Questions tagged [wifi]

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

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iPhone 7 - how to maximalize hotspot quality and stabize it

I use hotspot in my Iphone 7 for playing computer games. Ping is really important in Counter Strike, so i would like to stabilize my connection. Sometimes there is packet loss ~5%/10% and ping jumps ...
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Is there an existing hack to play audio on someone’s iphone as a prank?

I have this old iPhone 5c which I believe isn’t supported anymore, doesn’t get updates, leaving it’s security vulnerable, I imagine. This morning while browsing a distorted voice came from the 5c. It ...
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Old phone won't connect to new XS hotspot

I have an odd situation, I recently purchased an iPhone Xs and for some reason, my older Moto G4 cannot connect to the XS's hotspot. What puzzles me is that other phones can connect to my Xs without ...
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macOS 10.12.6 airport commandline utility does not work

I'm trying to use the airport utility in Terminal to set a USB WiFi adapter into monitor mode. I have linked the airport for convenience: $ ls -l /usr/local/bin/ | grep airport lrwxr-xr-x 1 root ...
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Mac's Wifi shuts down automatically after restart

My WiFi in mac (using macOS Mojave 10.14.6 (18G87)) is not turning on even after several attempts of SMC reset PRAM reset Deleting the airport.plist files Restarting multiple times. Behaviour When ...
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Using an expired SIM card in Airplane Mode

I have iPhone 6S. My mobile phone and data plans are with Ting, a US-based mobile virtual network operator that uses the framework of the US-based Sprint Corporation telecommunications company. I'm ...
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Did someone hack me? [duplicate]

I was on a public Wifi. When I returned home, reconnecting to my network, a panopli of numbers appeared on the network for 3 seconds. Then my network went after that. Going on google, I received a ...
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Poor WiFi Performance on iPhone

When migrating to a new router I remarked my iPhone (7Plus) had lousy TX performance compared to the other 80211.ac Apple devices connected to the same wireless SSID as revealed in below screenshot: ...
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iMac receiving Mail, connected to wifi but no other connectivity

I have a 1 year old 28" iMac. Worked perfectly until last week. Says it is connected to home wifi network but other than Mail being received, nothing else wifi related will work (safari, firefox, can'...
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After unused for a while, MacBook Pro can't access internet and gets the spinning ball of death

Here are my stats and a brief summary of the problem: MacBook Pro 15 inch Touch Bar 2018 (MR932. Core i7 2.2 GHz, 16 GB, 256 GB, Radeon Pro 555X) running Mojave v10.14.6. Sometimes after unused for a ...
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My MacBook Pro keeps disconnecting from a working wifi network. Genius can't figure it out. Any ideas?

The wifi is fine. My MacBook just disconnects. As soon as I click back on the network, it immediately connects again. It is just disconnecting from the network. I have disconnected every peripheral, ...
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WiFi cycles on and off constantly

2017 MacBook Air running OS X 10.12.6. 1.8 GHz processor 8 GB memory The wifi switches on and off every few seconds: one second on, three or four seconds off. (Note: I don't mean that it drops the ...
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Hide SSID from the list of available wifi networks in macOS?

Is there any way to hide particular SSID names from the list of available networks? Below command gives list of wifi networks, /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/...
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Must disconnect then reconnect to wifi otherwise it times out

My MacBook Pro, Mid-2015 w/ Retina Display, running macOS Mojave 10.14.6, very very frequently times out when it tries to load web pages. It says it's still connected to the wifi network, but the ...
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How to turn off connections when MacBook lid is closed

I have a friend who wants his connections (WiFi, Bluetooth, ext...) to turn off when his lid is closed. He doesn't want to change a lot of settings (sleep mode, turning it off manually ...). Is ...
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MBP can't connect to iphone wifi hotspot if bluetooth is enabled

If bluetooth is disabled then it's working without any problem though. Any thoughts? P.S. mbp retina mid 2014 iphone xs ios&macos latest stable
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How to change bluetooth frequency for magic mouse 2

Sometimes my Magic Mouse does not work when Wi-Fi is on! When I turn Wi-Fi off, I can move it again! MacBook freezes frequently and it really drives me crazy! I guess it isrelated to the Wi-Fi, ...
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What Kernel extensions should be deleted to disable bluetooth?

