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

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Weird Wireless Issue - Looks like lost connection, but not really

Well, this is really hard to explain. I have two macs at home, a late 2012 macbook pro and a early 2012 macbook air. I also have some other gadgets with android and firefox OS. My wife had, before ...
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How do I change iTunes Wi-Fi Synch Settings

I need to change the Wi-Fi Synch settings to synch with my new laptop. My iPhone was originally set up to synch with a different laptop. How do I change the settings on the phone to synch with my ...
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MacBook keeps connecting to guest network (Airport)

Every time I open my MacBook Pro (restart or from sleep) it is always connected to my Guest Network. I have to manually connect to my regular network in order to access my other apple devices and use ...
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How to access wireless channel 13 and above from a US Mac Book Pro?

When traveling internationally and connecting to an 802.11g wireless network I'm unable to connect because non-US access points default to using channel 13 and up. From what I hear if the Mac Book Pro ...
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MacBook Pro 10.7.5 doesn't recognize Kyocera Printer

I downloaded the Mac 10.5+ Kyocera driver from here: .EN.html#">http://www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.eu/index/service/dlc.false.driver.FS3040MFPPLUS..EN.html# I then installed it, however when I click ...
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Can I use Airport Express to repeat wifi without physical access to the router?

I have a wireless network name and its password. I can connect to this Wi-Fi network with my computer. If I have an Airport Express, can I configure it to repeat the signal without physical access to ...
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MacBook lost wireless connection

My MacBook Pro lost wireless connection. Everything was working fine when the connection suddenly stopped. My mac can still connect via ethernet cable, so I know the modem and router and everything ...
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How can I share the internet connection between an android phone and a macbook?

I try to create a portable Wi-Fi hotspot with my android Sony Xperia P (android 4.2.3) as it works with Windows flawlessly. With the macbook, I connect with the newly created Wi-Fi hotspot. The mac ...
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Are the 2013 13" Airbooks having problems with Wi-Fi?

I just got an 13" Airbook and the Wi-Fi connects then disconnects and so on and everything takes forever and the signal strength goes on and off. Is this a general problem or is it that I'm having ...
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Is it possible to NetBoot into Windows?

I have a MacBook Air (2013) and I would like to run (that is, boot into) Windows without creating a partition for it. I also want to keep it mobile within an office area, so I would prefer not to use ...
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How can I get my Macbook Air 2013 (September 2013) to connect to wi-fi?

I just got my new MacBook Air delivered yesterday. I opened it up today and was happy until it couldn't connect to Wi-Fi. After Googling I found out that this has been an issue and that Apple ...
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Why won't my iPhone 4S let me turn on the wifi? [duplicate]

When I go to Settings then to Wifi, I cannot turn it On. I had read in another question I should Reset Network Settings but that did not seem to help. Does anyone have any idea what I could do?
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How to diagnose connection timeouts when connecting to a WiFi hotspot

I am having difficulty troubleshooting this error message: I don't get any indication any details about the failed connection attempt. How can I diagnose such timeouts and resolve the connection ...
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changing destination computer for wifi sync

I just upgraded my computer and my phone and ipad are still wifi syncing to my old pc rather than new mac. How do i change this?
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MBA has occasional difficulty with campus WPA/WPA2 enterprise wifi network

I'm at the University of Texas, where we have a WPA/WPA2 enterprise wifi network. Much of the time it works great. Other times, it's tricky to connect and stay connected. I can actually force it to ...
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Extend wireless network from DSL router with Airport Express

This is what I want to do: ISP's DSL router (LAN port) <-- ethernet cable --> (WAN port) Airport Express (I know it's not possible to extend non Apple WiFi points wirelessly, so I need the ...
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Keychain access -airport password

I can connect without problems to the network with information stored on login keychain but when looking for the password in Keychain Access I discovered that the network name and the password ...
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Macbook Pro cannot connect to Wireless Hotspot created by a Ubuntu 12.04 Laptop

