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

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Airport Express bringing down the entire network?

I got a used Airport Express (2nd gen, the one that looks like a white Apple TV) to extend the wifi range of my Airport Extreme (the tall white monolith looking thing).* Express rear view for ...
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Intermittent wifi Mac Mini late 2012. Use USB dongle? [closed]

My wifi acts out some days the 5Ghz stops working for some reason. Have tries the NVRAm resets, SMC etc to no avail. I do not like to use the 2.4Ghz. I am using Catalina macOS. Has anyone been ...
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Why does OS X repeatedly prompt for certificate trust when joining WPA2 Enterprise WiFi

WHY does OS X always prompt for certificate trust when connecting to WPA2 Enterprise (EAP-PEAP in my case) networks, even if the certificate is already marked as 'trusted'? Even weirder.. if I delete ...
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If I was to check if a network service Thunderbridge or Bluetooth was enabled how would I do that it in terminal?

From Terminal, it lists that my MAC has six network services: Bluetooth DUN USB Ethernet Wi-Fi (also known as AirPort) Bluetooth PAN Thunderbolt Bridge and VPN My question is this: I want to ...
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Can't update to iOS 13.5 over hotspot [duplicate]

I've been trying to update my iPhone to iOS13.5.1. I couldn't find an option to update via Mobile Data (and apparently it's not supported), so I tried to create a hotspot through another phone and ...
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How to downgrade SMC firmware

I have a MBP 6.2. Some time ago (1,5 year I guess) I have installed latest Mountain Lion upgrade and my WiFi (airport) stopped working. Tried many options, spent lot of time on different forums, did ...
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MacBook Pro (Early 2015) Catalina bluetooth issues

My MacBook Pro 13" Early 2015 was working without any problems until I've updated it to 10.15.5 Under Bluetooth section in System Report there was "No information found" message. Tried ...
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AirPlay doesn't work when AirPort Exp. extends my network?

I have recently acquired an old first gen AirPort Express and wanted to use it solely for airplaying over to my old and amp. I tested configuring with it's own network and works fine. The problem is, ...
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How to correctly remove drivers of external USB wireless network adaptor?

I want to completely remove the driver of a TP-Link wireless network adaptor. I can't find any tips from TP-Link's official site. Is there a right way to safely and gracefully remove?
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Turn Wifi off/on with a single key?

Is there a way to assign the WiFi on/off function to one of the function keys like F4 that I otherwise never use? I assume Applescript would be required. However I may want to use a BASH script ...
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Why do USB connections kill my WiFi and what can I do?

I'm currently away from home and using my mid-2015 MacBook pro remotely, jumping between iPhone tethering and public (BT) wifi. Every so often my wifi drops out and can't connect (and occasionally ...
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Wifi connections stopped working MBP Catalina 10.15.5 (19F101) when combined with wired connection

Someone on the internet said, make a new Location. So I created a Location, called Docked by copying that. Every other device in the house including two MBPs connect fine to all three networks in ...
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Which internal WiFi cards are compatible with my MacBook Pro?

I have a 2017 15 inch Macbook Pro and just upgraded to fiber internet. I'm guessing a standard M.2 WiFi 6 card would be compatible with it like this one? https://www.newegg.com/fenvi-ax200ngw-pcie-...
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How to Know if Mac NIC is Dead or Dying

We have a home network which previously was perfect. We moved about six months ago, and our new place is a much larger Victorian house, with thick stone walls, and one of our Macs is having major ...
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iPhone XS - FaceTime: Switch to mobile data network despite strong WiFi

When I do a video call with FaceTime the phone switches to mobile data network despite strong WiFi permanently. This makes absolutely no sense because the connection is much slower. Sure, I can ...
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My iPhone 7 allows only one device to be connected to its hotspot at a time

Model - iPhone 7 iOS version - 13.3 My iPhone 7 allows only one device to be connected to its hotspot at a time. And there isn't anything in the settings that can be tweaked. Google search also doesn'...
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Macbook pro 15", late 2013: internet stopped working

I have a macbook pro 15", late 2013 with Catalina (10.15.4). It was working flawlessly until few hours ago, now internet won't work. I can't find any trace of hardware issue, the wifi card works fine ...
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Can you use 802.11u networks to trigger isExpensive mode in iOS13?

