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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migrating local USB to AirportExtreme USB for Time Machine

I've got Time Machine backing up to a local USB hard drive (i.e. I plug it directly into my Macbook Pro). I now want to use this hard drive as the Time Machine drive hooked up to my AirportExtreme. ...
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Airports, Wifi Roaming, and Ethernet Backhaul

According to Apple's Wi-Fi base stations: Setting up and configuring a roaming network (802.11 a/b/g/n), there's an implicit assumption that I want to use a wireless for everything. That is, the ...
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How do I use Back to My Mac (to time capsule) in a multiple Airport configuration?

I have an Airport Extreme with an attached USB drive that I've been accessing via Back to My Mac using these instructions (see the section with the text, "...access files on a hard drive connected to ...
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I cannot see a particular USB printer from AirPort Extreme

I have an older AirPort Extreme (UFO, Version 5.7). I can connect an Epson MX330 printer to the USB port of the AirPort Extreme and it appears on the AirPort Utility "Printers" tab, and I can print ...
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MacBook Pro or iPhone 6 won't connect to 5GHZ Asus Router

I have an ASUS RT-N65U using a custom firmware (3.0.3.7-075) from https://code.google.com/p/rt-n56u/downloads/list So I can change SSID options for 2.5GHZ and 5GHZ but I can't connect to the 5GHZ ...
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Have iTunes on Mac show the iPad with wi-fi

Usually, when I launch iTunes on my Mac and I have my iPad on nearby, iTunes shows the iPad at the top right. Then I can do a backup of my iPad in wi-fi. Sometimes, randomly, iTunes fails to show ...
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Airport extreme after linsys router not finding my synology disc/sonos system

My airport extreme is configured as bridge after a linksys (wifi) router. Using the airport I don't see the shared folders on my synology(DSM 4.2) in finder, except by connecting through the IP. This ...
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Can *all* files on an AirPort Extreme be encrypted with FileVault?

I have a Macbook Pro (Mac OS 10.10.2, late 2013 model) and am considering to buy an AirPort Extreme 2TB. I want to use it not only for TimeCapsule backups, but also as a general-purpose storage disk ...
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Wireless clients can't connect when I extend my network with an AirPort Express

I'd like to create a roaming network so that all corners of my building have good WiFi coverage. Here's my setup: Mac Mini running OS X Server (with DNS, DHCP, Open Directory enabled) 24-port ...
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Extending an Airport Express (latest) with a Time Capsule (4th Generation)

Will there be a reason not to use an Airport Express (latest model) as the main wifi router and then have the network be extended through an Time Capsule (4th Generation) on bridge mode? Is the above ...
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Macbook Pro Airport card problem

I have a problem with the wifi a while ago, so I deleted the Airport connection and am unable to find means to reinstall it. The system now shows no airport card installed. I am using 10.6.8, no ...
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Is intermittent high ping an issue in my Macbook or my router?

Every 20-30 minutes, my internet seems to be unresponsive for about 10 seconds. I can easily see this if I'm running the ping command while it happens: Now, I have two routers on my network, both ...
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How to preconfigure wifi on Mac OS X (Yosemite)?

Does anyone knows a way to preconfigure a WPA2 WiFi network on Mac OS X (Yosemite)? I'm preparing an iMac for a friend and would like to setup his home WiFi while currently far away from the network. ...
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How do you emulate an AirPort Base Station with a Windows machine?

If possible, how do you make a Windows desktop (Win 8.1) machine act as an Apple AirPort Base Station so that I can use Time Capsule on my MBP to backup to a drive on my Windows machine? Bonus points ...
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Can't connect to other network devices on AirPort Extreme

We have an AirPort Extreme 6th generation in the office. It's providing 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz wireless networks, with different names: AirPort Utility: Wireless tab: AirPort Utility: Wireless options: ...
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Can internet sharing (Ethernet->WiFi, 10.6.8, iMac) extend an existing WiFi network from an AirPort?

I want to leave my AirPort Extreme (version 76400.10) at one end of my house, and use my iMac with Internet Sharing activated at the other end of the house. Ideally, I would be able to walk around the ...
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Can a wired (ethernet) Mac act as a WiFi access point?

