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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How to diagnose connection timeouts when connecting to a WiFi hotspot

I am having difficulty troubleshooting this error message: I don't get any indication any details about the failed connection attempt. How can I diagnose such timeouts and resolve the connection ...
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Can an Airport Express extend a non-Apple wifi network, wirelessly?

Can I use an Airport Express to extend my wifi network if my current wifi network doesn't have any other Apple access points on it. I wish to extend wirelessly, without a wired connection between the ...
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Adding a third Airport Express causes dramatic network slow down

When TWO AirPort Express are on everything works as expected, strong and fast wifi everywhere, music streams fine. But when a THIRD AirPort Express is on, the wifi slows down to about 100k/s This is ...
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If I connect an Ethernet cable, will my Mac automatically select the fastest route for local network traffic?

Background I have a fairly robust network setup at home, but am a little unclear on internal Mac networking. My LAN consists of two bridged AirPort Extremes and a cable modem. Everything is connected ...
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Setting up CrashPlan with NAS drive attached to Airport Extreme?

I have one of the new (well it's not so new anymore) Airport Extremes with ac wireless. I am using Crashplan to back up my data online, but I also want a more local backup -- so I would like to hook ...
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System freezing during time machine backup in higher performance graphics mode

Starting in 10.8.x and continuing in 10.9.2, I notice my system freezing when running a time machine backup while "higher performance graphics" are enabled. When I say "freeze", I mean that the ...
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Are there any limitations when using AirPort Express in a Windows environment?

I have 3 Windows laptops on my home network connected via a wireless router. I have been through three wireless routers in six months and have found them to all be poor quality. They inevitably flake ...
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Why is my Airport Express so much slower than ethernet?

I'm using the dual-band Airport Express and seeing download speeds of at least 50% that of an ethernet connection. I get ~120 Mbps down at peak with ethernet; usually I'll see a peak down of ~70 Mbps ...
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mid-2011 MBA: sluggish wifi on WPA/WPA2 networks

Machine specs: Mid-2011 MacBook Air with a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, and 4 GB DDR ram, Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB, OS 10.9.2 (Mavericks). Wifi connection is sluggish with multiple ISPs on ...
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Video from Mac to Apple TV, audio to Airport Express

I want to output video from my rMBP to my Apple TV but send the audio to AirPort Express connected to my sound system. I have tried every way imaginable to accomplish this, and nothing seems to work. ...
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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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MacBook Pro issue with local IP download over wifi

I am facing a strange situation on my MacBook Pro. I'm serving a file via http (whatever server I use, I get the same problem: apache, node.js, ...): [http://localhost:8080/myFile] with my wifi ...
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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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How to show that my Internet connection is still up and active in menu bar?

I am looking for a solution to have the AirPort WiFi or other icon in the menu bar show when an active Internet connection is established. I live in a funky WiFi connection area and connect true a ...
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DNS change on Airport Extreme

I've recently changed the DNS settings on my latest generation Airport Extreme from their default values to Google DNS. My reason was obvious, I want all of my devices connected to my network be able ...
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Wifi trouble since 10.9.2 update

Since I updated my system from 10.9.1 to 10.9.2, I now have a very annoying WiFi issue : when I click on the airport icon on the top bar, the WiFi networks are no longueur scanned and I sometimes ...
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How to set up airport express to be dns server for my home network?

I currently have an airport express as my router. I've configured it to look to an external dns server. on the inside of my network my machines are told to look to the airport express for dns. This ...
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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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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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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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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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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 still use the older Airport Utility 5.5.3 if I install the 6.0 version of Airport Utility?

I have a simple network setup, and have read some initial reviews that say the new Airport Utility 6 for Mac OS X lacks some of the advanced settings that the older utility provides. I depend on those ...
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Airport Extreme: How to share a hard drive over the guest network?

I'm offering my Internet to somebody living in another apartment and used an Airport Express to extend my Airport Extreme signal. Since the Aiport Express only extends the "main" network, the other ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it preferable to use the same SSID name when creating multiple WiFi zones?

I have an Airport Extreme and Airport Express connected via an ethernet cable to different parts of my home. Is it preferable to used the same SSID name? Will my devices automatically connect to the ...
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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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Setting Up Port Forwarding For Foscam Camera With Apple Airport Extreme

I am trying to setup a Foscam FI8189W IP Camera to work with my Airport wifi network. I have tried to follow the instructions that Foscam has given but I believe the problem is with my Airport setup. ...
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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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How do you configure airport extreme with dynamic dns?

I have a domain via Namecheap. They support dynamic dns updates. I'd like to use my airport extreme (firmware 7.6.1) to do the DNS updates, anyone know how to accomplish this? Here's the info about ...
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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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What does “Enable AirPlay over WAN” do?

What does AirPlay over WAN do? I have an AirPort Express 802.11n. This was the last generation to hook directly into the outlet.
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Using Airport Express connected via Ethernet to extend Airport Extreme wireless lan?

I was wondering whether it's possible to use an Airport Express that is connected via Ethernet (using a powerlan/-line bridge-set inbetween) to extend an Airport Extreme network? Basically the two ...
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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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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 ...