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

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How to get the wi-fi connection status from terminal?

Sometimes, when waking up my mac, I get the message "Alert: No internet connection" on the Wi-Fi icon. I can solve it everytime by turning Wi-Fi off and on again. Is there a terminal command I can use ...
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Keep wi-fi on during sleep [duplicate]

There is this: Keep wi-fi connection while asleep? but I don't see any Computer sleep setting anywhere :( Did they remove it from the latest Mac OS?
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WiFi service hangs after random amounts of time

Sometimes - often when waking from sleep - the wifi service on my early 2011 MacBook Pro will simply stop functioning. I can open the wifi menubar icon, but clicking "Turn On" or "Turn Off" won't do ...
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Certain Youtube videos won't play on iOS devices, only on wifi

Certain videos, such as "Tonight you belong to me" by Youtube user Benjamin A. James give an error when you try to play it on iOS devices, only when you're on WiFi. It says: Playback error. Tap to ...
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My Macbook Pro cannot see my Macbook when using Wifi

I have a 2009 I-Mac that is hooked to the Ethernet. When I hook my 2012 Macbook Pro to an ethernet cable I can see the I-mac. However when the macbook pro is using wireless (no ethernet) it cannot see ...
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Wi-Fi Through Captive Portal Does Not Connect

I have a Macbook Pro running OS X Yosemite 10.10.2. My university uses a captive portal to connect via Wi-Fi. I was able to connect and log in just fine, but after I updated from 10.10.1 to 10.10.2, I ...
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Difference between “System” keychain and “iCloud” keychain in Keychain access for OSX

Can anyone explain what the 'System' keychain is in comparison to the 'iCloud' keychain on my Macbook? When viewing the WIFI networks lists they appear to be almost identical within 'system' keychain ...
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Internet not working well on MBA, after switching network?

Let's say that I turned on my MBAir at home; wifi networking works. Then I close the lid (MBA goes to sleep) and go to different place with different wifi network. When I change the wifi network (eq ...
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Wifi stops working on Yosemite Macbook Pro 2011

Recently, the wifi on my computer (13-inch MacBook Pro from early 2011 running Yosemite) stops working periodically. I will be connected to the internet, and all of a sudden I will no longer be ...
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How to stop “Join [network name]” pop ups for proxy wifi

Using OS 10.10.1 I'm connecting to a wifi network that has most of the internet blocked. The problem is, every 10 minutes or so a pop-up window will appear saying "Join [network name]", but the ...
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Slow Internet Problem On Yosemite

Internet connection is really so slow on MacBook Air 13' Yosemite . Called tech support of ISP and they said my connection is OK . My internet plan has 16 MBPS speed but when I do a speed test on my ...
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Questionable Wi-Fi problem on MBP: how to analyse it?

I can't all of the sudden turn on WiFi on my MBP. I have upgraded to Yosemite half a year ago and it was all working fine until today. I tried some tips from this thread Can't turn on wifi on Mac ...
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Do AppleTVs show up in AirPlay by proximity?

So it is weird, I cannot find any details online, but we just set up multiple AppleTVs in our office for meeting rooms today. They are hard wired to our network which is connected with our WiFi ...
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Set multiple proxy information for different locations according to which wifi network is connected

I hope this is possible. I have set multiple locations in my MacBook to toggle between various networks and connections. For home there is no problem, but at work I have an issue. I have a LAN ...
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Can't see other Mac workstation via ethernet but OK over Wi-Fi

So, I upgraded router to latest DD-WRT firmware. Now, for some reason, can't see my Mac Desktop from my MacBook if connected to Ethernet. Macbook has DHCP, Mac Desktop has DHCP with manual IP. I can ...
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How do I prevent my Mac from switching Wifi connections when at home?

I have a MacBook Pro, running Mac 10.9.5. I connect wirelessly to the Internet through my home Cisco LinkSys E900 router, which sits just 10 feet away from my computer. However, frequently when I ...
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What would happen if I force installed a Linux driver into Mac OS X?

