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

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Mavericks Internet Sharing Ethernet to Wifi suddenly stopped working

I'm using Internet Sharing to convert Ethernet into a wifi hotspot through my Macbook Pro. I'm using the latest version of Mavericks, and today suddenly my internet sharing stopped working. I tried ...
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How to make MacBook automatically connect to different wifi networks as desired?

My main router is located in the living room and creates a wifi hotspot, call it X. I've created an additional wifi hotspot in my bedroom, call it Y, using two powerline adaptors. How do I make my ...
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How do you force a 5 GHz wifi connection?

Wifi networks are often set up in dual-band mode, with the same SSID served on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. I'd like to always use the 5 GHz band (due to interference with Bluetooth and other devices ...
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Add feature to SelfControl software : choose network interface to block

SelfControl is an open source software to block Internet connection for a time period. However, it blocks connection from ALL network interfaces. I'm looking for someone that would like to add a ...
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Share laptop wifi connection to iPhone

I have windows sony vaio laptop which is connected to Internet through wifi. I want to share connection from laptop to iPhone. I see some articles on sharing Internet from laptop to device WHEN laptop ...
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iPhone 4s Wi-Fi antenna

I have an iPhone 4s (1 1/2 years old) and suddenly the Wi-Fi is acting strange. The Wi-Fi won't connect to any network, when I open the Settings app to select a network it will either find no ...
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Why doesn't my MacBook Pro Retina connect to 802.11n?

I've bought a 15" MacBook Pro Retina Late 2013 and so far everything works perfectly. Luckily I'm not experiencing the "Lose Wifi after sleep" issue. That said, I only rarely connect to ...
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Macbook Air A1466 - WiFi channel 13

We are 5 tenants in a big house in the Netherlands and apparently channel 13 is the only one not too crowded to offer us a decent connection. Setting the router on any other channel makes the internet ...
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How to turn off “Enable WiFi” alert message on iOS?

When I disable Wi-Fi and open "Maps" I get the message: Location Accuracy Turning on Wi-Fi will improve location accuracy. Can this message be disabled? I know, I can just leave WiFi ...
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packet forwarding on OSX mavericks

My MacBookAir(Mavericks 10.9.2) need to share my internet connection(wi-fi;en0) with BeagleBoneBlack(BBB) which are in 192.168.7.0 subnet over en6 interface. ifconfig $ ifconfig lo0: ...
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WiFi connection lost. Reboot required

TLDR; It was a hardware issue. MacBook Pro - Mid 2012 OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 (and the problem occurs with 10.9.2 as well) I'm experiencing some severe WiFi issues. Every 20 minutes or so my Macbook ...
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How do I share my wifi connection through USB to my MacBook Pro without using cellular data or hotspot?

I have a MacBook Pro (running osx and bootcamp windows) with a broken wifi card. I plan to get the wifi card fixed soon, however I want to back a few things up on the internet before I hand off my ...
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Wi-Fi range issue with new MBA 13 and Netgear WNR 2200 router

Loving the new MBA 13 (my first Mac), but running into a frustrating wi-fi issue. The MBA wi-fi flies when the machine is in the same room as the NetGear WNR2200 router, but it slows down ...
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Unable to join Wi-Fi network without carrier service

I have an Verizon iPhone 4s and would like to use Wi-Fi until I decide on a service provider. The phone has been reset to factory settings and sees my Wi-Fi network, but when I enter my password and ...
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Can an Apple Time Capsule be used to store/watch movies on iPads in a car?

