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

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Wifi reconnects after turning off - iMac

I have recently upgraded my Mac to El Capitan. One strange behaviour after upgrading, whenever I turn off my My Wifi, at first it turns On again immediately and connects to my last network. I have to ...
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How to connect to a specific AirPort device?

I recently setup a new AirPort extreme to extend my Base Station. When I go into Airport Utility, the devices sitting right next to the Airport Extreme are connected to the base station. How can I ...
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MacBook Pro loosing Wi-Fi/Bluetooth - how to provide a record for service

My custom-built early 2013 MBP 15" is struggling to deliver an acceptable wireless functionality. In the only suitable tool that comes to my mind, a simple ping permanently open on the side of my ...
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Does iPad 3 supports wireless charging?

I am wondering if iPad 3 or any iPad version supports wireless charging? Can I use samsung's w'less charger for it?
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Change wifi country code - El Capitan - MBP 2012

Is there a way to change the wifi cards country code from X3 to AU? X3 doesn't support some of the higher channels that 5GHZ can run on and I can't change the routers channel (currently set to 153). ...
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Lose internet intermittently on my Mac

I have a Mac which I was given by the company I work for. When I'm home I very frequently lose my internet connection meaning that I can only ping my router but nothing else in outside world. I ...
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How to eliminate Internet lapses on my MacBook Air 13?

I have a MacBook Air 13 (mid 2012) running OS X El Capitan (10.11.3). I connect to the Internet using a Virgin Mobile Netgear Mingle hotspot. During Internet browsing sessions I will at times ...
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Connect iPad/iPhone to WiFI, but not MBP?

I have an iPhone and iPad that have permission to connect to WiFi W (Work). I have a MiFi device (M), and I want my MacBook Pro to connect to M and not W. How can I do this? It seems that when ...
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Home wifi wastage for nothing

My internet broadband package at home is limited to a volume of 40GB. Ever since I bought my iphone 6s, 40GB finishes within half the month. I have disable all auto downloads, auto update, iCloud ...
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How to put Wifi card in monitor mode?

When I run tcpdump, I do so after having connected to an access point. Is there a way to run tcpdump without having connected already?
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Connected To Wifi Network; No Internet Acess (iPad)

On my school iPad while I had a few tabs open my internet all was all fine and handy dandy but then all of a sudden I lost wifi connection (which my iPad does pretty often so I'm angry but used to it) ...
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Slow internet connection on my Mac Mini

Starting yesterday I'm dealing with low internet speed on my Mac; my download rate is 40 KB/S at the max. while my default download rate is 100 KB/S. I shut down my mac and tried another two PCs; the ...
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iPhone 4 with Wi-Fi

I have my old Sprint iPhone 4, which I no longer have connected to cellular data, and i would like to use it with only Wi-Fi which works on my other devises, but even though my iPhone says it is ...
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Internet Sharing on a University Network - Will it screw things up?

I am currently running PureVPN on my University's network as I live in halls. This is running on my Mac. I wish to use the VPN on my PS4, and I have found a guide on how to do this which involved ...
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No Network Access on Macbook air either through Wi-Fi or tethered to a phone

I cannot connect to the Internet on My Mid 2013 MBA, running 10.11.3 either through Wi-Fi connected to my router, or tethered to my iPhone via USB or Bluetooth . Rebooting the machine has not solved ...
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Macbook Wi-Fi turned itself off and needs system restart

I just recently bought a Macbook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015, OSX 10.11.3) and found some Wi-Fi problems with it. Every few hours, the connection drops and I have to turn off Wi-Fi and turn it ...
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Mac losing connection every 10 minutes. Have to turn wifi off/on every time

I'm having a problem with my Mac Air with OSX X Yosemite. It loses the wifi connection every about 10 minutes. Interestingly, connection summary shows Internet as recheable: To solve it, I have ...
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Why Wi-Fi is turned on even it is removed from Network preferences?

