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

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WIFI slow on macbook air, not on macbook pro

The wifi is very slow on my macbook air and iphone, my partner has no problems at all at his macbook pro. We have two channels we can connect to (4G&5G) I've read the other Q+A's on this forum ...
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Access specific URL fails on Ethernet but WiFi okay

I have an odd issue. When trying to access the URL niqopods.online and connected through Ethernet, I get a "Server not found" (Safari, Chrome, Firefox). This is the only URL I know of that does not ...
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“Enter exactly 64 heaxdecimal characters” for WiFi Password

So I was having some issues connecting to a WPA2 WiFi network and a prompt showed up asking for me to "Enter exactly 64 hexadecimal characters". I was able to simply hit Cancel and simply reconnect ...
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Can iPhone back up to iTunes over wifi automatically?

I know that my iPhone 8 can back itself up to iTunes over wifi. It has successfully done so whenever I've manually hit the button in iTunes to back it up immediately. In iTunes the iPhone is set to "...
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How to create keyboard shortcut for WiFi toggle? [duplicate]

I want to create keyboard shortcut for Turning ON WiFi when it is turned OFF, and vice versa.
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Forget WiFi network without admin credentials

Is there a way to forget a WiFi network on MacOS without knowing the admin credentials?
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How can you diagnose when the Internet drops on macOS while Wi-Fi has full bar signal?

I have a 2018 Mac mini that I bought last August and I never had a problem with it. About a week or two ago I started having a problem where my WiFi stays on but I suddenly loose the internet ...
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WiFi connecting problem in 5GHz networks [duplicate]

I have a 2017 13” MacBook Pro Retina, model A1407, which doesn't even show my 5GHz WiFi connection. I tried so may times but failed. Other devices at home is working just fine with 5GHz network on ...
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Run a script to log in to WiFi upon connect

My school network have a captive portal. Using Google Chrome's "copy as cURL" seems to log me in using curl, but I want to automate this process so it happens as soon as the mac connects to Wi-Fi. How ...
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Intermittent disabling of hardware (Wi-Fi, Mic, possibly cell antenna) on iPhone 7 Plus

DISCLAIMER/NOTE First, I've been a long time iPhone user and I like to keep up on it's updates and I'm very familiar with this device. Likewise, my iPhone 7 Plus is my 3rd iPhone. I'm only ...
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WiFi issue brand new 16" MBP - self-assigned IP address

Brand new 16" MacBook Pro with a highly frustrating issue. Only one potential fix but only works temporarily. Any help is much appreciated. - Details I just received a 16" MBP today, and set it up ...
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How does Wireless Carplay Adapter work?

I am really interesting in buying a wireless CarPlay adapter (like https://carplay2air.com/). I want to use Carplay without the need to connect a Lightning cable. Before doing this, I would really ...
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MacBook Pro suddenly can't make file sharing connections

A very strange situation regarding network access to my home machines: I have 3 Macs on an internal network: Mac1: MacBook Pro, running 10.15.1, and, eventually, 10.15.2 (see below) Mac2: MacBook ...
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Pairing airpods to macbook causes wifi to disconnect

I've been trying to fix my wifi issues lately and nothing works until I figured out that it disconnects whenever I pair my MacBook (late 2018) with my airpods. Pairing with my BlueTooth mouse does not ...
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ARP cache seems to forget hostnames of other devices on the network

For the sake of this question, I'm trying to access the server from a MacBook Pro, running MacOS 10.15.2. I have a home server running Debian that I want to be able to access from both within and ...
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AirPort utility won't allow me to create a wi-fi network

I have an AirPort Time Capsule that used to work fine with my CenturyLink modem. The Time Capsule broadcast the wi-fi and was in bridge mode. But then I tried to add a guest network, for which I ...
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How to check if iPhone is sharing Wi-Fi network or Cellular data via hotspot?

