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

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Macbook pro will not connect to wifi?

I have a Macbook pro late 2011. It has always been connected to the same wifi and never had any problems. I updated to Yosemite and now my wifi goes off all the time. Most of the time when I the in ...
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Macbook Pro Yosemite wifi problems after 10.10.5 update

I've had my Macbook Pro for about a year now. It is a late 2013 Retina model running Yosemite. Until a few days ago, its wifi worked fine. However, after the 10.10.5 update, its wifi has become very ...
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How can I figure out the culprit with internet hiccups my wife is experiencing?

I'm having a hard time figuring out why my wife hates our internet connection. She says that it times out on her throughout the day. This happens both on the laptop and phone. She uses FireFox and ...
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With an Airport router how I can see which network a device is connected to

I am having an intermittent issue where a device connected wired with a cable and a device connected wirelessly cannot see each other. Sometimes they can and sometimes they cannot. I was thinking that ...
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iPad 2 Getting “Incorrect Password” when trying to connect to WiFi

I have a TP-Link Router with WPA-2 Security. My problem is that my iPhone 5 running iOS 9 connects without any problems to this router (and so do my macs and android devices) but my iPad 2 running iOS ...
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Set a default Wifi network [on hold]

I am new on Apple world. I have a MacBook Pro mid 2014. I have an issue and don't know how to solve it. When I am at home and turn my Mac on, it tries to connect on the first free wifi network which ...
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Safari cannot open page because iPhone is not connected to Internet

I recently started getting this message "Safari cannot open page because iPhone is not connected to Internet" whenever I leave a Wi-Fi zone. How do I fix this?
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Wifi connected but can't access any Website

When trying to connect to Wi-Fi it connects without a problem and it is showing that Wi-Fi has full signal strength. However when trying to access any website it shows that it is trying to load it and ...
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iMac only connects to wifi when very close to router

I have an iMac 4,1 (plastic case, released early 2006). The wifi only works when the iMac is very close to the router. When I use my MacBook in the same room, it can see multiple wifi networks; the ...
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How to block certain IP/Mac Addresses from accessing my AirPort on my 2009 iMac?

I have a 2009 iMac running OS X 10.6.8. I would like to filter certain IP/MAC addresses from accessing my WiFi via "Internet Sharing". I have already set a password, but I would still like to filter ...
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Is it beneficial to use an Airport Express's wifi instead of my modems?

I have a modem/router that came with my ISP and I have two Airport Express. I have the Airports so I can extend my signal further. My current setup is: Modem -> ethernet -> Airport Express 1 -> ...
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How can I use a TP-LINK TL-WN722N WiFi adapter in Yosemite?

I'm aware that there is no OSX driver provided by TP-LINK for the TL-WN722N, but if I'm referring to this question, some people had success with other devices in the same situation. Is there any way ...
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Defaulting my WiFi connection [duplicate]

I am currently surrounded by a long list of WiFi connections and every time I boot up my MacBook Pro, it switches away from what should be the default for the public WiFi connection. How can I ...
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How to connect to my web app running on mac over WiFi?

I have very recently switched to mac, so i am a bit lost here... I am running a test web app (Spring Boot app) on my mac now and I need to connect to it over WiFi form another device. Now, when the ...
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iMessage troubles

My sister and I have been trying to communicate using our iMessage system. Because both of our iPhones do not have service we use wifi which still works. It does not allow either of us to message ...
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Can the signal level at which Wi-Fi disconnects be changed?

On my iPhone 5s, I am often at a location at the edge of the limits of my Wi-Fi signal, where my 4G signal will actually be stronger than the Wi-Fi signal. However, my iPhone will remain connected ...
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iOS app to map Wi-Fi signals?