So, recently I got a Mac system and I was planning to put in an Intel WiFi card (as an upgrade for its current card). Now, as we know, Apple and Intel do not get along WiFi-wise. However, this same ...
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IP address assignment issue [duplicate]

The problem is that I have a Macbook that keeps telling me another computer is using it's IP address. I normally don't have a problem with this as I'd either restart the computer, or router and it ...
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Connections From Apps That Are Not Running On Yosemite

I have Little Snitch installed on my mac. It detects spurious connections to and from the internet and allows you to decide whether to allow the connection or not. Since installing Yosemite I have ...
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Iphone 5 - Internet problems. Whatsapp and skype connect but mail and safari don't

Situation: Iphone5 connects to the internet through a cyberoam captive portal and a wireless network. When I type in my credentials to the portal, it tells me that I am connected and skype and ...
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What is /System/Library/CoreServices/WiFiAgent.app?

Recently, I've been a bit worried about malware, so I've been examining my system and searching for out-of-place applications/programs, and this one stood out. For one, when looking at the file in ...
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Mysterious early morning cellular data usage

On my iphone 4s, there are these cellular data usages ranging from 1MB to 80 MB between 1 AM to 3 AM. This happens everyday. anybody knows what's going on and how to avoid it? During that time I am ...
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How to set-up Airport Timed Access Control such that Airplay keeps working?

I just tried using Airport Utility's Timed Access Control for my Airport Express and MacBook Pro. Unfortunately the Airport Express cuts out all communication with a device during the restricted time, ...
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Where does MacOS store remembered Wi-Fi Names?

My mac knows about 50-100 different Wi-Fi network names. I'd like to know where they are remembered, I can't find it. I've searched. I understand that there is a GUI for editing this information, but ...
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Intermittent WI-FI connection issues

I'm experiencing a very weird network issue on my newish (2014) macbook pro. I've noticed it the last few weeks, but it could have been around longer, perhaps dating back to the Yosemite upgrade. I'm ...
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Wi-Fi always requires manual choice to select desired network

We have Wi-Fi at home but each time I turn on my Mac it goes to an unlocked Wi-Fi not our own and I have to go into Wi-Fi on the menu bar to select our own home Wi-Fi. I just want to eliminate those ...
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How can I use wifi only for handoff?

Ok OSX wizards... I have a dilemma. In order to use handoff/continuity at work I need to connect my Mac and iPad/iPhone to the same wifi network. Moreover, I also need to be connected to the ...
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iMac can not see wifi home connection but it finds others

I have an iMac whose wifi connection has always worked very well. Now that I moved in a shared house with a shared wifi internet, the iMac is not able to see our own wifi network, but it is able to ...
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Ethernet driver DPC reinit messages from Yosemite kernel

I have one Mac (10.10.1 BuildVersion 14B25) that is experiencing periods of sluggish wireless networking. I am seeing system.log messages around these times of the following sort: Jan 16 08:02:50 ...
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Problem seeing shared drive when connected via 802.11ac

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina, with the current update of Yosemite, and I have an odd problem. To be honest, I'm not sure if it's laptop related, or somehow related to my router. The issue ...
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Yosemite VPN breaks internet connection over Wi-fi

I have a basic PPTP VPN connection set up, but when I connect to it, my Mac immediately looses internet connection. Skype still routes and works, but internet connection dies. I don't have "Send all ...
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Server dropped connection unexpectedly with certain WiFi

OS: Yosemite Type: Macbook Air 11 I have 2 WiFi's (A and B). Whenever I connect to A, my Mac drops the connection to a certain websites and often loses connection to the WiFi. But when I ...
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How do I mount a network drive based on my IP address or wifi network?

