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

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Can you use an iPhone 5 to call if you have internet service, but no cell service?

I have an iPhone 5. The place I'm moving to has a wi-fi network in place, but there's no cell service (it's in the mountains). Is there any way to use my iPhone to make/receive calls over the wi-fi ...
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I upgraded to Mavericks and now my WIFI does not connect. [closed]

Al of my other devices are connected. We've tried al the basic trouble shooting.
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How do I make my macbook pro (2011, OS10.7.5) reconnect to the network when the signal goes down?

My problem is the wifi internet is not stable and regularly goes out for 4-5 seconds at minimum up to ~40 seconds, although the network stays up. However it is annoying because my macbook does not ...
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How do I create a loopback adapter for Parallels VMs?

I have several windows VMs that needs to connect to the OSX host in Parallels. Rather than hard coding all the VMs to use an IP that my Wifi router uses, Id rather have something that works even ...
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Send a (push) message to everyone who is in the range of my Wi-Fi router?

I have a large property and rent it out to clients who rented a holiday home. Now I would like to send to everybody an automatic message over Wi-Fi. I have an old router with Wi-Fi, for example to ...
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Can I import photos from iPhone to Mac without a cable?

Often I don't have a cable to connect my iPhone to the Mac. Can I use Bluetooth or Wifi to import photos and movies from iPhone to iPhoto?
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How to tell if the MBA (Mavericks) is connected to the 2.4 or 5 ghz network?

I've been having issues connecting to wifi access points, and I am wondering if the band is messing things up. How do I tell what band a wifi connection is using on the laptop if I don't have access ...
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Why does my Mac take a long time (30+ seconds) to find my home wifi?

I have a retina MacBook Pro 15" running Mac OS X 10.9.1. When I wake it from sleep at work, it's connected to the wifi network before I've even entered my password. But at home, with a Airport Extreme ...
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Why can't I choose to set up Internet Sharing to computers using AirPort?

I'm using OSX 10.9. I'm trying to set up Internet Sharing to connect my Android to my Mac directly over Wi-Fi. Every tutorial I've come across (including the one published by Apple) mentions checking ...
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How can i share my wi-fi as a wireless access point(AP) to others in os x 10.9+?

I known i can do above by using "built-in" internet sharing(System Preference -> Sharing -> internet sharing & wi-fi setting). but the "built-in" internet sharing lacks some essential functions ...
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Getting the list of saved BSSIDS from a Mac OSX

I have recently started jailbreaking students' iPhones and iPods at my school. Today, after successfully jailbreaking a student's Verizon wireless iPhone 4, it was stolen. My school, however, blocks ...
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During a Time Capsule 35 Pass Erase, do I have to keep my computer on / running?

Back Story: Okay, so I just upgrade my Time Capsule from a 2 TB (802.11n) to a 3 TB (802.11ac). Yay! However, after transferring over all my files, I needed to erase my old Time Capsule Partition. I ...
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Mobile Hotspot not found

why does my macbook wifi not recognize my att mobile hot spot on first try? Sometimes I need to turn wifi on and off several times before if finds the hotspot when scanning for it.
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Delete Wi-Fi network from mac

How do I delete a network from my Mac? I removed it from network preferences in the advanced pane but it still appears connected in my list. I also tried looking for it in Keychain Access but it's ...
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Does using a hotspot while connected to wifi use cellular data?

As the title does ask: Does using a hotspot while connected to WiFi use cellular data? I'm asking because my Windows 8 laptop cannot recognize my friend's router, as in it can't even find it, ...
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If you add a USB WiFi adapter can you network share it over WiFi?

