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

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How do I get Wi-Fi info from within Terminal?

Is there a way to get BSSID and the list of available Wi-Fi networks from within Terminal? I.e. I'm looking for something similar to ifconfig run0 scan on OpenBSD, which lists all access points, ...
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iOS6 on iPod Touch (4) no Wi-FI LAN, when there is no Internet?

I got a question of one of my customers: They are experiencing problems when connecting a iPod to a WIFI LAN without Internet connection. Basically, the iPod connects, gets a IP from DHCP, but then ...
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Any reason to turn off wifi when connected by cable to network on A/C power for MBPr

Any reason to turn off wifi when connected by thunderbolt adapter to cat-5 1 gig ethernet cable to network on A/C power for MBPr? Does turning wifi off help with anything? Does keeping wifi on help ...
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iMac WiFi speeds doesn't compare to other computers at home

My iMac 27" (late 2009, 10.8.2) wifi (3-4 bars) speed doesn't compare to other computers at home. The same Youtube video in 720p loads without delay on my dads computer, however on my iMac (I usually ...
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Why won't my MacBookPro8,2 (Early 2011) connect to the internet through wifi after update to Mountain Lion?

I'm having a really weird problem with my MacBookPro8,2. Ever since I updated to Mountain Lion a couple weeks ago I've been having this problem. It will connect to my WPA network at home, I can hit ...
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How to sync images between iPhone and Mac in a local network

I am working on a design of an iPhone application. I create some screen, then save it as a PNG file and want to see how it looks on the actual iPhone screen. So I need to transfer PNG versions of my ...
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Mountain Lion: Not joining preferred WPA2 Wifi network

My Mac Mini (2011) has always auto-joined networks worked fine until a few days when he stopped auto-joining my preferred WPA2 Wifi network when I start it up. When I click Join Other Network and ...
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Is there a Mac OS X equivalent of the Linux iwconfig command?

I'm looking for a command line tool in Mac OS X that performs the equivalent of the iwconfig command in Linux. Example: kirkland@x220:~/src/byobu/byobu$ iwconfig wlan0 wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn ...
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I can't load websites but I can ftp and play spotify, how can this be? [closed]

I have a late 2009 Mac Book Pro 13" running 10.6.8. Using WiFi I can not load websites in any browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari) it is as if I am not connected to the computer. I can do FTP transfers ...
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Macbook Air will not connect to Wifi even though other Macs work fine with same Wifi

I'm having some issues and I feel as though I have literally tried everything. I am at a complete loss on what to do. Situation: I had multiple Mac computers including this one for a while. All ...
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Can I use an old iPhone as a wifi-only device?

I have an AT&T (GSM) iPhone 4. If I were to upgrade to an iPhone 5, could I simply pop the SIM out of my iPhone 4 and continue using it on wifi only? Would I also need to get the SIM deactivated ...
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Slow WIFI on iPhone 3GS after update to iOS6

After updating my iPhone 3GS to iOS6, when I'm on WIFI the network connection appears terribly slow. Loading a webpage in Safari takes ages and opening the update tab in the App store seems to keep ...
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Does AirPlay Use Wi-Fi?

I was curious how AirPlay worked and if it uses my Wi-Fi router, or some other technology? I was trying to use AirPlay with my 2011 MacBook Air and the new Apple TV and it was a bit laggy. Would a ...
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iPhone 5 tethering, device hard to discover, normal or a problem?

I often use tethering now that it's enabled on Softbank network in Japan. I normally use WIFI connection. The thing is, my iPhone 5 is usually hard to discover from my computer (Macbook Air). Normally ...
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Macbook pro can't access web

Really strange problem just started on my 2010 mbp running mountain lion. I reset my machine because I was having problems with outlook crashing (this is not strange well knows anyone who tries to ...
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How to tell if the iphone 5 is connected to the 2.4 or 5 ghz network? [duplicate]

I just got a new 5th generation apple airport extreme and I set it up in the dual band mode and I am wondering if it is possible to see which frequency the iphone 5 is connecting to. I know that on ...
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How to connect a Pioneer XW-SMA3 AirPlay speaker to WPA Personal wifi network?