When I am at work, I mount a number of shared drives to use during the day. At home, I mount drives on my home network for home use. Is there a way that I can automatically mount the correct drives ...
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wireless automatically gets RTF_IFSCOPE default route

I have a routing problem when using a specific wireless AP from my mabcook pro. When I connect to the AP (wireless is configured to use dhcp) I get a default route like this. Internet: Destination ...
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Internet Sharing abnormal password request

My Mac lost ethernet connection yesterday briefly whilst Internet Sharing was running. I rebooted. Internet Sharing wasn't accepting connections at all. I deleted the relevant files in: ...
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Suddenly having issues streaming iTunes 12 (OS 10.9.5 / 2010 iMac) to an Airport Express

The Airport Express is one of the older ones (no power brick). I had issues 3 months ago ; Apple couldn't help me (before I had to go) so I left it at that. Thought to get the other Airport Express ...
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How to disable Wi-Fi and bluetooth using Apple Configurator?

How do I disable Wi-Fi and bluetooth on my supervised devices using Apple Configurator? I see options for deploying SSID setup uniformly but not the ability to disable. We're attempting to use ...
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iPhone 4S Wi-Fi problem

My 4s had the common problem where I could not turn on Wi-Fi because the button was gray and would not let me change it. So I tried resetting all my settings and everything. Now I can turn on the ...
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Can I use a different language wireless keyboard?

My Macbook pro is Japanese with a Japanese keyboard. I want to get a wireless bluetooth keyboard, but I am currently living in the UK and cannot get a wireless Japanese keyboard here. If I bought a US ...
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How many wifi streams does the Macbook Pro support?

I'm referring to the Macbook Pro Retina 15-inch (2013) model. I read that it supports three streams, and that it supports both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. The question is: does it support three streams on both ...
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Which URL does Apple request when connecting to a Wi-Fi network to look for redirects?

I remember reading somewhere that when you connect to a Wi-Fi network, Apple tries accessing their own URL which is guaranteed not to follow any redirects. (E.g. http://apple.com/no-redirects). If it ...
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Parallels: Make windows can select Wi-Fi hot spot

I'm using Parallels for running windows 8. My question is: In windows 8, the network icon always shows ethernet although I have selected Wi-Fi network in the settings. If my mac is connected to ...
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Does turning off wifi improve battery life?

I have an iPhone 5 with an unlimited data plan. I usually have it at home where I only have a mediocre cell signal. I don't want to put it in airplane mode just in case I get a call or text so would ...
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iPhone Personal Hotspot always visible even when off

I was surprised to see my iPhone 5's personal hotspot available as a WiFi choice from my iPad. I checked the phone and personal hotspot was turned off. I turned it on and off again and it still ...
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Macbook Pro Ram and/or Processor broken?

I am experiencing several problems with my MacBook Pro early 2011. It all started about two months ago with my wifi card. It lost connection to the network every few hours. The symbol in the status ...
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Yosemite MBP gets IP but cannot ping network

I have a 2013 MBP on 10.10 that I've tested on multiple wireless networks. On all I see this behavior: I get an IP address and DNS servers, but cannot ping mg router or DNS servers (request timeout) ...
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Connect to second Wifi network using dongle

I have a Macbook Pro running Yosemite (10.10.1) and an Asus wifi dongle. I would like to connect to two wifi networks. One is a normal home/office/hotel/conference network with a connection to the ...
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How can I share a L2TP VPN, tunnelling through ethernet, over AirPort on my MacbookPro?

I am running OS X 10.6.8 on a Santa Rosa MacBook Pro (MBP) (2.4Ghz). I have an ethernet connection that I share with an iPad and iPhone via the built-in WiFi (AirPort). In other words, my MBP is used ...
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Public wifi issue

I am living in an RV park while going to school. When I moved in, the park's wifi worked great, but recently a new (unrelated) wifi network popped up. When I try to get on the park's wifi on my ...
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Play music on iPhone via a mixer with wireless connection

I want to play musi from my iPhone on a sound system but connected to the mixer wirelessly. What interface an I get to plug into the mixer that would receive the music output. Looking at distance of ...