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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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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 ...
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No internet when booting from Windows to OS X

I installed Windows with Bootcamp and have an Airport Express. Every time I boot from Windows to OS X it connects to the wireless network but not to the internet. Other devices still keep their ...
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WiFi wont work but Apple Ethernet Will?

I just got back to school today after using Ethernet at home. The WiFi claims to be connected to my Macbook Pro, but I can't get any internet out of it here after an entire semester of working. I ...
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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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Create AirPort network from the command line?

Is it possible to put my AirPort in access point mode, so it creates an infrastructure (ie, non-ad-hoc) network from the command line on OS X 10.8? Similar to using System Preferences -> Sharing -> ...
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Access to time capsule from main router?

I'm currently having a Linksys router which gets an IP from my ISP. I have 2 Macbooks which are getting a DHCP lease from this router. When I connect a Time Capsule to the router, the Time Capsule ...
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Will I able to share my internet connection using my MBP's airport if I am connected to the internet through an external USB Wireless adapter?

I know that I can share my internet connection with other devices using my MacBook Pro's Airport as long as I'm using ethernet (wired) for my connection to the internet. But if I'm using the airport ...
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Is there a maximum number of AirPlay receivers that I can output to at the same time?

If I buy 6 different Airport Express' to have one in each room will they all work together or is there a maximum number of receivers you can use at once? For example if I want to choose between the ...
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Can't connect to wireless network at home with OS X 10.5.8

I'm having trouble connecting to the wireless network at my home. My brother recently picked up a new wireless router and provided me with the password. When I locate the SSID and enter in the ...
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802.11n Airport Express automatically choosing to extend 5Ghz network instead of 2.4 Ghz

I have a latest model (2012, 2.4Ghz/5Ghz simultaneously) Airport Express serving WiFi for my house. I have an older model, 802.11n, Airport Express set to "extend a wireless network". On the new AE I ...
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Toggling internet sharing when ethernet cable dis/connected

The room where I'm staying has an ethernet connection, so when I'm there I turn on internet sharing so that my Kindle and phone will have a WiFi connection. But when I'm at work I have to use Airport ...
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Can I access a Thunderbolt drive with the AirPort Extreme?

Is there a way to connect a Thunderbolt hard drive to an AirPort Extreme?
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Airport Express with IPv6 tunnel and dynamic IP address

I'm trying to set up an IPv6 tunnel through HE, using an Airport Extreme (7.6.1). I got it to work once, but have a real chicken and egg problem: I'm on a PPPoE internet connection, the Airport ...
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Where to store large photo library that also can be backed up?

I have an old PC that used to house my entire (several hundred gigabytes) photo library internally and backed it up nightly to an external hard drive. I have a MBP that travels between home and work ...
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Will an Airport Express extend the Wi-Fi of another-non Apple Access Point?

My colleague has a cheap Cisco Access Point on another floor. The wireless is very spotty. He is using a Mac Pro. Will an Airport Express work to extend this network?
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802.11b/g clients in an 802.11n bridged network

I have an Time Capsule set up in 802.11a/n - 802.11b/g/n Automatic mode. I have an Airport Express set up to extend this network. Does the Airport Express just share the 802.11n part of the network ...
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Can't see AirPlay speakers/Airport Express if ethernet is plugged in

When my Windows laptop is connected to my network via Wi-Fi only, I can see and play to various AirPlay speakers in my house (an iHome AirPlay speaker, an Apple TV, and an Airport Express). When I ...
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How can I remedy a multiple AirPort network where each base station tends to end up isolated from the rest?

I live in a wide house, so I have an Airport extreme, an Airport express and a TimeCapsule setting up a free roaming network. I used to have the Airport Express working as a master central router for ...
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What special about Apple AirPort Extreme? [closed]

I considering to replace my old wifi router and purchase AirPort Extreme. Why airport extreme feature that make it price is higher than common router WIFI? it is faster transfer data? Better WIFI ...
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How to connect to modem setup as bridge through Airport Extreme?

