Questions tagged [wifi]

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

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Set Mac to use Wifi for Internet, Ethernet for local file transfer

Is there a way to make my Mac always choose Wifi for Internet browsing, and Ethernet for local network browsing and file-sharing? My Wifi Internet download speeds are approaching 100Mbps, but 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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Websites do not load occasionally

I've bought a new macbook air 17 several months ago and often it stops to load websites. It can happen at any moment on any website: loading line freezes somewhere at the beginning. (Waiting doesn't ...
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Can't send or receive MMS on iPhone 8 Plus on Verizon if on WiFi calling

An iPhone 8 Plus can't send / receive MMS messages (i.e. non-iMessage group messages) when on WiFi calling on Verizon - it just sits with the progress bar when trying to send and then eventually fails....
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2018 Mac mini random restart problem

Over the past couple of days, my 2018 Mac mini has been randomly restarting/shutting down after I’ve stopped using it. When I power up my Mac mini, it says that it’s been restarted because of a ...
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Apple keyboard of mac book air running Catalina 10.15.4 unresponsive on login

Mac book air(2019) key board running Catalina 10.15.4 is unresponsive on login when connected to the internet via Wifi. Keyboard accessible if internet connection is interrupted. Otherwise the ...
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Wifi gets disconnected when connecting to VPN via Cisco AnyConnect Client

I have a Macbook Pro 2017 model. Whenever I try to connect to VPN via Cisco AnyConnect Client, my wifi gets disconnected. I have to again restart my router and try with the Cisco client again. In 2-3 ...
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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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Cannot Connect to local HTTP Servers - Synology

I have a network including multiple machines - PCs, Android, iOS, Mac devices and a Synology. My mac is running Catalina 10.15.4. Everything connects to the Synology fine except the Mac over http or ...
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Bluetooth/WiFi cannot be turned off in control Center on iOS 13.4.1

I don’t know if this has been talked about in the past, but I’m new to the iPhone, so I’m not sure how this works. When I toggle the WiFi or Bluetooth off on the control Center, it shows a message ...
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iOS MAC address randomization for personal hotspots

On my friend's iPhone (not sure which one but presumably a recent version) when she creates a personal hotspot, there's a program running on her computer that scans all WLAN networks around it and it ...
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Optimize AirPort Extreme Performance [closed]

I have an AirPort Extreme (latest model) that I got about two years ago. It’s generally pretty fast, but I would like to try and get more performance out of it if I could. I have a Wi-Fi Extender ...
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Mac won’t get connected to internet even it has signal

My MacBook Air 2018 won’t connect to the internet even I’m using the same WiFi net on all my other devices and they work well. It started after I deleted some daemon files that were signaled as ...
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Connect Bluetooth keyboard to Mac from log in

Somehow, my wireless keyboard disconnected from my computer. Now, when I try to log in, I can’t because my keyboard isn’t connected. I replaced batteries, held down button and restarted my computer ...
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Creating a static route through a specific interface

My problem involves a High Sierra Mac Pro, a NAS and an old house. Things are like this: Mac Pro and NAS sit close together, and are connected via bonded Ethernet through a switch allowing for ultra-...
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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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Slow file transfer from & between iMacs

I have a problem with slow file transfers from & between 2 iMacs which I'm hoping you can help with. iMac27 is a 2009 with 12Gb RAM & a 1Tb HDD running High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac24 is a 2007 ...
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WiFi slow on MacBook Pro but not on other devices

I am using a 15" and a 13" MacBook Pro with these profiles: They're both connected to the same wifi network and they're at the same distance from the router. Problem is that the 15" has a slower ...
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How to send photos from iPhone to Windows PC without cable and Internet

I am trying to send the pictures (and videos) I have to my Windows PC, but don't want to upload them to any cloud services. I cannot use USB because there is a problem with the socket. I can only ...
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Macbook failing to connect to 5GHz networks

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) running on MacOS 10.14.3 (18D42) and since some time I have been unable to connect to any 5GHz WiFi networks while 2.4GHz networks from the same ...
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Wi-Fi Service not displayed in the “Add Service” option list in Macbook Air

The problem I am having is similar to this one. The thing is that all the answers says I should run Apple hardware test. I tried that, the "press D" boot and the "press Opt+D" boot. In both cases, ...
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Device name in network has a number in parenthesis and it is incrementing

My iPad's name used to be Behdad's iPad for many years, but a few days back, it was automatically changed to Behdad's iPad (4) and when I manually deleted the number, it was soon changed to Behdad's ...
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Can I connect my Time Capsule wirelessly to my mobile router?

I've just received a router with my new internet access. This router is wireless only and therefore has no ports except for power. How can I connect my Time Capsule to this router now that I can no ...
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Trying to restore to factory setting but cannot install mac OS Catalina

I'm using a Macbook Pro retina 13" 2018. First, I was trying to restore the factory setting. I followed the instructions in many website and reach the internet recovery page where there is a globe and ...
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How captive.apple.com is used by non-Apple devices?

Every time, I try to use my hotel's WiFi network, at some point of loging-in to it, I see that my browser (or WiFi connection pop-up) is redirecting through serie of websites, among which I can ...
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AppleTV Gen2 will connect to unsecured wifi, but not WPA2

I have an old AppleTV Gen2 that's decided it doesn't like secured networks. I can connect just fine to an unsecured network, but the moment I enable WPA2 the appletv fails to connect with the infamous ...
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How to set up Time Capsule in wireless bridge mode?

