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

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Why is AirDrop so slow?

I am trying different solutions to transfer some 1 GB size files between two Macs on my local wireless network (typically between me and a guest, both being physically in the living room). Here are ...
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iPad 2 wifi only can't send I massage

When I send a message from my iPad 2 wifi only tablet it doesn't say read or delivered and the one I am sending to doesn't receive it. But when I send it to myself I immediately receive it. Why is ...
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iPad and MacBook Pro won't both connect to my wifi

My MacBook Pro and my iPad wont both connect to my wifi at the same time. Right now I'm on my iPad and my MacBook has the "no Internet connection" alert...Although there's a check mark by my network ...
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Wifi network not showing up

I have a weird problem, and internet isn't really helpful on that one. I have a macbook pro and a wifi network. The macbook pro can see plenty of wifi network around, but very rarely mine. The wifi ...
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Macbook Pro as a wireless bridge? (Private hotspot from external wifi connection)

While travelling, it would be convenient to set up a wifi hotspot from my Macbook, which would share the wifi internet with my phone and tablet (wifi <-> Macbook <-> wifi). This would make it ...
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File transfer from XBOX 360 to MBA (wifi?)

I have this Spanish lessons on a CD disk! My MBA does not have a CD drive. So I use the Xbox to play the CD disk. However, the Xbox is not very portable :( I wonder if there is a way to get those ...
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How to find specific IP address within LAN?

With the setup I used to have I was able to control the home-domotica system via the wireless network of the time-capsule (app iPhone). 10.0.1.152 However today I had to move the time-capsule to ...
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Disable iPhone 4 data connection

Can I disable the data connection on my iPhone, but use the Wi-Fi as normal?
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VPN and Wifi start with same 192.168.1.x

On my Macbook Pro I have recently added a VPN connection to the server at work. Now, my Wifi network at home uses the following IP block: 192.168.1.x as does the VPN from work. So when my MBP tries ...
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How do I remotely wake my Mac over Wi-Fi?

I am running a server on my Mac mini at home (using the OS X Server app). I would like to access my home network using it's VPN server, but I understand that I can only do this while it's awake. I ...
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iPod no wireless networks problem

My daughter has an iPod Touch 4th generation I think it is with iOS 6. We have a problem with it whereby it doesn't show any wireless networks at all. Previously, it connected fine and would show ...
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How to use VPN with OS X Server?

I have recently set up a server on my Mac mini with the OS X Mountain Lion Server app. I would like to have remote access (from outside of my home's wifi network) to the files and folders in my home ...
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Is it possible to connect a microphone to an iPhone/iPad via WiFi and use it instead of the built in one?

It is possible to connect a microphone to an iPhone/iPad using bluetooth, BUT would it be possible to achieve the same kind of connection with a microphone but over a WiFi network? To explain: I have ...
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How can I disable automatic scanning for WiFi networks?

The objective is to strengthen the WiFi reception (at the moment without additional hardware). I live in an area with a 100+ radio signals. Majority is useless (to low signal) but still scanned and ...
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Should I disable wifi if I use ethernet?

Is there any benefit in disabling wifi on my Mac Pro (connected to a time capsule via ethernet)? I notice that with it disabled airdrop doesn't work and iTunes wireless sync misbehaves.
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Transfer iPhone 5 photo library on to a Network Storage Device

I'm running out of space on my iPhone and would like to transfer my iPhone photos to a NAS and then delete them. I like to view my pictures from NAS via an app. Can somebody recommend a good NAS and ...
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How is my iPod Touch able to determine my location when I'm offline?

When I'm traveling through a city, as long as there are wifi networks nearby (even if they are secured with a password), my iPod Touch can determine my current location with great accuracy—obviously ...
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Policy on users of Internet sharing on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

I have an ADSL Modem directly connected to my Mac 10.8.2 in bridge mode, the PPPoE connection is initiated by Mac and internet is shared to user computers / mobiles using WiFi. Question: Can i limit ...
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iPhone with external hard drive

I see there have recently been several products released that offer to give an iOS device access to local mass storage on the order of terabytes via WiFi. It appears that most if not all of these ...
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Assigned a password to my home wifi, cannot connect to it on my macbook

So. Assigned the password to my network. First time it worked great. But then, I had to resset the router. After that, I went and assigned the password again, but this time, when I try to connect to ...
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iPhone cannot recognise macbook wifi anymore

I have always been using my macbook(10.6.8) as a hotspot and everything worked fine. But of recent, my iPhone and iPod just can recognize the presence of the macbook wifi but they can't connect to it. ...
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Is there anyway to disable network connections on 3G for some application?

I want some applications connect to Internet only when wifi connection is available. How can I do that?
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How to make the Macbook Air's Wifi connection as fast as a VM's?

This is related to question To let a Mac automatically use Wifi and Ethernet to double the connection speed? It is very strange that, in a hotel (La Quinta Inns), the Macbook connection both Wifi or ...
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WiFi reception booster for MacBook air

I live temporary in Spain. I have MacBook Air with OSX 10.8. I have access to public WiFi but signal is week, and I do not want to hang over the balcony all the time :), or crack my neighbors ...
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Wireless both way sync of photos on iPhone

iTunes allows you to "sync" pictures however this only copies files from Mac to iPhone, forcing me to do it manually over the USB cable if I want to copy my photos from iPhone to my Mac. I'm running ...
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Mac is not remembering specific network

I keep the option to auto-join preferred networks on wake. However, after I reconfigured my router at home, my home network simply ignores that option. I have already tried fixing HD permissions on ...
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To let a Mac automatically use Wifi and Ethernet to double the connection speed?