I have a 2TB time capsule. I am driving from PA to FL with 3 kids. I have a hundred of so movies/TV shows stored on a 2TB Time Capsule. Can I use a power converter in my minivan to power and use ...
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New 2013 MacBook Air connects to routers everywhere but home, older MacBooks connect fine

A different situation from what most people experience on here: A new Air will not connect to the Internet via our home router (though other MBs will) and the Air will connect to the Internet via ...
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osx Captive Portal with USB to Ethernet adapter

I am trying to get the Captive Portal working on Mac osx. When using wifi to connect to my server, I get the expected wispr request to http://www.apple.com/library/test/success.html - however, using ...
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AirPort Express and Extreme Wi-Fi strength comparison

I'm about to buy an AirPort model but I'm not sure if there is any difference in terms of signal strength and range. There have been comparisons between these two models in the past but I don't think ...
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What is the technology used to prompt for passwords on an public wifi network

When connecting to the internet via a public wifi hotspot on a mac or ipad, rather than the simple wifi password requested by a home router, a new 'sheet' or dialog is displayed to log into the ...
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Limit wifi network access per-user with user switching

I have a machine running Mavericks shared between two users. One user "Foo" should have access to a network, "Private network A" and another user "Bar" should not. Both users may access "Trusted ...
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Broken AirPort Expressfirst generation

I've got a first generation AirPort Express and when I plug it in the wall (electricity outlet) it will turn orange and do nothing besides that. I cannot access this device via AirPort Utility When ...
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TCP connection not working properly when using iPhone as hotspot

I'm developing an application for iOS which is connecting through TCP sockets to a server aplication run on Android. In order to find the IP of the 2nd device I use a UDP request and receive the IP of ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 13" not connecting to some Wifi networks

I just bought a MacBook Pro Retina 13" with Mavericks and all the latest updates, and have an issue connecting to some Wifi networks that my Windows Laptop and my Windows Phone had no issue with at ...
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Is it unsafe to put router into “DHCP and NAT” mode?

When I was trying to get my Raspberry Pi online, in airport utility I put my router in DHCP and NAT mode and entered ports (80). Did I open up these ports to the internet? Would this be unsafe to do? ...
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File sharing between Mavericks and non-Macs

I am using a MacBook running Mavericks and my brother is on a Linux box; and we often need to exchange files between each other. Both the laptops are Wi-Fi enabled and I also understand that Mac does ...
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Printer problems

I have a Canon PIXMA MX340 and when I try to print sometimes it gives me an error saying "Support Code : 300 The printer does not respond. Make sure that the printer is plugged in, powered-on, and ...
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Internet sharing via WiFi won't work (BSS stopping)

I'm trying to start internet sharing on my mac mini (share ethernet to wifi). Until a few days ago, it worked fine, and suddenly stopped working. I'm pretty sure my "graphical" config is fine (with ...
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Sharing WIFI stops working when PPPoE connection goes down?

I'm temporary sharing my Wimax (PPPoE) connection (connected via Ethernet cable) trough Wifi. It all works fine, until once a day when my internet provider seems to go down for ~5 minutes and OS X ...
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What methods exist to give an iPhone an external hostname, on wifi or cellular data?

I want to give my iPhone (iOS7) a hostname, which will automatically resolve from anywhere as long as the phone is online. My iPhone can be jailbroken as part of the solution; that's not preventative. ...
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Can't connect to internet on Wi-Fi since update to iOS 7.1.1

I recently updated to iOS 7.1.1 on my iPhone 5 and for the first couple of days everything was fine. Now, however, I can't connect to the internet on Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi is connected and the signal is ...
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Can I use AirPlay with an Airport Express when the WAN port is not connected?

Is it possible to connect to the Airport Express over WiFi with my MacBook Pro and use it as an AirPlay device when it doesn't have a connection to the internet? I will not have access to the ...
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Mac mini with intermittent wifi connnectivity problems

Mac mini (2.4 core 2 duo, 10.6.8) has served well for years. Now it seems to be having wifi connectivity problems with no rhyme or reason to their appearance. Several other devices (laptops, phones) ...
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iTunes keeps losing its library

I'm running OSX Mavericks 10.9.2 and iTunes 11.1.5 on a 2012 Macbook Air. My iTunes library is, due to its size, stored on an external drive which is connected to my Time Capsule. The problem is that ...
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Monitor network connection process / delay

