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

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My iPad is connected to my Mac's Wi-Fi, but can't connect to the Internet

I have a Mac which is connected to the Internet via Ethernet. I've used the "create network" facility on it to create a Wi-Fi network. I opened up my iPad's settings and connected to that Wi-Fi ...
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Is it possible to share an Ethernet connection to a secure wireless network in OS X on a MacBook Pro?

I can share my Ethernet Internet connection to WiFi clients using System Preferences, but I'm wondering if/how I can make that network secure (WPA) and not broadcast the network name?
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How can I leave my wifi connection connected after logging the user out of the OS?

Lets say the WiF network uses LDAP to authenticate users with a user and password and the users login to the OS using the same LDAP credentials. Is there a way that this WiFi connection can be always ...
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Does iOS support IEEE802.11e QOS functionality?

As the title says, I would like to understand if iOS devices (iPhone, iPad mainly) support the IEEE802.11e (IEEE802.11-2007) protocol? This protocol enhancement enables QOS support on WiFi.
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Wifi preferences

whenever my computer (which is a MacBook Pro bought in 2012) is sleeping or off, and i login with my password, it is always on a different wifi then my home wifi. My home wifi is Skritty, and the wifi ...
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iOS Wifi Connections - Search Domains

In iOS Wifi settings, each Wifi connection has a Search Domains section, usually blank. What is this used for?
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Is it recommended to use Mac wifi sharing for long periods of time?

I am going to be buying a MacBook Pro within the next few months (hopefully an updated version if it comes out) for university this autumn. I am wondering, due to the Uni halls having only wired ...
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Can't connect Mac to Mac via Finder over LAN

I'm having trouble getting one Mac on my home LAN to talk to another - let's call them Red and Blue. Red can't connect via Finder (under Shared) to Blue. But Red can open a Screen Sharing session to ...
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What is a USB wifi dongle/adaptor with drivers that integrate with AirPort?

I've tried the D-Link DWA-131 and Ralink-based generic adaptors available on Amazon.com such as the Rt 2571/2573. After installing the driver, they all require you to use a separate configuration ...
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Connect to network says “Connection failed” but it actually isn't

On most occasions, when I try to connect to a new wi-fi network, after I enter the password and click "Connect" the connection dialog says "Connection failed" after a little pause, but in fact the ...
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Share connection over ethernet on jailbroken appletv

Would it be possible to have an (jailbroken) ATV2 share a WiFi connection over its Ethernet port? I'd say yes, but I can't seem to find any information about this. I found this helpful, yet not, ...
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How do I troubleshoot my Wi-Fi connection when an exclamation mark appears?

Sometimes, when I am in a public Wi-Fi an exclamation mark appears in the greyed out Wi-Fi icon. I can connect to the Wi-Fi (I get assigned an IP address), but I cannot establish an internet ...
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Strange issues with MBA (WiFi)

Several nights ago, I noticed that my home wifi network seemed really slow on my Macbook Air (mid-2011). I was seemingly capped at 12KB/s for downloads, while I was able to upload pretty consistently ...
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MacBook won't reconnect to stronger WiFi hotspot

My MacBook running Lion doesn't always connect to the strongest hotspot - and though it claims to be periodically "looking for networks" (at least when I hit the WiFi network symbol) - it won't ...
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WiFi or Bluetooth (or USB) for iPad Tethering

How do the three tethering options for the iPad compare in the following areas: Range Security Speed Power usage (both laptop and iPad) I'm mainly looking for the difference between WiFi and ...
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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, ...