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

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Update for iPod touch 3rd generation [duplicate]

Hi I have a pretty tough question it's because all my friends text with imessage and I feel kinda left out is there a way ANY WAY that I could get imessage on my iPod touch 3G There is this boy at ...
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Macbook is connected to wifi and tethering from iPhone. Which connection is it using?

When on wifi with my Macbook, sometimes I plug my phone in via USB and both connections say they are working. How do I know which connection my Macbook is using? Further, how do I force my Macbook ...
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Can I extend my Airport Extreme's wireless network with a third-party repeater?

I recently purchase an Airport Extreme (the new tower looking one that supports 802.11ac). I finally, after days of headaches, figured out how to use it as my wireless router with AT&T U-Verse. ...
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OS X status bar wifi icon - meaning of bars?

On my MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini, the status bar includes the standard "radiating sector" wifi icon which you can click on to select a wifi network, or Option-click on to see additional ...
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Can't turn on wifi on Mac OSX Mountain lion MBP 2012

The WiFi interface won't turn on when i press "Activate wifi" from the preferences neither from the status bar. I tried restarting the mac,and reset the pram. The Ethernet works fine and this is ...
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Buying iphone connected to a carrier for wifi

As of right now I don't have a smartphone, but am debating getting one in the near future (although not sure in how long that will be.) My old itouch just broke, so i wanted to know if it is possible ...
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Wireless Extended Network segmentation problem using 2 802.11ac Airport Extremes

I have a "Wireless Extended Network" using two of the latest 802.11ac Airport Extremes. This works very well with one bothersome and perplexing exception. Wireless clients can't seem to talk to ...
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Using ipad as Internet connection in a wifi hub

I need to set up a network with ten or more wifi connections in a motorhome with a bunch of iDevices, apple TVs etc. and want to have an outside web connection for all those devices. Most of the ...
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Remote Desktop Disconnects WiFi

I have a Mac Mini running OSX 10.7.5, on which I have enabled "Screen Sharing", with password. I have a laptop running Windows 7, with UltraVNC Viewer. When entering my credentials, it says ...
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Wi-Fi Diagnostics app not found

After reading this CNet article I was pretty excited to have a tool that monitors my wireless network since I'm in the process of setting it up well. Wi-fi Diagnostics is said to be in the ...
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how to route traffic to other computer via firewire, everything else via wifi

I have two macbook pros connected via firewire. Both are also connected to wifi. How can I check that traffic between the two computers is going preferentially via firewire, but everything else goes ...
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iMessage via WiFi only

Is there a way to rig iMessage so it receives (and, I guess,sends) messages only when connected via WiFi and not when connected via the carrier's data plan?
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iPad keeps disconnecting from ad-hoc networks

I have a computer with Internet connection via Ethernet, it is Wi-fi capable so in order to share the Internet connection I had set up an ad-hoc network. It works fine with other computers, but if ...
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Local DNS circumvented when WiFi is active

I am using Mac OS X 10.8 to connect to two networks through ethernet and wifi and I am experiencing a problem with local DNS resolution. I would really appreciate your advice. I am simultaneously ...
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Two Airport Expresses extending the same network and a weekly password rotation?

I just installed two Airport Express routers in a restaurant to improve their wifi coverage. The first device (AE1) is connected to the restaurant's DSL router via ethernet, and the second device ...
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'Always Trust' wifi network not working

This is more of an annoyance than anything...I have a MacBook Pro (latest Retina 15") and a Mac mini (latest model) both running Mac OS 10.8.4 and whenever I connect to my company's wifi network, I ...
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Airport Express and AirPlay

I'd like to set up an AirPort express connected to a HiFi as an airplay receiver, acting as a device on a wireless network. At some point in the future, I'd like to extend my wired network to the ...
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Macbook Air power saving with Thunderbolt to Gigabit adapter

I am considering buying a Thunderbolt to Gigabit adapter to save my MBA power consumption as I can shutdown the Wifi, assume it use a lot of power. Anyone tried before and it works? How many % of ...
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macbookpro/wireless vlc/qt to a projector

Airfoil, connects nicely to my speakers and the 3 macs + pads/phones in the studio connect nicely to it but what about wirelessly sharing the projector? is there anything (NOT an apple tv) which can ...
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How to determine reason for SSH broken pipe

Over the last week, my SSH connection to an Amazon EC2 instance keeps getting disconnected with Write failed: Broken pipe Reading through a few sites, I assumed it was due to no timeouts being ...
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Can the Airport Express base station be extended?

I'm thinking of replacing my home router (an older D-Link box) with the latest gen Airport Express base station. I currently have an older Airport Express unit (like this) that I want to use in ...
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iphone restarts every 2 minutes

I have an iPhone 3GS, jailbroken, on iOS 5.0.1 . Everything was working great till this morning, where when I woke up I noticed that the device had no WiFi. Sometimes sbSettings crash so I rebooted ...
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Web access via Ethernet broken but Airport to same router works fine

I've seen lots of questions asking what to do when Ethernet works and Wi-Fi doesn't, but I seem to have the opposite problem. System details are as follows: 2009 Mac Mini (Intel Core Duo) OS X ...
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Notification when a special AppleID/device connects to internet?

I like to know when my wife's iPhone is connected to wifi (Internet). It's for good! I'm not spying or anything! She is in a place where she doesn't have celular data connection. I like to know when ...
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How to tell if Macbook is using 802.11ac

I just got a new Macbook Air and a new Airport Extreme, both of which support 802.11ac. Is there an easy way to tell if my Macbook Air is connecting to the Airport Extreme via 802.11ac? Relatedly, ...
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Find My Mac doesnt work if you use an ethernet cable for?

i just read this in an article http://www.pcworld.com/article/2034650/find-my-mac-both-useful-and-frustrating-for-law-enforcement.html and sure enough, on the apple website it says "offline" can ...
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How to use two internet connections independently

I have two internet connections, the one is high speed and I connect to through WiFi and the other is a slow PPPoE connection. I have a 5 gig cap for the WiFi connection and a 20 gig cap for the PPPoE ...
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How to Assign Static IP Address to iPad?

