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

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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) ...
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iTunes keeps losing its library

I'm running OSX Mavericks 10.9.2 and iTunes 11.1.5 on a 2012 Macbook Air. My iTunes library is, due to its size, stored on an external drive which is connected to my Time Capsule. The problem is that ...
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Monitor network connection process / delay

I'd like to identify what in the world delays my OSX 10.9.2 system from connecting to wifi upon waking from sleep. What is the right log to read or script to run or netstat or lsof command to run to ...
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Turn mac into a personal hotspot while connected to network via wi-fi

I have two computers, one is a mac and the other is a windows PC. My mac is connecting to a home network through Wi-Fi but my windows PC isn't picking up the signal. I want to turn my Mac into a ...
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Phone stopped connecting to Wireless

iPhone 5: Since yesterday my phone stopped working to wireless at work. I asked other people and no one had issues with connecting to wireless. I went home and no issues with connecting to home ...
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Why is my Airplay lagging?

When I use my airport express to play music, the media is still 3 or 4 seconds late but if I change the volume the result is instantly applied. My Airport is connected throw WiFi to my router and so ...
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How to hide or remove useless network names from the wifi menubar icon

I have obnoxious neighbors that think its funny to use offensive words for their SSIDs. I would like to remove those SSIDs from, at a minimum, the wifi menubar icon. If its easier, hiding/removing ...
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Cannot join wifi network - “please move closer”

I have a macbook pro running osx. It is identical to many others in my office. I am the only one who cannot connect to the office wifi network. I can connect to other networks just fine, but when I ...
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Using an iMac to extend a Wireless network

I'm right on the edge of my WiFi range, but my iMac is hard-wired with Gigabit Ethernet. Is it possible to use my iMac's Wifi to extend the range of my wireless network to provide better connections ...
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How can I get OSX to appear as a wifi router without sharing internet

I want to use my Mac as a wifi-router on a private network (no internet access). I want users to be able to connect to the network by selecting the SSID on their iOS devices. Is there a way to do ...
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How to automatically mount airport connected hard drive as read only for a user account

I have an external hard drive connected to my airport extreme. I am able to access the drive without any problems. However, I have user accounts set up for my two young children. I want to give access ...
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iPhone 4s wifi problem

My iPhone is no longer on I'm using it as an iPod for now but I cant connect to the wifi ; like the wifi is greyed out. I restarted and rest it , it's not on air plane mode or anything. How do I fix ...
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Why doesn't Macbook Pro continuously search for wifi like the iPhone does?

Here's a scenario: I'm at home with my router turned off. Neither my Macbook Pro nor my iPhone are connected to the wifi (obviously), though both search for a wifi connection upon being turned ...
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Wifi doesn't work: interface not powered

Since yesterday I don't see any wifi network after turning it on: That's the error I get from the console. Does it mean it is a hardware problem? It's a Mavericks install (10.9.2), build 13C64 ...
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How to allow port 80? (NAT)

I want to allow traffic to flow from the Internet to my Raspberry Pi, the IP address of the Pi needs to look as though it is from the router (NAT). The ports that need to be allowed through are port ...
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No wi-fi detected in Windows 7 in boot camp partition

I've installed Windows 7 on a Boot Camp partition on a 2013 Macbook Air. However when booted into Windows 7 no wi-fi network can be detected. The Mac partition is fine. A Google search indicates this ...
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Two Bluetooth devices + MacBook Pro + 2.4gHz WiFi = no network throughput; why?

My wife has two MacBook Pros. One is old; the other is new as of a week or two ago. We have a combination of three Bluetooth devices: two keyboards (one Apple; one Logitech) and a magic mouse. We ...
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Can an Airport Express extend a non-Apple wifi network, wirelessly?

Can I use an Airport Express to extend my wifi network if my current wifi network doesn't have any other Apple access points on it. I wish to extend wirelessly, without a wired connection between the ...
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Adding a third Airport Express causes dramatic network slow down

When TWO AirPort Express are on everything works as expected, strong and fast wifi everywhere, music streams fine. But when a THIRD AirPort Express is on, the wifi slows down to about 100k/s This is ...
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Wi fi network created but not shown on other devices [closed]

I am able to create wi fi network but it is not shown on other devices. I can make hotspot on HTC android. It is shown in mac and working fine. And mac Internet sharing is also working. What is the ...
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iPhone slows down entire home network

Ever since the automatic upgrade to iOS 7, an iPhone that connects to my Linksys WRT54GL router running DD-WRT, slows down all other connections, from any other device. Download speed is reduced by a ...
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If I connect an Ethernet cable, will my Mac automatically select the fastest route for local network traffic?

Background I have a fairly robust network setup at home, but am a little unclear on internal Mac networking. My LAN consists of two bridged AirPort Extremes and a cable modem. Everything is connected ...
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Location is saying I'm in one place when I'm in another

I was in Walton Liverpool and Find my iPhone was saying I was in Childwall/Broadgreen Liverpool. Is there any reason why it was showing a different location?
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improving wi-fi connection/reception no router or modem being used

I believe my issue is different from all that I've read. I live on a boat in a marina. The marina has towers (transmitters) placed around in various spots. The internet provider is Beacon wi-fi. A ...
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Mac keeps searching for networks even when it's already connected to a network

My 2013 MacBook Air keeps searching for networks when it is already connected the to internet. This is causing unstable connections which slows down my speed. Is there a remedy for this problem?
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Is there any software to control at what time a specific network can be used?

