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

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VPN connection not working on port 5439

While working remotely (e.g. from home), I am unable to connect (over VPN) to Amazon Web Services (Redshift database) hosts on port 5439: 1) To reproduce -I boot up my laptop, flush my dns cache and ...
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Wi-Fi stops working when I launch OpenVPN server

I have an OpenVPN server running on my device. I downloaded OpenVPN from homebrew and it has a plist to load with launchctl. However, if I try launching the server with launchctl start ...
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Where do I get Apple CNA (Captive Network Assistant) documentation?

I don't manage to get the docs or specs for Apple CNA. NB: I'm looking for it by developing a wifi hotspot. Behaviour is a bit different between iOS & OSX and such a doc begins to be very ...
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OS X: enable firewall only on Wi-Fi?

When I'm connected to my local LAN via thunderbolt, I don't want the firewall on. When I'm connected via Wi-Fi, I want the firewall on. I can't figure out how to make that happen.
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MacBook keeps automatically joining certain wifi network

My (12-inch retina) MacBook periodically joins a wrong wifi network, ignoring the preferred networks list in network preferences. (I'm using the latest version of Yosemite) The wifi network is a ...
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Sniffing router traffic

I have a 10 MB connection, which runs really good but sometimes it get slower then 56kb dialup connection, i had my provider call up and asked, what is wrong but they say too much traffic is being ...
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AirPort Extreme is disconnected from the internet when in bridge mode

I have to use the router provided by my ISP to connect to the internet, but I also want to use my AirPort Extreme. DHCP is set to on in the ISP's router. When I connect the router to the AirPort, and ...
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Can't share internet connection from macbook to iphone

I have my macbook pro (OS X 10.10.4) connected via wifi. Iphone 5s 8.4 is connected via bluetooth to the MCP. But I can't navigate on the internet from my phone. here's the situation: Can ...
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Running a proxy server like Charles interferes with Mac wireless web-based login authenication?

Just wanted confirmation or thoughts from others. I was doing some testing and debugging for work and noticed that if I run Charles proxy before enabling wifi and connecting to a wifi network that ...
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Open URL in Safari from Captive Network Assistant.app?

I have made a wifi hotspot captive portal. When a client connects to, I get the Captive Network Assistant.app showing ToS. My question is: Once the client clicks "I accept ToS" button, can be Safari ...
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How can Red Browser/WhatsApp work while Safari, Mail, and other apps can't connect

I am currently on vacation in Europe and my family here has wifi thats been working perfectly the last couple days. Last night, however, Safari and several other apps haven't been opening on my iPhone ...
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Wi-Fi Network only appears after I connect to another Wi-Fi network

This is a very intriguing problem. Every time I'll connect my MacBook Air mid 2013 with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 to my wi-fi network at home, I can't, cause it won't be available in the list of networks ...
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Time Capsule's Drive accessible via Ethernet but not WiFi

My home network setup might be a little complicated. -My modem and router is in the basement. -My Time Capsule (newer "tower" version) is on the upper floor connected to the router via MoCa adapters ...
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Time Capsule shows up as (null) when used with OS X Server

So I have a Time Capsule here, and an OS X Server. I enabled the Time Capsule service, and added my Time Capsule as a backup destination. I can see the following showing up on a client machine in the ...
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iPod 5 generation is disabled

I have a ipod 5th generation and late last year I did something and it kept asking me to enter my password. I am pretty sure I turn it off. So last year it has been saying" iPod is disabled and to. ...
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iPhone 5s Wi-Fi not working at home, but does at work; 4 iPads and other same Phone work fine on home Wi-Fi

Yesterday, when I got home from work, I updated 4 apps on my phone using my home WiFi. Shortly thereafter, my phone wasn't getting internet. power cycled router, assuming that was the issue. ...
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Enable wifi hotspot on Macbook Pro Mid 2014 [duplicate]

I am trying to share the internet connection from my MBP Mid 2014. It seems I can only share the internet through the Thunderbolt Bridge or Bluetooth PAN but I need it through the wifi for my Mobile ...
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What should the setting for “Domain Search” be in apple devices

Morning, On all of our Apple devices (iphones, ipods, MacBook Pro) there is a "Search Domain" field in the Network Settings. It is currently set to tmobile.com. I do not understand why and am ...
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The wifi on my iPhone 4S suddenly couldn't detect any networks. How can I troubleshoot this?