I just bought a new Pioneer XW-SMA3 AirPlay speaker system but have so-far been unable to connect it to my home WiFi Network. The speakers come with an Ethernet port so I am able to connect it via ...
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My new iMac connects to my router, but not to the internet. How to fix?

I have a 3 week old 2012 27-inch iMac and this morning I turned it on and it wouldn't connect to the internet. It connected to my home network just fine, just not the internet. I assumed it was my ...
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Can OS X be configured to avoid seeing a WiFi log in window when joining some networks?

In Mountain Lion (10.8), when you connect to a wireless network with a default login page - a special window pops up showing that page. This pop-up is set to always in front, and also doesn't store ...
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WiFi wont work but Apple Ethernet Will?

I just got back to school today after using Ethernet at home. The WiFi claims to be connected to my Macbook Pro, but I can't get any internet out of it here after an entire semester of working. I ...
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Does OSX save geolocation data related to my preferred wifi networks?

Does OS X save geographic location data for my preferred WiFi networks, and if so where can I find this information?
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Time Capsule will not allow allow a guest network in Bridge mode. Why?

My 2 terabyte Time Capsule used to allow a guest wifi network but since I had to switch to bridge mode to accommodate my cable internet provider (while installing an Exchange server w/o a static ip ...
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Why are the network connections in the Network System Preference panel mislabeled?

Here is a screenshot of a problem I am having. The wireless connection is mis-labled as Ethernet and my wired connection is mis-labeled as Wi-Fi. ...
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Time Capsule: “There was a problem connecting to the server”

I have a dream: The dream of using my MBP inside and outside my office, and having it backup to my 2TB Time Capsule when on its wireless network, or postpone backups when not on the Time Capsule's ...
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Wifi Diagnostics get WiFi performance

Is there any way to get the wifi performance using the Wifi Diagnostics? I have a 802.11n network running on Apple TimeMachine. The Wifi Diagnostics created diagnostics report but I don't know which ...
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Can I force my iOS device to connect to 1 Wifi network over another

We have 2 wifi networks quite close to each other in our workplace, but I need to connect my iphone or ipad to 1 over the other out of preference. It's fine for myself as I can simply change wifi ...
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iPad Mini and WiFi Connection

I have an iPad Mini (64gb wifi only model running iOS 6) and it will periodically drop the WiFi connection and will take some time to reconnect. My other devices (laptop and iPhone 4 [iOS5]) do not ...
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Create AirPort network from the command line?

Is it possible to put my AirPort in access point mode, so it creates an infrastructure (ie, non-ad-hoc) network from the command line on OS X 10.8? Similar to using System Preferences -> Sharing -> ...
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Why doesn't my MacBook Pro automatically reconnect to the Wi-Fi when resuming from sleep?

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina display (currently running Mountain Lion v10.8.2). Every time I wake it up from sleep (open the lid), it doesn't seem to automatically re-connect to the Wi-Fi ...
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Will an iOS device fall back to 802.11a when 802.11n is unavailable?

I was told that iOS devices defaults to 802.11a which runs on 5 GHz band when 5 GHz 802.11n is not available. Have anyone experimented with that? How does negotiation between access points and client ...
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How do I set a static IP for my iPad?

I have an iPad v1 and need to plug in its IP to a program on my computer to test files. The problem is every time I connect, the IP is reset and I have to enter a new IP. Is there a way to have it ...
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Quickly browse through different available Wireless networks for the iPhone?

I was wondering if there is a Cydia App or some other way that provides a way to browse and choose different available networks in a very fast manner ? I hate going through Settings > Wi-Fi > Network ...
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Will I able to share my internet connection using my MBP's airport if I am connected to the internet through an external USB Wireless adapter?

