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

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What are the risks of connecting a MacBook to an insecure wireless network?

What privacy and security risks am I exposing myself to when I connect my MacBook to an open insecure wireless network? Are there any risks that are worse or better when compared to a Windows PC ...
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4G iPod Touch internet speed incredibly slow with B/G WiFi router but fast with N

I have a B/G protocol modem/router and when I connect my iPod Touch (4G) to it, the internet access is incredibly slow (0,19 MB/s DOWN // 0,05 MB/s UP). So I've tried to create a new wifi (N) ...
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Which Wireless-N Routers are compatible with Apple products?

I have an iPhone 4, iPad, and MacBook Air, all of which support Wi-Fi 802.11n. However, there are many routers out there that were created before the official N spec was finalized (e.g. those based on ...
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Why can my laptop connect yet not my iPad/iPod Touch/iPhone?

I just moved into a place with free internet. Using Wi-Fi, I can connect with my laptop but not my iPad or iPhone. I can access the router (Netgear WGR614v9), the router setup page, and see the admin ...
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Can I connect to a specific access point by BSSID?

Is there any way to get Mac OS X to connect to a specific access point by BSSID? I have a network with the same SSID for multiple access points, and I would sometimes like to specify which specific ...
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Wi-Fi auto-disconnect for iPhone?

Is there an app to disconnect an iPhone from a Wi-Fi router at a specific time, other than just turning off Wi-Fi?
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How to set up my network/bridging using Apple Airport equipment?

I'd like to set up my network like this, and I want to make sure it's possible using the hardware I have. I think it should be... I've got my cable modem in one room. I want to plug it into an Apple ...
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afp over wireless lan extremely slow

I’m connecting from one MacBook Pro (10.6.5) (let’s call it “1”) to another (10.4.11) “2” via WLAN and afp and both are connected to the WLAN via WPA2. The router is showing me theoretical connection ...
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Connection to Wireless Network always breaks down

I have a Netgear Wireless Modem Router which I have configured to not broadcast it's SSID and the security level is set to WPA2 with a MAC Adress Filter. When I manually connect to the wireless ...
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Monitoring and disconnecting users from an AirPort Extreme

Does anyone know a simple way to monitor who is connected to an AirPort Extreme, see the bandwidth they are using, and the ability to disconnect them or throttle their bandwidth usage? I know for ...
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iPod Touch G4 disconnects from Belkin N+ Router at random intervals

I have an iPod Touch G4 and a Belkin N+ Router F5D8235-4 v2, and for some reason the iPod Touch disconnects from the router at random intervals. Checking the settings in the iPod, it will read that ...
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How to access windows shared directory for music files?

I would like to access music files on windows from my iPad. Is it possible? I really don't think it is a good idea to transfer music files to my ipad since I use ipad at home anyway.
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Connecting a MacBook Pro to a Windows ad hoc network

I'm trying to share my wired ethernet connection from my Windows 7 laptop with my MacBook Pro (running 10.6.5). I've just set it up to be an open network; no encryption. I'm pretty sure I set up the ...
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Why is the wireless connection between my MacBook and AirPort Express so unstable?

The wireless transmit rate of my MacBook Core 2 Duo is extremely unstable. That is, when I connect to my AirPort Express the transfer rate is good for about one minute and after that it suddenly drops ...
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Iphone 4G Wifi Password Issues

I recently replaced my wireless router from Verizon. I kept all the settings identical, and all the other wireless devices in my home connect with no problem (a pc, mac, ipad, etc). However, my ...
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Is there a barcode app that works on pictures instead of needing to be connected to wifi for it to work?

I've got a couple of barcode apps, but they all require that you have the item, the camera, and the internet connection at the same place. Are there any barcode apps where you can take a picture of ...
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Driving down the road and GPS works on iPod?

I was riding in the car today and the as I was traveling home, decided to pull up maps on the iPod. I know that GPS isn't used by iPod and uses wifi to triangulate it's position. However I wasn't ...
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Can iOS 4 connect automatically to a closed network with a hidden SSID?

Problem: (stressing the "automatically" in the question title). I add the hidden network by selecting "other" and entering the SSID. There is no security right now in order to simplify ...
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Why is my MacBook Pro constantly losing the wifi connection with my WRT150N router?

My Macbook is constantly losing its wifi connection. Sometimes it has trouble connecting, other times it connects, but I obtain a server not found error. It seems to work reasonably well at work, but ...
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What tools are there for measuring Macbook wireless strength?

I often have trouble connecting to wifi with my MacBook Pro. To help identify the problem, I was wondering if there were any tools for measuring wireless signal strength.
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Magic Mouse / Wireless keyboard not fully functional after Archive & Install

I'm having multiple issues with my 2008-model MacBook Pro. I took it to the Genius Bar and they suggested an Archive & Install, which I did. But now I have a new issue. I have the ...
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Connect iPod Touch to WiFi with hidden SSID

is it possible to connect an iPod Touch to a WiFi network whose SSID is hidden? If so, how can this be achieved? Regards, Christoph
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Is there a way to share a wi-fi connection over wi-fi?

