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

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How can I diagnose what is interfering with my Wifi signal?

I have a mysterious process on my Macbook pro which I can't isolate which comes around every 5 seconds and interferes with my connectivity. My ping history looks like this: 4 bytes from 216.58....
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Macbook bad internet connection WIFI

I rented a room in a shared house (we are in 5). What I've noticed is from my room the internet connection is really bad (sometimes it doesn't even load the google homepage). My guess is not that the ...
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Why Macbook Wifi Unstable?

I have Macbook Air 2013-mid. It has been in repair now 3 times. Two new SSDs and one new motherboard. Its Wifi does not connect often. After restart, Wifi comes back. I also get little electric ...
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How can you import Wireless Network (WiFi) passwords / settings to Mac OSX 10.10 from a text, html or xml file?

I'm trying to transfer WiFi settings of saved networks from a Windows PC to a Macbook. I have exported the wireless settings via the freeware WirelessKeyView to a txt file (can also be created as a ...
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Only allow DHCP for Thunderbolt Ethernet After WiFi Connection is Authorized

My company uses MAC address to assign IP over DHCP. We also have a bunch of MacBook Pro paired with Thunderbolt. For security concerns, we are disabling IP assignment for Thunderbolt Display as any "...
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How to connect an internal network to a captive portal

I live on a boat traveling around Europe. I'm using an Engenius ENS202EXT to search for public networks. The Engenius has the IP number 176.16.10.5. It is configured as a client router and I can see ...
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Reverse SSH tunnel daemon

I own a Macintosh laptop (10.11.2) that I would like to create a permanent reverse SSH tunnel. This way, when I switch network, or the computer is stolen, I can remotely SSH into the device ...
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OS X El Capitan: Connected to Wi-Fi network or Personal Hotspot but won't connect to the internet

I recently updated to El Capitan. But now when connection is established with my college's Wi-Fi network I am unable to use internet. Same goes for Personal Hotspots. Everything was working fine in ...
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How does one get iPhone to recognize wifi network of choice, as first choice?

I am working in an office that has its own wifi network...but there are also cable company hotspots around. Every time I come in the office, leave the office, come back to the office...my phone goes ...
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How much difference is made on battery life when keeping mobile data switched on along with WiFi?

What if I turn on Mobile Data whole day along with WiFi? In this way, How much more battery is going to be used up? I have WiFi connection at my home.. But sometimes it stops working.. And it's ...
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Why for some actions wifi is required (ie. cellular is not enough)?

Synchronizing iCloud photo library and downloading apps over 100 MB both require wifi, ie. they are not permitted when on cellular. Is this limit only for "convenience", so there wouldn't be ...
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How to create an ad hoc Wi-Fi network in OS X?

I came across a problem today when there was a speaker in my class. The speaker was from the industry and had a company provided laptop which was not able to get connected to University network (some ...
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iPad keeps dropping WiFi?

I have an iPad 3 running iOS 9.3.1. Now since a day or something I have been facing a problem. I should say that I don't use my router for internet, just for LAN(mostly streaming vids from my PC to ...
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Automatically switch to the strongest wifi known signal

I have 2 known networks that I have signed into at my house. One is stronger at one side of the house and one is stronger at the other. Is there any way that they automatically switch to the strongest ...
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Time Capsule and “Back to my mac” with iCloud

Im really confused about TC and Back to my mac function on my MacBook Pro so here is what i have done so far: I have a Netgear router in one end of the house, and i have my TC on the other end of ...
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MBPr shown to be connected to the net, while the router doesn't response to pings

My english may be lacking, Apologise in advance I'm not sure if the question is best suitable here or maybe in other StackExchange site, like Server Fault or Network Engineering. So, if you think ...
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How to show a notification when you go online/offline?

