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 Extreme PPPoE auth and wireless

My provider asks for a PPPoE authentication for internet and I don't know how to do it with Airport Extreme in order to have the wireless working. I can connect to the internet via ethernet using the ...
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Macbook Air Running version 10.7.5 won't connect to wifi but connects via Ethernet

I have a MBA and I have connected to my home network before. I went on holiday and on return, I cannot connect to Wifi anymore. It tells me "connection time-out occurred". But my Ipod Touch (4th Gen) ...
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Airport Extreme 802.11ac Can't See USB HDD

Hardware: Airport Extreme 802.11ac Transcend StoreJet 250GB HDD Belkin 4-port, powered USB hub Configuration: HDD formatted as MS-DOS (FAT32) via Disk Utility HDD connected to USB hub Airport ...
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Change volume of airport using the master keys, not itunes volume slider

My roommate recently bought an airport express, and I love it. Minus the fact that when I'm blasting music and someone wants to talk to me, I need to open iTunes and either lower the volume or pause ...
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Extend Netgear CG3100 Router network with Airport Express A1088

I have a Netgear router (CG3100) which is in my office and the base of our wireless network. A few rooms to the back of the apartment we have an Apple TV but the wireless connection here is flaky and ...
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Time Capsule and “Back to my mac” with iCloud

Im really confused about TC and Back to my mac function on my MacBook Pro so here is what i have done so far: I have a Netgear router in one end of the house, and i have my TC on the other end of ...
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If AirPort Time Capsule is compromised, will it disclose contents of encrypted backups?

I'm thinking about using an AirPort Time Capsule for my Time Machine backup. I would certainly use encryption, but I'm still concerned about sensitive backup data sitting on a networked routing device ...
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I'm trying to set up a 2006 airport basestation but I'm getting a flashing amber light and it's not showing up in the airport utility

I have a 2014 Apple MacBook Pro running OS X El Capitan, v. 10.11.4. I connected an older 2006 airport basestation to my cable modem, and it's flashing an amber light. When I open the "airport ...
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What does AirPlay need from wifi and router?

I have been using AirPlay to an Airport Express connected to my HiFi very successfully for years. My router and main wifi access point were Apple AirPort Extreme - so it was all Apple to Apple and it ...
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Airport Express DNS problem

In my living room I have a wireless router, the “main” router. One of its ethernet port is connected to a powerline (TL-PA4010KIT). In my bedroom I’ve another powerline connected to an AirPort Express ...
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Making a Time Capsule/Airport Extreme as a range extenter

I have a Time Capsule + Airport Extreme. Right now my TC is connected to my modem and I use the AE as a range extender. My modem is dying and I have to buy a new one and it seems like now one mostly ...
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Thinking of getting rid of my laptop

Thinking of getting rid of my laptop and using my iPhone / iPad / Apple TV 4 to access files on the PC now by getting a 2TB Time Capsule. Will I be able to edit photos, view and edit spreadsheets, ...
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Apple TV play media stored on Airport Extreme hard drive?

The current gen Airport Extreme (802.11ac, you know... the tall white one) is capable of having a network accessible hard drive connected directly to it. Now that the new Apple TV can run apps, can I ...
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MB Air: connect, update App Store with broken Wifi/Airport via USB WiFi

On my MB Air 2,1 (mid 2009) the wifi is broken. Connecting with the internet is possible via an Apple USB-Ethernet-adapter. When trying to install an app/update via the App Store (e.g. to OSx El ...
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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 to setup a MacBook Pro with DHCP Server over USB WiFi dongle

I have a MacBook Pro running OSX Yosemite 10.10.5 and I'm trying to set it up as a server. I have a Realtek USB WiFi dongle (RTL8188cus) plugged in with the drivers installed, showing up as interface ...
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Configuring AirPort Extreme with Existing Router

I'm setting up an office network consisting of: - ATT ADSL2 Modem -> CISCO Router (198.x.x.x) -> Airport Extreme I'm having an issue getting the Airport Extreme (6th Gen) to connect to the network. ...
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native IPv6 support over PPPoE in Apple Airport Extreme

Is there a technical reason why Apple does not support native IPv6 over PPPoE in their Airport Extreme Basestations? AFAIK here in Germany, all ISP using it and all modern routers seem to support it. ...
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What is causing slow Wi-Fi speeds on my Airport Extreme?

