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

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iOS 8 Handoff does not work between iPhone and iPad

So i'm getting really frustrated with the new and the best feature of iOS 8 - Handoff. I've tried many different ways to make it work, but nothing helped: Tried various methods of restarting both ...
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Monitor Internet traffic flowing via my MacBook?

My MacBook is connected to an Internet cable and meanwhile sharing the Internet connection with other devices over Wi-Fi. That is, my MacBook serves as a router, which broadcasts Wi-Fi signals. Since ...
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Force iPhone to use cellular data while connected to wifi

I have an iPhone 5s with iOS 7 on T-mobile in the US. I have a wifi network that is not connected to the Internet. When I connect to the wifi network with my phone, my iPhone tries to access the ...
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How do I set a specific system setting using a script or a profile? System Preferences/Networks/WiFi/Require authorisation to turn wifi on/off

I'm hoping someone can help. I work for a college, I manage about 80 Macs and we've had a problem recently where students are turning WiFi on or off on the Macs that they're logging on to. This is bad ...
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Can't access internet through network share

I have an MBP with the latest OSX connected to the internet through ethernet. I've created a wi-fi network with the same name as the laptop and set the WPA2 password. I then enabled internet sharing ...
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Using AirPrint printer on a public Wi-Fi

If I'm at a dorm and the only available Wi-Fi is through a public network such as a University's Wi-Fi, how can I prevent others from printing to my AirPrint enabled printer? I would like to be able ...
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Network OK but no Internet connection. Can this be faulty hardware?

Since a few days ago, my 2011 Macbook Air running Mavericks 10.9.2 stopped connecting to our TimeCapsule wifi. Other Apple and non-Apple devices connect fine so I've ruled out a router problem ...
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Apple Remote for iPhone won't discover iTunes library without network gateway to internet enabled

This may be a networking question as much as an Apple-specific question; however it's directly related to configuration / behaviour of Apple Remote, so hoping to find an answer here. My goal: Build a ...
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How to connect Wireless Keyboard when new hdd on imac 27

I have an iMac 27 emc 2390, i just had a hdd failure, so i bought a new hdd, plug it in and then start my imac with the instal dvd in. The point is that my keyboard isn't recognize so i can't boot on ...
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Restrict WiFi Between Designated Hours iOS Devices

Is there a method I can employ that will allow me to block or disable the WiFi of an iOS device between specific hours of the day? I am unable to find an iOS equivalent, even looking at installing a ...
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How can unauthorized movie purchases be made on my 1st generation Apple TV?

In the last 6 months, two movies have shown up as purchased on my 1st Generation Apple TV, but neither I nor my wife have purchased them. The first time this happened, I thought perhaps it had been ...
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OS X is endlessly changing my computer network name [closed]

While my notebook is connecting to Wi-Fi, OS X (Yosemite in my case but I don't think it is related) is endlessly changing my hostname: When I am offline it doesn't stop at all. I have noticed ...
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OSX 10.9 insist on connecting with WIFI despite also having an ethernet connection

OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) Having 2 type of connections available USB/ethernet and WIFI I want to connect both of them because I want to connect to different devices (which don't support that kind of ...
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Connecting iphone to internet from laptop with wire

I have an iphone 4s and I don't have a sim or a data card in it so I don't have 3G or other type of connection and the wifi module is broken so I can't connect to internet. I am using a Windows 7 ...
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New Airport Time capsule on dorm network

This week I purchased an AirPort Time Capsule and attempted to set up my own network in my dorm apartment. The network at my school has two options, one requires me to login with my school ID and ...
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Macbook freezes when connected (connecting) to new wireless router

So I have done extensive troubleshooting for my problem. When we moved to our new apartment and had a new fiber optic internet set up with, which came with a new wireless router, all the trouble ...
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Share internet connection over wifi when the normal way doesn't work

