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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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 ...
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Access Airport signal data

I want to be able to write the current list of Wifi networks in airport, and their respective strengths, to a file. I would like to use some sort of bash script to do this, but I am unsure how to ...
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Internet sharing over AirPort

In MacOS X 10.6, is Internet sharing over AirPort implemented as NAT or full-blown routing? The backing wired network is a corporate one, Ethernet with DHCP.
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Bad WiFi reception when using external screen

I know it doesn't make any sense (at least, it doesn't to me), but I have the strangest situation over here: Upstairs: I use a MacBook Pro (mid 2010) with a i7 2.66 GHz processor and 4GB of DDR3. ...
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Multiple-partition hard drive on Airport Extreme

Is there a way to have multiple partitions on a hard drive plugged into an Airport Extreme? I have a 3TB hard drive, and would like a 2TB partition for storage, time machine backups (mac formatted), ...
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Disconnecting disks from Airport Extreme

Since Apple released the new Airport Utility with the simplified UI, there doesn't seem to be an option to "Disconnect All Users" to kick all users off a hard drive to safely remove it when connected ...
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How many External Hard Drives can I plug to Airport Extreme?

I need to backup all my computer data. I'm thinking of buying 3 External Hard Drives and connect them to Airport Extreme. Can I do this?
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iMac is mysteriously unable to use WiFi that works for all other systems

So, my house has Wifi that works pretty consistently with all of our computers, both macs and PC's. However, we just set up our iMac (which runs Snow Leopard) for the first time in a few months, and ...
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Audio setup for Macbook and XBox?

I have a one set of speakers, 2 macbooks (girlfriend and I), an iPod touch and a XBox. Now, I struggle with the audio because anytime I want to listen music or use the xbox, I have to switch the RCA ...
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Can I direct the audio signal from Apple TV?

I have the following equipment: I have all my music files stored in iTunes on the pictured iMac. When I play music it follows a path from the iMac through the Time Capsule to the Airport Express. ...
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Apple Airport - Access DHCP from ethernet connection?

Is it possible to have a device connected to an Airport Express via the ethernet cable to access the DHCP / sit within the NAT functionality for Internet use? I have an existing network where a ...
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Can Time Capsule/Airport (4th gen) serve local DNS?

I just got a 4th gen Time Capsule for my wife to use as her own backup server, and I'm potentially interested in using it as the main router and Wifi AP on my home network. My current router and AP is ...
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Will the Airport Extreme card from the 2006 Mac Pro work in the 2008 Mac Pro?

An Airport Extreme card that claims to work with the 2008 Mac Pro and the card that I am using in my current 2006 Mac Pro. The cards look similar and since the ram is transferable from the 2006 models ...
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How to restore Airport settings?

I've just reverted from Lion to Snow Leopard while maintaining a time machine backup of Lion. In Lion I used to 'remember' many wireless networks, and also have configuration for connecting from my ...
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How do you configure airport extreme with dynamic dns?

I have a domain via Namecheap. They support dynamic dns updates. I'd like to use my airport extreme (firmware 7.6.1) to do the DNS updates, anyone know how to accomplish this? Here's the info about ...
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How to disable automatic wifi connection?

When OSX already knows an wifi network it auto connects to it, but when it doesn't know the wifi network it will auto connect depending of the setting of the "ask to join" toggle setting in system ...
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How can I find out how much toner is left in my printer, which is connected to an Airport Express via USB?

My Samsung ML-2850D printer is connected via USB to an Airport Express. I print to it from my Mac over WiFi. I want to check how much toner is left, so I know if I need to purchase a new cartridge ...
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Remotely SSH to IP address in home network

I've got a device at home I want to SSH to from work. The device has port 22 open locally and I have port 22 opened on my AirPort Extreme. However, on the AirPort Extreme it says the open 22 port only ...
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Can I still use the older Airport Utility 5.5.3 if I install the 6.0 version of Airport Utility?

I have a simple network setup, and have read some initial reviews that say the new Airport Utility 6 for Mac OS X lacks some of the advanced settings that the older utility provides. I depend on those ...
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Extending extending network using airport express

I know that this has been discussed before but this is a slightly different scenario. I live in a very elongated apartment and the signal is very bad in one end. I have a D-Link 655 (or something ...
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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 ...