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

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How can I get the name of connected devices on an Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station?

I can see who is connected to my base station by going to Advanced>Logs and Statistics. http://cl.ly/2l0p0w223q1E3T1H0B0w What I'd like to know is who/what device is connected by device name without ...
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What WiFi authentication protocols does OS X support?

I'm trying to find out how many types of WiFi authentications does OS X support. I know it's supports the basic WEP/WPA and even EAP-PEAP. Does anybody have the full list of supported WiFi ...
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Keyboard Key Mapping

I run a MacBook Pro 15", Wireless Bluetooth Apple Keyboard and Magic Mouse. Everything for the last year has been working great. Just recently I FINALLY had to change my batteries in my keyboard. ...
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Create a wireless network while connected to another

I am looking for something like the hostednetwork on Windows, which lets you create a wireless connection at the same time as being connected to another. I have a widespread enterprise wireless ...
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Will Time Capsule work on a college dorm's WiFi network?

My daughter is headed off to college. I'd like to send her off with a Time Capsule so she can wirelessly backup her MacBook automatically. My concern is that Time Capsule will not work properly on ...
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How to determine out what Wi-Fi channel is used from the command line?

If I hold Alt/Option and click the Airport icon at the top, I get a bunch of extra data about the access point I'm connected to. Most interestingly for me right now is the Wi-Fi channel. ifconfig ...
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Wireless stalling: TXQ MAX DEPTH?

Got a brand new iMac 27" Mid 2011 - Core i5 and when backing up data from old iMac, through the wireless, the network stall and then stops, after some minutes it restart. Got this problem several ...
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WiFi connectivity on iPod touch

I have an iPod touch and its WiFi seems to have this "awkward" feature. Lets say that A and B are two WiFi networks to which I have the passwords or are free. When I move out of the range of A into ...
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What could be stopping my WiFi printer from working?

My iMac suddenly stopped recognising my HP OfficeJet 6500 printer over the wireless network. Previously, it worked fine for years. It works with USB, and the printer connects to the router without a ...
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How do I “blacklist” a wireless network on my Mac?

My home wifi network is password protected, as it should be. My neighbor's is not. Because I have password protected my network, my computer continually joins my neighbors instead of mine. I have ...
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Can IPhone 4 share WIFI over WIFI?

I'm going to location where my 3G will be pretty expensive. Can I connect my iPhone 4 to WIFI in hotel and share it for my laptop thru WIFI as well? That way I could save some money to not have to buy ...
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Wifi password is too short on Mac Air in Lion

I have MacBook Air with Lion which has problems to join WIFI network which password is 7 chars long. Basically button is grayed out until i add more chars. Is there a way to force Lion to ignore this ...
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Why is my new mid-2011 Air dropping wifi signal which old 2008 MacBook can hold? And is this related to my complete machine failures?

I'm on my third mid-2011 MacBook Air in less than a month and this weird wifi problem may be related to the sudden, black screen bricklike nature of its predecessors. The Air works fine when in the ...
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How does MacOSX 10.5 chose between networks with the same SSID?

I have a Linksys router with dual-band networking. I set the 5ghz band to WirelessN and the 2.4ghz band to wirelessG. If I set them both to the same SSID, will the Mac automatically chose the faster ...
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Get WET54G working with Airport Extreme Base Station with WPA2 Password

I am attempting to get my Linksys (Cisco) WET54G Wireless Ethernet Bridge working on my Airport Extreme Base Station. I know you have to connect via ethernet and change your ip settings so you can ...
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Why can't I get my Time Capsule to connect to a new wireless network?

[Backstory for this question: I'm staying in someone else's apartment currently. All equipment mentioned in this post is being connected to their existing wireless network. That network is broadcast ...
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Random disconnection from Wi-Fi Network, usually after inactivity

My iPhone is jailbroken. Even though I'm not completely sure, I think it used to do this even before I installed the jailbreak. Every time I pick up my iPhone after not using it for some time ...
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Have to reconnect to WiFi every time computer goes to sleep

I recently purchased a new MacBook Air (2011) with Lion preinstalled. There is this persistent and incredibly annoying problem that is occurring with the WiFi. Every time I close the lid or let the ...
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Internet stops working frequently on OS X Lion

After upgrading to Lion, I started experiencing this issue: Internet stops working frequently. - I open Safari and browse for some time - Suddenly I can't open any sites; Internet will stop ...
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Mac can't connect to wifi network after password change

I've got a Mid-2010 17" MBP freshly upgraded to 10.7. I went to the coffee shop today to do a bit of work, but I was unable to connect to the wifi network. I had been there yesterday(though without ...
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Wifi drops on iPad

Often when switching apps on the iPad, the Internet connection drops, And the only way to solve is to switch the wifi off and then on again. This doesn't happen to my iPhone/MacBook on the same ...
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Wifi on Macbook vs Macbook Pro

How will you rate your wifi experience and over all experience between Macbook and Macbook pro? How much of that good or bad is to do with Aluminium body?
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Replacing AirPort card on my Macbook

I have a White MacBook model 3,1 (bought in 2007). My AirPort card seems to be busted. It has trouble picking up WiFi from a transmitter that is more than one meter away. I know it's not an OS issue ...
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Extend wireless network with Airport Express or Extreme?

I know (or think I know) that both devices can do this. Basically I have the ISP provided router, which has wifi, but it doesn't work well. That gives wifi to most of the house, and then on the ...
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How to have multiple (wireless) network profiles?

is the following scenario possible in Mac OSX? I want to assign specific TCP/IP configurations for different wireless networks that I connect to, and I want the system to remember the settings. For ...
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Wifi internet issues on iPad

I have a wifi internet router (via an ADSL modem) which i use to connect internet on my iPad. For some reasons, the connection seems to break in between (and more when idle). The same connection works ...
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Wireless or Wired Apple keyboard for programming?

