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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Since the newest Airport Extreme routers don't support SNMP, how can I monitor bandwidth usage on my network?

I am currently using about 600gb a month and Comcast is about to start charging me for anything over 300gb. I need to find out which devices are using the most bandwidth so I can get it under control. ...
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AirPrint somehow only through 5 GHz, why?

I have the strangest thing at the moment. I am virtually sure this was not the case a while back. I have a HP X476 MFP printer with AirPrint enabled. The network at my place is pretty standard. The ...
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AirPort network disappears when nobody is connected

I use AirPort Express to create a WiFi network. Provider gives me static IP and uses binding to MAC-address (AirPort Express has two MACs -- for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, I guess, -- and I gave provider one ...
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How do I keep track of the bandwidth usage through my Airport Extreme wireless router?

I have 3 Macs, 1 iPad, and 1 Apple TV (using HD Netflix, mostly). I need to keep an eye on bandwidth usage. What is the best way to monitor the bandwidth usage (preferably per device) that passes ...
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use two time capsules together

I want to use the newer time capsule as my wifi. I need the second time capsule because I don't have enough wired ports. How can I connect the two of them? I don't need the wifi on the second one. ...
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With an Airport router how I can see which network a device is connected to

I am having an intermittent issue where a device connected wired with a cable and a device connected wirelessly cannot see each other. Sometimes they can and sometimes they cannot. I was thinking that ...
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Connection timeout

I have a MacBook Pro 13" and my wifi connection never works properly. I know there are no problems either in the MacBook or in the router since: Another computer can connect to my router easily I ...
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Wifi connected but can't access any Website

When trying to connect to Wi-Fi it connects without a problem and it is showing that Wi-Fi has full signal strength. However when trying to access any website it shows that it is trying to load it and ...
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How to block certain IP/Mac Addresses from accessing my AirPort on my 2009 iMac?

I have a 2009 iMac running OS X 10.6.8. I would like to filter certain IP/MAC addresses from accessing my WiFi via "Internet Sharing". I have already set a password, but I would still like to filter ...
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Is it beneficial to use an Airport Express's wifi instead of my modems?

I have a modem/router that came with my ISP and I have two Airport Express. I have the Airports so I can extend my signal further. My current setup is: Modem -> ethernet -> Airport Express 1 -> ...
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Devices not connecting to Airport unless I separate bands

I have a home network setup with an AirPort Extreme base station. I've never had any issues connecting my devices to the network until recently, when three iPhone 4 devices in the family suddenly ...
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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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Setting up Airport Base Station with Uverse AND Sprint Airave

I'm trying to configure my home network so that I can use a drive attached to my airport base station as the Time Machine drive. I think that to do this the Airport needs to control the DHCP and the ...
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Wi-Fi connection timeouts on a specific MacBook

Running OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and keep running into connection timeouts. Initially suspecting the home router or infrastructure issue, however all the other laptops in the house don't get any timeouts ...
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Airport Extreme (5th gen) throttling ethernet internet speeds

I purchased the router in 2012, and am experiencing slower speeds than expected from my Airport Extreme. Brand new 16x4 channel DOCsis3 modem on Time Warner's approved list. 200 Mbps plan, and ...
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Will performance on my AirPort Extreme be hurt pushing AirPlay content over 2.4Ghz and the rest on 5Ghz?

I already know individual answers to this but stick with me :) So, the latest AirPort Extreme (802.11ac) says it can do simultaneous dual-band, which is fine when you're using both frequencies ...
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Is there a way to ask the Airport Extreme what it's external IP is via terminal?

Finally realized that my ISP was carriage natting me, and my router's ip is really on the ISPs network and not externally facing. =( My ISP Is doing something that is thwarting my ability to get my ...
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No Wi-Fi hardware installed On MacBook Pro [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro restarted itself while I was browsing the Internet and when it came back on it wasn't connected to the wi-fi. When I tried to reconnect it said "no wifi hardware installed"! Why did it ...
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Wi-Fi hardware not installed

I've a late 2008 MBP. It's worked fine up until Monday when the wifi stopped working. It now says "Wi-Fi: No Hardware installed". I've tried looking for it in the system prefs and it's gone. I've ...
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Airplay display showing

I have a macbook pro (recent model, 2015) that I use for work. I have wifi and bluetooth off and am connected via a dongle directly to my router. I checked the DHCP table on the router and there's no ...
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Can I Disable The Time Capsule's Wireless Radio on a Timer

I would like to disable my Time Capsule's wireless radio overnight. AirPort Utility contains some options for Timed Access (under the Network tab) but I have not been able to tell if this will ...
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Unable to get IPv6 lease on Airport Extreme (5th gen)

I have an A1408 5th generation airport extreme that isn't taking/getting an IPv6 address from my ISP. I live in a building where the ISP provides service over Ethernet, so setup is basically the ...
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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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My new MacBook Pro won't keep its Wi-Fi connection

Here's the deal... I have relatively brand new Macbook pro, I purchased it in late June 2014 and right now it's November 2014. Recently, my Macbook will not keep an internet connection to wifi. ...
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iPhone wifi is half the speed of Mac when using an Airport Express

My internet account with Comcast is 75 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up. To verify my internet speeds, I used SpeedOf.Me in Safari on my 2011 iMac and 2014 Macbook Pro which gave me 75-80 Mbps down and 10-15 ...
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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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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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Can I connect my time capsule wirelessly to my mobile router?

