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 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.
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Where is the Apple Air Port Utility 'Use dynamic global hostname' option?

I just can't find the "Use dynamic global hostname" option in Apple Air Port Utility 6.1 (610.31). Where can I find this option now?
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How do I stop my AirPort Express from showing up under AirPlay?

I just got an AirPort Express and it's great but I don't have the audio port hooked up to any so it is useless to select it for AirPlay. Is there a way I can keep it from showing up in the list of ...
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AirPort Base-station Visibility

I bought an AirPort Extreme to use in my college apartment. The ISP is technically my university, so the device is set in "bridge" mode to avoid double NAT errors. When I check the network diagram ...
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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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Configure multiple SSH port forwardings to multiple machines

I have four machines in my airport extreme network that I need to have remote ssh logins to. While I could have just one open to the outside, my remote team members point out that having to do ...
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AirPort Express extending AirPort Extreme wireless network: can I use WEP and WPA2 Personal?

I have an AirPort Extreme home network that is extended with an AirPort Express. Because some legacy devices within the household do not support WPA/WPA2 Personal, I would like to keep my AirPort ...
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How to use an AirPort Express as an AirPlay device with a TP-Link router? [closed]

I recently upgraded my router (TP-Link TL-WR1043N) so now my wireless network is broadcasting in 11b/g/n mixed mode, and my 1st generation AirPort Express is having trouble joining the network. I ...
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iMac reachability over sleep

I've got an issue with my iMac... Let me explain the configuration: The router is connected to the internet, the WiFi is turned off. Time Capsule is connected to the router with an ethernet cable, ...
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Using a dyn.com dynamic host name with an AirPort device

I have an AirPort Extreme base station with firmware 7.6.1 and would like to access it remotely using a dynamic hostname registered with dyn.com (e.g. example.dyndns.org). An explanation is given by ...
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External USB drive connected to Airport Extreme doesn't show up in Airport Utility

I have connected an external drive to my Airport Extreme, but it doesn't show up in Finder, and it doesn't show up in the list of drives when I connect to the Airport Utility. The same drive worked ...
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I'm having trouble connecting remote surveillance camera's via my Airport Extreme wireless network

OK. I have 3 home surveillance cameras (LinkSys WVC80N) normally reporting back over a wireless network (Airport Extreme) to a Synology Drive. Trouble is: I just replaced the Airport Extreme with the ...
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AirPort doesn't find any networks

I have a 13'' MacBook Pro from early 2011. Suddenly it can't find any WiFi Networks anymore. It used to find networks (including mine) at my home, but now it doesn't. I cant remember when this ...
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Connect to MySql over Airport Wireless LAN

I have installed MySql on a Mac Mini that I want to use as a dev database server. I have created a toy database on the server. I have created a wireless network using Airport. I now want to connect to ...
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Airport Express not getting IP address from Telus SE567 DSL router

I'm trying to set up an Airport Express with a home network based off of a DSL wifi router (model SE567) that came with a Telus internet connection. The Airport Express doesn't get a valid IP address ...
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Airport stops working after Snow Leopard combo update

A few months ago, AirPort on my Mac Mini stopped working – I was unable to connect to Wi-Fi devices due to being continually asked for a password and connection timeouts. This seems to have been a ...
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How Do I Target an Airport Extreme Shared Disk for Time Machine?

It looks like Apple may have changed something since I last configured this... Some time ago (maybe two years?), I bought an Airport Extreme and plugged an external hard drive into it. From my ...
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Reserve a static IP address on an older Airport Extreme base station

I'm trying to give my server a static IP address (it's connected directly to the base station) but it's an old base station, (Airport Extreme 802.11g) so there's no obvious way to reserve an IP ...
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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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Do DHCP Client IDs showup in Airport Utility when Computer Name is shorter than 16 Characters?

My Airport Utility's (version 5) DHCP Clients list used to show the DHCP Client ID for each client, as defined for each connection in System Preferences/Network. I then went and changed the ...
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Network preferences will not open

All network preferences are frozen on my macbook. This problem happens when I do the following: Fast User switching is on. At least two users are logged into the system. I've switched from one wifi ...
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Why won't my Airport Extreme mount my USB 3.0 External Hard Drive?

I just decided to upgrade to a USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure. I regularly use my Airport Extreme to share the hard drive using an older enclosure. I know that the Airport Extreme won't have USB 3.0, ...
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MacBook connecting to wrong network?

My neighbors just setup a Wi-Fi network, and my MacBook is now automatically connecting to it. I've never manually connected to it It has a single bar ("dot") of signal, my network has all 4 This ...
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Macbook Air does not automatically connect to known networks after wake up

I have a new 2012 Macbook Air (with 10.7.4) which doesn't connect to my own local network automatically after it wakes up. I have to choose my network manually and it works instantly. Any ideas how ...
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Simultaneous use of Airport Express and Time Capsule

I know Apple likes us to think everything works by magic, but... To use Airplay one needs Airport Express. To backup wirelessly one needs Time Capsule. There is, in particular, no way to get Airplay ...
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What's the difference in range between Airport Express and Extreme?

Walking in to a Apple premium reseller's store today I was told that there is no difference range-wise between Express (the June 2012 model) and Extreme. True story? Where can I get more detailed ...
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Need AirPlay and a network drive - is having two devices my only option?

