Questions tagged [wifi]

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

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Can't share ethernet connection of college ethernet on Mac - but can do it on windows without problems

I'm trying to share my college dorm ethernet connection of my Mac over the WiFi of the laptop with internet sharing in MacOs. Previously, I used a Windows pc and could switch on "Hotspot" in ...
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Big Sur 11.1: AppleScript to Automatically Change Wi-Fi Networks

So, like a user reported here on Stack Exchange, the built-in "networksetup" command in terminal is pretty unreliable at times. It's slow, and I've found for some reason dot1x never actually ...
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Are there any tweaks for port forwarding a mobile hotspot connection?

I'm currently using an iPhone 6s jailbroken with unc0ver. I also have an unlimited plan from AT&T, if that matters. I'm using tetherme to unlock tethering, and use it to connect to the internet on ...
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Macbook Pro reconnecting WLAN approx. every hour

I have two almost identical Macbooks Pro (MacBook Pros?) on my desk: Macbook Pro 2019 with 10.15.7 Macbook Pro 2018 with 10.15.7 I have an expensive router with a very stable connection on all ...
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Access Point Roaming

A building has two APs (Access Points) named Bob & Mary. An iPhone / iPad is configured to use both APs. Is there a setting to enable the phone to hop to the other AP if its signal is ...
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Any restrictions on Apple devices that stop connections to local network devices?

I'm a developer (I should properly know this) but are there any settings/restriction features across Apple Products (iOS, macOS, iPadOS etc.) that disallows connections to local networked devices? I ...
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Trying to pair led panel with Iphone

This is a bit of a wild one. I have an led panel which can connect via 2.4ghz to a dedicated remote. I want to know if I can force my iphone to connect to that panel, then connect it to a smart app (...
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Macbook keeps disconnecting from hotspot Wifi, which works well

I've been having this problem for months, and I finally need help. I found other topics on connection problems, but not quite the one I have. When I'm at home I use a Wifi hotspot from my Android ...
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Why is my iPad unable to determine location with some hotspots?

If its connected through a connected chain looking hotspot, it can determine my location? What’s the reason? Also I’ve searched and found out that the connected chain looking hotspot is only created ...
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MacBook Pro can't see my android phone WiFi hotspot

My MacBook Pro pro can't see my Android phone wifi hotspot, when I got the phone new the MacBook was seeing the hotspot and I was connecting to it but after some months it stopped seeing the network. ...
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Is there any USB Network Adapter available for Mac?

My macbook 14 wifi sometimes doesn't connect with router or my mobile hotspot. I bought a usb wifi adapter but I couldn't find its drivers for macOS Big Sur 11.1. I searched the internet but couldn't ...
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Slow safari download speed with MacBookPro (Wifi and Lan)

As the title indicates I have huge problems when I want to download files with the Safari web browser. I have a MacBookPro late 2013 with macOS Catalina (10.15.7). I have to say that we basically have ...
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Move network profiles to different network location

I had a little problem in the last weeks because I have to use a static IP address at my work network which caused me problems using my MacBook at home. Now I just found out that macOS offers a ...
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Why I'm unable to do backup on an iPhone 7 from a hotspot network given by iPhone 5 SE?

I have iPhone 5 SE and from it I give hotspot to my computers and other phones. On other devices it works fine, even for all the purposes it works very fine for iPhone 7 too. But when I get backup ...
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How do I know if my iPhone device is using WiFi 6

I have an iPhone 11 and a new Ubiquiti UniFi 6 Lite AP. I can’t see any way to know from the phone (or the AP) if the phone is using a WiFi 6 connection or not.
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Apple TV crashes internet upon startup for 5 minutes

We just got the Apple TV 4K and are having a weird problem. When Apple TV is plugged in and setup and we turn on our TV (Samsung), our internet completely crashes. After about 4-5 minutes everything ...
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How to configure a route on an iMac's Wi-Fi interface?

I am terrible at network routing. I have an old Squeezebox SB3, whose Wi-Fi card failed some years ago. I removed the WI-Fi card, and it has gathered dust for a while. I am trying to resurrect it. It ...
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How to tell if my iPad is connected to WiFi using WPA3, WPA2, or no security at all?