I want to get a growl notification any time my internet connection changes state - for instance, when wifi comes online, wifi goes offline, or when I switch from wifi to wired. I would love it if ...
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Making a Time Capsule/Airport Extreme as a range extenter

I have a Time Capsule + Airport Extreme. Right now my TC is connected to my modem and I use the AE as a range extender. My modem is dying and I have to buy a new one and it seems like now one mostly ...
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I'm trying to set up a 2006 airport basestation but I'm getting a flashing amber light and it's not showing up in the airport utility

I have a 2014 Apple MacBook Pro running OS X El Capitan, v. 10.11.4. I connected an older 2006 airport basestation to my cable modem, and it's flashing an amber light. When I open the "airport ...
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Installing a NETGEAR 1000MV2 wireless driver

I've a mac mini running El Capitan as well as a Netgear Wireless adapter lying about. Unfortunately, I find the mac mini's inbuilt wi-fi to be poor. Doing multiple speed tests and losing connection ...
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Airport Express DNS problem

In my living room I have a wireless router, the “main” router. One of its ethernet port is connected to a powerline (TL-PA4010KIT). In my bedroom I’ve another powerline connected to an AirPort Express ...
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How do I find out what is keeping my Macbook from sleeping?

My Macbook will drain of battery when it's not plugged in. I thought it was a bad battery (it says it needs serviced) but even if it's a bad battery it should not be taking power when the lid is ...
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Auto connect iPad to iPhone hotspot [duplicate]

I have a lot of data on my phone's contract so it doesn't matter if some extra is used. Is it possible to make an iPad auto connect to an iOS hotspot just as it can auto connect to a normal wifi ...
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How to use Bluetooth PAN and WiFi simultaneously in OSX

On my Macbook Pro I connect to the Internet via Bluetooth on my iPhone, which does not work when connected to a WiFi network. How do I tell OSX to route WAN traffic over my Bluetooth connection, ...
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Mac Books blocking one another from Internet

A couple of months ago, I migrated the data from my Air to a new MacBook Pro with migration assistant and shelved the Air. Recently, we recomishioned the Air for family surfing but noticed that when ...
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Constantly dropping internet on El Capitan?

I have a brand new 2015 mac, el capitan 10.11.4. The wifi constantly drops. I have re-installed a fresh el capitan, reset SMC, created new wifi profile/location with google dns, safeboot, updated ...
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How to Set up WiFi Access Point to Share Folder of Files for Download?

I need to set up a WiFi access point that can offering file downloading via web browser using what I will call a "DEVICE" here for short. I am open to what the device will be -- my MacBook Pro, a ...
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How can I determine where mouse input is coming from? Is there a way to log click events? No other mice are connected

I am experiencing the strangest behavior. My computer is clearly receiving mouse clicks that I'm not doing, as though they're coming from another mouse, but the cursor never moves on it's own, which I'...
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How to connect to a Wi-Fi network that requires a special sign-in

In my residence there's a new Wi-Fi system. We connect to this network that requires a password and then it is supposed to redirect us to a website that ask for another, personal password. So far I ...
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Can I boost the Wi-Fi on my Mac in the Terminal?

I run Yosemite on my Mac. Recently the Bluetooth was skipping and I found an answer on here that said to run this command in Terminal, defaults write com.apple.BluetoothAudioAgent "Apple Bitpool Min ...
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Wifi connection dropping El Capitan

I have an early-2015 MBP running 10.11.3 and I keep having my internet connection drop when I am connected to certain WiFi networks. The temporary solution is to disable and then re-enable WiFi, but ...
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How do I change the Hotspot timeout on my iPad Retina?

I can use my Ipad Retina (4th Gen, iOS 9.3.1) when plugged in via USB to tether the 3G connection. After it is plugged into USB, then I can see it shareable via wifi from other devices. (My Mac which ...
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Why does OS X repeatedly prompt for certificate trust when joining WPA2 Enterprise WiFi

WHY does OS X always prompt for certificate trust when connecting to WPA2 Enterprise (EAP-PEAP in my case) networks, even if the certificate is already marked as 'trusted'? Even weirder.. if I delete ...
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How can I display the SSID I am connected to in the Menu extensions area?