I've just received a router with my new internet. This router is wireless and therefor has no ports except power. How can I connect my time capsule to this router now that I can no longer connect it ...
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iPads half speed on Airport Extreme

It seems like on my network, all my iPad devices run at half the speed of the other devices. So I tested it. I've got an airport extreme (1TB) 802.11n, and four devices plus a macbook and they are ...
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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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Unable to reset Airport Extreme password

I recently bought a used MB053LL/A Airport Extreme to extend my current one. It has a base station password, and when I reset it it doesn't go away. I followed the instructions here ...
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Extending network with 2 airport express from another router

I have two airport express devices. Is it possible to extend my one airport express with another airport express.
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Remove Duplicate Shared Computers

After my upgrade to Yosemite, I am seeing a couple of extra shared computers in my finder sidebar. There are two additional computers that seem to be copies, based on their naming, having (#) ...
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Why am I seeing captive portal requests on my home network?

I have suddenly started getting prompts on my 2014 Mavericks MBP (10.9.5) every five minutes that bring up a page with HTML like the following: ...
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Airport Express difference between MC414LL/A and MC414Z/A?

I can't seem to find the details on Apple's website, but I have seen both model numbers MC414LL/A and MC414Z/A for sale at various web shops. The english wikipedia only lists the LL/A variant and the ...
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My MacBook pro Wi-Fi is slow, other devices are OK

The problem is that the WiFi on my MacBook is so slow it is almost unusable, it can be compared to an EDGE connectivity. My iPad and Nexus 4 both work good and have no problems with WiFi and signal is ...
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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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How can I turn on IGMP in Airport Express?

My network provider is providing my house with IPTV and for that I need IGMP to be turned on on my Airport Express. However, there is no option for it on the router. Does Airport express support IGMP ...
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Can a MacBook Pro be tracked when disconnected from the Internet?

My MacBook was stolen. I just want to know if I can find it even if the thief shut it down permanently. On my MacBook I have an automatic session opened and the Airport is turned on by default. I ...
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Consistently slow and unreliable Wi-Fi everywhere I go. 2012 MBP

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro. (13-inch, 8gb memory.) I work remotely and spend a lot of time working from coffee shops and other places with public Wi-fi. Lately - for a couple of months now - I've ...
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Connect to Wi-Fi via command line that requires username and password

I am trying to find the command to connect to a wireless access point that is WPA2, and requires both a username and password. The command networksetup -setairportnetwork <iface> <ssid> ...
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Can Airport Extreme be configured to work with a free dynamic DNS service?

I have an Airport Extreme and wish to set up dynamic DNS so that I can remotely access my home WiFi security cameras when I'm traveling. I'm seeing certain things that say the built-in dynamic DNS ...
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Setup: AirPort Express as Bridge between Building WiFi and Time Capsule in Building w/o Ethernet Jacks

I've recently moved into a new building that has wifi included for its tenants. I have no access to the modem, router, or any ethernet jacks. I have an AirPort Time Capsule 802.11ac that I would like ...
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Airport extreme seems to place a limit on gigabit ethernet

I have a gigabit internet which goes into my airport extreme. Everything is working fine now except the fact that the Gigabit Ethernet port has a limit of 200mb/s when tested. If I plug the main ...
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Running a proxy server like Charles interferes with Mac wireless web-based login authenication?

Just wanted confirmation or thoughts from others. I was doing some testing and debugging for work and noticed that if I run Charles proxy before enabling wifi and connecting to a wifi network that ...
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Can Airport Extreme have a separate network using XBrand modem connectted via Ethernet

I have recently added solar to my home. There is a monitoring system to monitor the panels inverter via a wireless connection to their gateway that connects via Ethernet to my Airport Extreme router. ...
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Airport Extreme: Macbooks cannot connect to disk drive over wifi; LAN iMac can

Just bought an Airport Extreme. Connected a LaCie 2To hddrive (usb 2). I have set up the drive without issue and can indeed see it in the Finder and browse through the files via my iMac (which ...
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Airport Extreme: is it possible to turn on all channels not considering country limit

As far as I know, different countries use different frequencies of wireless network, would it be possible that I use a AE bought in the US and use the channels that is not available in US? I see a ...
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Is it a bad idea to purchase older Apple routers?

I am thinking of purchasing an older Airport Extreme (A1143 model) as they are considerably cheaper than buying a new one. Are there any serious issues with an older model as far as performance is ...