I just tried to set up Internet Sharing of my Ethernet connection to wifi by following the instructions in this answer. The network appeared only very briefly, one time, in the list of networks ...
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Cannot mount NAS disk when mac is connected via Wi-Fi (via Ethernet is all ok)

My NAS disk (see below specs) appears automatically among "shared" devices ONLY if my mac is connected to LAN via ethernet cable. Once I detach the ethernet cable, even if I'm still connected via ...
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Connect Mac to closer Access Point

this is a complicated question that I think has an super easy answer but I've been googling and no success so far. What happens is that I use my Mac in the office, and the office has three floors. ...
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Data toll tripled from Android to IOS, no changes in usage habits. How to troubleshoot? Possibly redirect and sniff (tips on how)?

So I've just bought my iPhone 5s with iOS 7.1.2, moving from Android. I've noticed that my data toll has more than tripled (from around 300MB to 1.1GB monthly) without significant changes in my usage ...
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Why does Airdrop on OS X only work in close proximity?

We're all connected to the same WiFi but other computers only show up in the Finder when they are close by. According to this Mac Basics article, you need to have Wi-Fi turned on select AirDrop in ...
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Old MacBook Pro 17" freezes when WiFi gets turned off

I recently updated from Mountain Lion to Mavericks 10.9.4 on my late 2007 MacBook Pro 17". Now every time I turn off WiFi, the computer freezes within a few seconds to a few minutes. Upon reboot, the ...
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What's the difference between “transmit rate” and “link speed”?

On my MacBook Pro, System Information (or airport or option-clicking on the wifi status icon) reports a "transmit rate" of 176 while Networt Utility reports a "link speed" of 289 What's the ...
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MBP Connected to WiFi but won't connect to Web

I'm connected to WiFi but won't connect to the Web. FaceTime works but when I try to load safari the bar starts to fill and then stops. I've checked DNS and tried 8.8.8.8 as well as the defaults. All ...
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Why is my ac wifi signal weaker than my b/g/n; does it matter?

I have a new AirPort Extreme and a mid-2014 MacBook Pro. Both devices are 802.11ac but (according to iStumbler) my ac signal is weaker than my b/g/n signal (no matter where I move my antenna). Why ...
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iPhone 5s: internet not working on 2.4 Ghz WiFi

couple months back I have purchased my first 5Ghz AC wifi router and since than I'm having problems with my iPhone to access internet on 2.4 Ghz networks (any router). Sometimes it works, but most of ...
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iPad connects to Wifi but not to Internet

I am trying to connect my iPad to the Internet without success.I am able to connect to the Wifi network but not to the Internet from there. This router (let's call it WIFI A) I am connecting to is ...
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How to remove the loading wheel from iPad home screen?

The loading wheel have been showing up for no reason on the home screen of my iPad Air running 7.1.2 that is not jailbroken. It use to only show up when I am downloading apps. Now it is stuck on the ...
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iMac wireless speed drops precipitously after extended time away

I had a correct connection to the Internet: But as of a few days ago, whenever I come back to my computer after a while and jiggle the mouse to turn off the screensaver, my internet speed plummets: ...
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How can I find the bottleneck in my media server setup?

On seemingly random occasions, streaming media from iTunes on a Mac mini to my Apple TV (3rd gen, latest software) will result in slow buffering of movies. The catch? There's no consistency to when it ...
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How do I connect to a wifi network from the login screen on OS X Mavericks?

I have a late 2012 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and it uses a network login system with my school. This normally wouldn't be a problem, except for the fact that I can't connect to a wifi ...
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Using Time Capsule to extend a BT HomeHub

I currently have a Time Capsule (5th generation mid-2013 tall one) and use it as my only WiFi and back up to it. I am moving house and will be getting BT Infinity (Fibre), so I will get a BT HomeHub ...
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Mac server keeps “disappearing” and “reappearing” on local network

I'm hoping someone can help me figure out a really perplexing issue we've seen with a Mac server on our local ethernet network. What we're seeing lately is that the server (which we use for Time ...
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Set Mac to use Wifi for Internet, Ethernet for local file transfer

Is there a way to make my Mac always choose Wifi for Internet browsing, and Ethernet for local network browsing and file-sharing? My Wifi Internet download speeds are approaching 100Mbps, but when ...
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How to share ethernet between MBP and iPad?

