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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Extending extending network using airport express

I know that this has been discussed before but this is a slightly different scenario. I live in a very elongated apartment and the signal is very bad in one end. I have a D-Link 655 (or something ...
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Black MacBook WiFi drops when fan starts blowing

I have a 2007 Black MacBook running the latest version of Mac OS X Lion. It has a strange issue wherein the Airport shuts down if the fan starts blowing, and will not start up without a reboot. Any ...
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External Disk to use with iTunes in a AirPort Extreme

I have a external disk that I use now to have my iTunes collection, I want to connect the same disk to the AirPort Extreme so I dont have to use a USB port in my Notebook. Does anyone have a ...
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Extending a wireless network with an Airport Express

I have a wireless network based on a Time Capsule (802.11n, first generation). As wireless connectivity is rather bad in one part of the house I wanted to use an Airport Express (802.11g) to extend ...
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Problems with AirPort on Snow Leopard (MacBook White)

Several days ago I performed a clean installation of Snow Leopard on my MacBook White (late 2009). As usual, everything works marvelous - except for the wireless connection to the internet. It keeps ...
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How secure is Apple File Protocol from Airport Extreme

How secure is the file sharing feature for use over WAN on an Airport Extreme? i.e. Are the content and/or passwords encrypted when accessed over the Internet?
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Setting up my AirPort Express with no ethernet cable

I have a MacBook Air, and an AirPort Express. Currently, I have my AirPort Express in a different room than my wireless router. How do I connect to my Airport Express wirelessly from my MacBook? When ...
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Airport Extreme sharing 1TB disk

I just bought an Airport Extreme thinking it was easy to share a USB disk. I'm very disappointed that this is taking so much time and still not working. The disk is 1TB NTFS formatted. It works well ...
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server & network setup

ok - just bought a mac mini server but not sure about the best way to set it up for remote access etc. At the moment its; cable modem (has 4 ethernet ports) > airport extreme > lion server (& ...
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Why does my AirPort Express keep disappearing?

I have an AirPort Extreme (n, 1st gen.) and several AirPort Expresses (g), all connected through their Ethernet ports to my network. The Extreme is used to "create a wireless network" and one of the ...
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Using Airport Express as a wireless repeater - Significant drop in wireless speed

I'm trying to extend wireless service to parts of my office that aren't getting a reliable connection. On one end of the office, we have an Airport Extreme, with a 60Mbps internet connection. In that ...
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Airport Extreme + USB Drive vs Time Capsule

The price between an airport extreme and 2TB Time Capsule is quite a lot (£100) and as far as I can see the only different is that the Time Capsule has a hard drive built in. Is there any problems ...
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Use Apple TV as airport express

If I buy an Apple TV and connect my HiFi system to the optical out, will the sound go to the TV through the HDMI cable, and the through the optical cable? Or will the optical cable take precedent ...
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Making Airport appear as a computer

I live in a building where I am connected to the university network for internet. I am not allowed to connect a router, or I will be kicked off the network. (This rule was created after wrongly ...
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Apple's AirPort App

Apple just released an app that helps you configure your apple router. I downloaded it to try it out and when I opened my iPad's Apps tab in iTunes I noticed you can transfer documents to this app. I ...
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Do multiple AirPort Expresses keep iTunes audio synchronized?

I have family members planning a party for next month, and they're looking to get a single audio track/playlist streaming across the house. Their current solution is to pick up another AirPort Express ...
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AirPlay working with iPad but rarely with iTunes on my mac?

I don't get why, when I play music with AirPlay from my iPad it always work, but with iTunes on my mac it rarely work. It says after 10 seconds: The AirPlay device “My Airport Express” cannot be ...
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Why does a network volume have a “-1” at the end after upgrading to Lion?

I have a USB hard drive attached to an Airport Extreme called "Webb Family Network Storage." After upgrading to Lion, about 50% of the time, this volume will mount with a "-1" on the end, showing up ...
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How to change the ad-hoc WiFi name in OSX?

When I turn on Internet Sharing on my mac, the broadcasted network name is the original Computer Name of the iMac. The computer name has since been changed, however the WiFi name continues to be ...
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How can I create an ad-hoc connection from my Macbook Pro wifi connection?

My Macbook Pro using a Wifi internet connection & I would like to share this connection to other systems in my house. When I tried to configure by myself I don't see the usual "airport" option to ...
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Redundancy/RAID on Airport Shared Disk?

I'd like to use a shared drive on my Airport as a central location for all of my media. But, I'd like to not place all my important data on a single drive if I can avoid it. Is there any way to build ...
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Why does my Wi-Fi network go down when my iPhone moves out of range?

When I leave the house carrying my iPhone, our Wi-Fi network stops being available, and the people left in the house have to restart one of the access points to get back online. We're using two ...
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Can my Time Capsule assign an IP address based on client's MAC address?

I need for the machines in my LAN to have static (by which I mean constant) private IP addresses. Is it possible to configure the Time Capsule to assign IP address based on MAC address, so the hosts ...
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How can I fix my Mac-Router-Mac network?

My network is amazing slow, and my question is what can I do about it. I have done the following analysis: Transfer from MacBookPro -> Router -> Mac Mini Intel Core 1 264,3 MB = 2114, MBit in 432 ...
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Airport IPv6 Router Advertisments?

