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

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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 ...
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How do I delete other available networks from network scan list?

My Macbook Pro (v10.6.8) is constantly automatically connecting to a neighbor's wifi - event though I've never connected to that network, and I have my own Wifi connection prioritized. The system is ...
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Can I share my iPhone's WiFi connection to my Mac?

I'd like to be able to share my iPhone's WiFi connection to my Mac. I'm NOT asking to share the phone plan (the iPhone is actually being used as an old iPod). My Mac can't connect to a wifi network ...
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Prevent my Mac from connecting to an unsecure Wi-Fi network?

How can I prevent my Macbook from connecting to non-secure wireless networks? I've ticked the "Ask to join new networks" option and removed the offending network from the Preferred Networks list in ...
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Prefer cable over wifi in Mac on Mac for a specific IP

Is it possible to set a MacBook Pro to use ethernet cable over the wifi when it tries to access a certain IP in .bashrc file or any other configuration file? For example, you can set it not to use a ...
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What does the spinning circle next to the network indicators on iOS mean?

I recently got an iPhone and at first I had problems connecting to the wifi. After a while, I got it to work. Now I noticed a small circle next to the wifi icon that spins when I am going down through ...
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OSX won't automatically connect to WiFi

About a week ago, my OSX machine stopped connecting to any WiFi networks automatically. If I open the WiFi menu from the top bar and select the desired network, it connects OK. Also, if I enable "Ask ...
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Change of IP / Configure AirPort Extreme

Earlier today our IP Address changed due to misconfiguration caused by our ISP. I'm trying to ensure our IP won't change again. So I spoke with our ISP and they assigned us a static IP (we were ...
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How to redirect all my WiFi-hotspot users a certain IP/domain..?

Is there any OSX router software or Airport config to redirect all the users that connect to my Airport WiFi-hotspot to a certain domain or local IP?
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Migration over wifi requires specific network configuration?

I bought a new Macbook running Lion, trying to migrate from an old Macbook running Snow Leopard. At my temporary housing, the two machines were able to find each other over migration assistant, but ...
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Specific wifi router type? for rMBP?

I've recently gotten my cable internet upgraded. When the tech was here, he was able to get about 48 Mbps speeds over wifi, but on my retina MBP, connecting to the same wireless router, I was only ...
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Macbook Air (2011) WIFI Issue

After working perfectly for the past 1.5 years I have had my 13" MBA, I suddenly had WIFI issues. Let me give a few details about my experience: I suddenly had issues connecting to the internet (I ...
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How can I find my Linksys wifi network from my iPhone

I have a wireless network that I set up using a Linksys WRT54G router. There I can add MAC addresses of client devices that can access my network. I've added my iPhone's MAC address to this list, but ...
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Historically, how soon does Apple implement new wireless standards in their routers?

With the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard set to become the new wireless standard, I am wondering how quick Apple has been, historically speaking, to implement new standards like these in their AirPorts and ...
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Other iDevices on wifi-network [closed]

By co-incidence everyone who lives in a particular house has an iphone and often does not know if other people are in the house (in terms of questions like 'is now a good time to play ...
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Wi-fi login Network Accounts are Unavailable

I work support and mainly work with PCs so my mac experience is limited. Right now one of the mac laptops we support is not utilizing the wifi at the user login screen and displaying "Network accounts ...
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Neighbor's Airport Extreme extending my wireless network?

I noticed a new machine on my network -- it's my next-door neighbor's Airport Extreme! My network is set up with a WPA2 Personal password, and I don't believe that he's cracking passwords to steal ...
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Forcing the wifi password entry dialogue to display

When the administrator of a wifi network changes the network password to something new, previously associated devices that have the old password saved will no longer be able to connect until they ...
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How to host Etherpad (node.js) AND create a closed Wifi network from the same Mac?

I have a successfully running Etherpad install running on my Mac, and when clients on my network connect to my node.js server through the IP address assigned by my router, all is well. But I'm going ...
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Wake on demand no more working

I was using Wake on Demand (not WOL) to access my mac remotely. I was able to turn in on from LAN or internet through SSH, VNC or HTTP. The problems came when I upgraded to Mountain Lion. Initially ...
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Why is AirDrop so slow?

I am trying different solutions to transfer some 1 GB size files between two Macs on my local wireless network (typically between me and a guest, both being physically in the living room). Here are ...
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iPad 2 wifi only can't send I massage

When I send a message from my iPad 2 wifi only tablet it doesn't say read or delivered and the one I am sending to doesn't receive it. But when I send it to myself I immediately receive it. Why is ...
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iPad and MacBook Pro won't both connect to my wifi

My MacBook Pro and my iPad wont both connect to my wifi at the same time. Right now I'm on my iPad and my MacBook has the "no Internet connection" alert...Although there's a check mark by my network ...
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Wifi network not showing up

I have a weird problem, and internet isn't really helpful on that one. I have a macbook pro and a wifi network. The macbook pro can see plenty of wifi network around, but very rarely mine. The wifi ...
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Macbook Pro as a wireless bridge? (Private hotspot from external wifi connection)

While travelling, it would be convenient to set up a wifi hotspot from my Macbook, which would share the wifi internet with my phone and tablet (wifi <-> Macbook <-> wifi). This would make it ...
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File transfer from XBOX 360 to MBA (wifi?)

I have this Spanish lessons on a CD disk! My MBA does not have a CD drive. So I use the Xbox to play the CD disk. However, the Xbox is not very portable :( I wonder if there is a way to get those ...
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How to find specific IP address within LAN?

With the setup I used to have I was able to control the home-domotica system via the wireless network of the time-capsule (app iPhone). 10.0.1.152 However today I had to move the time-capsule to ...
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Disable iPhone 4 data connection

Can I disable the data connection on my iPhone, but use the Wi-Fi as normal?
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VPN and Wifi start with same 192.168.1.x

On my Macbook Pro I have recently added a VPN connection to the server at work. Now, my Wifi network at home uses the following IP block: 192.168.1.x as does the VPN from work. So when my MBP tries ...
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How do I remotely wake my Mac over Wi-Fi?

I am running a server on my Mac mini at home (using the OS X Server app). I would like to access my home network using it's VPN server, but I understand that I can only do this while it's awake. I ...
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iPod no wireless networks problem

My daughter has an iPod Touch 4th generation I think it is with iOS 6. We have a problem with it whereby it doesn't show any wireless networks at all. Previously, it connected fine and would show ...
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How to use VPN with OS X Server?

I have recently set up a server on my Mac mini with the OS X Mountain Lion Server app. I would like to have remote access (from outside of my home's wifi network) to the files and folders in my home ...
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Is it possible to connect a microphone to an iPhone/iPad via WiFi and use it instead of the built in one?

It is possible to connect a microphone to an iPhone/iPad using bluetooth, BUT would it be possible to achieve the same kind of connection with a microphone but over a WiFi network? To explain: I have ...
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How can I disable automatic scanning for WiFi networks?

The objective is to strengthen the WiFi reception (at the moment without additional hardware). I live in an area with a 100+ radio signals. Majority is useless (to low signal) but still scanned and ...