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

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Wi-Fi interface missing

i have a Macbook Pro from 2011 currently running OS X Yosemite 10.10. Before i upgraded to Yosemite, i was experiencing a common wifi issue that was that the wifi disconnected from the internet and it ...
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Can't tell if using cellular or wifi data

Okay, so here's a bit of a head scratcher. I have an iPhone 4S running ios 7.0.4. I have been using a VPN app from the App Store for work and it has worked fine until yesterday. I was connected to ...
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bridge CDCmodem and wifi on mac OSX 10.9.3

I am not a professional in IT. I am looking for a way to bridge OSX wifi with CDC modem (datacard). I tried using the internet sharing but then the wifi makes a new SSID network and disconnects from ...
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Can I use 802.11ac instead of 802.11g for Personal Hotspot when both of my devices support it?

I have an iPhone 6 and the 2013 rMBP. Both support 802.11ac WiFi, yet the iPhone always sets up the hotspot as 802.11g for backwards compatibility (I think). Is there a way to change this? My ...
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How to refresh the shared list in the Finder's side panel?

In the left side of the Finder, under favorites and devices there is a shared list that contains computers and other devices on the network. I use the MacBook in two places, both with wifi. When I ...
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How to prioritize what access point my wifi connects to?

In my office we have two Airport Express routers both acting as access points (no DHCP). They both broadcast the same wifi network (same name). Now, the one I'm sitting right next to was setup later ...
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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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Frequently get “The backup disk image “/Volumes/TimeMachine/MyMBPro.sparsebundle” is already in use” message

I have been plagued with this problem for well over a year, and am hoping someone can shed some light on what is going on. My setup is that I have a Macbook Pro that I use with a monitor while I'm ...
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Cant print in fast / draft when connected to printer over wifi, but can when connected via usb

Ive recently bought a cannon ix6850 printer to replace my canon ix6500 (really the 6850 is just an updated version with built in wifi). Now ive got this new 6850 if i connect to it over wifi i get ...
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VPN won’t work with AirPort Extreme

I have a VPN server set up on my MacMiniColo machine running OS X 10.9.5 server. My iPhone (running iOS 8.0.2) can connect to the VPN server via LTE. My MacBook Pro (also running 10.9.5) can connect ...
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If iCloud is logged out in iTunes and my iPhone is reset, can I still track it?

If iCloud is logged out in iTunes and my iPhone is reset, can I still track it?
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View passwords of all Wi-Fi networks my Mac has connected to in the past

I have connected my Mac to lots of public Wi-Fi networks. I want to know their passwords. What should be the terminal command to list all the Wi-Fi networks whom I connected with in the past with ...
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WiFi problems in windows 7 boot camp

I have a mid-2012 retina 15" MBP. WiFi works fine in OS X, but in boot camp (windows 7 x64): I can see, but cannot connect to my 5 GHz network (n only, 40 MHz channel) I can connect to 2.4 GHz ...
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Route command to use wildcard

I have a bunch of routes to my LAN line that won't resolve through my WiFi (which is set as 1st order). sudo route add 10.999.999.999 10.888.888.888 I have a lot more but that's just a sample. This ...
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Does the Airport Extreme support wireless roaming and guest network?

I'm looking to purchase two Apple Airport Extreme base station units to use as wireless access points only. They will be connected via Ethernet to my network closet. Internet gateway is handled by my ...
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How do I restart Internet Recovery on Macbook Air

Recently I've used Internet Recovery to recover OSX and connected to a certain Wifi hotspot to do so. The recover could not finish, and I had to stop the recovery. Now whenever I try to start up ...
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Maximizing iPhone Battery Life [closed]

Regard maximizing iPhone Battery Life, just for my curiosity and knowledge, from a software or hardware standpoint why when we use the iPhone to access data, a Wi-Fi connection uses less power than a ...
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iPhone 4S on iOS 8 with gevey sim but without WiFi, how can i get 3G?

