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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I cannot find my backup on my TimeMachine

My time machine is set up by connecting an external harddisk to a AirPort Extreme. I am trying the 'Internet Recovery' option to restore my iMac from my time machine backup. When the 'OS X Utitlies' ...
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Possible to have all Airport Extreme traffic go through a VPN?

I'm wondering if it's possible (and if so, how to do it) set up my Airport Extreme so that all devices connecting to it have their traffic piped through a VPN. If I have an OpenVPN running on a Linux ...
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Filezilla Explicit FTP over TLS not working with Airport Extreme

There is a security certificate exchange that occurs at the start of the connection process which doesn't seem to work when the Airport Extreme is used as the Internet access point. When I switch to ...
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Why does my Mac take a long time (30+ seconds) to find my home wifi?

I have a retina MacBook Pro 15" running Mac OS X 10.9.4. When I wake it from sleep at work, it's connected to the wifi network before I've even entered my password. But at home, with a Airport Extreme ...
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MacBook Pro 10.9.1 loading web pages very slow over 116Mbps Airport Extreme 802.11ac

This is driving me crazy. I have a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.1 connecting to the internet via an Airport Extreme 802.11ac. Speedtest shows I am pulling 116Mbps. A week ago or so I installed ...
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Safest way to copy files to AirPort Disk from the command-line?

I have just started using an AirPort disk (a Drobo connected by USB to the AirPort Extreme). I am trying to decide what is the ‘safest’ way to copy files to the Drobo from my MacBook Pro, which ...
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Can't connect to Exchange server through Airport Extreme

Until last week, I had no problem connecting to my company's Exchange server through iOS Mail, OS X Mail, Outlook on my Windows PC, or the Outlook Web Access through any browser. Now, none of those ...
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Maximum number of Airport Expresses/Home Audio Distribution Network

I'm trying to set up a 6-zone home music distribution system using 6 AE's, each one being connected to a number of speakers thru multi-channel distribution amps. All would be located in my central ...
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During a Time Capsule 35 Pass Erase, do I have to keep my computer on / running?

Back Story: Okay, so I just upgrade my Time Capsule from a 2 TB (802.11n) to a 3 TB (802.11ac). Yay! However, after transferring over all my files, I needed to erase my old Time Capsule Partition. I ...
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Configure Airport to routers DMZ IP

I have a router connected to the Internet. I have connected my Airport Extreme to this router. I know this is receiving the message (Double NAT). Since I want to receive all traffic on my Airport, I ...
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How do I route internet through local PPP connection I have on PTY terminal?

I'm doing this hack job where I have routed a cell phone's GPRS modem over to a local PTY. The proprietary debug software actually routes the modem over TCP, I then use socat to route it to a PTY ...
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Airport Express very weak connection

I have a very weak connection through my Airport Express. By this I mean not a single Spotify song can play without being interrupted. My computer is located 6m from the Airport Express in a straight ...
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Can an old Airport Extreme be used as a switch if I put it in bridge mode?

Previous-generation Airport Extreme base stations have a resale value of about $25. A new Ethernet switch sells for $30. Can I use an old Aiport Extreme as big-footprint Ethernet switch by setting it ...
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Very slow screen refresh on server screen share

I have a brand new Mac Mini, configured with Intel i7, 16GB, dual SSDs... basically the top of the line Mac Mini you can buy as of 2/1/2014. I also purchased the latest Airport Extreme, with 802.11ac ...
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Can't see A1084 AirPort Express behind A1354 AirPort Extreme

Can anyone please make any suggestions...? (Preferably, step by step instructions to resolve this issue). I am using AirPort Utility 6.3.2 on a MacBook Pro running MacOS X 10.9.1 Mavericks. AirPort ...
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How do I capture the log output from Airport Utility?

I'm using Airport Utility 5.6.1 on Mavericks (installed from links here). I'm trying to figure out how the Advanced > Syslog Destination Address setting works... What kind of value is that field ...
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How to track down why Wi-Fi random disconnects on one particular network?