I've connected to a wired network before and shared that over WiFi. I'm curious if I got a USB WiFi adapter if I could do the same thing with WiFi input. So the USB WiFi adapter would be the network / ...
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Connect Wi-Fi Hotspot Through OSX Internet

I have a question regarding creating a wifi hotspot using a router or a wifi card with a MacBook Pro running OSX 10.9. Is it possible to create a hotspot using a separate wifi card or router? The ...
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Streaming video without an internet connection

I have a customer that wants to stream his Iphone 5 and iPad video and audio files over his wireless network. this network is not connected to the internet 80% of the time making using an Apple TV ...
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Why does my iMac lose connectivity over WiFi every few hours?

I have a Mid-2011 iMac running Mavericks. It's connected to a Netgear WGR614 router (G, not N). After a few hours of being connected, sometimes the browser is unable to load any websites and a ...
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What's causing my Macbook to re-connect to the wifi while it's asleep?

I have a mid-2012 Macbook Pro. I've noticed that when I close the lid and it (supposedly) goes to sleep, it's actually periodically waking and connecting to the wifi. The reason I know this is ...
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How can I stop my MacBook Pro from automatically sleeping when I lock the screen?

Whenever I lock my screen (via either the lock icon -> Lock screen or by using the Control+shift+eject key combination), my screen immediately turns off (not showing the screen saver), and the system ...
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Workaround for Mavericks Bluetooth/Wi-Fi interference?

I have this problem: I normally have Bluetooth enabled so I can make use of my speaker system and Magic Trackpad on my mid-2012 11" MacBook Air (2.0 GHz i7, 8GB). However, when it's enabled, Wi-Fi ...
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Can't see A1084 AirPort Express behind A1354 AirPort Extreme

Can anyone please make any suggestions...? (Preferably, step by step instructions to resolve this issue). I am using AirPort Utility 6.3.2 on a MacBook Pro running MacOS X 10.9.1 Mavericks. AirPort ...
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Macbook pro, boot camp, can't enable wifi adapter

I installed Windows 8 on my macbook pro (Item No : 8899069, Mftr Part No : MD313LL/A) via boot camp. I installed the boot camp support tools. The wifi adapter says that it is working correctly. ...
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What is the correct configuration of my Time Capsule if connected to a FritzBox?

I want to have the following setup: FritzBox Cable acts as Cable Modem only FritzBox WiFi is disabled Time Capsule is connected via the WAN port to the FritzBox Time Capsule WiFi is enabled iMac is ...
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How do I capture the log output from Airport Utility?

I'm using Airport Utility 5.6.1 on Mavericks (installed from links here). I'm trying to figure out how the Advanced > Syslog Destination Address setting works... What kind of value is that field ...
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How to track down why Wi-Fi random disconnects on one particular network?

See comment in accepted answer for the likely problem source. I'm using my laptop (an early 2013 Retina MacBook Pro running OS 10.9.1) on a campus network. I have had random disconnection issues ...
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Can't get my MacBook Pro to the “Agree” page on a public wifi hotspot

I have a recurring problem: My MacBook Pro recognizes and connects to my building's wifi network (the provider happens to be Natural Wireless). But it doesn't redirect to their boring terms page ...
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Keep wi-fi connection while asleep?

Right now my MacBook Pro is set to go to sleep after 1 hour and then when I wake it back up, I have to wait for it to find/connect to Wi-Fi again. How can I maintain the Wi-Fi connection so when I ...
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Two local networks: routing confusion

On my 17" MBP (running Mavericks) I'm sometimes signed on to two different LANs, one with my AirPort interface and one with Ethernet. My Networks are set up (in the Network System Preference Panel) ...
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WiFi access without internet sharing?

I would like to have wireless access to a mac running OSX 10.8, but without internet sharing, i.e. only local access to the mac from a connected WiFi client. In principle I can share the Ethernet port ...
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AirPort Extreme network drive only uses the free space

I'm trying to expand my network by attaching a hard drive to my AirPort Extreme. The whole setup works and the drive is accessible by any computer connected to the WiFi, but for some reason, the ...
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Connected but won't work at home?

