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

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Is there any way to stream audio and video files from Windows laptop to iPhone 6 plus at anytime with my own wifi hotspot?

I have a iPhone 6 plus and a laptop with wifi. I just need to stream audio and video files from Windows Laptop at anytime with my own wifi hotspot. My workarounds: Have tried VLC Streamer but it ...
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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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What are the different internet connection types used by ifconfig and ipconfig?

Typing ifconfig on the command line gives me listings for several devices. I've seen at least the following ones: lo0 gif0 stf0 en0 en1 en2 en3 p2p0 awdl0 bridge0 What specifically do each of ...
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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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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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The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “Новый том” can’t be found

I have external hdd that I've connected to my wifi router Keenetic extra. I've enabled CIFS and FTP in router USB settings page. I can see this HDD folders in terminal using ls without a problem, but ...
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Mac won’t display WiFi login box after upgrade to El Capitan

I don’t know if the upgrade to El Capitan is relevant or not, but lately I’ve noticed I can’t connect to the Internet via public WiFi hotspots with my MacBook Pro. I can connect to WiFi networks ...
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AirPort Extreme Roaming Network

I'm regularly hosting gaming events for medium-sized groups of 50-100 people. So far, players typically used personal hotspots to connect to the Internet. However, I would like to fix this with an ...
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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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Is there any indication when WiFi Assist is being used?

If I have WiFi Assist turned on can I tell when/if it's being used?
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“Wi-Fi” process in OSX El Capitan uses a lot of CPU

"Wi-Fi" process takes a lot of CPU almost all the time. Why is it happening, and how to fix it?
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Is it possible to set a http proxy & port on a iOS personal hotspot connection

When an iPhone is connected to a Wifi network, there is an option to set a manual http proxy and port. When user has created an personal WIFI hotspot ( sharing the cellular connection) there is no ...
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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 ...
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Wifi hangs on early 2015 MacBook Pro?

It happens regardless of what network I'm connected to. Every hour or so, the internet connection will just load forever. Nothing else changes as far as I can tell, the wifi menu still says ...
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Is it possible use USB tethering feature of ios devices as similar to andriod?

Connecting device over WiFi through WiFi-router and using that connection in another machine with USB tethering by not using mobile data.This is possible in android devices. Just to make it more ...
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El Capitan choking wifi speed on main user account

I have spotted my wifi connection is being chocked to a much slower, yet steady, speed on my MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) running OSX 10.11. If I login to a guest account it matches the wifi speed ...
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How to turn off Bridge Mode in Airport Utility?

I want to shutout some websites on all my devices (Macs, iPads, and iPhones) in my home network and after I searched for it, I ended up using a service called OpenDNS. However, they instruct me to ...
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Mac Book Pro 15" Unibody Mid-2009 - problem with WiFi

Hello Apple Enthusiasts, Approximately 2 years ago, unfortunately, I purchased a used Mac Book Pro 15" Mid-2009. The battery never held a charge for more than 1-1/2 hours. Recently, the Wi-Fi kept ...
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When i connect Watch to Bluetooth, WiFi stops working

i have very weird problem. If i connect my Android Wear watch to my iPhone 6 Plus, WiFi stops working. Its connected but not working. And after i disconect Watch, it works like allways. I tried to do ...
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How to force macbook reconnect to best wifi after sleep?

With Android 5.0 wifi hotspot no longer disables on inactivity. So I often stuck with a problem: I work at park with my macbook connected to android phone wifi, after some time a close macbook and go ...
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Macbook wifi adaptor turned off after connecting to some wifi network

I have Macbook Pro retina (late 2014) with OS X 10.11. There some wireless networks - like my university wifi network - that when I select them, and connect, the wifi adaptor would turn off. If I try ...
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How to recover a forgotten username for a connected wifi

I am currently connected to a WIFI that requires both username and password, however, I have forgotten the username to the WIFI and my friend wants to connect to it. How can I know the username of ...
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When attempting to connect to wifi network receiving timeout error on 10.8.5

Two important things: The computer can connect to other wifi networks Other devices can connect to this wifi network It is only with this specific computer and this this specific router that there ...
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Latest iOS 9 doesn't show WiFi symbol, even when connected to WiFi

How do I display the WiFi symbol when connected to WiFi? iOS 8 used to show the WiFi symbol in place of LTE when connected to WiFi. Now, after the iOS 9 update, it always display LTE, even though I'm ...
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Instant hostpot from Mac doesn't work on any devices

So I'm using my dorm LAN connection with my Macbook Air(running OS X El Capitan). When setting up the LAN connection I had to register my Mac's MAC address. The LAN is fast and works well. However ...
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Wi-Fi issue with MacOS X El Capitan

I have a MacBook Pro with retina display model A1502. I updated it to MacOS X El Capitan. The Wi-Fi connection is still not working. It works for sleep mode. I followed this answer Wifi Keeps ...
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How do you force a frequency band in OSX Yosemite?

