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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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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 ...
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Neighbor's Airport Extreme extending my wireless network?

I noticed a new machine on my network -- it's my next-door neighbor's Airport Extreme! My network is set up with a WPA2 Personal password, and I don't believe that he's cracking passwords to steal ...
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How to host Etherpad (node.js) AND create a closed Wifi network from the same Mac?

I have a successfully running Etherpad install running on my Mac, and when clients on my network connect to my node.js server through the IP address assigned by my router, all is well. But I'm going ...
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Is it possible to change the default gateway of the DHCP server side of an Airport Extreme

I will try to be brief. In my career I have always used the upper end of the subnet for network devices. For instance, I use .250-.254 for network devices such as the routers. I am very fond of using ...
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iPad and MacBook Pro won't both connect to my wifi

My MacBook Pro and my iPad wont both connect to my wifi at the same time. Right now I'm on my iPad and my MacBook has the "no Internet connection" alert...Although there's a check mark by my network ...
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Is there a way to get an Airport Extreme to coexist with a second router offering VPN?

Essentially, I want add VPN functionality to my home-office domain so I can access it from other locations, and allow the occasional other person to access it this way. Obviously, the two routers ...
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Configure a network with an AirPort Extreme and Mac Mini Server?

I'm trying to set up a Mac Mini Server for Local File Sharing, Calendar, and Contacts, but I also want to be able to access everything remotely through a domain. I'm using an AirPort Extreme as my ...
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Can an iPhone stream to multiple Airplay devices at the same time?

I really love AirPlay so I thought about buying a second AirPort Express for another amplifier in the apartment. But will my iPhone5/iPad2 be able to stream to both AirPlay devices simultaneously?
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How to backup Airport Extreme USB drive with Time Machine

I have a drive connected to the Airport Extreme using its USB cable. I want to back up this drive using Time Machine (or some other practical method, though I trust Time Machine more than other ...
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wifi.log disappeared?

I had some trouble with my wifi connection so I figured, I could switch on logging for airport via sudo /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport debug ...
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MacBook Pro won't connect to wireless internet, though it says it already is!

I am suddenly having problems with my MacBook Pro's wireless connectivity. It has worked flawlessly up to this point: I choose a wireless network from the list, I type the password, and it just ...
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Can't add DHCP Reservation with Airport Utility

I just bought an AirPort extreme (bought December '12). I'm trying to assign a static IP for my printer. With Airport Utility 6.2, under Network, I click on the plus sign under DHCP Reservations. All ...
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Extend an Apple wireless network with non-Apple gear

I've got an Apple wireless network running (base station is an Airport Express, 2nd generation), and I'd like to extend to it a nearby apartment. I've got an AT&T modem/router hybrid, a Netgear ...
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Port forward (NAT) based on domain/URL

I currently have my Time Capsule to forward all inbound requests on port 80 to my Mac Mini which runs a web server with its local ip address of 192.168.1.8. I also have DNS set up so that if I go to ...
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AirPort Extreme and multiple HDD's

Hey Guys i think i am not alone who set up his APE for home sharing. So what have i done… I have a Airport extreme (latest version - 5.gen) and 3x powered 2TB HDD's. All are connected over an usb hub ...
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AirPort Extreme, OS X Server, DHCP and Dynamic DNS

I have a AirPort Extreme and OS X Server (Mountain Lion). On my local network, I have a number of OS X, Windows, Ubuntu and other machines using DHCP to obtain network addresses. Almost all ...
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AirPlay doesn't work when AirPort Exp. extends my network?

I have recently acquired an old first gen AirPort Express and wanted to use it solely for airplaying over to my old and amp. I tested configuring with it's own network and works fine. The problem is, ...
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Is it possible to jury-rig Internet Sharing to share an internet connection wirelessly, when my Mac already connects to the internet wirelessly?

I am trying to set up an internet sharing on my Mac so I can have a 'temporary hotspot' with lesser security so I can connect a DS to the internet when I want it, without changing my router's security ...
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Apple Reverse SSH Tunnelling Issue

I've been trying to setup reverse SSH tunnelling from outside my network to home but I've beet getting no-where. My setup is all Apple: two Macs behind an Airport Extreme, one at x.x.x.20 listening on ...
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Can Mountain Lion bridge two network adapters for Parallels VM use?

I need bridged networking under Parallels for a VPN from the Windows VM. However, this conflicts with my main OS (Mountain Lion) using the same adapter. I'd be happy to direct the mac to wifi ...
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Configure an Airport to connect to internet via a wireless hotspot?

The situation: I have free access to Time Warner (TWC) and Optimum hotspots around the USA. Conveniently one is located within range to my apartment. I would like to setup an Airport Extreme or ...
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Airport Extreme Name Resolution

I have a little issue with my airport extreme. I'm using the device in my corporate network which has two DNS server for resolving intern and external names. When I do an nslookup "public adresse" ...
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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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Backups using Mac Mini Server & Time Machine

I'm currently trying to set up a fool-proof plan to secure backups of all of our files all the time. What I'm generally thinking is using our Mac Mini Server I can backup our files (3 - 6 iMac's ...
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iTunes Home Sharing from an Ethernet-connected PC to a MacBook over WiFi

I have an AirPort Extreme that manages my wireless network at home. My MacBook connects to this wireless network. I’m thinking of getting a PC and connecting it to the AirPort Extreme using an ...
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I can't load websites but I can ftp and play spotify, how can this be? [closed]

I have a late 2009 Mac Book Pro 13" running 10.6.8. Using WiFi I can not load websites in any browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari) it is as if I am not connected to the computer. I can do FTP transfers ...
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Airport Express - WiFi network extension with wireless speakers

Background: I am considering an Airport Express (AE) to my room, but I am getting confusing information about how it can operate in different circumstances. I already have a router, with WiFi and LAN ...
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Time Machine backup to remote disk at night

I would like to set up energy saving schedule such that my computer is woken up at 2:58 AM. At 3 AM, stuff that is really, really important to me is backed up to Amazon Glacier. I'd also like to ...
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Possible to use iTunes, Airport Express, and Apple Remote together?

I have: A large music collection in Itunes on my Mac A nice set of speakers in another room An iPhone I know that it's possible to control iTunes on my Mac with the Apple Remote app on my iPhone ...
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External USB DVD drive + Time Capsule (or AirPort Extreme) =?

As Apple's more recent laptops (and even the iMac now, sadly) are moving away from internal DVD drives, to use CD/DVDs you must buy an external DVD drive, that plugs into a USB port. But if you need ...
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Block device from internet, but not wifi

I have an Apple Airport and I would like to find out how to configure devices that can access the home network but be blocked from accessing the internet. I know how to block a device from ...
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Can I fix this problem backing up Time Machine to an external HD via Airport Extreme?

I'm using a MacBook Pro and I decided to try using my WD Passport external HD wirelessly by connecting it to my Airport Extreme. I had previously used this external HD for storing things as well as ...
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Deploying default Wifi settings and Passwords

I am building a default 10.8 image for our corporate Mac users. We have a local Wifi network which should be set up by default on this image. I have used PackageMaker to set up all the other ...