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

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A way for an iPhone to automaticly login to a captive portal (auto-submit a form based on location?)

The wifi connectivity at my office is behind a captive portal; before you can use it you need to select your classification and then login using your standard security credentials. Since we require ...
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Why won't my iPhone switch to 3G when I'm out of WiFi range?

My iPhone refuses to switch over from WiFi to 3G when the WiFi signal gets too weak to be usable. It will sit there indefinitely, unable to load a web page because I'm too far from the router, and not ...
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Why doesn't my Macbook detect network after sleep?

every time that my 2007 macbook with lion goes to sleep, either manually (closing the lid) or timing out, i have to restart my computer to connect to the wireless network. It fails to detect any ...
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Extending extending network using airport express

I know that this has been discussed before but this is a slightly different scenario. I live in a very elongated apartment and the signal is very bad in one end. I have a D-Link 655 (or something ...
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ThalysNet or other accesspoints destroy my browsing experience

I tend to travel a lot around Europe, and I don't necessarily think about removing Wifi from my MacBook Air. I also keep dozens of tabs open. Every single time I take the Thalys, or I get into some ...
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Is there an application like Connectify for Mac OS X Lion?

There is a well known app for Windows named: Connectify, used to share a wifi connection between a computer that only has wifi with other devices which requests that connection from the computer. ...
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WPA2 Enterprise TTLS PAP connection for iPad

I can't connect to my university's enterprise wireless using my iPad. It uses WPA2 Enterprise with TTLS and PAP. When I enter my username and password it asks me to accept a certificate which is not ...
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How can I setup iPhone as a wifi hub?

Good afternoon all, I have a simless ipad and an iphone. My iphone can connect to the internet however the ipad can only connect to the internet using wifi. I was wondering if there's any way I can ...
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Why won't my MacBook Pro connect to Wi-Fi networks that use a sign-in page (captive portal)?

Some wi-fi networks require viewing and agreeing to terms before Internet access is allowed. When my MBP connects to such a network, it attempts to redirect and isn't able to connect. I tried all ...
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AFP over the internet?

I'm using my MBP as a media server, and I'm connecting to it via my MBA through AFP (settings can be found in "File Sharing" tab in System Preferences). This works fine if I am connecting locally, ...
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How to reset Wi-Fi location history

If I have understood correctly, iPhones use Wi-Fi points to locate themselves more quickly. I was working in one location and my company has now moved to a different location. I guess they brought ...
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Crash when using university wifi

I recently bought a MacBook Air 13", to use at my university (Technical University of Denmark). But when I am using my laptop in a place with many other laptops, OSX crashes every 5 minutes (kernel ...
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Macbook (unibody plastic) won't reconnect to wifi after setting up new router while other devices do just fine

I recently upgraded to a Wireless-N capable router (Linsys WRT160N) from a Wireless-G model. Everything was fine and dandy with the G, but I needed a stronger signal strength in my living room and ...
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Black MacBook WiFi drops when fan starts blowing

I have a 2007 Black MacBook running the latest version of Mac OS X Lion. It has a strange issue wherein the Airport shuts down if the fan starts blowing, and will not start up without a reboot. Any ...
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MacBook Air can't connect to cafe wireless, but iPhone can

My MacBook Air stopped being able to connect to the wireless network at a coffee shop I frequent. It's an open network, but requires a clickthrough on a gateway page to complete the connection to the ...
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How can I prevent an SSH session from hanging in OS X Terminal?

When I close my MacBook with an active SSH session in Terminal and then wake it up, the prompt goes unresponsive. In about five minutes it says Write failed: Broken pipe and terminates. This ...
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iMac keyboard stops working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wireless Keyboard disconnects The wireless Apple keyboard that came with my iMac has a tendency to suddenly disconnect from my iMac without no sensible reason (its not ...
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Only seeing ONE of two external HD's plugged into Apple Airport Extreme

Here is the scenario: I have TWO External TB drives. They are both plugged into a Powered USB Hub. That Powered USB Hub is plugged into the back of my Airport Extreme. I can only see one. They have ...
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How do I transmit video from my iMac wirelessly?