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my dell laptop and have created a wi-fi hotspot, with WEP 40/128bit encryption (And I know the security key). My Macbook Pro finds this network but when I try to connect ...
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Time Machine Backup over WiFi Causes Erratic Magic Trackpad Behavior

My Setup I have a mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro running OSX 10.4.8. TimeMachine is configured to run hourly backups over WiFi to a TimeCapsule. I also have a Magic Trackpad linked to my computer via ...
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iPad iOS 6.1.3 suddenly very weak wifi signal

After upgrading to iOS 6.1.3 a while ago, my iPad's wifi signal (reception) suddenly became very weak. The iPad basically can't find the (source) wifi if it's like 5-7 meters away. I'm sure the ...
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Turn a Mac Mini into a public WiFi hotspot

What I'd like to do, for an event, is use a Mac Mini to share a Internet connection via WiFi. However, I'd like to put up a splash page to the joining device's browser. It would display the free WiFi ...
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What could be causing my MacBook Air 13inch (Mid 2012) 2 GHz Intel Core i7 OS X 10.8.4 to throw the “could not join” WiFi error?

For some reason, my MacBook Air 13inch (Mid 2012) 2 GHz Intel Core i7 OS X 10.8.4 will fail to connect to my Siemens SE567 ADSL Modem when WiFi security is enabled on it. It throws the following error ...
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How do I activate my hotspot on my prepaid service I had on postpaid?

My iPhone used to work for tethering when I had a postpaid account. Now that I am on a prepaid plan, I need my hotspot back ASAP to use my optus service for my laptop. Please tell me I can still ...
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Limiting different users on a single machine to different connectivity

I have a iMac running 10.6 where I have been tasked with creating two different users who can use different network profiles(locations). User 1 will be connecting via Ethernet through a filtered ...
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OSX takes several attempts to connect to internet over WiFi

When I start my mac my WiFi connects to my router as normal, however it never has an internet connection. I'm connected to my rounter and can log in to it I just don't have an active internet ...
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Why does my iPhone 4S disconnect from WiFi randomly?

I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 6.1.3, and I'm currently experiencing a problem with my device. It connects to my wireless network for a while and sometime later it disconnects. When i try to ...
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Can I put an Airport Extreme in client mode (sharing printer only)?

I have an Airport Extreme 3rd gen (A1301). I just bought a Time Capsule 5th gen (A1470). I put the TC where the AE used to be, in a cupboard in the hall. Now I am thinking to repurpose the AE as a ...
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Redirect traffic using PF along with Internet Sharing

The short version: How do I redirect all traffic from en2 port 80/443 to 127.0.0.1:8080 when I have enabled Internet Sharing in OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)? Some background: I am doing a master ...
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Receive Wi-Fi via dongle, redistribute via Airport

My house has standard broadband internet. A coaxial cable comes into the house from the road. Attached to this is a wireless router. My room is right at the other end of the house. I can only get a ...
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Wifi channel selection

Is it possible specifically select a Wifi channel use? I am defaulting to channel 6 which has a low signal to noise ratio. "Wifi Signal", ver 1.3 suggests that several other channels offer better ...
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OSX 10.8.4 automatic wifi login page doesn't work

This used to work but doesn't anymore. When i'm on free wifi, like a hotel, after I join the wifi network OSX detects that I need to login (accept use policy etc...) and pops up a window. Instead of ...
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Cannot connect to Wi-Fi (The Wi-Fi network “network name” requires a WPA2 password)

I have had my MacBook Pro for a couple of months (recent Windows convert and total Mac novice). I am running OS X 10.8.4. Our cable company recently upgraded our modem and cable box and I am no ...
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My MacBook Pro cannot connect to the Internet

I last had my computer connected 3 days ago to a wireless network (the one I am still on with other computers). AirPort says it's connected and has a strong green light (full bars in wifi) but when I ...
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Wifi access mechanism IOS

Could someone explain to me how exactly an iPhone detects a Wifi hotspot? I mean i want to know the exact working of it. How does it know of all the networks that are present in the location? How ...
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Can you share a Wi-Fi connection using Personal Hotspot?

