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

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iPad 2 16gb WiFi can no longer connect to home WiFi after iOS 6 upgrade

My wife's iPad, which has been working perfectly since she bought it almost a year ago, has, as of a few moments ago, stopped connecting to our home WiFi network. My laptop (2010 MBA) and her laptop ...
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How can I automatically disable WiFi when I connect to an Ethernet network?

I would like my WiFi to automatically disconnect when I plug an Ethernet cable into my Mac. How would I go about this?
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How do I find out what wireless card my Mac has?

I am trying to ID the wireless card on my MBP. How do I find this information? I've trying looking on EveryMac, but to no avail. How do I find this info?
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How to force ios simulator to use wifi network?

i have two network, a wifi and a cable lan. I want use together, but I want to force iOS Simulator to use only WiFi, because, lan is under proxy, protected, with a lot of limitations, etc, ect... ...
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Can I tether my iPhone 4S onto WiFi on my computer through USB?

I'm having trouble resolving issues I have on my iPhone 4S with regard to WiFi. It is unable to scan for networks. I live in Sri Lanka and technical support for iPhones is very limited. I was ...
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Does personal hotspot always use cellular data?

If I have my iPhone connected to a wifi connection, then put it on personal hotspot, is the device I'm connecting to my iPhone with using cellular data bandwidth, or the wifi bandwidth? You'd think ...
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My Mac wont connect to a new wifi network

So I moved to a new place for my university and I attempted to connect to the wifi network. My HP laptop was able to connect instantly once I put in the wifi password. My Mac recognizes the network ...
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Can you make iTunes forget a device?

After migrating from one computer to another, my iPhone now automatically appears under the devices list in iTunes on both my old and new Macs. I don't want to accidentally sync my iPhone with my old ...
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How do I tell an iOS device there's no internet connection on the Wifi?

I've setup a WiFi network to allow iOS devices (such as my iPad) to connect to other devices on the local network, but I want to be able to use the 3G functionality on my iPad at the same time to ...
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Large ping times in normal mode, okay ping times in safe mode

I pinged google.com to see that ping times ranged from 54 ms to over 2000 ms on my MBA. After a quick isolation and testing, I figured that it was my MBA only issue. I log into safe mode on my MBA ...
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Can an iPad 3 connect to a Windows 7 adhoc network with internet connection sharing enabled?

Is it possible to connect to a Windows 7 adhoc wireless network without jailbreaking from an iPad 3 running iOS 5.1? I have tried these instructions, including the Manual IPs (with my own IPs and ...
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AirPort Express extending AirPort Extreme wireless network: can I use WEP and WPA2 Personal?

I have an AirPort Extreme home network that is extended with an AirPort Express. Because some legacy devices within the household do not support WPA/WPA2 Personal, I would like to keep my AirPort ...
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Is there a way to auto switch wireless networks depending on signal strength?

I have a Linksys dual band router. Near the back of our house (which is where our computers are mostly located) only the G network really comes through so when I'm working in the front of our house, I ...
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My iPhone 4S has been destroyed… can I backup from the cloud at a later time?

My iPhone 4s is giving me the option to set up as new phone or restore via iTunes or iCloud. I have pictures on my previous phone that is now destroyed. I am unable to maintain a stable wireless ...
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What specs to look for in a router to connect multiple Apple and non-Apple devices efficiently?

I have a router at the moment that keeps dropping Airplay connection between different iOS devices. I'm trying to find a better router that can withstand the amount of interference from various ...
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How to increase the amount of time the wifi waits before timing out a connection?

I'm currently traveling abroad. Sometimes when connecting to a very old or a heavily used router, the connection will timeout after 2-3 seconds. I think some of these routers just need more time to ...
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2010 MacBook Pro WiFi ignores DHCP answers only on a certain network

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro with OS version 10.7.4 Recently, the wifi connection stopped working on my home network: it fails to get an IP address. Everything's fine if I assign an address, the other ...
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Driver/Kext Realtek 8191SE - Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4

I want to develop for the iPhone and I have installed Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 on my laptop. However, I don't have any driver/kext for wireless with Realtek 8191SE that runs on this OS. I have tried to ...
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DNS Issues after Updating to Mountain Lion

I've updated to Mountain Lion, and I'm having some DNS problems. I always PPTP/L2TP VPN connections on my macbook. Recently after a while of working with Mountain Lion, VPN stops sending and receiving ...
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if both data and wi-fi are enabled, will iPhone use both?

I was using my iPhone with both data enabled, 3G enabled and inside my hose, where I was connected to wi-fi. I just saw that I exceeded my monthly limit and I was billed $10. So when data is enabled, ...
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How can I turn off my Time Capsule's wireless router?

I have a useful wireless network, and then my Time Capsule's wireless network, which overpowers the other network when the computer is next to it. I don't know if it's misconfigured, but the Time ...
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I'm having trouble connecting remote surveillance camera's via my Airport Extreme wireless network

OK. I have 3 home surveillance cameras (LinkSys WVC80N) normally reporting back over a wireless network (Airport Extreme) to a Synology Drive. Trouble is: I just replaced the Airport Extreme with the ...
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How do you cancel an automatic connection to a once joined wi-fi network on 10.7.4?

I wish to no longer log on automatically to a wi-fi network that I once logged on to access the internet. I have tried everything in the advanced tab of the Network preference panel to no avail: the ...
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Loosing WiFi router connection when moving from one router to another

I have an issue with my mac book pro (15") I connect to the WiFi at home but when I take it to my work WiFi it cannot connect. I get no errors or messages. Does anybody have any idea what can ...
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Mountain Lion Upgrade Internet Issues [closed]

My MacBook Air late 2010 worked perfectly before the Mountain Lion upgrade. After I updated to Mountain Lion, the Internet stopped working on my WiFi network. It detects the network and connects to it ...
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AirPort doesn't find any networks

I have a 13'' MacBook Pro from early 2011. Suddenly it can't find any WiFi Networks anymore. It used to find networks (including mine) at my home, but now it doesn't. I cant remember when this ...
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My 13-inch MacBook from 2008 will not connect to the wireless network. Any suggestions?

