For the rest of us, Apple’s suggestions based on the diagnostics are the most helpful. Sadly this utility won’t help, but this guide will.Apple hides some of the best features even deeper in this application.After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
If you’re setting up a router yourself, this function lets you find the least crowded channel. You’re looking for the best signal under quality with the least amount of noise under signal.
This area is also the part of Wireless Diagnostics you use to find the ideal spot for your router.
If that doesn’t work, it lets you work with a support technician to figure out what’s wrong.
Don't worry, this sounds complicated but it's just a simple browser setting.
When you first open the application, it wants to test your network connection.
You’ll lose your connection for a minute, so close out anything you’re working on. When you close the introduction window, the application closes. It’s in there so check out our guide on how to use it.The application gathers all this information into a diagnostic report it puts on the desktop along with any suggestions that would improve your connection.The compressed diagnostic report contains technical information an experienced network engineer can use.This could affect access to DNS service, and keep you out of your friends LAN (which would make your device non-routable). I'm not sure of the mac address setting but as said I can enter the router setup and take a look if needed... If you don't permit DHCP, it's possible your IP address is static.I can enter the router config (192.168.100.1) and its set to WPA. On a side note my router at home (2 TB Airport Time Capsule) shows a WPA2 connection. This could affect access to DNS service, and keep you out of your friends LAN (which would make your device non-routable). I look at the current network settings and it shows "using DHCP" under the TCP/IP tab.the person who setup the Wi Fi may have mac address filtering as a extra layer of security whereas the device connecting needs to be manually entered on the device list Do you have DHCP enabled? the person who setup the Wi Fi may have mac address filtering as a extra layer of security whereas the device connecting needs to be manually entered on the device list Yes...If you don't permit DHCP, it's possible your IP address is static. I connected to the network with my i Phone 5s (while the network was still secured with a password) without any issues.Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick!Some forums can only be seen by registered members.This feature looks at all the wireless networks it sees and looks at how you can connect to them. If you aren’t sure what’s wrong with your connection, this is where you’ll find the details you need to fix your problem.In crowded areas, these details help you find the best router to connect to. Keep this function open as you move to different areas.