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

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Old iPhones unable to find wifi nework

My Dad has an iPhone 3g. I have an original iPhone (2g) Neither of them have the ability to find a wifi network anymore. They have SIM cards in the, but the SIM cards are disabled (not activated ...
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Can internet sharing (Ethernet->WiFi, 10.6.8, iMac) extend an existing WiFi network from an AirPort?

I want to leave my AirPort Extreme (version 76400.10) at one end of my house, and use my iMac with Internet Sharing activated at the other end of the house. Ideally, I would be able to walk around the ...
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Does iPhone have a Wi-Fi & Bluetooth toggle widget in Notification Center?

I've just recently bought an iPhone with iOS8 last month. I noticed that although iphone has a control center when locked, it doesn't have any way to toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth from the notification ...
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Can I connect to wifi but still use cellular?

I would like to be able to connect to my cars dashcam via wifi while in the car but still be able to use my iPhone's cellular connection. The way the dashcam works, it appears as a wifi access ...
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Can a wired (ethernet) Mac act as a WiFi access point?

A MacPro '10 running 10.6.8, connected to the network via Ethernet. If I'd like to add a webcam is a router required or can I set up direct access? i.e. can AirPort act as an access point?
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how can I create wifi hotspot on windows 7 that can be shared with my macbook?

My USB modem has issues so my Mac doesn't recognize it. I created an ad hoc wifi hotspot on my Windows 7 laptop with WPA2 encryption and shared the internet. My Macbook Pro sees the wireless network ...
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How do I prevent my mac's wifi from ever (not just once) seeing a particular wifi network?

So here is my dilemma- I'm addicted to the internet and I don't want to have the option of using it in my home except for particular times. On my own network, I plan to change the password to ...
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Macbook wifi networks disconnect and disappear after sleep in Yosemite

I have a Macbook Pro (Mid 2010 model) and ever since I upgraded to Yosemite I noticed my wifi networks disconnecting and disappearing after the computer wakes from sleep. I try to turn wifi on/off and ...
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iPhone 4s Can't turn on WiFi button because no response

I haven't backed up my phone in almost a year. Now today I had a strange issue appear that the phone froze for hours and I couldn't do anything at all. Now it mysteriously unfroze and i'm afraid that ...
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Wi-Fi fails to connect after OS X 10.10.2 Update

I have a Mac Pro 4,1 that was just upgraded to OS X 10.10.2 (14C109). I've used an ASUS PCE-AC68 wireless adaptor since Mavericks, and haven't had any problems before now. I understand that this isn'...
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MacBook Air 2013 bad wifi when internal monitor off while using external monitor

As absurd as it soundsmy macbook shows the connection to WiFi but does not load anything when connected to external monitor. I use MacBook Air 13 inch 2013 1.7 i7 chip and 8gb ram and DNS L270 ...
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How to find out what the Wi-Fi password is, of the network that I'm connected to, without the admin password?

I logged on to a Wi-Fi network on my friend's computer and they forgot their admin password. They want me to find out the password, but I can't get into the keychain. But I am still connected to the ...
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WiFi turning on when I have it turned off

On my Mac (2014 MacBook Pro running Yosemite) I turn the WiFi off at work. We have WiFi, and Ethernet, and I find the Ethernet faster. Every once in a while, I see that it turns itself on, searches ...
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What is causing slow Wi-Fi speeds on my Airport Extreme?

I have a recent model (bought 1-2 years ago) Airport Extreme that, until yesterday, has worked flawlessly. Starting yesterday, my wireless speeds have tanked. I first suspected my ISP, but that doesn'...
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Very sporadic Wi-Fi Issue with Lion (Connection Timeout)

I have tried many a thing to solve this matter. Long and short of it is I am getting the standard "connection timeout error" but only on some networks (which are successfully connected to by other ...
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How to get the wi-fi connection status from terminal?

