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

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why wont my wifi sharing let me connect other devices to the internet?

I have my note 4 tethered to my mac through usb. (Tmobil unlimited data, plus 3 gig hotspot). I set up wifi sharing pn mac going from ethernet adaptor(en3) to wifi and ethernet. I can not get anything ...
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My laptop (Yosemite) is now 'PPPoE' connected over wifi, what is this and what does it mean?

My laptop (Yosemite) is now 'PPPoE' connected over wifi, what is this and what does it mean? Previously I was just connected by wifi (there was no mention of wifi) My AirPort base station connects ...
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How can I make OSX scan for available WiFi networks now

Here is some background: When I'm on the move, I often have to use my mobile phone as a hotspot. Usually I will realise that after having woken up my MacBook, otherwise how would I see that no WiFi ...
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Is /etc/resolv.conf changed every time my DHCP lease changes?

I'd like to fire an event via launchd whenever my DHCP lease changes the IP on my WiFi interface. My question is similar to what's being asked in this question, which makes me thing I can watch ...
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Mac connects to anonymous wireless networks randomly

I have my own router and it has a strong signal full bars, but sometimes when I leave my macbook for a time and come back I notice that it connects other random anonymous wireless networks. how can I ...
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Share Forticlient from wireless to ethernet

I have an IP Phone that I want to connect to the ethernet port on my iMac. I have installed the FortiClient (running SSL mode) to connect to my office. I connect the iMac to my router via Wireless. I ...
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Unable to connect to any VPN - how do I hard reset all related settings?

Title says it all - I'm unable to connect to any VPN server. It doesn't matter if I'm using WiFi or Ethernet and I've tried multiple routers in different locations as well. Both L2TP and PP2P ...
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Super slow browsing on rMBP until reboot

I've just experienced a couple of days of incredibly slow browsing (using Chrome mostly, but changing browser didn't help) on my home wi-fi. After trying many things like rebooting the router, ...
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For 2.4GHz/5GHz wifi which is best for Apple devices: different SSIDs or same?

My WiFi router, a Netgear Nighthawk, can do 2.4GHz and 5GHz; and it can have the same SSID or different for those ranges. We run MacBooks, an iPad, an iPad Nano and an iPhone 4 on the network. Does ...
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AirParrot in Windows and AppleTV

I installed AirParrot in my Windows laptop. Then I played a video file and mirrored the screen to my AppleTV. Unfortunately I experienced a slow choppy video with no sound. I thought it might be a ...
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Why does my iPhone5 playing songs through my Apple TV times out after three songs?

I want to play songs on my Apple TV from my iPhone5 running 8.1. After about three songs, it stops playing (tested three times). Is there any possible explanation for this? My question is: Why does ...
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Accessing WiFi on an iPhone 3 which is unlocked but has no sim

I have a UK iPhone 3G which I got unlocked when I moved to the states. I used to be able to use it to listen to music (via the Music button, not the iTunes button) fine but now it skips certain songs ...
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How to Restrict iOS Wifi Settings from being Changed?

I have iPad Mini 3 with iOS 8. I set the restrictions under Settings > General > Restrictions but some important settings are not covered like WiFi, Proxy and DNS settings. How can I restrict WiFi ...
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Macbook wifi invalid password

I made a hotspot using a WiFi receiver with a program called Connectify just today. I use USB wifi stick connected to my PC that gets the Internet via LAN connection. I have noticed that only my ...
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Mid 2009 Macbook Pro 5Ghz Wifi problem

Yesterday, suddenly my Macbook's WiFi stopped working at school. I have reason to think that only the 5GHz band is effected. Personal Hotspot connection via my iPhone still works and my Wifi at home ...
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Why won't my MBP connect to Personal Hotspot via wifi?

I have not been able to connect my retina Macbook Pro to my iPhone 5s Personal Hotspot since upgrading to OSX 10.10 (Yosemite). While I can see the phone in the list of wifi APs under the "Personal ...
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my iPhone keeps losing wifi connection. Why is this?

