Apple's original trademarked term for wireless networking, which predated the use of the broader industry term "Wi-Fi". As of June 2011, Apple is phasing out the use of the term and using "Wi-Fi" instead.

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What could I benefit from replacing the AirPort Card in my '09 MacBook Pro?

I have a Mid-2009 MacBookPro, I would like to upgrade the AirPort Card so that I can access continuity and instant hotspot features, but other than that what will Bluetooth 4.0 allow me and will the ...
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Different speeds on the same Airport Extreme

I have a 200 MBs Internet plan connected to my Airport Extreme. Using two different iPads I get 200 MBs in one and in the other 5 feet away 1.2 MBs. The same happened with two MacBooks. Do you know ...
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Will a Time Machine backup drive still be recognized as such if I add a USB hub between it and my Airport Extreme?

When I first set up my Time Machine backup, I did the initial backup by connecting the USB backup drive directly to my Mac. To my dismay, I discovered that I couldn't then unplug it and then move it ...
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Wifi turns off and refuses to turn back on on MacBook Pro Retina with OS X El Capitan

Yesterday, my computer developed two worrying problems that occurred simultaneously: My computer began to crash at random times (solved, maybe) My Wi-Fi turns off frequently and cannot be turned ...
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I have 2 IMac.s running El Capitan and a mac mini, the mac mini and one iMac see the airport extreme, one iMac does not?

I have 2 Imacs running El Capitan one Mac Mini and a older Macbook. All of the devices except one iMac can see the Airport Time Capsule. I open the Airport Utility on the iMac and it does not see the ...
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Internal signal strength of Airport Extreme?

I'm using an Airport Extreme as a wi-fi-to-ethernet bridge. Since I'm on ethernet I cannot Option-Click on the Wi-Fi menu to see the signal-to-noise ratio and other characteristics. Is there a way ...
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Macbook choses 169.254.x.x when the range is really 192.168.2.x

We have a router/modem 2wire (with DHCP disabled) which we are just using as a modem now, wired to our Airport (with DHCP enabled). We have 5 other devices connected. One of the Macbooks is choosing ...
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How to stream audio from VLC to AirPlay speakers?

My configuration looks like this: MacBook with EL Capitan AirPort Express 802.11n (2nd Generation) speakers connected to AirPort's audio port using mini-jack On my MacBook I switched audio output ...
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Apple Time Capsule won't extend wireless network

I am running a Wifi network with a fritzbox 7360 and all my apple devices (apple tv old and new, MacbookPro, mac mini, iPhone, iPad) can connect just fine. Recently I bought apple time capsule 3TB ...
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Mac has same IP as another device until I restart the Airport

We just installed the airport and when we turn on some of our Macbooks, they get the same IP as another device so we have to restart the Airport to get new IPs for the computers and for it to work on ...
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WAN connectivity failure every 5 minutes on Technicolor router

Starting recently, my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11.2 loses its Internet connection every five minutes or so. My router, a Technicolor TC8717T (don't ask, it's the free one from my ISP) provides two ...
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How do I get macbook recovered from internet connectivity issue?

I'm very much worried due to annoying internet problem that I'm facing for the past few days. Please help me get out of this please suggest authentic solution, please. Macbook Model = Late 2013. ...
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How to Connect Printer via Ethernet on Thunderbolt Display?

I have a complex setup and just upgraded from Mavericks to El Capitan and now my printer no longer works. I had it connected via ethernet on a different subnet through a Thunderbolt display that is ...
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Unstable Wi-Fi connection on MacBook Air (Early 2015)

My father's MacBook Air (Early 2015) has some strange Wi-Fi issues that he says he's been experiencing ever since he got it. I finally took the time to look at it and there is indeed something ...
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Using TimeCapsule through PFSense firewall

I'm running some time capsule automatic backups and I've recently totally changed my home network with a PFsense firewall and of course my mac stopped recognizing my time capsule. My mac is ...
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Why does opening AirPort Utility restore my internet connection?

