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

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How can I use a TP-LINK WiFi USB interface in OS X Lion?

I happen to have a TP-LINK TL-WN821N (it's a WiFi USB stick) around. Is there any chance to get that working on a Mac mini running OS X Lion? There are no official drivers but it seems there are some ...
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How to share internet with WPA/WPA2 security?

I'm using a macmini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard to share a cable internet connection. Sharing works fine except that security is limited to 40/128 bit WEP that is insecure (can be hacked in minutes). ...
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Secure VPN configuration in iPhone for malicious WIFI hotspots

I would like to use a secure VPN configuration in my iPhone (iOS 5.1), to be able to use Internet thru hostile wifi hotspots. I have already configured an IPSec tunnel to a server I control. I can ...
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How do I change the output power on the OS X internet sharing wifi network?

I'm on 10.7, and I want to alter the broadcast power (so my wifi network doesn't extend beyond 10 ft radius or so). Also, if there's a way to change the security to WPA, which windows 7 can do, I'd ...
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MacBook connects to network over Ethernet but not WiFi

I'm visiting my relatives and trying to get my MacBook on their network. If I connect over Ethernet, everything works fine and I can get online without a hitch. But if I connect over WiFi, I can't ...
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Google Chat somehow causes my wifi connection to drop

I work at home, and for the past week or so, the wifi connection on my MacBook has been extremely flaky. Over the course of the day, the wifi will repeatedly disconnect and then reconnect about 10 ...
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How to use WiFi and Ethernet at the same time

Brief Description: I need my Ethernet card (en0) to see all traffic under 192.168.2.xxx. However I also need to use WiFi card (en1) for all other traffic. OS: OS X Lion I am using a separate ...
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Why does the wireless disconnect when cooking?

I use a unibody Mac laptop to read recipes or listen to music while in the kitchen. The wireless disconnects sometimes. How can I prevent this?
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My MacBook Pro loses its connection to my WiFi router

I've set up a brand-new internet connection with a Wireless Router. The thing is that : It works all the time for my iMac It stops working at times on my MacBook Pro (either when connected via ...
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Access Airport signal data

I want to be able to write the current list of Wifi networks in airport, and their respective strengths, to a file. I would like to use some sort of bash script to do this, but I am unsure how to ...
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Why does my iPhone keep asking me for passwords for random WiFi networks?

My iPhone 3GS running iOS 5.1 (although this also happened when running 4.3) keeps interrupting whatever I do with it (I might be playing a game or browsing the Web) with a dialogue asking me to enter ...
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iPhone/iPad unable to see iMac/Apple TV until router reboot (affects AirPlay, Remote app, Wi-Fi sync)

Every few days my iPhone (4) and/or iPad (3rd generation) lose their ability to "see" my iMac and/or Apple TV on the network. This means: The Remote app shows zero sources available for Home Sharing ...
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How do I decrease excessive network buffering over Wireless-N

I've got a mid-2009 Macbook Pro running Lion over 802.11n with an Airport Extreme and cable internet. I've been seeing drop-outs while using video chat (be it Facetime, Skype, Google Chat) and doing ...
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How can I copy many large hi-res photos directly from iPad to cloud storage via WiFi and then manage them?

What's a good method to copy lots of high resolution photos from my iPad using WiFi directly to some sort of cloud server without having to use a Windows or Mac computer as an intermediary? Plus, ...
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If on Wifi only, how does Mail work when not connected?

If I have an iPod touch, which will only connect to the internet via Wifi, how will it work with email? If I write an email on the bus, will it send when I get home? If I check an email with an ...
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Can I use my iPhone as a hotspot on Wifi (instead of 3G)?

I would like to use my jailbroken iPhone as a hotspot for my MacBook. It works well when my 3G internet is enabled. But when I disable it, the hotspot menu becomes unavailable... even if my iPhone is ...
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What are the wireless display options for MacBook Air?

Are there any viable Wireless display solutions for MacBook Air (with Thunderbolt port). I know I can connect to HDMI-compatible TV or Monitor using cables and convertors. Is there any way I can avoid ...
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How to change network connection order?

I have multiple network access in the same area. How can I reorder the priority to which the connections are made ?
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Iphone will not automatically connect to one particular wifi

There is a wifi in my home (run by landlord - I have no control), which is called "Default" and has no encryption enabled. I can manually connect to the network from my two iphones - but whenever an ...
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A utility for tuning your WiFi network?

Is there an app available to help tune Wi-Fi network settings? My local air space is starting to get congested and I want to make sure I'm using the optimal channel and settings on my router to avoid ...
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Why does iPhone Maps app sometimes ask to enable Wi-Fi for “accuracy”, even though Location Services (GPS) is enabled?

Background: I have an iPhone 3GS with iOS 5.1, and a 3G data plan that I keep enabled. I also keep "Location Services" (GPS) always on, since I use applications that take advantage of it. However, I ...
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How to automatically login to captive portals on OS X?

How can I automatically login to captive portals on OS X? A captive portal is used by (often not password-protected) wireless networks that present a web page as soon as you connect to them, ...
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On occasion why does my iMac drop my wi-fi network?

Every once and a while my iMac drops my Wi-fi network and then refuses to see it until I reboot. What's interesting is typically I only see one maybe 2 available wi-fi networks that are not my own. ...
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iMac is mysteriously unable to use WiFi that works for all other systems

So, my house has Wifi that works pretty consistently with all of our computers, both macs and PC's. However, we just set up our iMac (which runs Snow Leopard) for the first time in a few months, and ...
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How does H2O Wireless work with the iPhone without needing any unlock?

