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

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What could be the cause of these erratic and extremely high ping times between two MacBooks over wifi?

I have two laptops on my network: a Mid-2015 Macbook Pro Retina running 10.10.5 and an Early 2014 Macbook Air running 10.9.5. When I ping one from the other over the same wifi network, I get very ...
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Do I have 2 routers for my wireless network?

I use an Airport Time Capsule and have a wireless router. Which one should I use for Wi-fi and how do I know which one I am using now? Thank you. MacBook Pro 11,3 with Retina display; OS X Mavericks (...
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Self assigned IP address

I've done a clean install of OS X El Capitan recently, and everything worked fine. But as I came home, I couldn't connect to Wi-Fi. It states that it has a self-assigned IP address and will not ...
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How to Connect Printer via Ethernet on Thunderbolt Display?

I have a complex setup and just upgraded from Mavericks to El Capitan and now my printer no longer works. I had it connected via ethernet on a different subnet through a Thunderbolt display that is ...
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Cannot download apps or watch streaming videos

I have connected ipad 4 over Microsoft virtual wifi adapter network to the internet. I can browse websites, download videos or images. However i cannot download any app from appstore, or podcast or ...
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What does this mean: “Wi-Fi has the self-assigned IP address…& will not be able to connect to the Internet”?

I have internet access but I noticed that in System Preferences/Network, although the W-Fi status is "On" this statement is below: "Wi-Fi has the self-assigned IP address XXX.XXX.X.XX and will not be ...
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Time Capsule Wifi blocks bluetooth tethering

My mom lives in a remote place and recently lost her "broadband" internet connection. She has a Time Capsule (3+ years old) and several Macs of various ages. We can use bluetooth for tethering to the ...
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Wifi continuously dropping out using Macbook Pro, other devices/Macbook Pro users no problems

So earlier this week we got a new modem from our ISP as the old one was 11 years old and causing heaps of problems, but ever since we've been using it I've been having my internet connection drop out ...
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Using TimeCapsule through PFSense firewall

I'm running some time capsule automatic backups and I've recently totally changed my home network with a PFsense firewall and of course my mac stopped recognizing my time capsule. My mac is ...
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Internet fading in and out OS X?

I have recently been experiencing a new problem with internet reliability on OS X. We have two OS X El Capitan desktops. My mom's mac is in the office and receives an ethernet connection and that ...
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Is there a way to transmit sound from MacBook to iPad?

I have my iPad connected to my home speakers. Is there an app that would let me transmit sound from my MacBook to an iPad? They both are connected to super fast Wi-Fi.
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Is there an application like Connectify for Mac OS X El Capitan?

here is a well known app for Windows named: Connectify, used to share a wifi connection between a computer that only has wifi with other devices which requests that connection from the computer. What'...
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Is it possible to connect an iPhone to a WiFi network that you've previously connected your Mac to without having to enter the password on the phone?

I'm pretty sure that iCloud will sync Wi-Fi information from your iPhone to your Mac, but I've connected to a network with a "secure" password and typing it on my phone is a pain. Can I use the fact ...
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I have an iPhone 5 and it won't connect to the wifi but my iPad will

my iPhone won't connect to the wifi even though it's right next to the router but my iPad does, even from a few rooms away. I have Reset the Network Connection in settings but it still won't connect. ...
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Static IP Wi-Fi connection all the time for a specific Wi-Fi point while 3G is open

I can configure the Wi-Fi point from my iPhone 6 (running iOS 9) so that I have the static ID and subnet mask entered and leaving others empty. This enables me to have 3G connection as well for the ...
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how can I share my mac wifi internet with my android phone

I am using an OSX yosemite version 10.10.2. I have wifi internet connection on my macbook, and I will like to share this with my android phone - I have been trying to do this with blootooth PAN. I ...
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How to deactivate Wifi 801.11 N on Mac?

