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iPhone Personal Hotspot Not Working? Try These Fixes to Troubleshoot

Nov 2, 2019 - 9 Comments
Turning on iPhone personal hotspot

Is iPhone Personal Hotspot not working for you? If you’re trying to use Personal Hotspot or connect to iPhone Personal Hotspot from another Mac, PC, or device and you find the wi-fi sharing feature is not working, it can be understandably frustrating as many users rely on this feature for internet service on the go, … Read More

How to View Wi-Fi Networks Signal Strength on iPhone or iPad

Sep 6, 2019 - 3 Comments
How to view other wi-fi network signal strength from iPhone or iPad

Want to see a wireless networks wi-fi signal strength from an iPhone or iPad? That’s easy enough, and you have two quick and simple ways to view the wi-fi signal strength of a currently active wireless network right from iOS, and you can even see the signal strength of other nearby networks too.

How to Troubleshoot & Fix MacOS Mojave Wi-Fi Issues

Nov 19, 2018 - 47 Comments
Troubleshooting wi-fi problems in macOS Mojave

Have you been experiencing wi-fi problems since installing MacOS Mojave 10.14 on a Mac? While MacOS Mojave works great for most Mac users with compatible Macs (and even for many Macs that are unofficially able to run Mojave), a small number of MacOS Mojave users have discovered that wireless networking is having difficulties for them. … Read More

iPhone or iPad Says “Incorrect Password” Fails to Join Wi-Fi? Here’s the Fix

Jul 19, 2018 - 64 Comments

Some iPhone or iPad users may occasionally encounter a strange issue where they are attempting to join a familiar wi-fi network, but iOS throws up an “Incorrect password” error message, and the iPhone or iPad refuses to join the wireless network. Often users will see the “Incorrect password” wi-fi error despite they being certain the … Read More

How to Share Wi-Fi Passwords from iPhone or iPad

Mar 15, 2018 - 11 Comments
How to share wi-fi passwords in iOS

The latest versions of iOS offer a very nice feature that lets you easily share wi-fi passwords from an iPhone or iPad so that other people can quickly join a wireless network that you’re already connected to. While there is still no way to see the wi-fi router password in iOS, the ability to share … Read More

Resolving Wi-Fi Issues in macOS High Sierra

Nov 13, 2017 - 73 Comments
Fix Wi-Fi issues in macOS High Sierra

Some MacOS High Sierra users have reported issues with wireless networking after updating their Mac to the latest system software version. The problems may range from difficulties connecting to wi-fi networks, dropping wi-fi connections (particularly after waking from sleep), sluggish wireless speeds, and other frustrating connectivity problems with wi-fi networks. This article will attempt to … Read More

How to Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 13, iOS 12, and iOS 11

Oct 4, 2017 - 41 Comments
How to disable wi-fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11

With new iOS versions (iOS 13, iOS 12, iOS 11, and later), the new Control Center toggles for turning off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth do not actually turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on an iPhone or iPad. Instead, if you hit the buttons for disabling Wi-Fi or Bluetooth in Control Center, the iPhone or iPad will … Read More

How to Change Wi-Fi Personal Hotspot Password on iPhone or iPad

Aug 23, 2017 - 2 Comments
Changing the personal wifi hotspot password on iPhone and iPad

The Personal Hotspot feature of iPhone and iPad cellular equipped models allows you to use the devices mobile connection as a wi-fi hotspot for other devices and hardware to connect to. It’s an incredibly useful feature that gets a lot of use for many users. As you may have noticed when setting up and turning … Read More

How to Tell if Mac is Using 802.11ac, 802.11n or Other Wi-Fi Protocol

Aug 1, 2017 - 10 Comments
Check wi-fi wireless band protocol in use on a Mac

Most users connect a Mac to a wi-fi network and don’t think too much about which 802.11 wi-fi band protocol is in use, but many advanced users and network administrators do want to know which 802.11 wireless standard is in use. Typically someone would want to know which wi-fi PHY standard is in use to … Read More

