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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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.
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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 ...