What would be a good option if I were to transmit any video (DVD, AVI, MOV, just anything) from my iMac to a TV or beamer over the air? 1080p would be nice but is not a requirement. Setup should be ...
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Is it possible to change the wireless card on a MacBook Pro?

I'm interested in possibly upgrading my MacBook Pro's wireless card. Is this possible? Can I take apart the MacBook and install it? Is there a guide somewhere on how to do this? (This isn't because ...
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Can my iPhone search for Wi-Fi only when in a specific location?

Searching for Wi-Fi uses battery, and it's annoying when the "Choose Network" dialogue box pops up when an iPhone is Wi-Fi enabled, but I don't have any desire to connect to a network. Is there any ...
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iPhone 4S crashed, Wifi crashed, Personal Hotspot gone

My iPhone 4S, which i got in October, just crashed out of the blue and wouldn't restart. After reading other people's blogs I managed to restart by holding the main button and on/off button together. ...
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Problems with AirPort on Snow Leopard (MacBook White)

Several days ago I performed a clean installation of Snow Leopard on my MacBook White (late 2009). As usual, everything works marvelous - except for the wireless connection to the internet. It keeps ...
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When an old iPhone 3 can connect to WiFi but not associated with a Cell Phone carrier, can it still send files?

I have an old iPhone 3 that was using AT&T as the phone carrier. But since June 2010, I started using the iPhone 4 and that iPhone 3 has no phone carrier any more. It connects to my home network ...
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Extending a wireless network with an Airport Express

I have a wireless network based on a Time Capsule (802.11n, first generation). As wireless connectivity is rather bad in one part of the house I wanted to use an Airport Express (802.11g) to extend ...
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Google on my iOS devices is stuck in a different region than I live in

For some reason, my browser always defaults to New Zealand. I've reset my location in the Store and in the settings, but it always pulls up google.co.nz when doing a search and the default map centers ...
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What can cause 90 second delays joining a wifi network?

I have been using my Mac Book Pro (15" Lion, latest version) for coming on a year. I used to open the cover, it would search for my wifi, and in 15 seconds I could start web surfing. Suddenly, in the ...
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Sharing internet connection from ethernet to wifi NOT using apple sharing

I want to share my internet connection on 2 pcs (imac+mac mini), however, the default internet connection sharing stuff, is really unstable. Is there any 3rd part alternative, working stable? Thanks. ...
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What is the difference between the WPA2 Personal, WPA and WPA2 WiFi security passcodes?

I was editing the configuration for my Time Capsule, when I noticed that I had the following options for network encryption: Why is there an option of WPA/WPA2? Is it as secure as WPA2 Personal? ...
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iPhone Configuration Profiles - Creating / Modifying

My university has a 'configuration profile' to allow us to connect to the campus secure WiFi - which is great, save for that it forces us to have a passcode (which I neither like nor want). The ...
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Wifi on MacBook 1181 Late 2006

I have a problem with the wifi on my MacBook, Late 2006 model. The problem is that I only get a wifi connection if my computer is within 1m of the router. I have tried this with my Time Capsule and ...
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Why doesn't Airport reconnect after sleep or shutdown?

I have a MacBook Pro (2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo, running OS X 10.6.8) that does not reconnect to its stored WiFi network after it restarts or goes to sleep. To reconnect, I need to go into System Preferences ...
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Share internet connection over Wi-Fi

I am using MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard, and my system is connected to internet via wired broadband connection. I want to share internet connection from my MacBook Pro via Wi-Fi, so I can connect ...
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Mac Book Air 13" (2011) - Wifi continuosly disconnecting

Last October I bought my first Mac, a Macbook Air 13". It works perfectly except for the wifi: I can be connected for hours without problems, but then it suddenly disconnects. The wifi widget doesn't ...
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Cannot establish HTTPS connection

My OSX Lion MacBook Pro suddenly seems to be unable to connect to any website via HTTPS. HTTP works fine, but HTTPS seems to just time out. Using netcat: Mithril:~ mitch$ nc google.com 80 GET / ...
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How can I share Internet with my devices?

