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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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 ...
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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 ...