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

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Extend wireless network from DSL router with Airport Express

This is what I want to do: ISP's DSL router (LAN port) <-- ethernet cable --> (WAN port) Airport Express (I know it's not possible to extend non Apple WiFi points wirelessly, so I need the ...
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Macbook Pro cannot connect to Wireless Hotspot created by a Ubuntu 12.04 Laptop

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my dell laptop and have created a wi-fi hotspot, with WEP 40/128bit encryption (And I know the security key). My Macbook Pro finds this network but when I try to connect ...
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Time Machine Backup over WiFi Causes Erratic Magic Trackpad Behavior

My Setup I have a mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro running OSX 10.4.8. TimeMachine is configured to run hourly backups over WiFi to a TimeCapsule. I also have a Magic Trackpad linked to my computer via ...
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iPad iOS 6.1.3 suddenly very weak wifi signal

After upgrading to iOS 6.1.3 a while ago, my iPad's wifi signal (reception) suddenly became very weak. The iPad basically can't find the (source) wifi if it's like 5-7 meters away. I'm sure the ...
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Turn a Mac Mini into a public WiFi hotspot

What I'd like to do, for an event, is use a Mac Mini to share a Internet connection via WiFi. However, I'd like to put up a splash page to the joining device's browser. It would display the free WiFi ...
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What could be causing my MacBook Air 13inch (Mid 2012) 2 GHz Intel Core i7 OS X 10.8.4 to throw the “could not join” WiFi error?

For some reason, my MacBook Air 13inch (Mid 2012) 2 GHz Intel Core i7 OS X 10.8.4 will fail to connect to my Siemens SE567 ADSL Modem when WiFi security is enabled on it. It throws the following error ...
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How do I activate my hotspot on my prepaid service I had on postpaid?

My iPhone used to work for tethering when I had a postpaid account. Now that I am on a prepaid plan, I need my hotspot back ASAP to use my optus service for my laptop. Please tell me I can still ...
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Limiting different users on a single machine to different connectivity

I have a iMac running 10.6 where I have been tasked with creating two different users who can use different network profiles(locations). User 1 will be connecting via Ethernet through a filtered ...
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OSX takes several attempts to connect to internet over WiFi

When I start my mac my WiFi connects to my router as normal, however it never has an internet connection. I'm connected to my rounter and can log in to it I just don't have an active internet ...
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Why does my iPhone 4S disconnect from WiFi randomly?

I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 6.1.3, and I'm currently experiencing a problem with my device. It connects to my wireless network for a while and sometime later it disconnects. When i try to ...
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Can I put an Airport Extreme in client mode (sharing printer only)?

I have an Airport Extreme 3rd gen (A1301). I just bought a Time Capsule 5th gen (A1470). I put the TC where the AE used to be, in a cupboard in the hall. Now I am thinking to repurpose the AE as a ...
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Redirect traffic using PF along with Internet Sharing

The short version: How do I redirect all traffic from en2 port 80/443 to 127.0.0.1:8080 when I have enabled Internet Sharing in OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)? Some background: I am doing a master ...
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Receive Wi-Fi via dongle, redistribute via Airport

My house has standard broadband internet. A coaxial cable comes into the house from the road. Attached to this is a wireless router. My room is right at the other end of the house. I can only get a ...
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Wifi channel selection

Is it possible specifically select a Wifi channel use? I am defaulting to channel 6 which has a low signal to noise ratio. "Wifi Signal", ver 1.3 suggests that several other channels offer better ...
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Cannot connect to Wi-Fi (The Wi-Fi network “network name” requires a WPA2 password)

I have had my MacBook Pro for a couple of months (recent Windows convert and total Mac novice). I am running OS X 10.8.4. Our cable company recently upgraded our modem and cable box and I am no ...
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My MacBook Pro cannot connect to the Internet

I last had my computer connected 3 days ago to a wireless network (the one I am still on with other computers). AirPort says it's connected and has a strong green light (full bars in wifi) but when I ...
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Wifi access mechanism IOS

Could someone explain to me how exactly an iPhone detects a Wifi hotspot? I mean i want to know the exact working of it. How does it know of all the networks that are present in the location? How ...
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Can you share a Wi-Fi connection using Personal Hotspot?

