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

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Wifi: Can't turn on in prefs, can't turn off once turned on from status bar

I have a Macbook Pro. If I try to turn on the wifi from the preferences it does nothing and stays off. If I turn it on from the status bar it seems to turn on but constantly tries searching to no ...
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How to force captive portal login?

I'm working at a space which uses wifi network that is not password protected, but has a captive portal. I've connected to it before, so when I connect again, captive portal page does NOT come up. How ...
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Unable to connect to TP-Link wireless router with iPad 2

I work in an office of 3 developers, all of whom own an iPad. Two of the developers have an iPad 3, and I have an iPad 2. I am the only one that cannot connect to the TP-Link TL-WA801ND Wireless ...
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How to share my iMac's wifi internet connection with another iPhone over wifi?

My iMac is connected to an iPhone's hotspot to get its internet connection. I have another iPhone that requires internet connection, but it can't connect to the hotspot. Instead, I would like the ...
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Do the wi-fi communications from Mac to Mac travel through the access point?

Let’s put two Macs MAC1 and MAC2 on the same table. They are connected to the same AirPort (wi-fi) network. They are connected to the access point AP, which is far away, at 10 meters. The Macs are ...
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What is Wifi-Networking option under system location services in iOS 7?

I've noticed an option called Wifi-networking and I can't seem to figure out what does it do exactly. Any ideas ?
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How can I open a URL on connecting to a specific wifi network in OS X?

Some wifi networks require logging in through a browser after connecting, in order to gain internet access. In many cases it is possible to log in by opening a specific URL without having to click ...
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does leaving a hotspot on when no one is connected use data?

I am concerned. I do not want the hotspot using data and wasting data without anyone connected. I was told to turn it off but i normally leave it on. I want to find out if it does or if it does not.
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Airport Extreme mesh network over Ethernet

I have purchased three Airport Extreme routers. I have a cable modem in one room that currently feeds into our primary router (which I want to replace with an Extreme), which feeds into a switch, ...
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Sync Wifi Passwords on OSX with Android Phone?

Question. I have a Macbook Air, and an Android phone (errr phablet!). I go out a lot with both, and every time I go to a new venue, I need to put the wifi password into both. Question: do you know of ...
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Can I restrict download when my macbook is being hot spotted?

I plan to stick an NFC tag on my macbook so that I can just click my phone on it to create a Wifi Hotspot which my laptop will automatically connect to. The only problem I can think of though is that ...
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Sharing Wi-Fi between Apple products

Since I installed Mavericks, I cannot access internet (Eduroam) on my university, and they said are working on an solution (2 weeks ago) and I can't wait anymore, but my iPhone and iPad still can ...
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Captive portal login page not disappearing

It used to be the case that a captive portal login page would appear any time I would connect to the WiFi network where I work, and once I successfully put in my login and password, the window would ...
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Mac as wi-fi hotspot: how many devices can connect?

Is there a theoretical or practical limit to the number of devices that can be connected to a Macbook Pro sharing its internet connection as a wi-fi hotspot?
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Is a there a simple solution to avoid problems with hotspots?

It seems that OSX does not behave well with hotspots. By hotspot, I mean the wireless networks which opens automatically a window for login/password such as when you join them. When you login for ...
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WiFi rejection problem after Mavericks upgrade

I recently upgraded MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013) operating system from Mountain Lion to Mavericks. Since then several WiFi networks are rejecting my password (rejecting wrong passwords ...
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Switching wifi networks from an iphone

I wonder if there's an App which helps me to easily switch to another wifi network without going through the "settings" screens of my iPhone. Nowadays more and more cars provide their own wifi network ...
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Connection very slow on Mavericks

I have a Macbook Pro middle 2010. I had Mountain Lion till yesterday when I decided that today I would have "upgraded" to Mavericks. With Mountain Lion everything worked fine until 5am tonight when ...
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MacBook Pro 2007 Airport not working anymore in Mavericks

I recently updated from OS X 10.6 to Mavericks and while all other things work fine, I get the infamous "wifi: hardware not installed" message when clicking on the Airport icon. I have since done a ...
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What are the Manual settings for Internet sharing between 10.9 and 10.7?

I have a system with OSX 10.9, and another system with OSX 10.7.5. I am trying to setup internet sharing between the from 10.9 to 10.7. 10.9 has internet through WiFi, and I used a LAN cable to ...
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Updating the Wi-Fi/Ethernet toggle script for Mavericks & new MBP

So I used to use this script from MacOSXHints to automatically toggle my Wi-Fi whenever I connected my OS X 10.6 and 10.8 MBPs into Ethernet or my 27" TB Display: Ever been annoyed to be on both ...
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AirPort Utility not showing AirPort nodes, which ARE there, and I AM using them

Today neither of the AirPorts show up in the AirPort Utility. I know the hubs are there, that's how I'm accessing the Internet. They appear with the yellow caution indicator /!\ and when I click ...
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Wi-Fi turning on and off since Mavericks upgrade

MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013 Since upgrading to Mavericks, the Wi-Fi turns off for roughly 8 seconds and turn back on for roughly 8 seconds. I have tried this on several different networks ...
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How to solve the issue that a Mac (Macbook Air) keeps on trying to use WEP to connect to Wifi?

I have the latest version of Macbook Air with Mountain Lion, as of Oct 2013, and since one of the computers is an older one that needs WEP, the Linksys (Cisco) router is set to support both WEP and ...
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Setting Up Port Forwarding For Foscam Camera With Apple Airport Extreme

I am trying to setup a Foscam FI8189W IP Camera to work with my Airport wifi network. I have tried to follow the instructions that Foscam has given but I believe the problem is with my Airport setup. ...
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Local server - do you need a dedicated server or can you sync over LAN using public folder?

