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

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Cannot access Internet on iPad sharing an Internet connection with iMac (on iMac: ethernet using cisco client) [duplicate]

I have an iMac (OS X Yosemite v.10.10.5) which is connected via ethernet with the internet. I have to use Cisco Any Connect Secure Mobility Client to actually use the internet, which is provided by my ...
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iPhone - prevent automatic hotspot tethering when connecting to computer

How can I turn off automatic personal hotspot activation when connecting an iPhone to a computer (Windows in this case)? I had it plugged in when downloading an iOS update and it downloaded the ...
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WiFi drops while Macbook Air is charged

I have a MacBook Air mid'13 running on El Capitan. WiFi keeps dropping almost every 5 minutes while MacBook is charged. Everything is fine when I unplug the charger and use it on battery mode. I have ...
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iPhone 4s Wifi Problems [duplicate]

My iPhone 4s works with the wifi everywhere but home. Everytime i go to put in the password for my home wifi it says "Incorrect Password" Even tho the password works on any other device. How can i fix ...
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Programmatic access to connect to a wifi network

Very similar to this question, but as encouraged to do my @bmike I wanted to re-ask this question as it was not a duplicate of Create AirPort network from the command line. I am looking for a ...
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Getting high ping when MacBook Air is connected to Wi-Fi

I have a 13" MacBook Air with Yosemite 10.10.2 installed: As soon as I connect it to my WiFi, I get a very high ping (1600 ms) on both my machines: Windows 7 PC and my MacBook. As a result browsing ...
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Unexpected payload found for message 9, dataLen 0

I found the following in my wifi.log file after l connected to wifi: Unexpected payload found for message 9, dataLen 0 What does it mean?
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Wifi turns off and refuses to turn back on on MacBook Pro Retina with OS X El Capitan

Yesterday, my computer developed two worrying problems that occurred simultaneously: My computer began to crash at random times (solved, maybe) My Wi-Fi turns off frequently and cannot be turned ...
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Should a MacBook emit EMF fluctuations when wifi and bluetooth are turned off?

I have a couple of MacBooks. Both have SSD drives. Using a Trifield EMF meter with radio/microwave capability, if I hold the meter near the laptop (where I understand the wifi antenna is located), I ...
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No Wi-Fi connectivity after waking up from sleep on MacBook

I'm running a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) with OS X El Capitan. I have an Arris DG1760 Cable Modem/Wi-Fi Router from Time Warner Cable. I connect to the router via Wi-Fi (5G). No issues ...
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Apple Watch notifications over WiFi

First days after I've bought my Apple Watch, keeping my iPhone with Bluetooth turned off and WiFi on (so with Apple Watch connected "to the cloud") my Watch was able to receive iPhone's notifications ...
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iphone showing different behavious for different WiFi devices

I have two WiFi wearable devices. Both can act as access point. When I connect my iphone to both the devices the behavior is different. When I am connected to device 1, the preferred network is ...
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Internal signal strength of Airport Extreme?

I'm using an Airport Extreme as a wi-fi-to-ethernet bridge. Since I'm on ethernet I cannot Option-Click on the Wi-Fi menu to see the signal-to-noise ratio and other characteristics. Is there a way ...
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iMac12,2 loses router connectivity, doesn't realize it

Does anyone have information about the mid-2011 27" iMac model (12,2) having a faulty wifi card? With OS X Yosemite and El Capitan (though possibly before that too) it will lose wi-fi connectivity: ...
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Macbook choses 169.254.x.x when the range is really 192.168.2.x

We have a router/modem 2wire (with DHCP disabled) which we are just using as a modem now, wired to our Airport (with DHCP enabled). We have 5 other devices connected. One of the Macbooks is choosing ...
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Strange Wi-Fi behaviour when waking up

I have a MacBook Pro running OS X El Capitan. I've been experiencing strange Wi-Fi behaviour when waking up. It seems that when I wake up multiple strange things can happen: Wi-Fi shows as ...
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How to prevent my computer from accessing Internet when sleeping?

