro

I have a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display from mid-2014. For about a month now, every time it connects to a wi-fi networkI get an alert saying "Wi-Fi quit unexpectedly." or something of the ...
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Personal Hotspot not working over Wi-Fi on iOS 13

After upgrade to iOS 13 from 12.4, I noticed that personal hotspot isn't working anymore over Wi-Fi (via USB is ok). Tested on two computers with Win7. The PC can connect to Wi-Fi, but no valid IP (...
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Not able to connect to DB(Deutsche Bahn) Wifi on ICE trains using Macbook Pro?

When I try to connect to WiFi on ICE using MacBook Pro, I am not prompted with a WiFi login screen. This is however not a problem on my iPhone and other devices but persists specifically on my MacBook ...
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Will using Airplay with local files sent to AppleTV (2nd Gen) count towards data allowance from ISP?

I am considering getting a cheap AppleTV 2 just to stream local music and video files but have not found a clear answer if Airplay will use my monthly ISP data allowance. Thanks
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iPhone 8 totally freezes when trying to connect to WiFi

I have an iPhone 8 Plus that completely freezes when trying to connect to the internet. In an emergency situation, this is really unacceptable (I can't even power off the phone to reboot it, it ...
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Differences between the three Ask to Join Networks settings in iOS 13?

Before the release of iOS 13, when navigating to Settings/Wi-Fi/Ask to Join Networks there were two options listed: On/Off. The idea was that if this setting was enabled, if the iOS device in question ...
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I don't get group texts with cellular data off

I have an iPhone 6 running iOS 12.4.1. I have a paltry data plan ($$$), so I've turned off iMessage in Settings -> Messages. iMessages show up in blue in Messages app; regular text messages show up ...
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Macbook Air 2017 unable to connect to wifi networks with different country codes

I just got a used Macbook Air for a pretty good price, but it has problems with wifi. The previous owner said it would connect to some networks, but not others. It connected to my phone hotspot just ...
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How does a Mac choose between Wi-Fi and Ethernet to work with? [duplicate]

My Mac is connected via a 1GBit Ethernet. However, from time to time I do turn on WiFi and let it connect, typically because I need to use AirDrop etc. When I'm done with AirDrop I usually turn the ...
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My macbook air mid 2011 no longer connects to 5g WiFi

My Macbook Air 2011 could connect to a 5g wifi network before but now, my Macbook won't connect and it showed an error message that says could not join wifi network. The wifi network worked fine for ...
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Can I change the WiFi card on Macbook Pro 17" (Early 2011)?

I am having an issue with my very old Macbook Pro 17" which is the early 2011 model and would appreciate any advise to that end! The wifi works only rarely and it just gets disconnected all of a ...
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AirDrop over Access Point BLE/WiFi Mesh

Would it be possible to set up a BLE mesh so that IPhones and Macs could pair to the mesh, initiate AirDrop, and use the access points as wifi repeaters (or just run the data through the existing ...
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WiFi constantly taking over control on my iMac

I am using an iMac Pro running 10.14.6. I am connected to the NAS with a 10Gbit network connection. When I go to transfer large files to the NAS I check iStats Menu and notice that the WiFi connection ...
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How do I stop Time Machine swamping my wifi network?

I use Time Machine to back up my MacBook Air to a Synology DiskStation NAS. This works fine, but because of the layout of my home I have to connect to my home network wirelessly. This means that when ...
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Client isolation while using Internet Sharing over WiFi

I'm using my iMac as a WiFi router, I have a ethernet cable plugged in and sharing internet to my other devices using it's WiFi card. It creates a WiFi network (infrastructure mode) and I can connect ...
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Weird Wi-Fi related issues affecting “Now Playing”, media keys and the Maps app

This is my first post here because I'm out of ideas. I'm running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 on a MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2018, i9, 32GB RAM, Radeon Pro 560X. I believe all of the following symptoms are ...
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iPad doesn’t know it is online unless connected to a hotspot from my mobile

My iPad 6 (running 12.4) doesn’t seem to know it’s online. I inherited this iPad from my dad (who had no troubles with it, though I’m not sure he’d notice) and reinstalled it as my own. But things ...
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Why can't my iPad connect to any other machines on the same LAN?

I had an old iPad 2 lying around and decided to fire it up to test out a webpage I was making on my computer. Both devices are on the same LAN, connected using the same wifi ESSID and on the same ...
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How to check status of Wi-Fi adapter through command line?

I read a few stacks on the internet but command line was used only to turn Wi-Fi on or off, but none of them to check the on-off status of Wi-Fi. Any possible way to check status of Wi-Fi adapter on ...
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Are these results of arp and ifconfig normal?

