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

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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 ...
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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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WiFi connectivity problem on iPhone6s

I don't really know that is this forum is best for asking this question but if there is any other place to ask this question Please let me know. We have an issue at home where the iPhone not connect ...
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Does a normal iTunes backup instead of the iCloud one save the wifi passwords?

In case I restore my phone or change for a brand new.
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Can AppleScript or any other script measure a Macbook's wifi signal strength?

At my home I have two separate routers due to poor signals when being in one location opposed to another. When I work on my Macbook from different locations I find it annoying when I have to switch ...
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Wi-Fi slow on iPhone, fast on computer or tablet

At our home, we pay for 20 Mbps Internet connection to operator. On computers and tablets we get full speed via Wi-Fi, while on iPhone 7 and iPhone XR we gat max 2.7 Mbps. We live in apartment with ...
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How is my 2nd Airport Extreme Connecting To My 1st Airport Extreme?

I have 2 5th Gen Airport Extreme's and a 4th Gen Time Capsule. The 1st is connected directly to the modem. It is set to emit 2.4GHz, and a 5GHz connection. I have an ethernet cable running from the ...
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airport -s -x returns truncated output

I am the author of wifi-wand, a Ruby command line utility that can be used as a simple way to manage the Mac's WiFi (https://github.com/keithrbennett/wifiwand) without having to learn all the ...
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Attaching a HDMI screen to my Macbook interferes with Network access

I have a Macbook Pro and an USB-C Adapter where I can attach a HDMI screen. Without a screen attached: on the iPad remote I press the Play button turns green Once I press the Stop button the Play ...
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MacOS Mojave 10.14.1 Captive Wi-Fi Problem

This is the same/similar to this one, but I'm running the final version of 10.14.1. I can make the problem go away if I remove the following files from /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/: com....
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If my Mac is connected to ethernet and WiFi, which will it use?

As per title. I have ethernet issues at home and if I just turn WiFi on my MacMini, will this take over or will it default to ethernet unless I pull the cable out?
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why is wifi using a lot of RAM? [closed]

I recently updated to macOS Mojave, after update sometimes my wifi is using more than GB of RAM (seen in a process named "Wi-Fi" in "Activity Monitor.app"). Now I want to know why it is consuming so ...
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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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Wi-Fi taking up lot of memory

Since the last major upgrade to macOS Mojave, I have the Wi-Fi process taking up a lot of memory and in an exponentially way. Time to time I need to force quit it in Activity Monitor because it takes ...
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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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Brother MFC-J6720DW “not connected” to MacBook Pro

Yesterday I suddenly found that I could not print to my Brother MFC-J6720DW from my MacBook Pro (running Mac OS 10.12.6), nor could I use the scanning function. The other Mac on the Wi-Fi network ...
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Mojave - Some Apps Lose Internet Connectivity

Scenario I recently installed Mojave and I've noticed that after an undetermined amount of time that many apps complain of not having a connection to the internet eg Mac Mail and Spotify. Meanwhile ...
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Monitor your Wi-Fi connection not found on High Sierra

Your Mac can monitor your Wi-Fi connection for intermittent issues, such as dropped connections. Well I know that and used it before, but can not find it on High Sierra. The output looked like this ...
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MacBookPro A1278 WiFi refuses to turn back on after working for 10 min after restart

I recently repaired this laptop from dead state (water damage) and it works fine now, except for the WiFi, which has intermittent problems. When I restart the Mac the WiFi works fine -- it connects ...
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How to force a client-side roam from one AP to another AP (same SSID) on Mac OS X High Sierra (10.13)?

Is there a way I can force a client-side roam from one AP to another AP on a Mac OS X High Sierra (10.13) workstation provided that both APs are within acceptable range? I just want to see if there's ...
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What is password recoverable in RADIUS server (related to upgrade to macOS 10.14)

I am thinking about migrating from maOS Server to a dedicated opensource RADIUS server. In their Service Migration Guide Apple states the following: "Converting to the open source version allows ...
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Macbook Pro Can't Open Site Beside Google, Youtube, Facebook

I have macbook pro, with MacOS High Sierra. The thing is, i can't connect to any websites beside those on the title, but only when i connected to a specific Wi-Fi in my office, and happened on all ...
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2011 Macbook Air connects to WiFi but can't get Internet

This 2011 MBA is updated to High Sierra. I have tried to connect to 5 different WiFi networks but in all cases, the MBA can connect to local network but no Internet. All 5 of these networks are ...
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Wi-Fi says connected, but my internet does not work until I turn it on and off

I just got my first macbook, an used early 2014 14-inch macbook air, with Mac OS Mojave. And everything works fine but when im connected to the wifi, after like about 20-30 minutes it just stops ...
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Do iOS 11/12 have special features making it easy to share Wi-Fi passwords between devices?

