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

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Boot MacBook to Linux/Windows from TimeCapsule.

I love to run different OSs in my 13" Retina MacBookPro. If I can install Windows/Linux/OSX on the Apple TimeCapsule and can Boot them over network wirelessly It will be awesome. If its possible ...
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No Wi-Fi hardware installed On MacBook Pro [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro restarted itself while I was browsing the Internet and when it came back on it wasn't connected to the wi-fi. When I tried to reconnect it said "no wifi hardware installed"! Why did it ...
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How does iOS and OS X detect when a Wi-Fi network is a personal hotspot?

When there is a Personal Hotspot network available, it displays a chain link icon instead of the usual lock icon in the list of available networks on iOS and OS X. My question is, how does OS X ...
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My Wi-Fi connection works on all Linux systems but none of the OS X distributions

But even on Linux, the Wi-Fi works unsatisfactory dropping from time to time, and performs poorer than other devices at longer distances from the router. However I can still bear with it because with ...
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Trying to reset password holding Command+R, at Startup, goes to Wi-Fi

I am holding Command ⌘R at Startup, but can't access Utilities, it goes directly to Wi-Fi, choose network.
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Airplay display showing

I have a macbook pro (recent model, 2015) that I use for work. I have wifi and bluetooth off and am connected via a dongle directly to my router. I checked the DHCP table on the router and there's no ...
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MacBook Pro running Yosemite is causing Wi-Fi Router to restart at Home

I am facing serious Wi-Fi issues with my MacBook Pro (OS X Yosemite 10.10.3) which is causing my Home Wi-Fi Router (D-Link DR615) to restart frequently (about 8-10 min once) when Wi-Fi is turned ON ...
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Device or computer could not be verified

Recently I bought Macbook Pro Retina Early 2015, and after approximately one month my wifi shows No Wifi/Wireless device found I rush to the iStore and submitted my macbook, they serviced it ...
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Can I Disable The Time Capsule's Wireless Radio on a Timer

I would like to disable my Time Capsule's wireless radio overnight. AirPort Utility contains some options for Timed Access (under the Network tab) but I have not been able to tell if this will ...
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Can You “Turn Off” Order of Preference For Wi-Fi Networks

As far as my MacBook is concerned, I have 3 Wi-Fi Networks in my house, with different names (it is actually one network, with 2 repeaters). I move around the house and frequently use the 2 repeaters ...
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MacBook Pro is not displaying Wi-Fi networks

Early 2010 MacBook Pro, with Yosemite is unable to lookup any Wi-Fi network all of a sudden. Tried reseting SMC and NVRAM It shows Wi-Fi: Looking for Networks... and then Wi-Fi: On. Does not list ...
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How to boot OS X with network devices in promiscuous mode?

As OSX no longer allows ifconfig en0 promisc and sees that as a bad value and does not set the device flag, what other options are there? I'd like to be able to boot and have both my Airport/WiFi as ...
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Where is my email after failed attempt to move it to IMAP?

when moving emails from a local folder to an IMAP servers while using a poor wifi connection the emails seem to disappear completely. Apple mail informs me: "The message 'foo' cannot be moved to the ...
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Setup a Wi-Fi which only works at login window

I have a Active Directory domain which has both Mac mini and MacBook as member computers. User login to those computers with their Active Directory credentials. Because Mac mini has a Ethernet port, ...
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Wi-Fi hardware not installed

I've a late 2008 MBP. It's worked fine up until Monday when the wifi stopped working. It now says "Wi-Fi: No Hardware installed". I've tried looking for it in the system prefs and it's gone. I've ...
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Wifi hotspot with cell turned on but no connection?