I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 6.1.3. I turn on cellular data + 3G and Wi-Fi constantly. I was at a site office today and my iPhone automatically connected to the office's Wi-Fi. The tech guy was not ...
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How to easily and completely disable/enable WLAN (so it cannot be turned on again while travelling)?

Without going into specifics of why I might like to do this, or whether this is a good idea or not, I would like to know how I can disable use of wireless networking on my MacBook Air, either via ...
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iOS and Macbook Pro/Air unable to join wifi network unless Network Isolation is enabled?

I have a Netgear WNDR3700v3 wifi router, broadcasting two networks, one at 2.4GHz and another at 5GHz. I have found that iPhone AND Macbook devices are unable to join the 2.4GHz network (timeout ...
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Signing onto Shoprite Wifi causes Google to lock my account

Shoprite is a chain of grocery stores in the Northeast. They now have a special iOS app where you can scan your own groceries as you shop. When you leave, you simply pay for what was already scanned ...
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Apple TV (headless) + Home Sharing + Remote stops playback after one song

I have the following setup: iMac (2013) with iTunes (11) and Home Sharing enabled Apple TV (3rd gen) with Home Sharing enabled, no HDMI connected only optical digital out to my DAC iPhone 4 with ...
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how find find my wifi password when i am already connect to it on my ipad [duplicate]

OK so I am trying to find my wifi password from my iPad and I am connected to it.is there anyway I can find out when I am connect to it?
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My iPod touch 4th general is not detecting wifi

My iPod touch 4 gen is not detecting the wifi from my Macbook laptop. My laptop is connected to Internet through ethernet. I can able to see my laptop name under wifi, when i try to select, it is only ...
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Macbook WiFi card not working

I have a Macbook 1.83ghz. I installed Snow Leopard and the WiFi crashed (?) It was barely functioning before, but now all it can do is detect names of routers. I haven't done anything as I don't ...
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How does the Mac choose which connection to use when both Wifi and Ethernet are connected?

When I'm connected to two networks with separate routers using Wifi and Ethernet, how does my Mac know what connection to use when I visit a website?
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Email contacts in iPhone contacts

When logging into hotmail on the mail app, do all contacts save into the contact list on the iPhone? Or only certain ones? If so how?
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Macbook sometimes drops my wifi connection and can't reconnect for a few minutes

Every now and then my macbook will drop my home wifi connection and the network will not be visible in the list of available networks for a few minutes leaving me unable to reconnect. Eventually my ...
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iPhone 5/iPad 3/4 Failing to Renew DHCP Lease

I just setup a Airport Extreme gen 6 (f/w 7.7.1). On it I have several Apple devices including two iPhone 5s, iPad 3, and iPad 4 all on iOS 6.1.4. I am able to open web pages through Safari on all ...
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Black Macbook running 10.5.8 reporting Connection Timeout to Wifi network

We recently bought my grandfather a refurbished Macbook. It is running the most up-to-date version of leopard -- Mac OS X 10.5.8. His computer does not connect to his wifi network, which is run via a ...
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How can I view all Wi-Fi network names (SSIDs) in my area?

I live in an area dense with Wi-Fi coverage. Eight SSIDs show from my menu bar dropdown, but I know there are more. Where can I view a full list of networks in my area? (I'm on a 2011 MacBook Air ...
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VPN does not connect on public wifi in train

I have problems connecting to a VPN when I use the public wifi that is available in some Dutch trains. When I press Connect VPN from the drop down menu in the menu bar, I get a password prompt (as ...
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European Time capsule in Canada

Is it possible to use a (European/French)Time Capsule in Canada ? If yes, is there any particular configuration to apply ? Thank You.
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Tethering: Tell iPad to treat Wifi connection as mobile data?

