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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why does my iMac has two IP addresses registered?

I have been doing network ping discovery on a WiFi-LAN and one of my iMac has two IP addresses, and I cannot understand why would that be. the only connection to the LAN is via Wifi, there is no file ...
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How can I look at Airport logs?

I have a VirginMedia connection using one of their "Super Hub"'s, their wireless configuration is turned off and I connect my Airport Extreme via RJ45 cable. I connect my iMac from the Extreme via ...
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Airport Extreme open file limit

I'm using an Airport Extreme 802.11n (2nd Generation), running firmware version 7.6.3 I'm connecting to it via a Mac Mini running 10.8.4 I'm trying to diagnose a backup software issue, where the ...
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Setting up wireless hot spot on Lion, DHCP issues

I have Lion communicating via wire to old (spaceship) AEBS which is currently DHCP serving an IP address to the Lion. The AEBS plugged in via wire to the cable modem. I want to set up internet ...
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Is it possible to block a specific IP from attempting to connect to screen sharing?

I have noticed for some time that the shared screen icon flickers on and off on my menubar every couple of minutes (MacBook Pro, MAC OS X 10.8.4). I thought it was a glitch or a bug. I've checked the ...
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Web pages won't load but network is working

I can't get web pages to load on my MacBook Pro. Airport connects with the router and ping tests work fine (on www.google.com) but web pages aren't loading in any browser in any user account. Internet ...
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Do all computers/devices connected to an airport extreme run at the same speed?

My mom just bought an Airport Extreme router recently, and she said the salesperson at the Apple Store told her that all devices on a network run at the same connection speed, and that speed is ...
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Why does MacBook connect to AirPort Express but has no internet connection, while iMac works just fine? [duplicate]

My 2007 MacBook (10.6.8) worked perfectly fine with my AirPort Express, until I added a 2010 iMac (10.8.4) to the network. When I first setup the iMac it connected to the AirPort Express, but not to ...
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Taking a Mac Mini and associated Peripherals As Carry-On Luggage Aboard An Aircraft?

Is there any reason(s) when luggage is screened at airport security, not to be able to take a Mac Mini, keyboard and mouse as carry-on luggage aboard an aircraft ?
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restarting a airport from the commandline - of a non-mac

We have a few airport's and an airport express here at my work, and I would like to bring them into my Nagios monitoring more closely. Right now they are only being monitored by ping. I would very ...
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Why do I need to reboot after updating Airport Utility to version 6.3.1?

Why do I need to reboot after updating Airport Utility to version 6.3.1? Is there some kind of serious kernel tweaks involved in Apple's new router tool? Since when does a robust UNIX operating ...
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Wireless Extended Network segmentation problem using 2 802.11ac Airport Extremes

I have a "Wireless Extended Network" using two of the latest 802.11ac Airport Extremes. This works very well with one bothersome and perplexing exception. Wireless clients can't seem to talk to ...
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Two Airport Expresses extending the same network and a weekly password rotation?

I just installed two Airport Express routers in a restaurant to improve their wifi coverage. The first device (AE1) is connected to the restaurant's DSL router via ethernet, and the second device ...
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SSID not showing. cannot autoconnect to in-range ssid

I cannot get my laptop to automatically connect to a specific network when it's in range. I am housesitting for someone who's SSID is named vpn (secured via wpa2 personal, broadcasting its ssid. I do ...
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Change volume of airport using the master keys, not itunes volume slider

My roommate recently bought an airport express, and I love it. Minus the fact that when I'm blasting music and someone wants to talk to me, I need to open iTunes and either lower the volume or pause ...
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Airport Express and AirPlay

I'd like to set up an AirPort express connected to a HiFi as an airplay receiver, acting as a device on a wireless network. At some point in the future, I'd like to extend my wired network to the ...
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Cannot configure Airport Extreme dual band [closed]

I've had this Airport Extreme for about three years. Recently I moved into a new house with a new internet service. It connected to the CenturyLink router (Actiontec C1000A) in bridged mode and worked ...
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Can an Airport Express act as AP and AirPlay at the same time?

I know it's possible to have an Airport Express create a wireless network by connecting it to my router (through enthernet cable). But can it act as AirPlay at the same time?
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Is it possible to configure the 2013 Airport Extreme to use a syslog server?

I know it was (and still is) possible to configure the earlier Airport Extreme and Airport Express stations to forward syslog events to an external server. The trick is to use AirPort Utility 5.6.1 ...
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Wireless 802.11ac and New MacBook Air

Just bought the new MacBook Air, 13" and the new AirPort Extreme Base Station. I am curious as to how I get the max connection? Option + Click on my WiFi shows I am connected only using "n" and on the ...
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Can the Airport Express base station be extended?

I'm thinking of replacing my home router (an older D-Link box) with the latest gen Airport Express base station. I currently have an older Airport Express unit (like this) that I want to use in ...
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Help Airport Express is not seen by macbook but is seen by iphone and ipad

I have an airport express 1088 (about 7 years old). My macbook with mountain lion 10.8.4 doesn't sees it and neither my wifes macbook. The strangest is that my ipad and iphone can detect it and the ...
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List of all devices connected to “Internet Sharing” Hotspot [duplicate]

How Can I know which devices connected my hotspot. Or Where I can find list of connected devices to my hotspot.
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iMac OS 10.4.11 internet sharing won't enable

I have used internet sharing to connect other items such as iPod touch, Wii or my work laptop via WiFi using the airport and internet sharing. I turned the internet sharing off ( not the first time ...
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Web access via Ethernet broken but Airport to same router works fine

I've seen lots of questions asking what to do when Ethernet works and Wi-Fi doesn't, but I seem to have the opposite problem. System details are as follows: 2009 Mac Mini (Intel Core Duo) OS X ...
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How to troubleshoot 802.11ac bandwidth problems