I can't find any clear, step-by-step instructions on how to set up a Time Capsule in wireless bridge mode. Eg, how to disable its routing functions and set it up as a switch/repeater connected ...
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MacBook Pro won't connect to Wi-Fi, with correct password. Error: “The Wi-Fi network requires a WPA2 password”

I'm trying to connect to my home Wi-Fi. When I enter the correct password, I get the message "The Wi-Fi network requires a WPA2 password". I verified the password is correct in my router configuration....
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Macbook Pro 16" 2019 limited to 100 Mbps upload on both ethernet and wifi

I have two Macbook Pro 16" 2019s (one for work, one for myself), an iPhone 11 Pro, and two linux desktops. My internet is symmetric gigabit fiber. The iPhone gets 500 Mbps up, 500 Mbps down using wifi....
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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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Need a script to connect to wifi based on user logged in

I know nothing of macs, just windows, but I need a script to connect to a specific wifi ssid based on the currently logged in user. Is this possible? This is not a school project; I need this for my ...
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Repeatedly slower internet on Mac only - fixes work temporarily

My internet connection speed (wifi) keeps slowing down on my Mac. I usually get 250mbs, but it'll slow right down to about 20mbs, only on my Mac, and when I do a speed test with other devices on the ...
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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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Is the Macbook Pro limited to about 800Mbps of 802.11ac Wifi?

I have a 2014 Macbook Pro and have a 2020 Macbook Pro from work. If I Option Click on the Wifi icon on the taskbar, they both showed 802.11ac and Tx of 780Mbps or so most of the time. One time it ...
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802.11 physical mode in command line

How can I find which 802.11 protocol (e.g. 802.11ac) my network card is using from the command line? This provides several ways of doing this using GUI utilities, but I want to be able to do it ...
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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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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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Disabling internal wifi and use a USB wifi card with an iMac?

My wife has an iMac with these specs: 27" Mid 2011 OS X El Capitan 10.11.16 Intel i5 iMac12,2 15G22010 Its been having problems with its internal wifi card, where it will be working fine and ...
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Retrive saved wifi password from iPhone 6 [duplicate]

Is there a way to find out the password of a saved wifi network from an iPhone 6 running 12.2? This sending/sharing the password doesn't seem to work on this version. I have no access to the router. ...
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How can I force iOS Mail to download the entire email every time?

I have a Wifi-only new iPad, which uses an Exchange-type account for my Gmail. It connects just fine when I'm at home. But the last time I was out and about, I found I had a new email, but only the ...
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Internet Sharing limited channels set on High Sierra

I am using Internet Sharing since many versions of MacOS to extend my Ethernet connection on the Wi-Fi (or Airport) side. Until Yosemite within Internet Sharing > Wi-Fi Options… it was possible to ...
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Restored old iPhone 7 to use for music. But I'm stuck on the initial setup. How can I get past this?

As the title mentions. I'm stuck. I factory reset my wife's old iPhone 7 and can't get it reactivated. It was one of the models with the faulty simcard slots therefore that no longer works. When ...
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MacBook Pro early-2011 Wi-Fi turns off randomly

I have a strange issue with my MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011, macOS 10.13. The last few days the Wi-Fi seems to turn off at random times without an obvious explanation. Specifically, when clicking the Wi-...
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How can I get more information about my iPhone's Wi-Fi connection?

Tapping the information icon in Settings → Wi-Fi → (current connection) shows me a small amount of network information (mostly IP bits) about my Wi-Fi connection. I just enabled WPA3 on my network, ...
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Auto run a shell script when connecting to a network? (wifi or utp)

Is there a way to make macOS run a custom script whenever it (re)connects to any WiFi or Ethernet network? Basically, whenever my macbook connects to any network (wired or wireless) I would like to ...
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macOS 10.15 detects printer but “can't find it” in the printing dialog, have to reset printing system every time

so I got a gorgeous wireless AirPrint-capable MFD (Canon i-Sensys MF645Cx), which is connected to my Mikrotik hAP AC lite router wirelessly. My Mac is connected to the same WiFi network. The router's ...
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Home wi-fi network will periodically crash when MBP is connected to wi-fi; everything is fine on ethernet

I have a 2018 MBP that's connected to an Ethernet cable 99% of the time. This is my work machine, and I'm on it all the time. However, whenever I disconnect my MBP from Ethernet, and allow it to ...
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How do I connect my Mac to Wi-Fi automatically?

I have a Macbook Pro running Mac OS X, but it doesn't connect to Wi-Fi automatically. If I turn Wi-Fi on, I then have to manually select the network. Is there some way to change this behaviour?
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Problem with creating hotspot on macOS

I have a question regarding the setup of a hotspot on my Mac. I have a wired ethernet connection, which I connect to the computer. I would then like to be able to connect to that same connection (and ...
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How can I combine internet from two sources on my macbook and get increased speed?

I have two sources of internet, I want to combine both the internet sources and get increased speed. I have noticed by testing, I can either use Ethernet internet or the Wifi Internet at one time, ...

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