I have Mac with 10.11.2 and some times I have Wi-Fi icon in login screen showing Wi-Fi is turned on, some times there is no icon at all. After logging in I always have the Wi-Fi icon in the menubar ...
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Wireless Display Adaptor not detected by MacBook Air

I am trying to display my MacBook Air screen on a TV screen, using a Wireless Display Adaptor. The TV is not an Apple TV. Although the Display dialogue under System Preferences show the option to ...
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How can I retrieve photos from an iPhone 4 without using wifi(probably) or cell data?

So I am blinded by anger at this point. I cannot believe this isn't possible in some way. In short: Iphone 4 has a bad battery, photos filling storage, out of date Ios so no wifi, 3g data available is ...
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Internet keeps cutting out and the only way to fix is to turn wifi on and off on the device? [duplicate]

(MacBook Air 13" OSX El Capitan) Hi, I find that my internet keeps cutting out mostly when on Skype but sometimes when I'm just online too. On Skype the call will cut and online webpages fail to ...
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Can't get terminal to connect to internet via proxy

I set up a proxy server on my raspberry pi, which is connected via LogMeIn Hamachi to my mac. Using the proxy settings in my global network settings panel, I can access local resources via Chrome, ...
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How to mass remove known Wi-Fi Preferred Networks in OS X?

In my list of Wi-Fi Preferred Networks I'm able to remove them 1 by 1, but that takes forever. Is there any way to select all the Network Names I want to remove and delete them at the same time?
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Cannot access Internet on iPad sharing an Internet connection with iMac (on iMac: ethernet using cisco client) [duplicate]

I have an iMac (OS X Yosemite v.10.10.5) which is connected via ethernet with the internet. I have to use Cisco Any Connect Secure Mobility Client to actually use the internet, which is provided by my ...
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iPhone - prevent automatic hotspot tethering when connecting to computer

How can I turn off automatic personal hotspot activation when connecting an iPhone to a computer (Windows in this case)? I had it plugged in when downloading an iOS update and it downloaded the ...
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WiFi drops while Macbook Air is charged

I have a MacBook Air mid'13 running on El Capitan. WiFi keeps dropping almost every 5 minutes while MacBook is charged. Everything is fine when I unplug the charger and use it on battery mode. I have ...
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iPhone 4s Wifi Problems [duplicate]

My iPhone 4s works with the wifi everywhere but home. Everytime i go to put in the password for my home wifi it says "Incorrect Password" Even tho the password works on any other device. How can i fix ...
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Programmatic access to connect to a wifi network

Very similar to this question, but as encouraged to do my @bmike I wanted to re-ask this question as it was not a duplicate of Create AirPort network from the command line. I am looking for a ...
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Getting high ping when MacBook Air is connected to Wi-Fi

I have a 13" MacBook Air with Yosemite 10.10.2 installed: As soon as I connect it to my WiFi, I get a very high ping (1600 ms) on both my machines: Windows 7 PC and my MacBook. As a result browsing ...
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Unexpected payload found for message 9, dataLen 0

I found the following in my wifi.log file after l connected to wifi: Unexpected payload found for message 9, dataLen 0 What does it mean?
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Wifi turns off and refuses to turn back on on MacBook Pro Retina with OS X El Capitan

Yesterday, my computer developed two worrying problems that occurred simultaneously: My computer began to crash at random times (solved, maybe) My Wi-Fi turns off frequently and cannot be turned ...
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Should a MacBook emit EMF fluctuations when wifi and bluetooth are turned off?

I have a couple of MacBooks. Both have SSD drives. Using a Trifield EMF meter with radio/microwave capability, if I hold the meter near the laptop (where I understand the wifi antenna is located), I ...
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No Wi-Fi connectivity after waking up from sleep on MacBook

I'm running a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) with OS X El Capitan. I have an Arris DG1760 Cable Modem/Wi-Fi Router from Time Warner Cable. I connect to the router via Wi-Fi (5G). No issues ...
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Apple Watch notifications over WiFi

First days after I've bought my Apple Watch, keeping my iPhone with Bluetooth turned off and WiFi on (so with Apple Watch connected "to the cloud") my Watch was able to receive iPhone's notifications ...
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iphone showing different behavious for different WiFi devices

I have two WiFi wearable devices. Both can act as access point. When I connect my iphone to both the devices the behavior is different. When I am connected to device 1, the preferred network is ...
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Internal signal strength of Airport Extreme?

