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

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Yosemite keeps dropping WiFI connectivity

After upgrading to Yosemite, my Macbook Air drops off the WiFi connection many times a day. The following ping test demonstrates that restarting WiFi leads to a successful reconnection. $ ping ...
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Problem with Apple Time Capsule Being Used to Extend a Wireless Network

I have a Time Capsule (it's the last version, not the current one) that is connected to my FIOS modem and serves as the base station for my home wireless network in my three story house. I have an ...
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Connecting Raspberry Pi to iPhone HotSpot and using SSH

I am trying to connect my Raspberry Pi to my iPhone 5 with iOS 8 HotSpot. This works so far without problems, but when I try to connect to it with SSH, the connection always times out. I tried ...
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Terminal command to kick selected users off my network

There are lots of ports in my small office but sometimes I want to kick out people who are accessing internet instead of doing their job. With arp -a i can look for all of the connected users. But how ...
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Is it possible that my MBP (running Yosemite) can remote turn on my iPhone 4S's (running iOS 8.1) personal hotspot?

I heard somewhere (urgh! not a good start to a question) that with Yosemite + iOS 8.1, i can now turn on my iPhone personal hotspot remotely, and then try and connect to it (assuming the iPhone is ...
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How do I prevent iPhone USB “hotspot” from commandeering laptop's Internet connection?

Looking for phone setting preferably. Turning off Hotspot not acceptable option. Is turning off USB network in System Preferences on the laptop the only way?
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MBP can't connect to Starbucks Wi-Fi, only restart helps

Tough question to frame ;) .. but I have a situation that plays out often: firing up the laptop (latest MacBook 15") at Starbucks will often never connect unless I restart the entire box. This tells ...
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How to create an infrastructure Wi-Fi network from Yosemite with no Internet connection? [duplicate]

How to create a Wi-Fi hotspot (infrastructure network, not ad-hoc) on a Mac without any Internet connection? In Windows, we can easily create an infrastructure wifi LAN hotspot with: netsh wlan set ...
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How to use internet on a Wi-Fi only iPad in a residence with no Wi-Fi?

I want to speak on Skype on my Wi-Fi-only iPad Air iOS 7 from my residence. However, the people tending the residence don't want to install Wi-Fi. There are only ethernet cables. Here's what I've ...
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Issues setting up man in the middle proxy for iPhone

I am trying to set up a proxy on my iPhone, so that I can view web traffic coming in and out of it. I've tried using a few tools such as Charles and Mitmproxy, but every time I set the HTTP Proxy for ...
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My new MacBook Pro won't keep its Wi-Fi connection

Here's the deal... I have relatively brand new Macbook pro, I purchased it in late June 2014 and right now it's November 2014. Recently, my Macbook will not keep an internet connection to wifi. ...
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Epson 1500 won't print over WiFi

Yesterday I installed the drivers for my printer (Epson Stylus 1500) on my Mac. During the setup I chose to connect over WiFi (the printer had already successfully been setup for WiFi printing from my ...
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Configuring AirPort Extreme with Existing Router

I'm setting up an office network consisting of: - ATT ADSL2 Modem -> CISCO Router (198.x.x.x) -> Airport Extreme I'm having an issue getting the Airport Extreme (6th Gen) to connect to the network. ...
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Dropping wifi, replace bcm4331 with bcm4360, MacBook Pro Retina Early 2013

I have a MacBook Pro 13" Retina, Early 2013, my wifi drops roughly ever 2 or 3 minutes when running ArchLinux (OS X works fine). As far as I know this problem is related to that there are no official ...
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use iPhone/iPod touch Wifi through Opera turbo

I'm a boarder at a school and some sites are blocked. I normally access these sites via Opera Turbo on my MacBook, but on the iPhone I can only use it via the Opera app. Is there any way to route ...
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How to copy videos wireless from Mac to iPhone? (wireless)

I'd like to add some videos to my iPhone (from my Mac or PC), but I don't want to be restricted in video players (Infuse, Nplayer, etc). I think I need to copy them into the iPhone Video Library so ...
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How to send a notification to a device when it connects to a WiFi network without a specific app?

