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

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Help me assess my internet connection's problem

I'm currently pinging google.com to find a trend and pinpoint the problem. The internet keeps disconnecting every few mins and I have no idea why. What I realised is that between every 4-6 pings I ...
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Devices in OS X Internet Sharing can't see each other

I really like the feature of OS X to share it's Ethernet connection over WiFi to other devices. But it appears that those devices are unable to "see" each other (e.g. you can't play a LAN game with ...
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AirPort constantly losing and reconnecting to Wi-Fi on Mac Mini

I have purchased an old Mac mini 1,1 (Intel). When I purchased it, it's connected to Wi-Fi with poor signal but worked. OS was Mac OS X 10.6.8. Later I was opened the Mac (there was screws on the ...
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AirPort Express or Extreme?

So I'm no expert when it comes to advanced internet knowledge and I need to update my Wi-Fi router. We have 14 megabits (I think, no pro at this) or something and I have my room in the floor right ...
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What are the networking requirements for a successful AirPlay connection?

We are using devices we know are capable of AirPlay (iphone 5 on ios7, apple tv3). Sometimes the phone can see the apple tv, sometimes it cannot. When it cannot, we check, and the apple tv IS still ...
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What does an icon that looks like a pair of connected chain links next to a wireless network name mean?

When I click on the WiFi symbol in the menu bar on my Mac I get a list of wireless networks, most of them with little lock icons next to them. But some of them show what looks like a pair of chain ...
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Iphone 5s non connecting to internet

My iphone will not connect to the internet when out of the house ( connection to wifi iphone works ok ) I can make calls and send text but not imessages. Non of my apps work off wifi ;( I am on '3' ...
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Does the iPad Air automatically switch to 4G if Wi-Fi is down?

My mom has an iPad Air with a T-Mobile data plan. The iPad Air is configured to use the Wi-Fi in her home. She recently noticed some pop-up messages on the iPad Air saying that there's no data left ...
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When waking from sleep, the wifi doesn't turn on

Sometimes, after waking from sleep my MacBook Pro's wifi appears to be "off" (there are no bars in the pie in the system tray, grey or black, or bouncing), but in fact when I click it I only have the ...
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Connect automatically to VPN when connecting to wifi access point?

Is it possible to automatically connect to a VPN when one is connected to a WIFI access point? To manually connect to a VPN after connecting to a WIFI access point works, but it is so easy to forget. ...
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I just install a TP-Link repeter and all the devices have internet less my mb pro?

Well I just bought a TP-Link repeater or extensor and I configure it with mi macbook pro (MY COMPUTER) and all was ok, I finish configuring it and I try the internet with my smart tv, all other ...
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MobiControl Device Enrollment Profile Installation Failed with “The request timed out”

I am trying to enroll my iPad to be a remotely controlled device via SOTI MobiControl. The Wi-Fi is internal and is currently not able to access public IPs. After I tap on Install, it times out after ...
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Sync with time server on iPad (date/time) via WiFi?

We are deploying iPads in an enterprise environment. We have a specific use case where we will use an app for internal use only. We tried to completely lock down access, but we see it is too ...
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How do I connect my iPhone to my laptop wireless network to get Internet access?

I am trying to connect my iPhone to a laptop with a wireless connection using a USB dongle. I am getting an error that I have not internet access.
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Why do text messages not appear when off of wi-fi?

I have an iPhone 4 (iOS 7) with cell plan but no data. When texting with non-iPhone users, I get the texts to and from no problem. When texting with iPhone users, though, the messages will only appear ...
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VPN-Sharing via WLAN Internet Sharing

I am connected to a vpn network throught the ethernet port. And I want to share these connection over a WLAN internet sharing my iPhone. Configuration: OSX: Mavericks (Version 10.9.4) VPN: OpenVPN ...
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How do I fix OSX Maps having the wrong location (Next Door)

On OSX Maps, when I use my "Current Location" always resolves to the house next door. This is easy enough to override, by never using my current location, but is there a way to make it know the real ...
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Driver for TP-LINK TL-WN721N Wi-Fi Adapter

I used to plug in my TP-LINK TL-WN721N Wi-Fi adapter in a port in my old computer that used to run Windows. That's how I connected to the internet, but now I bought an iMac which I couldn't connect to ...
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Can I share a wifi-connected internet connection over wifi on stock MBP?

