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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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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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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Restrict Access to wifi for certain devices

I have high school students and they stay up late at night streaming movies. I don't want to restrict access for our college student who needs to stay up late to finish papers. Can I select devices ...
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Netflow data from Apple Airport?

I am interested in getting netflow data from an apple airport. Netflow is a Cisco and internet standard that is used in network monitoring. My airport extreme supports SNMP and I use that for ...
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VPN Passthrough problems with Airport Extreme

Today I started trying to work from a network that uses the Airport Extreme version 7.7.1. Typically I use a VPN client (Viscosity) which gives me access to the various servers that my company runs ...
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MacBook Pro 2007 Airport not working anymore in Mavericks

I recently updated from OS X 10.6 to Mavericks and while all other things work fine, I get the infamous "wifi: hardware not installed" message when clicking on the Airport icon. I have since done a ...
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AirPort Utility not showing AirPort nodes, which ARE there, and I AM using them

Today neither of the AirPorts show up in the AirPort Utility. I know the hubs are there, that's how I'm accessing the Internet. They appear with the yellow caution indicator /!\ and when I click ...
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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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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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How to run old AirPort Utils 5.x on MacOS X maverics?

How to run old AirPort Utils 5.x on MacOS X maverics ? Because the new one is really ugly.
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an inexpensive airplay device for powered speakers - alternative to Airport Express?

I use a pair of powered m-audio speakers with my macbook air. I really wan't to remove the wires and be able to stream music. It would seem like the obvious choice would be to get the Airport Express ...
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How many clients does the airport express support when bridging (ProxySTA)?

The airport express is said to support 50 users, yet in my case (when bridging WiFi to ethernet) it only serves up to 4 clients on the LAN port. A fifth client is not able to obtain an IP address nor ...
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Airport Extreme 802.11ac Can't See USB HDD

Hardware: Airport Extreme 802.11ac Transcend StoreJet 250GB HDD Belkin 4-port, powered USB hub Configuration: HDD formatted as MS-DOS (FAT32) via Disk Utility HDD connected to USB hub Airport ...
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How to change which Aiport Express a MBP is connected to?

So I have a Time Capsule which creates my wireless network, and I have an airport express which extends the network. However, when I open Airport Utility, it says that my Macbook Pro is connected to ...
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MacBook keeps connecting to guest network (Airport)

Every time I open my MacBook Pro (restart or from sleep) it is always connected to my Guest Network. I have to manually connect to my regular network in order to access my other apple devices and use ...
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Restart airport router via command line

Is there any way to restart an apple router via the commandline? Problem: My airport express starts to "give out" every day or so. I usually have to unplug it for a couple of seconds and then plug ...
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What is the optimal AirPlay configuration when using two Airports Express?

I have two Airport Express base stations in my abode: an AirPort Express 802.11n (2nd Generation) – A1392, and an AirPort Express 802.11n (1st Generation) – A1264 Call the former (the newer model) ...
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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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Single DHCP server using Airport Express as primary router and Time Time Capsule in bridge mode

I use an Airport Express as primary router - i.e. attached to the modem - and a Time Capsule for back up but also as secondary router in bridge mode to extend the wireless network beyond the reach of ...
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Extend wireless network from DSL router with Airport Express

This is what I want to do: ISP's DSL router (LAN port) <-- ethernet cable --> (WAN port) Airport Express (I know it's not possible to extend non Apple WiFi points wirelessly, so I need the ...
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What could be causing my MacBook Air 13inch (Mid 2012) 2 GHz Intel Core i7 OS X 10.8.4 to throw the “could not join” WiFi error?

For some reason, my MacBook Air 13inch (Mid 2012) 2 GHz Intel Core i7 OS X 10.8.4 will fail to connect to my Siemens SE567 ADSL Modem when WiFi security is enabled on it. It throws the following error ...
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How to prevent the dialog that shows the available wireless networks to show twice?

Whenever none of my preferred wifi networks is available and my Airport is turned on a dialog appears that shows all the available networks at the moment. That is as expected. However, when I exit ...
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Why does my iPhone 4S disconnect from WiFi randomly?

I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 6.1.3, and I'm currently experiencing a problem with my device. It connects to my wireless network for a while and sometime later it disconnects. When i try to ...
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Can I put an Airport Extreme in client mode (sharing printer only)?

I have an Airport Extreme 3rd gen (A1301). I just bought a Time Capsule 5th gen (A1470). I put the TC where the AE used to be, in a cupboard in the hall. Now I am thinking to repurpose the AE as a ...
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Airport Extreme & Airport Utility 6.3, “Port Settings” (i.e. port mapping) Unavailable

I'm trying to add port forwarding for a few services on my iMac and haven't used the airport utility in quite a while, so after poking around, I found the port mapping settings (i.e. Airport Utility, ...
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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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Sharing mac WiFi over Ethernet breaks all internet connections

I'm trying to share internet from my macbook to my iMac. The macbook connects via WiFi, and I want to share it's internet over ethernet to the iMac. WHen I set this up in sharing and turn on internet ...
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iPhone 5/iPad 3/4 Failing to Renew DHCP Lease

I just setup a Airport Extreme gen 6 (f/w 7.7.1). On it I have several Apple devices including two iPhone 5s, iPad 3, and iPad 4 all on iOS 6.1.4. I am able to open web pages through Safari on all ...
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Slow network copy between iMac and MacBook Air

I am getting a maximum lousy 1,5 MB copy speed between two Macs on my local network. My hardware is: iMac6,1 (2006) AirPort Express A1264 (2008) MacBook Air3,2 (2010) The AirPort and the MacBook ...
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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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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 ...