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

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TCP connection not working properly when using iPhone as hotspot

I'm developing an application for iOS which is connecting through TCP sockets to a server aplication run on Android. In order to find the IP of the 2nd device I use a UDP request and receive the IP of ...
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Is it unsafe to put router into “DHCP and NAT” mode?

When I was trying to get my Raspberry Pi online, in airport utility I put my router in DHCP and NAT mode and entered ports (80). Did I open up these ports to the internet? Would this be unsafe to do? ...
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What methods exist to give an iPhone an external hostname, on wifi or cellular data?

I want to give my iPhone (iOS7) a hostname, which will automatically resolve from anywhere as long as the phone is online. My iPhone can be jailbroken as part of the solution; that's not preventative. ...
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Mac mini with intermittent wifi connnectivity problems

Mac mini (2.4 core 2 duo, 10.6.8) has served well for years. Now it seems to be having wifi connectivity problems with no rhyme or reason to their appearance. Several other devices (laptops, phones) ...
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Monitor network connection process / delay

I'd like to identify what in the world delays my OSX 10.9.2 system from connecting to wifi upon waking from sleep. What is the right log to read or script to run or netstat or lsof command to run to ...
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Why is my Airplay lagging?

When I use my airport express to play music, the media is still 3 or 4 seconds late but if I change the volume the result is instantly applied. My Airport is connected throw WiFi to my router and so ...
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Can an Airport Express extend a non-Apple wifi network, wirelessly?

Can I use an Airport Express to extend my wifi network if my current wifi network doesn't have any other Apple access points on it. I wish to extend wirelessly, without a wired connection between the ...
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improving wi-fi connection/reception no router or modem being used

I believe my issue is different from all that I've read. I live on a boat in a marina. The marina has towers (transmitters) placed around in various spots. The internet provider is Beacon wi-fi. A ...
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Is there any software to control at what time a specific network can be used?

I recently purchased a MiFi to be used while commuting, but apparently the AutoOn doesn't really work as expected. In less than a week I bursted £16 pound credit, when I was supposed to pay £0.2 per ...
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Wi-Fi connection to Mac Mini

I am thinking of purchasing a Mac Mini. I currently have a Wi-Fi network in my home using a WebCaster 3100SV router (Japan-NTT). Will I have a problem connecting to my existing Wi-Fi connection for my ...
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Why is my Airport Express so much slower than ethernet?

I'm using the dual-band Airport Express and seeing download speeds of at least 50% that of an ethernet connection. I get ~120 Mbps down at peak with ethernet; usually I'll see a peak down of ~70 Mbps ...
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iPhone 4S: Grayed out Wi-Fi, and bug report exists for it

No, I don't want to try the hair dryer trick. Too worried that'll damage my iPhone. This is the bug report I have: File title: 2014-03-18-205028.panic.ips {"os_version":"iOS 7.1 ...
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mid-2011 MBA: sluggish wifi on WPA/WPA2 networks

Machine specs: Mid-2011 MacBook Air with a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, and 4 GB DDR ram, Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB, OS 10.9.2 (Mavericks). Wifi connection is sluggish with multiple ISPs on ...
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Copying files over file sharing on Mavericks extremely slow

I have three Macs on the same LAN/Wifi at home (Airport Extreme), all running Mavericks 10.9.2. Two Mac Minis (bought 2013) copy files to/from each other over file sharing at an acceptable speed, ...
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How do I make my macbook pro (2011, OS10.7.5) reconnect to the network when the signal goes down?

My problem is the wifi internet is not stable and regularly goes out for 4-5 seconds at minimum up to ~40 seconds, although the network stays up. However it is annoying because my macbook does not ...
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How do I create a loopback adapter for Parallels VMs?

I have several windows VMs that needs to connect to the OSX host in Parallels. Rather than hard coding all the VMs to use an IP that my Wifi router uses, Id rather have something that works even ...
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Why does my iMac lose connectivity over WiFi every few hours?

