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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802.11n Airport Express automatically choosing to extend 5Ghz network instead of 2.4 Ghz

I have a latest model (2012, 2.4Ghz/5Ghz simultaneously) Airport Express serving WiFi for my house. I have an older model, 802.11n, Airport Express set to "extend a wireless network". On the new AE I ...
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How can I enable SNMP on latest Time Capsule 802.11ac?

There is a known issue that latest Time Capsule and Airport Base stations have SNMP disabled. But SNMP ports 161 and 162 are still reserved by Time Capsule for SNMP. It leads to the question: Is there ...
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Did Mavericks solve the Safari Airplay delay?

I have a first gen Airport Express (from 2008) and use it with Mountain Lion. The connection chain looks as follows: MacBook Pro -> WiFi (802.11n) -> Airport Express (receives Internet via DSL ...
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Adding a third Airport Express causes dramatic network slow down

When TWO AirPort Express are on everything works as expected, strong and fast wifi everywhere, music streams fine. But when a THIRD AirPort Express is on, the wifi slows down to about 100k/s This is ...
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How can I tell if I need to upgrade/replace Macbook 07 Airport card?

I bought a used Macbook (late 07 model, white, 2.1 Intel Core Duo, 3 gig RAM) and I have been upgrading everything I can. It works great EXCEPT the airport card. The wireless internet is so slow! When ...
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Can't see AirPlay speakers/Airport Express if ethernet is plugged in

When my Windows laptop is connected to my network via Wi-Fi only, I can see and play to various AirPlay speakers in my house (an iHome AirPlay speaker, an Apple TV, and an Airport Express). When I ...
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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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Suddenly cannot print over WiFi

I have an Epson Stylus NX625 that my family had been using from several Macs and Macbooks until recently. Now when we attempt to print the Mac reports "Looking for printer" for several minutes ...
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Multiple Airport Extremes in bridge mode slow down over time as they are used

I have two Airport Extremes connected to a Vigor2820 router which acts as the DCHP server. There is not any conflict with IP addresses. The Airport Extremes are set to create a Roaming Network and ...
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OS X Server File Sharing - Airport Extreme Disk via VPN

I have a 3 TB disk mounted on my Airport Extreme, which I can access locally just fine. However, I would like to be able to mount it over VPN outside of my network. I am able to do so with any drives ...
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MacBook Pro issue with local IP download over wifi

I am facing a strange situation on my MacBook Pro. I'm serving a file via http (whatever server I use, I get the same problem: apache, node.js, ...): [http://localhost:8080/myFile] with my wifi ...
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Wifi trouble since 10.9.2 update

Since I updated my system from 10.9.1 to 10.9.2, I now have a very annoying WiFi issue : when I click on the airport icon on the top bar, the WiFi networks are no longueur scanned and I sometimes ...
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Maximum number of Airport Expresses/Home Audio Distribution Network

I'm trying to set up a 6-zone home music distribution system using 6 AE's, each one being connected to a number of speakers thru multi-channel distribution amps. All would be located in my central ...
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How do I capture the log output from Airport Utility?

I'm using Airport Utility 5.6.1 on Mavericks (installed from links here). I'm trying to figure out how the Advanced > Syslog Destination Address setting works... What kind of value is that field ...
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AirPlay Music From AirPort Express Dropping Out

My AirPlay music keeps disconnecting. Here's my gear: AirPort Extreme 2013 AirPort Express 2012 MacBook Air 2013 iPhone 4S And my setup: Extreme is in the living room Express is in the adjacent ...
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How to set up an AirPort Express so another router can connect to it?

I have an Airport Express 802.11n 1st generation (in other words, the last one before they began to look like a white AppleTV). I would like to have this as my main router and have a second router ...
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Why do shared network drives, mounted on my mac, have icons vary depending on how I mount them?

I have a single drive that is shared via the usb on my airport extreme. Works great. That single drive actually has two partitions. I use them for different reasons. (movies and stuff on one, ...
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an inexpensive airplay device for powered speakers - alternative to Airport Express?

I use a pair of powered m-audio speakers with my macbook air. I really wan't to remove the wires and be able to stream music. It would seem like the obvious choice would be to get the Airport Express ...
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iPhone 5/iPad 3/4 Failing to Renew DHCP Lease

I just setup a Airport Extreme gen 6 (f/w 7.7.1). On it I have several Apple devices including two iPhone 5s, iPad 3, and iPad 4 all on iOS 6.1.4. I am able to open web pages through Safari on all ...
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Wireless Extended Network segmentation problem using 2 802.11ac Airport Extremes

I have a "Wireless Extended Network" using two of the latest 802.11ac Airport Extremes. This works very well with one bothersome and perplexing exception. Wireless clients can't seem to talk to ...
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OS/X Server + Airport Extreme = daily crash