My 13-inch MacBook from 2008 will not connect to the wireless network. It worked last week, and then they installed a new router and it stopped. My coworkers (with Dells) are fine. There is no new ...
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Connects to 2.4Ghz coming out of sleep

I have an early 2011 MBP and a current generation Time Capsule. I have set up the WiFi to be dual-band with the same name. When I boot from cold, my MBP automatically connects to the 5Ghz band as ...
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Making a program use a specific network interface

I would like my IRC client to only use a WiFi connection and all other programs to use WiFi or wired connections. This is because every time I plug in my Ethernet cable my IRC client automatically ...
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Connection timeout when sharing internet with password

I have a MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion 10.8. I am connecting to the Internet via a USB Internet Key. I enabled internet sharing via WiFi. My friend has a MacBook Pro with Lion 10.7. When I enable ...
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Can an iPad (3rd gen) run solo with an Airport Express

My folks are using a PC running WinXP to control a non-Apple wifi-router. The PC crashes often, bringing down with it the wifi network. They no longer actually use the PC, just the iPad, but they keep ...
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Wifi doesn't stay connected with 2010 MacBook Pro after upgrade to Mountain Lion

After upgrading from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion the Wi-Fi on my 2010 MBP basically stopped working. It would stay connected for a few minutes at a time and then drop the connection, connect, drop, ...
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How to connect my macbook to a Wi-Fi network?

Using inSSider I see the eduroam network. Yet Wi-Fi doesn't detect it yet. Why could it be?
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iPhone connect to internet over WiFi using PPPoE

Is there a way to connect my iPhone 4S to the Internet with WiFi when the connection is using the PPPoE protocol?
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Are there any wireless hard drives work well with Lion or newer Macs?

Are there any wireless hard drives to use with a mac? I need to copy paste files from and to this hard drive, when the disk on my mac is full. Do I need to look for a specific Apple drive or will any ...
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Airport stops working after Snow Leopard combo update

A few months ago, AirPort on my Mac Mini stopped working – I was unable to connect to Wi-Fi devices due to being continually asked for a password and connection timeouts. This seems to have been a ...
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Connect Macbook Pro to TV wirelessly

I am currently using an HDMI adapter (and a cable for audio) to connect my Macbook Pro (2009) to my HD TV (no smart TV) and I use a wireless keyboard and mouse. Is it possible to achieve the same ...
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Accessing wireless from my Macbook?

There's this network at my school which I know requires a username and password. If I access it on my PC, it asks for it, and I give it, and I get access. Works great. On my Mac, when I select it ...
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Can I use Apple TV First Gen as a wifi extender?

I have my router on one end of the house and my xbox on the total opposite side. My mom won't let me run an ethernet cord down stairs and won't let me reposition the router in the middle of the house. ...
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My Macbook Air won't connect to the internet

I have a Macbook Air I bought in November 2011, v 10.7.4 and I have issues connecting to the internet. Though the wifi symbol shows that I have a strong connection, I have no internet access. The only ...
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How do push notifications work from a networking point of view?

I know the data antennas (3G, WiFi, etc.) power down to save battery, but push notifications still seem to come almost immediately. My iPhone and iPad will chime before the email shows up on my ...
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recover WPA2 passphrase from iPhone4s or its backup?

I forgot the passphrase to a WiFi network but my phone still connects to it. My old iPhone3 used to be connected there, then when I migrated to an iPhone4S the settings were magically transferred ...
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Solving an “wireless tools not found” error from airmon-ng tool

I am trying to use airmon-ng on Lion, but getting this error msg. $ sudo !! sudo airmon-ng Wireless tools not found I installed aircrack with ports. I heard it is possible to use it with lion, ...
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No Wi-Fi on iPhone?

In my iPhone settings where I'm supposed to turn Wi-Fi on or off, it is just grey & says 'No Wi-Fi'. I have reset network settings, restored phone, re-synced everything, but still have this ...
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How to fix a situation where a new iPad 2 causes other macs to disconnect from Wi-Fi?

I'm not sure what's going on here. I just got this iPad 2, and from the moment I connected it to my wireless network, my other Macs were kicked off, and haven't been able to pull IP addresses from the ...
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Can I force Mac OS X to select certain Wifi network?

When I turn on Wifi on my MacBook, it always selects some open network. Can I somehow force the system to choose another network (it is password-protected but I have the password stored in the ...
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What WiFi adapter can I use to monitor a WiFi network on OS X from a MBP?

I have MBP from early 2011 and Wireshark 1.8rc2 does not recognize it (under Lion). What adaptors are compatible with it? Alternatively, specify if there is a another software that I can use to ...
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Do Apple TVs work only with Apple routers?

Can one in principle get Apple TV to join/extend a wireless network even if that wireless network is from a non-Apple wifi router? Edit: By that I mean: Can one control an Apple TV from a Macbook if ...
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MacBook connecting to wrong network?

My neighbors just setup a Wi-Fi network, and my MacBook is now automatically connecting to it. I've never manually connected to it It has a single bar ("dot") of signal, my network has all 4 This ...
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Macbook Air does not automatically connect to known networks after wake up

I have a new 2012 Macbook Air (with 10.7.4) which doesn't connect to my own local network automatically after it wakes up. I have to choose my network manually and it works instantly. Any ideas how ...