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Try adding your apple ID to your send and receive address.


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A one-to-one text message uses SMS. A group message uses MMS and this requires data. You would likely have the same issue if someone texts you a picture directly as this also uses MMS. Check with your service provider though, as some include picture messaging (i.e. MMS) for "free" and don't count it as data. In which case you could leave iMessage enabled ...


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It is simply not true that the MacBook Air is unable to connect to WiFi networks of a different country code. So - no reason can be given. Your observations have lead you to believe that the above mentioned is true, but something else is really at play. One of the things that "sounds odd" in your description is that you say that "GB" doesn't work, but "NL" ...


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It's worth bearing in mind here that any computer will typically favor an Ethernet connection over WiFi, since the speeds advertised on a WiFi connection aren't what you actually get. Access points can only communicate with one device at a time and so basically time slice in order to give the appearance of multi client connectivity. Secondly, that ...


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I ran into this and removed the WIFI SSID and rejoined it. I'm not sure why but some macbooks experience wifi issues.


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It's possible to set network access interface priority order. Go to System Preferences → Network, click on the lock icon to unlock the preference pane. Now click on the gear icon shown towards the bottom of the network interface list, and select Set Service Order... command. Now, in the new pane that opens, you can drag the priority network interface (...


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In a default setup, macOS will prefer the ethernet connection over the WiFi connection automatically. You do not need to fear that you're limiting your network speeds by also connecting to WiFi. You can change the default order by opening System Preferences, select Network, click on the Gear icon below the interface list and select "Set Service Order". ...


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As you mentioned in your comment, it works sometimes. Then, I would recommend to flush DNS of your MacBook and try it again as a first step. Flush the DNS cache by typing: dscacheutil -flushcache Forget network and try to connect it back. Other professional steps to know more on it: Run Apple Diagnostics: If you still haven't solved your Wi-Fi ...


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Not sure if this is helpful to anyone, but as I was tinkering with the same question, I came to this solution: ifconfig | grep flags=8863 | grep -v bridge The output will look something like this, and lists only the ethernet ports and wifi that are in active use: en0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 en1: flags=8863&...


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The short answer is Yes. It's actually one card for both Airport/Bluetooth connectivity and the part numbers you can choose from are 661-5867 (Bluetooth 2.1) and 661-6510 (Bluetooth 4.0). These cards can be used in multiple MacBook Pro models, including all of the early 2011 models. Be careful not to make the mistake of getting the one suited for the Late ...


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Airdrop already forms a mesh and doesn’t need WiFi networks to broadcast airdrop. Existing Apple hardware builds a point to point mesh and you can airdrop across the mesh far larger distance than the range of your device alone. So you don’t need to build anything but could have a functioning mesh. There are improvements in hardware about to ship so ...


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I guess you have to turn off the Firewall in your iMac or at least go the Firewall setting and turn off "Enable Stealth mode" if this is ON. You can test first with this and if this don't help, then you can turn off Firewall fully on your iMac. It should work in this way. Let me know how it goes.


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IF you have the choice of registering a device with your university network access setting. You can find your MAC address for specific USB ethernet adapter through advanced --> hardware and then copy that MAC address to manually register with your university network access. This is happening because of your laptop and USB adapter has different MAC address.


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This turned out to be a feature of Google Wifi :-| The missing detail above is that I was using the guest net feature of Google Wifi, since the password was easier to type ... The guest net feature has a security feature that no guest devices are able to see each other, meaning web dev and pinging devices is a no-go.


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In addition to ifconfig and networksetup, there's also the airport command. It's in an obscure location, so you have to specify the entire path to it (or make an alias, like I have). I find the -I (show current status) and -s (scan for networks) options most useful (although they're considered "legacy"). Here's an example: $ alias airport=/System/Library/...


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Actually, networksetup has the command to return the status of airportpower as well. networksetup -getairportpower *specify the interface* For example: networksetup -getairportpower en0


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You can use the ifconfig command, e.g.: $ ifconfig en0 en0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 ether # Removed for Security. inet6 fe80::c44:6ce5:5d57:5b93%en0 prefixlen 64 secured scopeid 0x9 inet 192.168.2.101 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.2.255 nd6 options=201<PERFORMNUD,DAD> media: ...


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The results of arp -a just show the other devices connected on your LAN's 192.168.1.x subnet. 255 is likely to be your router. 13 is your Mac. There seem to be 9 devices connected to it. You can always set a whitelist of devices in your router's web control panel. 224.0.0.251 is a multicast DNS, most likely used by iTunes. The results of ipconfig are, ...


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The problem still occurs on Mojave, so let me put my two cents here. The source of the problem was locationd and to fix the spikes all I had to was to go to Settings -> Security & Privacy -> Location Services -> (System Services) Details -> uncheck "Time Zone & System Customization" No idea why would the Mac check time zone every few minutes...


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As stated, it's pretty difficult to do this. However, if you're willing to change the goal a little, and use a name ending in ".local" instead of ".com", it's trivial (in fact, it's already being done for you). Let me start with a little networking theory. I think you're mixing up two different levels: name resolution and routing. Name resolution is how ...


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The bootcamp tools installation did not help. I uninstalled the driver and restarted the mac. Then everything was ok.


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I had the same problem. Then I looked at the iCloud settings page on my mac and found out that Key chain syncing mysteriously have been unchecked. I checked it and now wifi password syncing seems to work again.


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I am now using a very comfortable workaround with AnnyConnect CLI and Keychain. Say I want to connect to foo.bar.com with account foo and password bar. Save foo and bar pair in Keychain (under login not iCloud) with name fookey Run the following bash script to connect (save it in /usr/local/bin) /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/vpn connect foo.bar.com -s <<...


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See what I was saying above in comments. I don't have a Mac and do not know if they have it, but I have an HP laptop with airplane mode button on it. When I want to disconnect before I close the lid, I just hit that. Done, no connections. When I come back I open the lid and hit the button again to reconnect and thats it. Maybe the Mac has a simple airplane ...


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You could install blueutil and SleepWatcher via homebrew and set a .sleep code to call blueutil in order to disable bluetooth and call "networksetup -setairportpower en0 off" to disable wifi when going to sleep mode or closing the lid. Blueutil comands are "/usr/local/bin/blueutil -p 0" to disable bluetooth and blueutil -p 1 to enable it. To use ...


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The reason it says "Sprint Wi-Fi" at the top of the display is that you currently have "Wi-Fi Calling" enabled. This means that your calls and text messages are sent via Wi-Fi over the public internet to Sprint instead of being transferred via a cell signal. This is a helpful feature when you haven't got a cell signal, but have an internet connection over Wi-...


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