I have a new Macbook Air with 802.11ac, and a new Airport Extreme with 802.11ac. I'm trying to transfer a large file across my LAN (I have a network drive attached to network via wired ethernet). If ...
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How to tell if Macbook is using 802.11ac

I just got a new Macbook Air and a new Airport Extreme, both of which support 802.11ac. Is there an easy way to tell if my Macbook Air is connecting to the Airport Extreme via 802.11ac? Relatedly, ...
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Airport express and Airport utility

I moved and had to change my network. After juggling for reconfiguring my airport express station, I found out it was impossible to connect to them, even after a factory reset : they just would NOT ...
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My imac reports full wifi signal when internet is actually not connected

You closed a thread because it was not a real question. My wifi says I have full connection, but my internet won't work. I know it sounds weird but the problem described is a problem I am trying ...
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Cannot Share Screen with MBA which is behind Airport Extreme

I'm trying to connect from iMac mid 2010 (10.8.3) to my MBA 2011 (10.8.3) using the Share Screen button in Finder. I'm able to connect, but unfortunately the connection is closed in a minute and it's ...
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1st gen Time Capsule won't connect

I've just upgraded the hard drive in my first generation time capsule. It worked fine before, now the Airport Utility cannot find it (Mountain Lion). I've tried setting it up with an older macbook ...
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Block Ads via AirPort

Is there any way to block ads via an Apple Airport? I'd rather block all ads that way so that I can block ads on my iDevices.
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Airport Express Base Stations as Bridge

I have two Apple A1264 Airport Express Base Stations. I acquired them from a client I did some work for awhile back who gave me some Apple hardware that he wasn't using anymore as payment since they ...
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How do I debug Airport Extreme (5th gen) + iPhone 5 wifi performance problems?

Right around when I bought iPhone 5s for my wife and me I also moved in to a new, larger house. I was finding that wifi performance on our fancy new phones was terrible: I have a 35mbps internet ...
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How does the Airport Access Control work?

I would like to set some rule on my Time Capsule and Airport Express in such a way that some cell phones can connect only in specific time slots. In my network both the devices are connected to a ...
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Airport express with double NAT is super slow

We have a satellite modem which will hand out a single IP address via DHCP. We're unable to make changes to this modem. We want to share the network connection to a PC with ethernet and wirelessly to ...
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Sluggish performance with Airport gear on 5 GHz

I've a network that is powered by an Airport Extreme and extended by an Airport Express. My Airport Extreme broadcasts 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz channels separately. 2.4 GHz operates on channel 4 and 5 GHz ...
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How can I browse the hard disk attached to my Airport Extreme from my iPhone?

I have a gen 5 AEBS which has a total of 3 HFS+ partitions across 2 USB hard drives (USB hub in the middle). On my Macbook Pro Retina, I can see all 3 HFS+ partition in the Finder. Finder shows the ...
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Any ideas why my Airport Extreme identifies itself as a Time Capsule in Time Machine?

I recently noticed that Time Machine on both my Macs (Mountain Lion, 10.8.3) seem to think that my Airport Extreme base station (AEBS) + USB hard drive is actually a Time Capsule. Screenshots below. ...
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Macbook Air Running version 10.7.5 won't connect to wifi but connects via Ethernet

I have a MBA and I have connected to my home network before. I went on holiday and on return, I cannot connect to Wifi anymore. It tells me "connection time-out occurred". But my Ipod Touch (4th Gen) ...
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Time Machine backup to Airport Extreme AirDisk

I thought it was NOT possible to use the USB hard disk attached to the Airport Extreme Base Station (AEBS) as a backup destination for Time Machine backups. This was mostly due to Google results as ...
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Does the Airport Extreme log MAC addresses of devices that attempt to connect?

I recently had a burglar enter my home and take a number of items and I am chasing a long shot in catching him. I am hoping that the burglar had a smartphone that, when he entered the home, attempted ...
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Frequently losing Wi-Fi connectivity

I have reproduced this problem trying Wi-Fi in a different country, at a friend's house, with another router, with a new account, with a fresh OS install.. it just keeps happening. Here my specs.. do ...
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How do I programmatically and reliably get the AirPort's interface name?

I need the en0, en1, enN, enWhatever name of my Airport in a script. How do I get it reliably? Here is what I put together, but it looks ugly and brittle as it's "text parsing": ...
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OS/X Server + Airport Extreme = daily crash

I have a 4th generation Airport Extreme acting as the main interface between my network and the internet. I recently installed OS/X Server on one of my machines on the network, during that install ...
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Intriguing connection issue on OS X

I've been recently having this issue with my internet connection on my MacBook Pro Early 2011 running OS X 10.8.3: from time to time the connection "freezes" for about 5 seconds and then comes back. ...
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Change of IP / Configure AirPort Extreme

Earlier today our IP Address changed due to misconfiguration caused by our ISP. I'm trying to ensure our IP won't change again. So I spoke with our ISP and they assigned us a static IP (we were ...
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Ethernet Cable vs Wireless adaptor

What are the advantages / disadvantages of the "Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adaptor" over something like the "Apple AirPort Express"? As a frequent traveller (with a retina-macbook-pro) I am ...
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Why can I no longer get an internet connection when using my old Macbook and AirPort Express?

Up until recently I was using my 2007 MacBook perfectly fine with my old AirPort Express. A few days ago I purchased a used mid-2010 iMac which is now running OS X 10.8.3 (something I'm still not too ...
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Historically, how soon does Apple implement new wireless standards in their routers?

With the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard set to become the new wireless standard, I am wondering how quick Apple has been, historically speaking, to implement new standards like these in their AirPorts and ...