I have a 4th generation Airport Extreme acting as the main interface between my network and the internet. I recently installed OS/X Server on one of my machines on the network, during that install ...
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AirPort Extreme, OS X Server, DHCP and Dynamic DNS

I have a AirPort Extreme and OS X Server (Mountain Lion). On my local network, I have a number of OS X, Windows, Ubuntu and other machines using DHCP to obtain network addresses. Almost all ...
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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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How do I set an empty search domain on Airport/Time Capsule

My ISP supplies their own search domain via DHCP, which I don't want being passed on to my own devices. However, if you leave the field for 'search domain' empty on an Airpot/Time Capsule it will ...
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External USB DVD drive + Time Capsule (or AirPort Extreme) =?

As Apple's more recent laptops (and even the iMac now, sadly) are moving away from internal DVD drives, to use CD/DVDs you must buy an external DVD drive, that plugs into a USB port. But if you need ...
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Toggling internet sharing when ethernet cable dis/connected

The room where I'm staying has an ethernet connection, so when I'm there I turn on internet sharing so that my Kindle and phone will have a WiFi connection. But when I'm at work I have to use Airport ...
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AT&T Microcell with Apple Time Capsule/Airport Extreme

My ATT Microcell works for a few hours and then stops. The configuration is: Internet -> Comcast Modem -> Time Capsule/Airport Extreme -> MicroCell Note that the Comcast Modem is providing both my ...
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Snow Leopard Airport Join preferred device-based network

Is it possible to auto-join device-based networks on Snow Leopard (i.e. preferred)? For example, by device-based network, I mean either a printer or an ad-hoc network.
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Configure multiple SSH port forwardings to multiple machines

I have four machines in my airport extreme network that I need to have remote ssh logins to. While I could have just one open to the outside, my remote team members point out that having to do ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Setting up a private network with macs

I want to run 12 imacs through a network. And also have wifi available for people to use their own devices. At the moment I have the modem connected to the VPN box, then the vpn box connected to the ...
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Issues Setting Up Airport Express to Extend Network

I have tried to set up my WLAN with the following topology: Cable modem providing Internet connectivity Airport Extreme as the primary access point Airport Express as a repeater (to extend my ...
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OS X, connection drop downs, socket closed prematurely, mDNS

I have big problem with my OS X Mavericks Wi-Fi connection. I have tried calling my ISP (now we have stronger AP antenna), NVRAM reset, OS X reinstall, run own DNS local with dnsmasq, manually set IP ...
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AirPort Extreme Refusing Internet Connection to Windows Clients

I have an AirPort Extreme (3rd generation) acting as the router in the house. Unlike the Actiontec router that it replaced, Windows 7 (but not XP) computers connected to the LAN in various ways, ...
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ssh without Safari streaming: “Write failed: Broken pipe”

I use the standard ssh binary on OS X 10.9 on a mid-2013 MacBook Air 11". It looks like OS X goes into some kind of sleep mode all the time, and when I wake it up a dozen of minutes afterwards, I ...
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Can an Airport Express extend a non-Apple wifi network, wirelessly?

Can I use an Airport Express to extend my wifi network if my current wifi network doesn't have any other Apple access points on it. I wish to extend wirelessly, without a wired connection between the ...
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Setting up CrashPlan with NAS drive attached to Airport Extreme?

I have one of the new (well it's not so new anymore) Airport Extremes with ac wireless. I am using Crashplan to back up my data online, but I also want a more local backup -- so I would like to hook ...
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System freezing during time machine backup in higher performance graphics mode

Starting in 10.8.x and continuing in 10.9.2, I notice my system freezing when running a time machine backup while "higher performance graphics" are enabled. When I say "freeze", I mean that the ...
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Why is my Airport Express so much slower than ethernet?

I'm using the dual-band Airport Express and seeing download speeds of at least 50% that of an ethernet connection. I get ~120 Mbps down at peak with ethernet; usually I'll see a peak down of ~70 Mbps ...
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I cannot find my backup on my TimeMachine

My time machine is set up by connecting an external harddisk to a AirPort Extreme. I am trying the 'Internet Recovery' option to restore my iMac from my time machine backup. When the 'OS X Utitlies' ...
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Can't connect to Exchange server through Airport Extreme

Until last week, I had no problem connecting to my company's Exchange server through iOS Mail, OS X Mail, Outlook on my Windows PC, or the Outlook Web Access through any browser. Now, none of those ...
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Can an old Airport Extreme be used as a switch if I put it in bridge mode?

Previous-generation Airport Extreme base stations have a resale value of about $25. A new Ethernet switch sells for $30. Can I use an old Aiport Extreme as big-footprint Ethernet switch by setting it ...