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

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WI-Fi Calling Notification keeps coming back

This notification keeps appearing on my Mac running Mac OS X 10.13.6 (17G65): I have: Clicked "Not Now" Clicked "Turn On" On my Mac: Turned off all notifications for FaceTime On my Mac: Logged out ...
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macOS Mojave - Get “Segmentation fault: 11” when trying to run airport

As the title suggests, when I run the command /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport en0 sniff 6 in Terminal where en0 is my Wi-Fi interface and 6 is ...
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Mac OS X - network interface preference defined by host domain

There are two network interfaces on my Macbook: an ethernet LAN and Wi-Fi, which are both DHCP-configured (albeit separately). I only need to access a limited number of hosts through my Ethernet ...
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If I log onto someone else’s WiFi on my computer, would they be able to see my personal files?

If I was at someone’s house and I log into WiFi using their email and password, could they see what is on my computer?
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Wifi losing internet connection (while still connected to router)

I am facing an odd issue on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. My wifi connection within the office is really messy now. Before I didn't have any issue for a few months. Furthermore wifi works perfectly fine ...
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How Do Macbooks Automatically Connect to Xfinity Wifi

I have a MacBook that has automatically connected to Xfinity hotspots ever since I logged into a friends apartment wifi years ago. They now live outside the US, so I doubt they still have an account. ...
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Airport Express with New Firmware 7.8 - Problems with connectivity and Airport Utility

I have multiple Airport Express which seem to have some problems since i have updated to the new Firmware (7.8) The Airport Express looses Connection very often (with the old Firmware this never ...
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What happened if I disable `Wake for Wi-Fi network access`? [closed]

I already read this Why does my WiFi disconnect when my Mac goes to sleep and this What is the “wake for wifi network access” setting in energy preferences?. Some answers contradict each other. Some ...
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Not connecting to sites intermittently

So, my Macbook Pro is connected to Wifi and I am getting around 70Mbps. But after every few minutes, it's like there is no internet available. Wifi is still connected but all the pages are not loading ...
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Extract data from an iPhone with broken screen

I have an iPhone SE with a broken screen. I want to extract the data from it so I can keep my photos etc. Though, there's a little problem. Since I can't unlock the phone with the passcode, and if I ...
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Not able to store Wi-Fi network passwords in keychain

A few years back I gave my laptop in to fix a charging problem, and though that was resolved pretty easily, when I got it back I seemed to be having problems with logging on to Wi-Fi. What happens is, ...
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VirtualBox Share Guest Internet With Host

Recently I've encountered issue with My MBP Mid 2009 Wifi Card so I bought USB adapter but the problem is that it has not compatible with Windows only So I somehow managed to Connect my Virtual Box ...
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Unable to connect to Snapchat outside of Home Wi-Fi

I've noticed that on my iPhone 5, Snapchat can only connect to the Internet when I'm in my apartment Wi-Fi. Anywhere outside of that, I receive the following message when I try to open the app. What'...
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Where is the Report

So High Sierra has this great feature called Enable WiFi Logging So I did (Option click on WiFi) Now, where is that log report so I can see it ? I think it is in /var/tmp but there are so many ...
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Issues with WIFI Authentification pages

I realized yesterday that I could not see authentification pages of some WIFI. I'm running High Sierra 10.13. Apparently to solve this issue I have to go to Keychain Access > Preferences > ...
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Automating wifi login

I have a wifi network that loads a webview on connecting that has fields for username and password and a login button. is there a way to automate the login process when that network is connected?
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Macbook Air WiFi Connection Timeout problem

I have a Macbook Air 13" Early 2014 with macOS High Sierra 10.13. The problem I have is that my Internet connection (Wi-Fi) keeps going off every 5 minutes or less. When I start my Mac, Wi-Fi works ...
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Trying to understand inconsistent web access

In a library with an iPad and a MacBook Pro (MBP) on unsecured WiFi. Websites in Safari on the iPad are showing no problems. On the MBP, Safari says “server unexpectedly dropped connection” for ...
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Internet Sharing: I just need a WLAN

I need to create a local WLAN using my MacBook Air's built-in network card (I need an IP network on this, with the MacBook being the router and WLAN clients being able to talk to it with its ...
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Mac suddenly not loading some web pages

Most websites (gmail, youtube, facebook, etc.) suddenly will no longer load on my mac, regardless of browser, when on my home network. However, some pages, like Amazon or soundcloud, still load ...
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OS X adds “incorrect” DNS servers “on top” of correct ones

OS X (latest version of High Sierra) is doing something strange when I try to connect to my campus wireless network. On a regular basis, it is adding an incorrect DNS server (10.0.0.255) "on top" of ...
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Airport Extreme problem between 2.4 and 5ghz networks

I have an Airport Extreme running the latest version of the software. All settings are pretty standard although I may have overriden the wifi channels. I have the 2.4 network and the 5ghz network with ...
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Slow WiFi/Ethernet on 2011 Macbook Pro

Wifi is terribly slow (between 1Mbps and 15Mbps) on my 2011 Macbook Pro running High Sierra. On all other devices, iPad, iPhone, iMac, PC it is above 80Mbps. Ethernet is slow as well. Sometimes I hit ...
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Unable to Airplay audio or video from MBP to Apple TV

Apple TV Gen 4 MBP early 2013 with Sierra (10.12.6) I'm unable to make the MBP switch from internal speakers to Great Room, the name of my Apple TV. I click Great Room, and after a moment of silence ...
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MacBook Wi-Fi automatically turns off and won't turn on again

I have a Mid 2010 MacBook Pro, running macOS High Sierra. Recently, the Wi-Fi suddenly stopped working and won't turn on again. I have tried these solutions: Removing AirPort config files from /...
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Fixed GPU-deactivation but Wi-Fi is not working and textmode remains

After GPU-defect Macbook Pro 2011 does not accept csrutil disable anymore (10.13.6) So… this worked quiet well. I was able to deactivate SIP with the stick. Then I realised that my OS and Start ...
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How do I disable Wi-Fi roaming? (disable autoconnecting to the strongest AP) [duplicate]

I can't find a way to disable Wi-Fi roaming on my Mac so I can connect to a specific AP and stay associated to it without roaming to the strongest AP. Is there any way I can do that? My MacOS version ...
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How to decrypt shared WiFi passwords?

