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

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Interstitial screen/marketing layer on Airport guest wifi

Is there a way I can add an interstitial screen when a user first logs in to my Airport Extreme's guest network whereby I can make a marketing ask (like, "Like us on Facebook!") and require them to ...
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Can the Internet sharing on proxy network be tracked?

In my office I have Mac Mini that is connected to an ethernet cable for internet. They don't allow us to use the office wifi on mobile etc. So what I am going to do now, is create hotspot out of my ...
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iPhone not connecting to 3G after losing wifi connection

Everytime I am connected to wifi, then lose the connection (e.g. by leaving the house), the 3G on my iphone 4s refuses to work. I have to turn my phone off and on in order to get 3G again, and then I ...
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iPhone Wi-Fi could not connect

I was just using my iPhone when it suddenly disconnected from Wifi. I went into the Settings app, I tapped on "Wi-Fi" and it froze there (only the app was frozen, I could still close it). So I closed ...
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iPad2 Wifi Issues

My iPad2 works if it is placed next to the Wifi router. It does not detect WiFi if it is just one foot away. The problem seemed to have appeared all of a sudden. Does this look like a problem with the ...
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Network service inactive/Unable to add Wi-Fi network on mac pro

I have no idea what happened but my Wi-fi network has disappeared completely! The Wi-fi icon found on the top menu bar is gone. I'm unable to create a new Wi-fi network service but only able to ...
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Cannot add wireless network in Mavericks in System Preferences

I accidentally deleted the wifi connection on my macbook pro (I went to System Preference > Network, i tried to delete a VPN but accidentally deleted the WIFI connection as well). Now if I add a WIFI ...
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WiFi icon not showing on the menu bar and Internet not working (wifi or ethernet)?

It used to work fine. There is no physical damage to the MacBook and the WiFi network I'd like to connect is is perfectly functional. It will not connect to any WiFi network or ethernet-based ...
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iOS 8 MAC address randomization

I was reading this news, and it got me thinking: will this be a hard setting or configurable? How can I configure or understand how this works so I can work with services that recognize my MAC ...
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How to configure mac book pro to act as an Access Point (and not a router)?

I am connected to internet via ethernet cable on my MBP laptop. I want to have access to internet wirelessly on my iPad as well. How can I config my MBP (OSX 10.6.8) to act as an "Access Point" ? I ...
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Iphone 5 low battery settings with wifi

Are there any special Iphone 5 low battery settings with wifi? Today I was using my iphone and the wifi magically turned off by itself. I figured it was just having trouble finding the wifi so I went ...
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How to keep 2 Macs in sync completely [duplicate]

I got 2 Macs at home, one for main usage and one for project-working at school. Is it possible to keep 2 Macs in sync completely? (Wirelessly) For example: Documents and Data, Applications, Movies, ...
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iPhone 5 slowly fails to connect to wifi

My iPhone 5 running 7.1.1 has stopped connecting to wifi networks. In the beginning, everything was fine. It seemed like maybe the network in my house was stretched a little thin, and I had trouble ...
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Connect to guest WiFi automatically

In the place where I work, there is excellent wireless coverage, but it is a "guest" network...that means you can connect to the wifi hotspots (they all have the same name), but before you can begin ...
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Configured Airport as Bridge and use OS X Server for DHCP and DNS, no Internet

I want to use my Mac Mini as an OS X Server with the following services: DNS DHCP Open Directory Profile Manager I configured my Airport Extreme under the "Internet" tab to use my static IP ...
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What Macbook have you tried QuickerTek QCard2 with?

I wonder which versions of Macbook Air/Pro is QuickerTek QCard2 (2-port) compatible with? Anyone tried? With which Macbook? Did it work flawlessly? Any compatibility problems?
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Connected to internet and can browsing but can't play some games

My iPhone is 5s. Just like the title said, whenever my iPhone / iPad connected to wifi I can't connect to some games like Puzzle and Dragon even though I can browse using safari, using fb / twitter / ...
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How to use TL-WN823N USB adapter on Mavericks

So after a long search on the webs I've found some questions regarding this specific USB adapter on a Mac. It appears some people were using the driver of a D-Link and other guy made it work by using ...
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Mavericks Internet Sharing Ethernet to Wifi suddenly stopped working

I'm using Internet Sharing to convert Ethernet into a wifi hotspot through my Macbook Pro. I'm using the latest version of Mavericks, and today suddenly my internet sharing stopped working. I tried ...
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How to make MacBook automatically connect to different wifi networks as desired?

My main router is located in the living room and creates a wifi hotspot, call it X. I've created an additional wifi hotspot in my bedroom, call it Y, using two powerline adaptors. How do I make my ...
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How do you force a 5 GHz wifi connection?

Wifi networks are often set up in dual-band mode, with the same SSID served on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. I'd like to always use the 5 GHz band (due to interference with Bluetooth and other devices ...
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Add feature to SelfControl software : choose network interface to block

SelfControl is an open source software to block Internet connection for a time period. However, it blocks connection from ALL network interfaces. I'm looking for someone that would like to add a ...
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Share laptop wifi connection to iPhone

I have windows sony vaio laptop which is connected to Internet through wifi. I want to share connection from laptop to iPhone. I see some articles on sharing Internet from laptop to device WHEN laptop ...
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iPhone 4s Wi-Fi antenna

I have an iPhone 4s (1 1/2 years old) and suddenly the Wi-Fi is acting strange. The Wi-Fi won't connect to any network, when I open the Settings app to select a network it will either find no ...
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Why doesn't my MacBook Pro Retina connect to 802.11n?