In Settings > Wi-Fi, I tapped the i-in-circle info icon to get details on a network connection. But I did not notice any mention of what encryption might be in use.
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Unable to ping DNS any external IP address after reformat and fresh installation of macOS Catalina

I have just completed a reformat and fresh installation of macOS Catalina (10.15.7) on my 2012 Macbook so it can be passed on. The Internet is not working, though. An identical 2012 Macbook is ...
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Location Services not working on Mac Book

I am using a Mac Book Pro 13" 2020 Model with Mac OS Big Sur 11.1 Running. Recently i have noticed that no any location services based apps such as Find My, Siri, Maps can not be able to locate ...
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Mac won't open the website 192.168.1.1 (MacOS Big Sur) [closed]

I need to have access to the website 192.168.1.1 to connect to my wifi but I can't open this website on my MacBook only (I could access it on my iPad). I tried using google chrome, safari and ...
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Missing Wifi in iMac 2011

I recently re-built the iMac 2011 by taking it all apart, cleaning and adding new hard disk and fresh install of High Sierra. I am however unable to get any sort of wifi or even ethernet! This is ...
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Use DHCP for WiFi for all TCP/IP settings except default gateway

My Mac is connected via Ethernet to a router (with internet access through corporate VPN) and to home WiFi where all my devices live in. So I want my Mac to get all TCP/IP settings for home WiFi via ...
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iPad won’t connect to some apps online

iPad Pro (11-inch) (2nd generation) on 14.2 (18B92) gives a "cannot connect" error on many apps, but not all. It will connect to: Local WiFi. Stack Exchange. Mail. Safari. App Store. It ...
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What are all these network devices on my Mac? [duplicate]

I have a 2019 iMac (running Big Sur)with three physical Ethernet ports; one is the built-in port and two more are located on Thunderbolt devices I have attached. When I run ifconfig, I get two whole ...
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Does the new Airpod Max support lossless audio on wireless?

Earlier AirPods and AirPods Pro models send audio over 256kbps AAC. As I use Tidal HiFi (lossless streaming) and some offline flac/wav files, I still need to use wired headphones, and I need to get 3-...
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Failure to reconnect to networks on iOS

Since installing iOS 14.0 (now 14.2) my iPhone XS repeatedly fails to reconnect to my network after returning from being out of range (e.g., on a walk) and frequently loses the network connection ...
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Trouble turning off bluetooth completely on a trackpad

I have just gotten a new imac and bought a trackpad for it. I have connected the trackpad with a lightning cable to the keyboard. The whole idea is to have no wireless. Therefore the keyboard is of ...
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iMac 27" (mid 2011) self assigning IP

I have a problem with my iMac, that it keeps self assigning IP on WiFi and Ethernet. So far I've tried to Renew DHCP lease Typing the IP/submask/router IP/DNS manually (says I'm connected to the ...
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MacBook Pro mid-2015 froze, rebooted it and now it will not connect to wifi

My MacBook Pro mid-2015 froze, after I rebooted it, it could no longer connect to my wifi, I followed all the steps in this post: Macbook pro will not connect to wifi? But it did not solve the issue, ...
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Using automator or script to turn on wifi in case of ethernet cable failure, and vice versa?

For the moment, I have slightly faulty thunderbolt port on my 2013 mac book pro that I use to connect to the internet. My wifi works fine, but I prefer the increase in speed with the direct line. My ...
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Which method of hotspotting consumes the least power from the connected device?

When a MacBook Pro is connected to an iPhone's hotspot through USB-C to lightning, the MacBook Pro will automatically charge the iPhone. This consumes additional power from the MacBook Pro's battery. ...
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Wifi Tx rate in airport and speedtest cli upload/download speeds are drastically different

When I run airport -I or opt click my wifi icon, it says my wifi Tx rate is around 700 Mbps, but when I run the speedtest-cli command, it says my upload speed is 20 Mbit/s and download speed is 30 ...
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Ethernet connection gets self-assigned IP when Wi-Fi turned on?

