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

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Automatic Wi-Fi/LTE switch based on signal strength on iPhone

If Wi-Fi is turned on, then, AFAIK, my iPhone will connect to any available network even if the signal is very weak and inferior to LTE. Is there a way to make the iPhone automatically connect to ...
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iPhone 4s can't keep Wi-Fi connection

My wife just won an iphone 4s with iOS 9.2.1 from a friend that bought a new one. I did a factory reset (without backup) so the phone would be completely wiped. I turned on wifi, connected to my ...
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Airport Express as extension

I have an Airport time capsule as a main wireless, I add an Airport Extreme and a Airport Express as extension of my network. All of them have the same connection name. Problem: the connection in the ...
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How can I set up two separate Time Capsules for two separate Macs who don't share?

There are two people living together. Each person has an iMac. They each want their own Time Capsule to back up to without sharing with each other. Can this be done? If so, how is this ...
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Can I use multiple WIFI connections on an iMac and/or iPad? Here's why I ask

I stream live, multi-camera video of my band's shows to YouTube Live Streaming or ConcertWindow.com. We use four iPhone 6 plus' for the camera's. The four iPhone video streams are sent over WIFI to a ...
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AirDrop between WiFi networks

I have a Fritzbox acting as WiFi Access point and handing my home DSL connection, DHCP etc. I also have an Airport Extreme connected via network cable to the Fritzbox, only creating a Wireless ...
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Mac OS X Internet Sharing creates ad hoc network

Every time I try to use Internet sharing Ethernet --> Wi-Fi, my Mac seems to create an ad hoc network, rather than using the currently connected wifi network. How do I make my Mac share to the ...
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Troubleshooting unusual connection situations in some (not all) LANs

At a public WiFi where I have not had this issue before (but last time was two months ago). WiFi connection symptoms seem like the access point/router is not communicating with the outside world. ...
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My iPhone cannot connect to the internet on cellular data and wifi

My iPhone 5 with iOS 9.2.1 suddenly cannot connect to the internet, neither via cellular data or wifi. All applications that requires internet connection are unable to reach their server. I was in the ...
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How to verify which wireless access point my iOS device is using?

In my house I have multiple wireless access points, all of which use the same SSID. I'd like to know which wireless AP my iPhone is currently connected to. On my MacBook I use the WiFi Explorer app ...
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Why is *only* my MacBook Air failing to reach the internet?

I thought my ISP was flaky because Airport Utility reported that the internet was orange and unreachable. Several times an hour, for periods ranging from a few seconds through to several minutes, ...
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MacBook Air not contacting Wi-Fi with NETGEAR Extender

My MacBook Air is not connecting to Wi-Fi through NETGEAR Extender whilst all other device do, such as MacBook Pro, Apple TV and iPad. I tried to: Delete all Network configurations from System ...
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Problems reconnecting to WiFi if connection is lost

In the area where I live there are frequent power outages for a few seconds. I am connected via a router, which (of course) restarts each time. Unfortunately my Mac (2011 MB Pro) does not ...
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USB adapter stops working after deleting NetworkInterfaces.plist

TL;DR: I have an external USB wifi adapter on a MacBook Pro which was working fine before I deleted my /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist file without making a copy. Is ...
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Connecting to WPA Enterprise with Terminal

I have two WPA Enterprise login credentials, and I find myself having to disconnect the wifi, and reconnect as the different user. I have done a little look through, and I found that it is possible ...
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Wifi 802.11n drops randomly on my Macbook Pro 15"

Since I updated my Macbook to El Capitan, I can't stay constantly connected to my 802.11n WiFi. When I deasactivate it, or if i'm on Windows 10 using BootCamp, everything works fine, it's only on Mac ...
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Same network name in house loses WIFI

Because of to thick wall's I setup the internet modem as a WIFI point, use internet over power to connect to another room and setup an Airport Extreme to have WIFI all over our home. Both networks ...
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My MacBook Pro (Retina, OS X El Capitan) doesn't automatically connect to the internet?

My Mac won't connect to the internet unless I click on the wifi symbol and then select the network I want to join. It remembers the network, because I never have to put a password in, but I'm fairly ...
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Mail shows disconnected icon. Only way to recover is toggle Wifi

Many times a day, Mail.app indicates it is unable to connect to my Gmail account. I have tried quitting and restarting Mail, but it still shows disconnected. If I toggle Wifi off then on, Mail is ...
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How to do setting so WiFi indicator shows whether is there connectivity or not?

I have observed in my MacBook Air, whether I have WiFi connectivity or there is no connectivity the wifi sign as shown in image remain same. So I can not know whether is there internet connection or ...
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Change MAC address in Yosemite

To change the MAC address I use the common sudo /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Resources/airport -z sudo ifconfig en0 ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx networksetup -detectnewhardware ...
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Can I choose the open Wi-Fi channel?

My MBP's Wifi connection is very slow. How can I know if I am connected to the best available channel and can I choose the one channel instead another? I do not have access to this "public" router. ...
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iOS Causing Network-Wide Disruption

So, interesting problem, whenever I plug my iPhone 6 Plus into charge, I get massive disruption across my whole network, wired and wireless. Once it starts, the only solution is to either disable the ...
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Wi-Fi could not be joined, error -3902

Sudently I can't connect to the wify at home anymore from my mac (all other devices are ok). When trying to connect I get the dialog: The Wi-Fi network "My_Wifi" could not be joined. Try moving ...
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iPad using too much data on WiFi?

