Wireless local area networking, also known as "Wireless Internet"; stands for "WIreless FIdelity"

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WiFi connection requires router reset

We own a B&B where we provide free WiFi access. Normally this works fine, but occasionally Mac and iPad users cannot connect; the network appears on their device but when they type in the ...
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Signal King antenna [on hold]

Trying to get this peripheral working and it's not easy! I've asked my question elsewhere but figured I'd cover my bases asking here as well. Please feel free to answer on the original post as that ...
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Safari Occasional Slowdowns [on hold]

I'm running Yosemite on a Mid-2014 Retina Macbook Pro (not even a month old), but I had this issue in Mavericks as well. It seems that Safari occasionally decides that it will take 25% longer to load ...
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iPhone 5s. If you are connected to wifi at home and the wifi temporarily loses signal does the iPhone automatically switch back to cellular network?

I want to know if you are connected to your home wifi, and that wifi temporarily loses signal for a few hours, does the iPhone automatically start using your cellular network? I had an issue with ...
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Restrict which devices connect to Wi-Fi networks whose credentials are shared over iCloud

Since I upgraded to iOS 8 I have an issue with my hotspot connection. The connection still works, however now my iPhone 5s also automatically connects to my hotspot in addition to my iPad. I went ...
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My iPad2 will not print to my HP wifi printer since the IOS8 update

Can anyone advise me why my previously working HP printer and IPAD2 connection has suddenly stopped working after the recent IOS8 software update and how to rectify it? Thanks in anticipation.
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Prevent Mac from connecting to WiFi networks with same name as preferred network

How can I prevent OS X (and ideally iOS devices as well) from connecting to a WiFi network which has the same name as one of my preferred networks, but isn't the same network? For example say my ...
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My MacBook Air is automatically connecting to a password protected network that's not mine!

I'm starting to think I've been hacked because my Macbook Air is frequently jumping to a neighbors password protected network on its own! I see the network in the "preferred network" list and I don't ...
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Can I use my brothers old SIM card that's in an iPad he gave me?

My brother just gave me his old iPad after purchasing a new one. He accidently left his SIM card in there because he got a different SIM card for his new one. I won't be able to add to my current ...
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iOS strange tab “DEVICES” in Wi-Fi Settings

Does anyone ever see this DEVICE tab in the Wi-Fi Settings page? It very strange, it's my first time saw this. And even more, while I tried to connect to this SSID. iOS pops up a dialog said "xxxxxx ...
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Airport Utility gives Bogus status, misbehaves a lot

The Airport Utility shows all 3 of my Wifi access points as being offline today, all have the yellow caution triangle "/!\" and display the message "Device Not Found: AirPort ExtAC was previously part ...
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Why is my iMac the only device that has network problems?

I was trying to solve my internet/DNS problems on my iMac but nothing does make sense to me and I need some help on this ^^ Since I moved to another place and now have another ISP, I started ...
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Airdrop: Bluetooth or WiFi?

How does Airdrop work? I thought it is just bluetooth, but I am starting to doubt that now. Whenever I turn Airdrop on, my WiFi and Bluetooth are automatically turned on. If I turn the WiFi off, and ...
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Issue with using Netgear AC1600's 802.11ac standard and WMM on 2014 MBP

When I enable the WMM (Wireless Multimedia) setting, which allows the full bandwidth of ac, and the computer is for instance streaming online video, or video over ip within a browser like a chatroom, ...
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MacBook Pro Cannot Connect to Certain/Some WiFi

My MacBook Pro (2011), with OS X Mavericks, can connect to WiFi in some U.S. homes perfectly fine, but not other homes in the U.S. The "bad home" with WiFi where it fails to connect has other ...
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Wi-Fi syncing and Home Sharing with iPhone 5 not working in iTunes after iOS 8 upgrade

I have a recent MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks). I also have an iPhone 5 that had iOS 7.1, but I recently updated it to iOS 8. When I had iOS 7, I used to be able to connect via Wi-Fi and ...
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Mavericks menu bar Wi-Fi icon does not refresh