I have a Mid-2011 iMac running Mavericks. It's connected to a Netgear WGR614 router (G, not N). After a few hours of being connected, sometimes the browser is unable to load any websites and a ...
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Macbook pro, boot camp, can't enable wifi adapter

I installed Windows 8 on my macbook pro (Item No : 8899069, Mftr Part No : MD313LL/A) via boot camp. I installed the boot camp support tools. The wifi adapter says that it is working correctly. ...
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Two local networks: routing confusion

On my 17" MBP (running Mavericks) I'm sometimes signed on to two different LANs, one with my AirPort interface and one with Ethernet. My Networks are set up (in the Network System Preference Panel) ...
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Can I restrict ios to only one WiFi connection/SSID?

We have about 20 iPads for our business. We would like to restrict these devices to only be able to access our protected WiFi here and the devices from connecting to others. Is there an app, setting, ...
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iPhone error “Unable to connect to network”

Two iPhone's in the house, a model 4 (on iOS 6) and a model 5 (on iOS 7), can not connect to the home WiFi network, but can connect at the Apple shop. All other devices on the home network, including ...
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Do all Airport Express generations support client mode + Airplay?

I basically want to achieve what is explained in this question/answer. I have an existing, non-apple WiFi network and I want to use an Airport Express to be able to play music from my MacBook Pro ...
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Setup local network on Mac and share it via WiFi, but with no internet connection

I woat to use my iPhone as remote control for VLC. I use http://hobbyistsoftware.com/VLC-more and it is working fine when I am connected to my AirPort network. I will use my MacBook at a place where ...
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How to use 802.1X authentication with edimax ew-7811un usb wifi adapter?

Edimax ew-7811un, Mac OS X, Snow Leopard, 10.6.8. According to the manual, you can use 802.1X tunneled authentication with Windows (it is mentioned e.g. on page 23, ...
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How to view previous inputted MAC Address for WiFi network

I have a Belkin Router and accidentally changed the MAC Address for the Wireless Area Network. Is there a way to retrieve previous inputted MAC Address using Terminal? I'm looking around system and ...
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Jerky internet on MacBook Pro

My wifi works fine on all other computers/phones/tablets; however, it's very jerky on my MacBook Pro. It used to work fine, but began being jerky a couple months ago. Nothing has changed, but it's ...
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Troubleshoot internet connection over wifi in public on iphone 5C

When I am in public places my iPhone 5C will not connect to the internet. An exclamation point appears next to the wifi name.
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iPhone 4S wifi will not turn on [duplicate]

How can I fix the gray wifi icon? It will not slide to turn on wifi, it's been happening since the new ios7 update
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How do I prevent my MacBook Pro OS X 10.7.5 from searching for other wireless networks when I'm already connected?

How do I prevent my MacBook Pro OSX 10.7.5 from searching for other wireless networks when I'm already connected to my home network? It seems to drop my WiFi connection whenever it searches. By ...
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JBL Soundfly Air with multi-router AirPort Express WiFi

I got my hands on a JBL Soundfly, but it shows some trouble when I connect it to my home WiFi, which consists of 2 first generation AirPort Express linked by a cable to create a shared network. The ...
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How can I open a URL on connecting to a specific wifi network in OS X?

Some wifi networks require logging in through a browser after connecting, in order to gain internet access. In many cases it is possible to log in by opening a specific URL without having to click ...
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Sharing Wi-Fi between Apple products

Since I installed Mavericks, I cannot access internet (Eduroam) on my university, and they said are working on an solution (2 weeks ago) and I can't wait anymore, but my iPhone and iPad still can ...
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Switching wifi networks from an iphone

I wonder if there's an App which helps me to easily switch to another wifi network without going through the "settings" screens of my iPhone. Nowadays more and more cars provide their own wifi network ...
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AirPort Utility not showing AirPort nodes, which ARE there, and I AM using them