Could someone tell me if they have been able to get an iPhone to go into the isExpensive mode when its connected to an 802.11u network? My goal is to have a network that when a iOS13+ device connects ...
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Using Airport Express connected via Ethernet to extend Airport Extreme wireless lan?

I was wondering whether it's possible to use an Airport Express that is connected via Ethernet (using a powerlan/-line bridge-set inbetween) to extend an Airport Extreme network? Basically the two ...
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notification when in range of cellular signal, or graph or monitor cellular signal strength over time

Dream is to have iPhone notify me when I am back in cellular signal range. Standard iOS notification would be great. Sending a text or email would also be fine. However, any kind of monitoring and/or ...
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USB Ethernet to WiFi Internet sharing does not work

I have a Macbook pro retina 2012 running Mojave. I was using USB ethernet in my mac and sharing that as a wifi to my android phone. All was stable. Last week I had a partition error while I was ...
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How to find the currently connected network service from the command line?

I would like to find out which of the available network services (e.g. Ethernet or Wi-Fi) is currently active. In this screenshot from the Network Preferences, you can see that Wi-Fi is currently ...
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USB Hub affects WiFi only once every few weeks [duplicate]

It is documented that using certain USB C hubs. There even is an Apple support article that shows that this happens. Now that's okay—I've come to accept that some dongles just don't cut it when coming ...
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Do mobile devices vary transmission power based on signal strength? [duplicate]

Do mobile devices (e.g iPhone) typically vary transmission power according to the reception strength? e.g. Will my phone use more battery if I'm far from my router?
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Random network hangs on macbook pro 2010

I have a Macbook Pro mid-2010 13" running latest updates of High Sierra. The machine experiences random network hangs. This could be while browsing the web or copying files to a network share. ...
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How to test speeds and strengths of wifi from macOS?

I live in a house with multiple wireless radios and channels – some of which tend to be more reliable than others. I know that connecting to each one sequentially and then do a speed test in a browser ...
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How do you force a 5 GHz wifi connection?

Wifi networks are often set up in dual-band mode, with the same SSID served on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. I'd like to always use the 5 GHz band (due to interference with Bluetooth and other devices ...
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USB-C Dongles killing Wifi on 2016/2017 MacBooks – Who’s to blame?

I recently switched from my beloved MacBook Pro Retina (Late 2013) i5 2.6/16/512 to MacBook Pro (2017) Non-TB i5 2.3/16/512. I purchased what from the build-quality looked like a good USB-C-to-...
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WiFi constantly disconnecting on iOS 13.5 / iPhone XR

I have noticed recently that my iPhone XR quickly flicks from WiFi to cellular and back to WiFi (taking around 1 second) when I wake it. Sometimes this happens after the device is locked for less than ...
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Cannot connect to WiFi network. AssociationFailure on log records

I have an iPhone 6s. The WiFi connection for the router was OK until today. But now it says "incorrect password" when trying to connect to a secure network and "unable to connect" ...
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How to stop iPhone from listing Apple TVs as audio options during phone calls?

Over the past few months (possibly since installing iOS 13.2 back in October 2019 but I'm not sure) my iPhone has been listing my home Apple TVs as audio options when on phone calls. Normally when ...
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How to fix iPhone X + iOS 13 Slow Wifi?

How do I fix slow wifi on an iPhone XR (iOS 13.4.1)? The boss has an iPhone XR (iOS 13.4.1), and I have an iPhone 6 (iOS 12.4.5). The iPhone 6 gets 100% better Mbps throughput around my house. I have ...
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Is there a Shortcut app step for activating the Low Data Mode setting when opening an app?

