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

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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.
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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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How can I see Windows PCs on a Mac and vice versa on a home network?

I have an iMac running El Capitan, an Intel NUC with Windows 10 and a Raspberry Pi running OpenELEC (for now, but I've also tried OSMC and Raspbmc). I have a simple WiFi network with no Windows domain ...
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Unexpected changes to command line

When I open up a command line on my Mac the welcome message is usually Last login date Johns-MacBook-Pro$ This now reads... Last login: Fri Dec 18 23:48:34 on ttys000 Johns-MBP-2:~ johnw$ What ...
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Why does opening AirPort Utility restore my internet connection?

My office has a D-Link router hooked up to DSL. Connected to it via Ethernet is an Airport Extreme (6th generation). The Airport Extreme is the wireless router to which my MacBook and other users ...
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Macbook dropping wifi/ network connection

Since purchasing this new Macbook, I have had the problem of my wifi just not working intermittently. I will have a strong signal, be in the middle of working, and suddenly the page will not load, or ...
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MacBook connected to ghost network

I have a MacBook and it has been giving me a weird issue since today morning. I have a WiFi at home and when I booted up my laptop it showed connected to my Wi-Fi network even when the router was ...
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How to set network devices priority on afp/smb transfers?

I've got ethernet and wifi in the network devices. I use internet through wifi and file sharing over ethernet (we got an access point with DHCP and an ethernet switch with static IP - the access point ...
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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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OS X Wifi Status Prior to Login

On the MacBook Air computers in my classroom there is a wifi status indicator that is visible prior to login (and which shows a strong signal), but in the user name box we get a warning that "network ...
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Is Apple Wifi called AirMac or AirPort in other countries?

I am tasked with writing a setup guide for my university's network. Directing my users to the Wifi pulldown menu on a Mac, do I ask them to click the "AirPort" button or the "AirMac" button? Please ...
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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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airportd keeps crashing

I'm running a Macbook Pro retina 13 inches early 2015 with 16 Go of RAM and a 3,1 GHz intel core i7 on OS X El Captain 10.11.1 I keep having some problems with airportd that crashes really often. ...
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WiFi issues when using Magic Mouse

I am having issues with WiFi connection since I started using Magic Mouse. I'm using a 15" MacBook Retina mid 2012 with El Capitan. The connection is much slower on the MacBook than any other devices ...
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Temporarily disconnect from home Wi-Fi?

On an iPhone, is there a way to temporarily disconnect from my home Wi-Fi without having to “Forget This Network”? Why I need this: My home Wi-Fi sometimes has a very slow Internet connection. ...
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Is Transmit Power Control implemented in iPads?

Transmit Power Control (TPC) is a mechanism used by Wi-Fi emitters to lower signal power in order to reduce interference with other wireless networks (and, in mobile devices, save battery). Is this ...
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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 ...