Today neither of the AirPorts show up in the AirPort Utility. I know the hubs are there, that's how I'm accessing the Internet. They appear with the yellow caution indicator /!\ and when I click ...
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Setting Up Port Forwarding For Foscam Camera With Apple Airport Extreme

I am trying to setup a Foscam FI8189W IP Camera to work with my Airport wifi network. I have tried to follow the instructions that Foscam has given but I believe the problem is with my Airport setup. ...
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No Wi-Fi networks show when I try to connect an old iPhone to Wi-Fi

I tried to use an old iPhone with Wi-Fi because there is no cell data for this iPhone. I went to Settings → Wi-Fi and waited for a network to pop up. No network ever showed up. Does anyone know how I ...
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How do I ping6 a link local address on OSX?

On linux I see all connected IPv6 addresses to my wlan adapter with ping6 ff02::1%wlan0 | head but how can I achieve this on OSX?
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Unknown shared network in the Finder

I connect to the internet at my office using wifi. There is an unknown item in network window named 108.61.0.48.choopa.net. I can't remove it or connect to it. How has it added to my network item and ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.8 not storing password in system profile - used for pre-authentication to the wireless network

Running 300 MacBooks with Mac OS X 10.6.8. When logged on as a local admin I can connect to WiFi, I save the connection in the system profile, allowing pre-authentication before users attempt to log ...
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WiFi monitor that is iOS compatible

I am trying to find a Display that can allow my iOS, MacBook Pro to connect to it wirelessly. I am looking for a solution with the least number of hardware components (aside from the display). I ...
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Weird Wireless Issue - Looks like lost connection, but not really

Well, this is really hard to explain. I have two macs at home, a late 2012 macbook pro and a early 2012 macbook air. I also have some other gadgets with android and firefox OS. My wife had, before ...
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How can I share the internet connection between an android phone and a macbook?

I try to create a portable Wi-Fi hotspot with my android Sony Xperia P (android 4.2.3) as it works with Windows flawlessly. With the macbook, I connect with the newly created Wi-Fi hotspot. The mac ...
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How to diagnose connection timeouts when connecting to a WiFi hotspot

I am having difficulty troubleshooting this error message: I don't get any indication any details about the failed connection attempt. How can I diagnose such timeouts and resolve the connection ...
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Black Macbook running 10.5.8 reporting Connection Timeout to Wifi network

We recently bought my grandfather a refurbished Macbook. It is running the most up-to-date version of leopard -- Mac OS X 10.5.8. His computer does not connect to his wifi network, which is run via a ...
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VPN does not connect on public wifi in train

I have problems connecting to a VPN when I use the public wifi that is available in some Dutch trains. When I press Connect VPN from the drop down menu in the menu bar, I get a password prompt (as ...
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documentation for `tcpdump -I` format?

Apple's version of tcpdump has a -I option: -I Put the interface in "monitor mode"; this is supported only on IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi interfaces, and supported only on some ...
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No Wifi Connection on Macbook Air

I have an issue with my MacBook Air. It won't connect to my home internet but strangely enough it will connect to my iPhone and my sistes Mac Air but not mine. Is there any solution?
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Why does my mac drop connection to my network regularly

I have had my macbook air for almost a year with no problems however over the last couple of weeks it keeps dropping its connection to my network on a regular basis. The only way to fix it is for me ...
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iMac 2011 and WiFi 5GHz problem

I have a problem with a Wi-Fi 5GHz connection on my iMac. I configured the 5 GHz network in the network settings, but iMac doesn't discover it. Usually it is connected to the 2.4 GHz network, and ...
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Internet access through Wi-Fi trobleshooting

i have iPad2 (Wi-Fi and 3G). strange thing is: First time after purchasing it 1 year back, i have used internet thro Wi-Fi in Australia 1 week back. when i tried the Wi-Fi network in Australian ...