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

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Wi-Fi always requires manual choice to select desired network

We have Wi-Fi at home but each time I turn on my Mac it goes to an unlocked Wi-Fi not our own and I have to go into Wi-Fi on the menu bar to select our own home Wi-Fi. I just want to eliminate those ...
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How can I use wifi only for handoff?

Ok OSX wizards... I have a dilemma. In order to use handoff/continuity at work I need to connect my Mac and iPad/iPhone to the same wifi network. Moreover, I also need to be connected to the ...
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iMac can not see wifi home connection but it finds others

I have an iMac whose wifi connection has always worked very well. Now that I moved in a shared house with a shared wifi internet, the iMac is not able to see our own wifi network, but it is able to ...
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Ethernet driver DPC reinit messages from Yosemite kernel

I have one Mac (10.10.1 BuildVersion 14B25) that is experiencing periods of sluggish wireless networking. I am seeing system.log messages around these times of the following sort: Jan 16 08:02:50 ...
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Problem seeing shared drive when connected via 802.11ac

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina, with the current update of Yosemite, and I have an odd problem. To be honest, I'm not sure if it's laptop related, or somehow related to my router. The issue ...
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Yosemite VPN breaks internet connection over Wi-fi

I have a basic PPTP VPN connection set up, but when I connect to it, my Mac immediately looses internet connection. Skype still routes and works, but internet connection dies. I don't have "Send all ...
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Server dropped connection unexpectedly with certain WiFi

OS: Yosemite Type: Macbook Air 11 I have 2 WiFi's (A and B). Whenever I connect to A, my Mac drops the connection to a certain websites and often loses connection to the WiFi. But when I ...
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How do I mount a network drive based on my IP address or wifi network?

When I am at work, I mount a number of shared drives to use during the day. At home, I mount drives on my home network for home use. Is there a way that I can automatically mount the correct drives ...
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wireless automatically gets RTF_IFSCOPE default route

I have a routing problem when using a specific wireless AP from my mabcook pro. When I connect to the AP (wireless is configured to use dhcp) I get a default route like this. Internet: Destination ...
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Internet Sharing abnormal password request

My Mac lost ethernet connection yesterday briefly whilst Internet Sharing was running. I rebooted. Internet Sharing wasn't accepting connections at all. I deleted the relevant files in: ...
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Suddenly having issues streaming iTunes 12 (OS 10.9.5 / 2010 iMac) to an Airport Express

The Airport Express is one of the older ones (no power brick). I had issues 3 months ago ; Apple couldn't help me (before I had to go) so I left it at that. Thought to get the other Airport Express ...
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How to disable Wi-Fi and bluetooth using Apple Configurator?

How do I disable Wi-Fi and bluetooth on my supervised devices using Apple Configurator? I see options for deploying SSID setup uniformly but not the ability to disable. We're attempting to use ...
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iPhone 4S Wi-Fi problem

My 4s had the common problem where I could not turn on Wi-Fi because the button was gray and would not let me change it. So I tried resetting all my settings and everything. Now I can turn on the ...
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Can I use a different language wireless keyboard?

My Macbook pro is Japanese with a Japanese keyboard. I want to get a wireless bluetooth keyboard, but I am currently living in the UK and cannot get a wireless Japanese keyboard here. If I bought a US ...
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How many wifi streams does the Macbook Pro support?

I'm referring to the Macbook Pro Retina 15-inch (2013) model. I read that it supports three streams, and that it supports both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. The question is: does it support three streams on both ...
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Which URL does Apple request when connecting to a Wi-Fi network to look for redirects?

I remember reading somewhere that when you connect to a Wi-Fi network, Apple tries accessing their own URL which is guaranteed not to follow any redirects. (E.g. http://apple.com/no-redirects). If it ...
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Parallels: Make windows can select Wi-Fi hot spot

I'm using Parallels for running windows 8. My question is: In windows 8, the network icon always shows ethernet although I have selected Wi-Fi network in the settings. If my mac is connected to ...
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Does turning off wifi improve battery life?

