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

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iPod Touch WiFi strength declining

Over the last few weeks I have noticed that some WiFi access points just aren't registering on my iPod Touch. It used to connect to my home WiFi as soon as I pulled up in the car outside, and got that ...
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Is it preferable to use the same SSID name when creating multiple WiFi zones?

I have an Airport Extreme and Airport Express connected via an ethernet cable to different parts of my home. Is it preferable to used the same SSID name? Will my devices automatically connect to the ...
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Bonjour/Airplay in restricted College Network

I am trying to connect my iPad (running 4.3.3) with my Macbook (running Lion) in my college dorm room using my college's Wifi. It uses 802.1X Authentication. I can't ping my iPad from my Macbook. Is ...
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Issues with 2nd gen iPod touch

I have a 2nd gen iPod touch (bought around 3 years back)...Off late, I am facing some issues with it; Date/Time gets reset on a few ocassions even though I charge it regularly (mostly seems to be a ...
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How do I enable Wi-Fi-only email push?

Is it possible to get iOS's email push feature to work only when I'm on Wi-Fi?
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Wireless headphones on a MacBook running 10.4 — Does Bluetooth work?

Can MacBooks (10.4) stream music to Bluetooth headphones? If not, is my only other option to purchase bulky/expensive wireless headphones, or is there another way?
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Can iOS 5 Wi-fi sync be used over VPN?

With iTunes Wi-fi sync in iOS 5, it seems that the host iTunes machine and the iOS device have to be on the same LAN. Is it possible to circumvent that requirement by accessing the user's LAN (with ...
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Set IP adress for the wifi hotspot on OSX

If I share my ethernet over WiFi I would like to specify the IP address of the hotspot (for now it defaults to 10.0.2.1). Can this be set somewhere in system settings? Note: the ethernet is not ...
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How can I wirelessly transfer photos from my iPhone to my computer without using Photostream?

Sometimes I take a quick photo with my iPhone's camera and I need to get it onto my iMac. I'd love to do this wirelessly (like syncing and everything else). I'm aware that iCloud's Photostream should ...
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How to use Telnet with Personal Hotspot (tethering)?

I got the Personal Hotspot working great, with both USB and WiFi (on different computers/devices). However, I am not able to ping or telnet the other computer. Both computers can ping the iPhone ...
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Does downgrading Lion to Snow Leopard also downgrade firmware?

Ever since I installed Lion I've had problems with wifi. Connections would drop, and once wifi was turned off it wouldn't turn back on. Now, I can't use it at all - it says "No hardware installed." ...
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Multiple simultaneous wifi connections

With the release of airdrop it is apparent that my WiFi network card is capable of making more than one network connection. Are there any apps, documentation, command line tools, etc. for managing ...
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Trouble setting up Wifi on an iPhone 4S

Just bought a new iPhone 4S (64GB). Like virtually every other early Apple product I've owned in the past few years, I'm having trouble setting up the networking. At my home, all's well with a 802.11b ...
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iMessaging an iPhone from an iPad

I am trying to iMessage an iPhone 4S using its phone number. When I press send, the sending progress runs to ~90% and pauses. Then, after about 1-2 minutes, a red exclamation point appears. This ...
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iOS Wi-Fi sync won't work in VirtualBox [closed]

I am trying to set up Wi-Fi sync of my iPod Touch (iOS 5) with iTunes 10.5.0.142 running on Windows XP. They sync fine over the USB cable. I've enabled Wi-Fi sync both on the iPod and in iTunes. The ...
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Dual monitors causing wireless drop outs on MacBook Pro running Lion

I have a 13" 2011-model MacBook Pro running Lion that I connect to a Dell monitor. The connection is made as follows: mini DisplayPort -> mini DisplayPort to DVI-D adapter -> DVI-D into monitor. ...
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Is Wifi enabled in iOS 5 even when the device is put to sleep?

I've been under the impression that iOS shuts down WiFi when the screen is off - which is good as far as battery savings. Lately I've been suspecting that WiFi remains on, and I did a test. My ...
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WiFi sync with computer connected by cable to the WiFi router?

My computer does not have a WiFi card, so I connect it via LAN cable to my router. My iPhone is connected to the WiFi signal of that router. Is there some kind of magic that will enable me to use WiFi ...
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See date/time of most recent WLAN sync in iTunes

When syncing via WLAN, the most recent sync date/time is displayed on the iOS device but not on iTunes (where only the time of the last backup is shown which seems to be the time of the most recent ...
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Does iTunes WiFi sync communicate with the Internet?

When I use WiFi sync using my wireless router, is the data transfer completely in local network OR does it happen over the internet to iCloud or another service? Will the bandwidth used be deducted by ...
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How can I prevent iOS 5’s Wi-Fi sync from taking over my whole network connection?

My Mac, iPhone, and iPad are wirelessly connected to a Time Capsule. This works fine except when lots of data is being transferred. For example, if GBs of music are syncing from the Mac to the iPhone ...
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Wifi stops working on Macbook Pro (Lion) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Internet stops working frequently on OS X Lion Just bought Macbook pro 2011 running on Lion. I connect to my WiFi, but it has started happening frequently that internet ...
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How to proceed with iOS set up without Wi-Fi network?

I have just restored my iPhone 4 to iOS 5 factory settings but it requires a Wi-Fi network although I do not have a wireless access point in or around my house. Can I not use the iOS 5 without a ...
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Wi-Fi sync missing from iTunes 10.5

This is really weird. I updated my iPhone to iOS 5 today, along with iTunes to version 10.5. According to Apple's own documentation, I should have an option to "sync with this iPhone over wifi" under ...
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How can I fix these intermittent problems with wi-fi on my iMac?

