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

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iOS 9.3 Wi-Fi showing decibel instead of signal bars [on hold]

For some weird reason in my title bar from time to time I see the -db signal strength for my Wi-Fi instead of the bars and I'm just wondering if this is normal or if anyone else has experienced this. ...
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iPad keeps dropping WiFi?

I have an iPad 3 running iOS 9.3.1. Now since a day or something I have been facing a problem. I should say that I don't use my router for internet, just for LAN(mostly streaming vids from my PC to ...
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Time Capsule and “Back to my mac” with iCloud

Im really confused about TC and Back to my mac function on my MacBook Pro so here is what i have done so far: I have a Netgear router in one end of the house, and i have my TC on the other end of ...
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How to show a notification when you go online/offline?

I want to get a growl notification any time my internet connection changes state - for instance, when wifi comes online, wifi goes offline, or when I switch from wifi to wired. I would love it if ...
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Making a Time Capsule/Airport Extreme as a range extenter

I have a Time Capsule + Airport Extreme. Right now my TC is connected to my modem and I use the AE as a range extender. My modem is dying and I have to buy a new one and it seems like now one mostly ...
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I'm trying to set up a 2006 airport basestation but I'm getting a flashing amber light and it's not showing up in the airport utility

I have a 2014 Apple MacBook Pro running OS X El Capitan, v. 10.11.4. I connected an older 2006 airport basestation to my cable modem, and it's flashing an amber light. When I open the "airport ...
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Installing a NETGEAR 1000MV2 wireless driver

I've a mac mini running El Capitan as well as a Netgear Wireless adapter lying about. Unfortunately, I find the mac mini's inbuilt wi-fi to be poor. Doing multiple speed tests and losing connection ...
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Airport Express DNS problem

In my living room I have a wireless router, the “main” router. One of its ethernet port is connected to a powerline (TL-PA4010KIT). In my bedroom I’ve another powerline connected to an AirPort Express ...
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How to whitelist an ip address on a macbook? [closed]

I have a macbook connected to my home wi-fi. I have some software on this macbook that I want to access from my office, for example access: "http://112.143.51.112:8080". As of now, the connection is ...
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How do I find out what is keeping my Macbook from sleeping?

My Macbook will drain of battery when it's not plugged in. I thought it was a bad battery (it says it needs serviced) but even if it's a bad battery it should not be taking power when the lid is ...
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Auto connect iPad to iPhone hotspot [duplicate]

I have a lot of data on my phone's contract so it doesn't matter if some extra is used. Is it possible to make an iPad auto connect to an iOS hotspot just as it can auto connect to a normal wifi ...
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How to use Bluetooth PAN and WiFi simultaneously in OSX

On my Macbook Pro I connect to the Internet via Bluetooth on my iPhone, which does not work when connected to a WiFi network. How do I tell OSX to route WAN traffic over my Bluetooth connection, ...
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Constantly dropping internet on El Capitan?

I have a brand new 2015 mac, el capitan 10.11.4. The wifi constantly drops. I have re-installed a fresh el capitan, reset SMC, created new wifi profile/location with google dns, safeboot, updated ...
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How to Set up WiFi Access Point to Share Folder of Files for Download?

I need to set up a WiFi access point that can offering file downloading via web browser using what I will call a "DEVICE" here for short. I am open to what the device will be -- my MacBook Pro, a ...
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How can I determine where mouse input is coming from? Is there a way to log click events? No other mice are connected

I am experiencing the strangest behavior. My computer is clearly receiving mouse clicks that I'm not doing, as though they're coming from another mouse, but the cursor never moves on it's own, which ...
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How to connect to a Wi-Fi network that requires a special sign-in

In my residence there's a new Wi-Fi system. We connect to this network that requires a password and then it is supposed to redirect us to a website that ask for another, personal password. So far I ...
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Can I boost the Wi-Fi on my Mac in the Terminal?

