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

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Fast screen sharing

Ok, so, I want to buy a Mac Mini with OS X server. I want to run it without any monitor, or keyboards, or mouse. Now, I want to control it remotely from my MacBook via Screen Sharing. Since I have ...
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Build Mavericks-Compatible NAS for Scheduled, Wireless, Bootable Backups and Storing & Accessing Media across Local Devices

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro running Mavericks (10.9.1) and an early 2008 MacBook Pro running 10.8.5. I want to build an NAS that allows me to wirelessly and automatically backup both machines ...
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What's behind the “hairdryer” fix for broken iPhone 4s WiFI?

So for all of the iPhone 4Ses that got the grayed out WiFi problem after upgrading to iOS 7, the only fix that seems to actually work is basically heating up the iPhone up (till about the point it ...
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Disable wireless network card Mac OS X [duplicate]

I wonder if there is any way, how to turn off / disable the wireless network interface or driver, so I cannot connect to WiFi from running OS. I have MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks. The reason for ...
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Does Mavericks break the ability to create a wifi network that other devices can connect to?

I'm not talking about sharing an Ethernet connection via Wifi, but about creating a separate WiFi network, not connected to the Internet. In previous versions of OS X, I could create a wifi network ...
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What app can I use to browse photos on my iOS devices from a Mac on the local network?

I am trying to figure out if there's an app out there that can let me browse photos from my Mac via wifi. So I have a mac on the local network iOS devices on the local network 1000s of images on ...
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Why the iPhone doesn't automatically switch 3G off when connected to a wireless network?

This doesn't make any sense to me: why the iPhone doesn't automatically switch 3G off when connected to a wireless network? I always thought iPhone did that since the very beginning and my battery ...
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Setup local network on Mac and share it via WiFi, but with no internet connection

I woat to use my iPhone as remote control for VLC. I use http://hobbyistsoftware.com/VLC-more and it is working fine when I am connected to my AirPort network. I will use my MacBook at a place where ...
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How to use Wake On Demand?

I want to setup wake-on-demand as described here so I can remote wake up my computer and ssh into it while I am oversea. My iMac did not have ethernet connection and I want to wake-up it using Wifi. ...
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Macbook Pro 15 inch Late 2011 - Internet always slow until I change DNS lookup address

This problem has plagued me across multiple networks (Ethernet and Wi-Fi, across multiple ISP's) and multiple operating systems (Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, Mavericks). While browsing, my internet ...
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Belkin N150 router problem! Can't access router management page in MBP

I have a Belkin N150 router and can't connect to the internet. Only the small blue WPS light is blinking. It's SSID is no longer visble to any devices. I can't even access it's router management page ...
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Wi-Fi settings grayed out on iPhone [duplicate]

When I go into Setting / Wifi and try to turn Wifi on, it does not let me. The switch is grayed out. How can I solve this issue?
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Mountain Lion 10.8.5 : 802.11h features controlling

I have MacBook Pro with 10.8.5 Mountain lion. How can I enable 802.11h on the Wi-Fi Card? or How can I control feature enabled or not ?
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What is a good App for OSX that locks your Macbook when outside “known” wifi area

I am looking for an app that locks my Macbook when not connected to a known wifi network. And I am the only one who can manage my known networks: I'm asked for a password to add networks to my "known ...
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Mac mini loses wifi when an ubuntu computer is on the same network

Someone gave me their mac mini running osx 10.6. I have a D-Link router at home. I want to connect my mac mini to the home network. I start by turning off all other computers and wifi devices i ...
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Sync iPod Touch Automatically when on WiFi but not plugged in

I haven't seen this addressed anywhere, and I sort of understand why Apple would implement this but I want to see if there's any work around I haven't found yet. Basically, I have an iPod Touch I ...
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AirPort Extreme 802.11ac Performance Issues

I'm running an 802.11ac wireless network using three AirPort Extreme base stations. While setting these fellas up is very simple and straightforward, I've been running into several issues... APE A ...
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How to use 802.1X authentication with edimax ew-7811un usb wifi adapter?

Edimax ew-7811un, Mac OS X, Snow Leopard, 10.6.8. According to the manual, you can use 802.1X tunneled authentication with Windows (it is mentioned e.g. on page 23, ...
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How to view previous inputted MAC Address for WiFi network

I have a Belkin Router and accidentally changed the MAC Address for the Wireless Area Network. Is there a way to retrieve previous inputted MAC Address using Terminal? I'm looking around system and ...
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Jerky internet on MacBook Pro

My wifi works fine on all other computers/phones/tablets; however, it's very jerky on my MacBook Pro. It used to work fine, but began being jerky a couple months ago. Nothing has changed, but it's ...
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How to set up an AirPort Express so another router can connect to it?