When I close my retina Macbook Pro's lid and put it to sleep, I have noticed that it periodically must "wake" and check internet or otherwise reconnect to wifi while I expect it to be sleeping. This ...
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revoke ipad access to my wireless network

My elderly neighbor needed help with iPad. So as I was helping her with it, I gave her access to my wireless network to ensure it was working properly. Now, she "accidentally" prints to my printer ...
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Cannot share my internet connection via Wi-Fi from my Mac

I am using El Capitan 10.11.2. I go to sharing and select 'Display Ethernet' in the Share your connection from menu. The display ethernet port is the port with the ethernet cable leading to the ...
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Setup wifi access on iPhone when out of range

I want to setup a wifi connection on an iPhone 6S. I have the SSID name and WPA password. But the wifi access point is out of range. It is not my phone. I want to set up the wifi name and password ...
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Why does Cellular Data usage summary include WiFi data? [duplicate]

Under Settings -> Cellular Data there is a nice break out of how much data each app has used. I expected this to allow me to identify which specific apps were using the most cellular data so I avoid ...
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Is there a way to not require a password for login when I am at home but still require one everywhere else

I am looking for a way to automatically login to my computer when waking from sleep/startup when I am at my home/connected to my home wifi; but when for example I am at school or not connected to my ...
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Apple Time Capsule won't extend wireless network

I am running a Wifi network with a fritzbox 7360 and all my apple devices (apple tv old and new, MacbookPro, mac mini, iPhone, iPad) can connect just fine. Recently I bought apple time capsule 3TB ...
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Connecting a development board to MBP via usb ethernet

I have a development kit I want to connect to my MBP. Currently I'm using a router, but I'd like to do this by connecting the board to the MBP directly via a USB ethernet adapter that I have. I ...
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iPhone slow to connect to wi-fi network

Macs are able to connect to the wi-fi network in my office without difficulty, but iPhones take an inordinately long time to join—minutes, not seconds—and are frequently disconnected. (I've observed ...
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2 connections on personal hotspot

Odd problem here. I just turned on my hotspot and after a few minutes the blue ribbon is claiming that there are 2 connections. I am not at home, and my phone isn't hooked up to my computer. When I ...
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Connect to USB-Tethered Device over WiFi

Is it possible for peers connected to an iPhone personal hotspot to connect to each other, or is the device firewalling them somehow? I'm tethering a Raspberry Pi over USB to my iPhone 6s running iOS ...
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Macbook Pro 2015 is turning off Wi-Fi every 30 seconds

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro 13 inch. When I play games such as "League of Legends" or "Dota 2", it turns off the Wi-Fi for 30 seconds and then turns it back on. This only happens to me when I play these ...
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Remembered Networks from keychain

I recently was trying to fix my iPhone and was told that resetting my "Network Settings" might help. I did not know at the time that it would delete all of my remembered wifi networks. Is there ...
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Mac has same IP as another device until I restart the Airport

We just installed the airport and when we turn on some of our Macbooks, they get the same IP as another device so we have to restart the Airport to get new IPs for the computers and for it to work on ...
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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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“Keychain System cannot be found”

After upgrading to 10.11.2 my laptop stopped connecting automatically to my WiFi network. When I manually select the network it connects, but then it pops up a dialog saying "Keychain System cannot be ...
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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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Risks of shared WIFI

What are the risks when using a shared WiFi in a group home? I am not the administrator. My device is an iPhone 6sPlus. The iOS is 9.2.
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How to disable Wi-Fi temporarily with timeout on iOS?

Is there an app or something to disable Wi-Fi on iOS but automatically re-enable it after a specified time?
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What is the real meaning of the “WiFi strength” indictor?

In the WiFi list, I see full signal for my WiFi. Since I'm quite far away from the access point and the WiFi works poorly, I double checked the signal strength with WiFi Diagnostics. This tool tells ...
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WAN connectivity failure every 5 minutes on Technicolor router

Starting recently, my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11.2 loses its Internet connection every five minutes or so. My router, a Technicolor TC8717T (don't ask, it's the free one from my ISP) provides two ...
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Unreliable wifi sharing OS X 10.11.2

My mom has a mac connected via ethernet modem and it outputs a wifi signal by means of the wifi sharing feature in os x. For the last week (within close proximity to updating to os x 10.11.2), the ...
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How do I get macbook recovered from internet connectivity issue?

I'm very much worried due to annoying internet problem that I'm facing for the past few days. Please help me get out of this please suggest authentic solution, please. Macbook Model = Late 2013. ...
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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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Issue with bridging Ethernet to Wi-Fi

I've connected a Pi directly to my iMac via Ethernet cable. The Pi has an address 169.254.121.172 and the iMac has an address 169.254.10.117. I can connect to the Pi via SSH and can ssh back to the ...
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Unstable Wi-Fi connection on MacBook Air (Early 2015)

My father's MacBook Air (Early 2015) has some strange Wi-Fi issues that he says he's been experiencing ever since he got it. I finally took the time to look at it and there is indeed something ...
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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.