A MacPro '10 running 10.6.8, connected to the network via Ethernet. If I'd like to add a webcam is a router required or can I set up direct access? i.e. can AirPort act as an access point?
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Can I set a Timecapsule to connect to a wireless network, and hook up more network equipment to it with cables?

Currently I have an older style Timecapsule 2GB, the flat type, connect to my cable modem, and distributing network to my apartment both through cables (Xbox, PS4, Apple TV) and WIFI (everything ...
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Using Time Capsule as a Wi-Fi extender

I recently bought a 3 TB Time Capsule primarily to back up my Macs, but I presumed that it would extend my Wi-Fi network as well to another floor of my house. As it turns out this is quite ...
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Turn down TX power on AirPort?

Our floor has a blind spot so we needed to place an AirPort to cover two rooms. The AirPort in this particular room is transmitting at a higher power than needed, and its bleeding onto some areas ...
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What is causing slow Wi-Fi speeds on my Airport Extreme?

I have a recent model (bought 1-2 years ago) Airport Extreme that, until yesterday, has worked flawlessly. Starting yesterday, my wireless speeds have tanked. I first suspected my ISP, but that ...
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Very sporadic Wi-Fi Issue with Lion (Connection Timeout)

I have tried many a thing to solve this matter. Long and short of it is I am getting the standard "connection timeout error" but only on some networks (which are successfully connected to by other ...
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AirPlay from MacBook to Apple TV through Airport Express is choppy

So, I have Airport Express (A1392) Apple TV (A1427) connected to Airport Express via Ethernet MacBook Pro (13, L2012, 10.10.1) connected to Airport Express via Wi-Fi Streaming video directly from ...
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Would Like To Use my Time Capsule as my Main Router Instead of my NVG589

I have a Mac Mini server running the latest version of Mavericks and server app version 3.2.1. When I first signed up for AT&T U-verse I had a 2Wire 3801HGV modem. I was able to set up web ...
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My ISP's web interface is blocking OS X Server?

I have setup a domain on OS X server, pointed the domain to my public IP, and enabled port forwarding on my AirPort router. My services are set up in OS X server, and I can access them from my ...
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Is it worth upgrading my AP Extreme to the new one that supports 802.11ac? [closed]

I currently have the 802.11n model and all my devices run on 802.11n is there any benefit to the 802.11ac upgrade or should I just wait?
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Airplay doesn't show up until airport express is restarted

Since a little while, I always need to restart my airport express for airplay to show up on my computers. I use my airport express solely for the airtunes feature, and actually use a different wifi ...
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How to set-up Airport Timed Access Control such that Airplay keeps working?

I just tried using Airport Utility's Timed Access Control for my Airport Express and MacBook Pro. Unfortunately the Airport Express cuts out all communication with a device during the restricted time, ...
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How to change NTP server in airport express?

Is it possible to change NTP server in AirportExpress? Is there any other way to control this device than Airpot Utility?
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Ethernet driver DPC reinit messages from Yosemite kernel

I have one Mac (10.10.1 BuildVersion 14B25) that is experiencing periods of sluggish wireless networking. I am seeing system.log messages around these times of the following sort: Jan 16 08:02:50 ...
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Yosemite VPN breaks internet connection over Wi-fi

I have a basic PPTP VPN connection set up, but when I connect to it, my Mac immediately looses internet connection. Skype still routes and works, but internet connection dies. I don't have "Send all ...
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Time Machine Backup to Airport Time Capsule

When I backup using time machine to my Time Capsule, does this use network bandwidth? I'm uncertain as I could see it creating some sort of ad-hoc network between the computer and the disc to do the ...
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Suddenly having issues streaming iTunes 12 (OS 10.9.5 / 2010 iMac) to an Airport Express

The Airport Express is one of the older ones (no power brick). I had issues 3 months ago ; Apple couldn't help me (before I had to go) so I left it at that. Thought to get the other Airport Express ...
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Find the Ethernet connection speed on an AirPort router

The AirPort Utility apps (both iOS and OS X versions) previously were able to show the connection speed of an AirPort router's Ethernet port. Recent versions of the app, for some reason, were stripped ...
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How to block certain IP/MAC Address that access your WiFi Network ?