I am using an iPad 3 (WiFi) on iOS 9.2.1 and since two days I have been having an issue. I don't have an unlimited WiFi connection, I use my mobile phone hotspot for iPad. Now whenever I connect my ...
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Strange MPB wifi problems

I have an early-2015 MBP running 10.11.2 and have been having wifi problems on certain networks ever since buying it. At home, my internet connection will drop every 10-15 minutes - according to the ...
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Copying applications and data manually/Wifi issues with El Capitan

Is it possible to copy both data applications manually, downgrade the OS from El Capitan to Yosemite and then copy the apps and data back? Its almost 6 weeks since I upgraded, so don't want to ...
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Mac randomly stopping Internet

I'm really kind of clueless as to what is going on here, but it is really becoming frustrating. I haven't ever came across this issue on any other Macs, and it seems to be unique to me for some ...
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View saved wifi password Iphone 4S [duplicate]

Im new to Iphone. Love it except that I have forgotten the previous saved wifi password for my iphone 4s. I needed to delete some apps to make room for more and my friend did a reset. Now I have no ...
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Iphone 5 ios9 hotspot no longer allows SSL connections (t-mobile)

After upgrading my iphone 5 to ios 9 (now on 9.2) I can no longer use the hotspot for SSL connections. Browsing the web works fine on a windows machine and an ipdad either through bluetooth or wifi ...
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Not able to resolve my domain name intermittently on iOS

I am experiencing a strange behavior w.r.t DNS resolution when connected to certain WiFi networks. (only on iOS devices) Issue is: Safari is able to resolve my domain name correctly but sometimes for ...
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Weird Wifi Issue - websites don't work if address entered into browser, but can be accessed otherwise

I have a really peculiar issue that I've been having at my parents' home wi-fi. At my house, all websites work without issue. However, on only my computer, if I type in google.com, I get "No data ...
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Issues with WiFi (seems bus related) under load

I have some interesting issues with a new MBP (13", early 2015, bought early 2016, corporate reseller) which seem to be connected to some internal bus. In all fairness I have not delved into the exact ...
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Configure OS X to pass incoming traffic to another server?

I have a PC and a 2011 Mac mini on one wireless network, which does not have Internet access. The Mac mini is also connected to another network which has Internet access. Is there a way I can share ...
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WIFI constantly disconnects when watching online stream video on my mbp

My mac is Macbook Pro (mid2014), OSX 10.11.3 (15D21). It disconnects literally every one minutes when I am watching stream on douyutv.com (Chinese version of Twitch). My other devices(smartphone, ...
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MacBook Pro (Mavericks) sees details of non connected wifi network

I have a MacBook Pro, connected to my private Wi-Fi (Apple Time Capsule) network. I have another Wi-Fi guest network (Devolo). Opening who's on my Wi-Fi shows details of machines connected to my ...
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Apple Computers Not Connecting to the Internet

So, it started right after Christmas when someone in our family got a brand new MacBook Air. She started having problems connecting to the internet right away, and then the rest of the macbooks (about ...
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How do I customize routes for hostnames?

route commmand seems to only apply to ip addresses. I'm on a really locked down guest wifi and need to occasionally access sites like gmail.com I want to route gmail.com , inbox.google.com over my ...
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Is there an iOS app for quick switching of the wifi network?

On my iPad, I frequently need to switch between two wifi networks due to different access rights on those networks. It's quite cumbersome having to navigate to the Settings App, find the network ...
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How can I get the iPhone to automatically switch between 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz WiFi?

I have an Asus RT-AC86U router. I gave the router a standard configuration with a 2.4Ghz band called "MySSID" and a 5Ghz band called "MySSID_5G." Same key (i.e., password) on both. Two people in the ...
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Wi-Fi speeds very slow on iPhone 5

I have a strange problem with my iPhone 5 running iOS 9.2.1. When I first join my home Wi-Fi network, it is running nice and fast. I use the Speed Test app and measure 60 Mbps down, 4 Mbps up, which ...
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MBP retina 2015 with usb 3 to ethernet and active wifi sharing fails at iMessage

So here's the thing. My iMessage on the MBP is simply not working, when I use my MBP the way I want to. What way is that? Since it has no Ethernet connector, I bought a USB 3 to Ethernet box, that ...
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Apple Airport Extreme AC True Wireless Roaming?

Just a quick question to people who use airport extreme's / express's to extend the coverage of their wireless. I've seen this referred to as wireless roaming.. My question, is this true wireless ...
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How can I prevent “Reset network settings” on my iPhone from affecting my Laptop?

I just hit reset network settings on my iPhone (9.2.1) because I was unable to make phone calls. I then noticed that my OSX (10.11.3) lost its internet connection. I immediately checked the ...
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Getting disconnections on any Wi-Fi that is not my initial Wi-Fi connection

When I first got my computer, a 2015 MacBook Pro, the first Wi-Fi I connected to was my work network, and now when I log to any other Wi-Fi I get some disconnections, every 15 - 30 min I get ...
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DNS fails over time. Reconnecting to wifi solves it momentarily

The DNS lookup fails after some time of being connected. I can get it back working if i reconnect to my wifi. However it seems to happen more frequently. I enabled debugging in the mDNS responder to ...
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Airdrop not working

Occasionaly I need to transfer files between laptotps (when I don't have internet for example). Through my experience Airdrop actually worked less than 5% of the time, the other 95% the devices never ...
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Wifi not working after Bootcamp setup

So I just used Bootcamp to install the Windows 10 technical preview and all was working well until I couldn't find the Wi-fi settings. I have trawled through everything and it seems to be a problem ...
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Internal AirPort card failed; need one that supports WPA Enterprise

The AirPort card in my wife's Mid-2010 MacBook Pro 13" has failed. I tried reseating all the connections to the logic board, but I'm not interested in removing the display to troubleshoot further when ...
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WiFi Not staying connected after sleep-wake

Background I am having keychain issues since upgrading to El Capitan, Described below. Also working with Apple support since 2 weeks and i have no hope for a solution OS X El Capitan keychain login ...