So, I can't test this because my 6 is not hooked up to my phone line (otherwise I would). Before "closing as duplicate" know that this question DOES NOT ask "while I turned off cell data", so it's not ...
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Cannot permanently remove wifi networks on Mac

I'm currently running the OS X El Capitan public beta, but I've had this issue since Mavericks or Yosemite. I'm unable to permanently remove unprotected wifi networks from the preferred networks list ...
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iPhone wifi is half the speed of Mac when using an Airport Express

My internet account with Comcast is 75 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up. To verify my internet speeds, I used SpeedOf.Me in Safari on my 2011 iMac and 2014 Macbook Pro which gave me 75-80 Mbps down and 10-15 ...
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Play music on multiple iPhones synced through wifi, on several bluetooth speakers

So a mate and I have each our Bluetooth speaker. (Incidentally the same speakers, but this shouldn't matter.) We would like to sync our iPhones to play music on both speakers simultaneously, either ...
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Is there any way to use iphone as an offline hotspot or a router without 3G?

I have a iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 8.3 installed and its not jailbroken. I want to use it as a router for connecting my other devices i.e. my Windows installed laptop and my linux RPi. Anybody know any ...
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SDK, CaptiveNetwork Reference, must I set Wifi first?

Interested in https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/SystemConfiguration/Reference/CaptiveNetworkRef/index.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40009770 This makes possible to authenticate from ...
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Can I connect my time capsule wirelessly to my mobile router?

I've just received a router with my new internet. This router is wireless and therefor has no ports except power. How can I connect my time capsule to this router now that I can no longer connect it ...
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Can I use my unlimited Verizon data plan on my iPhone 5s and connect to my 2015 Cadillac Escalade Wi-Fi and AirPlay to my media center?

I have a 2015 Cadillac Escalade with the AT&T Wi-Fi 4G LTE system built in. If I buy a data package streaming video only last about 20 minutes. I have unlimited data on my iPhone 5s and want to ...
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iPads half speed on Airport Extreme

It seems like on my network, all my iPad devices run at half the speed of the other devices. So I tested it. I've got an airport extreme (1TB) 802.11n, and four devices plus a macbook and they are ...
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Can only connect to Wi-Fi when iPhone is off

I wanted to ask to ask this since I find it so bizarre. I have a Macbook Pro 13" (2015) and an iPhone 4S, both with the latest software installed. I've had lots of problems connecting to different ...
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Cellular data turns on frequently even if i turned it off

I have a problem where my cellular data usage setting turns itself on frequently. When I am in range of WiFi my iPhone uses only WiFi but when I am out of range it turns on my cellular data even if ...
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How does OSX assign TCP/IP configuration to network interfaces with internet?

So I am creating an app that automatically checks for an internet connection every 15 minutes, and as soon as it finds an internet connection, the program sends files to a remote server via FTP. I ...
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Can download new apps but not access ones that require an internet connection

I can download new apps to my iPad, but I receive an "unable to login, check your internet connection" error message whenever I try to access an already downloaded app that requires an internet ...
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iOS - set a specific wifi connection as a portable hotspot

If I use a portable hotspot or share Wi-Fi through another mobile device, is there a way to set that Wi-Fi connection as a data connection so that it won't try to upload stuff it only does on Wi-Fi ...
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Continuity over Personal Hotspot

I have an iPhone 6 iOS 8.4 and a 2015 Macbook Pro (Yosemite). I have been searching for some information regarding call continuity and personal hotspot configuration. I was wondering if phone call ...
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Unable to reset Airport Extreme password

I recently bought a used MB053LL/A Airport Extreme to extend my current one. It has a base station password, and when I reset it it doesn't go away. I followed the instructions here ...
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MacBook Pro- wifi connected but no internet after unplugging ethernet

I recently set up my modem/router through xfinity, and after activation I unplugged the Ethernet cord to try to connect my laptop to wifi. My phone is connected and working well but my laptop won't go ...
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VPN connection not working on port 5439

While working remotely (e.g. from home), I am unable to connect (over VPN) to Amazon Web Services (Redshift database) hosts on port 5439: 1) To reproduce -I boot up my laptop, flush my dns cache and ...
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One frame of my WiFi searching animation is wrong