I can see people access into my Wifi by going into AirportUtility Here is a list of people that are connected to Wifi at the moment. There're 2 of them in there that I'm not sure - how they get in ...
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How can I share a L2TP VPN, tunnelling through ethernet, over AirPort on my MacbookPro?

I am running OS X 10.6.8 on a Santa Rosa MacBook Pro (MBP) (2.4Ghz). I have an ethernet connection that I share with an iPad and iPhone via the built-in WiFi (AirPort). In other words, my MBP is used ...
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Is there any way to connect a record player (RCA outputs) to AirPlay speakers?

I've got a very simple situation, which is: I have a generic record player with a preamp and RCA outputs (red/white). I have a pair of speakers connected to an old Airport Express, one connected to a ...
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Airport Extreme and 10/100 Ethernet Switch

I have an Airport Extreme (with Gigabit Ethernet) connected up to my cable modem, my Mac, and my PC. I have one spare port on the AE and thought about hooking up a spare 10/100 Ethernet Switch I have ...
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time capsule with 3com officeconnect router

I would like to connect my time capsule to my 3com officeconnect adsl modem router and connect my computers to the wifi provided by the time capsule. In my 3com admin page I have a bunch of ...
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How can I send audio to airport speakers from a stereo system, not a computer?

I have some speakers connected to an Airport Express, and can easily send audio to them from a computer. So far, so good. However, I also have an actual stereo system (receiver, CD/tape decks, etc.), ...
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AirPort Extreme only 1 client has an internet connection

A friend of mine has some trouble with his AirPort Extreme (Router). All of his clients (Macbook, iPad, iPhone, ...) do not connect to the internet, except one iMac in his office. The AirPort Extreme ...
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Is there a way to measure data traffic from airport extreme?

We have lot of machines and occasionally experience slowness in some devices and wanted to see if it has something do with a device stealing the bandwidth. So I would like to measure the bandwidth ...
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Extend Netgear CG3100 Router network with Airport Express A1088

I have a Netgear router (CG3100) which is in my office and the base of our wireless network. A few rooms to the back of the apartment we have an Apple TV but the wireless connection here is flaky and ...
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Full wifi signal but horrible download speeds

I'm connecting my MacBook to the internet via a current generation Apple Airport Extreme (late 2013). When I'm standing next to the Airport, my Mac's wifi indicator shows full signal strength (duh!) ...
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How to fix specific problem on Mavericks 10.9.5?

I had a problem with Yosemite so I had to downgrade (Wi-Fi went off after 10 or so seconds of connecting to a network) to Mavericks, but now I don't have Wi-Fi at all- The interface does not appear ...
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No Applications after Backup recovery

I used to backup my data via Airport Time Capsule and configured my backup, so that no Applications are part of the backup. In case of a broken HDD etc. I would prefer to install only those ...
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How to identify an iOS hotspot from the command line?

Is it possible from the command line to identify whether the current Wi-Fi connection, or a detected SSID, is an iOS personal/instant hotspot? I know OS X can detect this, as it shows a specific ...
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My laptop (Yosemite) is now 'PPPoE' connected over wifi, what is this and what does it mean?

My laptop (Yosemite) is now 'PPPoE' connected over wifi, what is this and what does it mean? Previously I was just connected by wifi (there was no mention of wifi) My AirPort base station connects ...
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I want to add a 5TB HD (NTFS) to my time capsule and have access to it from both my Mac and my PC's

I want to add a 5TB HD (NTFS) to my time capsule. I have both Mac and PC's and will like to access the drive from both. I can see that the drive is attached in airport utility on my windows pc but I ...
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Network topology: Internet connected on a leaf node?

Before I go ahead and spend money on new kit, I'd like to run by you my proposed network setup to see if it's feasible: Cable Modem <--> Airport Express <--> Airport Extreme (bridge mode) ...