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

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MacBook Pro Encountering High Latency

I'm encountering latency trouble with my 15" 2011 Macbook Pro (running 10.6.7) when on an 802.11n (5GHz) wireless network hosted by a Time Capsule (version 7.5.2). When I ping the Time Capsule, the ...
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How do FaceTime and Push Notifications work on wifi-only iOS devices?

Simple curiosity question. How does FaceTime and Push Notifications work on Wifi only devices? I mean does the WiFi stays always on to achieve a continuous connection to Apple's servers? I have ...
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Airport connection problem, self-assigned IP address, not able to connect

On some wireless networks that others can seem to access just fine, my MacBook Pro won't connect, I get an error like this in the Network pref panel: AirPort has the self-assigned IP address ...
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How power efficient are Apple's bluetooth devices?

I learned from this post that I can hold the power button long enough to turn off the bluetooth keyboard. I used Apple's bluetooth mouse around 5 years ago, and I just threw it away as it was a ...
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Why does the natd process hog my CPU?

When sharing internet in my Macbook, from a 3G USB pendrive to Wi-Fi, if the 3G connection falls, the natd process rises up in CPU usage. Is this a real problem? Is it expected in some way? There's ...
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Enhance Wifi range on a TimeCapsule

I previously had a DLink modem-router (DSL-2740B). I replaced it with a small ADSL D-Link modem and a TimeCapsule. While I'm quite happy with it, the main and only criticism I could make is the loss I ...
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Youtube slow on iPhone over wifi

I received a new iPhone yesterday and connected it to my home Wifi network. On content heavy sites it runs perfectly fine, but if I use either the Youtube site or the Youtube app I can't watch ...
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iPhone: WiFi, Bluetooth and cellular network not working

I have iPhone 3GS and suddenly it's gone away. I mean WiFi, bluetooth is not working, and I can't make any calls. Here's a screenshot: Any help will be appreciated!
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When is bluetooth tethering better than wifi tethering?

One of the features added in the iOS 4.3 update is the ability to tether to your iPhone via wifi in addition to the USB and bluetooth tethering that's been in iOS since 3.0. I understand the use case ...
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Can't make Home Sharing work on my iPad

I've got the latest iTunes on my Mac [10.2.1(1)], I've downloaded iOS4.3 to my iPad, so I've got all the software that should be necessary, right? My Apple I.D. and password have both been correctly ...
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Is there a comparison of networks and costs for iOS 4.3's Personal Hotspot?

Is there a comparison of networks and their cost for the new Personal Hotspot feature? Also, how does the hotspot feature differ from internet tethering in previous iOS versions?
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Sharing a VPN connection using Internet Sharing (via Airport)

Internet Sharing from my MacBook Pro (10.6.6) to other WiFi devices works fine. But the moment I turn on the VPN connection (PPTP) on the Mac (which I would also like to share), the other devices ...
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Change Mac OS X Wireless Card Country Code

I have problem connecting to a wireless router using Mac OS X which is on channel 13. This is because there is some other router nearby which is broadcasting the US country code. The only way around ...
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How to get MacBook Air to automatically connect to company guest network?

My company has a guest wifi network for use by non-company issued machines. Since getting my MacBook Air recently, I've wanted to bring it in and use it around the office. I can easily connect to ...
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How do I connect my Mac to wifi automatically?

I have a Macbook Pro running Os X, but it doesn't connect to Wifi automatically. If I turn Wifi on, I then have to manually select the network. Is there some way to change this behaviour?
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How can I mirror my iPad display wirelessly?

I am looking to display my iPad screen wirelessly to an external display to demo applications. I found this video showing exactly what I want to do with an iPhone but no explanation as to what the ...
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I have to turn off and on my WiFi every hour or so. What's wrong?

In my home network, my Apple TV, iPad, and Macbook Air all have the same problem. The WiFi network works fine, but after about an hour or less, the Wifi stops working. Things just hang when I try to ...
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How to have my iPad use Win 2008 server's internet connection?

I have an iPad that is connected to my network's wireless router. However, this router is connected to my Win 2008 server, which is itself connected to the internet. The iPad is unable to connect to ...
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router suggestions

Any suggestions on buying a good router for my macbook?? I currently have a trendnet router. the wifi(WPA security) keeps dropping on a regular basis. i am contemplating buying a apple airport ...
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How can I know which Wi-Fi protocol my MacBook is using?

If I have a router that supports 802.11 N, G, and B, how can I know which one of these my MacBook is currently using to connect to the router? I'd like to see proof that it's connected using the ...
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How can I use Wireshark on a MacBook Air?

I have a new MacBook Air. I would like to run Wireshark on it. But when I choose capture in Wireshark there is no interfaces to capture from. Doesn't Wireshark have support for the MacBook Air WiFi ...
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Is there a way to use different network connections for different apps

At work we have a firewall that prevents certain outbound connections. But I also have a Clear wireless personal hotspot. I would like to use the work connection for normal requests but for certain ...
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Why does my WLAN stop working when I plug in my HDTV?

I'm facing a strange problem where my WLAN suddenly stops working the moment I plug in my HDTV into my MacBook 13" (mid-2010) using an HDMI to DisplayPort adapter. Any idea why this is happening?
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Wifi seems really unstable since getting new iMac

Since I've had my iMac I've noticed that my wifi network locks up a few times a week, it is always fixed by turning off the wifi on the iMac, then turning it back on again. The network shouldn't be ...
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How am I supposed to use ProXPN on an insecure network?

It seems that ProXPN will only launch after you connect to a wireless network. How, then, can I keep my connection secure while connecting to an insecure wireless connection while using ProXPN? There ...
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Is it possible to create a Wi-Fi hotspot from iPhone that's not ad-hoc?

First off, I am well aware of how to—in general—create a wireless hotspot using an ad-hoc network directly from my iPhone. I have previously used the latest version of MyWi (version 4.12.6 at time of ...
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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?