A client needs to completely disable bluetooth. The most basic level (aside from physically disconnecting the antennas or removing the airport card) seems to be disabling the kernel extensions. I ...
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Problems with network connection after switching USB LAN hub (despite using wifi connection) [duplicate]

I have a 2018 MBP running 10.14.x I had it connected to a thunderbolt / USB-C to ethernet hub, this model. Which i was using as a USB hub and ethernet adaptor. I recently moved desks and started ...
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Force Sidecar to use usb connection

macOS Catalina has a feature where you can use your iPad as a secondary display for your Mac. I have a Macbook Pro 2016 and a 10.5 inch iPad Pro 2017. Both are officially supported for the latest ...
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Will I be able to use cellular data when i'm connected to another device via WiFi Direct?

If a phone is connected to another device through WiFi direct, will that connection prevent the phone from using cellular data? Edit: An iPhone is connected to a dash cam using WiFi Direct (the dash ...
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no Wifi connection when Windows Bootcamp install wakes up from sleep

I installed Windows 10 on a 2018 MBP with Bootcamp. I ran Brigadier which says it installed drivers for 'MacbookPro15,1'. The wifi adapter works fine, except that when Windows wakes up from sleep, ...
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How to open the wifi sign-in page when it doesn't pop up automatically

One time I was at a hotel and I couldn't access the free wifi because the sign-in window didn't pop up. Since every webpage has a URL, is it possible to get to the wifi sign-in page through a browser ...
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Stop Safari (MacOS) from suggesting password on captive portal

I'm often logged into a non-public Network, where I was given a user name and password for the captive portal to gain internet access. In Safari on my MacBook, I made a bookmark for the portal page ...
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MacBook air 2014 keychain forgets Wi-Fi passwords

My 2014 MacBook air 2014 forgets Wi-Fi passwords. When I enter a Wi-Fi password and I reboot or let it go to sleep, then I have to retype the password again. I am running macOS Mojave, so I can't ...
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How can I figure out why a MacBook Pro running Mojave causes network issues with our corporate Wi-Fi network?

We have a been problems with new Macbook Pro and Cisco Wireless. We able to see that some time the Macbook assuming the IP Address of network default gateway. Looking for mac address of the default ...
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Windows 10 Install Hanging on Internet Connection

I am doing a clean install on my 15" MacBook Pro, i7, via Boot Camp 6.1.0, Mojave 10.14.5. I downloaded the latest version of Windows 10 via Microsoft (as of July 2019). All installs fine and when ...
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Network interface fallback?

I have 2 internet interfaces: Ethernet and Wifi. Ethernet is the office network (read: completely closed) and Wifi is way more permissive. The ethernet is used for back-office systems (internal ...
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Issue with WiFi and MacBook Pro when connected to external Monitor

I have recently been having issues with my WiFi connection (on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks) when my laptop is in clamshell mode and connected to an external 4k monitor. I use a USB-C to HDMI ...
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How can I default to a particular printer on a particular wifi network?

When I work from the office, I wnt to print from the office printer. When I work at home, I want to print from my home printer. But I spend a lot of time sending documents to the last used printer, ...
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Does “Reset Network Settings” affect all devices?

If I reset my Network Settings in iOS/iPadOS, and so lose all my WiFi networks/passwords, will my other iOS devices also lose them? The reason I ask is that WiFi networks appear to be stored in the ...
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My IPhone 7 is not connecting to the wifi

My iPhone 7 is not connecting to my office wifi, but my iPad Mini and Android devices are able to connect. The problem is only with my office wifi, I am able to connect my home wifi. Steps I did to ...
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Connect to a VPN server through a Raspberry (connected VPN client)

I'm trying to connect from my MacBook to the VPN server, which is accessible from the Raspberry as it's a connected VPN client. MacBook (172.25.0.139) ---> Raspberry (172.25.0.14) ---> [...
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My laptop is connected to wifi but internet won’t work. Wifi will work on my phone and laptop works on other networks

