Questions tagged [wifi]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I delete IO80211Family.kext on macOS Mojave?

I am trying to disable WiFi on this machine by deleting /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext. (I have backed the file up.) If I try to delete IO80211Family.kext through Finder, I get an ...
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What causes a MacBook Pro to randomly have a bad Internet connection for all apps except Safari?

I had a new MacBook Pro 16 inch brought to me from the States to Brazil recently. As time has gone by, the Internet connection on various apps such as WhatsApp, Google Chrome, Adobe Creative Cloud and ...
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Can't connect to Android hot-spot: Invalid password

Today, my MacBook Pro (mid-2012) running High Sierra has decided to fail to connect to the hot-spot from my phone which is located a few feet away. It claims this is due to an Invalid password. I've ...
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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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iPad can't connect to internet

iPad connects to Wifi but not to Internet is similar, but has no answer, and is incorrectly tagged a duplicate of one that refers to a laptop. Our iPad with up-to-date O.S. can connect to either of ...
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How do I bridge a wifi connection from MacOS

[I have used WiFi bridging in Windows 10 to share my WiFi with other devices. This was done on my Mac using Windows 10 on Bootcamp. Specifically, I want to share WiFi to WiFi. How can I achieve the ...
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WiFi connection problem (iPhone 7 plus to TP-Link RE 220)

I have a TP-Link RE 220 that connects to all the other devices in the house (2 android phones, a Windows laptop, and a MacBook) and it says that it is connected to the iPhone however when you try and ...
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Latency spikes when Ping or SSH to Macbook Pro 15(2017) macOS Catalina 15.4

I have noticed that when trying to connect to macOS Catalina through ssh over local wireless network, the connection will encounter a serious latency problem, which makes me hard to type into anything ...
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Should I use Wi-Fi and Ethernet at the same time? [duplicate]

I'm on macOS Mojave, and was wondering if I should have Wi-Fi and Ethernet on at the same? Are there advantages to keeping on at the same time, or will doing something like this cause any problems or ...
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Cannot input password when selecting network SSID to perform internet recovery

So after hitting command + R I am brought to a screen that prompts me to select my wifi network. Once I select my network SSID I get a field where I can input the password to my network however I am ...
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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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2020 Mac Mini Ethernet port issue

I just bought a 2020 Mac Mini with 10 gigabit ethernet. I plugged in a cat6 cable into the mac mini's ethernet port and connected it to the wireless router, but it won't connect to the internet, ...
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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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Facing issue with the network in windows 10

I am trying to load an URL say https://remote.xyz.com and I have connected my laptop WiFi network to my cellphones HotSpot network(Which is Airtel). When I am trying to load this URL using this ...
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How to disable “Share Wi-Fi password” prompt

Every few minutes I keep getting the following prompt (on all 3 of my devices - my iMac, Macbook and iPhone): MacOS: iOS: Even if I click "Decline" or "Share" it still shows up every few minutes on ...
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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't reconnect to wifi hotspot after suspend

Over the past few days I've been unable to reconnect to my phone's wifi hotspot. The pattern seems to be Enter network name and password, connection ok Surf teh interwebz Suspend machine (whoops, ...
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Macbook won't connect to xfinity hotspot

Try as I might, I can't get my MacBook to talk to the local Xfinity hotspot, by which I mean the public hotspots called "xfinitywifi" (not my house's router). My iPad connects to it fine and it ...
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Airport Extreme died, looking for replacement with Time Capsule compatibility

My home network is served by a Time Capsule 802.11ac, connected to an Airport Extreme 802.11ac via wired Ethernet to extend the range of the Time Capsule. The Airport Extreme just died. I opened it ...

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