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

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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 ...
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Update 'Find my iPhone' location with new wireless network setup

Apple used to use Skyhook Wireless to do geolocation on wifi devices to assist with GPS. Now, according to their recent location services press release, as well as previous iOS release notes, they ...
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Putting in place PLC between time capsule and airport base station?

Here is my configuration: Living Room MacBook Pro NAS Network printer All connected to Time Capsule Bedroom Hifi System (with line-in) Laptop, iPod touch (any wireless device) As of today, the ...
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Airport does not remember WIFI network connection [closed]

On my MBP 2011 15.4 I am being forced by the Aiport Wireless adapter to re-enter my network settings every time i wish to connect to the wireless network, even when waking up from a sleep (i.e. ...
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Jailbroken iphone 3g wifi is greyed out, no 3g, need to open a mobileconfig file or load apn editing

I have a friends iphone 3g that does not and has not at any time had the wifi connection available. It is greyed out with "no wifi" I have restored a dozen times to no end. He wants me to put his ...
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WiFi problem after 4.3.2 jailbreak

I've just jailbroken my iPhone (3Gs, 5.13.04, iOS 4.3.2, Pwnage Tool 4.3.2). Now I'm experiencing troubles with WiFi, so I can't do an unlock. I have an AirPort Express router, it works well with ...
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iPad Wi-Fi stopped working

I have suddenly lost the Wi-Fi on my iPad. Me and my friend have a Wi-Fi account with AT&T and his iPad Wi-Fi is working just fine. Why not mine?
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Getting IP address of hotspot connection

I want to find out the IP address of my iPhone Hotspot connection. I can enable it, and connect to it with a laptop, etc - but I want the IP address so I can telnet to the iPhone (I've set up the ...
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Is there a good way to distribute WPA2 keys within the 'enterprise'

Due to this whole cloud thing, we've started to end up with more and more macs within our enterprise network. And, like most enterprises, we've got an internal wireless network that we'd rather not ...
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Tools for measuring wireless strength in iPod Touch?

I just need to see the signal strength of WiFi stations I have around my house. It would be better to have it (signal strength) in a percentage format, because there some apps that show strength in ...
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2010 MacBook Pro does not DHCP on a certain network (WiFi and Ethernet)

As the title suggests, My Mac will not receive an address via DHCP from a certain network. No matter if it's connected via WiFi or ethernet, it always fails. Even when I boot into Windows 7 there's no ...
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verizon iphone4: if it has access to wifi and 3G which will it use and what's best for battery life

At home, my iphone has a strong signal to Verizon's 3G network and my home WiFi network. In the interest of battery life, which connection will iphone use if it has access to both networks? Also, ...
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iPhone won't connect to wifi

My iPhone will not connect to my wireless router, even when I put the password in. How do I troubleshoot this problem?
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New Lenovo Thinkpad Edge '15 has Worse Wi-Fi Reception Than 2 year old Macbook [closed]

Wasn't sure where to put this, so I put it here. I've had the same Router for all my wireless life. The Linksys WRT54GS. Man, It's great, I love it and I'm fine with 802.11g, believe me. I've had a ...
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How do AirPort Express and wireless access point relate?

I was reading a story about how some guy reverse engineered AirPort Express and can't get one thing: what's that AirPort Express in plain words? I understand that there's a device called "wireless ...
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MacBook Pro Encountering High Latency

I'm encountering latency trouble with my 15" 2011 Macbook Pro (running 10.6.7) when on an 802.11n (5GHz) wireless network hosted by a Time Capsule (version 7.5.2). When I ping the Time Capsule, the ...
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How do FaceTime and Push Notifications work on wifi-only iOS devices?

Simple curiosity question. How does FaceTime and Push Notifications work on Wifi only devices? I mean does the WiFi stays always on to achieve a continuous connection to Apple's servers? I have ...
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Airport connection problem, self-assigned IP address, not able to connect

On some wireless networks that others can seem to access just fine, my MacBook Pro won't connect, I get an error like this in the Network pref panel: AirPort has the self-assigned IP address ...
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How power efficient are Apple's bluetooth devices?

I learned from this post that I can hold the power button long enough to turn off the bluetooth keyboard. I used Apple's bluetooth mouse around 5 years ago, and I just threw it away as it was a ...
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Why does the natd process hog my CPU?