I have an iPhone 5 with an unlimited data plan. I usually have it at home where I only have a mediocre cell signal. I don't want to put it in airplane mode just in case I get a call or text so would ...
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iPhone Personal Hotspot always visible even when off

I was surprised to see my iPhone 5's personal hotspot available as a WiFi choice from my iPad. I checked the phone and personal hotspot was turned off. I turned it on and off again and it still ...
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Macbook Pro Ram and/or Processor broken?

I am experiencing several problems with my MacBook Pro early 2011. It all started about two months ago with my wifi card. It lost connection to the network every few hours. The symbol in the status ...
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Yosemite MBP gets IP but cannot ping network

I have a 2013 MBP on 10.10 that I've tested on multiple wireless networks. On all I see this behavior: I get an IP address and DNS servers, but cannot ping mg router or DNS servers (request timeout) ...
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Connect to second Wifi network using dongle

I have a Macbook Pro running Yosemite (10.10.1) and an Asus wifi dongle. I would like to connect to two wifi networks. One is a normal home/office/hotel/conference network with a connection to the ...
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How can I share a L2TP VPN, tunnelling through ethernet, over AirPort on my MacbookPro?

I am running OS X 10.6.8 on a Santa Rosa MacBook Pro (MBP) (2.4Ghz). I have an ethernet connection that I share with an iPad and iPhone via the built-in WiFi (AirPort). In other words, my MBP is used ...
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Public wifi issue

I am living in an RV park while going to school. When I moved in, the park's wifi worked great, but recently a new (unrelated) wifi network popped up. When I try to get on the park's wifi on my ...
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Play music on iPhone via a mixer with wireless connection

I want to play musi from my iPhone on a sound system but connected to the mixer wirelessly. What interface an I get to plug into the mixer that would receive the music output. Looking at distance of ...
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Any details about the captive/public wifi login screen browser?

Is it just controlled by Safari's data. cookies, etc. somehow? I'd think not since that'd be a major security hole. In any case, are there any tools for deleting the cookies from the browser used ...
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why will iPad not find home wifi network but works on others?

my iPad2 has a hard time locating our wifi network at home. about once a day it will find it and connect but only for an hour or so. its not like I'm getting a "can't connect error", it just doesn't ...
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Macbook air wifi problem when is on my legs

I've a strange problem with my macbook air. When I use it on my legs, wifi doesn't work or disconnects. I need to raise up the mac in order to get the signal. I'm in a small flat and the signal is ...
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Getting Mac Address from known network

I lost my old router, and i need to know its Mac Address, only info i got its the log of my Mac (Yosemite), i have found that with this command i got a lot of info about the preferred networks (saved ...
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How to remove known networks from Mac?

I wanted to try the solution from there (and many other sites point to this solution) but the preferred network list and all the buttons (shown in the step 4) are greyed out on my Mac (10.9.5). How ...
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i can't access itunes, appstore, even the website www.apple.com using my wifi

i can't access itunes, appstore, even the website www.apple.com using my wifi, both on my iphone or pc. i've tried to looking for the troubleshoot problems using my windows pc and it says "Windows ...
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Macbook Pro no longer connects to wireless network. All other devices do

I haven't made a single change to my wireless network over the last few months. However, lately, my macbook pro will NOT connect to either of the 2 SSIDs that I have broadcasting. Both wireless ...
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How do I change the iPad wireless hotspot broadcast timeout settings?

I have an iPad 3rd Gen running iOS 8.1. When I switch on the wireless Hotspot, I see it appear in 'available wireless networks' for around five minutes, then it doesn't appear anymore, despite still ...
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Strange networking issue: good software/hardware troubleshooting tools?

