Questions tagged [wifi]

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

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Lots of AppleSimpleUARTSync::resetTxQueue: _txInterruptRunning

My Wi-Fi of my MacBook is really unstable since the month December, I also get a lot of errors: default 13:06:03.754394 +0100 kernel AppleSimpleUARTSync::resetTxQueue: _txInterruptRunning (and of ...
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iOS - set a specific wifi connection as a portable hotspot

If I use a portable hotspot or share Wi-Fi through another mobile device, is there a way to set that Wi-Fi connection as a data connection so that it won't try to upload stuff it only does on Wi-Fi ...
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How do I share my Wi-Fi connection through USB to my MacBook Pro without using cellular data or hotspot?

I have a MacBook Pro (running OS X and Windows) with a broken Wi-Fi card. I plan to get the Wi-Fi card fixed soon, however I want to back a few things up on the Internet before I hand off my Mac to ...
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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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HomeKit: Can I switch on/off my led lights without internet

I am curious about Apple Homekit and with the introduction of IKEA TRÅDFRI I can afford LED lights. I know Apple HomeKit requires activating HomeKit with iCloud. I also know that Siri control ...
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Printer frequently not responding from MacOS, with a reboot “fix”

I have an 11" MacBook Air running El Capitan that has trouble printing. The printer is an Epson NX430 and we print to it over wifi. There are 4 different MacBooks running a variety of OS versions in ...
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MacBook dropping Wi-Fi/network connection

Since purchasing this new MacBook, I have had the problem of my Wi-Fi intermittently not working. I will have a strong signal, be in the middle of working, and suddenly the page will not load, or I ...
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802.11n Airport Express automatically choosing to extend 5Ghz network instead of 2.4 Ghz

I have a latest model (2012, 2.4Ghz/5Ghz simultaneously) Airport Express serving WiFi for my house. I have an older model, 802.11n, Airport Express set to "extend a wireless network". On the new AE I ...
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Secure VPN configuration in iPhone for malicious WIFI hotspots

I would like to use a secure VPN configuration in my iPhone (iOS 5.1), to be able to use Internet thru hostile wifi hotspots. I have already configured an IPSec tunnel to a server I control. I can ...
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Disable wireless power save

Is there a way I can disable the power saving functionality of the wireless in OS-X Sierra (10.12.6)? The issue I'm trying to address is where the wireless goes to sleep and wakes up every few ...
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Found iclouddnsbypass.com pop-up when connected to personal hotspot

Today I'm trying to connect to my personal hotspot but a iclouddnsbypass.com pop-up appeared, the device is connected to WiFi but no internet connection. My question is what is iclouddnsbypass.com ...
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Command line DNS utils work, Chrome & Safari fail to resolve hostnames on El Capitan. Why?

I'm using Docker Compose to host a small dev environment, which includes a DNS container. I've added the docker-machine's IP as the first DNS server in my wifi settings (there are no wired ...
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Sending All Traffic Over VPN Tunnel (IKEv2) in OS X 10.11.5

I recently setup VPN connections on my Macbook Pro running OS X 10.11.5 via the Apple Configurator. However, I am having trouble sending all traffic across the VPN Tunnel rather than through the ...
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How do I debug Airport Extreme (5th gen) + iPhone 5 wifi performance problems?

Right around when I bought iPhone 5s for my wife and me I also moved in to a new, larger house. I was finding that wifi performance on our fancy new phones was terrible: I have a 35mbps internet ...
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WiFi connectivity on iPod touch

I have an iPod touch and its WiFi seems to have this "awkward" feature. Lets say that A and B are two WiFi networks to which I have the passwords or are free. When I move out of the range of A into ...
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Unstable ping to router on MacBook Pro 2018

I recently bought a MacBook Pro 2018, and I am experiencing an unstable connection. I mainly notice it when I am trying to play games, as spikes in latency is less notable within a browser, for ...
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Bluetooth has short interruptions

I am experiencing short interruptions of the Bluetooth connection on my early 2013 MacBook Pro Retina. I have connected my Magic Mouse, my Magic Keyboard and Bluetooth headphones. Every few seconds ...
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AirDrop to specific machine by hostname

I'm on a wifi network with a whole bunch of other computers, all of which have AirDrop set to "Allow me to be discovered by: Everyone." (And I do not control these other computers, so I can't go turn ...
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How to share company Tunnelblick VPN (via Wifi) over Ethernet?

I have a company-issued 2017 MacBook Pro (4 x Thunderbolt 3 ports, macOS Sierra 10.12.6). My IT has installed Tunnelblick VPN so that I access company-internal servers over WiFi at home. I would like ...
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Is there available software for MacOS to test iPad functions through USB or other interface?

Is there any software for checking hardware in iOS? mentions a few things for iPhone, some of which may work on iPad. But I can't get them, because the iPad has no internet. With WiFi enabled, it ...
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WiFi disconnecting under Yosemite/El Capitan - none of the usual fixes working!

I know this has been discussed quite a bit, and I have tried all the answers I can find to little avail. So I may have something new. Here are the specifics: New Mac Mini from late 2015, installed ...
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How to force Wi-Fi to rescan available sources and reconnect to a fixed named source from crontab?

I have a server computer running macOS and sometimes is using Wi-Fi only in evenings. The room's router supporting the Wi-Fi source is set to automatically reboot weekly. So when that happens, the Wi-...
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How to force-restart OS X networking?

