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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Force OSX to switch to the wifi access point with the strongest signal

I have two wifi hotspots set up. Comcast X1 Router (Wireless Gateway 1) and an Airport Extreme. Both networks are set up with the same SSID, passphrase, and WPA2 Personal. Unfortunately, the wifi ...
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How to implement a large Aiport Express network

I have set up quite a few (simple) Airport networks in my life. Well, setup might not be the right wording; attaching a couple of Airport Expresses into the power, launch Airport Utility and go. Now ...
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“Backup Disk Not Available”, Time Machine can't find Time Capsule any more

I have a 2 TB Time Capsule and it was used by Time Machine for many months. Some days ago the Time Capsule was disconnected from its power supply and today is now connected again. Time Machine ...
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Time Capsule and “Back to my mac” with iCloud

Im really confused about TC and Back to my mac function on my MacBook Pro so here is what i have done so far: I have a Netgear router in one end of the house, and i have my TC on the other end of ...
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If AirPort Time Capsule is compromised, will it disclose contents of encrypted backups?

I'm thinking about using an AirPort Time Capsule for my Time Machine backup. I would certainly use encryption, but I'm still concerned about sensitive backup data sitting on a networked routing device ...
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Making a Time Capsule/Airport Extreme as a range extenter

I have a Time Capsule + Airport Extreme. Right now my TC is connected to my modem and I use the AE as a range extender. My modem is dying and I have to buy a new one and it seems like now one mostly ...
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I'm trying to set up a 2006 airport basestation but I'm getting a flashing amber light and it's not showing up in the airport utility

I have a 2014 Apple MacBook Pro running OS X El Capitan, v. 10.11.4. I connected an older 2006 airport basestation to my cable modem, and it's flashing an amber light. When I open the "airport ...
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Airport Express DNS problem

In my living room I have a wireless router, the “main” router. One of its ethernet port is connected to a powerline (TL-PA4010KIT). In my bedroom I’ve another powerline connected to an AirPort Express ...
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Thinking of getting rid of my laptop

Thinking of getting rid of my laptop and using my iPhone / iPad / Apple TV 4 to access files on the PC now by getting a 2TB Time Capsule. Will I be able to edit photos, view and edit spreadsheets, ...
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How to setup a MacBook Pro with DHCP Server over USB WiFi dongle

I have a MacBook Pro running OSX Yosemite 10.10.5 and I'm trying to set it up as a server. I have a Realtek USB WiFi dongle (RTL8188cus) plugged in with the drivers installed, showing up as interface ...
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native IPv6 support over PPPoE in Apple Airport Extreme

Is there a technical reason why Apple does not support native IPv6 over PPPoE in their Airport Extreme Basestations? AFAIK here in Germany, all ISP using it and all modern routers seem to support it. ...
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Wifi not working anymore on MacBook Pro Early 2011 15"

Yesterday my wifi turned off - apparently for good. At first, it would switch off automatically and could not be turned on again. After reboot it started properly but then after about 20 minutes ...
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AirPort Time Capsule Connection to Internet

I bought an AirPort Time Capsule to store my backups and read that it can also improve the speed of my Wi Fi; I have a mini Mac, a mini iPad2, an iPhone5 and until now I go in Internet with the Wi Fi ...
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Is this normal: my direct Ethernet is 5x faster than the same Ethernet via Airport Express?

When I connect my Mac via Ethernet it has 5x more maximum speed than when connecting it with the same Ethernet to the latest Airport Express. Is this normal (and if so, why)?
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Airport extreme wireless bridge

Is it possible to make an AirPort Extreme catch wifi and output the data through its Ethernet ports but not broadcast a secondary wifi signal?
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Airport Express as extension

I have an Airport time capsule as a main wireless, I add an Airport Extreme and a Airport Express as extension of my network. All of them have the same connection name. Problem: the connection in the ...
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Possible to use airport extreme as second hard drive?

I'm running 10.10.5, on a 13 inch macbook pro. Was wondering if I could use my airport extreme as an extra hard drive?
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Port forwarding on Airport Express IPV4

I'm facing an error with port forwarding on my Airport Express. Yes I'm using the Airport utility application for this. I go to the network tab and i can see the port settings - then i click +(ADD). ...
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Can I use my Mac's speakers and AirPlay / Bluetooth at the same time?

I have an iMac at my home office that I'm often playing music on from the output speakers. I also have an AirPort Express with a speaker connectable to via AirPlay / Bluetooth. I was wondering, is ...
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Should my modem or AirPort Extreme be in bridge mode?

Here is my setup. I have a modem connected to a 8-port networking switch. Those 8 ports are connected to cat5 plugs throughout my apartment. In another room, one of the cat5 plugs is connecting to my ...
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AirDrop between WiFi networks

I have a Fritzbox acting as WiFi Access point and handing my home DSL connection, DHCP etc. I also have an Airport Extreme connected via network cable to the Fritzbox, only creating a Wireless ...
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Why is *only* my MacBook Air failing to reach the internet?