I am staying at a hotel, and for some reason, I think they limit each Wifi connection to 95 kbyte / s. So that is roughly 1.2 Mbps... and since I have 18 Mbps at home, I am using a speed that is less ...
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Have OS X auto-search for WiFi

My school has installed PowerCloud, which does not officially support OS X. It works sometimes, sometimes it doesn't. I've tried to narrow it down but it's impossible. I was wondering if there is a ...
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WiFi problems with new MacBook Air 11"

I just bought a new Mac Book Air 11", but it looks like it has a problem with WiFi. So, every 20-30 minutes I lose an internet connection. The WiFi signal strength is good and adapter doesn't ...
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Extend an Apple wireless network with non-Apple gear

I've got an Apple wireless network running (base station is an Airport Express, 2nd generation), and I'd like to extend to it a nearby apartment. I've got an AT&T modem/router hybrid, a Netgear ...
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Internet connection in Germany for iPad 2nd gen

I have to say first, I am clueless about it all, including the jargon. I have just spent phone time with ATT, and I have learned I will not be able to tether (that means create a hot spot from my ...
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How to stop remote connection/intrusion

First of all, I am new to Apple and not a very technical person. Please bare with me. A person within my network got access to my MacBook Pro through Wifi, and somehow now he can connect remotely. ...
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Will OTA (Over-the-Air) updates download when tethered?

I have a wifi-only iPad, and I understood (or, have heard) it will automatically download iOS system updates when connected to wifi. Will iOS automatically download an OTA (Over-the-Air) update when ...
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Interference/Lag with BT Headset

I bought a pair of Logitech HBS700 bluetooth headphones which I've been trying to use with my iPad 3. The problem is, at seemingly random intervals, playback stops and I have to wait for a second ...
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AirPlay doesn't work when AirPort Exp. extends my network?

I have recently acquired an old first gen AirPort Express and wanted to use it solely for airplaying over to my old and amp. I tested configuring with it's own network and works fine. The problem is, ...
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File path to file on Mac Mini via LAN

I have a bunch of data files on a Mac Mini that I want to read over my wireless LAN in a script (F#, not that it matters I think). I can see the files in Finder, but don't know how to read them in a ...
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How to globally set WiFi to use device management identity certificate for all users?

I'm using Apple's Profile Management service in Mountain Lion, and discovered through serendipity that an enrolled device can authenticate on EAP-TLS to our WPA2-Enterprise Wifi using the Device ...
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Is it possible to block the Wifi access for an individual application(Mac OS X 10.7)

I would like to disable the network connection for an individual applications in Mac OS X 10.7 Lets say an example, I don't want to provide the network access for photoshop application. Is it ...
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Reverse tethering of Android device to OSX over WIFI

or HOW TO Find OSX wifi sharing on an android device I have setup a mac mini (Mountain Lion) with internet sharing to devices using WIFI. My iPhone and iPod both see and can use the connection but ...
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After using McDonald's public wifi (via Bell), home wifi is connected but unusable

10.8.2, 15" MBP. I used my MBP at McDonald's and connected to their Bell wifi. The user has to open their browser, attempt to go to any website, and get intercepted by the McDonalds's T&C ...
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Is it possible to jury-rig Internet Sharing to share an internet connection wirelessly, when my Mac already connects to the internet wirelessly?

I am trying to set up an internet sharing on my Mac so I can have a 'temporary hotspot' with lesser security so I can connect a DS to the internet when I want it, without changing my router's security ...
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What impact will a dropping Internet connection have on an in-progress iCloud backup?

We are in an area where there is extensive construction going on so internet connectivity to our building is frequently interrupted. My iPhone 5 is set to backup to iCloud. I am connected to a local ...
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Is there any application from where my internet speed is being throttled?

I have 1mbps connection at home. When I connect my laptop or mobile with wifi I get around 120kBps speed which is ok. But when I connect my MAC book with the same wifi I get no more than 20-30kBps ...
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Restoring a new iPhone via iCloud post-setup?

I am trying to restore my new iPhone with the data from my old iPhone via iCloud. I have tried to follow this tutorial, but unfortunately I cannot connect to wifi during the setup process (my wifi ...
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Why is my iPad causing WiFi interference?

I have a 3rd gen 32GB iPad with a 3G/LTE connectivity (and the latest software) and let me be clear from the start - the WiFi is working perfectly fine for me and I've had no problems with it ...
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Wifi problems Mac OS X 10.8.2 MacBook Pro

There are hundreds of threads regarding Mac OS X 10.8.2 wifi problems, but no thread is describing exactly my issue. I have a MacBook Pro 2011 with OS X 10.8.2. Since around two months I have ...
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Wifi not working in windows if thunderbolt display is connected

I had to install windows 7 on my macbook air (...) and I'm having trouble getting it to work with the thunderbolt display. As soon as the display is connected, the wifi doesn't work anymore. Device ...
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iphone 4S 6.0.1 has poor wifi reception upstairs

I've had an iphone 4S running 6.0.1 for just about a month. I find that it has trouble connecting to wifi when I'm in my room upstairs. It connects fine downstairs (which is where the combo. ...
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Is it possible to connect an iPhone/iPad via WiFi Protected Setup (WPS)?

I was wondering if anyone know if it is possible to connect your iPhone/iPad to a router via WiFi Protected Setup (WPS)? I would like to bypass entering my password on my iOS device and speed pairing ...
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Configure an Airport to connect to internet via a wireless hotspot?

The situation: I have free access to Time Warner (TWC) and Optimum hotspots around the USA. Conveniently one is located within range to my apartment. I would like to setup an Airport Extreme or ...