How to Show a Wi-Fi Password When Typing It on Mac

May 5, 2017 - 11 Comments
See Wi-Fi Password as typing on a Mac

While plenty of wi-fi networks use obvious passwords that aren’t complex, if you’ve ever joined a wi-fi network with a wildly complex wireless router password you know it’s easy to fumble and erroneously enter a character or two. Of course while you’re typing the password it appears as little bullet points that are indecipherable, this … Read More

Fix Wi-Fi Problems in macOS Sierra

Sep 22, 2016 - 206 Comments
Fix Wi-Fi Problems in MacOS Sierra

Some Mac users are reporting wi-fi difficulties after updating to macOS Sierra 10.12. The most common wireless networking problems seem to be either randomly dropping wi-fi connections after updating to macOS Sierra, or an unusually slow or delayed wi-fi experience after updating a Mac to Sierra 10.12. We’ll walk through some some-tested troubleshooting steps to … Read More

Fix “Wi-Fi: No Hardware Installed” Error on Mac OS X

Jul 11, 2016 - 118 Comments
Fix wi-fi no hardware installed error on Mac

Some Mac users may encounter a stranger wi-fi issue where the wireless menu icon has an “X” in it, and the wi-fi dropdown menu says “Wi-Fi: No Hardware Installed”. Since we’re all dependent on wireless networking these days, having no functioning wi-fi connection can be very frustrating, but fortunately this is usually a really simple … Read More

How to Turn Off Wi-Fi Assist on iPhone

Jul 11, 2016 - 5 Comments
Check Wi-Fi signal strength on iPhone or iPad

Wi-Fi Assist is a feature on modern versions of iOS which allows an iPhone to automatically start using the cellular data connection if the established wi-fi connection is poor. Enabling Wi-Fi Assist tends to make overall internet connectivity more reliable, but it has the potential downside of an increase in cellular data usage, which is … Read More

Fixing Wi-Fi “Connection Timeout Occurred” Errors on Mac OS X

May 14, 2016 - 35 Comments
Wi-fi connection timeout error is fixed and works again on Mac

Connecting to wireless networks is pretty much mandatory these days, particularly now that most Macs only have wi-fi cards and no built-in ethernet, and so it can be incredibly frustrating to be unable to join a wi-fi network. Typically when you can’t connect to a particular wi-fi router on a Mac, you’ll see the error … Read More

Fixing Wi-Fi Issues in OS X El Capitan

Oct 16, 2015 - 266 Comments
Fix Wi-Fi Problems in OS X EL Capitan

Though Apple has largely resolved the wi-fi issues that persisted in some Macs with prior OS X releases, some users with OS X El Capitan may encounter wireless networking issues after updating to the latest OS X release. Typically the wi-fi problems are in the form of dropping connections or strangely slow speeds, and the … Read More

How to Find Wi-Fi Network Passwords from Command Line on Mac

Jul 24, 2015 - 11 Comments
Terminal in macOS

Given the complexity of some wi-fi network passwords combined with the general infrequency of entering them and that they’re typically saved on use, it’s not terribly unusual to forget what a specific routers wireless password is. Fortunately, if you’re on a Mac, there are a few ways to go about finding those lost or forgotten … Read More

Disconnect from Wi-Fi Network in Mac OS X Without Turning Off Wireless

Apr 19, 2015 - 4 Comments
Disconnect from a Wi-Fi network in Mac OS X quickly

Mac users can quickly disconnect from a wi-fi network by using the wireless menu in Mac OS X. This simple task is incredibly useful for managing and juggling multiple networks, whether for something as simple as using iPhone Wi-Fi Hotspot or even a more advanced task like packet sniffing. It’s important to note disconnecting is … Read More

How to Connect to Invisible Wi-Fi SSID Networks from Mac OS X

Mar 30, 2015 - 7 Comments
Join a hidden wi-fi network from Mac OS X

A fair amount of wireless routers choose not to broadcast their identity (called an SSID) as a simple security precaution, thus knowing how to join an invisible network from a Mac is important.

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