The problem is that here is a router (at a cottage), which only allows 2 connections. but we need wi-fi for 8 devices. so the plan is to create another wi-fi spot to share our connection. is there a ...
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How to connect to wireless TV satellite receiver from Mac OS X

How could I connect to my satellite receiver from Mac OS X and be able to watch TV and navigate through channel list? Is there any free software that could do this?
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WiFi Connection Lost Periodically - Must Reboot iPod Touch to Restore

I have a 2nd generation iPod Touch running OS 4 that I (usually) leave powered on 24x7. What I notice that I am unable to go online - I cannot check my email, browse the web, etc. My guess is that my ...
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Wifi shared from Macbook comes and goes

I have a new iPod Touch, and an old(er) Mac. To connect my iPod Touch to the internet at home, I set up my Mac to share its internet connection (ethernet) over wifi. I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.8 on ...
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Start/stop internet sharing from a script?

Is there a way to start/stop internet sharing from the command line or maybe an apple script? The thing is that I move around my laptop between home and work. At one place I get wireless internet ...
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What causes the “Unable to download application” error on an iPod Touch?

On some wireless networks, whenever I try to download or update an app I get the following message: Unable to download application. <Your App> will be available for download when you log in to ...
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Is there an iPod app to easily switch wifi on and off?

Is there an app whose only purpose would be to change the wifi prefs, by starting or stopping the wifi on iPod Touch? I would like to have an icon on the home page, and a simple click on it will ...
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iPhone mismatch between settings showing connection to Wifi SSID and 3G in Top left hand corner showing not connected

Sometimes the settings page will show I'm connected to a particular Wifi network SSID, but the 3G logo in the top left hand corner still appears and I still appear to be downloading via 3G. What's ...
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Is there a way to always ignore a particular wifi network on your iPhone

There is a certain wifi network that am around a lot. It is very slow and pretty much unusable. I would rather just never see it. As it is, it pops up every time asking me to join. Is there a way ...
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Why is my iPhone unable to connect to an ad hoc wifi network?

I'm trying to connect my iPhone 3G(iOS 4.0.2) to an ad hoc wifi network that I've created on my netbook(running Fedora 13). When I attempt to connect, everything seems to go fine on both ends, ...
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How can I share my iMac's internet connection with my iPad?

i have an iMac, that has internet access via cable (no WiFi). I know, that my iMac has Wi-Fi access point. How can I share the internet connection of iMac with iPad?
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iMac WiFi issue

I leave my iMac (24') on almost 24/7, putting it to sleep while not in use. Sometimes when I resume from sleep I encounter the following: WiFi shows full signal Loading web page in Safari loads ...
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Is there any way to print directly from my iPad to my wifi-connected printer?

I am happy to purchase an app, but the only printing app I'm aware of seems to just let your ipad connect to a computer that is connected to the printer and effectively print through it. I'm ...
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Why can't my jailbroken iPhone connect to a wifi network?

I have an iPhone 3G 16GB with 4.0.2 and my wifi is not working, I tried to fix it with reset network settings and other quick fixes like that but nothing. Sometimes it sees wifi networks but I can't ...
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How can I stream files to my iPad?

I have loads of videos and music on my computer, which I want to watch on my iPad. However, I want to stream it to it, so I can grab what I feel like watching rather than having to preload ...
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Connection issues with iPod touch

I have one year old iPod Touch. All of a sudden YouTube is not working. I have wireless network at home. It says "Cannot connect to YouTube". I'm also facing this issue when I connect to Gmail. it ...
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Why my iPhone switches from wi-fi to 3g each time screen blocks and does it take any data during? (or how to check it)

I am using iPhone 3gs 16gb with OS 4.0.1 and each time screen blocks it is switching from wi-fi to 3g. It comes back automatically to wi-fi each time I unblock the screen. Can I prevent it somehow? ...
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Can I “Forget this Network” when the wifi network is not in range?

I have an iPod Touch that I upgraded to iOS 4 (but this an issue that also existed in iOS 3.1). When I travel, and I join a WiFi networks (e.g. hotel, etc), I don't always remember to forget the ...
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How does the iPhone handle connection priority?

Suppose I'm in the range of a wifi network and I check my email on my iPhone. Will it try to use the wifi network first and only if that fails attempt to connect to 3G? Or will it always use 3G (with ...
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iPod Touch Connected To WiFi But Bars Don’t Appear In Status Bar

This only just started happening. Settings reports I am connected to the network, and I can browse the web in Safari, update apps, receive emails etc., but next to where it says "iPod" in the status ...