See comment in accepted answer for the likely problem source. I'm using my laptop (an early 2013 Retina MacBook Pro running OS 10.9.1) on a campus network. I have had random disconnection issues ...
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Two local networks: routing confusion

On my 17" MBP (running Mavericks) I'm sometimes signed on to two different LANs, one with my AirPort interface and one with Ethernet. My Networks are set up (in the Network System Preference Panel) ...
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AirPort Extreme network drive only uses the free space

I'm trying to expand my network by attaching a hard drive to my AirPort Extreme. The whole setup works and the drive is accessible by any computer connected to the WiFi, but for some reason, the ...
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ntpd unable to create socket on en1

I see lots of errors in system.log from ntpd attempts to create ipv6 sockets, running OS X 10.9.1. I have only wireless, so why is the iMac attempting to use en1? E.g. unable to create socket on en1 ...
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How can I stop AirPort from waking my Macbook Pro?

Recently I have noticed my MacBook Pro is completely discharging when I leave it to sleep. After investigation I've discovered traces similar to the following in the Console output: 24/01/2014 ...
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See all active clients with Airport Extreme/Express

How can I see all (active) clients on my Airport Extreme. I can’t find such option in the current Airport Utility.
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Airport Extreme, no internet

I have an Airport Extreme (4th generation) with firmware 7.5.2; it has been working fine for a long time, but stopped working properly after a brief power outage a couple of days ago. The router ...
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How to use 2009-era Airport Extreme in Bridge Mode Wifi

I have a 2009-era Airport Extreme that used to provide routing and WiFi for our cablemodem. Time Warner updated our cablemodem to a DG860, which comes with its own built-in WiFi. I'd like to ...
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Do all Airport Express generations support client mode + Airplay?

I basically want to achieve what is explained in this question/answer. I have an existing, non-apple WiFi network and I want to use an Airport Express to be able to play music from my MacBook Pro ...
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Extending a Time Capsule network with an AirPort Express connected by ethernet cable?

I'd like to extend my home wireless network to a location that is too far away for wireless to reach. My plan was to do this by running a 100m/328' length of Cat6a cable from my Time Capsule to an ...
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AirPlay Music From AirPort Express Dropping Out

My AirPlay music keeps disconnecting. Here's my gear: AirPort Extreme 2013 AirPort Express 2012 MacBook Air 2013 iPhone 4S And my setup: Extreme is in the living room Express is in the adjacent ...
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Fast screen sharing

Ok, so, I want to buy a Mac Mini with OS X server. I want to run it without any monitor, or keyboards, or mouse. Now, I want to control it remotely from my MacBook via Screen Sharing. Since I have ...
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Access disk attached to Airport Extreme over internet?

According to Apple's product page, the Airport Extreme... "...can turn your external USB hard drive into a secure drive you can share across your Wi‑Fi network and access securely over the ...
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AirPort Extreme 802.11ac Performance Issues

I'm running an 802.11ac wireless network using three AirPort Extreme base stations. While setting these fellas up is very simple and straightforward, I've been running into several issues... APE A ...
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How to set up an AirPort Express so another router can connect to it?

I have an Airport Express 802.11n 1st generation (in other words, the last one before they began to look like a white AppleTV). I would like to have this as my main router and have a second router ...
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Change Airport signal strength

I want to change the WiFi signal strength of my Airport base. That feature was removed along many others in the Airport configuration tool since version 6, so I used the previous version to solve my ...
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Use different DNS servers for guest network on AirPort Extreme/Express

I have an AirPort Extreme and Express which provide a guest and a private wireless network. I also have a Mac server (192.168.1.10) running on the LAN. I want that server to be accessed only on the ...
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Airport Router DHCP Client Identification

I have a 3rd Gen Airport Extreme (802.11n 3rd Gen Dual band) as my main router. Attached to it are an Airport Express (802.11n 1st Gen Single Band) which is connected by and extends WiFi over it's ...
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Is there a way to log outbound HTTP requests that pass through my Airport Extreme?

