Questions tagged [wifi]

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

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Reinstalling mac in recovery mod without internet connection

One day my mac suddenly closed and after that when I wanted to login, it always shuts down while loading the main user on the login page. I want to reinstall is x without using my data so I started ...
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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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Is there a way to force iphone 5 to 2.4ghz?

Upgraded my wifi router to a Orbi RBK22 with 2.4 and 5. I have a wifi camera that only uses 2.4. To set up the camera on the new router, the iphone with the camera setup app, must both be on 2.4. ...
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iPhone won't connect to internet

My iPhone SE connects to my WiFi/router/modem (WRM) fine, but it says "No Internet Connection". I've never had this problem with my iPhone before. Two other laptops connected to the same WRM access ...
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Create Wi-Fi access point in macOS without Internet connection

I want to use Keynote.app on my iPhone to operate a Keynote presentation on my MacBook Pro. In order to do that, both iPhone and Mac needs to be on the same Wi-Fi network. But sometimes, there is no ...
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ios as a hotspot - no vpn connection to hotspot client running openvpn server

I have a following setup - iOS device acts as a hotspot, macos connects to that hotspot (and is visible as some-mac.local) and there is an openvpn (in docker) running on some-mac.local. I'd like to ...
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Why is my Wi-Fi Process eating >2GB memory

Why is the Wi-Fi process taking so much memory? EDIT: Apologies, I should have clarified my question. I'm a web developer that spends most of his time developing apps locally. Not interacting with ...
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How can I troubleshoot when only one WiFi network SSID drops and loses connectivity?

My laptop (MacBook Pro 2016) doesn't like my parent's wifi. The laptop works just fine with any other wifi network. But simply it won't do it with this one location and/or router. The laptop does ...
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Why does iTunes stick on “Waiting for sync to start” when using WiFi sync?

Sometimes I get "Looking for iPhone" and then a silent failure. Sometimes it finds the iPhone and sticks on "Waiting for sync to start" long enough (more than 10 minutes) that I forget and/or try to ...
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Internet connectivity dropping intermittently on Mac 2018 Mojave

I got a new Macbook pro with the following specs: The internet connects just fine but then drops randomly, and then reconnects randomly. It actually happens so fast. I ran a diagnostics report, and ...
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iPhone Cellular Calls on macOS fail when macOS is connected to OpenVPN

My iPhone and MacbookPro are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network, and logged in to the same iCloud account, etc. When my OpenVPN connection is not active, calling and receiving cellular calls on ...
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WiFi password is correct but it is telling me it is wrong

I know my WiFi password is correct, but just today it is telling me on my iPad it is wrong. How can I get it to work.
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Can I reboot or reset AirPort Extreme remotely over wifi using my Mac?

Internet connection at my home (provided by the housing company) — shared to wifi via Airport Extreme — nowadays quite often cuts off. When this happens, my MacBook is still connected to the wifi just ...
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Changing to a different WiFi connection

I'm using MacBook Air running MacOS Sierra and using an IP address(provided by my college) that has been bound to my device's MAC address manually. ie- My device's MAC address is has been bonded with ...
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iPad initial setup join Wi-Fi by scanning QR code

Is it possible to configure things such that iPad gives me an option to open the Camera app to scan a QR code to connect to a Wi-Fi access point? Do note that the iPad will be enrolled into DEP and ...
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Connect to internet via WiFi and SSH to local servers via LAN [duplicate]

I am able to connect to Internet via WiFi and to local servers via LAN when used separately on my MacBook with Mojave 10.14.1. When both LAN and WiFi are enabled, I can only use one service at a ...
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Is it possible to connect Android's hotspot by one click, but still authenticated/authorized from MBP?

For me one of the most loved feature of Apple ecosystem is joining to my iPhone's hotspot by a click and skipping the enabling hotspot and entering password pain from my MBP and iPad. Is there any ...
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Apple TV/Internet line

I don't know if this is the place to ask by I'm trying to diagnose a problem with my Apple TV. No matter what TV app I choose (BBC, Prime, Netflix etc) the program stops and I get a 'Something went ...
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Wifi much slower after security software download

I recently downloaded a vpn and security software (Avast security and windscribe vpn), but my wifi dropped significantly from about 150 mb/s to ~50 mb/s, sometimes much slower. Even after I deleted ...
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Frequent freezing and random reboots in iMac (2015) running Mojave

After upgrading my 2015 iMac (Intel i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive) to Mojave I been having nothing more then headache. It all started with WiFi randomly dropping and when I navigate to the WiFi menu ...
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Is it possible to combine two iPhones with tethering to increase bandwidth or fault tolerance?

I'm using a MacBook as a "server" and want to keep it always connected to the internet, over cellular. I have two mobile phones (one GSM, one CDMA) and would like to connect to each of them to ...
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WhatsApp calls with background data disabled

With Mobile Data and background app refresh turned off, can WhatsApp receive a call while the Wi-Fi is enabled, and the iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi access point with active Internet connection? If ...
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Specific Wifi network connection history in OSX

Is there a way to see the history of connections to a specific wifi network in the last couple of months. The idea is to focus on one particular SSID and on which days my laptop connected to that ...
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How to force iPhone to upload to iCloud over mobile data

Using iPhone 10.3.3 with no possibility of WiFi. Is there a way to force the use of mobile data to upload to iCloud? I understand why the phone will not update using a potentially insecure signal but ...
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macOS: Disable promiscuous Wi-Fi scan and/or display of unwanted list of Wi-Fi networks?