I'm looking for an app like OpenSignal but for mapping Wi-Fi signals around my apartment. I have also tried using NetSpot on my Mac but I would really like a mobile app to take advantage of GPS ...
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How to bridge vboxnet with Wi-Fi on OS X 10.10 “Yosemite”

I am trying to bridge two interfaces on OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" but somehow this does not seem to work for virtual interfaces: The network on Virtualbox goes over "Host Only Network" Is there a ...
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Devices not connecting to Airport unless I separate bands

I have a home network setup with an AirPort Extreme base station. I've never had any issues connecting my devices to the network until recently, when three iPhone 4 devices in the family suddenly ...
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Can't acquire DHCP with WPA2 Enterprise

I have a user with a MacBook Pro (late 2013) running OS X 10.10.5 "Yosemite" that can't acquire a DHCP address from our corporate Wi-Fi. It's a WPA2 Enterprise network with Meraki on the back end. ...
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Network is re-set to factory settings, how to configure MTS dongle now?

How to configure the Network of the System Preferences provided I mistakenly deleted then factory re-set it. Now the MTS data card or WIFI, nothing is working in the MacBook. Earnestly in need of ...
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MacBook with 10.6.8 Snow Leopard freezes after Wi-Fi connection

I recently switched service providers and received a new router. My phone and old Windows computer connect fine, but my MacBook freezes (rainbow wheel starts going around forever after about 2 mins of ...
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Does iPhone battery life last longer using Wi-Fi vs Cellular Network?

Just out of curiosity and for my knowledge, from a software and hardware standpoint prospective, I read: When you use your device (iPhone) to access data, a Wi-Fi connection uses less power than a ...
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Wi-Fi connection timeouts on a specific MacBook

Running OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and keep running into connection timeouts. Initially suspecting the home router or infrastructure issue, however all the other laptops in the house don't get any timeouts ...
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Reaver : [-] Failed to retrieve a MAC address for interface 'mon0'!

I am using OS X 10.10.4 and when I run reaver -i mon0 -b XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX -vv I get the following error [-] Failed to retrieve a MAC address for interface 'mon0'!
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How to make devices connected through ethernet sharing port be able to see devices on the Wifi Network

My home network is 192.168.1.0. I am sharing my wifi connection through my MBP Mid 2010 ethernet port. So my MBP is also on 192.168.2.0 as well as the device that is plugged on the this internet port. ...
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How can I get OS X to remember my WiFi networks after visiting the Apple store?

Every time my MacBook Pro (running 10.6.8) goes to the Apple store for service, it comes back working fine (or, at least: no worse than before) - except it no longer knows about any WiFi networks. ...
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iPhone will not connect to corporate WPA2/Enterprise network

Starting today all iPhones on our corporate network are unable to connect to any of the 4 WiFi access points. I had no issues as of yesterday. Android devices and laptops have no issues. IOS ...
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Restrict certain apps from using Wi-Fi (internet) on iOS 8

I have iPhone 5c running latest iOS 8 update. I know how to restrict certain apps from accessing internet when using cellular data. I want to know if its possible to do same when Wi-Fi is turned on. ...
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Will performance on my AirPort Extreme be hurt pushing AirPlay content over 2.4Ghz and the rest on 5Ghz?

I already know individual answers to this but stick with me :) So, the latest AirPort Extreme (802.11ac) says it can do simultaneous dual-band, which is fine when you're using both frequencies ...
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External USB3 CD-ROM makes my Mac Mini's wifi stop working

I have a USB3 external CDROM drive (which is actually a USB3 - SATA bridge, with the drive connected by SATA internally), connected directly to a USB3 port on the Mac Mini. Whenever it is switched on, ...
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A keychain could not be found to store “<Network>”

Just got a new Macbook, my first Mac in 5 years, and I'm having trouble getting it to save my Wifi network information. If I remember correctly, I was able to connect to the network at the office with ...
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Boot MacBook to Linux/Windows from TimeCapsule.

I love to run different OSs in my 13" Retina MacBookPro. If I can install Windows/Linux/OSX on the Apple TimeCapsule and can Boot them over network wirelessly It will be awesome. If its possible ...
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No Wi-Fi hardware installed On MacBook Pro [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro restarted itself while I was browsing the Internet and when it came back on it wasn't connected to the wi-fi. When I tried to reconnect it said "no wifi hardware installed"! Why did it ...
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How does iOS and OS X detect when a Wi-Fi network is a personal hotspot?