My WiFi loading animation is messed up. The frame where the second-longest bar is filled doesn't match with the other frames! This is mildly infuriating — have I done something to mess this up or ...
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Wi-Fi keeps going down on MBP 2015

So a few days ago I just bought a new MacBook Pro Retina Early 2015 and at first it was all good. 2-3 days ago I noticed strange problem - Wi-Fi keeps going down like every 10-30 seconds or so and ...
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Wi-Fi stops working when I launch OpenVPN server

I have an OpenVPN server running on my device. I downloaded OpenVPN from homebrew and it has a plist to load with launchctl. However, if I try launching the server with launchctl start ...
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Mavericks Captive Portal Request

Anyone else just (15th July 2015) started seeing Apple's captive portal probe popup in 10.9.5? It may be a sneaky silent push (this isn't affecting 10.10.x) due to Flash security issues? We've worked ...
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iPod touch 4 doesn't connect to WIFI

The following bug is something that started occurring today... Whenever I try to connect to any WIFI network (routers, mobile hotspots), I can see my iPod tries to connect, but instantly loses ...
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Where do I get Apple CNA (Captive Network Assistant) documentation?

I don't manage to get the docs or specs for Apple CNA. NB: I'm looking for it by developing a wifi hotspot. Behaviour is a bit different between iOS & OSX and such a doc begins to be very ...
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Why am I seeing captive portal requests on my home network?

I have suddenly started getting prompts on my 2014 Mavericks MBP (10.9.5) every five minutes that bring up a page with HTML like the following: ...
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WiFi connection problem (iPhone to TP-Link router)

I'm having trouble connecting 2 iPhones 6 and one iPhone 5 to a TP-Link TD-W8901N wireless router. When I click on the Join button on the iPhone it tries to join (upper side of pic) and then it stops ...
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Is there any way to connect my iPhone to the internet through my MacBook Pro?

I'm going to be on an aircraft for a long time, but the aircraft offers an ethernet cable, which I can connect to my Macbook through a USB to ethernet cable, however, I would like to get internet ...
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OS X: enable firewall only on Wi-Fi?

When I'm connected to my local LAN via thunderbolt, I don't want the firewall on. When I'm connected via Wi-Fi, I want the firewall on. I can't figure out how to make that happen.
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MacBook keeps automatically joining certain wifi network

My (12-inch retina) MacBook periodically joins a wrong wifi network, ignoring the preferred networks list in network preferences. (I'm using the latest version of Yosemite) The wifi network is a ...
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Sniffing router traffic

I have a 10 MB connection, which runs really good but sometimes it get slower then 56kb dialup connection, i had my provider call up and asked, what is wrong but they say too much traffic is being ...
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Wifi access point no longer found on my macbook pro

Only since yesterday, I am unable to find an access point on my macbook pro (MBP) running Mavericks 10.9.5. Interestingly, all my other devices (Nexus 5, Ipad, Macbook Air) can see it and connect to ...
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AirPort Extreme is disconnected from the internet when in bridge mode

I have to use the router provided by my ISP to connect to the internet, but I also want to use my AirPort Extreme. DHCP is set to on in the ISP's router. When I connect the router to the AirPort, and ...
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Wifi Keeps Dropping Macbook Pro 13in Retina Early 2015

I've tried everything I can think of. Resetting the router, changing the channel number and band. The internet connection is fine, and then just hangs for a minute or 2, then returns to normal. ...
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Can't share internet connection from macbook to iphone

I have my macbook pro (OS X 10.10.4) connected via wifi. Iphone 5s 8.4 is connected via bluetooth to the MCP. But I can't navigate on the internet from my phone. here's the situation: Can ...
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iPhone 4 cracked and will not slide over for password.

I cracked my iPhone 4 and now it's messed up. The phone turns completely on where i can see my lock screen picture, but if trying to sliding over to unlocked it..it won't slide. The only place I can ...