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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AirPlay on Apple TV 2 failing more often than it works

I'm finding that when streaming video or audio from either my iPad 1 or iPhone 4 to my Apple TV 2, it more often than not fails (although it does occasionally work). I'd say 6/10 it fails. I'll: ...
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iMac - Airport 'Looking for networks' affects FireWire audio device

This problem has been driving me mad for months and started when I upgraded to OS X Lion from Snow Leopard on my iMac. I've got a Saffire 56 external audio device connected via FireWire (works ...
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Sporadic Double NAT problem with Airport Extreme Base Station

I am currently using an Airport Extreme N Base Station (firmware version 7.6) connected to a cable modem to connect around 7 wireless clients and two wired clients to the internet. Prior to this I ...
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Black MacBook WiFi drops when fan starts blowing

I have a 2007 Black MacBook running the latest version of Mac OS X Lion. It has a strange issue wherein the Airport shuts down if the fan starts blowing, and will not start up without a reboot. Any ...
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Only seeing ONE of two external HD's plugged into Apple Airport Extreme

Here is the scenario: I have TWO External TB drives. They are both plugged into a Powered USB Hub. That Powered USB Hub is plugged into the back of my Airport Extreme. I can only see one. They have ...
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How can others connect to port 80 on my computer via an IP address?

I'd like to be able to give certain people my IP address (24.178.XX.XX) so they can access port 80 on my machine from their browser. Right now just putting that IP address from my own browser doesn't ...
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Problems with AirPort on Snow Leopard (MacBook White)

Several days ago I performed a clean installation of Snow Leopard on my MacBook White (late 2009). As usual, everything works marvelous - except for the wireless connection to the internet. It keeps ...
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Extending a wireless network with an Airport Express

I have a wireless network based on a Time Capsule (802.11n, first generation). As wireless connectivity is rather bad in one part of the house I wanted to use an Airport Express (802.11g) to extend ...
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How secure is Apple File Protocol from Airport Extreme

How secure is the file sharing feature for use over WAN on an Airport Extreme? i.e. Are the content and/or passwords encrypted when accessed over the Internet?
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Wifi on MacBook 1181 Late 2006

I have a problem with the wifi on my MacBook, Late 2006 model. The problem is that I only get a wifi connection if my computer is within 1m of the router. I have tried this with my Time Capsule and ...
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Setting up my AirPort Express with no ethernet cable

I have a MacBook Air, and an AirPort Express. Currently, I have my AirPort Express in a different room than my wireless router. How do I connect to my Airport Express wirelessly from my MacBook? When ...
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Airport Extreme sharing 1TB disk

I just bought an Airport Extreme thinking it was easy to share a USB disk. I'm very disappointed that this is taking so much time and still not working. The disk is 1TB NTFS formatted. It works well ...
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Can I set up domain filtering on an Airport Extreme?

I'm wondering if it is possible to set up domain filtering on an Airport Extreme based home network. Specifically, I'd like to block just rad.msn.com, and I need to do that at the network level.
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server & network setup

ok - just bought a mac mini server but not sure about the best way to set it up for remote access etc. At the moment its; cable modem (has 4 ethernet ports) > airport extreme > lion server (& ...
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How do I write an AppleScript which auto reconnects to Wi-Fi?

Sometimes I need to download very big files from the internet using torrents (I'm using Transmission) and the Wi-Fi always drops. I bought several routers and modems and none of them work. I've been ...
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Why does my AirPort Express keep disappearing?

I have an AirPort Extreme (n, 1st gen.) and several AirPort Expresses (g), all connected through their Ethernet ports to my network. The Extreme is used to "create a wireless network" and one of the ...
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What can be done to troubleshoot OS X Wi-Fi self-assigning ip address of 169.xxxxxxxxx when other clients connect?

This is incredibly frustrating; I have a new airport extreme and its been working fine for about a month but now it has stopped working. my two MacBooks and dell Inspiron tower cannot connect to the ...
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Using Airport Express as a wireless repeater - Significant drop in wireless speed

I'm trying to extend wireless service to parts of my office that aren't getting a reliable connection. On one end of the office, we have an Airport Extreme, with a 60Mbps internet connection. In that ...
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AirPort Extreme Drops Out Periodically (Every 2-3 Days) Requiring Unplug/Replug to Restart

I have an AirPort Extreme that drops connection every two to three days. When my client indicates no signal/SSID present, it searches and does show my AirPort Extreme SSID. However, selecting it ...
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Use Apple TV as airport express

If I buy an Apple TV and connect my HiFi system to the optical out, will the sound go to the TV through the HDMI cable, and the through the optical cable? Or will the optical cable take precedent ...
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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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Airport Extreme + USB Drive vs Time Capsule

The price between an airport extreme and 2TB Time Capsule is quite a lot (£100) and as far as I can see the only different is that the Time Capsule has a hard drive built in. Is there any problems ...
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How to configure a static IP for a specific access point on OS X?

I own a MacBook Pro and always used Ubuntu in the past. In Ubuntu, I was able to configure my IP, DNS, Gateway, for a specific access point. There was a list of all the access points, each one with ...
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How can I prevent external hard disk from sleeping when connected to Airport Extreme?

I have a 1TB external hard disk from Seagate connected to the USB port of my Airport Extreme and everytime I need to access it I have to wait some time until it leaves the sleep mode. Is there a way ...
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Making Airport appear as a computer

I live in a building where I am connected to the university network for internet. I am not allowed to connect a router, or I will be kicked off the network. (This rule was created after wrongly ...
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How can I make AirFoil detect the speaker without rebooting the Mac?