I'd like to identify what in the world delays my OSX 10.9.2 system from connecting to wifi upon waking from sleep. What is the right log to read or script to run or netstat or lsof command to run to ...
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Turn mac into a personal hotspot while connected to network via wi-fi

I have two computers, one is a mac and the other is a windows PC. My mac is connecting to a home network through Wi-Fi but my windows PC isn't picking up the signal. I want to turn my Mac into a ...
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Phone stopped connecting to Wireless

iPhone 5: Since yesterday my phone stopped working to wireless at work. I asked other people and no one had issues with connecting to wireless. I went home and no issues with connecting to home ...
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Why is my Airplay lagging?

When I use my airport express to play music, the media is still 3 or 4 seconds late but if I change the volume the result is instantly applied. My Airport is connected throw WiFi to my router and so ...
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How to hide or remove useless network names from the wifi menubar icon

I have obnoxious neighbors that think its funny to use offensive words for their SSIDs. I would like to remove those SSIDs from, at a minimum, the wifi menubar icon. If its easier, hiding/removing ...
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Cannot join wifi network - “please move closer”

I have a macbook pro running osx. It is identical to many others in my office. I am the only one who cannot connect to the office wifi network. I can connect to other networks just fine, but when I ...
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Using an iMac to extend a Wireless network

I'm right on the edge of my WiFi range, but my iMac is hard-wired with Gigabit Ethernet. Is it possible to use my iMac's Wifi to extend the range of my wireless network to provide better connections ...
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How can I get OSX to appear as a wifi router without sharing internet

I want to use my Mac as a wifi-router on a private network (no internet access). I want users to be able to connect to the network by selecting the SSID on their iOS devices. Is there a way to do ...
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How to automatically mount airport connected hard drive as read only for a user account

I have an external hard drive connected to my airport extreme. I am able to access the drive without any problems. However, I have user accounts set up for my two young children. I want to give access ...
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iPhone 4s wifi problem

My iPhone is no longer on I'm using it as an iPod for now but I cant connect to the wifi ; like the wifi is greyed out. I restarted and rest it , it's not on air plane mode or anything. How do I fix ...
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Why doesn't Macbook Pro continuously search for wifi like the iPhone does?

Here's a scenario: I'm at home with my router turned off. Neither my Macbook Pro nor my iPhone are connected to the wifi (obviously), though both search for a wifi connection upon being turned ...
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Wifi doesn't work: interface not powered

Since yesterday I don't see any wifi network after turning it on: That's the error I get from the console. Does it mean it is a hardware problem? It's a Mavericks install (10.9.2), build 13C64 ...
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How to allow port 80? (NAT)

I want to allow traffic to flow from the Internet to my Raspberry Pi, the IP address of the Pi needs to look as though it is from the router (NAT). The ports that need to be allowed through are port ...
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No wi-fi detected in Windows 7 in boot camp partition

I've installed Windows 7 on a Boot Camp partition on a 2013 Macbook Air. However when booted into Windows 7 no wi-fi network can be detected. The Mac partition is fine. A Google search indicates this ...
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Two Bluetooth devices + MacBook Pro + 2.4gHz WiFi = no network throughput; why?

My wife has two MacBook Pros. One is old; the other is new as of a week or two ago. We have a combination of three Bluetooth devices: two keyboards (one Apple; one Logitech) and a magic mouse. We ...
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Can an Airport Express extend a non-Apple wifi network, wirelessly?

Can I use an Airport Express to extend my wifi network if my current wifi network doesn't have any other Apple access points on it. I wish to extend wirelessly, without a wired connection between the ...
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Adding a third Airport Express causes dramatic network slow down

When TWO AirPort Express are on everything works as expected, strong and fast wifi everywhere, music streams fine. But when a THIRD AirPort Express is on, the wifi slows down to about 100k/s This is ...