I have a working HE.net IPv6 tunnel configured on my Apple Airport Express but the rest of the machines on my LAN aren't picking it up automatically. Connected machines work fine if I configure IPv6 ...
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My airport never stops searching for networks, even when I'm already connected

I switched to Lion soon after it came out on my MacBook Pro. Now when I pull down the airport menu, it indicates that it is searching for networks all the time. It does this even after I am ...
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Get WET54G working with Airport Extreme Base Station with WPA2 Password

I am attempting to get my Linksys (Cisco) WET54G Wireless Ethernet Bridge working on my Airport Extreme Base Station. I know you have to connect via ethernet and change your ip settings so you can ...
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Does downloading torrents to an AirDisk affect my internal SSD?

I gathered that it's not recommended to download torrents using an SSD (due to the high number of write operations, the SSD will be worn out pretty fast). I've changed to an AirDisk connected through ...
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Use Time Machine via AirPort Disk without using sparse bundle?

Is it possible to use Time Machine via AirPort Disk without storing the backup in a sparse bundle? I've had bad experience with sparse bundles and would like to avoid them.
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Piping audio from arbitrary program to Airport Express

What are my options for sending audio from VLC on my MacBook Pro to my Airport Express? (I know about AirFoil so far.)
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MacBook Pro unresponsive for a few minutes after opening the lid, AirPort trying to reconnect to wifi

I have a problem every time my 2010 MacBook Pro wakes up after I opened the lid. The symptoms are as follows: The display is completely normal, I can see the latest program I used, the top bar menu,...
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How can I troubleshoot a WiFi setup that needs close proximity to function?

My Macbook does not pick up wi-fi signals that my iPhone can pickup. I have an wi-fi setup at home and the router is in a room. Outside that room - or even in some corners, my Macbook Pro does not ...
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Replacing AirPort card on my Macbook

I have a White MacBook model 3,1 (bought in 2007). My AirPort card seems to be busted. It has trouble picking up WiFi from a transmitter that is more than one meter away. I know it's not an OS issue ...
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Ethernet and Airport Problems

We have one canon copier machine which is connected to our LAN router via Ethernet cable. Currently, we are connecting to the Internet using a different router. To work with the printer, I need to ...
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Extend wireless network with Airport Express or Extreme?

I know (or think I know) that both devices can do this. Basically I have the ISP provided router, which has wifi, but it doesn't work well. That gives wifi to most of the house, and then on the ...
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Airport Extreme Guest Network and Dual-band

Does enabling the Guest Network on a 4th Generation Airport Extreme have any impact on Dual-Band performance? I have multiple 802.11/g devices that I want to use the 2.4GHz spectrum, and only ...
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Can I use an AirPort Express to extend a wifi network that has a Cisco base station?

I have a household with mostly Apple products with a Cisco base station. I was wondering if I can use an Airport Express as a range extender. If it works, it would be very attractive for me since I ...
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Repartition an AirDisk

When I first set up my 1Tb external disk with my AirPort Extreme I partitioned it into two 500Gb disks, one for Backup and one for Media storage but I have no memory of how I did this. I seem to ...
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Putting in place PLC between time capsule and airport base station?

Here is my configuration: Living Room MacBook Pro NAS Network printer All connected to Time Capsule Bedroom Hifi System (with line-in) Laptop, iPod touch (any wireless device) As of today, the ...
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Is it possible to use Time Machine with Airport Express + USB External Drive?

I'm wondering if it's possible to connect an external USB drive to my Airport Express and then run Time Machine backups onto that? A bit like a makeshift Time Capsule.
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I need to extend the range of an Airport Extreme?

I bought an Airport Extreme and need to extend it's reach. I currently own a TimeCapsule. I believe the TimeCapsule also has the wifi creating capabilities of the Airport Extreme. Can I hook up my ...
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Time Capsule Setup Woes

I received a 2TB Time Capsule today, and replaced an Airport Extreme. However, after replicating the settings from the Airport Extreme on the Time Capsule, there was no internet connection (amber ...
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Airport connection problem, self-assigned IP address, not able to connect

On some wireless networks that others can seem to access just fine, my MacBook Pro won't connect, I get an error like this in the Network pref panel: AirPort has the self-assigned IP address 169.254....
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What are some cheaper alternatives to Airport Express that allow music streaming?

I have a Windows desktop and laptop (no Macs) and an Airport Express for listening to music in the living room. I also have sets of speakers in two other rooms. I don't want to spend another $200 just ...
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What features from a typical wireless router is Airport Extreme missing?

Are there any features that Airport Extreme is missing that typical routers always have? For example virtual servers, dmz?
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Airport guest network when the network gets extended

I'm looking to extend both the main SSID and the separate guest network from an airport extreme base station for more range. What apple networking hardware is needed? I presume two express would do ...
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Will an Apple Airport router work better with my Macs?

I recently upgraded from Windows to a Mac, and now I have two Macbooks. Would they work better with my wireless if I got an Apple Airport a/b/n router? (I couldn't find anything about this on Google ...
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Can I use the new Apple TV without a TV to play my Mac's audio to my stereo?

I currently have an AirPort Express (Newest N version) that is connected to my AirPort Extreme Base Station via ethernet. I have no other use for it (printer, wifi extender, etc.) other than it being ...
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Time Machine backup taking a loooong time, is this normal?

I bought an external hard drive, plugged it into the USB port of my Airport Extreme base station, turned on Time Machine, set it to use that drive for backup. It's backing up 350Gigs of data and it's ...
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Move Time Machine backup from local disk to Airport Extreme disk and share with others

I recently picked up a Drobo for storage and light backup, and want to clear the 1TB Western Digital external drive I have off my desk. I would like to still use Time Machine, but possibly off a share ...