Sometimes, when waking up my mac, I get the message "Alert: No internet connection" on the Wi-Fi icon. I can solve it everytime by turning Wi-Fi off and on again. Is there a terminal command I can use ...
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WiFi service hangs after random amounts of time

Sometimes - often when waking from sleep - the wifi service on my early 2011 MacBook Pro will simply stop functioning. I can open the wifi menubar icon, but clicking "Turn On" or "Turn Off" won't do ...
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Certain Youtube videos won't play on iOS devices, only on wifi

Certain videos, such as "Tonight you belong to me" by Youtube user Benjamin A. James give an error when you try to play it on iOS devices, only when you're on WiFi. It says: Playback error. Tap to ...
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Wi-Fi Through Captive Portal Does Not Connect

I have a Macbook Pro running OS X Yosemite 10.10.2. My university uses a captive portal to connect via Wi-Fi. I was able to connect and log in just fine, but after I updated from 10.10.1 to 10.10.2, I ...
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Internet not working well on MBA, after switching network?

Let's say that I turned on my MBAir at home; wifi networking works. Then I close the lid (MBA goes to sleep) and go to different place with different wifi network. When I change the wifi network (eq ...
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Slow Internet Problem On Yosemite

Internet connection is really so slow on MacBook Air 13' Yosemite . Called tech support of ISP and they said my connection is OK . My internet plan has 16 MBPS speed but when I do a speed test on my ...
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Questionable Wi-Fi problem on MBP: how to analyse it?

I can't all of the sudden turn on WiFi on my MBP. I have upgraded to Yosemite half a year ago and it was all working fine until today. I tried some tips from this thread Can't turn on wifi on Mac ...
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Do AppleTVs show up in AirPlay by proximity?

So it is weird, I cannot find any details online, but we just set up multiple AppleTVs in our office for meeting rooms today. They are hard wired to our network which is connected with our WiFi ...
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Set multiple proxy information for different locations according to which wifi network is connected

I hope this is possible. I have set multiple locations in my MacBook to toggle between various networks and connections. For home there is no problem, but at work I have an issue. I have a LAN ...
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Can't see other Mac workstation via ethernet but OK over Wi-Fi

So, I upgraded router to latest DD-WRT firmware. Now, for some reason, can't see my Mac Desktop from my MacBook if connected to Ethernet. Macbook has DHCP, Mac Desktop has DHCP with manual IP. I can ...
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How do I prevent my Mac from switching Wifi connections when at home?

I have a MacBook Pro, running Mac 10.9.5. I connect wirelessly to the Internet through my home Cisco LinkSys E900 router, which sits just 10 feet away from my computer. However, frequently when I ...
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What would happen if I force installed a Linux driver into Mac OS X?

So, recently I got a Mac system and I was planning to put in an Intel WiFi card (as an upgrade for its current card). Now, as we know, Apple and Intel do not get along WiFi-wise. However, this same ...
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IP address assignment issue [duplicate]

The problem is that I have a Macbook that keeps telling me another computer is using it's IP address. I normally don't have a problem with this as I'd either restart the computer, or router and it ...
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What is /System/Library/CoreServices/WiFiAgent.app?

Recently, I've been a bit worried about malware, so I've been examining my system and searching for out-of-place applications/programs, and this one stood out. For one, when looking at the file in ...
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Mysterious early morning cellular data usage

On my iphone 4s, there are these cellular data usages ranging from 1MB to 80 MB between 1 AM to 3 AM. This happens everyday. anybody knows what's going on and how to avoid it? During that time I am ...
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How to set-up Airport Timed Access Control such that Airplay keeps working?

I just tried using Airport Utility's Timed Access Control for my Airport Express and MacBook Pro. Unfortunately the Airport Express cuts out all communication with a device during the restricted time, ...
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Where does MacOS store remembered Wi-Fi Names?

