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

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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 ...
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Is it safe to turn off Block IPv6 on my Airport Extreme

I think I am having issues trying to connect to servers that are using IPv6. Mainly related to local web development. On this Github Issue relating to my specific problem and they recommend ...
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iPhone 5, iOS 9 lost connection to WiFi

Got help recently getting my iPhone onto the WiFi router at work, did not see what "they" did on it, heard talk of setting up a proxy and know password credentials were typed in. After this I cannot ...
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How do I pair apple wireless keyboard with windows 10

My apple wireless keyboard has stopped pairing with Windows 10. Now when I try to pair through settings, I'm asked to enter a passcode for the keyboard rather than being supplied a passcode to pair ...
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iPhone connected to Wi-Fi and cellular but unable to receive Whatsapp or use Internet

My iPhone 5S is connected to Wi-Fi but unable to use any app such as Whatsapp or Internet. There is nothing wrong with the Wi-Fi as all my other devices can connect to it. I tried using cellular ...
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CUPS error message when trying to print through router

I get the following error message on both of my MAC Books (running El Capitan) when trying to print to my HP8500 printer through my home wireless network: Backend /usr/libexec/cups/backend/hpip does ...
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How can I get the list of all active network interfaces programmatically?

My objective is to determine the IP address for Ethernet on a device. But assuming that there are connections like WiFi and USB Ethernet, is there a particular way just to get the Ethernet IP ? On a ...
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Slow (10 mbit) Wi-Fi between AC AirPort Extreme and 2015 MacBook Pro (AC)

I'm using speedtest.net to make the measurement. When I'm plugged into the switch using a Thunderbolt-to-Gigabit-Ethernet adapter I get 100/100 mbit consistently (what I pay for), but over Wi-Fi I get ...
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Wifi reconnects after turning off - iMac

I have recently upgraded my Mac to El Capitan. One strange behaviour after upgrading, whenever I turn off my My Wifi, at first it turns On again immediately and connects to my last network. I have to ...
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How to connect to a specific AirPort device?

I recently setup a new AirPort extreme to extend my Base Station. When I go into Airport Utility, the devices sitting right next to the Airport Extreme are connected to the base station. How can I ...
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MacBook Pro loosing Wi-Fi/Bluetooth - how to provide a record for service

My custom-built early 2013 MBP 15" is struggling to deliver an acceptable wireless functionality. In the only suitable tool that comes to my mind, a simple ping permanently open on the side of my ...
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Does iPad 3 supports wireless charging?

I am wondering if iPad 3 or any iPad version supports wireless charging? Can I use samsung's w'less charger for it?
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Change wifi country code - El Capitan - MBP 2012

Is there a way to change the wifi cards country code from X3 to AU? X3 doesn't support some of the higher channels that 5GHZ can run on and I can't change the routers channel (currently set to 153). ...
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How to eliminate Internet lapses on my MacBook Air 13?

I have a MacBook Air 13 (mid 2012) running OS X El Capitan (10.11.3). I connect to the Internet using a Virgin Mobile Netgear Mingle hotspot. During Internet browsing sessions I will at times ...
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Home wifi wastage for nothing

My internet broadband package at home is limited to a volume of 40GB. Ever since I bought my iphone 6s, 40GB finishes within half the month. I have disable all auto downloads, auto update, iCloud ...
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How to put Wifi card in monitor mode?

When I run tcpdump, I do so after having connected to an access point. Is there a way to run tcpdump without having connected already?
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Connected To Wifi Network; No Internet Acess (iPad)

On my school iPad while I had a few tabs open my internet all was all fine and handy dandy but then all of a sudden I lost wifi connection (which my iPad does pretty often so I'm angry but used to it) ...
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iPhone 4 with Wi-Fi

I have my old Sprint iPhone 4, which I no longer have connected to cellular data, and i would like to use it with only Wi-Fi which works on my other devises, but even though my iPhone says it is ...
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Macbook Wi-Fi turned itself off and needs system restart

I just recently bought a Macbook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015, OSX 10.11.3) and found some Wi-Fi problems with it. Every few hours, the connection drops and I have to turn off Wi-Fi and turn it ...
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Why Wi-Fi is turned on even it is removed from Network preferences?

I have Mac with 10.11.2 and some times I have Wi-Fi icon in login screen showing Wi-Fi is turned on, some times there is no icon at all. After logging in I always have the Wi-Fi icon in the menubar ...
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Wireless Display Adaptor not detected by MacBook Air

I am trying to display my MacBook Air screen on a TV screen, using a Wireless Display Adaptor. The TV is not an Apple TV. Although the Display dialogue under System Preferences show the option to ...
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How can I retrieve photos from an iPhone 4 without using wifi(probably) or cell data?

So I am blinded by anger at this point. I cannot believe this isn't possible in some way. In short: Iphone 4 has a bad battery, photos filling storage, out of date Ios so no wifi, 3g data available is ...
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Internet keeps cutting out and the only way to fix is to turn wifi on and off on the device? [duplicate]

(MacBook Air 13" OSX El Capitan) Hi, I find that my internet keeps cutting out mostly when on Skype but sometimes when I'm just online too. On Skype the call will cut and online webpages fail to ...
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Can't get terminal to connect to internet via proxy

I set up a proxy server on my raspberry pi, which is connected via LogMeIn Hamachi to my mac. Using the proxy settings in my global network settings panel, I can access local resources via Chrome, ...
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Cannot access Internet on iPad sharing an Internet connection with iMac (on iMac: ethernet using cisco client) [duplicate]

I have an iMac (OS X Yosemite v.10.10.5) which is connected via ethernet with the internet. I have to use Cisco Any Connect Secure Mobility Client to actually use the internet, which is provided by my ...
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WiFi drops while Macbook Air is charged

I have a MacBook Air mid'13 running on El Capitan. WiFi keeps dropping almost every 5 minutes while MacBook is charged. Everything is fine when I unplug the charger and use it on battery mode. I have ...
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iPhone 4s Wifi Problems [duplicate]

My iPhone 4s works with the wifi everywhere but home. Everytime i go to put in the password for my home wifi it says "Incorrect Password" Even tho the password works on any other device. How can i fix ...
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Programmatic access to connect to a wifi network

Very similar to this question, but as encouraged to do my @bmike I wanted to re-ask this question as it was not a duplicate of Create AirPort network from the command line. I am looking for a ...
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Should a MacBook emit EMF fluctuations when wifi and bluetooth are turned off?

I have a couple of MacBooks. Both have SSD drives. Using a Trifield EMF meter with radio/microwave capability, if I hold the meter near the laptop (where I understand the wifi antenna is located), I ...
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No Wi-Fi connectivity after waking up from sleep on MacBook

I'm running a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) with OS X El Capitan. I have an Arris DG1760 Cable Modem/Wi-Fi Router from Time Warner Cable. I connect to the router via Wi-Fi (5G). No issues ...
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iphone showing different behavious for different WiFi devices

I have two WiFi wearable devices. Both can act as access point. When I connect my iphone to both the devices the behavior is different. When I am connected to device 1, the preferred network is ...
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Internal signal strength of Airport Extreme?

I'm using an Airport Extreme as a wi-fi-to-ethernet bridge. Since I'm on ethernet I cannot Option-Click on the Wi-Fi menu to see the signal-to-noise ratio and other characteristics. Is there a way ...