I just realized that my wifi doesn't work anymore. I couldn't remember upgrading, installing, or updating anything in the last few days, and I don't think I dropped the phone or anything like that. ...
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Mac won't connect to WPA wireless network at home after connecting to other WPA2 network

My MacBook was connected to my home wireless using WPA. I then connected it to the school wireless with WPA2. Now it won't allow me to connect at home.
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My Macbook Pro WiFi is getting slower unless I reboot

So I have that new Macbook Pro 15 inch with the Nvidia GPU for 6 months or so, and recently I experienced WiFi slowdown after I let my Macbook on for hours (with putting it to sleep by closing the ...
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OSX Network not working properly (100 write 800 read mbps!)

OK so, I have 4 computers near me and a good router (rt-n66u), and suddenly, maybe few days ago, my macbook decided that its network must be slower. I use two computers to test, one is my beefy ...
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Cannot Erase my old iPhone

I upgraded my iPhone 4S to a 6. They transferred the number and everything in the Verizon store. However, they did not want the old phone on trade in. I would like to trade / sell or give away the ...
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Netgear N600 WNDR 3400 - best WIFI settings for Mac and iOS - dual band?

I have a Netgear N600 WNDR 3400 802.11n Dual Band router as my wireless access point. What is the best way of setting up WIFI on this router to get the best WIFI performance out of it for my iOS ...
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My ipad air won't open the page on safari

I have two devices that are both connected to the SAME WI-FI at my house. We use wireless network and for the past two days I've been getting this message whenever I tried to go on the Internet and ...
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WiFi unresponsive following sleep [duplicate]

After my MBP has been asleep (lid closed), when woken, it seems to reconnect to wifi for a few seconds (30 or so) and then becomes unresponsive. All indications are that everything is OK, but web ...
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Yosemite, how to reset/reinstall network?

For some reasons every time I connect to an insecure WiFi, Yosemite cannot route to the DNS servers of that WiFi. The DNS servers are correctly set, just cannot reach them. And after installing ...
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If the Apple Watch has wifi - does it connect to my local router?

It would appear the Apple Watch has the ability to communicate via wifi. When I set mine up, I didn't have a step to identify my local router, so I assume it may have obtained configuration about my ...
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Securely, wirelessly transfer files between OS X, Android and Windows without benefit of internet or external network?

So, I can create an ad-hoc network on the MBP, but there's no security there. (I'm on Yosemite, which has removed the WEP option that existed on previous versions, not that WEP really provided any ...
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iMac freezing when connected to wireless

I have recently moved to a new address and had broadband installed with a new provider. While all the other devices in the house (Apple and non) connect to it without any problem, my iMac connects ...
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not scanning automatically for wireless stations

My Mac suddenly doesn't automatically scann for wireless stations or logs in to remembered wireless stations anymore. I have every time to type in manually the wireless station name and password to ...
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Parallels Desktop 9 - wifi on Windows 7 VM

Parallels Desktop enables internet connection on your VM by sharing your current Mac's connection via ethernet-like network. I want to access on my Windows VM wifi connection, not get it from Mac but ...
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process to reliably connect Mac Wi-Fi to iPhone personal hotspot?

