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How to get OSX to pick the strongest wifi signal with identical SSIDs?

I know this thread is old, but I'd like to leave here what solved the problem for me. You need to check if you have the same security in both access points. For example, I had one access point secured ...
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Is it possible to use an Apple Time Capsule just as a network attached backup drive and not a router?

Yes, this is possible and actually quite simple. To prevent the Time Capsule from acting as a WiFi access point or router, and use it only as a backup disk, just open the AirPort Utility app on a Mac (...
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What's the meanings of the Routing tables' data in the Mac OS?

This answer is a quick summary of what the fields mean in the routing table display of netstat. You can find all this information directly from the netstat man page (man netstat) or for an excellent ...
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add a permanent static route in high sierra

I suggest to use networksetup which works persistent and also in separate network locations. First, open your terminal of choice i.e. iTerm2.app or Terminal.app list your network locations: ...
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How to get OSX to pick the strongest wifi signal with identical SSIDs?

Your issue is being caused by OS X's handling of a wi-fi parameter commonly referred to as roaming threshold. This parameter dictates the point at which an OS will switch to a stronger signal. Windows ...
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WiFi connection problem (iPhone to TP-Link router)

I had the exact same issue with a tplink access point and this made me crazy. Nothing worked for me, until i found the solution: Disable WMM in the wireless advanced settings!!!
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Routers that are compatible with Time Machine

Just to clarify, the term "router" is incorrect here mostly because it is used incorrectly by manufacturers who sell products in the retail market. A router is neither compatible nor ...
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How can I use my Mac to determine the optimal WiFi channel to use with my wireless router?

You can easily determine the best channels to use in the native Wireless Diagnostics scanner: Open the "Wireless Diagnostics" Application Ignore the prompts and open "Window", "Scan" in the menu bar ...
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Is it possible to use an Apple Time Capsule just as a network attached backup drive and not a router?

You should actually do BOTH of the things suggested by the other answers. Go into Wireless tab and set the mode to Off so that it doesn't create a WiFi network anymore. Go into Network tab and set ...
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Is it possible to use an Apple Time Capsule just as a network attached backup drive and not a router?

Yes, you can simply disable routing on TimeCapsule and set it as DHCP client.
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How to get OSX to pick the strongest wifi signal with identical SSIDs?

I've been trying to figure out the pattern here as well. I found this doc by Apple to be very helpful: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206207 It explains pretty plainly: macOS clients monitor and ...
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Do I need a router with Mac and these firewall settings?

You only need a router if you want to "route" a network connection to more than 1 device. If you only want to have 1 device connected to your network then you don't need a router. If you add another ...
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Macbook Air will not connect to Wifi even though other Macs work fine with same Wifi

Deleting all networks in Mac, System Preferences, Network fixed the identical problem for me.
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Using Server 5.0.15 to share internet WITHOUT internet sharing

The newest OS X Server versions don't provide any tools to enable NAT/Routing in OS X. To get NAT working without using Internet Sharing you have to use a pf rule and create a plist to enable ...
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Routing traffic back and forth through a Mac mini server with 2 network interfaces

It should be possible to create a bridge with en0 and en2 and enable net.inet.ip.forwarding to get rid of all routing problems. The bridge acts more or less as another switch between en0 and en2. ...
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How to use mac as a full router with DHCP, DNS, Port Fowarding etc.?

Simple...yeah right.... Note: Someone please edit this to include only default commands Covered in this answer DHCP (Range, reservations, mask, router, lease time) DNS Port Forwarding Setup Text ...
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How can I use my Mac to determine the optimal WiFi channel to use with my wireless router?

Don’t. There are many apps that you can use from the built in Network Diagnostics to commercial grade WiFi mapping and analyzers. Trying to find which channel to use is pointless nowadays. Unless ...
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How to set network devices priority on afp/smb transfers?

Below is a network diagram based on what I have read thus far. I have made some assumptions about the IP numbering conventions, but that will have no effect on the overall scenario. I am assuming ...
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What is causing slow Wi-Fi speeds on my Airport Extreme?

1. Wireless interference The most common cause of what you describe here is a common wireless interference problem. This probability is pretty high if your network loss of performance was closely ...
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Mac connects to anonymous wireless networks randomly

Go to System Preferences > Network > Wifi Click on Advanced Remove the preferred networks from the list by using - button
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How to Connect a router to console, using a mac

I don't know if I am a "serious Mac user" but I do use my Mac "seriously". The instructions you got fit pretty much all OSes (Windows, macOS, Linux). It just depends on the software that you use ...
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Will iPhone SE connect to a 802.11b/g router?

Absolutely. Almost all wifi products are backwards compatible (I can't think of any that aren't). Specifically regarding the iPhone SE, the site GSM Arena lists the full specs for the iPhone SE's ...
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Time Machine backups to Time Capsule use internet data. How to stop this?

Time Machine is not accessing the internet. Your ISP or your modem are incorrectly categorizing the traffic as network traffic. Time Machine operates entirely between your computer and the drive ...
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Route command to use wildcard

You can use for loops. Here's an example: for i in {0..255}; do for j in {0..255}; do for k in {0..255}; do sudo route add 10.$i.$j.$k 10.888.888.888 done; done; ...
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New 2013 MacBook Air connects to routers everywhere but home, older MacBooks connect fine

Ok so, there is an option to manually connect to your Router/LAN. Open up Terminal.app and type in (or copy and paste) these commands. Turn on said MBA's Wi-Fi: networksetup -setairportpower en0 on ...
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How can I get OSX to appear as a wifi router without sharing internet

What you are trying to do is indeed possible, but it requieres a lot of work to get it working. I thought about that for a while and it is a great Idea to use a mac as Wifi-Router, especially in ...
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Configure Airport to routers DMZ IP

As Rob says, "Default Host" is what you are looking for. The current version (as of June 2015) of the Airport Utilty App (iOS) uses the following path: Open Airport Utility Select the Airport Click '...
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How to get OSX to pick the strongest wifi signal with identical SSIDs?

fixed it by making the security identical
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