I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 6.1.3. I turn on cellular data + 3G and Wi-Fi constantly. I was at a site office today and my iPhone automatically connected to the office's Wi-Fi. The tech guy was not ...
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How to easily and completely disable/enable WLAN (so it cannot be turned on again while travelling)?

Without going into specifics of why I might like to do this, or whether this is a good idea or not, I would like to know how I can disable use of wireless networking on my MacBook Air, either via ...
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iOS and Macbook Pro/Air unable to join wifi network unless Network Isolation is enabled?

I have a Netgear WNDR3700v3 wifi router, broadcasting two networks, one at 2.4GHz and another at 5GHz. I have found that iPhone AND Macbook devices are unable to join the 2.4GHz network (timeout ...
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Signing onto Shoprite Wifi causes Google to lock my account

Shoprite is a chain of grocery stores in the Northeast. They now have a special iOS app where you can scan your own groceries as you shop. When you leave, you simply pay for what was already scanned ...
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Apple TV (headless) + Home Sharing + Remote stops playback after one song

I have the following setup: iMac (2013) with iTunes (11) and Home Sharing enabled Apple TV (3rd gen) with Home Sharing enabled, no HDMI connected only optical digital out to my DAC iPhone 4 with ...
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how find find my wifi password when i am already connect to it on my ipad [duplicate]

OK so I am trying to find my wifi password from my iPad and I am connected to it.is there anyway I can find out when I am connect to it?
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My iPod touch 4th general is not detecting wifi

My iPod touch 4 gen is not detecting the wifi from my Macbook laptop. My laptop is connected to Internet through ethernet. I can able to see my laptop name under wifi, when i try to select, it is only ...
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Macbook WiFi card not working

I have a Macbook 1.83ghz. I installed Snow Leopard and the WiFi crashed (?) It was barely functioning before, but now all it can do is detect names of routers. I haven't done anything as I don't ...
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How does the Mac choose which connection to use when both Wifi and Ethernet are connected?

When I'm connected to two networks with separate routers using Wifi and Ethernet, how does my Mac know what connection to use when I visit a website?
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Email contacts in iPhone contacts

When logging into hotmail on the mail app, do all contacts save into the contact list on the iPhone? Or only certain ones? If so how?
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Macbook sometimes drops my wifi connection and can't reconnect for a few minutes

Every now and then my macbook will drop my home wifi connection and the network will not be visible in the list of available networks for a few minutes leaving me unable to reconnect. Eventually my ...
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iPhone 5/iPad 3/4 Failing to Renew DHCP Lease

I just setup a Airport Extreme gen 6 (f/w 7.7.1). On it I have several Apple devices including two iPhone 5s, iPad 3, and iPad 4 all on iOS 6.1.4. I am able to open web pages through Safari on all ...
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Black Macbook running 10.5.8 reporting Connection Timeout to Wifi network

We recently bought my grandfather a refurbished Macbook. It is running the most up-to-date version of leopard -- Mac OS X 10.5.8. His computer does not connect to his wifi network, which is run via a ...
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How can I view all Wi-Fi network names (SSIDs) in my area?

I live in an area dense with Wi-Fi coverage. Eight SSIDs show from my menu bar dropdown, but I know there are more. Where can I view a full list of networks in my area? (I'm on a 2011 MacBook Air ...
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VPN does not connect on public wifi in train

I have problems connecting to a VPN when I use the public wifi that is available in some Dutch trains. When I press Connect VPN from the drop down menu in the menu bar, I get a password prompt (as ...
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European Time capsule in Canada

Is it possible to use a (European/French)Time Capsule in Canada ? If yes, is there any particular configuration to apply ? Thank You.