I have several computers at home but only my iMac is having wi-fi problems - around once a day wi-fi stops responding. When I turn my wireless off and immediately back on, it works again. Is this a ...
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Wifi drops when screen is locked

I have a Mid 2010 MPB, running 10.7.1. Ever since I upgraded to Lion, I have noticed that wifi connections that require 802.1x authentication are dropping whenever I lock the screen. The connections ...
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How to change the ad-hoc WiFi name in OSX?

When I turn on Internet Sharing on my mac, the broadcasted network name is the original Computer Name of the iMac. The computer name has since been changed, however the WiFi name continues to be ...
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How can I enable internet sharing to work automatically in Mac OS X Lion?

After having upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion on my iMac and MacBook Pro, how can I get "Internet Sharing" to work automatically as it did in Snow Leopard? In particular, my iMac gets its internet ...
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Creating a wifi hotspot on OSX with a connected USB wifi adapter instead of airport (OSX Lion)

I am using a USB wifi adapter on my Lion imac. I am trying to use that connection to create a working wifi hot spot with the imac's internal airport. I tried following these instructions: ...
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Is password to make purchase from App store on iPad and iPhone encrypted?

Is it safe to purchase apps when connected to an unsecured Wifi network (like Starbucks)? Can your password be seen?
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How do you test network speed without an app?

The usual Internet speed test is written in Flash. Is there an HTML one that works with iPad and iPhone?
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MacBook <--> wireless router <--> cable modem [closed]

Judging by the label in the Wi-Fi menu at the right of the top bar, my MacBook is connected just fine to the Siemens Gigaset SE567, which I'd like to use as a wireless router. Judging by the lights ...
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Create a WPA hotspot

I would like to share my wired connexion by Wifi. As you may know, Mac OS Internet Sharing option doesn't support more than WEP security protocol. In other words, it's creating a nearly opened ...
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How can I create an ad-hoc connection from my Macbook Pro wifi connection?

My Macbook Pro using a Wifi internet connection & I would like to share this connection to other systems in my house. When I tried to configure by myself I don't see the usual "airport" option to ...
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Disable the “None of your preferred networks are available” dialog on OS X

How do I disable that horribly annoying dialog that tells me I am not connected to any wifi network? None of your preferred networks are available. Choose the Wi-Fi network you want to join ...
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Is there a wireless double-earred earpiece for iPhone?

Is there such a thing as a double wireless earpiece for iPhone 4? I've just bought a wireless earpiece and argh! it's only single ear. I didn't expect that, I mean I didn't even know that anyone ...
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MBAir wifi hardware not installed

I posted this question over at the Apple Support forums a couple days ago, but I haven't gotten an answer yet so I'll also post it here. Ever since I bought my 11' mid-2011 MBA I have issues with ...
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How to set custom DNS entry for a particular wifi connection

Is there a way to set custom DNS settings for a single wifi connection without affecting other connections? I use my laptop at home and work. When at work I need to type in an IP address of a local ...
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Can an AppleTV wake a Snow Leopard Mac for playing back iTunes content?

Is it possible to have an Apple TV wake a WiFi connected iMac running Snow Leopard for playback of iTunes content? I vaguely remember a new revision of the AirPort routers supporting this through ...
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Use the Airdrop network to access a computer?

I'm using airdrop to transfer files and stuff to another macbook. Looking at the output of ifconfig, I can see that airdrop creates a VNIC to communicate with the other computer. Is there a way I ...
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Internet sharing through WiFi disconnects

I am currently using an iMac running Lion and am having problems sharing my internet through WiFi. The iMac is connected to the internet through ethernet and I share that connection through WiFi to ...
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Why does my Wi-Fi network go down when my iPhone moves out of range?

When I leave the house carrying my iPhone, our Wi-Fi network stops being available, and the people left in the house have to restart one of the access points to get back online. We're using two ...
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Can a Mac's airport card run 802.11 N, G, B or A only?

Occasionally it's nice to hard code a wired connection network port to not auto negotiate and force things to be 100 half duplex even though a higher speed is configured and negotiable on the switch. ...
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what is the filesize limit for ota ios app distribution?

i'm trying to deploy an ipad application ota, however i am getting the error: unable to download application "appname" could not be downloaded at this time. the ipa file itself is 1.8gb and the ...
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How can I see traffic from shared Wifi (Macbook AirPort)?

I want to see a log. Something like: 192.168.0.23 www.example.url 13:34 19 april 2011
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Wifi problem in OSX 10.7.1 after wake from sleep

Basically it takes very long (sometimes up to 5 minutes) to reconnect to wifi after waking my Macbook Air (june '11 model) running OSX 10.7.1 It does show a list of available networks when I click the ...
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Selecting a default wi-fi connection

I have multiple wifi connections in my campus (XYZ-Open, XYZ-Secure and XYZ-Guest) where XYZ-Secure is a secure connection and asks for authentication. Students use the secure connection which has a ...
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What are typical use of using different 'network locations'

Usually I'm just using the "Automatic" location in System preferences->Network with my home and work wifi networks configured. I was wondering what would be the advantage to configure different ...
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How should I troubleshoot Wi-fi timeout issues?

I am having some Wi-fi issues at home and am looking for some advice on how to troubleshoot it. The setup. Comcast Modem connected to Airport Extreme Basestation which has a NAS drive and MacMini ...
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MacBook Air 2010 OS X 10.6.8 w/Broadcom wifi disconnecting: “Disassociated because station leaving”

The wifi on my MacBook Air 2010 keeps dropping the connection at home with a Linksys WRT160N router running DD-WRT v24-sp1 (07/27/08) std. Other devices maintain their connection to the router just ...