Suppose I connect my iPhone (12.4) to a Wi-Fi network and turn on personal hotspot, which requires me to turn on Cellular. Now if I connect the Mac via lightning cable, I see "1 connection" in the ...
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How to connect at least 3 Wi-Fi at the same time?

I'm helping a friend with a MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) with macOS Mojave v 10.14.6, to activate and connect at least 3 Wi-Fi interfaces at the same time. First, a bit of context... We are in ...
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How to find out the network encryption type of a Wifi on iOS?

Is there any way to find out the network encryption type (e.g. WPA, WEP, etc.) of a nearby wireless LAN on iOS?
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Macbook is slow when connected to Internet!

Once I connect to Internet (WiFi) suddenly everything on my Macbook acts like it's frozen when opening Apps... and every app I try to open takes 20+ seconds! But as soon as I turn off WiFi or connect ...
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How do I add the wifi and bluetooth icon to the menubar programatically (from the command line)?

We have a large number of computers to set up and would like to add the wifi and bluetooth icons to the menubar. How can I turn these settings on via a shell script or command line instruction?
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How do I work with (minimize/resize/un-float) a captive portal?

Captive portals are those screen that float over everything while you're being logged into some network with terms of service (like a coffee shop or airport). The one I encounter regularly takes ...
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Annoying WiFi Issues with new MacBook Pro

I recently purchased a new MacBook Pro 13 inch 2017 model running on Mojave. I've had it for a couple of weeks now and it has worked fine, until few days ago when it started to present really annoying ...
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How to reset network to default? [duplicate]

I can reset network in OS without issue, but it still has a preferred network in recovery mode and automatically connects. How do I reset network completely? When searching preferred network list in ...
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Sharing iPhone WiFi connection

Is there any way to share an iPhone's Wifi connection via Bluetooth or USB? I know Windows PC's and MAC's can do this, but what about iPhones? Note: Please use text descriptions instead of images.
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Time Capsule first backup is slow (like a week to complete)

I haven't seen "my" answer to this problem so I am posting both Q & A here. I am doing initial WiFi backup of 265GB on a 16" MacBook Pro, running system 10.15.1, to a 2TB Time Capsule. I have ...
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I want to play audio from my Mac over WiFi speakers without having to install a bunch of apps

I'm probably overthinking this but here goes. Seems like all of the WiFi speakers I see for sale are pushing bundles of apps. Screw that. I want a 'dumb' set of wireless speakers. I don't want "smart ...
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Turris.omnia w/ Time Capsule via WiFi

I have a Time Capsule which I want to connect via Ethernet directly to a Turris Omnia. Better to say it is already connected. My MacBook is connected via my WiFi which is bridged w/ the LAN. If I ...
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Why does my DNS server not update when I switch networks?

When I switch WiFi networks, the DNS setting does not update. So, if the old and new DNS for the WiFi don't match, I have to open network preferences/advanced/DNS and clear the previous entry. That ...
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Is there a way to get the wifi password like on windows? [duplicate]

I'm just wondering if there's a way to get a wifi password from the system. I know you can do this on windows with netsh but i need to know what the osx equivalent as i forgot the password for my ...
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Many websites not opening from a certain WiFi connection

My MacBook air is not opening many websites from my smart phones WiFi hotspot, it opens all from other WiFi's and my smart phone's hotspot opens all in other laptops. It shows that the sites can't be ...
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Pinging Mac “computername” hits strange IP address

I'm using a MacBook Pro with Mojave 10.14.6. I had entered a computername in System Preferences, Sharing of (not really) mymacbk. I am using Frontier's FiOS service, whose router normally attaches "....
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Why is my phone seen as a hotspot, but not my iPad?

a picture: The phone is in the "Personal Hotspots" category, but the iPad is not. One notable difference is that the phone is always visible, even with the screen turned off, while the iPad needs to ...
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Sharing internet from Macbook Pro has a 5 device limit?

