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

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MacBook Yosemite WiFI drops when other devices possibly interfere

I am having serious WiFi issues on my MacBook Pro (retina Mid 2012 with Yosemite) where the connection continuously drops making Internet impossible to use. I have already tried all of the options ...
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MacBook Air A1237 Recovery

I replaced the hard drive on my Macbook Air. When I press the option key while powering on it takes me to a screen where I select a WiFi network and nothing else is on the screen. I connect to WiFi ...
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WiFi issues with channel 13 and standby

I recently switched my router to channel 13 (in Germany) because it's less crowded. My Macbook Pro supports this and I can connect to it. After it wakes up from standby, though, it doesn't see any ...
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How to create a password protected ad-hoc network on Yosemite

I just tried to create an ad-hoc network on OS X Yosemite and noticed there are no password options. Are they hidden? If so, is there any way to enable them? Is Terminal an option? Is it possible to ...
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Public Wi-Fi connection difficulty

My iPhone 5 will not connect to some public Wi-Fi connections. I have found that if I turn off cellular data it will usually connect. It is as if the two are competing. Anyone know why this happens or ...
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Amplifying the WiFi signal

I am writing to find out the best option to amplify the existing WiFi signal in my house in order to be able to be online in my backyard with my MacBook Air. Would purchasing an AirPort Express be a ...
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Allowing other clients on a Wireless network to access an Internet shared device

I'm currently using internet sharing to share my WiFi (en1) connection over my Ethernet (en0) port. I have a computer plugged into my iMac's ethernet using a crossover Ethernet cable (bridge100). I ...
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How to manage the output power of WiFi network built with Internet Sharing?

I'm asking myself what is the level of radiofrequencies which are passing through me and my neighbourgs. I discovered that my Wi-Fi network is entering the appartments one floor above mine, one floor ...
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My MBPR can't connect to wifi network

My MBPR is unable to connect wifi network while my iPad, Android phone and other laptops are connecting fine. It always give me Invalid password error. Notice: Only once I was able to connect to this ...
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MacBook Pro wifi vs. iPhone wifi in same location

I've noticed that every minute or so, the wifi on my 15" MacbookPro Retina just doesn't seem to work, yet the icon displays full bars (4/4). In the exact same location my iPhone shows 2/3 or 3/3 bars ...
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The L2TP-VPN server did not respond - OS X Mountain Lion (happened after change of Router)

I used to be able to connect to VPNgate's servers but ever since I changed to a new router (one of the new Netgear Nighthawks), it just stopped working. I followed the guide on their site to setup ...
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os x hide needless SSID

Hi, As shown with this image, I'd like to know if there is a way to hide all needless networks in wifi search's results. Maybe a simple tweak that, when is activated, will only show preferred ...
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Wifi per app monitoring on iPad

Are there any apps to can monitor iPad network usage per app? What's going on is out of no where one of our iPads will start uploading to Amazon's datawarehouse. Even if I double-click the button and ...
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Have 2 different configurations for the same SSID

Let's say 2 different locations have the same WiFi name "MyPlace". Each have their own configuration, password, etc... Different companies, they just happen to have the same name. If I save one on ...
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Apple TV Black screen (OS X Yosemite )

I have MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) and also a third generation Apple TV. Lately, especially after 10.10.3 update for OS X Yosemite, I am having mirroring issues. I have checked all the ...
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Internet over Airport Express issue

I recently switched ISP from an internet over phone line based solution to fiber broadband. While the increased speed is great, there is an issue with my Airport Express(es). The setup is as ...
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How can I auto-login to more than just one wifi hotspots?

I have two WiFi networks: one at home and one in my office. Both are basically quite similar – same connection provider, same connection speed, same modem, same router – the only difference is that at ...
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Wi-Fi on hardwired iMac?

I have a small network consisting of a couple of iMacs hardwired to an AirPort router via CAT 5e cable, and a couple of iPhones. Since the iMacs are hardwired, I'd normally leave Wi-Fi turned off on ...
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Why is my phone treating my home network as a public hotspot?

When I go out to the shopping center, there are various free hotspots hosted by companies, such as MacDonalds and even the shopping center itself, and when you log in, it prompts you to accept ...
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imessage not received until days after it has been sent

I have an iPhone 4S and am currently on a plan with no data therefore I can not receive or send iMessages when I am not in wifi. However, when I get back into wifi I do not receive any iMessages that ...
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Using Airport Express pair as 'audio tunnel'?

I'm looking to do something that I think is fairly basic, but I'm not aware of whether Airport Express hardware supports this scenario. Basically, I just want to tunnel audio via IP packets / my home ...
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Are there two separate network systems on a Mac? One that is controlled through the GUI in OS X, and one that is controlled through the Terminal?

I have a 2012 refurbished Mac mini running Yosemite 10.10.3. Often I cannot connect via Wi-fi. I am not usually given a specific reason, but it does actively tell me It can't connect. It does not ...
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iPhone 6 won't connect to wifi but other devices will

This morning, when I woke up, my phone would not connect to my home network. My Airport utility app has both router and internet on green, other devices connect to home network. However, when I try to ...
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Macbook pro late 2011 cannot access windows based server through VPN

I am trying to use vpn to access a Windows based server. I set up the VPN when I was at the office, and was able to connect when I was connected to the internet at the office through VPN, but as soon ...
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Private WiFi network between OSX and Android

I want to use a remote control app for presentations I'm giving offsite, using my Android phone as a remote for my MacBook. (the software is Unified Remote) I have no guarantee that I can access a ...
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Airport Extreme, Apple TV line-of-sight

I have an Apple TV (3rd Gen A1427), connected to my Airport Extreme (6th Gen). I often stream music from iTunes on my retina MacBook Pro. The Apple TV, Airport and MBP are all connected on the same ...
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Connection drops after `MacAuthEvent` times out. How can I make it more stable?