My friend purchased an iPhone 4 that cannot be unlocked so the store sold him a new cell phone service called H2O Wireless. You simply pop in the sim card and it works without needing any unlock or ...
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I am sharing my iMac's ethernet connection as a WiFi hotspot. Who is connected?

I would like to monitor who connects to my iMac's WiFi hotspot. I have protected it with a password, but WEP is easy to crack. Is there a utility for OS 10.7.3/Lion to see who is connected?
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WiFi Problems on iTouch 2nd Gen

Basically, it's still in great condition, and is a 32gb ipod. Everything works, except that the wifi is grayed out and doesn't work, at all, ever. Is there any way to fix this? I read somewhere that ...
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MacBook as WiFi extender

With AirDrop it seems that my MacBook Pro can have multiple Wifi Connections, so can I connect my iPhone to my Macbook at the same time as the macbook is connected to a Time Capsule's Wifi network. I ...
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What is wireless beaming and how do I use it?

In the new version of iPhoto for iOS it has a setting for "Wireless Beaming". I'm not quite sure what this even is. If I can share photos among devices, do they all have to have iPhoto installed? What ...
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MacBook Pro WiFi keeps shutting down for no apparent reason

I've got quite a problem with my Macbook Pro (late 2010, running OS X Lion 10.7.3). Since a few days ago, my wifi frequently keeps shutting down. It starts by the network not being functional and then ...
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Wi-Fi profiles on OS 10.7.3

I have a strange problem. I connect to 2 different Wi-Fi networks, one with a proxy and the other without. I have read that installing profiles created using iPCU works, but it doesn't seem to work ...
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Can I designate a wireless network that always takes precedence, if available?

I suspect there may not be a way to do this, but I thought I'd check with the experts. Here's the situation: There is a wireless network at my work (Work), and at my home (Home). However, I do some ...
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MacBook Pro wireless speed slow after OS update

After the OS update, my wireless speeds have dropped to a crawl. around 350 to 500 kps on my home wlan. Every other device on my wlan runs between 6 and 10 mbs. I've only found posts about ...
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Internet Sharing stuck on after 10.7.3 update

I use Internet Sharing at work to create a local WiFi network (sharing the GigE connection) for my various iOS and tablet devices to connect through. After the 10.7.3 update, I cannot turn sharing off ...
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Wifi connection has password issue with my Macbook Pro

I have a 2010 Macbook Pro (running Snow Leopard) and I connect to my home internet thru Wifi (via Thompson router). The problem is, after I choose my Wifi from a list of Wifis and enter the password, ...
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What are the risks of connecting an iPhone to an unsecured wireless network?

This is a similar question to this one, but since I can't tell how well that translates to the iPhone, I'm asking it again. I've recently been abroad on holiday, and with very expensive data roaming ...
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Can't I use different WiFi networks for different Locations?

I'm having trouble understanding what I'm doing wrong here: I'm trying to set up two network Locations, one for my home network via my cable modem and a second for WiFi tethering via my mobile phone. ...
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iphone 4 wifi issues on work network

I'm having problems connecting the the work wifi network. When I go to Settings the network name is listed under Wi-Fi However the "network" logo in the top bar shows 3G not the signal strength. If ...
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Does turning on WiFi on iPhone use battery?

Does turning on WiFi (without connecting to any wireless network) use battery?
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Should FaceTime work without a defined Proxy Server on restricted networks?

We are having some problems with FaceTime video calling on our network where some traffic is restricted and firewalled from going out to the internet. In order for the iPads on the wireless network ...
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Can I use wifi on my iPhone 3G without a sim card? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you use an iPhone without a SIM card as an iPod Touch? I bought an iPhone 3G that is currently off and doesn't have a sim card. Is there any way I can enable the ...
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iMac WiFi connection to my router is unstable

I got an iMac about half a year ago (2011 version). It has been fine, until recent weeks. Now the iMac loses its connection to my wireless router frequently. I have to turn off WiFi on the iMac and ...
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How do I share a Wi-Fi connection via a Wi-Fi hotspot?

This question is an extension of this question. While my answer did answer the question, there was one part that wasn't answered: how do I share a Wi-Fi connection via a Wi-Fi hotspot?
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Wi-Fi has stopped working around the time 10.7.3 update. Might they be related?

I have a MacBook Air which was working fine. Now I have awful network issues since the 10.7.3 update. My home router is a D-Link DIR-615. I was securing the Wi-Fi network using WEP which worked great ...
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How can I log into a Wi-Fi using .p12 certificates in Lion?

My university provides us .p12 certificates that are used during the authentication to the university Wi-Fi network. All tutorials are written for Snow Leopard (importing certificate from keychain to ...
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Which processes / services need to be running to perform a local sync with an iPod Touch iOS5 with Windows 7?

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and the wifi sync used to work properly, but due to lack of memory, I shut down some of the processes / services that would run automatically to make my computer ...
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How can I diagnose my iPhone 4-Time Capsule wifi connection problems?

My CDMA iPhone 4 (model MC677LL) running iOS 5.0.1 (9A405) doesn't have any problems connecting to my Time Capsule's Wifi Network (firmware: 7.6.1), but most of the time, the connection doesn't seem ...
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How to disable automatic wifi connection?

When OSX already knows an wifi network it auto connects to it, but when it doesn't know the wifi network it will auto connect depending of the setting of the "ask to join" toggle setting in system ...
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Internet connectivity on 3g iPad when on a non-internet-connected wifi

Imagine the following scenario, which I am proposing to a client for their service technicians' trucks. I have a very small wireless LAN that exists only for the purpose of providing print services ...
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Can you power on a MacBook with a wireless keyboard?

Is it possible to power on a MacBook using a wireless keyboard? If that sounds strange, I'm asking because I use a Bose radio as the sound system and the radio fits nicely on top of the laptop.