My wireless router is an Airport Extreme. I would like to log all outbound HTTP requests (leaving my Mac for an internet web server) for later review. Is that possible?
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Does an AirPort access point as bridge allow communication between Macs?

I am planning to make this network : ⎡ Internet modem ⎤ ⎡ AirPort ⎤ <--> [ PC ] ⎢ & ⎥ <--> ⎢ access point ⎥ ⎢ router ⎥ ...
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How can I tell if I need to upgrade/replace Macbook 07 Airport card?

I bought a used Macbook (late 07 model, white, 2.1 Intel Core Duo, 3 gig RAM) and I have been upgrading everything I can. It works great EXCEPT the airport card. The wireless internet is so slow! When ...
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How to add the Time Capsule to an existing network, in Ethernet?

I have just received my new Time Capsule. I don’t want to create a new AirPort network, I already have one. I want to connect the Time Capsule to my existing network, in Ethernet. I plan to plug the ...
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Time Capsule and Thomson modem/router

Just got a new airport time capsule (2013 model). The time capsule is put in bridge mode and the modem/router from my ISP (thomson 585 v8) is doing the router stuff (dhcp, nat). Time capsule is ...
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Cannot change IPv6 Mode on my Airport Extreme (5th generation) using Ariport Utility 6

My provider recently added support for IPv6 and I wanted to configure it on my side. Unfortunately Airport Utility does not allow me to select appropriate IPv6 mode and I'm stuck with the tunnel mode ...
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JBL Soundfly Air with multi-router AirPort Express WiFi

I got my hands on a JBL Soundfly, but it shows some trouble when I connect it to my home WiFi, which consists of 2 first generation AirPort Express linked by a cable to create a shared network. The ...
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Mavericks Server Open Directory behind AirPort Extreme

I had a PPPoE dial up connection that returns the same IP, and a domain name that is registered to that IP. Now I had an AirPort extreme at that IP address, and I've setup DMZ to my Mavericks server ...
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How to disconnect iPhone from WIFI without 'forgetting' it?

My internet connection died whilst my router still continued to work (so I could still pick up wifi but had no internet connection). I wanted to tether my laptop to my phone so I could use 4G instead, ...
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How to connect to a specific BSSID via Terminal?

My internet provider has a service where I share part of my wifi connection with other subscribers and in return I can use their wifi connection when I'm close to a subscribers router. It's very ...
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Do the wi-fi communications from Mac to Mac travel through the access point?

Let’s put two Macs MAC1 and MAC2 on the same table. They are connected to the same AirPort (wi-fi) network. They are connected to the access point AP, which is far away, at 10 meters. The Macs are ...
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DHCP and DNS fail to work in Mac OS X 10.8.2, still work in recovery mode

I've been most unfortunate to see my mid-2012 Macbook Air 11" running Mac OS X 10.8.2 stop properly receiving DHCP leases AND resolving DNS names to IPs. I know, there is 10.8.5, and Mavericks that ...
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Airport Express disconnects often

My airport express has been disconnecting a lot lately. Sometimes it disconnects every 5 minutes. My network is an airport extreme behind my router needed for work. Then I have an airport express as ...
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Why do shared network drives, mounted on my mac, have icons vary depending on how I mount them?

I have a single drive that is shared via the usb on my airport extreme. Works great. That single drive actually has two partitions. I use them for different reasons. (movies and stuff on one, ...
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Airport Extreme mesh network over Ethernet

I have purchased three Airport Extreme routers. I have a cable modem in one room that currently feeds into our primary router (which I want to replace with an Extreme), which feeds into a switch, ...
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connect Time Capsule and Airport Express

I have the old Time Capsule and was told the WIFI has gone bad. to save money, i purchased the AirPort Express for the WiFI connection. I need help connecting these two items