My laptop connects to my Wifi but my iPhone does not. I connect my macbook air from the basement to the wifi and i get all 3 bars, but then i connect my iPhone from same place in the basement, the ...
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How can I automatically reconnect to the internet?

My iMac is running OS X 10.8.5, and ever since we moved to a new house (with a new wi-fi cable modem) I have had trouble keeping my iMac connected to the internet. The wifi appears to stay connected, ...
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FTP Connection over Thunderbolt Bridge

My scenario: I have an imac connected via ethernet and a macbook connected to the imac with a thunderbolt cable. The imac is sharing the ethernet and the macbook is able to access websites, but it is ...
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Is there a way to make a usb NIC show up in the wifi dropdown?

I purchased a USB NIC because the onboard NIC on my 2014 MBP 15 and my Netgear router don't play nice with each other. Is there a way I can make the networks it sees appear in my dropdown menu at the ...
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Managing WiFi on IOS 8

As for testing purposes I'd like to get into WiFi settings much more deeper and want to use some WiFi managing app like Airport on OSX which I recently did use on OS X and wonder what's the counter ...
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Why iPhone 6 wireless is working on b/g mode

My router is AirPort Time Capsule which supports wireless ac. and my iPhone is iPhone 6 that also supports ac mode. But I was looking at data in AirPort utility and for my phone it was showing it is ...
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Are wireless speeds on Laptop and iPhone the same?

This might be a network forum question, nor sure but here is my question: My router is AirPort Time Capsule, the new model that has wireless ac. My laptop is Retina Macbook pro and looks like it also ...
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Different WPA2-Enterprise credentials on different user accounts

I need to find a way to use the same WiFi Network with different credentials on different accounts. For Example: the SSID is "eduroam" local-user1 has the login 123456 (TTLS). local-user2 has the ...
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How to disconnect from wifi on Mac OS X

How does one disconnect from a wifi hotspot on Mac OS X? The only way I found how is to Turn Wi-Fi off then back on and finally select a different access point... Surely there must be a better way.
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The iOS built-in safari can't filter ads (img) using pac?

For example: function FindProxyForURL ( url, host ) { url = url.toLowerCase(); host = host.toLowerCase(); if ( shExpMatch( url, "*.mobile01.com/image/mod_ad/*.jpg" ) ) { ...
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Cannot Wake on LAN wireless iMac

I am unable to wake up my iMac from my iPad. iMac using Mavericks. Have tried several wake on LAN programs (Fing, Mocha) but no luck. WOL is enabled on the iMac. Any suggestions are appreciated. ...
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Using an old iPhone 4s to connect to internet to develop apps

I have an old iphone 4s but just upgraded to a new iphone 6 and switched cellular service from the 4s to the 6. Wifi broke for some reason a long time ago on the 4s (the buttons are permanetly ...
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Option to use airport express with 1 terrabyte harddrive for dropbox equivalent

I have an airport express with a 1 terrabyte harddrive, obviously this airport is connected to the internet and in the next month our house will be conected to the optic fibre network giving us 200 ...
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Possible Methods to Restore Speed of File Sharing (AFP) in OS X 10.10?

I have an iMac and a MacBook Pro under the same network connected through AFP file sharing protocol. Before I upgraded to OS X 10.10, the speed is very fast - copying a 200MB file would take a couple ...
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Create a script to turn wifi off on shutdown

Is there anyway to create a script that will automatically shut down the WiFi when I power down my machine? Maybe in Automator?
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Time Capsule / AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi Signal

Regard maximizing the Time Capsule or AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi signal, just for my curiosity and knowledge, from the hardware standpoint why is not recomended to place the Time Capsule or AirPort Extreme ...
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wifi and hdmi problems on OS X yosemite (macbook pro 15-inch retina, late 2013)

Just wondering if anyone has been having this issue and found a workaround: My wifi works consistently both on Ubuntu and Android. Sometimes it also works on OS X, other times it does not - not even ...
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Hotspot WiFi (built-in) to WiFi (usb wifi card), how to?