This question has been asked for Mavericks and older versions of OSX but I am unable to find a solution specifically to force a wifi frequency band change for Yosemite? Reference (I tried these ...
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Sometimes Internet stops working

While I'm navigating in the Internet with Google Chrome the Internet stops working, it doesn't load the websites suddenly sometimes. I have an Edimax repeater and when I connect from the modem and ...
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Can I test the functioning of an AirPort antenna of a MacBook Pro?

Recently my Wifi connection has suffered greatly on my MacBook Pro mid2012 non-retina. I now need a much stronger Wifi signal to have a working connection. I did not change my position at my desk ...
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Prevent Airport Utility from Opening Automatically

My computer is connected to a (non-Airport) wifi network and is working properly. However, someone else in my building uses an Airport. Every few hours, Airport Utility opens, and shows me this other ...
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How to create a password protected ad-hoc network on Yosemite when not connected to the internet

This is a more precise reframing of questions No secure ad-hoc network with Yosemite? (my use case) and How to create a password protected ad-hoc network on Yosemite (not applicable here). Background ...
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Apple Music / iTunes: Cannot add track to playlist when iPhone connected via wifi

Following occurs when using Apple Music / itunes: I'm in itunes, listening to some music from an Apple Music Playlist. I am also connected to a wifi network, the same network that my iPhone is on. ...
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Apple Wireless keyboard unable to pair with iMac (mid 2010, Macos 10.10.5)

I've an apple wireless keyboard and iMac 21.5 inch (mod 2010). Keyboard refuse to work out of the blue and I receive a message that the mac os 10.6.8 was no longer supported. I upgraded t0 10.10.5. ...
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Problems with Wifi when multiple devices are connecting to same Wifi spot

Since updating my Macbook Pro's OS X to 10.10 I'm experiencing problems with my WiFi connection. Sometimes it works great, sometimes it's super slow. Today I found out that the problem also seems ...
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What is the correct Wireless module for a MacBook Pro A1398?

I have a MacBook pro with a non-working wireless. I'm looking to replace the module however there seems to be a ton of different modules and can't seem to choose the right one. Ebay seems to be ...
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iPhone does not see WiFi shared by Mac Mini

Does anyone knows why my iPhone cannot see and connect to the WiFi that is shared on my Mac Mini? At the same time, iPad does see it and WiFi works perfectly. I am using my Mac Mini as a wireless ...
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iPhone 4 unable to connect to any Google service on Wi-Fi

Today I found my iPhone 4 (iOS 7.1.2) is unable to connect specifically to any Google service (Search, Google.com or YouTube) when on Wi-Fi. Any other website will load. I get the message "Safari ...
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iPhone 4S unable to connect to TP-LINK 5 GHz Wi-Fi Router

The iPhone 4S is unable to recognise the TP-LINK Router whereas the iPhone 6 has no problem. Router model: TP-LINK 5ghz_61207b What should I do?
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Degraded wireless performance on MacBook Air

I have a Mid-2013 MacBook Air that has been acting up lately. I initially started seeing issues with ridiculous jitter(100s of ms) half a year ago, but since I do not game a lot, I ignored them. ...
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Why should disabling wifi on Router speed up internet connection?

I'm having an odd issue with my home network. I have a TPLink Archer D7 connected to my phone line and wired to an Airport Extreme in my basement. Each of these is connected (by cable) to a MacMini. ...
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iOS manage static IP settings

Anybody know of built-in iOS functionality or app that can help store static IP settings? I'd like to be able to switch between DHCP and static IP settings without having to type settings every time I ...
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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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Cannot connect to wifi after resetting network settings

I am currently running 8.1.2 on an iphone 6 plus. I have recently noticed that the internet became practically unusuable so i decided to reset my network settings. I tried signing back in to the same ...
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Using Timed Access Control with an Airport Extreme and an Airport Express

My home wifi network is run by an Airport Extreme (4th gen?) and an Airport Express (3rd gen?) set to "Extend" the wireless network. With the Airport Express turned off, I setup Timed Access Control ...
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Is there a way to share the internet connection from mac to a iphone surpassing 802.1x protection without using vpn from the internet?

I want to share my internet connection(ethernet) to my iPhone, but the network is protected by 802.1x so that I cannot do so. I have already know that I can share the internet connection with my phone ...
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Restore saved networks after “Reset Network Preferences” wiped them from all devices

While recently traveling abroad I had trouble connecting a temporary SIM card in my iPad to its cellular network. While trying to fix the issue some advice said to try "Reset Network Settings". Well, ...
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No Internet Connection By Periods of time — OS X Yosemite

I am running a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 and, while at home, I see periods in which I seem to be connected to the router (Netgear C3700-100NAS with firmware ...