I would like to deactivate the Wifi 801.11N on a Macbook Air 2013. I have some problems of stability and connection losses when connecting to a professional network. It appears these issues are ...
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Unable to share internet

I have been using Internet Sharing through Thunderbolt ethernet. But just yesterday my wired internet got disconnected or even said that I am not connected to the internet when I tried to share my ...
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Wireless network on Macbook Pro running Windows 10 (under BootCamp) not working properly

Hardware: Retina Macbook Pro 2013 Software: Windows 10 (with latest updates) running on Bootcamp Partition (Apple Software Update run) Symptoms Internet Browsing exhibits the following strange ...
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Stream nvr content over wifi/lan without internet

I have some ip cameras connected to an nvr, which is itself connected to a router. Rather than a monitor cabled to the nvr, to watch the video stream from the cameras, i am using a tablet with an app ...
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AirDrop is not working after upgrading to version 10.11.1 (15B42) OSX El Capitan

I'm using a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013), after upgrading to 10.11.1 AirDrop cease to function. It opens, but no devices are shown and I'm not visible to anyone. How can I bring it to ...
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El Capitan Realtek 8812au Installation stuck at “Destination Select”

I'm trying to install driver for my D-Link DW-182 rev. C1 which uses RTL-8812AU Realtek chipset and supports Mac OS X via this ftp link. ( ver. 2.3.1 ) What's the problem? Any help? At least can I ...
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Constant lag issue when streaming music from iTunes to Apple TV, not the other way around

My network is setup as follows: Cisco DPC3825 Modem / router; wireless is disabled. DNS servers set to Google, then Shaw as a backup. Apple Airport Extreme (in bridge mode) connected via ethernet to ...
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Very slow internet when using Safari, Maps, Mail, Appstore

I have a MacBook Pro from late 2011 and installed El-capitan. Since yesterday my internet connection is very slow or doesn't work at all(Mail, Safari, Appstore). It's weird because when I use Chrome ...
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After waking, mac not connected to wifi

I have a new macbook running El Capitan and it's connected to my home wifi. However, when it sleeps for some minutes (15-20min usually) and I awake it, my internet connection will not work, even ...
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MB Air: connect, update App Store with broken Wifi/Airport via USB WiFi

On my MB Air 2,1 (mid 2009) the wifi is broken. Connecting with the internet is possible via an Apple USB-Ethernet-adapter. When trying to install an app/update via the App Store (e.g. to OSx El ...
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Anyone knows how to fix Module wl Not found? t

Does anyone know how to go around fixing: Fatal: module wl not found I get this when I insert into terminal: modprobe wl on Kali linux 2.0 that I dual booted to my Macbook air El capitan. ...
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Internet connection problem in iPad

I have a jailbroken iPad 3 with IoS 8.1. For no apparent reason, the internet is not working anymore. iPad in connecting to wifi router just fine. However, nothing seems to load, pages won't open, ...
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macbook not working with home wifi

My home wifi works with everything but the macbook(2015 early, osx el capitan). My mac works with other wifi networks but not my home wifi. It's an arris tg862 router. Heres what happens: I open up ...
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Multiple wireless iPad video connections (Airbeam)

perhaps this is not the right place to ask this question, but I'll give it a shot. I'm the leader of a music band and we're currently performing in theatres and incorporate live visuals in our set. ...
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Wireless transfer speeds between macs in a home network

I have a home network with the following components and network capabilities. AirPort Express (A1264): 802.11a/b/g/Draft N = ? Mac Mini 2011: 802.11n = 54-600 Mbit/s MacBook Air 2014: 802.11ac = <...
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Flaky DNS/connection issues when using Wi-Fi in Japan. Fifty-percent of page/images load if lucky

I'm living in Japan (if that's relevant) and often to go net- manga-cafés (or Starbucks) for my internet fix (too expensive to get it at home, ATM). After connecting to a Wi-Fi network, however, I'm ...
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Macbook Pro 2015 Horrible Ping w/ Slow Download/Upload Speeds

I've been having a little issue with my wireless connection on my Macbook Pro and I can't seem to figure out what the issue is. Here's the difference in overall connection quality from my phone and my ...
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Make non-Airplay devices Airplay ready?

