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

Jul 11, 2016 - 145 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 - 37 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 - 270 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.

How to Join a Hidden Wi-Fi Network with No Broadcast SSID from iOS

Mar 18, 2015 - 11 Comments
Connect to a hidden wi-fi network in iOS

Hidden wi-fi networks are becoming more common as network administrators look for additional measures to secure wireless connections. Hiding the network functions as a means of security by obscurity, but the main user-side issue with a hidden Wi-FI network is that the routers SSID is not broadcast which can make it difficult to find for … Read More

Remove Bluetooth PAN Helps Resolve Wi-Fi Conflict in OS X Yosemite?

Feb 18, 2015 - 56 Comments
Remove Bluetooth PAN to fix Wi-Fi in OS X Yosemite maybe

One of the most frustrating issues that has impacted some users of OS X Yosemite are persistent wireless networking difficulties. Apple has released multiple updates to OS X aimed at addressing the problem, but for some Mac users, they either offer no help, or even worse, may add new trouble for wi-fi connections. We have … Read More

OS X 10.10.2 Wi-Fi Issues Continue for Some Mac Users

Jan 30, 2015 - 169 Comments
Wi Fi Troubleshooting in OS X Yosemite

Some Mac users who have been experiencing longstanding wi-fi issues with OS X Yosemite have discovered that updating to OS X 10.10.2 does not resolve their networking difficulties. Perhaps more troubling, some Mac users who had functioning wi-fi previously have discovered that new wireless difficulties have appeared on their Macs after updating to the OS … Read More

Troubleshooting OS X 10.10.1 Wi-Fi Connection Issues

Nov 19, 2014 - 53 Comments
Mac Wi-Fi Tool

A number of Mac users who were experiencing wi-fi connection difficulties with OS X Yosemite have found the problems continue to persist after updating to OS X 10.10.1. The reasons for this are not entirely clear given that OS X 10.10.1 has aimed specifically at improving wi-fi reliability, but some of the traditional troubleshooting steps … Read More

Fix Wi-Fi Problems in OS X Yosemite

Oct 25, 2014 - 367 Comments
OS X Yosemite

Some Mac users who upgraded to OS X Yosemite have discovered a variety of wireless network connectivity issues, ranging from dropping wi-fi connections, to an inability to connect to the outside world despite being connected to a wifi router, even suddenly and strangely slow internet speeds. These network issues seem to occur most often on … Read More

iOS 8 Wi-Fi Connection Problems? They Are Probably Simple to Fix

Sep 22, 2014 - 184 Comments
Wi-Fi

The iOS 8 update went smoothly for most users, but like every software update there are sometimes bothers, hangups, and difficulties that arise for a subset of users. One frustrating issue that is impacting some iPhone and iPad users are recurrent wireless connection difficulties post iOS 8 installation. Since these devices are so reliant on … Read More

How to Change DNS Settings on iPhone & iPad

Aug 8, 2014 - 11 Comments
Set DNS Servers on an iPhone

When you point your iPhone or iPad at a web address (like osxdaily.com), iOS will perform a DNS lookup to send you to the proper location. DNS servers handle part of that lookup service, translating numerical IP addresses into the readable domain names we’re all more familiar with and associate with web sites and other … Read More

Fix for a Mac Disconnecting from Wi-Fi After Sleep Wake

Apr 24, 2014 - 62 Comments
Mac Wi-Fi Tool

A fair amount of Mac users have encountered an issue where their Mac will immediately disconnect from wi-fi networks after waking from sleep, forcing users to rejoin a wireless network constantly. This is obviously pretty frustrating, but it’s usually easily remedied with a few adjustments to the Network Preferences in OS X. If your Mac … Read More

How to Find Wi-Fi Link Connection Speed in Mac OS X

Apr 2, 2014 - 6 Comments
Find Wi-Fi Connection Speed in Network Utility for Mac OS X

If you need to find out just how fast your wi-fi link speed is, or rather, the speed of which your Mac is connected to a particular wireless router, you can find this data through the Network Utility app that is bundled in every version of Mac OS X. This is really the fastest way … Read More

How to Find Wi-Fi Security Encryption Type of a Router from Mac OS X

Mar 24, 2014 - 7 Comments
Find the wi-fi security encryption protocol type

Have you ever needed to know what type of security and encryption method a wireless network is using? While the Mac will figure this out itself when joining most networks, you may need to relay the information to others, or specify it yourself when joining other networks. You can get the encryption protocol in use … Read More

How to Forget a Wi-Fi Network in Mac OS X

Mar 9, 2014 - 37 Comments
Forget a Wi-Fi Network in Mac OS X

Once a wi-fi network has been joined in Mac OS, the Mac will default to joining that network if it’s within range and available again. This is undeniably convenient for joining our home, work, and regular wireless networks, but it can be a nuisance when the Mac rejoins a network that you no longer want … Read More

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