I have an iMac, that has Internet access via Ethernet cable (no Wi-Fi). I know that my iMac has a Wi-Fi access point. How can I share the iMac's Internet connection with an iPad?
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SSH connection to Mac works from the outside but not locally

I configured SSH access to my Mac in order to use Prompt on my iPad. That way I can use my Mac from anywhere in the world, as long as I can get my home IP address. Although the SSH connection works ...
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Connecting to the Internet with an iPad or iPod Touch, via public wifi

I was thrilled when the cafe at our local sport center started to provide free wifi. Everything was great for awhile, but a few weeks ago something changed, and now my devices cannot browse or check ...
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Auto vpn connection dependent on Wifiname

I recently asked a question Auto connect vpn upon login/boot which got answered well using apple script . I want to extend this question to the following problem: The vpn connection should be ...
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Why can't I acces my Mac's webserver from my iPhone using the Mac's ad-hoc WiFi?

I want to do a demo of an iPhone optimised WebApp using my MacBook Air with a local server, so I don't have to depend on getting an internet connection or WiFi access from my client. The Air is ...
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Disconnect from wifi network in Lion, while remembering the connection.

I would like to disconnect from my wifi network on OS X Lion. I do not want to forget the network nor turn wifi off. I just want to be able to connect and disconnect at will. - How do I do this?
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How do I write an AppleScript which auto reconnects to Wi-Fi?

Sometimes I need to download very big files from the internet using torrents (I'm using Transmission) and the Wi-Fi always drops. I bought several routers and modems and none of them work. I've been ...
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Troubleshooting an iPhone 4 connected to wifi, but can't connect to the internet

I recently got an iPhone 4. At home, it connected to our wifi and worked perfectly. Now I am at school. My iPhone is now connected to the wifi here, it says that it is connected and has strong wifi ...
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Why does my AirPort Express keep disappearing?

I have an AirPort Extreme (n, 1st gen.) and several AirPort Expresses (g), all connected through their Ethernet ports to my network. The Extreme is used to "create a wireless network" and one of the ...
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Wi-Fi no longer connecting to the internet

I keep getting this message: "Wi-Fi has the self-assigned IP address 169.254.10.243 and will not be able to connect to the Internet." I was connected and my Wii and iPhone were using Wi-fi through ...
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Possible to do iTunes Home Sharing over ad-hoc network?

I plan on purchasing 3 iPod Touches and I have an iPhone 4s and an iPad 1. Can these devices all participate in Home Sharing from iTunes (on Windows) in an ad-hoc wifi network? I have a test here ...
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Unable to deploy proxy settings to iPads through profile ( iPhone Configuration Utility )

Hello everyone hope somebody could help me. I work in education and we have been getting large amounts of iPad 2s being bought by schools so I have been trying to automate their deployment for our ...
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Limiting network access for individual applications, on a per-WIFI-SSID basis?

Today I am out-of-office and have to use my iPhone's tethering abilities to get my MacBook Pro online. I have an online backup utility, CrashPlan, that immediately noticed that I had connectivity, ...
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How to tell if it is Wireless-G or Wireless-N that the iMac is using?

I sometimes see the iMac copying files from the PC wirelessly at a rate of 1.5MB/s and sometimes 2.5MB/s (by visually examining, because Mac doesn't seem to show what the speed is in the copy dialog). ...
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what is Siri consuming? is Wifi enough? or 3g celluar data is involved while Siri searches online?

So I am concerned if I can save data usage(I have only 200M per month on my account..) by using Siri at home(with a wifi connection)??