Im looking to setup a local server which would allow every mac on that wifi network to access and sync data. Is there i way i can do this using the 'Public Folder', with the data would be synced over ...
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iCloud Keychain & Wireless

I set up iCloud keychain on a Mavericks laptop and two iPhones. Passwords for Wireless networks are now synchronized among all the devices. So far so good. What is also synchronized is the option to ...
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Consistently slow and unreliable Wi-Fi everywhere I go. 2012 MBP

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro. (13-inch, 8gb memory.) I work remotely and spend a lot of time working from coffee shops and other places with public Wi-fi. Lately - for a couple of months now - I've ...
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WPA2 Enterprise network doesn't appear in WiFi list (OSX Mavericks)

My university has two WPA2 Enterprise networks, neither of which appear in the WiFi menu in Mavericks, but they do appear on my iPhone which is next to my MacBook. At the moment, I have to manually ...
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Transfer between two ethernet connected Time Capsule from a wifi connected computer

I have two time capsules which are connected in 1Gb through the ethernet. When I initiate a transfer between the two devices from my wifi connected macbook air, I notice that the data flow from one ...
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How can I write an AppleScript which when run will connect to a specific WIFI network if available?

The title pretty much sums it up. I want to avoid having to use the trackpad to connect to certain networks. This comes up often when a new network becomes available but I'm already connected to ...
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No Wi-Fi networks show when I try to connect an old iPhone to Wi-Fi

I tried to use an old iPhone with Wi-Fi because there is no cell data for this iPhone. I went to Settings → Wi-Fi and waited for a network to pop up. No network ever showed up. Does anyone know how I ...
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Recover forgotten WiFi password

I've previously connected to a WiFi network on my iPhone but I have no way of finding out the password. Is there any way to recover the password after resetting my device to view saved WiFi passwords ...
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How do I ping6 a link local address on OSX?

On linux I see all connected IPv6 addresses to my wlan adapter with ping6 ff02::1%wlan0 | head but how can I achieve this on OSX?
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How can I view wifi network details in iOS 7?

Where can I find information about the current wifi association such as PHY mode, channel, rssi, snr, and msc index on iOS 7?
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Can you set a specific WiFi channel with an iOS/iPhone personal hotspot?

Anytime when I using my iPhone as personal WiFi HotSpot (sharing 3G internet via WiFi) the iPhone selects channel #1 for this. Is possible to use another channel number because the channel 1 is ...
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iPad enter key on keyboard for joining WiFi network

I just received an iPad from Apple. I have entered my password for joining the network, but cannot find the enter key. How does one access the enter key on the iPad keyboard?
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Unknown shared network in the Finder

I connect to the internet at my office using wifi. There is an unknown item in network window named 108.61.0.48.choopa.net. I can't remove it or connect to it. How has it added to my network item and ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.8 not storing password in system profile - used for pre-authentication to the wireless network

Running 300 MacBooks with Mac OS X 10.6.8. When logged on as a local admin I can connect to WiFi, I save the connection in the system profile, allowing pre-authentication before users attempt to log ...
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Dell U2713HM LCD Monitor Killing Wifi (and ethernet) on my Mid-2012 MBP and iPhone 4S

I just purchased a Dell U2713HM monitor. As soon as the monitor is turned on, the internet (both wifi and wired) goes out. I have tried the following fixes: 1) Changing channels on wifi router. 2) ...
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WiFi monitor that is iOS compatible

I am trying to find a Display that can allow my iOS, MacBook Pro to connect to it wirelessly. I am looking for a solution with the least number of hardware components (aside from the display). I ...
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Can I have an iTunes library on a hard drive connected only to my wi-fi router?

I have both Windows and Mac laptop computers with hard drives that are too small to fit my music collection or backup iPhones. I would like to purchase a hard drive that I can connect to my wi-fi ...
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iPhone idle battery - wifi or wifi+EDGE

With push notifications, the iPhone keeps a persistent IP connection to Apple's servers. Some time after the phone is locked, wifi is turned off (as far as I know) when cellular data is on. So I can ...
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How many clients does the airport express support when bridging (ProxySTA)?

The airport express is said to support 50 users, yet in my case (when bridging WiFi to ethernet) it only serves up to 4 clients on the LAN port. A fifth client is not able to obtain an IP address nor ...
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Auto connect to ad hoc wifi network

I have a win7 laptop connected to the Internet at home. I have ad hoc wifi network. When I come home, every time I have to choose this wifi network and manually connect. Is it possible to make this ...
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Network printer not seen by Mac or iPad when on wifi extender

I've got an HP printer that has bonjour capability and connects directly to my router via ethernet (BT Hub3) When my mac is connected to the same router it can see the printer fine. Bonjour, normal ...
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How to connect a client device in a wi-fi captive portal network?

I need to use a wifi client device (TPLink small device). This one has wifi client mode and ethernet port so that you can connect your PC ethernet connection to wifi client device and connect to ...
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iPhone 5 and MacBook Air take quite a few attempts to tether

I used to have an iPhone 4 which, when WiFi hotspot was turned on, would connect to my Air (Lion) almost instantaneously. I have now upgraded to an iPhone 5 (iOS 7) and the process seems to rarely ...
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How to change which Aiport Express a MBP is connected to?

So I have a Time Capsule which creates my wireless network, and I have an airport express which extends the network. However, when I open Airport Utility, it says that my Macbook Pro is connected to ...
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Why can't I connect my Iphone 4 to our home Wifi?

Umm, I need help about my Iphone 4... I recently bought it and was able to connect to our home wifi perfectly.. But one day, we don't know why, but me and my brother's iphone 4 was unable to connect ...