Manage the Apple AirPort interface.
Syntax /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport options The airport command is not in the system path by default, but you can create a symbolic link in /usr/local/bin: $ sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/bin $ sudo ln -s /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport /usr/local/bin/airport Options -c[arg] --channel=[arg] Set arbitrary channel on the card. -z --disassociate Disassociate from any network. -I --getinfo Print current wireless status, e.g. signal info, BSSID, port type etc. -s[arg] --scan=[arg] Perform a wireless broadcast scan. Will perform a directed scan if the optional arg is provided. -x --xml Print info as XML -P --psk Create PSK from specified pass phrase and SSID. The following additional arguments must be specified with this command: --password=arg Specify a WPA password. --ssid=arg Specify SSID when creating a PSK. -h --help Show this help.
Print the current wireless status:
$ airport -i
Print the full help for airport:
$ airport -h
“Rumack: Can you fly this plane, and land it?
Ted Striker: Surely you can't be serious.
Rumack: I am serious... and don't call me Shirley” ~ Airplane the movie
Related macOS commands:
Local man page: airport - Command line help page on your local machine.
ifconfig - Configure network interface parameters.