In Mac OS X 10.9, once I am connected to a Wi-Fi station the menu bar Wi-Fi icon no longer refresh (the spinning wheel does not appear). This complicates station switching as I have to turn off and on ...
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After updating iPad to iOS 8, WiFi no longer works

I recently upgraded to iOS 8 on my iPad 2, now the WiFi doesn't work. I rebooted the iPad and router several times. Any suggestions?
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Mavericks - I need to be notified when a wifi network becomes available

My university's wifi connection goes up at random times. It's faster, so I would want to be notified when it becomes available so that I can surf faster and I don't have to pay for mobile data that I ...
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Using iPhone on VoIP landline?

At my home I have a bundled internet connection and a VoIP landline. These services are provided with a Huawei HG659 Wi-Fi modem. Is there a way I can connect my iPhone to my VoIP landline via Wi-Fi? ...
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Does Time Capsule require Internet to properly function as a backup server?

Is it possible to use Time Capsule without the Internet as an offline private wifi network for backup? I have read only tales of terror in my search for anecdotes and instructions regarding set-up ...
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iOS 8 Handoff does not work between iPhone and iPad

So i'm getting really frustrated with the new and the best feature of iOS 8 - Handoff. I've tried many different ways to make it work, but nothing helped: Tried various methods of restarting both ...
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Monitor Internet traffic flowing via my MacBook?

My MacBook is connected to an Internet cable and meanwhile sharing the Internet connection with other devices over Wi-Fi. That is, my MacBook serves as a router, which broadcasts Wi-Fi signals. Since ...
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Force iPhone to use cellular data while connected to wifi

I have an iPhone 5s with iOS 7 on T-mobile in the US. I have a wifi network that is not connected to the Internet. When I connect to the wifi network with my phone, my iPhone tries to access the ...
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How do I set a specific system setting using a script or a profile? System Preferences/Networks/WiFi/Require authorisation to turn wifi on/off

I'm hoping someone can help. I work for a college, I manage about 80 Macs and we've had a problem recently where students are turning WiFi on or off on the Macs that they're logging on to. This is bad ...
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Can't access internet through network share

I have an MBP with the latest OSX connected to the internet through ethernet. I've created a wi-fi network with the same name as the laptop and set the WPA2 password. I then enabled internet sharing ...
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Using AirPrint printer on a public Wi-Fi

If I'm at a dorm and the only available Wi-Fi is through a public network such as a University's Wi-Fi, how can I prevent others from printing to my AirPrint enabled printer? I would like to be able ...
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Network OK but no Internet connection. Can this be faulty hardware?

Since a few days ago, my 2011 Macbook Air running Mavericks 10.9.2 stopped connecting to our TimeCapsule wifi. Other Apple and non-Apple devices connect fine so I've ruled out a router problem ...
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Apple Remote for iPhone won't discover iTunes library without network gateway to internet enabled

This may be a networking question as much as an Apple-specific question; however it's directly related to configuration / behaviour of Apple Remote, so hoping to find an answer here. My goal: Build a ...
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How to connect Wireless Keyboard when new hdd on imac 27

I have an iMac 27 emc 2390, i just had a hdd failure, so i bought a new hdd, plug it in and then start my imac with the instal dvd in. The point is that my keyboard isn't recognize so i can't boot on ...
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Restrict WiFi Between Designated Hours iOS Devices

Is there a method I can employ that will allow me to block or disable the WiFi of an iOS device between specific hours of the day? I am unable to find an iOS equivalent, even looking at installing a ...
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How can unauthorized movie purchases be made on my 1st generation Apple TV?