I'd like to also display the SSID I am currently connected to next to the WiFi signal strength indicator. Running El Capitan (10.11.4)
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How to ensure connections to certain hosts are routed via ethernet?

We have a mac that acts as a CI-server. It needs to connect to our git-repositories which can only be connected to via ethernet. All other servers, apple.com, github.com, etc. need to be connected ...
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How to setup a MacBook Pro with DHCP Server over USB WiFi dongle

I have a MacBook Pro running OSX Yosemite 10.10.5 and I'm trying to set it up as a server. I have a Realtek USB WiFi dongle (RTL8188cus) plugged in with the drivers installed, showing up as interface ...
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How do I make my iPad Retina wifi hotspot discoverable (tethering 3G) when off and unplugged like my iPhone 6S?

I can use my Ipad Retina (4th Gen, iOS 9.3.1) when plugged in via USB to tether the 3G connection. After it is plugged into USB, then I can see it shareable via wifi from other devices. (My Mac ...
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Mac OS X inet6 Troubles

I'm working with Mac OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite and sometimes, there is no internet connection via WIFI. It doesn't matter where I work or what I do, but during this sudden event, there is no internet ...
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Iphone is slow in picking up the local DNS server on WiFi infrastructure

I have a setup a Wireless infrastructure with local DNS server (DNSmasq) running on a server (Static IP: 192.168.19.2) on the infra. The local DNS server resolves lot of public domains to a local IP ...
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Wifi not working anymore on MacBook Pro Early 2011 15"

Yesterday my wifi turned off - apparently for good. At first, it would switch off automatically and could not be turned on again. After reboot it started properly but then after about 20 minutes ...
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Problems with screen share on Mac OSX

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro and 2013 Mac Mini. My local network has 2 routers attached: a Sky Hub and TP-Link. The Sky Hub is the main router with DHCP and Wi-Fi active. The TP-Link acts as a WiFi ...
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AirDrop not working on ALL Wi-Fi networks

I have recently discovered that AirDrop works with the Wi-Fi Networks on my school and office. But not on my Home Wi-Fi network. I previously thought that AirDrop between my MacBook Air and iPhone 5S ...
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strange network issue after new router 'unkownXX…' terminal promt instead of Name

Some weeks ago I got a new router* and since then I encounter some local network issues from time to time (at the moment I can’t reproduce when this happens): Wifi is connected but webpages don’t ...
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Sharing Mac's wifi connection with iPhone, for iOS app development?

How can I share my Mac's wi-fi connection with my iPhone? I am currently travelling (roaming out of country) and I am needing to work on the development of my iOS app, though an internet connection ...
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Can iOS use Wi-Fi to get location even if Wi-Fi is off?

On Android, if the user turns Wi-Fi off, the phone will still scan for nearby Wi-Fi access points to help determine the phone's location (discussed in e.g. this article). Does iOS also have this ...
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My MBP's DHCP lease time is an hour, but every other device has 30

This last few days I've noticed my MacBook Pro's having issues with the connectivity each time I start it back from sleep. Checking the DHCP clients list of my router (a good ol' Linksys WRT54G2), I'...
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External hard drive knocks out wifi Internet

I have two external hard drives attached to my 2012 Mac Mini running El Capitan. All has been OK for around 2 months. Now, when one drive powers up, it forces my Sky WiFi Internet connection to drop, ...
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no imessage over mobile data

My iPhone was not receiving imessages over mobile data. Accidently my wifi was off for two days. When I switched wifi on after a couple of days, I received imessages which my colleagues sent 2 days ...
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AirPort Time Capsule Connection to Internet

I bought an AirPort Time Capsule to store my backups and read that it can also improve the speed of my Wi Fi; I have a mini Mac, a mini iPad2, an iPhone5 and until now I go in Internet with the Wi Fi ...
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Keep Mac mini on Wi-Fi (for screen-sharing), but disable internet access… How?

I have a Mac mini, running El Capitan, which I use as a media server. I access/control it and control it via screen-sharing. The Mac Mini has no display attached, so it must remain connected to my Wi-...