Why one or the other? I don't use the numpad nor much of the functional keys (delete, insert, etc.). The latency with the wireless worries. What are your experiences?
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Is it possible to filter which applications can use my iPhone's Personal Hotspot?

Is it possible to filter which applications (in Windows) can use my iPhone's Personal Hotspot?
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Personal Hotspot for iPad 2 3G

I'm thinking about getting an iPad 2 3g & I was wondering if one can set up a personal hotspot from the iPad to share the 3G internet with wifi enabled devices (i.e laptop etc.) Is it possible in ...
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Who makes the Wifi component on the Macbook Pros?

In Apple's Macbook line, who is actually making the Wifi components for them? Intel? I ask because I've never had any trouble with wireless connections on my Macbook but all the adapters I buy for my ...
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Can I use an AirPort Express to extend a wifi network that has a Cisco base station?

I have a household with mostly Apple products with a Cisco base station. I was wondering if I can use an Airport Express as a range extender. If it works, it would be very attractive for me since I ...
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How can I troubleshoot a WiFi setup that needs close proximity to function?

My Macbook does not pick up wi-fi signals that my iPhone can pickup. I have an wi-fi setup at home and the router is in a room. Outside that room - or even in some corners, my Macbook Pro does not ...
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Using Airport Express connected via Ethernet to extend Airport Extreme wireless lan?

I was wondering whether it's possible to use an Airport Express that is connected via Ethernet (using a powerlan/-line bridge-set inbetween) to extend an Airport Extreme network? Basically the two ...
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Is there a way to configure Mac OS X Snow Leopard server as an Internet gateway with bandwidth tracking per user?

I'd like to use Mac OS X 10.6.7 Snow Leopard Server as an Internet gateway. My router would connect to the Internet facing NIC on my Mac Mini server and the internal NIC would connect to a WiFi ...
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Can I install mac mini and wireless keyboard/mouse without USB keyboard/mouse?

I want to buy mac mini. But I do not want have USB keyboard/mouse, which will not be used after installing them because I will use wireless keyboard/mouse. Can I install or reinstall mac os and ...
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Can I disable Wi-fi on a Time Capsule?

Is it possible to disable Wi-fi on a Time Capsule device and use it only wired ?
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Can't connect to the internet through my Mac partition

I am running Mac OS X 10.6.6 on a dual boot configuration with Windows 7. Problem: I am not able to resolve domain names in Mac OS X. I have tried: Clearing DNS cache and ARP entries Rebooting ...
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iPad won't accept WiFi captive portal logon

I am building a captive portal for a university network. It works quite well on all devices I have tested with, but I am having some iPad troubles. Let me explain my steps: I go to Settings, WiFi ...
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iPad 2 cannot connect to home wifi network

Hello I have a new iPad 2 and two wireless networks at home. I can only connect to the one from my Actiontec DSL router, not to my Linksys WRT320N. I have followed all the steps on ...
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wireless connection with macbook pro

I have a macbook pro (mid 2008). Right now I'm experiencing problems with the wireless connection at work. It goes on and off. Every time I loose the connection I have to turn Airport off and on ...
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Sporadically slow WiFi connection on MacBook

Sporadically, but frequently, the WiFi connection on my MacBook gets exceedingly slow. I'll be browsing around with no problem one minute, and then the next, everything will slow to a crawl. I can't ...
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Using a wi-fi and an ethernet connection at the same time thus having more bandwidth?

Is there a way on OSX or with a 3rd party software to use both a Wi-fi and an ethernet connection, thus having the sum of the connection speeds? Or maybe making some applications connect to one ...
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iPhone 4 space used but not allocated

I've been using the (iPhone) app Flash Drive, which you can use to start a http:// server on your phone and connect to it using Finder and transfer files. I recently transferred a .mkv file of over ...
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Can I use 2 iPhones as walkie talkie? (without internet!)

I want to use 2 (or more) iPhones as walkie talkie (i.e. they talk each other without needing internet/voice call). Of course this should work with wifi, because it doesn't make much sense a to have ...
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Clickthrough Hotel WiFi Access Page, and Sparkle

I'm currently at a hotel that forces you to click through an "accept screen" before being able to access the Internet. The way it works, as best as I am able to tell, is; When you make your first ...
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What's fastest: iPhone 4 tethering with bluetooth, usb or the new hotspot feature?

I'm going to use the internet on a MacBook 5,2 and I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 4.3.1 and it's jailbroken (and using TetherMe), if it makes any differences.
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Frustating wifi problem on MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (10.6.7 with latest updates). Next to me is a TP-LINK TL-WR841 Router. Sometimes, it says I am connected to the network, but I can't ping anything online. Sometimes, while trying ...
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How to copy video files from OS X to iPad over Wi-Fi?

I'd like to copy video files from my computer (OS X) to iPad over WLAN. I'd prefer simply share a folder on OS X and then be able to copy files from that folder when iPad is connected to the same ...
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Airtunes is giving me dropouts

I got an Airport Express to use to wirelessly extend my existing Airport Extreme (which is plugged into my cable modem). I'm also using the Airport Express to send music to the stereo. Unfortunately ...
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How do I automatically reconnect to wifi when the connection is lost?

I'm on OS X 10.6. When I'm downloading a torrent, the connection is sometimes lost. And because of this, the download stops too, and the only solution I found to reconnect is to manually turn off the ...