Is there a recommended process for reliably connecting a Mac to an iPhone Personal Hotspot network via Wi-Fi? Here is the method that I have been trying: turn on WiFi and Personal Hotspot on iPhone ...
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Three Apple devices in the same location: Two can connect to a Wi-Fi but iPhone 6 cannot

I am currently having problems with 3 Apple wifi-capable devices in the same location - in a garage outside a main building. All three devices can connect to the wifi network with no issues within ...
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Wi-Fi not working on Xcode iPhone simulator while working on Mac

This is really funny behaviour. The Wi-Fi is working perfectly on by MacBook Pro 2014, hence me writing this question, but it's not working on the iPhone simulator, which I'm using on the same device. ...
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MacMini is unable to communicate with devices on netwrok

Devices: Router: 192.168.0.1 MacMini 192.168.0.97 MacBook 192.168.0.19 Printer 192.168.0.99 Windows 192.168.0.49 So, my problem is that a strange one. All my devices are connected to the same ...
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Non-Apple Devices Won't Connect to Airport Extreme

I've got an Airport Extreme (AE) router that I currently have configured as a Wireless Access Point on my network (a different router is handling Internet/DHCP). Up until yesterday, everything was ...
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iPhone won't connect to Internet, even when connected to Wi-Fi and 3G

I can't access the internet on my iPhone 4, even though it says it's connected to Wi-Fi. It's not a problem with my home Wi-Fi, and my phone also won't connect when it says it's connected to 3G. This ...
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WIFI and Bluetooth not connecting at same time..on my Tauras keyboard

I have the iPad 2 and it has always worked, however, I have had it paired with the WIFI and Bluetooth and it has worked for 2 years, for the past week it will not connect the Tauras AKB34 keyboard to ...
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MacBook Air A1237 Recovery

I replaced the hard drive on my Macbook Air. When I press the option key while powering on it takes me to a screen where I select a WiFi network and nothing else is on the screen. I connect to WiFi ...
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WiFi issues with channel 13 and standby

I recently switched my router to channel 13 (in Germany) because it's less crowded. My Macbook Pro supports this and I can connect to it. After it wakes up from standby, though, it doesn't see any ...
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How to manage the output power of WiFi network built with Internet Sharing?

I'm asking myself what is the level of radiofrequencies which are passing through me and my neighbourgs. I discovered that my Wi-Fi network is entering the appartments one floor above mine, one floor ...
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My MBPR can't connect to wifi network

My MBPR is unable to connect wifi network while my iPad, Android phone and other laptops are connecting fine. It always give me Invalid password error. Notice: Only once I was able to connect to this ...
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MacBook Pro wifi vs. iPhone wifi in same location

I've noticed that every minute or so, the wifi on my 15" MacbookPro Retina just doesn't seem to work, yet the icon displays full bars (4/4). In the exact same location my iPhone shows 2/3 or 3/3 bars ...
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os x hide needless SSID

Hi, As shown with this image, I'd like to know if there is a way to hide all needless networks in wifi search's results. Maybe a simple tweak that, when is activated, will only show preferred ...
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Why is my phone treating my home network as a public hotspot?

When I go out to the shopping center, there are various free hotspots hosted by companies, such as MacDonalds and even the shopping center itself, and when you log in, it prompts you to accept ...
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imessage not received until days after it has been sent

I have an iPhone 4S and am currently on a plan with no data therefore I can not receive or send iMessages when I am not in wifi. However, when I get back into wifi I do not receive any iMessages that ...
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Using Airport Express pair as 'audio tunnel'?

I'm looking to do something that I think is fairly basic, but I'm not aware of whether Airport Express hardware supports this scenario. Basically, I just want to tunnel audio via IP packets / my home ...
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Are there two separate network systems on a Mac? One that is controlled through the GUI in OS X, and one that is controlled through the Terminal?

I have a 2012 refurbished Mac mini running Yosemite 10.10.3. Often I cannot connect via Wi-fi. I am not usually given a specific reason, but it does actively tell me It can't connect. It does not ...
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iPhone 6 won't connect to wifi but other devices will

This morning, when I woke up, my phone would not connect to my home network. My Airport utility app has both router and internet on green, other devices connect to home network. However, when I try to ...