After finding my virus's on my Android phone I'm attempting to secure everything. I believe my Mac is infected at the recovery partition and reinstalling does no good. I need help going through some ...
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Route with /etc/hosts on computer to computer network

Is it possible to change the /etc/hosts file so that the routing is used when a peer to peer network is created, for example, in my /etc/hosts file, I have thisismylaptop.com mapped to 127.0.0.1: 127....
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iPhone 7 - how to maximalize hotspot quality and stabize it

I use hotspot in my Iphone 7 for playing computer games. Ping is really important in Counter Strike, so i would like to stabilize my connection. Sometimes there is packet loss ~5%/10% and ping jumps ...
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Is there an existing hack to play audio on someone’s iphone as a prank?

I have this old iPhone 5c which I believe isn’t supported anymore, doesn’t get updates, leaving it’s security vulnerable, I imagine. This morning while browsing a distorted voice came from the 5c. It ...
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Old phone won't connect to new XS hotspot

I have an odd situation, I recently purchased an iPhone Xs and for some reason, my older Moto G4 cannot connect to the XS's hotspot. What puzzles me is that other phones can connect to my Xs without ...
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macOS 10.12.6 airport commandline utility does not work

I'm trying to use the airport utility in Terminal to set a USB WiFi adapter into monitor mode. I have linked the airport for convenience: $ ls -l /usr/local/bin/ | grep airport lrwxr-xr-x 1 root ...
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Using an expired SIM card in Airplane Mode

I have iPhone 6S. My mobile phone and data plans are with Ting, a US-based mobile virtual network operator that uses the framework of the US-based Sprint Corporation telecommunications company. I'm ...
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Did someone hack me? [duplicate]

I was on a public Wifi. When I returned home, reconnecting to my network, a panopli of numbers appeared on the network for 3 seconds. Then my network went after that. Going on google, I received a ...
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Poor WiFi Performance on iPhone

When migrating to a new router I remarked my iPhone (7Plus) had lousy TX performance compared to the other 80211.ac Apple devices connected to the same wireless SSID as revealed in below screenshot: ...
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iMac receiving Mail, connected to wifi but no other connectivity

I have a 1 year old 28" iMac. Worked perfectly until last week. Says it is connected to home wifi network but other than Mail being received, nothing else wifi related will work (safari, firefox, can'...
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After unused for a while, MacBook Pro can't access internet and gets the spinning ball of death

Here are my stats and a brief summary of the problem: MacBook Pro 15 inch Touch Bar 2018 (MR932. Core i7 2.2 GHz, 16 GB, 256 GB, Radeon Pro 555X) running Mojave v10.14.6. Sometimes after unused for a ...
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My MacBook Pro keeps disconnecting from a working wifi network. Genius can't figure it out. Any ideas?

The wifi is fine. My MacBook just disconnects. As soon as I click back on the network, it immediately connects again. It is just disconnecting from the network. I have disconnected every peripheral, ...
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WiFi cycles on and off constantly

2017 MacBook Air running OS X 10.12.6. 1.8 GHz processor 8 GB memory The wifi switches on and off every few seconds: one second on, three or four seconds off. (Note: I don't mean that it drops the ...
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Hide SSID from the list of available wifi networks in macOS?

Is there any way to hide particular SSID names from the list of available networks? Below command gives list of wifi networks, /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/...
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Must disconnect then reconnect to wifi otherwise it times out

My MacBook Pro, Mid-2015 w/ Retina Display, running macOS Mojave 10.14.6, very very frequently times out when it tries to load web pages. It says it's still connected to the wifi network, but the ...
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How to turn off connections when MacBook lid is closed

I have a friend who wants his connections (WiFi, Bluetooth, ext...) to turn off when his lid is closed. He doesn't want to change a lot of settings (sleep mode, turning it off manually ...). Is ...
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How to change bluetooth frequency for magic mouse 2

Sometimes my Magic Mouse does not work when Wi-Fi is on! When I turn Wi-Fi off, I can move it again! MacBook freezes frequently and it really drives me crazy! I guess it isrelated to the Wi-Fi, ...
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What Kernel extensions should be deleted to disable bluetooth?

A client needs to completely disable bluetooth. The most basic level (aside from physically disconnecting the antennas or removing the airport card) seems to be disabling the kernel extensions. I ...
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Problems with network connection after switching USB LAN hub (despite using wifi connection) [duplicate]

I have a 2018 MBP running 10.14.x I had it connected to a thunderbolt / USB-C to ethernet hub, this model. Which i was using as a USB hub and ethernet adaptor. I recently moved desks and started ...
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Force Sidecar to use usb connection

macOS Catalina has a feature where you can use your iPad as a secondary display for your Mac. I have a Macbook Pro 2016 and a 10.5 inch iPad Pro 2017. Both are officially supported for the latest ...
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Will I be able to use cellular data when i'm connected to another device via WiFi Direct?

If a phone is connected to another device through WiFi direct, will that connection prevent the phone from using cellular data? Edit: An iPhone is connected to a dash cam using WiFi Direct (the dash ...