I am regularily tethering from my phone to my iPad. Basically this works fine -- except that, being on wifi, the iPad or various apps treat the data connection as if it was a flatrate. The same would ...
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Slow network copy between iMac and MacBook Air

I am getting a maximum lousy 1,5 MB copy speed between two Macs on my local network. My hardware is: iMac6,1 (2006) AirPort Express A1264 (2008) MacBook Air3,2 (2010) The AirPort and the MacBook ...
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documentation for `tcpdump -I` format?

Apple's version of tcpdump has a -I option: -I Put the interface in "monitor mode"; this is supported only on IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi interfaces, and supported only on some ...
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How Do I Know if my MacBook Pro is Using WPS?

I have learned that WPS is not secure. There is a WPS button on my XFinity modem; but how do I know if it's enabled so I can know if I need to adjust my router settings (or perhaps decline to use an ...
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iMac running OS X 10.2.8 doesn't get an IP address on Wi-Fi

I just bought an old iMac (model identifier PowerMac6,1) running Mac OS X 10.2.8. Everything is working great except the internet connection. There is an Airport option for connecting to WiFi, so I'm ...
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Can I share my Wifi connection on my iPad?

I'll be going away in a couple of days, and I believe that where I am going, the WiFi is restricted to one device being connected at once. However, I would like to have internet access on both my ...
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No Wifi Connection on Macbook Air

I have an issue with my MacBook Air. It won't connect to my home internet but strangely enough it will connect to my iPhone and my sistes Mac Air but not mine. Is there any solution?
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Why does my mac drop connection to my network regularly

I have had my macbook air for almost a year with no problems however over the last couple of weeks it keeps dropping its connection to my network on a regular basis. The only way to fix it is for me ...
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Send short message to another Mac on the LAN

I am looking for an OS X application that will allow me to send a short message (URL, etc.) to another Mac running on the same LAN or WiFi. I have two Macs at work, my company iMac and personal ...
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Wi-Fi Static Ip on a Macbook-Pro

I have a Macbook Pro Mid 2012 with Mountain Lion. The goal is to have an ip address that never changes, even after reboot or changing to a different wireless network. I followed the steps from this ...
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can't connect to wireless printer

I have an Epson Workforce 845 printer. I have it setup on my wireless network correctly. I can print to it without any trouble from a couple different windows computers but I only have intermittent ...
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I have an iPod 5 gen, how do I view my wifi password? I've lost the wifi password [duplicate]

My iPod 5 gen is connected to wifi, I've lost the wifi password, how can I view the password on my iPod, could you please give me a step by step guide on doing this as I'm not tech savvy....
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My macbook pro stopped detecting my wireless router (NetGear DG834G)

My macbook pro has just stopped detecting my wireless router! The model of the router is NetGear DG834G. The problem is that everyone else in the house has no problem connecting with the network with ...
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Do all computers/devices connected to an airport extreme run at the same speed?

My mom just bought an Airport Extreme router recently, and she said the salesperson at the Apple Store told her that all devices on a network run at the same connection speed, and that speed is ...
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How to configure Static IP on iPhone

I Want to use wifi on my iphone, Anybody can help me. I am already using my laptop on the same network through static IP. Please also tell me that Mac address will be used in this situation. The ...
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one client makes packet loss to others

I have a D-Link 2640 modem in my room in an indoor area. When my friends connects to modem via wireless, I got a huge packet loss while pinging 192.168.1.1, and when he disconnects, everything works ...
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iMac 2011 and WiFi 5GHz problem

I have a problem with a Wi-Fi 5GHz connection on my iMac. I configured the 5 GHz network in the network settings, but iMac doesn't discover it. Usually it is connected to the 2.4 GHz network, and ...