I have a iPhone 4s with the WiFi button greyed out for some time (hardware and humidity situation) but it didn't matter much because i had 3g but now i have changed operator and put a gevey card on ...
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AEBS crashing after iOS 8

Okay, let me start with the caveat that I'm a bit in the dark about what exactly is going on here. I'll try to provide all the necessary info but feel free to ask for more if I leave something out. ...
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internet disconnect itself after some minutes in bootcamp

I have a MBP Retina 15" with Bootcamp on it, at Windows7 (64-bits Ultimate) and after some minutes of "inactivity" (when I'm playing an offline game or even downloading something), mi internet ...
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Strange network activity virus when Aiport is off / No Wifi

So I have this strange issue on my aging MPB (pre-retina generation, running 10.8.5 (need this for Maya 2013 to run...), where basically the network is always showing activity even when I am not ...
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Disable WIFI order with keychain access

There are two WIFIs at work. One official and one for guests (which is also used to connect to for privat devices like iPhones). I have the same Apple ID and keychain access configured on my private ...
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Stop from automatically connecting to a WiFi network

I have just bought a printer that works via its own WiFi connection, so every time I have to print something, I have to manually switch from my usual internet WiFi connection to the printer's. The ...
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Can Travel Router designed for iPad be used with other Wifi devices?

I got Toaster PRO Travel Router which is claimed to be used for iPad and iPhone. Can it be used with other WiFi devices? Its SSID cannot be seen by other WiFi devices. Is it possible that SSID of some ...
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How to display USA content on my AppleTV while I'm in Mexico using hotel wifi?

How can I display USA content on my Apple TV while I'm in Mexico using a hotel's wifi? (I've been told that AppleTV may only show Mexican content while I'm in Mexico.)
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WiFi connection requires router reset

We own a B&B where we provide free WiFi access. Normally this works fine, but occasionally Mac and iPad users cannot connect; the network appears on their device but when they type in the ...
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iPhone 5s. If you are connected to wifi at home and the wifi temporarily loses signal does the iPhone automatically switch back to cellular network?

I want to know if you are connected to your home wifi, and that wifi temporarily loses signal for a few hours, does the iPhone automatically start using your cellular network? I had an issue with ...
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Restrict which devices connect to Wi-Fi networks whose credentials are shared over iCloud

Since I upgraded to iOS 8 I have an issue with my hotspot connection. The connection still works, however now my iPhone 5s also automatically connects to my hotspot in addition to my iPad. I went ...
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My iPad2 will not print to my HP wifi printer since the IOS8 update

Can anyone advise me why my previously working HP printer and IPAD2 connection has suddenly stopped working after the recent IOS8 software update and how to rectify it? Thanks in anticipation.
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Prevent Mac from connecting to WiFi networks with same name as preferred network

How can I prevent OS X (and ideally iOS devices as well) from connecting to a WiFi network which has the same name as one of my preferred networks, but isn't the same network? For example say my ...
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My MacBook Air is automatically connecting to a password protected network that's not mine!

I'm starting to think I've been hacked because my Macbook Air is frequently jumping to a neighbors password protected network on its own! I see the network in the "preferred network" list and I don't ...
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Can I use my brothers old SIM card that's in an iPad he gave me?

My brother just gave me his old iPad after purchasing a new one. He accidently left his SIM card in there because he got a different SIM card for his new one. I won't be able to add to my current ...
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iOS strange tab “DEVICES” in Wi-Fi Settings

Does anyone ever see this DEVICE tab in the Wi-Fi Settings page? It very strange, it's my first time saw this. And even more, while I tried to connect to this SSID. iOS pops up a dialog said "xxxxxx ...
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Airport Utility gives Bogus status, misbehaves a lot

The Airport Utility shows all 3 of my Wifi access points as being offline today, all have the yellow caution triangle "/!\" and display the message "Device Not Found: AirPort ExtAC was previously part ...
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Why is my iMac the only device that has network problems?

