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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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.
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Mac can't connect to wifi network after password change

I've got a Mid-2010 17" MBP freshly upgraded to 10.7. I went to the coffee shop today to do a bit of work, but I was unable to connect to the wifi network. I had been there yesterday(though without ...
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MacBook Pro unresponsive for a few minutes after opening the lid, AirPort trying to reconnect to wifi

I have a problem every time my 2010 MacBook Pro wakes up after I opened the lid. The symptoms are as follows: The display is completely normal, I can see the latest program I used, the top bar ...
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Replacing AirPort card on my Macbook

I have a White MacBook model 3,1 (bought in 2007). My AirPort card seems to be busted. It has trouble picking up WiFi from a transmitter that is more than one meter away. I know it's not an OS issue ...
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Extend wireless network with Airport Express or Extreme?

I know (or think I know) that both devices can do this. Basically I have the ISP provided router, which has wifi, but it doesn't work well. That gives wifi to most of the house, and then on the ...
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Problems using my Airport Extreme Base Station with an external HD as an iTunes library

I have my entire music collection on an external HD which I connect to my network through a direct USB connection with my Apple base station. I'm finding that iTunes struggles to load the library ...
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Airport Extreme Guest Network and Dual-band

Does enabling the Guest Network on a 4th Generation Airport Extreme have any impact on Dual-Band performance? I have multiple 802.11/g devices that I want to use the 2.4GHz spectrum, and only ...
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Can I use an AirPort Express to extend a wifi network that has a Cisco base station?

I have a household with mostly Apple products with a Cisco base station. I was wondering if I can use an Airport Express as a range extender. If it works, it would be very attractive for me since I ...
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Repartition an AirDisk

When I first set up my 1Tb external disk with my AirPort Extreme I partitioned it into two 500Gb disks, one for Backup and one for Media storage but I have no memory of how I did this. I seem to ...
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How can I troubleshoot a WiFi setup that needs close proximity to function?

My Macbook does not pick up wi-fi signals that my iPhone can pickup. I have an wi-fi setup at home and the router is in a room. Outside that room - or even in some corners, my Macbook Pro does not ...
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Using Airport Express connected via Ethernet to extend Airport Extreme wireless lan?

I was wondering whether it's possible to use an Airport Express that is connected via Ethernet (using a powerlan/-line bridge-set inbetween) to extend an Airport Extreme network? Basically the two ...
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Is it possible to use Time Machine with Airport Express + USB External Drive?

I'm wondering if it's possible to connect an external USB drive to my Airport Express and then run Time Machine backups onto that? A bit like a makeshift Time Capsule.
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I need to extend the range of an Airport Extreme?

I bought an Airport Extreme and need to extend it's reach. I currently own a TimeCapsule. I believe the TimeCapsule also has the wifi creating capabilities of the Airport Extreme. Can I hook up my ...
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Airport IPv6 Router Advertisments?

I have a working HE.net IPv6 tunnel configured on my Apple Airport Express but the rest of the machines on my LAN aren't picking it up automatically. Connected machines work fine if I configure IPv6 ...
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Piping audio from arbitrary program to Airport Express

What are my options for sending audio from VLC on my MacBook Pro to my Airport Express? (I know about AirFoil so far.)
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Time Capsule Setup Woes

I received a 2TB Time Capsule today, and replaced an Airport Extreme. However, after replicating the settings from the Airport Extreme on the Time Capsule, there was no internet connection (amber ...
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What features from a typical wireless router is Airport Extreme missing?

Are there any features that Airport Extreme is missing that typical routers always have? For example virtual servers, dmz?
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Are there any limitations when using AirPort Express in a Windows environment?

I have 3 Windows laptops on my home network connected via a wireless router. I have been through three wireless routers in six months and have found them to all be poor quality. They inevitably flake ...
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Airport guest network when the network gets extended

I'm looking to extend both the main SSID and the separate guest network from an airport extreme base station for more range. What apple networking hardware is needed? I presume two express would do ...
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Time Machine sparsebundle corrupted on disconnect

I've been using Time Machine over wifi and have had a recurring problem with corrupted sparsebundles. The scenario is a relatively new Airport Extreme, a MacBook with Leopard, and a partitioned ...
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Frustating wifi problem on MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (10.6.7 with latest updates). Next to me is a TP-LINK TL-WR841 Router. Sometimes, it says I am connected to the network, but I can't ping anything online. Sometimes, while trying ...
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Preference Panes can't be opened, says it doesn't work on PowerPC

I can't open my network preferences anymore. It says that Network Preferences don't work on a PowerPC-based Mac, whereas it's actually an Intel. (2.0 ghz core 2 duo, 10.6.7) I've tried the following: ...
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Will an Apple Airport router work better with my Macs?

I recently upgraded from Windows to a Mac, and now I have two Macbooks. Would they work better with my wireless if I got an Apple Airport a/b/n router? (I couldn't find anything about this on Google ...
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Putting in place PLC between time capsule and airport base station?

Here is my configuration: Living Room MacBook Pro NAS Network printer All connected to Time Capsule Bedroom Hifi System (with line-in) Laptop, iPod touch (any wireless device) As of today, the ...
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Airport does not remember WIFI network connection [closed]

On my MBP 2011 15.4 I am being forced by the Aiport Wireless adapter to re-enter my network settings every time i wish to connect to the wireless network, even when waking up from a sleep (i.e. ...
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Time Machine backup taking a loooong time, is this normal?