I've recently been assigned a static IP by my ISP provider (Sonic.net). My previous setting was with the modem configured to connect using static IP and the Airport Extreme as a bridge. NAT and DHCP ...
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AirPort Express extending connects in the wrong order

Recently, after extending a wireless network on a setup with one Extreme and one Express (both AirPort base stations), I've been experiencing issues regarding which base station extends which on a ...
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AirPort Extreme: slow upload via ethernet, but fast via wireless

I have a new dual-band AirPort Extreme base station (v7.6.1). I've used it to create a wireless network, and I also connect my Mac Pro (Early 2009, running 10.8.2) via ethernet. When I run a speed ...
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AT&T Microcell with Apple Time Capsule/Airport Extreme

My ATT Microcell works for a few hours and then stops. The configuration is: Internet -> Comcast Modem -> Time Capsule/Airport Extreme -> MicroCell Note that the Comcast Modem is providing both my ...
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Airport Extreme suffering wildly inconsistent speeds between 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz

I have an Airport Extreme (will find actual version number later, as it's not able to tell from Airport Utility any more) that runs a 2.4 and 5 ghz network. The 5Ghz one is almost always fast, but ...
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What external HD can I use to my Airport Extreme Base Station for use of wireless Time Machine?

The title pretty much says it all. I currently have an Airport Extreme Base Station and I want to be able to use the USB port on it to hook up an external hard drive and use it as a wireless means of ...
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Apple TV won't connect to Airport Express

I just bought an Apple TV last night. I have it sitting directly underneath my Airport Express. I have 2 wifi connections on my Airport, one for my stuff and one for guests. When I list the wifi ...
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How to configure an Airport Express router to block a machine after many failed wifi connection attempts?

There's someone in my neighbourhood that keeps cracking the WPA2 password on my Airport Extreme router, connecting, and using between 5 to 15 Gigs of bandwidth a day. I've read online that with ...
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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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Is it possible to configure an Airport Extreme Base Station to forward to an external IP address?

Our company has a small office but we often work remotely. One of our service providers requires that we access their customer service portal from a known IP address. We don't all have dedicated IPs ...
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Double NAT error on new AirPort Express

I live in an apartment complex with a single network connection. The address is given to me from the complexes shared router as a DHCP address - this is where the ISP has our complex's modem. My ...
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Airport Extreme not working with new modem

I have an Airport Extreme that was previously connected to a, well lets say not great modem. So I replaced the modem with 'Nucleus Connect', which is Fibre I think. (I live in Singapore and they ...
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How to enable faster WiFi Roaming with Mac OS X & Airport base stations

How can I change the way Macbooks roam on the WiFi network? I would like to speedup the roaming of Macs (and maybe other devices). Is there a setting on the Airport base stations or in Mac OS to ...
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How do I activate SNMP on Airport base stations

Using Mountain Lion and the Airport utility I can't find a way to activate SNMP on any of the Airport base stations I have. Even the old ones which were configured to use it don't have the option ...
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How to properly setup a reliable roaming WiFi with Airport Base Stations and an existing router

What are the steps to properly setup a WiFi network with 4 or 5 Airport base stations? I have a mix of Airport Extreme and Airport Express base stations, a switch and a modem/router with VoIP and ...
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How do I monitor the Airport base station currently used for wifi?

I need to do a few tests and I will need a tool to check which Airport base station I am connected to. I want to be able to monitor any changes (switching from base station to base station, signal, ...
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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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Share iPhone Tethering Through Airport Express?

Is it possible to tether my iPhone in some way to my Airport Express (latest generation) so that my tethered connection is served to all my computers connected to my Airport Express? I can easily ...
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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 ...
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What can be done to make my Mountain Lion Mac drops connection to my Cisco router less often?

I have a Cisco wireless router WAG54G2 Annex A plus Cisco Extender RE1000. The router is upstairs and extender helps me strengthen the signal downstairs and have been having issues keeping a wireless ...
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How to fetch an AirPort/Wi-Fi password using /usr/bin/security

I have been trying to use /usr/bin/security rather than hard coding login/password information into scripts. For example, here's how you get the password for 'pinboard.in' security 2>&1 ...
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Snow Leopard Airport Join preferred device-based network

Is it possible to auto-join device-based networks on Snow Leopard (i.e. preferred)? For example, by device-based network, I mean either a printer or an ad-hoc network.