I run Yosemite on my Mac. Recently the Bluetooth was skipping and I found an answer on here that said to run this command in Terminal, defaults write com.apple.BluetoothAudioAgent "Apple Bitpool Min ...
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Wifi connection dropping El Capitan

I have an early-2015 MBP running 10.11.3 and I keep having my internet connection drop when I am connected to certain WiFi networks. The temporary solution is to disable and then re-enable WiFi, but ...
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How do I change the Hotspot timeout on my iPad Retina?

I can use my Ipad Retina (4th Gen, iOS 9.3.1) when plugged in via USB to tether the 3G connection. After it is plugged into USB, then I can see it shareable via wifi from other devices. (My Mac which ...
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Why does OS X repeatedly prompt for certificate trust when joining WPA2 Enterprise WiFi

WHY does OS X always prompt for certificate trust when connecting to WPA2 Enterprise (EAP-PEAP in my case) networks, even if the certificate is already marked as 'trusted'? Even weirder.. if I delete ...
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How do I make my iPad Retina wifi hotspot discoverable (tethering 3G) when off and unplugged like my iPhone 6S?

I can use my Ipad Retina (4th Gen, iOS 9.3.1) when plugged in via USB to tether the 3G connection. After it is plugged into USB, then I can see it shareable via wifi from other devices. (My Mac ...
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Mac OS X inet6 Troubles

I'm working with Mac OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite and sometimes, there is no internet connection via WIFI. It doesn't matter where I work or what I do, but during this sudden event, there is no internet ...
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Iphone is slow in picking up the local DNS server on WiFi infrastructure

I have a setup a Wireless infrastructure with local DNS server (DNSmasq) running on a server (Static IP: 192.168.19.2) on the infra. The local DNS server resolves lot of public domains to a local IP ...
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Wifi not working anymore on MacBook Pro Early 2011 15"

Yesterday my wifi turned off - apparently for good. At first, it would switch off automatically and could not be turned on again. After reboot it started properly but then after about 20 minutes ...
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Problems with screen share on Mac OSX

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro and 2013 Mac Mini. My local network has 2 routers attached: a Sky Hub and TP-Link. The Sky Hub is the main router with DHCP and Wi-Fi active. The TP-Link acts as a WiFi ...
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AirDrop not working on ALL Wi-Fi networks

I have recently discovered that AirDrop works with the Wi-Fi Networks on my school and office. But not on my Home Wi-Fi network. I previously thought that AirDrop between my MacBook Air and iPhone 5S ...
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Sharing Mac's wifi connection with iPhone, for iOS app development?

How can I share my Mac's wi-fi connection with my iPhone? I am currently travelling (roaming out of country) and I am needing to work on the development of my iOS app, though an internet connection ...
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My MBP's DHCP lease time is an hour, but every other device has 30

This last few days I've noticed my MacBook Pro's having issues with the connectivity each time I start it back from sleep. Checking the DHCP clients list of my router (a good ol' Linksys WRT54G2), ...
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no imessage over mobile data

My iPhone was not receiving imessages over mobile data. Accidently my wifi was off for two days. When I switched wifi on after a couple of days, I received imessages which my colleagues sent 2 days ...
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AirPort Time Capsule Connection to Internet

I bought an AirPort Time Capsule to store my backups and read that it can also improve the speed of my Wi Fi; I have a mini Mac, a mini iPad2, an iPhone5 and until now I go in Internet with the Wi Fi ...
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different wifi priority in different locations

I have a home wifi network and a separate wifi network in the shed that I use as a home office. Both networks work, but very badly, from the other location. I have a continuing problem with my ...
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iPhone 4s can't keep Wi-Fi connection

My wife just won an iphone 4s with iOS 9.2.1 from a friend that bought a new one. I did a factory reset (without backup) so the phone would be completely wiped. I turned on wifi, connected to my ...
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How can I set up two separate Time Capsules for two separate Macs who don't share?