I bought an external hard drive, plugged it into the USB port of my Airport Extreme base station, turned on Time Machine, set it to use that drive for backup. It's backing up 350Gigs of data and it's ...
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Can I use the new Apple TV without a TV to play my Mac's audio to my stereo?

I currently have an AirPort Express (Newest N version) that is connected to my AirPort Extreme Base Station via ethernet. I have no other use for it (printer, wifi extender, etc.) other than it being ...
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How to set up airport express to be dns server for my home network?

I currently have an airport express as my router. I've configured it to look to an external dns server. on the inside of my network my machines are told to look to the airport express for dns. This ...
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How do AirPort Express and wireless access point relate?

I was reading a story about how some guy reverse engineered AirPort Express and can't get one thing: what's that AirPort Express in plain words? I understand that there's a device called "wireless ...
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Move Time Machine backup from local disk to Airport Extreme disk and share with others

I recently picked up a Drobo for storage and light backup, and want to clear the 1TB Western Digital external drive I have off my desk. I would like to still use Time Machine, but possibly off a share ...
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Why is SSH forwarding happening even with port forwarding disabled?

I am using an Aiport Extreme as my wireless router, and it has port forwarding set up but disabled for SSH: However, I keep seeing instances of ssh login attempts from outside -- someone is trying ...
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AirPort Extreme not accepting ISP cable modem DHCP

I've just recently changed the ISP and now have a cable modem, which only has one LAN port. Connecting here requires to use DHCP to get an IP address. Connecting my laptop works just fine and I get an ...
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Airport connection problem, self-assigned IP address, not able to connect

On some wireless networks that others can seem to access just fine, my MacBook Pro won't connect, I get an error like this in the Network pref panel: AirPort has the self-assigned IP address ...
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AirPort Express orange yellow light problem and not discoverable at all

My AirPort Express is showing a permanent orange light. Every ~5 minutes it blinks green once and after this I get continuos yellow. The AirPort device is connected via LAN to my Linksys WRT-160NL ...
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How can I reset AirPort Express to factory defaults?

I tried the, press reset and power it down without success. All I got was to make it do yellow blinking. If I release the reset the blinking slops, anyways it stops even without releasing the button ...
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Is there any AirPort product that supports to receive audio streaming and share a hard drive on USB?

My impression is that I need both an Airport Express for sound, and an AirPort Extreme for sharing the hard drive. Is this true, or there are alternatives?
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AirPort Express no power-on - can it be repaired or replaced?

I have a first-generation Airport Express that has the common failure of simply not powering on. There are several sites showing how to open or repair the device, but all basically involve destroying ...
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AirPort Extreme: Keep IP address from changing

I've got an AirPort Extreme base station that I use for several computers and devices. I set it to configure IPv4 with DHCP, but there's a problem with that: The IP changes from time to time (as ...
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Is Airport Express compatible with AirPlay?

I have an Airport Express that I have plugged into a speaker system. I can change the music in my house with my iPhone through Apple's Remote app. Great. Now is my Airport Express compatible with ...
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Why does Airport Extreme disable LAN interfaces in client mode?

I have configured my wireless airport extreme to use client mode (hint: if this is not available in "manual configuration", start the assistent and it will appear in the menu ...). This is working ...
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Changing airport connection preference algorithm

Airport connects to the network in order of preference that I have set. Is there a way to make it connect to the network that I was last connected to, instead of the one higher in the list. For eg. I ...
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Ethernet and Airport Problems

We have one canon copier machine which is connected to our LAN router via Ethernet cable. Currently, we are connecting to the Internet using a different router. To work with the printer, I need to ...
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Using timed access control in airport extreme base station

I have an airport base station model A1354. I am attempting to setup MAC Timed Access so a laptop can only connect between 5:00AM and 11:00pm through the Airport Utility version 5.5.2 (552.11). My ...
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Connection timeout

I have a MacBook Pro 13" and my wifi connection never works properly. I know there are no problems either in the MacBook or in the router since: Another computer can connect to my router easily I ...
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Airport Express constantly can not stream music from any device

My older Airport Express (b/g) was cutting off from being seen in iTunes and generally not performing well as a music server or a print server. Purchased a new Express and still one or some of the ...
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Can the Epson V700 be used with an Airport

I have a MacBook Pro, Snow Leopard, and an Epson V700 Scanner. I'm thinking of buying an Airport Extreme or even better, an Airport Express (cos it's cheap). Can I use the Epson V700 via the Airport ...
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How to set up my network/bridging using Apple Airport equipment?

I'd like to set up my network like this, and I want to make sure it's possible using the hardware I have. I think it should be... I've got my cable modem in one room. I want to plug it into an Apple ...
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Monitoring and disconnecting users from an AirPort Extreme

Does anyone know a simple way to monitor who is connected to an AirPort Extreme, see the bandwidth they are using, and the ability to disconnect them or throttle their bandwidth usage? I know for ...
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Can I set up an Apple TV to receive content from a Synology NAS?

I have a Synology DS210j NAS. My music and movies are served from the NAS by its built-in iTunes server. The content is then available on my MacBook in iTunes / Sharing Library. I am looking for a ...