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

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Incoming cellular calls ring on all my iOS devices

When I receive an incoming cellular call on my iPhone 5 (iOS 8.3), it is propagated to all my other devices (including a wifi only iPad) connected to the same wifi network. I guess that's an ...
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Wifi doesn't work unless I cycle it off then on again coming off of sleep

I have a Macbook Pro Retina, 15in, and I have the above issue. In a related question (Wifi doesn't work unless I turn it off then on again) a user commented: For as long as I can remember, ...
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Macbook freezes when connected (connecting) to new wireless router

So I have done extensive troubleshooting for my problem. When we moved to our new apartment and had a new fiber optic internet set up with, which came with a new wireless router, all the trouble ...
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Delete Wi-Fi network from mac

How do I delete a network from my Mac? I removed it from network preferences in the advanced pane but it still appears connected in my list. I also tried looking for it in Keychain Access but it's ...
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Can't turn on wifi on Mac OSX Mountain lion MBP 2012

The WiFi interface won't turn on when i press "Activate wifi" from the preferences neither from the status bar. I tried restarting the mac,and reset the pram. The Ethernet works fine and this is ...
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MacBook Pro (late 2013) drops connection to wireless router every 15 minutes

My MacBook Pro is a late 2013 edition model, running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. Every 15 minutes (the intervals are very regular) it loses connection to my router; pings to the router do not go through, ...
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How can I write an AppleScript which when run will connect to a specific WIFI network if available?

The title pretty much sums it up. I want to avoid having to use the trackpad to connect to certain networks. This comes up often when a new network becomes available but I'm already connected to ...
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Making a program use a specific network interface

I would like my IRC client to only use a WiFi connection and all other programs to use WiFi or wired connections. This is because every time I plug in my Ethernet cable my IRC client automatically ...
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Macbook sometimes drops my wifi connection and can't reconnect for a few minutes

Every now and then my macbook will drop my home wifi connection and the network will not be visible in the list of available networks for a few minutes leaving me unable to reconnect. Eventually my ...
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What OS X signal strength test apps exist to measure Wi-Fi networking?

Is there a way I can get more details on the strength of my Wi-Fi signal? I'm looking for either an app I can download or a system command that I can run in terminal that will expose the noise of ...
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What does the spinning circle next to the network indicators on iOS mean?

I recently got an iPhone and at first I had problems connecting to the wifi. After a while, I got it to work. Now I noticed a small circle next to the wifi icon that spins when I am going down through ...
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How can I get the name of connected devices on an Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station?

I can see who is connected to my base station by going to Advanced>Logs and Statistics. http://cl.ly/2l0p0w223q1E3T1H0B0w What I'd like to know is who/what device is connected by device name without ...
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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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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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iPhone 5 always asks for username when connect to Wifi

(I'm using wifi from a personal access point in my room, of which the security type is "WPA/WPA2 Personal" (it's what I see in network settings on my mac). Normally it just requires a password to ...
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WiFi or Bluetooth (or USB) for iPad Tethering

How do the three tethering options for the iPad compare in the following areas: Range Security Speed Power usage (both laptop and iPad) I'm mainly looking for the difference between WiFi and ...
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How to auto join my hidden SSID home network from my iPhone on iOS5 [closed]

Ever since upgrading to iOS 5 my iPhone(s) have problems auto joining my home wifi network. They seem to auto join it for a few days and then it just stops working. The phone can still see the wifi ...
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Why doesn't my Macbook detect network after sleep?

every time that my 2007 macbook with lion goes to sleep, either manually (closing the lid) or timing out, i have to restart my computer to connect to the wireless network. It fails to detect any ...
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Use the Airdrop network to access a computer?

I'm using airdrop to transfer files and stuff to another macbook. Looking at the output of ifconfig, I can see that airdrop creates a VNIC to communicate with the other computer. Is there a way I ...
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How to have multiple (wireless) network profiles?

is the following scenario possible in Mac OSX? I want to assign specific TCP/IP configurations for different wireless networks that I connect to, and I want the system to remember the settings. For ...
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Yosemite keeps dropping WiFI connectivity

After upgrading to Yosemite, my Macbook Air drops off the WiFi connection many times a day. The following ping test demonstrates that restarting WiFi leads to a successful reconnection. $ ping ...
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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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Can't delete preferred networks from wireless settings (comes back up) [duplicate]

I am having an issue with preferred networks in WiFi settings. There are few networks I want to delete - when I do so, the disappear temporarily, but will eventually come back. I believe is to do with ...
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Wifi channel selection

Is it possible specifically select a Wifi channel use? I am defaulting to channel 6 which has a low signal to noise ratio. "Wifi Signal", ver 1.3 suggests that several other channels offer better ...
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How to easily and completely disable/enable WLAN (so it cannot be turned on again while travelling)?

Without going into specifics of why I might like to do this, or whether this is a good idea or not, I would like to know how I can disable use of wireless networking on my MacBook Air, either via ...
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Bluetooth keyboard causing wifi to freak out, in turn using all of my CPU and RAM?

I paired my Apple Bluetooth keyboard with my Macbook Retina running 10.8.3 today, and noticed that my fan starting running really loudly. Opening Activity Monitor, it showed that a task, ...
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Can't I use different WiFi networks for different Locations?

I'm having trouble understanding what I'm doing wrong here: I'm trying to set up two network Locations, one for my home network via my cable modem and a second for WiFi tethering via my mobile phone. ...
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How can I share Internet with my devices?