I am replacing a PC in my house with a Macbook Air, and there are two primary functions that the Air won't replace: Streaming music to a whole-house audio system. A home-base for my main ...
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My AirPort Extreme Base Station will not power on. No lights appear. I have tried all the recommended resets.

I have ensured that the electrical outlet is working properly. I have tried both of various factory resets (soft, hard). No lights. Nothing. Time to hit the Apple Store?
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Can I use AirportExpress model A1088 to connect to TimeCapsule for AirTunes only?

I have a home wireless setup running on TimeCapsule (network on n). I would love to have AirTunes and it happens that a friend of mine can give me an old AirportExpress base station. However, this ...
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Static IP for a adhoc wifi network

Do you know if it's possible to give a static IP when creating a ad-hoc network on OS X?
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Is there a second-generation Airport Express 802.11n?

In late 2011 there were refreshes to Airport Extreme and Time Capsule. At the time there was speculation that there would be a second generation of the Airport Express 802.11n model. I'm in the ...
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Changing the range of addresses served to clients connected via Internet Sharing

Macbook Pro Running 10.7.4 attempting to share ethernet connection via Airport(Wi-Fi) and trying to serve 192.168.1.x addresses to connected clients. I've tried the guidance provided here and the ...
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Making MAMP site accessible externally

I've set up port forwarding on both Netgear DGN2000 router and airport extreme base station. I've checked with Network Utility that the port 8888 is open. Yet I don't seem to be able to make the ...
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AirPort Extreme wired guest access

The AirPort Extreme's manual says the following: Create a guest network with or without password protection, to provide Internet-only access to wireless devices, such as computers, iPad, iPhone, ...
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How can I ping a given host behind an Airport Extreme Base Station

I have an Airport Extreme Base Station (7.6.1) which has a public ip address on the WAN side. I have many hosts on the LAN side. I would like to configure the AEBS such that pings sent from the ...
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AirPort Utility (5.6) stuck on “Configuring your existing wireless network to allow it to be joined”

I just bought a new AirPort Extreme and set it up as my main wireless network. I also have a 1st gen. Time Capsule and a 1st gen. AirPort Extreme in addition that I want to connect like this: Main AE ...
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Can a MacBook Pro be tracked when disconnected from the Internet?

My MacBook was stolen. I just want to know if I can find it even if the thief shut it down permanently. On my MacBook I have an automatic session opened and the Airport is turned on by default. I ...
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Airport slows down when anybody uses VPN through it

I have a MBP with OSX 10.7.3, from which I use a VPN connection (Cisco IPSec) to login on my company network. That in itself is not a problem. I also have an Airport Extreme (version 7.6.1) as the ...
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AirPort Express behaves strangely while being connected to ADSL modem

I have an AirPort Express linked to an ADSL modem with Ethernet cable. Statement 1: ADSL modem is set up as a router with DHCP, so any cable connection to it will provide an Internet access. If one ...
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Use USB Iphone tethering for Macbook and use AirPort for Printer

I already set up the iPhone tethering to have Internet on my Macbook via the iPhone phone-line. I'm using it via USB because I want to use the Wifi from the AirPort for a connection with my printer - ...
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Airport extreme base station won't turn on

I did something stupid, and I think it broke my airport extreme base station... My airport extreme base station was working just fine. I was using a cheap USB hub to share a few external hard drives ...
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What is a USB wifi dongle/adaptor with drivers that integrate with AirPort?

I've tried the D-Link DWA-131 and Ralink-based generic adaptors available on Amazon.com such as the Rt 2571/2573. After installing the driver, they all require you to use a separate configuration ...
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Is it okay to stack an Airport Extreme on top of a Mac mini?

Is it ok to place an AirPort Extreme base station on top of a Mac mini, or could this cause problems (like overheating or interference) with either device? As depicted, they do fit together pretty ...
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Running custom software on an Airport Extreme base station?

Is it possible to run custom software on an Airport Extreme base station? I've read it has a MIPS processor inside. So, can one put some software compiled for MIPS (addtionally to the already present ...
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AirPort Express: Extremely high latency

I just installed a new AirPort Express today, and connected a MacBook Air and an HP EliteBook to it. While browsing the web feels, to use an unscientific term, sluggish, I could verify serious ...
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Can I find out who is currently using my Airport Express speakers, and kick them?

If I want to stream music to an AE when someone else is connected, I get a message "The speaker XXX is currently used by someone else". Right now, both my flatmates are not connected to the AE but I ...
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How to use Internet Sharing AND File Sharing?

My setup at office is: Internet -> AirportExtreme --(wifi)--> AirportExpress --(eth1)--> MacPro1 --(eth2)--> MacPro2 MacPro1 has Internet Sharing enabled, allowing MacPro2 to be online. But MacPro2 ...
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How do I use my Airport express to connect an AV receiver that requires ethernet?

I set up the airport express(AX) in airport utility and I have it extending my network from my airport extreme. Shows connected and everything but when I plug in my AV receiver it does not get the ...
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How to control AirPort wireless radio from the command line?

I want to know how to control (specifically turn off) the networking (specifically AirPort - I want to turn off the radio) from the command line (specifically from bash in Terminal.app, being run by ...