I have my MBP that is connected to wifi, and I want to share this connection with other devices but via wifi as well. Can this be done with a stock MBP (i.e. no extra wifi card)? I enabled this in ...
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How do I view saved passwords on an ipod? [duplicate]

Is there a way to view saved passwords on my ipod from previously utilized wifi networks?
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Intermittent stuttering after upgrade to OS X 10.9.4 from 10.9.3

MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013. OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) After the update from 10.9.3 to 10.9.4 my cursor/keyboard inputs stutter every ~5 seconds for about a second after my computer awakes from ...
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Internet Sharing from Ethernet over Wifi results in self-assigned IP address

I have OS X Mavericks with a Thunderbolt Ethernet connected to the internet with IP 192.168.0.1 (which is a subrouter of 192.168.1.1). I set up internet sharing through the Sharing interface and I am ...
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Running Parallels VMs from a NAS

As I don't have enough internal storage space on my MacBook Pro, I used to store my Parallels VMs on an external 500 GB HDD connected via Firewire 800. However, that drive eventually died, and I ...
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Using a Configurator profile to “rotate” Wi-Fi passwords

I am managing design, build/testing and deployment of 3,500 iOS devices into our Enterprise this Fall. We have been using Configurator .mobileconfig profiles to manage Wi-Fi payloads on a WPA2 ...
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Unable to use internet when I am downloading a file

I'm unable to use internet when I am downloading a file. I've already completely did a fresh reinstall of the machine. I'm using OsX Mavericks on a macbook pro 13" late 2012 model. I'm using a WiFi ...
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Keep wifi connected after log off

Is there a way to maintain a wifi connection after log off on OS X 10.8 Lion? I would like to be able to log in, log off, and log into a new account on my domain without having to plug in my ...
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Teather Mac's Wifi connection to phone over Bluetooth

I'm staying in a rather upmarket hotel, yet for some reason the Wifi is £7 per device per day. I got it for my Macbook, and I'm wondering if there is a way for me to share the connection to my iPod. ...
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Problems Setting up an OS X Radius Server

I have a Mavericks server running OS X server 3.1.2, and three AirPort Extreme APs. My server is running Open Directory, and we would like to get the Radius service up and running. I've been running ...
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iMac 21.5″ Wi-Fi Issues

My iMac constantly dropping its internet connection in the last couple of days. I'm connected to a 2.4GHZ Airport Express. Not a router issue, because my iPhone and iPad works just fine, no ...
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How to extend range of airport express that feeds a receiver

I have an airport extreme in the basement I use to send out my wireless signal. Upstairs, I wirelessly connect my airport express to my extreme so that I can extend the range of my internet signal ...
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Accuracy of wireless quality indicator

Wireless networks listed in the dropdown menu from the menu bar have a quality indicator, shown by the number of "bars" in their icon (1-4). On my 2012 MacBook Pro, this indicator seems to be 3 bars ...
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IPhone File Server & Client to Create Proxy Alternative to Personal Hotspot Tethering

Assumptions: I have the latest iPhone with unlimited fast Internet through my cellular network provider. I have a new Mac. My iPhone prevents me from using my wireless data using my Mac when I set ...
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MacAir with Maverick not connecting to wifi

I have a MacAir, and I'm apparently unable to connect to any WiFi network since yesterday. I've tried everything listed on this blog post here, but to no avail. I've also tried shutting bluetooth ...
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Can I use 4G LTE (Cellular Data) and Airplay using Wifi w/ No Internet connection at the same time?

