How to disconnect from AirPort network WITHOUT turning off AirPort?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Geoff Myers, May 5, 2007.

  1. Geoff Myers macrumors member

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    How can I disconnect from an AirPort network WITHOUT turning off (disabling) AirPort? Thanks.
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Connect to another, or just turn off airport and then turn it back on again.
     
  3. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure what you want to do, but if your AirPort is handing out DHCP addresses, you could go to System --> Preferences --> Network --> turn Configure IPv4 off. That will take you off the network. But why?!
     
  4. bankshot macrumors 65816

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    In the Terminal, this long command will do it:

    /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A/Resources/airport -z

    To get it connected again without going through the menu, just change the -z to -a.
     
  5. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Try to d/c from within iStumbler and then reconnect?
     
  6. iHerzeleid macrumors 6502a

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    Apple should make this easier to do. Windows definatly has an advantage on wireless network configurations.
     
  7. TEG macrumors 604

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    Just connect to 'other', enter a '1', when it errors out, click ok, and you are all good. But, what is the logic in running you're AirPort without a network connected? You are better off just turning it off, as otherwise you are wasting energy.

    TEG
     
  8. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Why would you want to disconnect from a network without switching off wireless?
     
  9. Geoff Myers thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm using a program called SpoofMAC and it requires a hack to get it to work in Mac OS X 10.4.5 and above. What the application does is change your AirPort Extreme MAC address. However, for it to work, AirPort needs to be active but NOT connected to a network. My issue was that my computer automatically connected to the list of preferred networks. Thanks for the help! :)
     
  10. Celeron macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like someone is going to be joining some wireless networks that he / she doesn't belong on.:rolleyes:
     

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