I have a recent model (bought 1-2 years ago) Airport Extreme that, until yesterday, has worked flawlessly. Starting yesterday, my wireless speeds have tanked. I first suspected my ISP, but that ...
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Is there an 802.11ac Airport Extreme card available for older Mac Pro machines?

When I built my Mac Pro 3,1 machine (Early 2008) back in the day, I chose not to get an Airport Extreme card since I only intended to connect it via an Ethernet cable. However, I've noticed that the ...
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AirPlay doesn't work when AirPort Exp. extends my network?

I have recently acquired an old first gen AirPort Express and wanted to use it solely for airplaying over to my old and amp. I tested configuring with it's own network and works fine. The problem is, ...
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Wifi not working anymore on MacBook Pro Early 2011 15"

Yesterday my wifi turned off - apparently for good. At first, it would switch off automatically and could not be turned on again. After reboot it started properly but then after about 20 minutes ...
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External USB drive connected to Airport Extreme doesn't show up in Airport Utility

I have connected an external drive to my Airport Extreme, but it doesn't show up in Finder, and it doesn't show up in the list of drives when I connect to the Airport Utility. The same drive worked ...
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packet forwarding on OSX mavericks

My MacBookAir(Mavericks 10.9.2) need to share my internet connection(wi-fi;en0) with BeagleBoneBlack(BBB) which are in 192.168.7.0 subnet over en6 interface. ifconfig $ ifconfig lo0: ...
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Would Like To Use my Time Capsule as my Main Router Instead of my NVG589

I have a Mac Mini server running the latest version of Mavericks and server app version 3.2.1. When I first signed up for AT&T U-verse I had a 2Wire 3801HGV modem. I was able to set up web ...
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AirPort Time Capsule Connection to Internet

I bought an AirPort Time Capsule to store my backups and read that it can also improve the speed of my Wi Fi; I have a mini Mac, a mini iPad2, an iPhone5 and until now I go in Internet with the Wi Fi ...
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Airport Express is not seen by Macbook, is seen by iOS devices

I have an Airport Express 1088 (about 7 years old). My Macbook with Mountain Lion 10.8.4 doesn't sees it, nor does my wife's Macbook. Strangely, my iPad and iPhone can detect it and the network ...
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How to change NTP server in airport express?

Is it possible to change NTP server in AirportExpress? Is there any other way to control this device than Airpot Utility?
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Airport Extreme Name Resolution

I have a little issue with my airport extreme. I'm using the device in my corporate network which has two DNS server for resolving intern and external names. When I do an nslookup "public adresse" ...
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Is this normal: my direct Ethernet is 5x faster than the same Ethernet via Airport Express?

When I connect my Mac via Ethernet it has 5x more maximum speed than when connecting it with the same Ethernet to the latest Airport Express. Is this normal (and if so, why)?
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Airport extreme wireless bridge

Is it possible to make an AirPort Extreme catch wifi and output the data through its Ethernet ports but not broadcast a secondary wifi signal?
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Airport Express as extension

I have an Airport time capsule as a main wireless, I add an Airport Extreme and a Airport Express as extension of my network. All of them have the same connection name. Problem: the connection in the ...
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Possible to use airport extreme as second hard drive?

I'm running 10.10.5, on a 13 inch macbook pro. Was wondering if I could use my airport extreme as an extra hard drive?
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Port forwarding on Airport Express IPV4

I'm facing an error with port forwarding on my Airport Express. Yes I'm using the Airport utility application for this. I go to the network tab and i can see the port settings - then i click +(ADD). ...
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Can I use my Mac's speakers and AirPlay / Bluetooth at the same time?

