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

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Wifi on MacBook 1181 Late 2006

I have a problem with the wifi on my MacBook, Late 2006 model. The problem is that I only get a wifi connection if my computer is within 1m of the router. I have tried this with my Time Capsule and ...
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Why doesn't Airport reconnect after sleep or shutdown?

I have a MacBook Pro (2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo, running OS X 10.6.8) that does not reconnect to its stored WiFi network after it restarts or goes to sleep. To reconnect, I need to go into System Preferences ...
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Share internet connection over Wi-Fi

I am using MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard, and my system is connected to internet via wired broadband connection. I want to share internet connection from my MacBook Pro via Wi-Fi, so I can connect ...
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Mac Book Air 13" (2011) - Wifi continuosly disconnecting

Last October I bought my first Mac, a Macbook Air 13". It works perfectly except for the wifi: I can be connected for hours without problems, but then it suddenly disconnects. The wifi widget doesn't ...
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Cannot establish HTTPS connection

My OSX Lion MacBook Pro suddenly seems to be unable to connect to any website via HTTPS. HTTP works fine, but HTTPS seems to just time out. Using netcat: Mithril:~ mitch$ nc google.com 80 GET / ...
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How can I share Internet with my devices?

I have an iMac, that has Internet access via Ethernet cable (no Wi-Fi). I know that my iMac has a Wi-Fi access point. How can I share the iMac's Internet connection with an iPad?
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SSH connection to Mac works from the outside but not locally

I configured SSH access to my Mac in order to use Prompt on my iPad. That way I can use my Mac from anywhere in the world, as long as I can get my home IP address. Although the SSH connection works ...
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Connecting to the Internet with an iPad or iPod Touch, via public wifi

I was thrilled when the cafe at our local sport center started to provide free wifi. Everything was great for awhile, but a few weeks ago something changed, and now my devices cannot browse or check ...
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Auto vpn connection dependent on Wifiname

I recently asked a question Auto connect vpn upon login/boot which got answered well using apple script . I want to extend this question to the following problem: The vpn connection should be ...
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Why can't I acces my Mac's webserver from my iPhone using the Mac's ad-hoc WiFi?

I want to do a demo of an iPhone optimised WebApp using my MacBook Air with a local server, so I don't have to depend on getting an internet connection or WiFi access from my client. The Air is ...
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Disconnect from wifi network in Lion, while remembering the connection.

I would like to disconnect from my wifi network on OS X Lion. I do not want to forget the network nor turn wifi off. I just want to be able to connect and disconnect at will. - How do I do this?
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How do I write an AppleScript which auto reconnects to Wi-Fi?

Sometimes I need to download very big files from the internet using torrents (I'm using Transmission) and the Wi-Fi always drops. I bought several routers and modems and none of them work. I've been ...
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Troubleshooting an iPhone 4 connected to wifi, but can't connect to the internet

I recently got an iPhone 4. At home, it connected to our wifi and worked perfectly. Now I am at school. My iPhone is now connected to the wifi here, it says that it is connected and has strong wifi ...
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Why does my AirPort Express keep disappearing?

I have an AirPort Extreme (n, 1st gen.) and several AirPort Expresses (g), all connected through their Ethernet ports to my network. The Extreme is used to "create a wireless network" and one of the ...
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Wi-Fi no longer connecting to the internet

I keep getting this message: "Wi-Fi has the self-assigned IP address 169.254.10.243 and will not be able to connect to the Internet." I was connected and my Wii and iPhone were using Wi-fi through ...
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Possible to do iTunes Home Sharing over ad-hoc network?

I plan on purchasing 3 iPod Touches and I have an iPhone 4s and an iPad 1. Can these devices all participate in Home Sharing from iTunes (on Windows) in an ad-hoc wifi network? I have a test here ...
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Unable to deploy proxy settings to iPads through profile ( iPhone Configuration Utility )

Hello everyone hope somebody could help me. I work in education and we have been getting large amounts of iPad 2s being bought by schools so I have been trying to automate their deployment for our ...
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Limiting network access for individual applications, on a per-WIFI-SSID basis?