My mac knows about 50-100 different Wi-Fi network names. I'd like to know where they are remembered, I can't find it. I've searched. I understand that there is a GUI for editing this information, but ...
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Intermittent WI-FI connection issues

I'm experiencing a very weird network issue on my newish (2014) macbook pro. I've noticed it the last few weeks, but it could have been around longer, perhaps dating back to the Yosemite upgrade. I'm ...
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Wi-Fi always requires manual choice to select desired network

We have Wi-Fi at home but each time I turn on my Mac it goes to an unlocked Wi-Fi not our own and I have to go into Wi-Fi on the menu bar to select our own home Wi-Fi. I just want to eliminate those ...
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How can I use wifi only for handoff?

Ok OSX wizards... I have a dilemma. In order to use handoff/continuity at work I need to connect my Mac and iPad/iPhone to the same wifi network. Moreover, I also need to be connected to the ...
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iMac can not see wifi home connection but it finds others

I have an iMac whose wifi connection has always worked very well. Now that I moved in a shared house with a shared wifi internet, the iMac is not able to see our own wifi network, but it is able to ...
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Ethernet driver DPC reinit messages from Yosemite kernel

I have one Mac (10.10.1 BuildVersion 14B25) that is experiencing periods of sluggish wireless networking. I am seeing system.log messages around these times of the following sort: Jan 16 08:02:50 ...
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Problem seeing shared drive when connected via 802.11ac

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina, with the current update of Yosemite, and I have an odd problem. To be honest, I'm not sure if it's laptop related, or somehow related to my router. The issue is,...
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Yosemite VPN breaks internet connection over Wi-fi

I have a basic PPTP VPN connection set up, but when I connect to it, my Mac immediately looses internet connection. Skype still routes and works, but internet connection dies. I don't have "Send all ...
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Server dropped connection unexpectedly with certain WiFi

OS: Yosemite Type: Macbook Air 11 I have 2 WiFi's (A and B). Whenever I connect to A, my Mac drops the connection to a certain websites and often loses connection to the WiFi. But when I ...
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How do I mount a network drive based on my IP address or wifi network?

When I am at work, I mount a number of shared drives to use during the day. At home, I mount drives on my home network for home use. Is there a way that I can automatically mount the correct drives ...
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Internet Sharing abnormal password request

My Mac lost ethernet connection yesterday briefly whilst Internet Sharing was running. I rebooted. Internet Sharing wasn't accepting connections at all. I deleted the relevant files in: /Library/...
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How to disable Wi-Fi and bluetooth using Apple Configurator?

How do I disable Wi-Fi and bluetooth on my supervised devices using Apple Configurator? I see options for deploying SSID setup uniformly but not the ability to disable. We're attempting to use ...
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iPhone 4S Wi-Fi problem

My 4s had the common problem where I could not turn on Wi-Fi because the button was gray and would not let me change it. So I tried resetting all my settings and everything. Now I can turn on the Wi-...
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Can I use a different language wireless keyboard?

My Macbook pro is Japanese with a Japanese keyboard. I want to get a wireless bluetooth keyboard, but I am currently living in the UK and cannot get a wireless Japanese keyboard here. If I bought a US ...
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How many wifi streams does the Macbook Pro support?

I'm referring to the Macbook Pro Retina 15-inch (2013) model. I read that it supports three streams, and that it supports both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. The question is: does it support three streams on both ...
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Which URL does Apple request when connecting to a Wi-Fi network to look for redirects?

I remember reading somewhere that when you connect to a Wi-Fi network, Apple tries accessing their own URL which is guaranteed not to follow any redirects. (E.g. http://apple.com/no-redirects). If it ...
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Parallels: Make windows can select Wi-Fi hot spot

I'm using Parallels for running windows 8. My question is: In windows 8, the network icon always shows ethernet although I have selected Wi-Fi network in the settings. If my mac is connected to ...
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Does turning off wifi improve battery life?

I have an iPhone 5 with an unlimited data plan. I usually have it at home where I only have a mediocre cell signal. I don't want to put it in airplane mode just in case I get a call or text so would ...
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iPhone Personal Hotspot always visible even when off

I was surprised to see my iPhone 5's personal hotspot available as a WiFi choice from my iPad. I checked the phone and personal hotspot was turned off. I turned it on and off again and it still ...