I have an iMac at my home office that I'm often playing music on from the output speakers. I also have an AirPort Express with a speaker connectable to via AirPlay / Bluetooth. I was wondering, is ...
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Should my modem or AirPort Extreme be in bridge mode?

Here is my setup. I have a modem connected to a 8-port networking switch. Those 8 ports are connected to cat5 plugs throughout my apartment. In another room, one of the cat5 plugs is connecting to my ...
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AirDrop between WiFi networks

I have a Fritzbox acting as WiFi Access point and handing my home DSL connection, DHCP etc. I also have an Airport Extreme connected via network cable to the Fritzbox, only creating a Wireless ...
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MacBook Air not contacting Wi-Fi with NETGEAR Extender

My MacBook Air is not connecting to Wi-Fi through NETGEAR Extender whilst all other device do, such as MacBook Pro, Apple TV and iPad. I tried to: Delete all Network configurations from System ...
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Why is *only* my MacBook Air failing to reach the internet?

I thought my ISP was flaky because Airport Utility reported that the internet was orange and unreachable. Several times an hour, for periods ranging from a few seconds through to several minutes, ...
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How can I find the PPPoE password configured in Airport

I'm connecting to internet via PPPoE with a AirPort Express. Now I want to replace AirPort with another router, but I don't remember the password of my PPPoE account. So I'm wondering how can I ...
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USB adapter stops working after deleting NetworkInterfaces.plist

TL;DR: I have an external USB wifi adapter on a MacBook Pro which was working fine before I deleted my /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist file without making a copy. Is ...
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Can I put an Airport Extreme in client mode (sharing printer only)?

I have an Airport Extreme 3rd gen (A1301). I just bought a Time Capsule 5th gen (A1470). I put the TC where the AE used to be, in a cupboard in the hall. Now I am thinking to repurpose the AE as a ...
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Wifi 802.11n drops randomly on my Macbook Pro 15"

Since I updated my Macbook to El Capitan, I can't stay constantly connected to my 802.11n WiFi. When I deasactivate it, or if i'm on Windows 10 using BootCamp, everything works fine, it's only on Mac ...
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Same network name in house loses WIFI

Because of to thick wall's I setup the internet modem as a WIFI point, use internet over power to connect to another room and setup an Airport Extreme to have WIFI all over our home. Both networks ...
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How to properly setup a reliable roaming WiFi with Airport Base Stations and an existing router

What are the steps to properly setup a WiFi network with 4 or 5 Airport base stations? I have a mix of Airport Extreme and Airport Express base stations, a switch and a modem/router with VoIP and ...
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Can the Airport Express base station be extended?

I'm thinking of replacing my home router (an older D-Link box) with the latest gen Airport Express base station. I currently have an older Airport Express unit (like this) that I want to use in ...
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Why should disabling wifi on Router speed up internet connection?

I'm having an odd issue with my home network. I have a TPLink Archer D7 connected to my phone line and wired to an Airport Extreme in my basement. Each of these is connected (by cable) to a MacMini. ...
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How can I test my LAN speed between Mac and Apple TV?

How can I test my LAN speed when I do not have two computers? I have a Mac, an iPhone, and Apple TV. I want to see the strength of my home network. I don't care about testing my internet connection, ...
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Back to Mac service when using Unlocator DNS

I have a Mac Mini at home that I would like to connect to using the "Back to my Mac" service. Normally it works just fine. But if I update my Apple Airport Extreme with DNS from unlocator.com (or ...
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Safari getting stuck every few minutes

On my recent 13´ Macbook (may 2015) my Safari gets stuck all the time. The progress bar just gets stuck every couple of minutes and I have to deactivate/activate airport and re-login. Then it works ...