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

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What WiFi adapter can I use to monitor a WiFi network on OS X from a MBP?

I have MBP from early 2011 and Wireshark 1.8rc2 does not recognize it (under Lion). What adaptors are compatible with it? Alternatively, specify if there is a another software that I can use to ...
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Do Apple TVs work only with Apple routers?

Can one in principle get Apple TV to join/extend a wireless network even if that wireless network is from a non-Apple wifi router? Edit: By that I mean: Can one control an Apple TV from a Macbook if ...
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MacBook connecting to wrong network?

My neighbors just setup a Wi-Fi network, and my MacBook is now automatically connecting to it. I've never manually connected to it It has a single bar ("dot") of signal, my network has all 4 This ...
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Macbook Air does not automatically connect to known networks after wake up

I have a new 2012 Macbook Air (with 10.7.4) which doesn't connect to my own local network automatically after it wakes up. I have to choose my network manually and it works instantly. Any ideas how ...
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Move files from CineXPlayer to OPlayer on iPad?

I have found myself in quite a difficult position; before travelling I transfered some movies in the .MKV-format to my iPad-app CineXPlayer, unknowing that that app could not play that file. Now I ...
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I cannot connect to internet but my MacBook Pro detects the network and my HP computer works fine on the same network

My MacBook Pro, for some reason, detects the wireless connection and I can open my Skype account without any problem BUT I cannot go to a web page. This happens on both Safari and Firefox. My HP ...
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Plugging iPad into computer turns on Personal Hotspot with one connection

I have a new iPad (iPad 3) with personal hotspot turned on. I also have a Macbook Air connected to my local wireless network (the Air is not connected to the iPad personal hotspot). However, when I ...
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Simultaneous use of Airport Express and Time Capsule

I know Apple likes us to think everything works by magic, but... To use Airplay one needs Airport Express. To backup wirelessly one needs Time Capsule. There is, in particular, no way to get Airplay ...
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What's the difference in range between Airport Express and Extreme?

Walking in to a Apple premium reseller's store today I was told that there is no difference range-wise between Express (the June 2012 model) and Extreme. True story? Where can I get more detailed ...
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Problems connecting to WiFi

Quite often my computer has trouble connecting to my home WiFi. Sometimes once started, the computer does not find the WiFi on available networks. Sometimes it will find it, try to connect, then get ...
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WiFi internet sharing from iMac unreliable

I want to share an internet connection that my iMac gets via Ethernet over WiFi, so that I can connect to it with other devices. I went into System Preferences > Sharing > Internet Sharing on the ...
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iPhone tries to load local open WiFi login page over mobile data

When connecting to my college's open WiFi network my iPhone attempts to open the pop-up login page over it's mobile data. The issue is that this page is obviously only available over the internal ...
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Serious wifi disconnect problem on imac running os x lion latest

I'm having a serious problem with wifi on my imac 21.5inch running os x lion up to date. Everytime, it keeps disconnecting and then i reconnect it, then disconnect again, sometime it stays on for like ...
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Is there a way to auto-disconnect from WiFi when connectivity is low?

I got a new router that is ridiculously good and has exceptional range. A side effect of this is when I go for a walk, I have to be walking for at least 5-6 minutes at a brisk pace, before the WiFi ...
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Is there any way to view saved wifi passwords on the iPhone?

I've previously connected to a wifi network on my iPhone but I've no way of finding out the password. So is there any way to view saved wifi passwords on the iPhone?
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Can you connect iPhone/iPad to Apple TV without WiFi network in place

I would like to make a presentation from an iPhone or iPad using an AppleTV and projector. Is it possible to do so without either a WiFi or LAN network in place (like in a bad hotel)? Is the AppleTV ...
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How can I force iOS Mail to download the entire email every time?

I have a Wifi-only new iPad, which uses an Exchange-type account for my Gmail. It connects just fine when I'm at home. But the last time I was out and about, I found I had a new email, but only the ...
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How can I disable wireless captive portal support?

On a particular wireless network, most internet access is blocked by a captive portal but certain websites are not blocked, e.g.: http://www.apple.com/ is redirected to a captive portal login page. ...
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How can I set the priority of Wi-Fi networks on my iOS device?

I have two Wi-Fi networks in my house, one at one end of the house and one at the other. While signals crossing from one side of the house are usually audible on the other side, they are generally ...
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AirPlay with just iPhone and Apple TV

Can I stream things from an iPhone to an Apple TV with no additional equipment (i.e. no wireless router)? Will they be able to talk to each-other just like that (like Lion Mac Books apparently can for ...
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Wifi/Bluetooth/Ethernet all mixed up in Sys Prefs

Today took my iMac out of sleep (9,1) and it was not loading anything over the internet. So I looked into it, and noticed my wifi indicator has gone missing from my menu bar. So I looked further ...
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iphone WIFI behaviour

I have setup a wifi network in a cafe. Some clients with iPhones have an issue. They connect to the network, then lock the screen and after 10 minutes (about) they unlock the screen. When they unlock ...
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OS X 10.7.4 Wi-Fi 802.11d network interface country code switching

So I live in Sweden and since a couple of days ago one of my neighbors are broadcasting country code "US" from their AP, rendering my newly awaken MBA 2011 confused, so after a couple of seconds it ...
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How can I change the cellular DNS server on iOS?

Is there a way to set a global DNS server that will be used for all connections (both Wi-Fi + cellular data)? If there isn't a uniform manner to specify DNS, can I just change the DNS used by the ...
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Internet Sharing: Using the MacBook Pro as a Wifi Modem with its Ethernet Connection for the iPhone, connectivity issues

I am endeavoring to use the MacBook Pro to broadcast its Ethernet Internet connection as WiFi, in order to access this connection through my iPhone. I have made the following configurations: I ...
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How to fix iMac losing Wi-Fi connection again and again?

My iMac loses its Wifi connection from minute to minute. To make it active again, I have to run "Assist Me..." from the Network preferences panel. This is really, really annoying. Does anyone ...
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Apple Wifi Dropping at Random Times

I'm sure that my wifi router is fine because my macbook is the only one with this issue. I see this happen especially when i use Skype, Face Time etc. This has been going on for a month and can't ...
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is the iPod Touch less able to connect to Airport WDS wifi network repeaters than an iPad? Kindle also doesn't want to!

I have a wireless network in my apartment. Because the apartment is large and walls are concrete, it was very hard to get wifi coverage throughout the whole place. Therefore I have one Airport ...
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How do I setup a guest network with Time Capsule

Since I bought my Time Capsule (only a few months ago) the AirPort Utility app has been changed/upgraded and the instructions that I got with the product on how to setup a guest wifi network no longer ...
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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 ...