I’m having 2 issues with Wifi: Does iCloud Keychain sync Wifi network passwords, or just network names? Does iOS 11 or 12 have a new Wi-Fi sharing feature where a iOS device logged into a Wifi-...
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MacBook on takes long to establish WiFi connection

After upgrading my MacBook Pro 13" Early 2015 to Mojave, it takes about 20-30 seconds to establish a working connection to my home wifi. It connects quickly, gets its IP address via DHCP, and I can ...
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Wireless mouse stopped working with monitor USB port

Setup: * MacBook Pro 2017 * Mojave * DELL U2717D Display * Logitech unifying receiver and mouse m705 Mouse & receiver work have worked for a year. I upgraded to Mojave 2 weeks ago, and it has ...
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Can't AirPlay from Mac to Apple TV (ethernet)

The other questions on this subjects are 4-6 years old and have not helped to solve my problem playing my media from a Mac to an Apple TV. MBP Retina Early 2013 running OS 10.12.6 (Sierra, current) ...
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no wifi hardware installed on Mojave update

After Mojave install I get a "No WiFi hardware installed" when trying to connect the wife. Computer response is so slow it's almost useless. Same results on iMac 27" Retina Display Mid 2015 and Mac ...
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How can I turn off the internet for all the apps, except the one in use on my iPhone?

When turning on the Low Battery Mode, some apps stop working in background. But, somehow they are still using the internet and I receive notifications from specific apps (which I am sure they need ...
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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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Move Wifi passwords from one mac to another

A little bit of background here. I previously had High Sierra installed on my Macbook Air, but for some reason, at one point when I tried to boot up my mac, it showed a folder with a question mark ...
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“Client Authentication” certificate for iPhone for school Wi-Fi

My school Wi-Fi, which requires that I log in using my username and password, requires that I accept this certificate (which I think might be a trusted root certificate?) in order to connect: What ...
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How to get Tx-Power of wifi adapter in MacOS?

In linux there is a command called iwconfig which shows Tx-Power in its output. How to measure antenna power in MacOS? The airport utility in mac just shows the datarate and not the power in db. I ...
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WI-Fi Calling Notification keeps coming back

This notification keeps appearing on my Mac running Mac OS X 10.13.6 (17G65): I have: Clicked "Not Now" Clicked "Turn On" On my Mac: Turned off all notifications for FaceTime On my Mac: Logged out ...
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macOS Mojave - Get “Segmentation fault: 11” when trying to run airport

As the title suggests, when I run the command /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport en0 sniff 6 in Terminal where en0 is my Wi-Fi interface and 6 is ...
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Mac OS X - network interface preference defined by host domain

There are two network interfaces on my Macbook: an ethernet LAN and Wi-Fi, which are both DHCP-configured (albeit separately). I only need to access a limited number of hosts through my Ethernet ...
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If I log onto someone else’s WiFi on my computer, would they be able to see my personal files?

If I was at someone’s house and I log into WiFi using their email and password, could they see what is on my computer?
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Wifi losing internet connection (while still connected to router)

I am facing an odd issue on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. My wifi connection within the office is really messy now. Before I didn't have any issue for a few months. Furthermore wifi works perfectly fine ...
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How Do Macbooks Automatically Connect to Xfinity Wifi

I have a MacBook that has automatically connected to Xfinity hotspots ever since I logged into a friends apartment wifi years ago. They now live outside the US, so I doubt they still have an account. ...
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Airport Express with New Firmware 7.8 - Problems with connectivity and Airport Utility

I have multiple Airport Express which seem to have some problems since i have updated to the new Firmware (7.8) The Airport Express looses Connection very often (with the old Firmware this never ...
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What happened if I disable `Wake for Wi-Fi network access`? [closed]

I already read this Why does my WiFi disconnect when my Mac goes to sleep and this What is the “wake for wifi network access” setting in energy preferences?. Some answers contradict each other. Some ...
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Not connecting to sites intermittently

So, my Macbook Pro is connected to Wifi and I am getting around 70Mbps. But after every few minutes, it's like there is no internet available. Wifi is still connected but all the pages are not loading ...
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Extract data from an iPhone with broken screen

I have an iPhone SE with a broken screen. I want to extract the data from it so I can keep my photos etc. Though, there's a little problem. Since I can't unlock the phone with the passcode, and if I ...
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Not able to store Wi-Fi network passwords in keychain

A few years back I gave my laptop in to fix a charging problem, and though that was resolved pretty easily, when I got it back I seemed to be having problems with logging on to Wi-Fi. What happens is, ...
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VirtualBox Share Guest Internet With Host

Recently I've encountered issue with My MBP Mid 2009 Wifi Card,so I bought USB adapter but the problem is that it is not compatible with OSX only So I somehow managed it to Connect my guest Virtual ...
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Unable to connect to Snapchat outside of Home Wi-Fi

I've noticed that on my iPhone 5, Snapchat can only connect to the Internet when I'm in my apartment Wi-Fi. Anywhere outside of that, I receive the following message when I try to open the app. What'...
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Where is the Report

So High Sierra has this great feature called Enable WiFi Logging So I did (Option click on WiFi) Now, where is that log report so I can see it ? I think it is in /var/tmp but there are so many ...
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Issues with WIFI Authentification pages

I realized yesterday that I could not see authentification pages of some WIFI. I'm running High Sierra 10.13. Apparently to solve this issue I have to go to Keychain Access > Preferences > ...
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Macbook Air WiFi Connection Timeout problem

I have a Macbook Air 13" Early 2014 with macOS High Sierra 10.13. The problem I have is that my Internet connection (Wi-Fi) keeps going off every 5 minutes or less. When I start my Mac, Wi-Fi works ...