I have an Airport Express 802.11n 1st generation (in other words, the last one before they began to look like a white AppleTV). I would like to have this as my main router and have a second router ...
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Can't select Wi-Fi network in iPad setup after restore

Try to restore ipad and I can only get as far as the wifi page. It will not let me choose a wifi, which is working. What do I need to do to connect?
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Cannot ping my IP

How can it be that I cannot ping my own IP on Mac OS? $ ifconfig -a lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM> inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 ...
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MacBook Air (Lion)

We wiped the H.D on my 3 year old MBA OS X 10.7, Lion and restored it to like bran new at the Apple Store today. It connected effortlessly to the guest WiFi there. At home I get "Connection Timeout" ...
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iPhone 5 always asks for username when connect to Wifi

(I'm using wifi from a personal access point in my room, of which the security type is "WPA/WPA2 Personal" (it's what I see in network settings on my mac). Normally it just requires a password to ...
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Relay calls from one phone to another

Does anyone know of an app (on iOS, Android or any platform) that will allow me to place one phone in a part of my house that has good phone signal, and have it relay all calls to another device using ...
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MBA can't connect to Hotspot

I've a weird problem with my MBA (2011 model) since the upgrade to Mavericks. There is a certain set of hotspots to which I can't connect anymore. I'm not sure which ones specifically, but there are ...
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Macbook Air cannot detect my wifi

I need to factory reset my Macbook Air. So restarted it and hold option key. Then it requires to select wifi. But the list does not show the wifi I'm using. The wifi access point is very close and ...
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Ability to view WIFI connection details?

I've recently entered the mac world by getting my very first macbook pro and now am living with the differences of "thinking differently". One thing I can't seem to find is any details on my ...
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Troubleshoot internet connection over wifi in public on iphone 5C

When I am in public places my iPhone 5C will not connect to the internet. An exclamation point appears next to the wifi name.
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Airport Router DHCP Client Identification

I have a 3rd Gen Airport Extreme (802.11n 3rd Gen Dual band) as my main router. Attached to it are an Airport Express (802.11n 1st Gen Single Band) which is connected by and extends WiFi over it's ...
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Is there a way to log outbound HTTP requests that pass through my Airport Extreme?

My wireless router is an Airport Extreme. I would like to log all outbound HTTP requests (leaving my Mac for an internet web server) for later review. Is that possible?
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iPhone 4S wifi will not turn on [duplicate]

How can I fix the gray wifi icon? It will not slide to turn on wifi, it's been happening since the new ios7 update
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What are the numerous incoming connections I see on public wifi for?

In general I have incoming connections disabled by my security software (Little Snitch). But even when I do this, on public wifi, I see numerous incoming connections for netbios and mDNSResponder ...
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Prevent apps from using wifi without VPN [duplicate]

When I travel and am connecting to public wireless networks (or, really, any wireless network I don't control), I use a VPN (either L2TP with the built-in networking support or OpenVPN with ...
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Another device is using your IP address mac, what do I change my IP address too?

Our internet router often stops working at home, but for the the second time only I have got a pop-up error saying: "another device is using your ip address". We have an iPhone and a Macbook but ...
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Mountain Lion OS: disable the power management/power save mode for the wireless nic

I've been using Macbook Pro and 10.8.5 Mountain Lion OS. My question is : Is it possible to disable the power management/power save mode for the wireless nic in os x?
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How come Android finds lists Wi-Fi networks that OS X doesn't?

I have a MacBook Air with OS X 10.8.5 and a Samsung cell phone with Android. I use the Wi-Fi heavily on both (I travel a lot, and only use Wi-Fi when I'm out of the US) — often in cafes — and I rarely ...
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How can I prevent OS X from resetting/disconnecting from wifi when left idle?

Doing work at home, I noticed that OS X would drop my wifi connection when I left my 2011 MacBook Pro and it went into idle mode (screen black, but still powered on). When I moved the mouse or ...
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How can I tell if I need to upgrade/replace Macbook 07 Airport card?

I bought a used Macbook (late 07 model, white, 2.1 Intel Core Duo, 3 gig RAM) and I have been upgrading everything I can. It works great EXCEPT the airport card. The wireless internet is so slow! When ...
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How to add the Time Capsule to an existing network, in Ethernet?

I have just received my new Time Capsule. I don’t want to create a new AirPort network, I already have one. I want to connect the Time Capsule to my existing network, in Ethernet. I plan to plug the ...
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How do I prevent my MacBook Pro OS X 10.7.5 from searching for other wireless networks when I'm already connected?

How do I prevent my MacBook Pro OSX 10.7.5 from searching for other wireless networks when I'm already connected to my home network? It seems to drop my WiFi connection whenever it searches. By ...
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Time Capsule and Thomson modem/router

Just got a new airport time capsule (2013 model). The time capsule is put in bridge mode and the modem/router from my ISP (thomson 585 v8) is doing the router stuff (dhcp, nat). Time capsule is ...
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Applescript enable-disable wifi Safari

I figured out a command to enable/disable wifi. networksetup -setairportpower en0 on networksetup -setairportpower en0 off Now, I was wondering how to combine it in AppleScript in a way that when ...
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JBL Soundfly Air with multi-router AirPort Express WiFi

I got my hands on a JBL Soundfly, but it shows some trouble when I connect it to my home WiFi, which consists of 2 first generation AirPort Express linked by a cable to create a shared network. The ...
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How to set multihoming for download from multiple Wi-Fi connections?

My problem is I want to download from my university's wireless router but it has a speed limitation and I want to bypass this limitation with adding more Wi-Fi connections by different IP address. ...
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How to disconnect iPhone from WIFI without 'forgetting' it?

My internet connection died whilst my router still continued to work (so I could still pick up wifi but had no internet connection). I wanted to tether my laptop to my phone so I could use 4G instead, ...
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Why can some of my apps not receive data when connected via WiFi?

I was just at a friends house and he showed my an issue with his phone. He can't receive data (like in news apps) when he's connected to his WLAN. Other mobile devices (like an iPhone 5 or an iPad) ...
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How to connect to a specific BSSID via Terminal?

My internet provider has a service where I share part of my wifi connection with other subscribers and in return I can use their wifi connection when I'm close to a subscribers router. It's very ...
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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 ...