Today I am out-of-office and have to use my iPhone's tethering abilities to get my MacBook Pro online. I have an online backup utility, CrashPlan, that immediately noticed that I had connectivity, ...
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How to tell if it is Wireless-G or Wireless-N that the iMac is using?

I sometimes see the iMac copying files from the PC wirelessly at a rate of 1.5MB/s and sometimes 2.5MB/s (by visually examining, because Mac doesn't seem to show what the speed is in the copy dialog). ...
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what is Siri consuming? is Wifi enough? or 3g celluar data is involved while Siri searches online?

So I am concerned if I can save data usage(I have only 200M per month on my account..) by using Siri at home(with a wifi connection)??
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Severe Wifi dropping on Macbook Pro - Have to restart to turn back on

I have a 17" Early 2008 Macbook Pro running lion 10.7.2. And about 3 weeks ago, this problem started occurring where my interent would stop working randomly. I go to toggle the Wi-Fi on and off, but ...
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Can you tunnel iPhone internet traffic through a local proxy on a Mac computer?

I want to monitor the requests (and responses) my iPhone is sending via the internet. I have a web debugging proxy called Charles on my Mac, which I would like to use to monitor my iPhone's ...
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Share iPhone WIFI with computer over USB?

Due to a water leakage, we had to move offices temporarily. In our temp offices, we have WIFI network, but not cabled network (yet). Since my computer doesn't have WIFI (it's a stationary desktop) I ...
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iMac very slow wifi while macbook is fine

I currently have a MacBook Pro (Lion) and my iMac (Leopard) sitting side by side. The MacBook Pro connects to a wifi network and speeds are as they should be. The iMac has serious problems: it ...
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WiFi Failing and Keychain crashing

I have a Macbook Pro 13 from about a year ago running OSX Lion. Whenever I connect to my school's WiFi, I can't seem to get to the WiFi Login page I was told the problem was probably in Keychain ...
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Using Airport Express as a wireless repeater - Significant drop in wireless speed

I'm trying to extend wireless service to parts of my office that aren't getting a reliable connection. On one end of the office, we have an Airport Extreme, with a 60Mbps internet connection. In that ...
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Weird network issues with Lion

I recently bought a MacBook Air with Lion. I have had many issues since, especially when connecting to the internet through "open" wifi networks that redirect you to a login page in the browser (i.e., ...
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Network problem isolated to this macbook air, where to look next?

Periodically, once or twice a day, I'll start to experience network issues (latency and dropped packets) on this one machine while I'm browsing: Other machines on the same Linksys WRT54G wireless ...
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Connecting using WiFi Protected Setup in OS X

I have a MacBook Pro, and in OS X (running Lion), I can't figure out how to connect using the WiFi Protected Setup feature of my router. When I boot into Windows (Windows 7), using Boot Camp, I have ...
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Use Apple Wireless Keyboard for PC and Mac

I need a wireless keyboard and mouse that I can switch between my MacBook Pro and PC. I was looking at the Apple Wireless Keyboard, but I'm not sure if I can change from PC to Mac usage easily ...
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Is there an application for sharing wi-fi passwords?

There are a lot of public wi-fi networks (diners, restaurants, cafes, universities). They are password protected. The password rarely (if ever) changes (only mcdonalds prints a temp password on the ...
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Static IP address per wifi connection? Configuration in router doesn't seem to take, am I doing it wrong?

I have a MacBook Pro, and a home WIFI setup that I'd like to assign a very specific IP address to the MBP on. The router is a Jensen Airlink AL59300, and it has the ability to assign static IP ...
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iPod Touch WiFi strength declining

Over the last few weeks I have noticed that some WiFi access points just aren't registering on my iPod Touch. It used to connect to my home WiFi as soon as I pulled up in the car outside, and got that ...
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Is it preferable to use the same SSID name when creating multiple WiFi zones?