I've bought a 15" MacBook Pro Retina Late 2013 and so far everything works perfectly. Luckily I'm not experiencing the "Lose Wifi after sleep" issue. That said, I only rarely connect to ...
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Macbook Air A1466 - WiFi channel 13

We are 5 tenants in a big house in the Netherlands and apparently channel 13 is the only one not too crowded to offer us a decent connection. Setting the router on any other channel makes the internet ...
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How to turn off “Enable WiFi” alert message on iOS?

When I disable Wi-Fi and open "Maps" I get the message: Location Accuracy Turning on Wi-Fi will improve location accuracy. Can this message be disabled? I know, I can just leave WiFi ...
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packet forwarding on OSX mavericks

My MacBookAir(Mavericks 10.9.2) need to share my internet connection(wi-fi;en0) with BeagleBoneBlack(BBB) which are in 192.168.7.0 subnet over en6 interface. ifconfig $ ifconfig lo0: ...
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WiFi connection lost. Reboot required

TLDR; It was a hardware issue. MacBook Pro - Mid 2012 OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 (and the problem occurs with 10.9.2 as well) I'm experiencing some severe WiFi issues. Every 20 minutes or so my Macbook ...
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How do I share my wifi connection through USB to my MacBook Pro without using cellular data or hotspot?

I have a MacBook Pro (running osx and bootcamp windows) with a broken wifi card. I plan to get the wifi card fixed soon, however I want to back a few things up on the internet before I hand off my ...
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Wi-Fi range issue with new MBA 13 and Netgear WNR 2200 router

Loving the new MBA 13 (my first Mac), but running into a frustrating wi-fi issue. The MBA wi-fi flies when the machine is in the same room as the NetGear WNR2200 router, but it slows down ...
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Unable to join Wi-Fi network without carrier service

I have an Verizon iPhone 4s and would like to use Wi-Fi until I decide on a service provider. The phone has been reset to factory settings and sees my Wi-Fi network, but when I enter my password and ...
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Can an Apple Time Capsule be used to store/watch movies on iPads in a car?

I have a 2TB time capsule. I am driving from PA to FL with 3 kids. I have a hundred of so movies/TV shows stored on a 2TB Time Capsule. Can I use a power converter in my minivan to power and use ...
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New 2013 MacBook Air connects to routers everywhere but home, older MacBooks connect fine

A different situation from what most people experience on here: A new Air will not connect to the Internet via our home router (though other MBs will) and the Air will connect to the Internet via ...
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osx Captive Portal with USB to Ethernet adapter

I am trying to get the Captive Portal working on Mac osx. When using wifi to connect to my server, I get the expected wispr request to http://www.apple.com/library/test/success.html - however, using ...
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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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What is the technology used to prompt for passwords on an public wifi network

When connecting to the internet via a public wifi hotspot on a mac or ipad, rather than the simple wifi password requested by a home router, a new 'sheet' or dialog is displayed to log into the ...
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Limit wifi network access per-user with user switching

I have a machine running Mavericks shared between two users. One user "Foo" should have access to a network, "Private network A" and another user "Bar" should not. Both users may access "Trusted ...
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Broken AirPort Expressfirst generation

I've got a first generation AirPort Express and when I plug it in the wall (electricity outlet) it will turn orange and do nothing besides that. I cannot access this device via AirPort Utility When ...
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TCP connection not working properly when using iPhone as hotspot

I'm developing an application for iOS which is connecting through TCP sockets to a server aplication run on Android. In order to find the IP of the 2nd device I use a UDP request and receive the IP of ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 13" not connecting to some Wifi networks

I just bought a MacBook Pro Retina 13" with Mavericks and all the latest updates, and have an issue connecting to some Wifi networks that my Windows Laptop and my Windows Phone had no issue with at ...
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Is it unsafe to put router into “DHCP and NAT” mode?

When I was trying to get my Raspberry Pi online, in airport utility I put my router in DHCP and NAT mode and entered ports (80). Did I open up these ports to the internet? Would this be unsafe to do? ...
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File sharing between Mavericks and non-Macs

I am using a MacBook running Mavericks and my brother is on a Linux box; and we often need to exchange files between each other. Both the laptops are Wi-Fi enabled and I also understand that Mac does ...
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Printer problems

I have a Canon PIXMA MX340 and when I try to print sometimes it gives me an error saying "Support Code : 300 The printer does not respond. Make sure that the printer is plugged in, powered-on, and ...
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Internet sharing via WiFi won't work (BSS stopping)

I'm trying to start internet sharing on my mac mini (share ethernet to wifi). Until a few days ago, it worked fine, and suddenly stopped working. I'm pretty sure my "graphical" config is fine (with ...
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Sharing WIFI stops working when PPPoE connection goes down?

I'm temporary sharing my Wimax (PPPoE) connection (connected via Ethernet cable) trough Wifi. It all works fine, until once a day when my internet provider seems to go down for ~5 minutes and OS X ...
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What methods exist to give an iPhone an external hostname, on wifi or cellular data?

I want to give my iPhone (iOS7) a hostname, which will automatically resolve from anywhere as long as the phone is online. My iPhone can be jailbroken as part of the solution; that's not preventative. ...
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Can't connect to internet on Wi-Fi since update to iOS 7.1.1

I recently updated to iOS 7.1.1 on my iPhone 5 and for the first couple of days everything was fine. Now, however, I can't connect to the internet on Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi is connected and the signal is ...
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Can I use AirPlay with an Airport Express when the WAN port is not connected?

Is it possible to connect to the Airport Express over WiFi with my MacBook Pro and use it as an AirPlay device when it doesn't have a connection to the internet? I will not have access to the ...
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Mac mini with intermittent wifi connnectivity problems

Mac mini (2.4 core 2 duo, 10.6.8) has served well for years. Now it seems to be having wifi connectivity problems with no rhyme or reason to their appearance. Several other devices (laptops, phones) ...