I was staying in a hotel last week and when I connected to their WiFi network with my iPhone 4S, after agreeing on their terms and conditions (you must choose their network and it takes you ...
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Tethering SIM-disabled on iPad but SIM can be used to tether on Windows phone?

I've got a SIM from a windows phone for which tethering (internet sharing over wifi) works fine. When I put the same SIM into my iPad (3rd Gen, iOS 8.1) - it tells me that I need to contact my ...
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Can I listen to iPhone audio in my PC?

I'm using Windows 7, and have my headset almost always connected to the laptop. However, sometimes I need to hear something from the iPhone, and I need to take off the headset, connect it to the ...
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Can I have Apple replace my wireless card with a newer model

I have a 15" MBP mid 2010. I also have a 3rd gen iPad 64GB wifi which I have recently discovered (following update to IOS 8.xxlatest) is unable to work with AIR DROP. I thought about upgrading to the ...
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Yosemite WiFi dead chip

I have noticed a weird WiFi bug with OS X Yosemite. This has never happened in any previous OS X that I have used. I have a Early 2013 Macbook Pro with Retina display 13 and I updated to Yosemite a ...
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Why does my Apple TV cause wifi to drop on my MacBook?

As soon as I attempt to connect my MacBook Pro to my Apple TV (in extended desktop or mirrored mode) my Macbook loses its wifi connection. Sometimes it will attempt to reconnect to the network, ...
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Bluetooth and WiFi interfering with one another since Yosemite

Note: The only thing that changed in my setup is installing Yosemite. Since installing Yosemite, I'm having a somewhat peculiar problem: WiFi works fine, and BT works fine. But WiFi + BT working ...
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Time Capsule use WIFI to copy files?

I recently got a time capsule and I wanted to know if the time capsule uses wifi to copy movies, music ,etc. onto it?
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Detailed Wi-Fi menu by default

When you hold down the option key before clicking on the wi-fi menu, you get all sorts of detailed stuff about your current connection. Is there any way of making this the default behaviour? A ...
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What are Airport scan requests?

I have a lot of logging noise that seems to be malignant, and doesn't scream "problem" when I look at it. It is just so frequent that it's almost endless, and that it's related to wireless networking ...
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WiFi Extender gives my MBP the WiFi Exclamation Mark

I have a wifi extender (TP-Link TL-WR700N). It works great for iPhones, iPads, Windows laptops, and Android devices. However whenever my MBP (running Mavericks) switches to it from the main network, ...
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How to resolve dropping wifi issue since Yosemite upgrade?

As of today I experience random wifi connection drops on my MacBook Air 2012 that force me to reselect the network every ten minutes. The only recent change to the system was an upgrade to Yosemite. A ...
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Wifi issues with multiple devices [closed]

I have about 4 devices always using the internet on my home wifi network. Everything is fine and dandy until I start to do intensive bandwidth stuff like gaming and streaming movies. So I thought this ...
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Is there an 802.11ac Airport Extreme card available for older Mac Pro machines?

When I built my Mac Pro 3,1 machine (Early 2008) back in the day, I chose not to get an Airport Extreme card since I only intended to connect it via an Ethernet cable. However, I've noticed that the ...
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Find My iPhone/iPod: Does offline mean no WiFi, or can it mean asleep?

My daughter lost her iPod. I do not believe it was stolen. She has tried the "find my iPhone" app, and it tells her the iPod is offline. She last used it about 27 hours ago. The volume is turned off, ...
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Why is my iPhone using 4G data when in range of my WiFi?