I want to make my record player/turntable (well, a RIIA-amp) connect to my Airplay network. There are semi-complicated solutions that require a computer, I want something simpler. I imagine a hardware ...
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AFTER El Capitan, my wifi that I had set up with Yosemite disappeared.

Now Network preferences freeze and I can't set up a new one or enter Network at all. It freezes! I cannot even go into other items in System preferences. I can see other networks but mine is gone ...
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Setting up Wi-Fi hotspot for phones to connect

I am trying to use Mac's internet sharing to create a local network for my phones to connect. The idea is that phones (Android tablets) can search up the Wi-Fi hosted by my Mac and connect to that. ...
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OSX 802.1x/radius issues (yosemite/el captain)

I'm experiencing lots of headaches to get our 802.1x Wifi network back on working state on OSX machines. The issue appeared after Yosemite upgrade and continued with El Captain; the only workaround ...
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Bridge OS X Wi-Fi/Ethernet connection with VPN

I currently have a VPN connection on my computer (running El Capitan), and I would like to know if there is a way to bridge my Wi-Fi that I use on my computer along with my VPN. What I would like to ...
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My MacBook Pro rarely connects to our Wi-Fi

We have BT Internet and Router. My phone has no problem and the other people in the house have no problem connecting. However, my MacBook only sometimes connects to our Wi-Fi. Usually it asks for the ...
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Slow wifi after forgetting a network?

I've got an early 2011 13" MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11.2 PB2, with 10GB of RAM, a 500GB SSHD, and an upgraded AirPort card for Continuity support. My college wifi network (eduroam) got a ...
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Given 2 network interfaces, any way to make a certain app use just one?

I have an ethernet connection and a WiFi connection, each with a separate WAN connection. Is there any way to make a certain application use just one of these connections, while other apps use the ...
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Help me solve this Macbook wifi mystery

We noticed this week that our Macbook wifi connection was slow. On inspection, we discovered that the wifi wasn't auto-connecting to our network, but rather one named ATT5g---. If I selected our ...
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“Verify Certificate” pops up every time I connect to the network

Every time I connect to the eduroam network, which is secured via PEAP/MSCHAPv2, the “Verify Certificate” dialog box pops up. I have to click “Continue” every time I open my laptop, which gets quite ...
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Change channel in Airport Express when extending network

I have a Airport Time Capsule running my WiFi network at home, but have a bit of a weaker area near my bedroom (upstairs) so got an Airport Express to help it out. I set it up using Airport Utility ...
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Macbook Pro 2015 can't connect to wifi in other room

I have a Macbook Pro early 2015 El Capitan and it can't connect to wifi unless it's very close to the router. Two rooms away it starts to give me run wifi diagnostic even though the bars of the wifi ...
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iPhone seamless wifi roaming

I have a Fios ActionTec router at one end of my house (not great placement, but not much I can (cheaply) do about it. The other side of my house has a very poor signal. I have tried multiple products ...
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Choose which Airport to connect to

I have an Airport Extreme on one floor and another one on the second floor as an extender. For some reason my device keeps connecting to the first floor Extreme - I know this because I can see it in ...
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Is there a way to route some domains through 4G when the iPhone is connected to a wifi with domain blacklists?

I'm connecting my iPhone wifi to a work network that specifically blocks some domains. It would be great to have the best of both worlds, as the hardware seems to be there. My question is: Is there ...
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Airport Extreme disconnects for large read/write jobs

I have a wi-fi accessed Airport Extreme used for both Time Machine and personal file storage - approx 500GB of photos, music etc. I use Crashplan to back up my personal files FROM the Airport Extreme ...
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On startup: wi-fi symbol connected, but offline

I recently bought a macbook pro retina (2015 model) and I am having some issues with the wifi. Whenever I put my mac to sleep for a long time and wake it up, 2 things happen: The wifi connection ...