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

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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.
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Discovering which PCMCIA Wifi card can work on OS X Leopard

I've got an old PowerBook G4. I've installed Mac OS X Leopard on it. Now, i want to buy a PCMCIA wifi card for surfing internet. But I can't understand, which cards are compatible and which not. ...
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Can I wirelessly sync rented movies from Mac to iPod touch?

How can I wirelessly sync rented movies from Mac to iPod Touch? I know the way to do that with the cable, but since Apps can be synced automatically over wifi to my iPod Touch, can it be done ...
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How to auto join my hidden SSID home network from my iPhone on iOS5

Ever since upgrading to iOS 5 my iPhone(s) have problems auto joining my home wifi network. They seem to auto join it for a few days and then it just stops working. The phone can still see the wifi ...
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How can I backup and restore Wi-Fi profiles in Lion?

I want to reinstall my Macbook, but i do not want to loose all my saved WPA/WEP Wi-Fi profiles. Is there a way to back them up and restore them after the reinstall?
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Advanced WiFi network settings are not per-network?

Like most people, I move often with my laptop, and thus I also often switch WiFis networks. There is a WiFi network I often connect to which requires the IP to be entered manually. So I opened ...
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HTTPS Not working on Macbook Pro

I'm having a weird issue on my Macbook Pro (OSX 10.7 Lion) where ANY site on ANY browser doesn't function if it is using HTTPS. For example, http://google.com will appear, but https://google.com will ...
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Connect iPhone to Internet through laptop?

I have a laptop at work that's connected to the the office LAN. I have an iPhone that sometimes can sort of connect via Sprint, but usually it's pretty slow. However, when I'm at the office, my ...
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Unusual wifi issue with iPhone 4S

I've had the iPhone for less than a week. And the issue occurs while using my home WiFi network. Basically, Siri does not work, and I also have difficulty with logging in to specific sites using the ...
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A way for an iPhone to automaticly login to a captive portal (auto-submit a form based on location?)

The wifi connectivity at my office is behind a captive portal; before you can use it you need to select your classification and then login using your standard security credentials. Since we require ...
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Why won't my iPhone switch to 3G when I'm out of WiFi range?

My iPhone refuses to switch over from WiFi to 3G when the WiFi signal gets too weak to be usable. It will sit there indefinitely, unable to load a web page because I'm too far from the router, and not ...
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Why doesn't my Macbook detect network after sleep?

every time that my 2007 macbook with lion goes to sleep, either manually (closing the lid) or timing out, i have to restart my computer to connect to the wireless network. It fails to detect any ...
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Extending extending network using airport express

I know that this has been discussed before but this is a slightly different scenario. I live in a very elongated apartment and the signal is very bad in one end. I have a D-Link 655 (or something ...
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ThalysNet or other accesspoints destroy my browsing experience

I tend to travel a lot around Europe, and I don't necessarily think about removing Wifi from my MacBook Air. I also keep dozens of tabs open. Every single time I take the Thalys, or I get into some ...
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Is there an application like Connectify for Mac OS X Lion?

There is a well known app for Windows named: Connectify, used to share a wifi connection between a computer that only has wifi with other devices which requests that connection from the computer. ...
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WPA2 Enterprise TTLS PAP connection for iPad

I can't connect to my university's enterprise wireless using my iPad. It uses WPA2 Enterprise with TTLS and PAP. When I enter my username and password it asks me to accept a certificate which is not ...
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How can I setup iPhone as a wifi hub?

Good afternoon all, I have a simless ipad and an iphone. My iphone can connect to the internet however the ipad can only connect to the internet using wifi. I was wondering if there's any way I can ...
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Why won't my MacBook Pro connect to Wi-Fi networks that use a sign-in page (captive portal)?

Some wi-fi networks require viewing and agreeing to terms before Internet access is allowed. When my MBP connects to such a network, it attempts to redirect and isn't able to connect. I tried all ...
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AFP over the internet?

I'm using my MBP as a media server, and I'm connecting to it via my MBA through AFP (settings can be found in "File Sharing" tab in System Preferences). This works fine if I am connecting locally, ...
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How to reset Wi-Fi location history

If I have understood correctly, iPhones use Wi-Fi points to locate themselves more quickly. I was working in one location and my company has now moved to a different location. I guess they brought ...
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Crash when using university wifi

I recently bought a MacBook Air 13", to use at my university (Technical University of Denmark). But when I am using my laptop in a place with many other laptops, OSX crashes every 5 minutes (kernel ...