I was trying to solve my internet/DNS problems on my iMac but nothing does make sense to me and I need some help on this ^^ Since I moved to another place and now have another ISP, I started ...
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Airdrop: Bluetooth or WiFi?

How does Airdrop work? I thought it is just bluetooth, but I am starting to doubt that now. Whenever I turn Airdrop on, my WiFi and Bluetooth are automatically turned on. If I turn the WiFi off, and ...
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Issue with using Netgear AC1600's 802.11ac standard and WMM on 2014 MBP

When I enable the WMM (Wireless Multimedia) setting, which allows the full bandwidth of ac, and the computer is for instance streaming online video, or video over ip within a browser like a chatroom, ...
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MacBook Pro Cannot Connect to Certain/Some WiFi

My MacBook Pro (2011), with OS X Mavericks, can connect to WiFi in some U.S. homes perfectly fine, but not other homes in the U.S. The "bad home" with WiFi where it fails to connect has other ...
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Wi-Fi syncing and Home Sharing with iPhone 5 not working in iTunes after iOS 8 upgrade

I have a recent MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks). I also have an iPhone 5 that had iOS 7.1, but I recently updated it to iOS 8. When I had iOS 7, I used to be able to connect via Wi-Fi and ...
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Mavericks menu bar Wi-Fi icon does not refresh

In Mac OS X 10.9, once I am connected to a Wi-Fi station the menu bar Wi-Fi icon no longer refresh (the spinning wheel does not appear). This complicates station switching as I have to turn off and on ...
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After updating iPad to iOS 8, WiFi no longer works

I recently upgraded to iOS 8 on my iPad 2, now the WiFi doesn't work. I rebooted the iPad and router several times. Any suggestions?
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Mavericks - I need to be notified when a wifi network becomes available

My university's wifi connection goes up at random times. It's faster, so I would want to be notified when it becomes available so that I can surf faster and I don't have to pay for mobile data that I ...
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Using iPhone on VoIP landline?

At my home I have a bundled internet connection and a VoIP landline. These services are provided with a Huawei HG659 Wi-Fi modem. Is there a way I can connect my iPhone to my VoIP landline via Wi-Fi? ...
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Does Time Capsule require Internet to properly function as a backup server?

Is it possible to use Time Capsule without the Internet as an offline private wifi network for backup? I have read only tales of terror in my search for anecdotes and instructions regarding set-up ...
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iOS 8 Handoff does not work between iPhone and iPad

So i'm getting really frustrated with the new and the best feature of iOS 8 - Handoff. I've tried many different ways to make it work, but nothing helped: Tried various methods of restarting both ...
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Monitor Internet traffic flowing via my MacBook?

My MacBook is connected to an Internet cable and meanwhile sharing the Internet connection with other devices over Wi-Fi. That is, my MacBook serves as a router, which broadcasts Wi-Fi signals. Since ...
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Force iPhone to use cellular data while connected to wifi

I have an iPhone 5s with iOS 7 on T-mobile in the US. I have a wifi network that is not connected to the Internet. When I connect to the wifi network with my phone, my iPhone tries to access the ...
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How do I set a specific system setting using a script or a profile? System Preferences/Networks/WiFi/Require authorisation to turn wifi on/off

I'm hoping someone can help. I work for a college, I manage about 80 Macs and we've had a problem recently where students are turning WiFi on or off on the Macs that they're logging on to. This is bad ...
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Can't access internet through network share

I have an MBP with the latest OSX connected to the internet through ethernet. I've created a wi-fi network with the same name as the laptop and set the WPA2 password. I then enabled internet sharing ...
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Using AirPrint printer on a public Wi-Fi

If I'm at a dorm and the only available Wi-Fi is through a public network such as a University's Wi-Fi, how can I prevent others from printing to my AirPrint enabled printer? I would like to be able ...