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

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Wireless transfer speeds between macs in a home network

I have a home network with the following components and network capabilities. AirPort Express (A1264): 802.11a/b/g/Draft N = ? Mac Mini 2011: 802.11n = 54-600 Mbit/s MacBook Air 2014: 802.11ac = ...
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Flaky DNS/connection issues when using Wi-Fi in Japan. Fifty-percent of page/images load if lucky

I'm living in Japan (if that's relevant) and often to go net- manga-cafés (or Starbucks) for my internet fix (too expensive to get it at home, ATM). After connecting to a Wi-Fi network, however, I'm ...
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Mac book Pro is very slow on wifi connection

I have three computers in my home. My old computer is a lenovo w530 running windows 10 and my new computers are a 13'' and 15'' inch macbook pro 2015. All computers are connected to the same wifi ...
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Macbook Pro 2015 Horrible Ping w/ Slow Download/Upload Speeds

I've been having a little issue with my wireless connection on my Macbook Pro and I can't seem to figure out what the issue is. Here's the difference in overall connection quality from my phone and my ...
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Crazy “System” traffic data - What to do? ios 9 - iphone 6s

I have a very limited data amount (only 1 Gb of 3G / 4G) per month So natrually I took all the steps in order to limit my data drainage: Disable Wi-Fi assist Only five applications have access to ...
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Make non-Airplay devices Airplay ready?

I want to make my record player/turntable (well, a RIIA-amp) connect to my Airplay network. There are semi-complicated solutions that require a computer, I want something simpler. I imagine a hardware ...
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AFTER El Capitan, my wifi that I had set up with Yosemite disappeared.

Now Network preferences freeze and I can't set up a new one or enter Network at all. It freezes! I cannot even go into other items in System preferences. I can see other networks but mine is gone ...
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Setting up Wi-Fi hotspot for phones to connect

I am trying to use Mac's internet sharing to create a local network for my phones to connect. The idea is that phones (Android tablets) can search up the Wi-Fi hosted by my Mac and connect to that. ...
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iPhone on a budget

My old iPod touch finally gave up the ghost after about 10 years. I would like to join Instagram and several other sites...but, living on social security, I can't afford a smart phone - it's not the ...
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Wireless with 802.11r, 802.11k and 802.1x

I was recommended to seek for assistance here from the Networking/Stack Exchange site towards OS X queries, do hope someone has the answers. Have El Capitan on a testing iMac and deploying 802.11r/k ...
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OSX 802.1x/radius issues (yosemite/el captain)

I'm experiencing lots of headaches to get our 802.1x Wifi network back on working state on OSX machines. The issue appeared after Yosemite upgrade and continued with El Captain; the only workaround ...
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Share wifi connection from macbook to airport express

I'm trying to do the following setup: Internet modem/router -> (wifi) -> Macbook -> (ethernet) -> Airport express ->(wifi) -> various devices. Is it possible to share internet from a MB to an ...
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MBP - have to re-enable Wi-Fi every 30 mins

I have a MacBook Pro running on El Capitan (but the issue was already present before the upgrade, so it's not related). I have the Mac since a bit less than a year. It is still running perfectly but ...
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Monitoring Wifi Usage per SSID (wifi)

I use my iPhone to connect to multiple wifi (SSID) in multiple location each day (Home, University, ...) and I need to monitor and track my wifi usage per SSID. For example I want to know how much ...
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Bridge OS X Wi-Fi/Ethernet connection with VPN

I currently have a VPN connection on my computer (running El Capitan), and I would like to know if there is a way to bridge my Wi-Fi that I use on my computer along with my VPN. What I would like to ...
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Wifi requires reconnection regularly

I am using a Macbook Pro 15 (Late 2014), running El Captain. Sometimes, the wifi appears connected, although there is no actual connection, the pages just fail to load, looks like it is trying to ...
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My MacBook Pro rarely connects to our Wi-Fi

We have BT Internet and Router. My phone has no problem and the other people in the house have no problem connecting. However, my MacBook only sometimes connects to our Wi-Fi. Usually it asks for the ...
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Slow wifi after forgetting a network?

I've got an early 2011 13" MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11.2 PB2, with 10GB of RAM, a 500GB SSHD, and an upgraded AirPort card for Continuity support. My college wifi network (eduroam) got a ...
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Keep WLAN deactivated on El Capitan

I've updated from Yosemite to 10.11.1 on my mid 2014 macbook pro a few days ago. I've got a WLAN in my apartment (for other gadgets), but since the signal is a bit weak at my desk, I have connected ...
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Given 2 network interfaces, any way to make a certain app use just one?

I have an ethernet connection and a WiFi connection, each with a separate WAN connection. Is there any way to make a certain application use just one of these connections, while other apps use the ...
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Time tracking app that uses WiFi rather than GPS to track my location

I'd like to automatically track my hours at work, but I don't want an app that turns on GPS all the time because it will use too much battery power. An app that could detect when I am in my office ...
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How to remove connected passwords on Wi-Fi on Mac

I want to remove the connected Wi-Fi password on my Mac so that it always ask me for my Wi-Fi password, but I am unable to do so. How can I do this? I tried this by going towards System Preferences ...
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Help me solve this Macbook wifi mystery

We noticed this week that our Macbook wifi connection was slow. On inspection, we discovered that the wifi wasn't auto-connecting to our network, but rather one named ATT5g---. If I selected our ...
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Use external WiFi adapter instead of internal

I've been trying to get an external USB WiFi adapter to work with OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), instead of the internal one that came with my iMac, but I can't find anything in system preferences whatsoever ...
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Limit what a tethered iPhone internet connection can be used for

I have various background services running on my Mac which use quite a lot of bandwidth: Google Drive, a couple of OneDrive sync programs, iCloud sync, Dropbox, and Backblaze for a general backup of ...
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“Verify Certificate” pops up every time I connect to the network

Every time I connect to the eduroam network, which is secured via PEAP/MSCHAPv2, the “Verify Certificate” dialog box pops up. I have to click “Continue” every time I open my laptop, which gets quite ...
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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 ...