There's a coffee shop network I connect to fairly often. Usually it works fine, but sometimes it gets into a state where the connection repeatedly fails about thirty seconds after connecting. Once ...
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Long login times when on WiFi

I have been trying to find an answer to this online, and the closest I have come is this question: Very long login times in Mac OS X. It does, however, not replicate my issue exactly. My Mac (OS X, ...
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Can your devices auto connect to your iOS hotspot without opening the settings/hotspot screen?

My car (VW Passat 2016) relies on a hotspot from a smartphone to have internet for all it's internet services (like traffic info). After enabling hotspot on my iPhone (iOS 9.3) my car can connect and ...
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Can't connect my iPad to the localhost of my Mac

I want to access the localhost of my Mac from my iPad. From my Mac, the address is http://localhost:8888. Through IP address The Mac and the iPad are connected to the same Wifi network. The IP ...
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How To Fix Time-Warner Cable Connections with Mac Laptops

I have an extremely tough problem that's hard to chase down. My father-in-law, George, has a Mac Book Pro here in the USA that he bought this year (2016) with Yosemite on it from Best Buy. I haven't ...
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Cannot permanently remove wifi networks on Mac

I'm currently running the OS X El Capitan public beta, but I've had this issue since Mavericks or Yosemite. I'm unable to permanently remove unprotected wifi networks from the preferred networks list ...
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Prevent iPhone from connecting to WiFi when activating Personal WiFi Hotspot

Every time I turn on my mobile WiFi hotspot on my iPhone, it works great unless I am in range of a remembered WiFi hotspot that iPhone itself can connect to -- iPhone silently opts to use any WiFi ...
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Internet sharing disabling Macbook Wifi

So I wanted to share the Ethernet connection through my Wifi to my phone, since it is having problems connecting to my router at home. My Wifi works fine on it's own. My ethernet connection works ...
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Dongle Crashing

I updated my Mac to 10.9.5. Ater updating, my Vodafone 3G dongle started crashing. Process: Vodafone K4201 I [27832] Path: /Applications/Vodafone K4201 I.app/Contents/MacOS/...
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Macbook freezes when connected (connecting) to new wireless router

So I have done extensive troubleshooting for my problem. When we moved to our new apartment and had a new fiber optic internet set up with, which came with a new wireless router, all the trouble ...
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Connect Mac to closer Access Point

this is a complicated question that I think has an super easy answer but I've been googling and no success so far. What happens is that I use my Mac in the office, and the office has three floors. ...
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Which Apple devices support OKC (Opportunistic Key Caching aka PKC/Proactive Key Caching)

In enterprise wireless environments, access point roaming/hopping is very common. There exists a couple protocols/methods for making this seamless. That is, to make re-authentication when hopping to ...
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Apple Wi-Fi Dropping at Random Times

I'm sure that my Wi-Fi router is fine because my MacBook is the only one with this issue. I see this happen especially when I use Skype, FaceTime, etc. This has been going on for a month and can't ...
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A way for an iPhone to automaticly login to a captive portal (auto-submit a form based on location?)

The wifi connectivity at my office is behind a captive portal; before you can use it you need to select your classification and then login using your standard security credentials. Since we require '...
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Quickly browse through different available Wireless networks for the iPhone?

I was wondering if there is a Cydia App or some other way that provides a way to browse and choose different available networks in a very fast manner ? I hate going through Settings > Wi-Fi > Network -...
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Can't connect to wireless network at home with OS X 10.5.8

I'm having trouble connecting to the wireless network at my home. My brother recently picked up a new wireless router and provided me with the password. When I locate the SSID and enter 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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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 ...
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Trust SSL certificate via terminal in MacOS

I'm trying to setup WPA2 with EAP-TLS authentication using certificates in pfx format. As adding the certificate to the keychain and changing the Trust settings can be difficult for some users, I ...
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iPad wifi greyed out; Can't reset

So my iPad's (running iOS 9.3.5) WiFi toggle of set to off and greyed out. I have not encountered such a problem on any iOS device before. To make matters worse, when I try to reset the iPad to solve ...
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Can't connect to some WiFi networks

I've recently give my MacBook Pro 16' to a repair and after that I can't connect to some of my work WiFi networks. If I use my mobile as a hotspot, it works okay. Here's what I get at /var/log/wifi....
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Internet dies on MBP 15 2017 the moment I start Windows on Parallels

This is the weirdest problem that I have ever faced. I have a MacBook Pro 15 2017 (MPTR2LL/A ?, running on MacOS 10.14.1), and I recently installed Windows using Bootcamp (dual boot) and then ...
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AirPlay 2 from guest network

I have two networks at home - my regular one and a guest network. My router is a Synology RT2600ac. I also have a Sonos One at home, connected to my main network. Everything is working peachy from ...
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How to get Mediatek MT7601u working on 10.13.6?

My 2011 MacBook pro has a broken WiFi card so I have been using USB dongles instead. My previous one stopped working so I have been trying to get a Mediatek MT 7601u working. This MacBook Pro is ...
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Mojave Install Problem - no WiFi hdware installed

Twice I have tried to upgrade to Mojave. After the install the MacBook Pro is very slow and I get the message that no WiFi hardware installed. Anyone have this problem?
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LTE iPad needs to be connected to WiFi to choose data plan

I have an iPad with Apples eSIM. However, every time I want to choose a data plan, it: constantly tries to connect to the previous plan and fails. Every 5 seconds I am getting a message with "no ...
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iPhone shows Personal Hotspot icon as off but it still has users connected

The iphone 7 on our account turns hotspot off when out of range of wifi but still showing users connected. In fact the users are connected but hot spot icon is off. Huge amounts of Data used. My Wife ...
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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 ...