I have an iMac, that has Internet access via Ethernet cable (no Wi-Fi). I know that my iMac has a Wi-Fi access point. How can I share the iMac's Internet connection with an iPad?
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Can you tunnel iPhone internet traffic through a local proxy on a Mac computer?

I want to monitor the requests (and responses) my iPhone is sending via the internet. I have a web debugging proxy called Charles on my Mac, which I would like to use to monitor my iPhone's ...
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Apple Remote for iPhone won't discover iTunes library without network gateway to internet enabled

This may be a networking question as much as an Apple-specific question; however it's directly related to configuration / behaviour of Apple Remote, so hoping to find an answer here. My goal: Build a ...
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Connect Mac to closer Access Point

this is a complicated question that I think has an super easy answer but I've been googling and no success so far. What happens is that I use my Mac in the office, and the office has three floors. ...
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iPhone 5 slowly fails to connect to wifi

My iPhone 5 running 7.1.1 has stopped connecting to wifi networks. In the beginning, everything was fine. It seemed like maybe the network in my house was stretched a little thin, and I had trouble ...
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Can I share my iPhone's WiFi connection to my Mac?

I'd like to be able to share my iPhone's WiFi connection to my Mac. I'm NOT asking to share the phone plan (the iPhone is actually being used as an old iPod). My Mac can't connect to a wifi network ...
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Is it possible to jury-rig Internet Sharing to share an internet connection wirelessly, when my Mac already connects to the internet wirelessly?

I am trying to set up an internet sharing on my Mac so I can have a 'temporary hotspot' with lesser security so I can connect a DS to the internet when I want it, without changing my router's security ...
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Internet Sharing Issues (WiFi to Ethernet)

For some reason my internet sharing has decided to stop working. It was perfectly fine about a day ago, no issues, no hiccups, but today it differs. It won't work at all. I'm connecting my MacBook ...
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How do I change the output power on the OS X internet sharing wifi network?

I'm on 10.7, and I want to alter the broadcast power (so my wifi network doesn't extend beyond 10 ft radius or so). Also, if there's a way to change the security to WPA, which windows 7 can do, I'd ...
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Update 'Find my iPhone' location with new wireless network setup

Apple used to use Skyhook Wireless to do geolocation on wifi devices to assist with GPS. Now, according to their recent location services press release, as well as previous iOS release notes, they ...
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Connection issues with iPod touch

I have one year old iPod Touch. All of a sudden YouTube is not working. I have wireless network at home. It says "Cannot connect to YouTube". I'm also facing this issue when I connect to Gmail. it ...
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Why is my iPhone unable to connect to an ad hoc wifi network?

I'm trying to connect my iPhone 3G(iOS 4.0.2) to an ad hoc wifi network that I've created on my netbook(running Fedora 13). When I attempt to connect, everything seems to go fine on both ends, ...
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Is there an iPod app to easily switch wifi on and off?

Is there an app whose only purpose would be to change the wifi prefs, by starting or stopping the wifi on iPod Touch? I would like to have an icon on the home page, and a simple click on it will ...
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Mac randomly stopping Internet

I'm really kind of clueless as to what is going on here, but it is really becoming frustrating. I haven't ever came across this issue on any other Macs, and it seems to be unique to me for some ...
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Is there an iOS app for quick switching of the wifi network?

On my iPad, I frequently need to switch between two wifi networks due to different access rights on those networks. It's quite cumbersome having to navigate to the Settings App, find the network ...
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How to correctly remove drivers of external USB wireless network adaptor?

I want to completely remove the driver of a TP-Link wireless network adaptor. I can't find any tips from TP-Link's official site. Is there a right way to safely and gracefully remove?
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How to disable captive.apple.com?

I used a crummy AT&T (*coughAT&Tsymbollookslikedeathstarcough*) router to build a private LAN. It has no service/DSL connections, there for it detects no internet access (naturally) and will ...
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How wifi/bluetooth speaker can get audio data?

As I said in title? How a wifi/bluetooth speaker can get audio data from your device such as phone or PC? I have an bluetooth speaker and any sound from my phone is sent to that speaker - How they can ...
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WiFi icon not showing on the menu bar and Internet not working (wifi or ethernet)?

It used to work fine. There is no physical damage to the MacBook and the WiFi network I'd like to connect is is perfectly functional. It will not connect to any WiFi network or ethernet-based ...
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iPhone 4s wifi problem

My iPhone is no longer on I'm using it as an iPod for now but I cant connect to the wifi ; like the wifi is greyed out. I restarted and rest it , it's not on air plane mode or anything. How do I fix ...
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Macbook pro does not connect wifi

I have mac book pro late 2013 with os x 10.9.2. When i clicked on the wifi network i want to connect, it doesn't connect. It doesn't even give any response. There is only an animation in wifi: on ...
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MacBook Air: Can't connect to my TP-Link wifi router

I have a MBA 13" mid 12, OS X 10.7.5. It often completely ignores my Wi-Fi network, not showing it in the list of available networks (my Linux boxes and Android devices are connecting perfectly). I ...
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How do I make my iPad Retina wifi hotspot discoverable (tethering 3G) when off and unplugged like my iPhone 6S?

I can use my Ipad Retina (4th Gen, iOS 9.3.1) when plugged in via USB to tether the 3G connection. After it is plugged into USB, then I can see it shareable via wifi from other devices. (My Mac ...