I thought my ISP was flaky because Airport Utility reported that the internet was orange and unreachable. Several times an hour, for periods ranging from a few seconds through to several minutes, ...
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How can I find the PPPoE password configured in Airport

I'm connecting to internet via PPPoE with a AirPort Express. Now I want to replace AirPort with another router, but I don't remember the password of my PPPoE account. So I'm wondering how can I ...
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MacBook Air not contacting Wi-Fi with NETGEAR Extender

My MacBook Air is not connecting to Wi-Fi through NETGEAR Extender whilst all other device do, such as MacBook Pro, Apple TV and iPad. I tried to: Delete all Network configurations from System ...
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USB adapter stops working after deleting NetworkInterfaces.plist

TL;DR: I have an external USB wifi adapter on a MacBook Pro which was working fine before I deleted my /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist file without making a copy. Is ...
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Wifi 802.11n drops randomly on my Macbook Pro 15"

Since I updated my Macbook to El Capitan, I can't stay constantly connected to my 802.11n WiFi. When I deasactivate it, or if i'm on Windows 10 using BootCamp, everything works fine, it's only on Mac ...
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Same network name in house loses WIFI

Because of to thick wall's I setup the internet modem as a WIFI point, use internet over power to connect to another room and setup an Airport Extreme to have WIFI all over our home. Both networks ...
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How can I test my LAN speed between Mac and Apple TV?

How can I test my LAN speed when I do not have two computers? I have a Mac, an iPhone, and Apple TV. I want to see the strength of my home network. I don't care about testing my internet connection, ...
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AirPort Extreme between two VLANS - intermittent response to ping

I have a network topology I'm trying to set up with some TP-LINK switches with 802.1Q VLAN support. A technical detail is that I have two of these switches with an aggregate of two gigabit links set ...
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Why is Time Machine backing up to .sparsebundle file?

In the past, I had used only an external hard drive for my backups. It worked great, and it backed up to folders, in a way that I could go to individual files in the backup. I decided that since I was ...
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Mixing 10/1000 Device w/ other Gigabit Devices to Apple Airport Extreme

My Mac Minis (which support Gigabit Ethernet) are physically connected through Gigabit Ethernet to my current generation Apple Airport Extreme (which has Gigabit Ethernet switch ports). If I add a ...
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Airport Express as a wifi access point connected by Ethernet cable to a modem?

Will an Apple Airport Express be able to do what I need? I work on a laptop running Win7Pro, and my internet feed comes to a Netgear DM111P cabled modem, which I connect to the laptop using an ...
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Apple Airport Extreme AC True Wireless Roaming?

Just a quick question to people who use airport extreme's / express's to extend the coverage of their wireless. I've seen this referred to as wireless roaming.. My question, is this true wireless ...
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Is any user data stored on Apple AirPort Express

I want to sell an AirPort express that I no longer use. Is any user data stored on the unit and if so how do I remove it?
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Internal AirPort card failed; need one that supports WPA Enterprise

The AirPort card in my wife's Mid-2010 MacBook Pro 13" has failed. I tried reseating all the connections to the logic board, but I'm not interested in removing the display to troubleshoot further when ...
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Is it safe to turn off Block IPv6 on my Airport Extreme

I think I am having issues trying to connect to servers that are using IPv6. Mainly related to local web development. On this Github Issue relating to my specific problem and they recommend ...
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Is Airport Express reasonably better at receiving Wi-Fi signals than a laptop?

I keep my router (an Apple Time Capsule 2011) in my living room, but I frequently use my MacBook Pro Retina 15" Mid-2014 in my kitchen, which is separated from the living room by a wall. In the ...
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How can I get the list of all active network interfaces programmatically?

My objective is to determine the IP address for Ethernet on a device. But assuming that there are connections like WiFi and USB Ethernet, is there a particular way just to get the Ethernet IP ? On a ...
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Slow (10 mbit) Wi-Fi between AC AirPort Extreme and 2015 MacBook Pro (AC)

I'm using speedtest.net to make the measurement. When I'm plugged into the switch using a Thunderbolt-to-Gigabit-Ethernet adapter I get 100/100 mbit consistently (what I pay for), but over Wi-Fi I get ...
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How to connect to a specific AirPort device?

I recently setup a new AirPort extreme to extend my Base Station. When I go into Airport Utility, the devices sitting right next to the Airport Extreme are connected to the base station. How can I ...
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Apple TV play media stored on Airport Extreme hard drive?

The current gen Airport Extreme (802.11ac, you know... the tall white one) is capable of having a network accessible hard drive connected directly to it. Now that the new Apple TV can run apps, can I ...
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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 ...