When there is a Personal Hotspot network available, it displays a chain link icon instead of the usual lock icon in the list of available networks on iOS and OS X. My question is, how does OS X ...
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My Wi-Fi connection works on all Linux systems but none of the OS X distributions

But even on Linux, the Wi-Fi works unsatisfactory dropping from time to time, and performs poorer than other devices at longer distances from the router. However I can still bear with it because with ...
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Trying to reset password holding Command+R, at Startup, goes to Wi-Fi

I am holding Command ⌘R at Startup, but can't access Utilities, it goes directly to Wi-Fi, choose network.
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Airplay display showing

I have a macbook pro (recent model, 2015) that I use for work. I have wifi and bluetooth off and am connected via a dongle directly to my router. I checked the DHCP table on the router and there's no ...
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MacBook Pro running Yosemite is causing Wi-Fi Router to restart at Home

I am facing serious Wi-Fi issues with my MacBook Pro (OS X Yosemite 10.10.3) which is causing my Home Wi-Fi Router (D-Link DR615) to restart frequently (about 8-10 min once) when Wi-Fi is turned ON ...
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Device or computer could not be verified

Recently I bought Macbook Pro Retina Early 2015, and after approximately one month my wifi shows No Wifi/Wireless device found I rush to the iStore and submitted my macbook, they serviced it ...
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Can I Disable The Time Capsule's Wireless Radio on a Timer

I would like to disable my Time Capsule's wireless radio overnight. AirPort Utility contains some options for Timed Access (under the Network tab) but I have not been able to tell if this will ...
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Can You “Turn Off” Order of Preference For Wi-Fi Networks

As far as my MacBook is concerned, I have 3 Wi-Fi Networks in my house, with different names (it is actually one network, with 2 repeaters). I move around the house and frequently use the 2 repeaters ...
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MacBook Pro is not displaying Wi-Fi networks

Early 2010 MacBook Pro, with Yosemite is unable to lookup any Wi-Fi network all of a sudden. Tried reseting SMC and NVRAM It shows Wi-Fi: Looking for Networks... and then Wi-Fi: On. Does not list ...
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How to reset or unlock an iPod touch 5 without the password [duplicate]

I have an iPod touch fifth generation and I forgot the password to unlock it. I also have no wifi on it and I can't enable the wifi because on the lock screen it doesn't show the thing at the bottom ...
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How to boot OS X with network devices in promiscuous mode?

As OSX no longer allows ifconfig en0 promisc and sees that as a bad value and does not set the device flag, what other options are there? I'd like to be able to boot and have both my Airport/WiFi as ...
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Where is my email after failed attempt to move it to IMAP?

when moving emails from a local folder to an IMAP servers while using a poor wifi connection the emails seem to disappear completely. Apple mail informs me: "The message 'foo' cannot be moved to the ...
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Setup a Wi-Fi which only works at login window

I have a Active Directory domain which has both Mac mini and MacBook as member computers. User login to those computers with their Active Directory credentials. Because Mac mini has a Ethernet port, ...
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Wi-Fi hardware not installed

I've a late 2008 MBP. It's worked fine up until Monday when the wifi stopped working. It now says "Wi-Fi: No Hardware installed". I've tried looking for it in the system prefs and it's gone. I've ...
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Wifi hotspot with cell turned on but no connection?

So, I can't test this because my 6 is not hooked up to my phone line (otherwise I would). Before "closing as duplicate" know that this question DOES NOT ask "while I turned off cell data", so it's not ...
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Cannot permanently remove wifi networks on Mac

I'm currently running the OS X El Capitan public beta, but I've had this issue since Mavericks or Yosemite. I'm unable to permanently remove unprotected wifi networks from the preferred networks list ...