I've been having this issue consistently since upgrading my MacBook Pro (late 2018) to Catalina where if I have Wi-fi turned off, my ethernet cable plugged in, and I restart my machine; upon ...
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5GHz WiFI speed much slower than on 2.4GHz on my Macbook air 2017

I just setup my new Xiaomi WiFi MiRouter 4A gigabit edition router but my Macbook has only 3MBs speed of uploading while on 2.4GHz speed is 60MBs. Also on iphone and other devices is almost 200Mbs ...
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When connected to two networks, can I tell my iMac to use a specific network for a certain application?

I run Spotify on wifi network "Production Internet". As the name implies, that network has internet access. I'd also like to run Audiofusion SoundCaster over a separate hardwired network ...
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How do I auto connect to wifi upon reboot without logging in again?

I am currently running macOS Big Sur on a 2016 mbp. I would like for the wifi to automatically connect whenever I reboot. I'd like for this to happen because I SSH into the machine when the laptop lid ...
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Wi-Fi constantly slow on MacBook! How to fix?

My MacBook 12" (Macbook 12 2015 Macos BigSur). I also had the problem in Catalina. I have made a clean install, and it didn't help. It experiences slow Wi-Fi connections constantly! I cannot use ...
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Connect MacBook Pro to Smart TV wirelessly

I have a MacBook Pro running High Sierra 10.13.6. In my house I have two Smart TVs: LG Smart TV with webOS Xiaomi Mi SmartTV with Android TV 9.0 I would like to wirelessly transmit the screen of my ...
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How can I prevent users on Mac from connecting to any WiFi networks and only connect to white-listed networks?

I want to make it so that the user cannot connect to any other network other than the specified network. I know I can do this with GUI by removing preferred networks, but this way, I will have to do ...
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Iphone keep getting “Incorrect Wi-Fi Password”

Something strange happened to my little iphone 6s. This morning, everything was alright, wifi connectiong was perfect. I went on google and searched some info, send 5 photos to a friend through social ...
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Will ext4 formatted disk configured as Time Machine over SMB be recognised as Time Machine disk when directly attached?

I've bought a new router (LinkSys WRT32x), flashed OpenWRT onto it, and set it up as a NAS server with a disk attached (formatted in ext4 because OpenWRT is a Linux distro). I have the disk recognised ...
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I found all my emails into my brother's icloud settings

6 months ago I was surprised when my brother could connect to my wireless network without giving him the wifi password. We live in two completely different cities and I just moved to that house ...
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All applications cannot open unless Internet is off

I'm running macOS Catalina 10.15.7 and today I have a problem with starting up programs. If I try to open any application from the Dock, it'll bounce forever, and in some cases freeze the screen ...
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Why is my attempt at downloading Big Sur failing?

I am currently using a MacBook Pro 13" Mid 2018 with Touch Bar. Today macOS Big Sur was released and I tried to download it but it's getting stuck at 484.4 MB. Initially, it shows 16-17 minutes ...
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Trying to uninstall wifi hardware on MBP 2019 16". Previous MBP models method of .kext removal not working, or I can't find the right kext to remove

First post, after searching this site and others for answers. Hopefully someone here can help me and others reading this. Please don't judge, I bet it's not normal that someone asks how to BREAK their ...
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802.1X (WPA2 Enterprise) Wi-Fi connection disconnects at logoff

I have a configuration profile which I created using Apple Configurator 2 and have assigned payloads to configure SCEP certificate issuance Wi-Fi Profile using above certificate for a WPA2 Enterprise ...
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Is it safe to still use an iBook G4 on Wi-Fi?

I have recently bought an iBook to run a specific software. The machine is still pretty good but I was chatting with someone and they recommended not connecting it to Wi-Fi. Is there an issue with ...
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Cannot reset password using Apple ID

I got quite the headscratcher here... I'm in a password reset loop. I have been tasked with "fixing" my wife's MacBook. I'm a technical support engineer for SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD on the Windows ...
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Setting up / Troubleshooting Continuity-Camera

Symptom: Greyed-out 'continuity-camera' options: Take Photo Scan Documents Context: Catalina 10.15.7: Wired (ethernet) into network iPhone IOS 14.1: Bluetooth indicates connected to Catalina, wifi ...

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