I am troubleshooting network connectivity issues and I found some log messages that could point to their root cause. 12/04/2015 15:38:03.000 kernel[0]: MacAuthEvent en1 Auth result for: ...
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Connecting wireless keyboard to non Apple monitor

I have just purchased a MacBook Air. I have a non Apple monitor that I wish to use. I have connected the Air and the monitor correctly. My Apple keyboard ( had a previous owner) will not work with the ...
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What does 'current channel' mean in Yosemite wireless diagnostics?

I'm trying to troubleshoot some wifi issues I'm having after I updated to Yosemite. I'm using Wireless Diagnostics to try to figure out what channel I should force my network on because I noticed ...
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RV Hookup of MacBook Pro, iPad air, Apple TV to Big Screen TV

I occasionally take my camping trailer out where there is no internet and usually no cell service. There are 3 scenarios and was wondering the best way to do them using my macbook pro, iPad air, ...
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connecting yosemite to wifi 5ghz networks at channels > 149

this seems to be a long standing problem (link), and one that i've recently encountered on my new macbookpro11,3. i've tried all the recommended solutions (delete network profiles, network plists, ...
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How to upload photos to iCloud Photo Library on iPhone without Wi-Fi?

I just upgraded to OS X 10.10.3 and decided to try out the Photos app. So I enabled iCloud Photo Library on my iPhone to upload some photos. However, it says that I need Wi-Fi to upload photos to ...
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Does Apple accept apps which has a simple HTTPServer or FTPServer for transferring files via wi-fi?

I don't know is question silly but I couldn't find any answer. I am also an android developer and I built a file sharing application (for android) which allows two devices in the same wifi network to ...
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iPhone 5s connection priority (Wi-Fi / 4G)

My iPhone 5s always (since I bought it 14 months ago) connected to my Wi-Fi at home in priority over the 3G or 4G connection. Recently (for about 2 weeks now) it gives preference to 4G for some reason ...
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BootCamp wifi issues

I'm unable to connect to SOME wifi-networks when I'm booted into Windows 8 via BootCamp on my Mac. While the same very networks work just fine when I'm booted into OSX. I suspect this is a Windows ...
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Will AirDrop use the data allowance from my phone and wifi modem?

I'm successfully able to transfer files from my iPhone to my MacBook Pro using AirDrop, when connected to my home wifi network. But I'm unable to determine how AirDrop is creating the connection ...
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How to get OSX to pick the strongest wifi signal with identical SSIDs?

I have a Netgear wireless router in one room, and a TP-Link powerline adaptor with wifi in another room. I'm using a 2014 MacBook Pro with Yosemite 10.10.1 Previously I had separate SSIDs for each of ...
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iPhone 5 cannot see campus network

I have an iPhone 5, which works great at coffee shops, home, work etc.. but when I am on campus it cannot find the wireless network. There is not even a listing for the network, or the guest network ...
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802.1X OSX Yosemite not Authenticating

Trying to connect to my schools wireless network, but the 802.1X Authentication wont finish. It also says that I have a self-designated IP.
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Yosemite share internet via wifi

I am using internet via wifi connection. Now I want to share my internet with my iphone. In the preferences, I found the option Internet Sharing, but there is no "wifi" option under "To computers ...
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iPad mini 2 (retina) — very low WiFi received signal strength (RSSI) on access point

I have recently bought iPad mini 2 (previously called iPad mini retina). I have a WRT54GL router, with a Tomato software. It shows WiFi signal RSSI for each associated device. I noticed that iPad's ...
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SSH from different Wifi network?

I'm currently at college (living away from home) and my iPod Touch is at home. Its jailbroken and has OpenSSH installed through Saurik's Cydia repo. Is there any way I can SSH to get a theme file that ...
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Iphone 5 suddenly stopped connecting to network

I was sitting at work when my iphone 5 showed that it was not connected to the network anymore. I went into my settings, clicked on the network I wanted and it told me I was unable to join the ...
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Airports, Wifi Roaming, and Ethernet Backhaul

According to Apple's Wi-Fi base stations: Setting up and configuring a roaming network (802.11 a/b/g/n), there's an implicit assumption that I want to use a wireless for everything. That is, the ...
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MacBook Wifi dies, computer needs to be restarted

I've been having a problem where my wifi dies frequently, and won't turn on again until the computer is restarted. By "dies" I mean no wifi networks are visible - when you click the WIFI icon, it ...
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Wi-Fi proxy changes are not getting applied until restarted

I am connecting to my company VPN over a Wi-Fi and supposed to use a proxy server in order to connect to internet. Sometime, I need to update the proxy server to a new value. If I change the proxy ...
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Multiple Wi-Fi APs: Use same or different SSID?

I have multiple Wi-Fi access points in my house. What's the best practice, should I use the same or different SSIDs? I currently have different SSIDs because I like to know which AP I'm logged in to. ...
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Different “Preferred Networks” for different Network “Location”

The question is: can I have different "Preferred Networks" when switching from one to another Network "Location"? This issue has been discussed before at Ask Different: Can't I use different WiFi ...
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websites don't open on a specific wifi connection (probably DNS issue)

I have a cable broadband which works flawlessly; I am using the same to ask this question from my Android. But it doesn't work on my MacBook (10.10.2). Basically, no websites open, although I can ...
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Increase wireless handoff frequency

I understand which Apple devices support wireless AP handoffs, though when roaming around our office with my Macbook Pro it usually takes my mac about 5 minutes to actually assess which access point ...