I am annoyed by a display of all nearby Wi-Fi networks around me, when I know I am looking to connect to one among the couple of known networks. Is there a setting to disable detection of new/unknown ...
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MDM software on iPhone - Monitoring hotspot use?

I have a company phone (iPhone 8) which I use as a hotspot for my personal phone sometime. My company uses Blackberry MDM. In "rights", it says they can "list network information." What does that ...
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Wi-Fi can’t be turned on (MacBook Pro 2011, High Sierra 10.13.4) [duplicate]

The Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar is displaying as empty. When I open Network Preferences and press “Turn Wi-Fi On”, nothing happens. I have tried making the Wi-Fi service inactive, deleting it, then ...
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iPhone drastically slowing down wifi

Every time I connect my iPhone to the home wifi the connection slows down drastically. I don't have any uploads running neither system updates so I cannot understand what is causing this issue. I ...
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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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WiFi connects, no internet

Yesterday my wifi suddenly stopped working on my Mid 2014 MBP, Mojave 10.14.1 Network is up, as other devices can connect, same issue with mobile hotspot. Network diag says there is no issue. The ...
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USB-C wifi interference: VGA adapter recommendation (Macbook pro 2018) [duplicate]

I just got a new MacBook Pro and bought this USB-C to VGA adapter to connect it to an external display (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076X2XS9R/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1#...
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How to use USB wifi adapter on a MacBook Pro running on Mojave

I need to create a wifi from the wifi my computer get, I bought a tp link USB adapter, used the USB to USB-c MacBook Pro adapter and connected it to my computer, then I downloaded the drivers but I ...
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Problem connecting to public wifi on Macbook Pro [closed]

When I try to connect to public WiFi networks that have a pop-up window to finish connecting, a notice comes down saying “A problem occurred. The webpage could not be loaded” and I am unable to fully ...
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Limit - not disable - Remember joined Wi-Fi locations

I'm building an entirely new corporate infrastructure - ATM I have ~200 macs expanding to over 600 in the next year. I need to configure the Wi-Fi with two locations: Corporate Network Off - Site I'...
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Communicate between two local Mac machines when one is on VPN?

I'd like to directly connect (be able to use ping/ssh or other common commands) two local Mac machines as one sometimes is on VPN. The two Mac normally are connected via a wireless router when none of ...
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Strong inteference from mini DisplayPort

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro 15", and when I connect the mini DisplayPort to my external monitor, the WiFi speed drops significantly (from > 100 Mbps to < 10 Mbps). I noticed that the WiFi noise level ...
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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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Bootcamp Bluetooth mouse lagging when WiFi is enabled

The problem is very simple but the solution seems not so. I'm trying to work with my Bluetooth mouse in Bootcamp, but when WiFi is enabled, the Bluetooth mouse is lagging. I have read these and I ...
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MacBook keeps losing internet, while Wi-Fi is connected (Bluetooth, 5Ghz)

I have a problem which I've faced for about 3 years and it's driving me crazy! My Wi-Fi is connected and has very good signal but after a few minutes (sometimes few hours, hard to say) I have no ...
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How can I add a WiFi network ahead of time?

I have an SSID and WPA2 credentials. How can I tell them to iOS? I've tried: In Settings → Wi-Fi → Other, enter the SSID and WPA2 credentials. Expected: some kind of Save button Actual: I only ...
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Use Time Capsule as shared disk over ethernet

I have been trying to set up my Time Capsule as a disk over ethernet for two days now, following various instructions on the internet, most of which seem to be too old. I get lost in the WAN/LAN ...
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MacBook Pro unable to turn WiFi on

Macbook Pro Mid 2012. The problem was there before upgrade, but recently upgraded to Mojave ( thought it might fix it ) I suspect a bad WiFi card, but the symptoms are very strange, and does not ...
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When did this option in the WiFi network selection appear?

I don't recall seeing this option before in the WiFi network selection. Is it configurable? OS X version 10.13.4
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Devices in WiFi [duplicate]

In WiFi, I noticed that besides the heading ‘choose a network:’ I have also encountered a heading that says ‘devices’. What does this mean? In the other question, it says this is achieved by creating ...
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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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Mojave Wi-Fi app using 2GB of memory [duplicate]

What is the application Wi-Fi, and why is it gobbling 2GB of memory? Running latest version of macOS Mojave 10.14.1 on a 2018 MacBook 15" with 16GB of memory total.
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iPhone seems to be caching passwords or credentials, how to remove them?

My IT department is suspecting that my iPhone is caching some passwords or some other credentials to our work network that causes account lock downs for my work PC (the IT system receives invalid ...
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Keep WiFi alive when on battery and lid closed?

We're using a VPN to access certain parts of internal infrastructure from the office; the VPN uses 2FA, so saving credentials and bringing it up with the network when the machine wakes up is not an ...
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Wireless sync of iPhone to wired mac

Home network set up: Incoming line from the world goes to an Internet switch with local Wi-Fi. One of the switch lines runs to a second switch at the other end of the house. Most of our devices have ...