I have an MBP that is connected to the internet through ethernet. I've enabled internet sharing through wi-fi, my plan being to allow my iPad to connect to the internet through wi-fi. I've created a ...
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How to set up Time Capsule in wireless bridge mode?

I can't find any clear, step-by-step instructions on how to set up a Time Capsule in wireless bridge mode. Eg, how to disable its routing functions and set it up as a switch/repeater connected ...
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WiFi dongle for OSX with WPA2 enterprise support

by any chance does anybody know which wifi usb adapter can I use to get connected to a network with WPA2 enterprise encryption (both password and username needed for login) on a Mac (OS X Mavericks in ...
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What does this Wifi trend by iStumbler mean?

Can anyone interpret what this graph is telling me ? It was created using iStumbler. My wifi connection is really bad and it keeps dropping (still connected to wifi but no connection to the internet). ...
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Connecting my Time Capsule to an Existing Network

I will be living in a basement apartment without physical access to the router and only wireless internet access. I am trying to figure out a way (any way!) to use my Time Capsule, but it seems to be ...
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Help me assess my internet connection's problem

I'm currently pinging google.com to find a trend and pinpoint the problem. The internet keeps disconnecting every few mins and I have no idea why. What I realised is that between every 4-6 pings I ...
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Devices in OS X Internet Sharing can't see each other

I really like the feature of OS X to share it's Ethernet connection over WiFi to other devices. But it appears that those devices are unable to "see" each other (e.g. you can't play a LAN game with ...
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AirPort constantly losing and reconnecting to Wi-Fi on Mac Mini

I have purchased an old Mac mini 1,1 (Intel). When I purchased it, it's connected to Wi-Fi with poor signal but worked. OS was Mac OS X 10.6.8. Later I was opened the Mac (there was screws on the ...
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AirPort Express or Extreme?

So I'm no expert when it comes to advanced internet knowledge and I need to update my Wi-Fi router. We have 14 megabits (I think, no pro at this) or something and I have my room in the floor right ...
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What are the networking requirements for a successful AirPlay connection?

We are using devices we know are capable of AirPlay (iphone 5 on ios7, apple tv3). Sometimes the phone can see the apple tv, sometimes it cannot. When it cannot, we check, and the apple tv IS still ...
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What does an icon that looks like a pair of connected chain links next to a wireless network name mean?

When I click on the WiFi symbol in the menu bar on my Mac I get a list of wireless networks, most of them with little lock icons next to them. But some of them show what looks like a pair of chain ...
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Iphone 5s non connecting to internet

My iphone will not connect to the internet when out of the house ( connection to wifi iphone works ok ) I can make calls and send text but not imessages. Non of my apps work off wifi ;( I am on '3' ...
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Does the iPad Air automatically switch to 4G if Wi-Fi is down?

My mom has an iPad Air with a T-Mobile data plan. The iPad Air is configured to use the Wi-Fi in her home. She recently noticed some pop-up messages on the iPad Air saying that there's no data left ...
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When waking from sleep, the wifi doesn't turn on

Sometimes, after waking from sleep my MacBook Pro's wifi appears to be "off" (there are no bars in the pie in the system tray, grey or black, or bouncing), but in fact when I click it I only have the ...
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Connect automatically to VPN when connecting to wifi access point?

Is it possible to automatically connect to a VPN when one is connected to a WIFI access point? To manually connect to a VPN after connecting to a WIFI access point works, but it is so easy to forget. ...
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I just install a TP-Link repeter and all the devices have internet less my mb pro?

Well I just bought a TP-Link repeater or extensor and I configure it with mi macbook pro (MY COMPUTER) and all was ok, I finish configuring it and I try the internet with my smart tv, all other ...