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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Interstitial screen/marketing layer on Airport guest wifi

Is there a way I can add an interstitial screen when a user first logs in to my Airport Extreme's guest network whereby I can make a marketing ask (like, "Like us on Facebook!") and require them to ...
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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) ...
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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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iTunes w/ Airport Express getting Error -15000 on three different Dell PCs

Here's a question that the Apple discussion communities have been useless to solve. I've got 3 Airport Express speakers (bought in 2008, 2009, and 2010) that I used to use for music distribution in ...
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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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3TB Airport Time Capsule (FW 7.7.3) Incorrect DNS address delivered by DHCP

3TB Airport Time Capsule (FW 7.7.3) DHCP sends the correct DNS address to hosts for the Primary network, but sends the Gateway address for the Guest network. If I correct the DNS manually on a host, ...
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How to mount a hard drive to AirPort Extreme?

I have the new AirPort Extreme 802.11ac. I plugged in my 2TB Western Digital external hard drive into the AirPort Extreme USB port. I tried to find the mounted hard drive in my networks on Windows and ...
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New Airport card, now can't connect to some servers

I have a very old Mac Pro ~2009 that didn't come with an Airport card. So... I installed an Apple Airport card that reports it is an Intel 82574L. I can do nearly everything on the internet, except ...
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iPhone 6 & Verizon: Tethering established over IPV6 only — IPV4 websites don't work

This issue happens periodically (but it seems to survive reboots). It seems when tethering I'm assigned an IPV6 address & IPV6 DNS server, but no IPV4 addresses. I'm able to use google services ...
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Option to use airport express with 1 terrabyte harddrive for dropbox equivalent

I have an airport express with a 1 terrabyte harddrive, obviously this airport is connected to the internet and in the next month our house will be conected to the optic fibre network giving us 200 ...
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Timed Access on AEX

I have my home network connected in the following manner - ADSL MODEM--(Wired)-->AEXT--(Wired)-->AEXP1--Wireless-->AEXP2 The AEXT is has a wired connection to the AEXP1 creating a roaming network. ...
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Time Capsule / AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi Signal

Regard maximizing the Time Capsule or AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi signal, just for my curiosity and knowledge, from the hardware standpoint why is not recomended to place the Time Capsule or AirPort Extreme ...
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IP management throug Airport Extreme

When I am traveling I need to be able to connect me to the office and get the same IP address as I have in the office. Would it be possible to configure this with an Airport Extreme and if so how? I ...
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iPod touch can't get IP address from Airport Express

I've got the following setup: DSL modem connected via Ethernet to an Airport Express A second Airport Express extending the first Both Airports Express are the current model, running version 7.6.4 ...
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Problem with Apple Time Capsule Being Used to Extend a Wireless Network

I have a Time Capsule (it's the last version, not the current one) that is connected to my FIOS modem and serves as the base station for my home wireless network in my three story house. I have an ...
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My wireless has been set to “inactive”, how do I reactivate it?

I seem to have inadvertently deactivated my wireless in the "Network" section of System Preferences. When I go to the Airport icon in the menu bar it looks like a semicircle that, when clicked on, ...
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Why does Airport Extreme disable LAN interfaces in client mode?

I have configured my wireless airport extreme to use client mode (hint: if this is not available in "manual configuration", start the assistent and it will appear in the menu ...). This is working ...
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airport express airplay, kill core audio

i have regular computer speakers plugged into my airport express router, and play music via airplay from my iphone and macbook pro. i usually select airplay on my macbook pro by holding alt and ...
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AirPort Express and Extreme Wi-Fi strength comparison

I'm about to buy an AirPort model but I'm not sure if there is any difference in terms of signal strength and range. There have been comparisons between these two models in the past but I don't think ...
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Problems using my Airport Extreme Base Station with an external HD as an iTunes library

I have my entire music collection on an external HD which I connect to my network through a direct USB connection with my Apple base station. I'm finding that iTunes struggles to load the library ...
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Questions regarding using a WD MyBook via the USB on my AirPort Extreme

I want to format WD MyBook (2T) to extFAT, because my spouse uses a MAC and I Windows. I have read extFAT is better than FAT32 for several reasons (limitation on file size with FAT32); is that true? ...
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Is a SuperDuper sparsebundle secure?

I am backing up my computer to a sparse bundle on a USB drive attached to my airport extreme. If someone were to steal this drive, would they have access to the full contents of the image, or is it ...
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How do I point Sonos to my music on an Airport Extreme connected hard drive?

I am attempting to set up a music library to use on my wifi based Sonos system. I have moved a copy of my iTunes music collection to an external USB 2.0 drive (Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Drive) which ...
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External HDD works connected to Airport Extreme but not recognised on MBP

I've a strange problem I can't seem to figure out. I have a 1TB external USB HDD connected to an Airport Extreme base station that is used as a time machine backup and general external HDD. Works ...
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Connectivity Issue with two Airport Express wireless network

For awhile, I have had my wireless network set up with two airport stations: one downstairs and one upstairs, connected by a Cat5 ethernet cable through the walls. However, on my Macbook Air running ...
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What are Airport scan requests?