There are two people living together. Each person has an iMac. They each want their own Time Capsule to back up to without sharing with each other. Can this be done? If so, how is this ...
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Can I use multiple WIFI connections on an iMac and/or iPad? Here's why I ask

I stream live, multi-camera video of my band's shows to YouTube Live Streaming or ConcertWindow.com. We use four iPhone 6 plus' for the camera's. The four iPhone video streams are sent over WIFI to a ...
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Troubleshooting unusual connection situations in some (not all) LANs

At a public WiFi where I have not had this issue before (but last time was two months ago). WiFi connection symptoms seem like the access point/router is not communicating with the outside world. ...
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Why is *only* my MacBook Air failing to reach the internet?

I thought my ISP was flaky because Airport Utility reported that the internet was orange and unreachable. Several times an hour, for periods ranging from a few seconds through to several minutes, ...
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Connecting to WPA Enterprise with Terminal

I have two WPA Enterprise login credentials, and I find myself having to disconnect the wifi, and reconnect as the different user. I have done a little look through, and I found that it is possible ...
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Wifi 802.11n drops randomly on my Macbook Pro 15"

Since I updated my Macbook to El Capitan, I can't stay constantly connected to my 802.11n WiFi. When I deasactivate it, or if i'm on Windows 10 using BootCamp, everything works fine, it's only on Mac ...
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Same network name in house loses WIFI

Because of to thick wall's I setup the internet modem as a WIFI point, use internet over power to connect to another room and setup an Airport Extreme to have WIFI all over our home. Both networks ...
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How to do setting so WiFi indicator shows whether is there connectivity or not?

I have observed in my MacBook Air, whether I have WiFi connectivity or there is no connectivity the wifi sign as shown in image remain same. So I can not know whether is there internet connection or ...
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Can I choose the open Wi-Fi channel?

My MBP's Wifi connection is very slow. How can I know if I am connected to the best available channel and can I choose the one channel instead another? I do not have access to this "public" router. ...
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Iphone 5 ios9 hotspot no longer allows SSL connections (t-mobile)

After upgrading my iphone 5 to ios 9 (now on 9.2) I can no longer use the hotspot for SSL connections. Browsing the web works fine on a windows machine and an ipdad either through bluetooth or wifi ...
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Weird Wifi Issue - websites don't work if address entered into browser, but can be accessed otherwise

I have a really peculiar issue that I've been having at my parents' home wi-fi. At my house, all websites work without issue. However, on only my computer, if I type in google.com, I get "No data ...
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WIFI constantly disconnects when watching online stream video on my mbp

My mac is Macbook Pro (mid2014), OSX 10.11.3 (15D21). It disconnects literally every one minutes when I am watching stream on douyutv.com (Chinese version of Twitch). My other devices(smartphone, ...
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How do I customize routes for hostnames?

route commmand seems to only apply to ip addresses. I'm on a really locked down guest wifi and need to occasionally access sites like gmail.com I want to route gmail.com , inbox.google.com over my ...
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How can I get the iPhone to automatically switch between 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz WiFi?

I have an Asus RT-AC86U router. I gave the router a standard configuration with a 2.4Ghz band called "MySSID" and a 5Ghz band called "MySSID_5G." Same key (i.e., password) on both. Two people in the ...
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Apple Airport Extreme AC True Wireless Roaming?

Just a quick question to people who use airport extreme's / express's to extend the coverage of their wireless. I've seen this referred to as wireless roaming.. My question, is this true wireless ...
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Getting disconnections on any Wi-Fi that is not my initial Wi-Fi connection

When I first got my computer, a 2015 MacBook Pro, the first Wi-Fi I connected to was my work network, and now when I log to any other Wi-Fi I get some disconnections, every 15 - 30 min I get ...
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Internal AirPort card failed; need one that supports WPA Enterprise

The AirPort card in my wife's Mid-2010 MacBook Pro 13" has failed. I tried reseating all the connections to the logic board, but I'm not interested in removing the display to troubleshoot further when ...
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WiFi Not staying connected after sleep-wake

Background I am having keychain issues since upgrading to El Capitan, Described below. Also working with Apple support since 2 weeks and i have no hope for a solution OS X El Capitan keychain login ...