My office has a D-Link router hooked up to DSL. Connected to it via Ethernet is an Airport Extreme (6th generation). The Airport Extreme is the wireless router to which my MacBook and other users ...
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MacBook connected to ghost network

I have a MacBook and it has been giving me a weird issue since today morning. I have a WiFi at home and when I booted up my laptop it showed connected to my Wi-Fi network even when the router was ...
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Is Apple Wifi called AirMac or AirPort in other countries?

I am tasked with writing a setup guide for my university's network. Directing my users to the Wifi pulldown menu on a Mac, do I ask them to click the "AirPort" button or the "AirMac" button? Please ...
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airportd keeps crashing

I'm running a Macbook Pro retina 13 inches early 2015 with 16 Go of RAM and a 3,1 GHz intel core i7 on OS X El Captain 10.11.1 I keep having some problems with airportd that crashes really often. ...
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How to deactivate Wifi 801.11 N on Mac?

I would like to deactivate the Wifi 801.11N on a Macbook Air 2013. I have some problems of stability and connection losses when connecting to a professional network. It appears these issues are ...
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AirPort Time Capsule remote access in bridge mode

Final intent: have the time capsule in my office; have access to time capsule's disk at home. I'm sorry if the terms I use are not correct, I don't have much knowledge in networks setup. My setup ...
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Constant lag issue when streaming music from iTunes to Apple TV, not the other way around

My network is setup as follows: Cisco DPC3825 Modem / router; wireless is disabled. DNS servers set to Google, then Shaw as a backup. Apple Airport Extreme (in bridge mode) connected via ethernet to ...
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TimeCapsule in DHCP&NAT with ISP router in bridge mode does not work. Everything is fine the other way round

Until today, I've been using my ISP router in "Router" mode and my time capsule in Bridge mode. TC is connected to ISP router via ethernet port (ISP upstream and TC downstream) Now, to use Back to ...
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MB Air: connect, update App Store with broken Wifi/Airport via USB WiFi

On my MB Air 2,1 (mid 2009) the wifi is broken. Connecting with the internet is possible via an Apple USB-Ethernet-adapter. When trying to install an app/update via the App Store (e.g. to OSx El ...
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Can't set IPv6 mode on Airport Extreme

I have a AirPort Extreme 802.11n (5th Generation) connected to a Zyxel VMG1312-B30A modem. My ISP is Deutsche Telekom with VDSL. For quite some time I was able to use native IPv6. But this stopped ...
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Sync a macbook's iTunes library from an offline library stored on a disk

I know that it's possible to store one's music library on an external disk attached to an Airport Extreme or an AirPort Time Capsule: Option + iTunes, "Choose Library...". One can also store a ...
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Safari getting stuck every few minutes

On my recent 13´ Macbook (may 2015) my Safari gets stuck all the time. The progress bar just gets stuck every couple of minutes and I have to deactivate/activate airport and re-login. Then it works ...
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OS X does not detect AirPort card

I installed an airport card (fit), but it did not recognize. I tried resetting PRAM and SMC and switching antenna cables. Is there anything else to try? It says no airport card installed on a Mac Pro ...
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Can I use Airport if the network needs daily authentication?

Each day, in my company, I need to manually login via a web portal: Do a google request -> leads to nowhere Do the same request from HTTPS to HTTP Be redirected to the login portal Click login, an ...
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Wireless transfer speeds between macs in a home network

I have a home network with the following components and network capabilities. AirPort Express (A1264): 802.11a/b/g/Draft N = ? Mac Mini 2011: 802.11n = 54-600 Mbit/s MacBook Air 2014: 802.11ac = ...
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How to make a Time Capsule extend the wirless network?