I'm on my school laptop (MacBook Air) and it used to connect to my home Internet connection but suddenly it just..stopped. It says that I am connected. And I have full bars, my iPad and everyone ...
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Cannot connect to Mac Mini Server; Finder jumping around

I have a unique issue; while trying to connect to a Mac Mini Server on WiFi with my macbook the server shows up, but when I go to connect to the server Finder jumps the selection up to the top of the ...
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Wifi doesn't work unless I turn it off then on again

I have a MacBook Pro 15" with retina display that I use for work/personal stuff and I always shut down with Wifi having been on. When I startup my Mac the Wifi icon looks like it's searching and never ...
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Can I use a Time Capsule to share internet connection?

My internet provider limits the number of connected devices to two. I would like to know whether I can use a Time Capsule to share my signal with all other devices in my house?
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tmux key bindings disable when using wireless bluetooth keyboard

Can't figure out how to keep tmux key bindings enabled when using bluetooth keyboard.
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Can I restrict ios to only one WiFi connection/SSID?

We have about 20 iPads for our business. We would like to restrict these devices to only be able to access our protected WiFi here and the devices from connecting to others. Is there an app, setting, ...
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How can I generate a batch of profiles and certificates for OS X Server Profile Manager?

I'm using the Profile Manager on OS X Server (Mavericks). I ran a script that imported our ~20 users into Open Directory from CSV. I've configured Radius with EAP-TLS, and have set up 802.1x so that ...
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iPhone error “Unable to connect to network”

Two iPhone's in the house, a model 4 (on iOS 6) and a model 5 (on iOS 7), can not connect to the home WiFi network, but can connect at the Apple shop. All other devices on the home network, including ...
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Does APNS work over LTE, or only UMTS/GSM and WiFi?

Over at Android Enthusiasts, we are having a discussion of what's more battery-life efficient — having APNS over GSM or UMTS networks during sleep, as TS4264 appears to indicate (thus ...
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Random Signal Strength Drops

I have a Macbook Air (Mid-2011) at home and a Verizon Actiontec MI424WR Rev. I router. Recently, I noticed that the internet got slower for about 10 sec. and went back to normal. I then opened Wifi ...
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How to use 2009-era Airport Extreme in Bridge Mode Wifi

I have a 2009-era Airport Extreme that used to provide routing and WiFi for our cablemodem. Time Warner updated our cablemodem to a DG860, which comes with its own built-in WiFi. I'd like to ...
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Apple TV AirPlay other than WiFi?

In the Apple TV, when enabling AirPlay it shows "step 1: connect to a wifi network". What if I have Ethernet? Bluetooth? Will only WiFi work?
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How can Apple TV connect to a LEAP-protected network?

I have a WiFi network protected by LEAP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightweight_Extensible_Authentication_Protocol). When choosing the network on Apple TV, it doesn't go through - says it's missing ...
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Access Control List on Airport Extreme Roaming Network

I am using an airport extreme wired to an airport express. The extreme is connected to the internet. The express extends my network to another room where i can't get wifi access hence the wired ...
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Do all Airport Express generations support client mode + Airplay?

I basically want to achieve what is explained in this question/answer. I have an existing, non-apple WiFi network and I want to use an Airport Express to be able to play music from my MacBook Pro ...
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Equivalent of airodump-ng for Max OS X

Is there any equivalent of airodump-ng for Mac OS X (it only runs on linux), providing an overview of the current wireless traffic on nearby Access Points, i.e: number of captured data packets list ...
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MacBook Air + ipad wifi share

I've developed a linux based system that needs to be demoed to clients in an environment where there is no internet coverage at all. The system runs on Debian in a Parallels virtual machine on my ...
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Not receiving SMS from fellow iPhone users

With Wi-Fi disabled on iPhone 4 with iOS7, or when out of range of a signal, I only receive text messages from other iPhone users as iMessage posts once the Wi-Fi is enabled, or am within range of a ...