Questions tagged [wifi]

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

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OSX Web Browsers Won't Load a Page

I have a 2013 27" iMac running 10.15.3 and for some recent over the past couple weeks if I leave my computer idle for several hours (usually 12+) when I get back to my desktop none of my web browsers ...
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Can't print with MacBook Air on a Wireless Printer

My printer is HP LaserJet M15A connected via USB to my router. Currently, I'm running on macOS Catalina version 10.15.13. I can see and add the printer under "Printer & Scanners" - "Windows" - ...
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Automatically Turning Wifi Off when Sleep

I want my Macbook to stay asleep and do nothing in sleep. It keeps waking up for all sorts of reasons and making notification sounds after midnight if I forgot to mute it after playing music. Because ...
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I can't set a HTTP-Proxy on my wifi anymore

Anyone have an idea how to fix this? I press save but still it isn't saved.. or being used?
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Why do I get this error: “The name of your computer is already in use on this network”?

For 5 years now this bug has apparently persisted with each version of OS X. I'm now on Catalina 10.15.3 and a much newer Mac. It is apparently WiFi related because disabling WiFi and using a wired ...
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Wi-Fi indicator disappearing when iPad connects to Macbook over usb

When I connect my iPad Pro to my Macbook Pro using a usb cable, for some reason the iPad loses its wifi connection. Why does this happen and how do I fix it? I tried to setup shared internet to fix ...
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iMac (El-Capitan) - Trying to make Wi-Fi as a priority over Ethernet

I am trying to prioritise Wi-Fi over Ethernet cable and have changes settings to Wi-Fi under service order but when I do the speed test on Chrome the internet is used from the cable which is only 3 ...
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Changing to manual IP causes no internet connection

I'm setting the same settings even same router/gateway but it always just disconnects me. Setting back to DHCP with manual address then it goes back to normal with internet. 192.168.1.3 is the ...
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Switching SIM cards or switching to a secret 2nd number

What would show up in my router logs if i was switching SIM cards or switching to a secret 2nd number . So far all I'm seeing is stuff like initp01md@apple.com, init.ess.apple.com oscp.int3x....
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Wifi causes Mac to stutter

This is an unusual problem. It had been two weeks since I had been on Catalina when something strange started happening. I will get to the strange bit at the end but the main problem is as follows. ...
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MacBook Pro: DNS works but not ping, http, or https

Approximately twenty hours ago, I shut down my MacBook Pro and got on a plane. At home, everything was working. Now, at my sister’s house, I cannot get anything in Safari nor by ping. Ping gets “...
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Can't find public network if here's an other, password protected one

I've got a weird problem with my 2019 MBP: it is not able to scan/recognize a public network XYZ, if there's also an other XYZ network that is password protected. Practical example: when I go to a ...
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Unreliable WiFi on MacBook: how can I measure how “unreliable” it is?

My MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) has WiFi problems. It sometimes takes 30 seconds to connect, and even once connected the WiFi will occasionally lock up and have to reconnect. I've also seen hints that, ...
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Anyway to block apps iOS iPhone from using Wifi-Network? [duplicate]

Wondering if anyway to block an application from using wifi network like i am able to restrict cellular data? specifically on ios iphone. Or what application could I use?
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How to Make Catalina Macbook WiFI Connect to Specific Access Point / BSSID

I need to connect to a semi-public WiFi (Optimum's WiFi for their customers) and I keep associating with the "wrong" access point. Here's the issue, I'm running Catalina on an 2018 MBP. Running ...
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“base msg struct error” on Wi-Fi connect

When I connect to any Wi-Fi network in macOS I get this error: There is no connection problem. My Mac connects successfully to the network. But I get this message every time. I have MacBook Pro 2019 ...
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Set different settings for different Wi-Fi networks [duplicate]

Can I set IP address manually on one Wi-Fi network and "Using DHCP" for another? So when I connect to the first one my mac uses static IP, when I connect to 2nd one - use DHCP. Edit 1. What I do ...
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Packets dropping and massive ping spikes at regular second intervals

Since two days ago I have started having severe issues with WiFi connections on my 2016 MacBook Pro. At a perfectly regular interval of around 1 second, I have (sometimes) packet loss but (always) a ...
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Why is this Wi-Fi problem happening to my Mac and iPhone constantly and how to fix it

I have a dual-band Netgear router, an iPhone 6 and a MBP 13" early 2015 (Both devices were on Beta tester OS but not anymore). When I try to connect to the 5GHz network from the router I end up ...
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Losing internet over & over again and still connected to wifi

I have a strange issue with my WiFi. I am losing internet (it seems connected, but seems not responding) over & over again after a while. And if I try to change the location in network settings, ...
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WiFi unable to turn on [duplicate]

WiFi is unable to turn on and connect to network. I have tried many options available on the Internet and nothing is working to allow my MacBook Pro to connect to a WiFi network. When in System ...
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Use hostnames from second network interface

MacBook Pro Mid-2015, macOS Catalina 10.15.2. Summary My Mac is connected to Wi-Fi and a wired LAN. Wi-Fi is the first in the Service Order in Network Preferences. There are some hostnames in the ...
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Connected to wifi but the pages are just loading (internet is not working) on my iPhone

About iPhone 6 12.4.4 Issue It is possible for me to connect to the wifi through setting >> wifi. After connecting, I tried using safari. The page is loading and loading and loading..... (never-...
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Can't answer phone call if connected with both ethernet and wifi

I have followed all the steps listed on: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT209456 Works fine if I'm only connected to either ethernet OR wifi, if I have both connections active (even tho they are the ...
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Network problems (maybe SSL) since macOS catalina

I'm currently on a MacBook Pro on MacOS Catalina (10.15.2 build 19C57) and everything has been going well for the last 3 years. But since almost 6 months, I have a very, very annoying problem: every ...
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How to stop WiFi “Looking for Networks…”

There's been a recent question asking about disabling WiFi at boot time. This is not that same question, but is related. I don't want to disable WiFi, but I would like to stop it from "Looking for ...
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Earliest way to disable wifi at login or boot

I'm running Catalina, and the OS will always turn wifi on at boot. I've been looking into methods to turn wifi power off when I login, and I've created a .plist: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-...
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How can I find which chipset the Airport wireless card on my MBP uses?

I'm trying to figure out whether my wireless chipset is capable of entering monitoring mode for passive network scanning or packet injection. How can I view the specific chipset information about the ...
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Raise maximum connection limit for Internet Sharing?

I’m using Internet Sharing (USB 10/100/1000 LAN → Wi-Fi) to give a tech demo of a web site, running locally on my machine, to multiple phones. I want to connect 15 phones to the shared network, ...
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Macbook internet speeds are slow; fine on other devices

I have Verizon Fios 50/50. For the past 2 weeks, my speed tests on my macbook pro were more like 5/5. After reading another comment about NordVPN, I deleted my wifi settings files and deleted NordVPN ...
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Apple Music can't obtain library

I have been experiencing the following: Leave the house in the morning with MacBookPro turned on from day before slightly/not use it until I got back home and then use it Problem: My Apple Music ...
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Can I change iPad wifi searching behavior?

I have a number of ipad kiosks throughout a building. We are using jamf for MDM. When we have network or wifi maintenance and the wifi is offline for a while (an hour-ish) I notice that some of the ...
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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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“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 Wi-Fi automatically?

I know that my iPhone 8 can back itself up to iTunes over Wi-Fi. 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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