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

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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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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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Did Apple kill iCloud Keychain wifi password sync?

Wi-Fi passwords used to sync between my devices via iCloud Keychain, a wifi password entered on my MacBook would end up on my phone via the 4G connection, and the phone would automatically connect, ...
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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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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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Why is my Wi-Fi Process eating >2GB memory

Why is the Wi-Fi process taking so much memory? EDIT: Apologies, I should have clarified my question. I'm a web developer that spends most of his time developing apps locally. Not interacting with ...
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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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How can I stop my MacBook Pro from automatically sleeping when I lock the screen?

Whenever I lock my screen (via either the lock icon -> Lock screen or by using the Control+shift+eject key combination), my screen immediately turns off (not showing the screen saver), and the system ...
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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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Looking for a cheap Tally Counter that works over WIFI in pairs to count people in/out at an event? [closed]

I require 2 tally counters that work in Tandem. My needs are as required; I need 2 tally counters that must communicate with each other live – possibly over WIFI? For example, clicking +1 would ...
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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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Bootcamp Bluetooth mouse lagging when WiFi is enabled

The problem is very simple but the solution seems not so. I'm trying to work with my Bluetooth mouse in Bootcamp, but when WiFi is enabled, the Bluetooth mouse is lagging. I have read these and I ...
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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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MacOS Mojave 10.14.1 Captive Wi-Fi Problem

This is the same/similar to this one, but I'm running the final version of 10.14.1. I can make the problem go away if I remove the following files from /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/: com....
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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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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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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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iPhone turns off wifi when Lock Screen Active is a bug or a feature?

I'm using iPhone 7, iOS 12.1.4. Recently I notice that people can't call me via FaceTime me when I lock my iPhone, so it turns out the Wifi is only connected when the screen is on. I googled it a bit: ...
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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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Forcing the wifi password entry dialogue to display

When the administrator of a wifi network changes the network password to something new, previously associated devices that have the old password saved will no longer be able to connect until they re-...
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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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Wi-Fi taking up lot of memory

Since the last major upgrade to macOS Mojave, I have the Wi-Fi process taking up a lot of memory and in an exponentially way. Time to time I need to force quit it in Activity Monitor because it takes ...
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Wi-Fi process using up to 16GB of memory [duplicate]

Sometimes when I switch Wi-Fi network or connect to a VPN via Global Protect the memory usage of /System/Library/CoreServices/WiFiAgent.app shoots up and my fans go mental. Why? This screenshot is ...
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Wi-Fi on MacBook Air only works within 10 feet of router

The Wi-Fi on my MacBook Air 11″ 2011 only connects within 10 feet of the router. Other Air works over 45 feet away. Happened after upgrade to Yosemite, now 10.10.3. Card Type: AirPort Extreme (...
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Sleeping Apple Devices Responding to ARP Requests for the Default Gateway

Hoping to get some insight regarding a bizarre issue that is being seen at a few of our networks, as well as others (based off reddit and NANOG posts). The short story of what is happening is that ...
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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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Mac connects to wifi while sleeping in backpack?

At university I added a few documents to my print queue. A few minutes after I got home with my laptop still in my backpack, my printer mysteriously printed exactly two pages of the document I added ...
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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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Do iPhones use active scanning to find Wi-Fi networks when Ask to Join Networks is off?

I'm looking into security holes in my daily life, and I ran across an article that says that most devices broadcast their MAC address continuously. I'm wondering if that applies to iPhones (and other ...
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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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Wipe all WiFi settings from MacBook

My old MacBook has come out of retirement after about two years turned off. It connected to my WiFi but the browsers complain it's insecure and might be connected to servers pretending to be the ones ...
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How can I test that the antennas in Macs are all connected and working?

I'm a technician repairing Macs every day and I test the Macs after repair (laptops and desktops) . So what I do is a functional test of the Mac by logging in to macOS and testing everything: camera,...
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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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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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Limit what a tethered iPhone internet connection can be used for

I have various background services running on my Mac which use quite a lot of bandwidth: Google Drive, a couple of OneDrive sync programs, iCloud sync, Dropbox, and Backblaze for a general backup of ...
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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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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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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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Mojave 10.4.3 WiFi problems

I updated to Mojave 10.14.3 last weekend at home. When I brought my MacBook Pro into the office Monday morning it showed it was connected to my office network, but there was no connection. I restarted ...
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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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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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DNS servers aren't specific to network?

On my Mac, I am trying to set my DNS servers so that they are 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 at my house, while at school they are the router default (they block google's public DNS) How can I set up my DNS ...
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How to disable certificate transparency check in macOS Mojave(10.14)

In macOS Mojave, certificate transparency check is enabled. Because the OS terminates all TLS connections that doesn’t use transparent certificates, macOS Mojave cannot connect to WPA2 Enterprise ...
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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 ...