What I am trying to achieve: When I open a movie app, such as Netflix or Shudder, I want the Shortcut app to trigger the Low Data Mode setting automatically, so that the current movie app is now the ...
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Deleting Wifidiagnostics file and others under private/var/temp and /folder on Catalina

Is it safe to delete the Wifidiagnostics file even though its in private/var/tmp? My understanding was that it's better to leave those folders alone in Catalina but I'm not that experienced a user. ...
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Network problems with a MacMini 2018

I am experiencing weird network problems with a MacMini 2018. At my home, I am connected through Wifi: No Problem. In a different house, I try to connect via Wifi, "impossible to connect". And it's ...
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Change Mac OS X Wireless Card Country Code

I have problem connecting to a wireless router using Mac OS X which is on channel 13. This is because there is some other router nearby which is broadcasting the US country code. The only way around ...
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how can I prevent conflict of wifi and ethernet

I have a 2018 MacBook Pro—retina, no touchbar, 13", two USB-C ports. I have a USB-C 'dock' with HDMI and three USB 3 ports. I want to use hardwired Ethernet to offload the wifi, but I don't want to ...
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IPhone 6 experiencing wifi issues

My iPhone 6 is updated to iOS 12.4.7 and is having a very weird issue with the wifi . So what happens is I put in the wifi password and connect it would connect normally but sometimes would not load ...
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Restrict an iOS app from using Wi-Fi internet

iOS allows you to restrict specific apps from accessing the internet when using cellular data. Is it possible to do the same when Wi-Fi is turned on? Is there any way to restrict an iOS app from ...
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WifiDiagnostics files filling up drive even with logging disabled

Since upgrading to OS X Catalina, I started getting disk full notifications. After some looking, I discovered the cause is ~400 MB files in /private/var/tmp like this: WiFiDiagnostics_2019-10-23_12....
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Internal MacBook Wi-Fi only working after Safe Boot

I am having very strange issues with my MacBooks Airport functionality. Sometimes I cannot get any networks to show up at all. I tried a restart but even after that the issues persists. I already ...
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Is it possible to pair iPhones to a specific bluetooth device or connect them to my Wifi network via NFC tags? [duplicate]

With the new capabilities of iOS 13's Shortcuts, I'm aware that events can be automated with NFC tags. However, can events be triggered by programming the tags for iPhones without having previously ...
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Mac OSX Cataline not rebooting when cannot connect to wifi

Several times I have had the experience that my Macbook Pro (13 inch, 2017, v10.15.5) will not reboot completely. The white progress bar gets very close to complete and then stalls. Each time this ...
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Why did I get incorrect wifi password pop up for unknown network on iPhone?

A few months ago my iPhone had a pop up saying 'incorrect wifi password' and telling me to enter the correct password, however it was for a network that I had never connected to or seen before. It ...
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MacBook is displaying the message “no hardware installed” when I click on Wi-Fi

I have a MacBook Pro 2009 running MacOS El Capitan. Recently the Wi-Fi has stopped working. When I click on the Wi-Fi icon it displays the message "No hardware installed", but Ethernet still works. ...
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How to print to USB printer connected to AirportExtreme via ethernet port?

I have a AirportExtreme router and a new AT&T Fiber router that comes with faster Wi-Fi. AT&T router <--ethernet-- AirportExtreme <--USB-- USB printer <--Wi-Fi-- MacBook ...
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Airport Time Capsule Third Generation Roaming connection with a Google wifi router

I am trying to make a internet configuration to improve my wifi in the whole house, but I don't want to switch between different wifi names, I have a Airport Time Capsule Third Generation, Google wifi ...
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Internet Sharing: restricted set of WiFi channels

I am using Internet Sharing since many versions of macOS to extend my Ethernet connection on the WiFi (or Airport) side. Until Yosemite, within Internet Sharing > WiFi Options… it was possible to ...
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Cannot ping IPv4 address, but IPv6 ping works

I have a Macbook and an Android device (Oneplus phone) on same network and the Macbook connects via USB LAN (or Wi-Fi), Android device via Wi-Fi. I detected the following anomaly: I can ping the ...
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Wifi not connecting after erasing hard drive on Macbook Pro 13" 2019

I just erased my Macbook's hard drive (under MacOS Catalina) with touch bar from 2019. When I turn on the computer I press cmd and R, the planet shows off and I've to select a network to connect to. ...

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