I'm trying to share the (wifi) internet connection from a 2019 Macbook Pro 15-inch on OSX version 10.14.6 (18G1012) using a USB Ethernet connector and the device's built-in WiFi chipset as my "router"....
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macOS Won't Show WiFi Login Page

When connecting to hotel WiFi, the WiFi login page doesn't appear on macOS. When trying to go to a standard webpage I get an error about my network connection. After reading a lot of documentation ...
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Connect to Raspberry Pi via Ethernet while connected to Internet via Wifi

I have Macbook Air with a USB-to-Ethernet adapter connected to an Ethernet cable that is plugged into the Ethernet port of a Raspberry Pi. When I turn off my Wifi, I can VNC/SSH into the Pi. However, ...
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Problem network WiFi WEP in Mac

The problem is: It connects me to a WEP network but it does not allow me to enter the internet, I enter the correct password (I know what it is) but it gives me the following error: The "XXXX" WiFi ...
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How to Disable Airport Sniffing?

when I run the command airport, it tells me it is sniffing: Sniffing on channel 1: airport en1 sniff 1 I have noticed that many log files are created in /private/tmp There may be some bad actor ...
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How to stop Wi-Fi debug logging in /private/tmp?

I am not sure why this is happening, but on my macbook macOS Sierra log files are being written to /private/tmp that look like this: wifi-11-25-2019__21:01:29.log wifi-11-25-2019__21:06:18.log wifi-...
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Manage iOS automatic connection to public Wi-Fi

I use Skype to make some international calls. This works well if I am at home/office and connected to Wi-Fi. However if I am on move, I prefer to turn off Wi-Fi to prevent connection to public Wi-Fi ...
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Official reason why Apple does not allow restricting iOS app's Wi-Fi access?

According to: Restrict an iOS app from using Wi-Fi internet https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-sold-in-china-has-a-unique-feature.2030268/ https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6645022 ...
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How to know if an iOS app does not access the internet via Wi-Fi or Cellular?

Is there a clear indicator that an app does not access the internet via Wi-Fi or cellular? For instance in the Settings App there is an entry for every app installed on iOS 13. There you find an app ...
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Can't connect to Internet except via a VPN [duplicate]

A couple days ago all of a sudden my laptop stopped connecting to the Internet. For instance, if I open the Chrome browser (64-bit version 78.0.3904.97) and enter in the url textbox: apple....
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How to troubleshoot network issues on macOS

I have a MacBook Pro running macOS Catalina and I've been having issues with the internet connection. Every few minutes (sometimes up to a few hours), all programs connected to the internet stop ...
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Can I check iPhone, iPad, Watch battery on Mac?

My goal is to have battery status of other Apple device on my Mac (preferably on menubar). I'd like to have a glimpse of the battery status of my iPhone, iPad, Watch, and Airpods. I'm a user of ...
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Does MacOS “load-balance” TCP when more than one interface is available? [duplicate]

If an iMac has both cat-5 and WiFi connections to the world, will MacOS use them both to optimize the overall speed? Or pick only the fastest for everything (since the ISP side of the modem is slower ...
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Macbook Air very slow Wi-Fi after High Sierra upgrade

I have a Macbook Air that has insanely slow Wi-Fi after High Sierra upgrade. A clean install of El Capitan and resetting the PRAM has the Wi-Fi working as normal. I get between 200-300mbps down. As ...
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IOS 13.2.2 Incorrect Wifi password

I have an iPhone with iOS 13.2.2. Until today, my wifi connection was totally normal. After I turned wifi off and back on again, it keeps saying "Incorrect WiFi password". I tried the following steps ...
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Trackpad stuttering when using Wi-Fi

I have a Mac mini (2011) and an Magic Trackpad that's been running fine for years. Starting this week, at seemly random times the mouse would start skipping about the screen whenever I tried to move ...
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Is there a way to disable sharing of Wi-Fi passwords/PSKs?

While Apple devices call them passwords, I am going to use PSK (Pre-Shared Key) throughout this question as it is more accurate. Please feel free to substitute password for PSK as you read if it helps....