I have been having a problem with the wifi connection on my iPad. After much research online, I have narrowed it down to an ip address lease renewal bug. The iPad drops connection when the ip address ...
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How to troubleshoot WLAN WPA2/WPA not working after updating to OSX 10.8.4?

I've tried to update my macbook pro to osx 10.8.4. While my macbook rebooted, it said, that the update failed. After this failed update, my Mac will no longer connect to my TL-WR841N router. I ...
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Web-based wireless login: remember password

When connecting to some wireless networks, the first webpage that I try to load redirects to a login screen. It becomes possible to access the internet only after logging in. I'm sure most people ...
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My imac reports full wifi signal when internet is actually not connected

You closed a thread because it was not a real question. My wifi says I have full connection, but my internet won't work. I know it sounds weird but the problem described is a problem I am trying ...
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Is there an app available from the App Store (iOS) to find out the LAN speed?

I'm trying to see if it would be worthwhile to upgrade my PC computer to a 5 GHz wireless adapter. The only device I own that is capable of using the 5 GHz band is my iPad. So, I'm trying to see if ...
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Airport Express Base Stations as Bridge

I have two Apple A1264 Airport Express Base Stations. I acquired them from a client I did some work for awhile back who gave me some Apple hardware that he wasn't using anymore as payment since they ...
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How do I debug Airport Extreme (5th gen) + iPhone 5 wifi performance problems?

Right around when I bought iPhone 5s for my wife and me I also moved in to a new, larger house. I was finding that wifi performance on our fancy new phones was terrible: I have a 35mbps internet ...
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does iTunes DRM depend on the wifi connection with which the purchase was made

This might be a fairly specific question but my WiFi card was having issues (the Wifi:No Hardware Installed error). I started using an usb wifi adapter. The issue is that now none of my iTunes media ...
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WiFi: No Hardware Installed and using wifi adapter

I am getting an error 'WiFi: No Hardware Installed' and am trying to use a micro usb wifi piece (http://www.amazon.com/computers-accessories/dp/B005CLMJLU). I know this hardware works fine as I've ...
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Sluggish performance with Airport gear on 5 GHz

I've a network that is powered by an Airport Extreme and extended by an Airport Express. My Airport Extreme broadcasts 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz channels separately. 2.4 GHz operates on channel 4 and 5 GHz ...
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Unable to use Airplay, Remote App, or wireless printing

I have a regular home wireless network. The only issue is that, apparently, I'm unable to do things which require device-to-device connectivity (Airplay, Remote App on iPhone, or wireless printing). ...
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Bluetooth keyboard causing wifi to freak out, in turn using all of my CPU and RAM?

I paired my Apple Bluetooth keyboard with my Macbook Retina running 10.8.3 today, and noticed that my fan starting running really loudly. Opening Activity Monitor, it showed that a task, ...
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Macbook Air Running version 10.7.5 won't connect to wifi but connects via Ethernet

I have a MBA and I have connected to my home network before. I went on holiday and on return, I cannot connect to Wifi anymore. It tells me "connection time-out occurred". But my Ipod Touch (4th Gen) ...
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Internet connection problem wifi working fine but unable to ping anything?

I just came to a different country and suddenly I am having strange issues with my macbook air 2012's wifi. It seems to detect the wifi networks without issue but refuses to load any webpages or ...
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Frequently losing Wi-Fi connectivity

I have reproduced this problem trying Wi-Fi in a different country, at a friend's house, with another router, with a new account, with a fresh OS install.. it just keeps happening. Here my specs.. do ...
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WiFi keeps turning off (logging out) automatically

I own an iPhone 5 running on iOS 6.1.2. It is jail broken. I connect to the internet via the university WiFi system, which provided each of us a unique username and password, and we have a set ...
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Is there a network usage utility that shows data usage by network connection

I use my Mountain Lion MacBook Air to connect to the internet using various methods. At home, I use my wired connection, which does not have a cap. Sometimes though, I connect via my iPad, which uses ...
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save IPv4 address for different WIFI

I have a macbook pro, that I use at work and in my house, the problem is that i have to set up manually the TCP/IP IPv4 address for each place, the address doesn't change once im on a location, but I ...
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What, precisely, does “reset network settings” do on an iPhone?

I use "internet sharing" on my Mac, but lately I've been having trouble connecting my iPhone 5 to the resulting WiFi network. I've read advice online to do Settings -> General -> Reset -> ...
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How do I disable a specific wifi network through terminal?

Is there a way to disable a specific wifi network in Terminal? I'd like to disable my home wifi connection for reasons outlined here: Reclaim Your Life After Work by Disabling Internet Access for ...
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How to keep Mac alive during internet connection/download

Since version 10.8.1, my Mac cancels the wifi connection and switches to standby mode, despite download. I can remember that the one advantage of the mac was that i don't have to do anything for ...
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Difference between mc184Z/B and mc184Z/A keyboard

I recently bought an mc184Z/A keyboard but a mc184Z/B was shipped to me. Was I cheated? Or only the name changed? any way I wanted to buy a US type wireless keyboard and I got one with an ...
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Why does my wifi internet access fail shortly after connecting to a LAN without internet access?

I have a working wireless connection to an access point with an internet connection (where my IP is 172.17.30.137). Over this wireless connection I am able to ping internet addresses (e.g. 4.2.2.1) as ...