My laptop is connected to my wifi at home, but nothing using an internet connection will load. To load a webpage I must turn wifi off and on again then reload or it won’t load , and sometimes it still ...
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Wi-Fi really slow on Mac until I reboot

I have a Mac running Mojave 10.14.5. I have an issue with the home Wi-Fi. I have a 400Mbps internet connection. When I start the laptop, the Wi-Fi is fine and I'm getting expected internet speeds (...
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Extending iPhone hotspot range using TP Link 300Mbps Wi-Fi Range Extender TL-WA850RE

Hello I am having trouble configuring my TP Link 300 MBPS range extender TL-WA850RE to extend the range of my iPhone personal hotspot. The repeater will not connect to the iPhone hotspot network, it ...
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Unable to delete Kernel malware in extension which hampers my all connections including wifi. Wi-Fi shows no hardware installed

I had downloaded an Ethernet adapter driver from Mac which disabled my wifi. My wifi icon shows no hardware installed. Malware is located in /System/Library/Extensions. It is a kernel extension named "...
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WiFi connected but internet keeps dropping

Ideally I would like some kind of software that monitors the connection and could tell me what software might be cutting it off if such software even exists. I'm 99% sure that this is not a problem ...
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Connected to Ethernet but no Internet access

I am having a very frustrating problem. My 2009 iMac is connected to our network by Ethernet, however it cannot access the Internet. All my other devices work fine, and local adresses (192.168.0.1 ...
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How to remove an iTunes Wi-Fi Sync host

I open settings, pick General, iTunes Wi-Fi Sync, and it has two hosts listed. The older host does not exist any more. The newer host says "Books" so I assume it is just syncing Books and not the ...
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iPhone slow to complete an unsecured Wi-Fi connection

I have an iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 12.3.1. Have been through a few posts about Wi-Fi problems, but this is quite peculiar. When connecting to a free/unsecured Wi-Fi access point, the checkbox ✓ (...
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Connect different wifi/4G on different iPhone

I have 2 iPhone signed in using the same Apple ID. What I want to achieve is this. At my office, I want one of the phone to connect to wifi and the other to connect to 4G. I know I can turn off wifi ...
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iMac 2011 mid WiFi working after few minutes no internet

I have a problem with my iMac. When I connect to the WiFi it’s working, after a few minutes I don’t have internet access say: no internet. The WiFi sign is still full, but no internet connection. ...
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Blacklist wireless access point in macOS

I am the network admin of a small company. We have a rogue wireless access point broadcasting our SSID that's not connected to the network. Occasionally, the Macs in the area will attach to this AP ...
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How to get Wi-Fi entry dialogue box to appear on MacBook

I’m having trouble connecting to the hotel WiFi. It is unlocked and not secured, but when you try to connect, usually a dialogue box opens and tells you to input a password and then you will be ...
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Can't connect bluetooth headset to mac mini

I just bought sony ch500 wireless bluetooth headset and I can't pair it with my mac mini. I was able to pair it with my android phone though. What could be the problem? The bluetooth menu doesn't show ...
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Why is my Wi-Fi process using 3GB of memory?

I was shocked to just find that the Wi-Fi process on my brand new macbook pro is sucking up 3.4 GB of memory. Why is that and how do I reclaim it? I reviewed a few other questions here about this but ...
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Share VPN connection (over internal Wi-Fi ) to USB Wi-Fi adapter (set up as access point)

I'm connecting to Wi-Fi via my MacBook's internal Wi-Fi adapter. Then connect to my VPN. I want to share this VPN connection over USB Wi-Fi adapter (I'm using Archer T2U) First of all, I am not able ...
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Tell iPhone that this wifi is a hotspot so it doesn't download 1MB/s for no reason when idle

I've just connected my iPhone to my mobile 10GB wifi hotspot. Went to the hotspot's setup page and it turns out the iPhone is consuming about 1MB of data per second. iCloud Drive and Backup is ...
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Is there a way to configure iTunes on a Mac to wake up another Mac to access its music collection?

macOS pleasantly has a few on-demand wake-up-from-sleep features, most notably that a wireless keyboard or mouse/trackpad will wake up a Mac attached through Bluetooth. The music scenario is less ...