Maybe some of this is my fault with my RFC 1149, IP over Avian Carriers? I showed how IP packets could be sent over anything; years later some impressive groups demonstrated my idea, much to my delight and surprise. If you can network using carrier pigeons then surely using this $50 WiFi box from Walmart, right?
I used to have problems with Apple’s mDNSResponder and AAAA DNS lookups. I even told Apple Support the one #define that needed to be changed to fix the problem. Ignored for years.