With the introduction of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, a new feature was added: Sharing WiFi Passwords. This awesome and convenient feature comes with one draw back: The passwords are stored in ...
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Where are Wi-Fi passwords stored?

Are encrypted Wi-Fi passwords stored in /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.airport.preferences.plist? If yes, which string? I know we can view wireless passwords using the Keychain ...
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MacBook not getting internet access on district network

I'm the new guy at my school district's Tech Department and we have a closed network where only domained machines, and ones we add, can have wireless access. We've added my account and MAC address to ...
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Should I Trust a Certificate

Basically, my school is apparently having a network 'update' and are telling us to go to keychain access and trust a certificate. This is what they sent us. Exactly what will happen if I do this any? ...
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How does Apple achieve the all aluminium enclosure with RF on the MacBook Pro?

Since 2016, Apple has been able to make these laptops with no visible “window” of plastic or glass for RF signals to travel through. As an electrical engineer, I’m intrigued. If you look at older ...
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Proxy is configured (correctly, I guess). Appstore and Safari work fine. But network traffic on Terminal does not work

Set HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SOCKS, Streaming, Gopher to 10.11.0.1 and port 8080, with no username and password. And it works for Safari and App Store. And set the same entries to Firefox and it also works ...
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Problems with Bonjour WiFi on iOS devices

I have an app that uses Bonjour Wifi to connect to my iPhone app from an iMac. I also have 2 SSIDs. However the iOS app will work for some hours and then cannot connect to one SSID. If I toggle to the ...
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Wifi Adapter driver issue

Recently i've encountered wifi issue on my Macbook pro mid 2009 currently OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan so I bought external Wifi USB adapter but it is not working because of driver trouble(I installed ...
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AirPort - How to put accessories on a network using command line instead of AirPort App

I have an application where my application device starts a WAC(Wi-Fi Accessory Configuration). I then use either my Mac or iPhone to put that application device on a network. In Mac, I see my ...
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Can I share network access from Ethernet over WiFi?

I have 3 devices: A Linux server A MacBook An iPad I currently have no router. But, the Linux server and MacBook are connected by Ethernet through a switch. The MacBook and iPad are connected by Wi-...
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MacBook Pro Connects to Wi-Fi but not the Internet

I am on a MacBook Pro 2012 running macOS 10.11. Recently, I have been having a problem with my Wi-Fi. Specifically, whenever I disconnect from one Wi-Fi network and attempt to connect to another in ...
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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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Broken Wi-Fi and Ethernet - Reinstalling OS X El Capitan

Recently on my mid 2009 MacBook Pro, the Wi-Fi suddenly stopped working. I tried resetting NVRAM and SMC but to no avail. I thought it may be a hardware fault, but before buying a costly Airport card, ...
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AppleScript: complex script for WIFI login, getting time and launch screensaver

Experts! I'm new to apple script and struggling with its complexity...But maybe someone can help. The thing I want to do my iMac: The iMac is used to work as a HighEnd slideshow for an artist work. ...
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Can't connect my iMac G3 on Wi-Fi using Ralink RT2870 Wi-Fi USB stick

I'm trying to get my old iMac G3 with Mac OS X 10.4.11 to the Internet. I have a Wi-Fi USB stick, its model number is Sitecom WL-344. Its chipset must be Ralink RT2870 according to some Google search. ...
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How to debug iPhone slow/hung wifi network problem

PROBLEM I have a very strange problem: my iPhone network seems to hang every few minutes. It happens in Safari, Mail, News, Twitter, Tweetbot, YouTube, and other apps. Here are some ways it happens: ...
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iPhone X - Does wireless charging speed differ depending on the exact location of the iPhone on the charging mat?

Does the wireless charging speed differ depending on the exact place we put the iPhone on the charging mat? I mean, if I don't put the iPhone correctly on the charger, it won't start the charge. But ...
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use some apps on ethernet, others on wifi? [duplicate]

Is there any way to tell an application to use a specific network interface? I'Ve got the problem that iMessage and other apps need to run on the proxy-free wifi network while other apps such as ...
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A1355 time capsule setup

I have a wifi router and internet cable in my apartment connected to it. (Without provider modem) I got a time capsule and as soon as I have few apple devices I would like to use it. I have reseted ...
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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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MacOS 10.14 Mojave public beta captive portal Wi-Fi issue

I can not connect to a public Wi-Fi hotspot that does not require a password but instead shows a captive portal pop-up window. The pop-up opens blank with the error "The web page couldn't be loaded" (...
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Takes Long Time to Show Network List After Clicking WiFi Icon

For the last couple of years, it has taken a long time (sometimes as long as 30 seconds!) for the list of available WiFi networks to be displayed after clicking the icon at the top of the screen. I ...
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MacOS 10.14 Mojave public beta public Wi-Fi problem

I can not connect to a single public Wi-Fi hotspot that does not require a password but instead shows a pop-up window pointed to captive.apple.com The pop-up opens blank with the error "The web page ...