I'm trying to share my wifi connection with to-link TL-WN725N. I've found the drivers and its works and I connect to WiFi with this or AirPort in the same way (for the first I use Wireless Network ...
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Wifi AWUS036NH working in 10.9 but with no Internet

I have got a Mavericks (10.9) installation on a Mac and a AWUS036NH WiFi card. There are several drivers to get WiFi card working. There is one of them in this page ...
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MacBook Air Wi-Fi Problem

My 2014 Macbook Air has a problem about Wi-Fi connection between another computer of mine as a hotspot. I use my Asus laptop as a hotspot and create a Wi-Fi connection properly. When I try to connect ...
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Changing GPS location of Apple routers

I have recently moved and have moved all my network gear with me. Have approximately 4 wifi spots that I have re-set up in my new house. To save battery apple devices also use location of known ...
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iPod touch can't get IP address from Airport Express

I've got the following setup: DSL modem connected via Ethernet to an Airport Express A second Airport Express extending the first Both Airports Express are the current model, running version 7.6.4 ...
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My MacBook Pro won't connect to my Wi-Fi

My Wi-Fi router is provided by BT and works fine for my iPad and Mac mini. However, my MacBook Pro now won't connect to the router but will connect to the external BT hotspot. When I try to log in it ...
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Why Yosemite keeps dropping Wifi connection?

After upgrading to Yosemite, my Macbook Air drops off the Wifi connection many times a day. To witness the problem, I did a ping when there is no response from the browser: $ ping 8.8.8.8 PING ...
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Problem with Apple Time Capsule Being Used to Extend a Wireless Network

I have a Time Capsule (it's the last version, not the current one) that is connected to my FIOS modem and serves as the base station for my home wireless network in my three story house. I have an ...
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Connecting Raspberry Pi to iPhone HotSpot and using SSH

I am trying to connect my Raspberry Pi to my iPhone 5 with iOS 8 HotSpot. This works so far without problems, but when I try to connect to it with SSH, the connection always times out. I tried ...
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Terminal command to kick selected users off my network

There are lots of ports in my small office but sometimes I want to kick out people who are accessing internet instead of doing their job. With arp -a i can look for all of the connected users. But how ...
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DNS/Routing issue when connected via Wi-Fi and USB Modem at the same time

Before I updated to Yosemite, I used to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi and a USB Modem at the same time. I'd set my Wi-Fi connection to have priority over the USB Modem (using the Network ...
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Is it possible that my MBP (running Yosemite) can remote turn on my iPhone 4S's (running iOS 8.1) personal hotspot?

I heard somewhere (urgh! not a good start to a question) that with Yosemite + iOS 8.1, i can now turn on my iPhone personal hotspot remotely, and then try and connect to it (assuming the iPhone is ...
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How do I prevent iPhone USB “hotspot” from commandeering laptop's Internet connection?

Looking for phone setting preferably. Turning off Hotspot not acceptable option. Is turning off USB network in System Preferences on the laptop the only way?
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Automatic Proxy Configuration Resetting?? - MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)

This is what happened in the lead up to the problem with resetting of "Auto Proxy Configuration" setting in Advanced Network settings. A few days ago I started having a problem using my internet on ...
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MBP can't connect to Starbucks Wi-Fi, only restart helps

Tough question to frame ;) .. but I have a situation that plays out often: firing up the laptop (latest MacBook 15") at Starbucks will often never connect unless I restart the entire box. This tells ...
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How to create a wifi hotspot on OS X WITHOUT available internet connection?

How to create a wifi hotspot on mac WITHOUT available internet connection? In Windows, we can easily create an infrastructure wifi LAN hotspot with: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ...
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How to use internet on a Wi-Fi only iPad in a residence with no Wi-Fi?

I want to speak on Skype on my Wi-Fi-only iPad Air iOS 7 from my residence. However, the people tending the residence don't want to install Wi-Fi. There are only ethernet cables. Here's what I've ...