This month my data usage is very close to my plan limit, so I am trying to limit usage to prevent going over. But every day I notice it is still creeping up, and when I look at the log my provider ...
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Yosemite when logged in will not connect to internet (but during system recovery mode will)

Upgraded to Yosemite over the weekend and before the upgrade had I no issues with internet connectivity. After upgrading I noticed that I was unable to connect to the internet at home, but presumed it ...
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MacBook Pro Retina problems Wifi connection [duplicate]

i recently bought a power Mac but it recognizes my dedicated wifi but when I got to open a window no connection. And that's when it connects on wifi after many attempts. My iPhone and iPad are ...
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Bulk removing Wifi networks from an iOS device

This article, "What we give away when we log on to a public Wi-Fi network", demonstrates how dangerous it is for you to turn on Wi-fi on your phone. It advertises the name of every network it has ...
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Wi-Fi interface missing

i have a Macbook Pro from 2011 currently running OS X Yosemite 10.10. Before i upgraded to Yosemite, i was experiencing a common wifi issue that was that the wifi disconnected from the internet and it ...
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bridge CDCmodem and wifi on mac OSX 10.9.3

I am not a professional in IT. I am looking for a way to bridge OSX wifi with CDC modem (datacard). I tried using the internet sharing but then the wifi makes a new SSID network and disconnects from ...
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Can I use 802.11ac instead of 802.11g for Personal Hotspot when both of my devices support it?

I have an iPhone 6 and the 2013 rMBP. Both support 802.11ac WiFi, yet the iPhone always sets up the hotspot as 802.11g for backwards compatibility (I think). Is there a way to change this? My ...
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How to refresh the shared list in the Finder's side panel?

In the left side of the Finder, under favorites and devices there is a shared list that contains computers and other devices on the network. I use the MacBook in two places, both with wifi. When I ...
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How to prioritize what access point my wifi connects to?

In my office we have two Airport Express routers both acting as access points (no DHCP). They both broadcast the same wifi network (same name). Now, the one I'm sitting right next to was setup later ...
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Wifi doesn't work unless I cycle it off then on again coming off of sleep

I have a Macbook Pro Retina, 15in, and I have the above issue. In a related question (Wifi doesn't work unless I turn it off then on again) a user commented: For as long as I can remember, ...
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Frequently get “The backup disk image “/Volumes/TimeMachine/MyMBPro.sparsebundle” is already in use” message

I have been plagued with this problem for well over a year, and am hoping someone can shed some light on what is going on. My setup is that I have a Macbook Pro that I use with a monitor while I'm ...
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Can't print in fast / draft when connected to printer over wifi, but can when connected via usb

I recently bought a Canon ix6850 printer to replace my Canon ix6500 (really the 6850 is just an updated version with built-in wifi). Now I've got this new 6850, if I connect to it over wifi I get the ...
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VPN won’t work with AirPort Extreme

I have a VPN server set up on my MacMiniColo machine running OS X 10.9.5 server. My iPhone (running iOS 8.0.2) can connect to the VPN server via LTE. My MacBook Pro (also running 10.9.5) can connect ...
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If iCloud is logged out in iTunes and my iPhone is reset, can I still track it?

If iCloud is logged out in iTunes and my iPhone is reset, can I still track it?
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View passwords of all Wi-Fi networks my Mac has connected to in the past

I have connected my Mac to lots of public Wi-Fi networks. I want to know their passwords. What should be the terminal command to list all the Wi-Fi networks whom I connected with in the past with ...
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WiFi problems in windows 7 boot camp

I have a mid-2012 retina 15" MBP. WiFi works fine in OS X, but in boot camp (windows 7 x64): I can see, but cannot connect to my 5 GHz network (n only, 40 MHz channel) I can connect to 2.4 GHz ...
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Route command to use wildcard

I have a bunch of routes to my LAN line that won't resolve through my WiFi (which is set as 1st order). sudo route add 10.999.999.999 10.888.888.888 I have a lot more but that's just a sample. This ...
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Does the Airport Extreme support wireless roaming and guest network?

I'm looking to purchase two Apple Airport Extreme base station units to use as wireless access points only. They will be connected via Ethernet to my network closet. Internet gateway is handled by my ...
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How do I restart Internet Recovery on Macbook Air

Recently I've used Internet Recovery to recover OSX and connected to a certain Wifi hotspot to do so. The recover could not finish, and I had to stop the recovery. Now whenever I try to start up ...