I have an Airport Extreme and Airport Express connected via an ethernet cable to different parts of my home. Is it preferable to used the same SSID name? Will my devices automatically connect to the ...
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Bonjour/Airplay in restricted College Network

I am trying to connect my iPad (running 4.3.3) with my Macbook (running Lion) in my college dorm room using my college's Wifi. It uses 802.1X Authentication. I can't ping my iPad from my Macbook. Is ...
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Issues with 2nd gen iPod touch

I have a 2nd gen iPod touch (bought around 3 years back)...Off late, I am facing some issues with it; Date/Time gets reset on a few ocassions even though I charge it regularly (mostly seems to be a ...
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How do I enable Wi-Fi-only email push?

Is it possible to get iOS's email push feature to work only when I'm on Wi-Fi?
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Wireless headphones on a MacBook running 10.4 — Does Bluetooth work?

Can MacBooks (10.4) stream music to Bluetooth headphones? If not, is my only other option to purchase bulky/expensive wireless headphones, or is there another way?
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Can iOS 5 Wi-fi sync be used over VPN?

With iTunes Wi-fi sync in iOS 5, it seems that the host iTunes machine and the iOS device have to be on the same LAN. Is it possible to circumvent that requirement by accessing the user's LAN (with ...
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Set IP adress for the wifi hotspot on OSX

If I share my ethernet over WiFi I would like to specify the IP address of the hotspot (for now it defaults to 10.0.2.1). Can this be set somewhere in system settings? Note: the ethernet is not ...
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How can I wirelessly transfer photos from my iPhone to my computer without using Photostream?

Sometimes I take a quick photo with my iPhone's camera and I need to get it onto my iMac. I'd love to do this wirelessly (like syncing and everything else). I'm aware that iCloud's Photostream should ...
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How to use Telnet with Personal Hotspot (tethering)?

I got the Personal Hotspot working great, with both USB and WiFi (on different computers/devices). However, I am not able to ping or telnet the other computer. Both computers can ping the iPhone ...
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Does downgrading Lion to Snow Leopard also downgrade firmware?

Ever since I installed Lion I've had problems with wifi. Connections would drop, and once wifi was turned off it wouldn't turn back on. Now, I can't use it at all - it says "No hardware installed." ...
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Multiple simultaneous wifi connections

With the release of airdrop it is apparent that my WiFi network card is capable of making more than one network connection. Are there any apps, documentation, command line tools, etc. for managing ...
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Trouble setting up Wifi on an iPhone 4S

Just bought a new iPhone 4S (64GB). Like virtually every other early Apple product I've owned in the past few years, I'm having trouble setting up the networking. At my home, all's well with a 802.11b ...
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iMessaging an iPhone from an iPad

I am trying to iMessage an iPhone 4S using its phone number. When I press send, the sending progress runs to ~90% and pauses. Then, after about 1-2 minutes, a red exclamation point appears. This ...
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iOS Wi-Fi sync won't work in VirtualBox [closed]

I am trying to set up Wi-Fi sync of my iPod Touch (iOS 5) with iTunes 10.5.0.142 running on Windows XP. They sync fine over the USB cable. I've enabled Wi-Fi sync both on the iPod and in iTunes. The ...
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Dual monitors causing wireless drop outs on MacBook Pro running Lion

I have a 13" 2011-model MacBook Pro running Lion that I connect to a Dell monitor. The connection is made as follows: mini DisplayPort -> mini DisplayPort to DVI-D adapter -> DVI-D into monitor. ...
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Is Wifi enabled in iOS 5 even when the device is put to sleep?

I've been under the impression that iOS shuts down WiFi when the screen is off - which is good as far as battery savings. Lately I've been suspecting that WiFi remains on, and I did a test. My ...
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WiFi sync with computer connected by cable to the WiFi router?

My computer does not have a WiFi card, so I connect it via LAN cable to my router. My iPhone is connected to the WiFi signal of that router. Is there some kind of magic that will enable me to use WiFi ...