When sharing internet in my Macbook, from a 3G USB pendrive to Wi-Fi, if the 3G connection falls, the natd process rises up in CPU usage. Is this a real problem? Is it expected in some way? There's ...
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Enhance Wifi range on a TimeCapsule

I previously had a DLink modem-router (DSL-2740B). I replaced it with a small ADSL D-Link modem and a TimeCapsule. While I'm quite happy with it, the main and only criticism I could make is the loss I ...
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Youtube slow on iPhone over wifi

I received a new iPhone yesterday and connected it to my home Wifi network. On content heavy sites it runs perfectly fine, but if I use either the Youtube site or the Youtube app I can't watch ...
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iPhone: WiFi, Bluetooth and cellular network not working

I have iPhone 3GS and suddenly it's gone away. I mean WiFi, bluetooth is not working, and I can't make any calls. Here's a screenshot: Any help will be appreciated!
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When is bluetooth tethering better than wifi tethering?

One of the features added in the iOS 4.3 update is the ability to tether to your iPhone via wifi in addition to the USB and bluetooth tethering that's been in iOS since 3.0. I understand the use case ...
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Can't make Home Sharing work on my iPad

I've got the latest iTunes on my Mac [10.2.1(1)], I've downloaded iOS4.3 to my iPad, so I've got all the software that should be necessary, right? My Apple I.D. and password have both been correctly ...
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Is there a comparison of networks and costs for iOS 4.3's Personal Hotspot?

Is there a comparison of networks and their cost for the new Personal Hotspot feature? Also, how does the hotspot feature differ from internet tethering in previous iOS versions?
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Sharing a VPN connection using Internet Sharing (via Airport)

Internet Sharing from my MacBook Pro (10.6.6) to other WiFi devices works fine. But the moment I turn on the VPN connection (PPTP) on the Mac (which I would also like to share), the other devices ...
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Change Mac OS X Wireless Card Country Code

I have problem connecting to a wireless router using Mac OS X which is on channel 13. This is because there is some other router nearby which is broadcasting the US country code. The only way around ...
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How to get MacBook Air to automatically connect to company guest network?

My company has a guest wifi network for use by non-company issued machines. Since getting my MacBook Air recently, I've wanted to bring it in and use it around the office. I can easily connect to ...
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How do I connect my Mac to wifi automatically?

I have a Macbook Pro running Os X, but it doesn't connect to Wifi automatically. If I turn Wifi on, I then have to manually select the network. Is there some way to change this behaviour?
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How can I mirror my iPad display wirelessly?

I am looking to display my iPad screen wirelessly to an external display to demo applications. I found this video showing exactly what I want to do with an iPhone but no explanation as to what the ...
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I have to turn off and on my WiFi every hour or so. What's wrong?

In my home network, my Apple TV, iPad, and Macbook Air all have the same problem. The WiFi network works fine, but after about an hour or less, the Wifi stops working. Things just hang when I try to ...
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How to have my iPad use Win 2008 server's internet connection?

I have an iPad that is connected to my network's wireless router. However, this router is connected to my Win 2008 server, which is itself connected to the internet. The iPad is unable to connect to ...
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router suggestions

Any suggestions on buying a good router for my macbook?? I currently have a trendnet router. the wifi(WPA security) keeps dropping on a regular basis. i am contemplating buying a apple airport ...
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How can I know which Wi-Fi protocol my MacBook is using?

If I have a router that supports 802.11 N, G, and B, how can I know which one of these my MacBook is currently using to connect to the router? I'd like to see proof that it's connected using the ...
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How can I use Wireshark on a MacBook Air?

I have a new MacBook Air. I would like to run Wireshark on it. But when I choose capture in Wireshark there is no interfaces to capture from. Doesn't Wireshark have support for the MacBook Air WiFi ...
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Is there a way to use different network connections for different apps

At work we have a firewall that prevents certain outbound connections. But I also have a Clear wireless personal hotspot. I would like to use the work connection for normal requests but for certain ...
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Why does my WLAN stop working when I plug in my HDTV?

I'm facing a strange problem where my WLAN suddenly stops working the moment I plug in my HDTV into my MacBook 13" (mid-2010) using an HDMI to DisplayPort adapter. Any idea why this is happening?
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Wifi seems really unstable since getting new iMac

Since I've had my iMac I've noticed that my wifi network locks up a few times a week, it is always fixed by turning off the wifi on the iMac, then turning it back on again. The network shouldn't be ...
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How am I supposed to use ProXPN on an insecure network?

It seems that ProXPN will only launch after you connect to a wireless network. How, then, can I keep my connection secure while connecting to an insecure wireless connection while using ProXPN? There ...
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Is it possible to create a Wi-Fi hotspot from iPhone that's not ad-hoc?

First off, I am well aware of how to—in general—create a wireless hotspot using an ad-hoc network directly from my iPhone. I have previously used the latest version of MyWi (version 4.12.6 at time of ...
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What are the risks of connecting a MacBook to an insecure wireless network?

What privacy and security risks am I exposing myself to when I connect my MacBook to an open insecure wireless network? Are there any risks that are worse or better when compared to a Windows PC ...