In the last 6 months, two movies have shown up as purchased on my 1st Generation Apple TV, but neither I nor my wife have purchased them. The first time this happened, I thought perhaps it had been ...
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OS X is endlessly changing my computer network name [closed]

While my notebook is connecting to Wi-Fi, OS X (Yosemite in my case but I don't think it is related) is endlessly changing my hostname: When I am offline it doesn't stop at all. I have noticed ...
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OSX 10.9 insist on connecting with WIFI despite also having an ethernet connection

OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) Having 2 type of connections available USB/ethernet and WIFI I want to connect both of them because I want to connect to different devices (which don't support that kind of ...
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Connecting iphone to internet from laptop with wire

I have an iphone 4s and I don't have a sim or a data card in it so I don't have 3G or other type of connection and the wifi module is broken so I can't connect to internet. I am using a Windows 7 ...
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New Airport Time capsule on dorm network

This week I purchased an AirPort Time Capsule and attempted to set up my own network in my dorm apartment. The network at my school has two options, one requires me to login with my school ID and ...
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Macbook freezes when connected (connecting) to new wireless router

So I have done extensive troubleshooting for my problem. When we moved to our new apartment and had a new fiber optic internet set up with, which came with a new wireless router, all the trouble ...
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Share internet connection over wifi when the normal way doesn't work

I just tried to set up Internet Sharing of my Ethernet connection to wifi by following the instructions in this answer. The network appeared only very briefly, one time, in the list of networks ...
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Cannot mount NAS disk when mac is connected via Wi-Fi (via Ethernet is all ok)

My NAS disk (see below specs) appears automatically among "shared" devices ONLY if my mac is connected to LAN via ethernet cable. Once I detach the ethernet cable, even if I'm still connected via ...
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Connect Mac to closer Access Point

this is a complicated question that I think has an super easy answer but I've been googling and no success so far. What happens is that I use my Mac in the office, and the office has three floors. ...
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Data toll tripled from Android to IOS, no changes in usage habits. How to troubleshoot? Possibly redirect and sniff (tips on how)?

So I've just bought my iPhone 5s with iOS 7.1.2, moving from Android. I've noticed that my data toll has more than tripled (from around 300MB to 1.1GB monthly) without significant changes in my usage ...
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Why does Airdrop on OS X only work in close proximity?

We're all connected to the same WiFi but other computers only show up in the Finder when they are close by. According to this Mac Basics article, you need to have Wi-Fi turned on select AirDrop in ...
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Old MacBook Pro 17" freezes when WiFi gets turned off

I recently updated from Mountain Lion to Mavericks 10.9.4 on my late 2007 MacBook Pro 17". Now every time I turn off WiFi, the computer freezes within a few seconds to a few minutes. Upon reboot, the ...
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What's the difference between “transmit rate” and “link speed”?

On my MacBook Pro, System Information (or airport or option-clicking on the wifi status icon) reports a "transmit rate" of 176 while Networt Utility reports a "link speed" of 289 What's the ...
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MBP Connected to WiFi but won't connect to Web

I'm connected to WiFi but won't connect to the Web. FaceTime works but when I try to load safari the bar starts to fill and then stops. I've checked DNS and tried 8.8.8.8 as well as the defaults. All ...
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Why is my ac wifi signal weaker than my b/g/n; does it matter?

I have a new AirPort Extreme and a mid-2014 MacBook Pro. Both devices are 802.11ac but (according to iStumbler) my ac signal is weaker than my b/g/n signal (no matter where I move my antenna). Why ...
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iPhone 5s: internet not working on 2.4 Ghz WiFi

couple months back I have purchased my first 5Ghz AC wifi router and since than I'm having problems with my iPhone to access internet on 2.4 Ghz networks (any router). Sometimes it works, but most of ...
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iPad connects to Wifi but not to Internet

I am trying to connect my iPad to the Internet without success.I am able to connect to the Wifi network but not to the Internet from there. This router (let's call it WIFI A) I am connecting to is ...
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How to remove the loading wheel from iPad home screen?

The loading wheel have been showing up for no reason on the home screen of my iPad Air running 7.1.2 that is not jailbroken. It use to only show up when I am downloading apps. Now it is stuck on the ...
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iMac wireless speed drops precipitously after extended time away

I had a correct connection to the Internet: But as of a few days ago, whenever I come back to my computer after a while and jiggle the mouse to turn off the screensaver, my internet speed plummets: ...