Network map |--> RJ-45 jacks ISP -> Modem -> Airport Extreme -> Linksys Switch -> Time Capsule This is the chain, all connected by ...
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Setting up Wi-Fi hotspot for phones to connect

I am trying to use Mac's internet sharing to create a local network for my phones to connect. The idea is that phones (Android tablets) can search up the Wi-Fi hosted by my Mac and connect to that. ...
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Using Apple Time Capsule as Backup only

I had Apple AirPort Time Capsule which also has a 2TB hard drive for backup. Now I have another router and modem and don't need the Apple one as my main router but still can benefit from its 2TB space ...
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Share wifi connection from macbook to airport express

I'm trying to do the following setup: Internet modem/router -> (wifi) -> Macbook -> (ethernet) -> Airport express ->(wifi) -> various devices. Is it possible to share internet from a MB to an ...
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How to setup DMZ with Airport behind a router (double NAT issue)?

My cable provider shipped a new modem which includes WLAN, and thus also a router. It hands out 192.168.0.X adresses via DHCP. My Airport's WAN side is connected to this router, and gets an address ...
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My MacBook Pro rarely connects to our Wi-Fi

We have BT Internet and Router. My phone has no problem and the other people in the house have no problem connecting. However, my MacBook only sometimes connects to our Wi-Fi. Usually it asks for the ...
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Slow wifi after forgetting a network?

I've got an early 2011 13" MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11.2 PB2, with 10GB of RAM, a 500GB SSHD, and an upgraded AirPort card for Continuity support. My college wifi network (eduroam) got a ...
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Airport Extreme 11ac w/USB HDD: Time Machine not recognizing old backups

Some time ago I bought the new 802.11ac Airport Extreme (like the one pictured here). I connected a USB hard drive to the Airport Extreme and used Airport Utility to enable file sharing. I chose the ...
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Given 2 network interfaces, any way to make a certain app use just one?

I have an ethernet connection and a WiFi connection, each with a separate WAN connection. Is there any way to make a certain application use just one of these connections, while other apps use the ...
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Change channel in Airport Express when extending network

I have a Airport Time Capsule running my WiFi network at home, but have a bit of a weaker area near my bedroom (upstairs) so got an Airport Express to help it out. I set it up using Airport Utility ...
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Jitter in Airplay when using in conjunction with built-in speaker

I want to sent OSX (10.10.5) audio to the internal speaker and an Airplay device (Airport Express). For this I have created a Multi-Output device "iMac+Airplay" in the Audio MIDI Setup utility: ...
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iPhone seamless wifi roaming

I have a Fios ActionTec router at one end of my house (not great placement, but not much I can (cheaply) do about it. The other side of my house has a very poor signal. I have tried multiple products ...
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Choose which Airport to connect to

I have an Airport Extreme on one floor and another one on the second floor as an extender. For some reason my device keeps connecting to the first floor Extreme - I know this because I can see it in ...
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AirPort Extreme Roaming Network

I'm regularly hosting gaming events for medium-sized groups of 50-100 people. So far, players typically used personal hotspots to connect to the Internet. However, I would like to fix this with an ...
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Airport Extreme disconnects for large read/write jobs

I have a wi-fi accessed Airport Extreme used for both Time Machine and personal file storage - approx 500GB of photos, music etc. I use Crashplan to back up my personal files FROM the Airport Extreme ...
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Unable to view files on USB hard drive connected to my AirPort Extreme

I have a external USB hard drive connected to my 5th generation AirPort Extreme. Sometimes, usually after a computer restart, I'm able to view the files. But after that, I'm unable to view them, as ...
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Internet connectivity drops intermittently on El Capitan

I've got the following setup: A 2010 MBA and a 2013 rMBP, both running El Capitan (same issues on Yosemite though), connected to an AirPort Express 802.11n (1st Generation), which is connected via an ...
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How to connect Airport Express to PC

I have an older PC without WiFi and an airport-express. How do I use airport to connect to the house network?
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How to turn off Bridge Mode in Airport Utility?

I want to shutout some websites on all my devices (Macs, iPads, and iPhones) in my home network and after I searched for it, I ended up using a service called OpenDNS. However, they instruct me to ...
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Airplay sounds are withheld and play when I switch back to internal speakers

Today I encountered this strange problem: I tried to switch to my Airplay speakers (connected through an Airport Express) by using alt+click on the sound icon in the menu-bar. Music was playing ...