I know that I can share my internet connection with other devices using my MacBook Pro's Airport as long as I'm using ethernet (wired) for my connection to the internet. But if I'm using the airport ...
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Why does my wireless icon change to a rings symbol?

Sometimes on my macbook my wireless icon looks like this. In the past I've only seen this when connecting to my iphone's hotspot, and I pressumed it was something along the lines of "we're using ...
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I forgot the Password for WPA/WPA2 Personal where can I get it

I'am trying to set up a wireless connection to my HP OfficeJet printer. For this I need to enter the password to my WLAN which I forgot. How and where can I retrieve it?
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MacBook Air wifi issues

I bought a brand new MacBook Air from the apple store in Sydney last week, but no matter where I go to connect to a wifi source, it never connects. Wherever I try an exclamation mark shows up and I ...
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VPN and insecure WiFi on iPad

I have a question about VPN Access on my iPad. After every time I lock it for more than 15 minutes, when I return to using my iPad, it reconnects to WiFi but doesn't re-establish the VPN connection ...
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Wi-Fi Connection sharing on Macbook Air via USB dongle

In my room I can only connect one device to the wifi router. In order to connect all my devices, I thought of connecting my macbook air to the router, then have a USB dongle connected to the macbook ...
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Is 3G-less iPad considerably faster on wifi than iPad 3G?

I've just experimented with three 3G-less iPads and they all were much faster than this one iPad 3G that just never goes through my 128mb download, all over the same wifi. They're also all 16gb, if ...
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Can't connect to wireless network at home with OS X 10.5.8

I'm having trouble connecting to the wireless network at my home. My brother recently picked up a new wireless router and provided me with the password. When I locate the SSID and enter in the ...
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Enabling Wireless Before Logon for Active Directory

We are purchasing computers in the next week on our Enterprise network and will have a mix of Macs and PCs. We are currently running our AD server on Windows Server 2008R2. We use folder redirection ...
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Changing WiFi settings separately

I'm using 2 WiFi networks with my MacBook Air. I need to switch between them sometimes. The problem is one needs completely different settings from the other, and it looks like I can only make ...
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MacBook Air wifi NIC: supported channels

I've had a problem with my Wi-Fi connection to a TP-Link router from MacBook Air. It has been solved by manually changing Wi-Fi channel on the router from "Automatic" to an average value. What ...
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MacBook Air: Can't connect to my TP-Link wifi router

I have a MBA 13" mid 12, OS X 10.7.5. It often completely ignores my Wi-Fi network, not showing it in the list of available networks (my Linux boxes and Android devices are connecting perfectly). I ...
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Wifi Won't Connect; Connection Timeout (Mac)

I'm having issues with my macbook pro OS X 10.7.5. It used to connect to the wifi router (D-Link N300, DIR=615) no problems. But for the past several weeks, I haven't been able to at all. What pops ...
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iPad AirPlay to Apple TV - 802.11n problems

I have been attempting to resolve an issue with AirPlay from an iPad to AppleTV. Here are the details: Playing media (audio or video) originating on the iPad sent to AppleTV via AirPlay does not ...
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Hide/Remove a Key from Keychain Access

Is there a way to hide a key (i.e. a wifi WPA key password) from being listed in Keychain Access but still have OS X be able to use it? We're a school and we we don't want users to be able to access ...
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Cant connect to google intermittently

Sometimes either randomly or after waking my late 2008 MacBook Pro from sleep, I won't be able to access google.com or any of the services. It's mildly annoying, but fixed by turning off my wifi, and ...
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Not able to log into the LINE VOIP service using a MacBook Air via wifi at home

I have a MacBook Air with Corei5 and it is connected to web through a netgear wifi router at home. I am able to connect to the web without any problems but I am just not able to log into LINE using ...
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How can I tell which band (2.4GHz or 5GHz) my iPhone's WiFi connection is on?

I have two access points for the same network in my house, with some overlap. One runs on 2.4GHz only, and one transmits both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. I have an iPhone 5 (running iOS 6.0.1), which supports ...