You may be asking two different things, but in the last paragraph you said:
The ultimate goal is to prevent the system from automatically logging into a network
Prevent System From Automatically Logging Into a Network:
I think the way to accomplish that is to un-check (disable) the Auto-Join feature for each WiFi network name/SSID that's stored. System ...
First off, you are correct that Looking for Networks is not a channel scan. The difference is, the first is looking for broadcast SSIDs where the latter is looking for a non-crowded channel within the 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequencies that it can use for maximum speed and reliability. When you enable "Auto Channel Selection" (default on most routers) it will ...
So, how can I measure the quality of a WiFi connection
Use Apple's built in WiFi Diagnostics
Hold the Option (Alt) key while clicking on the WiFi logo on the menu bar. You'll be presented with two diagnostic options:
Create Diagnostic Report
Open Wireless Diagnostics
The Report is what you're going to want to submit to Apple.
There's an excellent ...
I'd suspect that you have a problem with your home router. Connect to its administrative console and have a look at its logs.
There could also be a problem with your internet service provider.
You see, your home router is your actual "route" to the Internet. Any traffic that you want to send out over the Internet first goes to your home router which, ...
To solve your problem you need to install a local DNS server.
The DNS server should then simply be setup to use your current DNS server for all lookups, except those that belong to the "custom hostnames" (*.myuni.co.uk for example) that you want to force to be looked up via the alternative DNS server.
For example here's the way to set it up with the the ...
You can find out which chipset you currently have installed in your Mac with the following command:
$ system_profiler SPAirPortDataType | grep Firmware
You should get a response similar to the following:
Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (126.96.36.199.1a2)
This tells us we've got the Broadcom BCM43xx series.
The limit seems to be hard-coded into macOS and cannot be modified by setting properties or similar.
However, if it is an option to use additional hardware, you may put a router in between. That way, only the router would connect via Internet sharing, while the other devices would connect to the router.
I booted in Safe Mode and internet speed was normal. I also found another thread that solved the upload speed problem (apple.stackexchange.com/questions/359723/…). Apparently, my PulseSecure VPN client installed a kernel extension that was an issue. Not 100% sure if that was the issue but after following the instructions on that thread and rebooting my ...
To those who experience Apple products 'forgetting' (temporarily or indefinitely) a WIFI password, this is AN APPLE FAILURE - not yours.
Equally failing are the responses you'll get to 'reset network settings' that will delete ALL of your saved WIFI passwords. This is a totally unacceptable response and should be avoided. Same goes for completely restoring ...
I believe what's happening is that macOS needs access to the private key of the client certificate that EAP TLS is requesting. As has been suggested, find the client certificate in Keychain Access (if the prompt you get states that it is trying to access the "System" keychain, then search in the System keychain).
Besides the certificate there will be an ...