I have a lot of logging noise that seems to be malignant, and doesn't scream "problem" when I look at it. It is just so frequent that it's almost endless, and that it's related to wireless networking ...
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Sending a file from a network attached printer via FTP to an Airport Extreme attached hard drive

I have a Canon iR-ADV 400 that has a scanner. I can scan files and send them via SMB or FTP to a network attached device. What I would like to do is send the scanned files to a hard drive that is ...
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Apple Airport express music streaming stopped working after iOS update 8.1 over WIFI

I bought brand new Apple Airport Express to play music directly through WIFI. After updating iOS, the music streaming stopped working. Apple, see this! Fix this, thank you. OSX streaming works ...
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Wi-Fi interface missing

i have a Macbook Pro from 2011 currently running OS X Yosemite 10.10. Before i upgraded to Yosemite, i was experiencing a common wifi issue that was that the wifi disconnected from the internet and it ...
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How do I set an empty search domain on Airport/Time Capsule

My ISP supplies their own search domain via DHCP, which I don't want being passed on to my own devices. However, if you leave the field for 'search domain' empty on an Airpot/Time Capsule it will ...
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VPN won’t work with AirPort Extreme

I have a VPN server set up on my MacMiniColo machine running OS X 10.9.5 server. My iPhone (running iOS 8.0.2) can connect to the VPN server via LTE. My MacBook Pro (also running 10.9.5) can connect ...
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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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Looking for IPv6 modem for bridge mode

I have a Time Capsule and a modem in bridge mode. I would like to switch to IPv6 so that I can stop using NAT. My modem does not have IPv6 support so I need a new one but I can't find one that on the ...
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Does the Airport Extreme support wireless roaming and guest network?

I'm looking to purchase two Apple Airport Extreme base station units to use as wireless access points only. They will be connected via Ethernet to my network closet. Internet gateway is handled by my ...
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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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AEBS crashing after iOS 8

Okay, let me start with the caveat that I'm a bit in the dark about what exactly is going on here. I'll try to provide all the necessary info but feel free to ask for more if I leave something out. ...
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Airplay and ALAC

There are many AirPlay-compatibile receivers, which do not support ALAC files when reading from USB stick or NAS How is this possible, if AirPlay internally uses ALAC for streaming? Does it mean that ...
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AirPort Extreme won't turn on after power outage

So, we had a short power bump the other night and now I cannot get my AirPort Extreme to come back on. I have completely unplugged it and tried the reset button with no luck. This happened months ...
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can't connect two hard-drives to my airport

I have two seagate usb 3.0 4tb drives full of music that I want to access wirelessly. I have my Bites USB 3.0 hub powered by DC 5V cord. I want to connect these to my airport extreme (5th gen), but ...
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Can AirPort Express add speakers to a network without broadcasting a new wifi signal?

I have a Time Capsule, which is 802.11ac capable. On wifi I get ~100mbps. I recently got some desktop speakers for my office. I like to move my laptop around the house, and I'd like to avoid having ...
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Airport Express causing unexpected error

I had 2 Airport Express units to extend my wi-fi. I replaced an old unit with a new one and just as I did that I lost connection to my other unit. I reset the unit to factory setting and when I try to ...
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Prevent Mac from connecting to WiFi networks with same name as preferred network

How can I prevent OS X (and ideally iOS devices as well) from connecting to a WiFi network which has the same name as one of my preferred networks, but isn't the same network? For example say my ...
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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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Airport Utility gives Bogus status, misbehaves a lot

The Airport Utility shows all 3 of my Wifi access points as being offline today, all have the yellow caution triangle "/!\" and display the message "Device Not Found: AirPort ExtAC was previously part ...
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Network OK but no Internet connection. Can this be faulty hardware?

Since a few days ago, my 2011 Macbook Air running Mavericks 10.9.2 stopped connecting to our TimeCapsule wifi. Other Apple and non-Apple devices connect fine so I've ruled out a router problem ...
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Airport Disk - How can I access it over the Internet without iCloud or Back to my Mac?

Airport Disk - How can I access it over the Internet without iCloud or Back to my Mac? I have enabled the "access disk over WAN" option but when I try the ip nothing happens. The ip is correct, I ...
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New Airport Time capsule on dorm network

This week I purchased an AirPort Time Capsule and attempted to set up my own network in my dorm apartment. The network at my school has two options, one requires me to login with my school ID and ...
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Network service inactive/Unable to add Wi-Fi network on mac pro

I have no idea what happened but my Wi-fi network has disappeared completely! The Wi-fi icon found on the top menu bar is gone. I'm unable to create a new Wi-fi network service but only able to ...