I'm using an Airport Extreme as a wi-fi-to-ethernet bridge. Since I'm on ethernet I cannot Option-Click on the Wi-Fi menu to see the signal-to-noise ratio and other characteristics. Is there a way ...
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iMac12,2 loses router connectivity, doesn't realize it

Does anyone have information about the mid-2011 27" iMac model (12,2) having a faulty wifi card? With OS X Yosemite and El Capitan (though possibly before that too) it will lose wi-fi connectivity: ...
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Macbook choses 169.254.x.x when the range is really 192.168.2.x

We have a router/modem 2wire (with DHCP disabled) which we are just using as a modem now, wired to our Airport (with DHCP enabled). We have 5 other devices connected. One of the Macbooks is choosing ...
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Strange Wi-Fi behaviour when waking up

I have a MacBook Pro running OS X El Capitan. I've been experiencing strange Wi-Fi behaviour when waking up. It seems that when I wake up multiple strange things can happen: Wi-Fi shows as ...
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How to tether home wifi conection from modem using wifi only ipad mini to windows pc via usb tethering?

I would like to know how to get my home pc online, i have a wifi modem, a pc without a wifi reciever/card and a ipad mini (wifi only)with usb connector, ive searched online but am yet to find a way. ...
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How to prevent my computer from accessing Internet when sleeping?

When I close my retina Macbook Pro's lid and put it to sleep, I have noticed that it periodically must "wake" and check internet or otherwise reconnect to wifi while I expect it to be sleeping. This ...
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revoke ipad access to my wireless network

My elderly neighbor needed help with iPad. So as I was helping her with it, I gave her access to my wireless network to ensure it was working properly. Now, she "accidentally" prints to my printer ...
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Cannot share my internet connection via Wi-Fi from my Mac

I am using El Capitan 10.11.2. I go to sharing and select 'Display Ethernet' in the Share your connection from menu. The display ethernet port is the port with the ethernet cable leading to the ...
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Setup wifi access on iPhone when out of range

I want to setup a wifi connection on an iPhone 6S. I have the SSID name and WPA password. But the wifi access point is out of range. It is not my phone. I want to set up the wifi name and password ...
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Why does Cellular Data usage summary include WiFi data?

Under Settings -> Cellular Data there is a nice break out of how much data each app has used. I expected this to allow me to identify which specific apps were using the most cellular data so I avoid ...
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Is there a way to not require a password for login when I am at home but still require one everywhere else

I am looking for a way to automatically login to my computer when waking from sleep/startup when I am at my home/connected to my home wifi; but when for example I am at school or not connected to my ...
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Apple Time Capsule won't extend wireless network

I am running a Wifi network with a fritzbox 7360 and all my apple devices (apple tv old and new, MacbookPro, mac mini, iPhone, iPad) can connect just fine. Recently I bought apple time capsule 3TB ...
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Connecting a development board to MBP via usb ethernet

I have a development kit I want to connect to my MBP. Currently I'm using a router, but I'd like to do this by connecting the board to the MBP directly via a USB ethernet adapter that I have. I ...
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iPhone slow to connect to wi-fi network

Macs are able to connect to the wi-fi network in my office without difficulty, but iPhones take an inordinately long time to join—minutes, not seconds—and are frequently disconnected. (I've observed ...
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2 connections on personal hotspot

Odd problem here. I just turned on my hotspot and after a few minutes the blue ribbon is claiming that there are 2 connections. I am not at home, and my phone isn't hooked up to my computer. When I ...