When my Mac goes to sleep, and I awake it, AirFoil no longer detects my Airport Expert speakers. I always need to restart OS X to make AirFoil detect it; restarting AirFoil doesn't fix it. Do you ...
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Apple's AirPort App

Apple just released an app that helps you configure your apple router. I downloaded it to try it out and when I opened my iPad's Apps tab in iTunes I noticed you can transfer documents to this app. I ...
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Do multiple AirPort Expresses keep iTunes audio synchronized?

I have family members planning a party for next month, and they're looking to get a single audio track/playlist streaming across the house. Their current solution is to pick up another AirPort Express ...
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AirPlay working with iPad but rarely with iTunes on my mac?

I don't get why, when I play music with AirPlay from my iPad it always work, but with iTunes on my mac it rarely work. It says after 10 seconds: The AirPlay device “My Airport Express” cannot be ...
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Why does a network volume have a “-1” at the end after upgrading to Lion?

I have a USB hard drive attached to an Airport Extreme called "Webb Family Network Storage." After upgrading to Lion, about 50% of the time, this volume will mount with a "-1" on the end, showing up ...
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PowerBook G4 won't connect to Airport with WEP password

I'm helping at a friend's house. She has a Airport Extreme setup with a WEP (yes, I really do mean WEP) password. Her iMac running 10.5.8 connects to the network just fine. I'm typing this question ...
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Airport Express requires frequent rebooting

I use an Airport Express to create a wireless network at home. Frequently (~2 times a week), all the computers using the network (eMac, Intel iMac, MacBook Air) can see the network as an option in the ...
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How to change the ad-hoc WiFi name in OSX?

When I turn on Internet Sharing on my mac, the broadcasted network name is the original Computer Name of the iMac. The computer name has since been changed, however the WiFi name continues to be ...
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How can I create an ad-hoc connection from my Macbook Pro wifi connection?

My Macbook Pro using a Wifi internet connection & I would like to share this connection to other systems in my house. When I tried to configure by myself I don't see the usual "airport" option to ...
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Why does my AirPlay stream distort at high volume?

I have an airport express connected to basic (but not crappy) speakers. When I run audio directly to them it plays fine, but when I run audio from either my iPhone or Mac to the speakers via AirPlay, ...
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Why does my Wi-Fi network go down when my iPhone moves out of range?

When I leave the house carrying my iPhone, our Wi-Fi network stops being available, and the people left in the house have to restart one of the access points to get back online. We're using two ...
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Can my Time Capsule assign an IP address based on client's MAC address?

I need for the machines in my LAN to have static (by which I mean constant) private IP addresses. Is it possible to configure the Time Capsule to assign IP address based on MAC address, so the hosts ...
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Airport - List of Network is not displayed on startup

I am having a weird problem. When I save network setting is not available the list of other available network used to get displayed on startup. However from past two days I could not find it on ...
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How can I fix my Mac-Router-Mac network?

My network is amazing slow, and my question is what can I do about it. I have done the following analysis: Transfer from MacBookPro -> Router -> Mac Mini Intel Core 1 264,3 MB = 2114, MBit in 432 ...
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How should I troubleshoot Wi-fi timeout issues?

I am having some Wi-fi issues at home and am looking for some advice on how to troubleshoot it. The setup. Comcast Modem connected to Airport Extreme Basestation which has a NAS drive and MacMini ...
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Connect a desktop PC wirelessly to a home network via Airport Express

I have a desktop computer with a non-Mac OS (it currently runs Windows XP Home Edition, but I'm about to replace/add Ubuntu) which I can't connect to my home network (again, the router is not a Mac ...
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How can I get the name of connected devices on an Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station?

I can see who is connected to my base station by going to Advanced>Logs and Statistics. http://cl.ly/2l0p0w223q1E3T1H0B0w What I'd like to know is who/what device is connected by device name without ...
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Do I have to replace both Airport base station and modem?

I have an Airport base station and Network DG814 Modem Gateway both bought in 2002 and use over the years for wireless access at home to a family's worth macs and one work windows laptop. Demon is ...
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My airport never stops searching for networks, even when I'm already connected

I switched to Lion soon after it came out on my MacBook Pro. Now when I pull down the airport menu, it indicates that it is searching for networks all the time. It does this even after I am ...
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Redundancy/RAID on Airport Shared Disk?

I'd like to use a shared drive on my Airport as a central location for all of my media. But, I'd like to not place all my important data on a single drive if I can avoid it. Is there any way to build ...
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AppleTV streaming from Airport Shared Disk?

I'm considering purchasing an AppleTV to listen to/watch content stored locally on my network on my television and stereo. If I have my media stored on an external hard disk connected to my Airport ...
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Get WET54G working with Airport Extreme Base Station with WPA2 Password

I am attempting to get my Linksys (Cisco) WET54G Wireless Ethernet Bridge working on my Airport Extreme Base Station. I know you have to connect via ethernet and change your ip settings so you can ...
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Does downloading torrents to an AirDisk affect my internal SSD?

I gathered that it's not recommended to download torrents using an SSD (due to the high number of write operations, the SSD will be worn out pretty fast). I've changed to an AirDisk connected through ...
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Connecting Time Capsule (or AEBS) to a AT&T U-verse Router/Modem - Proper Settings and Setup?

Today I am giving AT&T U-verse a go to see if it will be better than my current service provider. The general install went fine, but there are new intricacies that wreaked a bit of havoc on my ...
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Use Time Machine via AirPort Disk without using sparse bundle?

Is it possible to use Time Machine via AirPort Disk without storing the backup in a sparse bundle? I've had bad experience with sparse bundles and would like to avoid them.