I'm posting this question with the hope of getting some guidance from others because at this point I'm completely stumped. I'm trying to troubleshoot a mid 2011 iMac (11,2) running Mavericks that ...
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iPhone connect usb client to wireless clients

I'm using my iPhone 4 as a hotspot for a few laptops I have at home. Generally I'm only using one and I connect it to the iPhone via USB. But, from time to time I need to share files or perform other ...
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time capsule with 3com officeconnect router

I would like to connect my time capsule to my 3com officeconnect adsl modem router and connect my computers to the wifi provided by the time capsule. In my 3com admin page I have a bunch of ...
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Update iOS on jailbroken iPhone 5S with evasi0n7 *without USB*

I jailbreaked my iPhone 5S with evasi0n7 [iOS 7.0.4] a few months ago. The thing is, that I accidently broke my USB driver on the iPhone (I can still charge the phone but not connect it to any USB ...
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Prevent from switching Wi-Fi networks

I have two wifi access points at home: "downstairs" and "upstairs". They're both WPA2. If I'm upstairs and connected to "upstairs" and my laptop goes to sleep, when I reactivate it, it connects to ...
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How to get list of all Wi-Fi networks available in iPhone 5

My laptop is showing 4-5 wifi networks available in my area. But my iPhone is just showing 1-2 wifi networks. Even when I'm trying to add/search manually, then it is showing error couldn't find ...
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Macbook pro OS X 10.9 can only access internet through safari

My Macbook pro shows it is connected to the wifi. I can access internet through Safari. But I can not access with any other software or tool like firefox, chrome, opera, terminal. Even my Skype and ...
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On iOS, do “Automatic Downloads” (incl. Music, Apps, Books, Updates) download on public or slow WiFi networks?

If I have "Automatic Downloads" enabled for some or all of the categories (Music, Apps, Books, Updates), then these items will download when available, while I'm connected to my home's WiFi network. ...
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MacBook Pro 13" wont connect to wifi

My Macbook Pro was broken and I had to fix it at a Apple support. Afterwards, I noticed that the wifi symbol is not showing up on top of the upper task bar. I opened system preferences and went to ...
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Is Bluetooth and Wifi MAC address always sequential?

This is related to the iPhone and iPad. Every single device I came across has sequential bluetooth and wifi mac addresses. Except for one device and I think it might be jailbroken I am not sure (it ...
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Mac WiFi sharing doesn't allow LAN discovery?

I've been using Mac Mini for a few years as a WiFi router by enabling network sharing over WiFi. Everything until now has worked fine. The problem is that my MBP can't auto discover shared folders on ...
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iPhone 6 Plus Wireless connection problem

My brother bought an iPhone 6 Plus, and it has a small problem. When it connects to a wireless network, it will disconnect, and reconnect within a couple of seconds about every hour or so. He has ...
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Extend Netgear CG3100 Router network with Airport Express A1088

I have a Netgear router (CG3100) which is in my office and the base of our wireless network. A few rooms to the back of the apartment we have an Apple TV but the wireless connection here is flaky and ...
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iPhone (iOS) mistakes my router (mifi) as needing a login page

When using my iOS 8 iPhone 6 with a cellular mifi, it sometimes thinks this device has some sort of webpage login page, the way public wifi does (I guess sometimes called a landing page). However, it ...
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Hooking into establishing Wi-Fi connection on Yosemite

Is there a way to hook into the process of establishing a Wi-Fi connection for executing some arbitrary actions (i.e. scripts or something) on certain events like connection established, connection ...
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How can I monitor the users that are connected to my ad hoc wifi network?

I'd just like to see who is connecting to my computers Access Point wifi. I'm sharing Internet from Ethernet to wifi with a password, etc.
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Full wifi signal but horrible download speeds

I'm connecting my MacBook to the internet via a current generation Apple Airport Extreme (late 2013). When I'm standing next to the Airport, my Mac's wifi indicator shows full signal strength (duh!) ...