I've looked for an answer to this but still haven't found one that works. I want to use my iPhone as my primary source of internet. I am currently an ATT Uverse DSL customer, but I want to cut the ...
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Suddenly cannot print over WiFi

I have an Epson Stylus NX625 that my family had been using from several Macs and Macbooks until recently. Now when we attempt to print the Mac reports "Looking for printer" for several minutes ...
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Enable/Disable Sharing (SSH/File) Based on Network?

Is it possible to enable and disable the Sharing features (ssh, file sharing, etc) based on the current network? For example, I want file sharing and SSH to be enabled on my trusted home network. ...
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How to create your own wifi network in mac without internet cable

I want to create a network in my room with my mac. I have low wifi signal in my room and my ipad cannot detect it but my mac can. However, I am using a retina mac and thus cannot connect the ethernet ...
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How to install wifi in Macbook Pro

Currently I am using a Macbook Pro with OSX 10.8.5 & I just notice that there is no "wifi option" in this Machine. Because, to make that back in Desktop menu bar I go to: Preference >> ...
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iPhone won't connect to wifi but iPad do

My home network is same and so is the setting, I been using it for months my net connection but today my mother iPhone and my iPhone couldn't connect to home wifi. But my iPad is working fine. I ...
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Endless loop of iCloud prompt rendering iPad unusable

I hadn't used my iPad in some time, and recently tried powering it back on. As soon as iOS starts up, I am prompted to enter my iCloud password. My home WiFi network has changed since the last time I ...
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Run program if connected to specific wifi?

Is it possible to have a program starting automatically when I connect to a specific router, and having it stop when I disconnect from this router? Basically I want a program to run while I'm at work ...
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Why does my phone only turn on when it's plugged in?

My iPhone 4 doesn't turn on unless it's plugged in. When it is plugged in, it briefly shows the Apple logo and then shows my lock screen. Where it should say Verizon and show how much signal I have, ...
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Macbook air booting from external hardrive stuck on startup wifi screen

I'm moving over my old macbook computer to a 2010 macbook air, I replaced the hard drive in the macbook air prior to this so there is nothing on the hard drive that is currently in my macbook air. I ...
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Mac not communicating, internet fine

My macs (Mavericks) and printer + visiting PCs have stopped seeing each other over my home wi fi. Always had the odd drop out, usually fixed with a restart of one or other of the computers or turn off ...
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Macbook Air mid 2013 with Mavericks stopped connecting to familiar wifi after 10.9.4 update

I recently installed update 10.9.4, which was recommended for all Mavericks users. My wifi was working fine beforehand and now won't connect to familiar networks. Ironic much? The 10.9.4 update was ...
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MBA wifi busted - can I just install a USB Wifi dongle?

The Wifi on my 2012 MBA is busted, and a lab wants $400 to repair the logic board. Could I just buy a USB Wifi dongle, disable the builtin Wifi and set it up via the dongle? If yes, any recommended ...
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Failing to connect to WiFi network with MacAuthEvent error

I'm unable to connect to any WiFi network. When attempting to connect, before the popup prompting me to run network diagnostics, the console shows the following in the logs: 7/14/14 8:52:06.000 AM ...
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Bridge WiFi internet connection using PDANet and a computer

I used the trial version of MyWi, and I then switched to PDANet. I wanted to bridge an internet connection, as in re-broadcast a signal. When I used MyWi, I just plugged to phone into the computer and ...
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Issues Setting Up Airport Express to Extend Network

I have tried to set up my WLAN with the following topology: Cable modem providing Internet connectivity Airport Extreme as the primary access point Airport Express as a repeater (to extend my ...
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App that allows iPhones to share information while overseas without a plan (and no data)

I need an app that allows a number of iPhones to exchange information between each other during an event that there may be no WiFi available while myself and two buddies travel overseas. None of us ...