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

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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, I'...
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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 (BGN,...
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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 ...
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Strange network activity virus when Aiport is off / No Wifi

So I have this strange issue on my aging MPB (pre-retina generation, running 10.8.5 (need this for Maya 2013 to run...), where basically the network is always showing activity even when I am not ...
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Disable WIFI order with keychain access

There are two WIFIs at work. One official and one for guests (which is also used to connect to for privat devices like iPhones). I have the same Apple ID and keychain access configured on my private ...
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Stop from automatically connecting to a WiFi network

I have just bought a printer that works via its own WiFi connection, so every time I have to print something, I have to manually switch from my usual internet WiFi connection to the printer's. The ...
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How to display USA content on my AppleTV while I'm in Mexico using hotel wifi?

How can I display USA content on my Apple TV while I'm in Mexico using a hotel's wifi? (I've been told that AppleTV may only show Mexican content while I'm in Mexico.)
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iPhone 5s. If you are connected to wifi at home and the wifi temporarily loses signal does the iPhone automatically switch back to cellular network?

I want to know if you are connected to your home wifi, and that wifi temporarily loses signal for a few hours, does the iPhone automatically start using your cellular network? I had an issue with ...
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My iPad2 will not print to my HP wifi printer since the IOS8 update

Can anyone advise me why my previously working HP printer and IPAD2 connection has suddenly stopped working after the recent IOS8 software update and how to rectify it? Thanks in anticipation.
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Prevent Mac from connecting to WiFi networks with same name as preferred network

How can I prevent OS X (and ideally iOS devices as well) from connecting to a WiFi network which has the same name as one of my preferred networks, but isn't the same network? For example say my ...
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My MacBook Air is automatically connecting to a password protected network that's not mine!

I'm starting to think I've been hacked because my Macbook Air is frequently jumping to a neighbors password protected network on its own! I see the network in the "preferred network" list and I don't ...
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Can I use my brothers old SIM card that's in an iPad he gave me?

My brother just gave me his old iPad after purchasing a new one. He accidently left his SIM card in there because he got a different SIM card for his new one. I won't be able to add to my current ...
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iOS strange tab “DEVICES” in Wi-Fi Settings

Does anyone ever see this DEVICE tab in the Wi-Fi Settings page? It very strange, it's my first time saw this. And even more, while I tried to connect to this SSID. iOS pops up a dialog said "xxxxxx ...
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Airport Utility gives Bogus status, misbehaves a lot

The Airport Utility shows all 3 of my Wifi access points as being offline today, all have the yellow caution triangle "/!\" and display the message "Device Not Found: AirPort ExtAC was previously part ...
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AirDrop: Bluetooth or Wi-Fi?

How does AirDrop work? I thought it is just Bluetooth, but I am starting to doubt that now. Whenever I turn AirDrop on, my Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are automatically turned on. If I turn the Wi-Fi off, ...
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Issue with using Netgear AC1600's 802.11ac standard and WMM on 2014 MBP

When I enable the WMM (Wireless Multimedia) setting, which allows the full bandwidth of ac, and the computer is for instance streaming online video, or video over ip within a browser like a chatroom, ...
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MacBook Pro Cannot Connect to Certain/Some WiFi

My MacBook Pro (2011), with OS X Mavericks, can connect to WiFi in some U.S. homes perfectly fine, but not other homes in the U.S. The "bad home" with WiFi where it fails to connect has other ...
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Wi-Fi syncing and Home Sharing with iPhone 5 not working in iTunes after iOS 8 upgrade

I have a recent MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks). I also have an iPhone 5 that had iOS 7.1, but I recently updated it to iOS 8. When I had iOS 7, I used to be able to connect via Wi-Fi and ...
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Mavericks menu bar Wi-Fi icon does not refresh

In Mac OS X 10.9, once I am connected to a Wi-Fi station the menu bar Wi-Fi icon no longer refresh (the spinning wheel does not appear). This complicates station switching as I have to turn off and on ...
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After updating iPad to iOS 8, WiFi no longer works

I recently upgraded to iOS 8 on my iPad 2, now the WiFi doesn't work. I rebooted the iPad and router several times. Any suggestions?
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Mavericks - I need to be notified when a wifi network becomes available

My university's wifi connection goes up at random times. It's faster, so I would want to be notified when it becomes available so that I can surf faster and I don't have to pay for mobile data that I ...
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Using iPhone on VoIP landline?

At my home I have a bundled internet connection and a VoIP landline. These services are provided with a Huawei HG659 Wi-Fi modem. Is there a way I can connect my iPhone to my VoIP landline via Wi-Fi? ...