I recently purchased a MiFi to be used while commuting, but apparently the AutoOn doesn't really work as expected. In less than a week I bursted £16 pound credit, when I was supposed to pay £0.2 per ...
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Can I turn on the hotspot in objective-c in IOS 7? [closed]

Can I turn on the hotspot in objective-c in iOS 7? I've searched StackOverflow, and some information I've found has said "objective-c does not support turning on the personal hotspot". But this ...
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Ethernet (en0) loses IP address when WiFi (en1) starts/stops

We're using the Ethernet connection as a point-to-point connection to a lighting console and then the WiFi to connect to the main network. The issue is whenever we turn the WiFi on/off the Ethernet ...
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MacBook Pro Failed to join Network

I cannot connect to wifi with my Mac. It happened before and i asked about it in this post: Macbook pro does not connect wifi This time when i follow steps in there, it gives me this error: Failed to ...
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Printer can write into laptop folder

Well that was surprising. And a little alarming. I got a new multifunction printer, a Canon MG7120. It is connected wirelessly to my home local area network. I installed the latest drivers from ...
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My iPad's bluetooth tethering doesn't work

I'm trying bluetooth tethering from Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Pairing is successfully done and there are rings on iPad's status bar. However, functions using Internet connection don't work, with an error ...
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Macbook pro does not connect wifi

I have mac book pro late 2013 with os x 10.9.2. When i clicked on the wifi network i want to connect, it doesn't connect. It doesn't even give any response. There is only an animation in wifi: on ...
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Is it possible to disable cellular data use?

If I buy the 250MB monthly data plan and share with my wife, but use WiFi for 98% of the monthly usage, will this work for us? We are retired and home all day. I keep hearing that the iPhone will use ...
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iMac suddenly stopped seeing my WiFi network, which works with every other device in the house

My iMac suddenly stopped recognizing my WiFi network. Numerous other devices are connected to the same network (2 MacBooks, iPhone and LG Nexus). The network doesn't display in available networks ...
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Wi-Fi connection to Mac Mini

I am thinking of purchasing a Mac Mini. I currently have a Wi-Fi network in my home using a WebCaster 3100SV router (Japan-NTT). Will I have a problem connecting to my existing Wi-Fi connection for my ...
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Macbook Air failing to reconnect to network after sleep

I have a Mid-2011 13" Macbook Air running OS X 10.9.2 (the latest version). When I wake my Mac from sleep, sometimes, the Wifi will fail to find my network. The network icon will display the ...
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Why is my Airport Express so much slower than ethernet?

I'm using the dual-band Airport Express and seeing download speeds of at least 50% that of an ethernet connection. I get ~120 Mbps down at peak with ethernet; usually I'll see a peak down of ~70 Mbps ...
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Can not share the internet via wireless

OK, from the first picture it is a case of internet sharing via wireless is successful. And in the second case on picture two I tried to share internet via wireless by tick off and tick on ...
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iPhone 4S: Grayed out Wi-Fi, and bug report exists for it

No, I don't want to try the hair dryer trick. Too worried that'll damage my iPhone. This is the bug report I have: File title: 2014-03-18-205028.panic.ips {"os_version":"iOS 7.1 ...
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MacBook Pro issue with local IP download over wifi

I am facing a strange situation on my MacBook Pro. I'm serving a file via http (whatever server I use, I get the same problem: apache, node.js, ...): [http://localhost:8080/myFile] with my wifi ...
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When is a ethernet-to-thunderbolt cable necessary?

With the upgraded wireless on the latest 2013 MBP's when would I need this cable? I do have a Time Machine but the rate of data transfer wouldn't increase from having thunderbolt since the speed would ...
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mid-2011 MBA: sluggish wifi on WPA/WPA2 networks

Machine specs: Mid-2011 MacBook Air with a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, and 4 GB DDR ram, Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB, OS 10.9.2 (Mavericks). Wifi connection is sluggish with multiple ISPs on ...
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Am I being charged to use my personal hotspot for my iPhone 4s? (AT&T carrier)

So I remember having the personal hotspot option for my 3gs, but I could never turn it on because it wasn't part of my plan. Now that I have a 4s, I've recently learned that the personal hotspot ...
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iTunes remembers my friend's iPhone from when he plugged it in to recharge

Every time my friend's iPhone is on the same WiFi network, iTunes asks me if I want to update his phone's OS and then later asks if I want to update his carrier profile or something like that. How can ...
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Can't delete preferred networks from wireless settings (comes back up)

I am having an issue with preferred networks in WiFi settings. There are few networks I want to delete - when I do so, the disappear temporarily, but will eventually come back. I believe is to do with ...
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Why do I need Wi-Fi to backup to iCloud?

What is the rationale behind requiring Wi-Fi to backup to iCloud from my iOS device? What is wrong with using 3G or 4G to backup?