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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Intriguing connection issue on OS X

I've been recently having this issue with my internet connection on my MacBook Pro Early 2011 running OS X 10.8.3: from time to time the connection "freezes" for about 5 seconds and then comes back. ...
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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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Why does my Mac take a long time (30+ seconds) to find my home wifi?

I have a retina MacBook Pro 15" running Mac OS X 10.9.4. When I wake it from sleep at work, it's connected to the wifi network before I've even entered my password. But at home, with a Airport Extreme ...
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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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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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Is there a maximum number of AirPlay receivers that I can output to at the same time?

If I buy 6 different Airport Express' to have one in each room will they all work together or is there a maximum number of receivers you can use at once? For example if I want to choose between the ...
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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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Can I set up an Apple TV to receive content from a Synology NAS?

I have a Synology DS210j NAS. My music and movies are served from the NAS by its built-in iTunes server. The content is then available on my MacBook in iTunes / Sharing Library. I am looking for a ...
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How to run old AirPort Utils 5.x on MacOS X maverics?

How to run old AirPort Utils 5.x on MacOS X maverics ? Because the new one is really ugly.
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Wireless 802.11ac and New MacBook Air

Just bought the new MacBook Air, 13" and the new AirPort Extreme Base Station. I am curious as to how I get the max connection? Option + Click on my WiFi shows I am connected only using "n" and on the ...
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Does the Airport Extreme log MAC addresses of devices that attempt to connect?

I recently had a burglar enter my home and take a number of items and I am chasing a long shot in catching him. I am hoping that the burglar had a smartphone that, when he entered the home, attempted ...
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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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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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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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Change Airport signal strength

I want to change the WiFi signal strength of my Airport base. That feature was removed along many others in the Airport configuration tool since version 6, so I used the previous version to solve my ...
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How do I programmatically and reliably get the AirPort's interface name?

I need the en0, en1, enN, enWhatever name of my Airport in a script. How do I get it reliably? Here is what I put together, but it looks ugly and brittle as it's "text parsing": ...
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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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My wireless has been set to “inactive”, how do I reactivate it?

I seem to have inadvertently deactivated my wireless in the "Network" section of System Preferences. When I go to the Airport icon in the menu bar it looks like a semicircle that, when clicked on, ...
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How to show that my Internet connection is still up and active in menu bar?

I am looking for a solution to have the AirPort WiFi or other icon in the menu bar show when an active Internet connection is established. I live in a funky WiFi connection area and connect true a ...
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What can be done to make my Mountain Lion Mac drops connection to my Cisco router less often?

I have a Cisco wireless router WAG54G2 Annex A plus Cisco Extender RE1000. The router is upstairs and extender helps me strengthen the signal downstairs and have been having issues keeping a wireless ...
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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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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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Why does Airport Extreme disable LAN interfaces in client mode?

I have configured my wireless airport extreme to use client mode (hint: if this is not available in "manual configuration", start the assistent and it will appear in the menu ...). This is working ...
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Will an Airport Express extend the Wi-Fi of another-non Apple Access Point?

My colleague has a cheap Cisco Access Point on another floor. The wireless is very spotty. He is using a Mac Pro. Will an Airport Express work to extend this network?
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How can I stop AirPort from waking my Macbook Pro?

Recently I have noticed my MacBook Pro is completely discharging when I leave it to sleep. After investigation I've discovered traces similar to the following in the Console output: 24/01/2014 ...
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What special about Apple AirPort Extreme? [closed]

I considering to replace my old wifi router and purchase AirPort Extreme. Why airport extreme feature that make it price is higher than common router WIFI? it is faster transfer data? Better WIFI ...
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Monitoring and disconnecting users from an AirPort Extreme

Does anyone know a simple way to monitor who is connected to an AirPort Extreme, see the bandwidth they are using, and the ability to disconnect them or throttle their bandwidth usage? I know for ...
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What are some cheaper alternatives to Airport Express that allow music streaming?

I have a Windows desktop and laptop (no Macs) and an Airport Express for listening to music in the living room. I also have sets of speakers in two other rooms. I don't want to spend another $200 just ...
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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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Can an iPhone stream to multiple Airplay devices at the same time?

I really love AirPlay so I thought about buying a second AirPort Express for another amplifier in the apartment. But will my iPhone5/iPad2 be able to stream to both AirPlay devices simultaneously?
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Neighbor's Airport Extreme extending my wireless network?

I noticed a new machine on my network -- it's my next-door neighbor's Airport Extreme! My network is set up with a WPA2 Personal password, and I don't believe that he's cracking passwords to steal ...
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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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Do all computers/devices connected to an airport extreme run at the same speed?

My mom just bought an Airport Extreme router recently, and she said the salesperson at the Apple Store told her that all devices on a network run at the same connection speed, and that speed is ...
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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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Ethernet and Airport Problems

We have one canon copier machine which is connected to our LAN router via Ethernet cable. Currently, we are connecting to the Internet using a different router. To work with the printer, I need to ...
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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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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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Consistently slow and unreliable Wi-Fi everywhere I go. 2012 MBP

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro. (13-inch, 8gb memory.) I work remotely and spend a lot of time working from coffee shops and other places with public Wi-fi. Lately - for a couple of months now - I've ...
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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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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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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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AirPort Express and Extreme Wi-Fi strength comparison

I'm about to buy an AirPort model but I'm not sure if there is any difference in terms of signal strength and range. There have been comparisons between these two models in the past but I don't think ...
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Airport Express very weak connection

I have a very weak connection through my Airport Express. By this I mean not a single Spotify song can play without being interrupted. My computer is located 6m from the Airport Express in a straight ...
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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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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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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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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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Connect to Express over Extreme

I have an Airport Extreme as my main router in my house and have recently bought an Airport Express to use as an extender. This is all now set up and working fine, with the Express bouncing on the ...
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How to use an AirPort Express as an AirPlay device with a TP-Link router? [closed]

I recently upgraded my router (TP-Link TL-WR1043N) so now my wireless network is broadcasting in 11b/g/n mixed mode, and my 1st generation AirPort Express is having trouble joining the network. I ...