Hi all. I have a networking problem which is confounding me, I hope someone can help.
I’m trying to connect my Macbook Pro to two devices over wifi. My wife’s MBP connects to both of them just fine, but mine just won’t do it, no matter what I try.
But the really weird thing is, I have a powerline-connected wifi range-extender, which sets up a parallel wifi network (same name, with “-EXT” at the end), and when I connect on that wifi network I also can connect to both devices fine.
How come I can connect to the devices over the ‘extended’ wifi network but not the main one? My wife’s can connect over either one. And I can connect to the internet fine over the main one, just not to those two devices.
My MBP: 13" 2018, running 10.14.6.
Wife’s MBP: 15" Retina early 2013, running 10.14.6.
Devices to connect:
- A mac mini running 10.13.6. It has File Sharing active with read/write permissions set for ‘Everyone’, using SMB.
- A Synology DS413j NAS which I use as a file server and for Time Machine. It’s set for sharing over AFP.
Router is a FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7390.
D-LINK AC750 Range Extender.
Please can somebody solve this?