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

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Using mobile data while connected to WiFi.

I've just been asked by the wife why her iPhone 5s (iOS 9.1) is not connecting to the wifi. I've just checked the router and it shows that her phone is connected and given an IP address, however it ...
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How to deactivate Wifi 801.11 N on Mac?

I would like to deactivate the Wifi 801.11N on a Macbook Air 2013. I have some problems of stability and connection losses when connecting to a professional network. It appears these issues are ...
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How to set up wireless bridge on same subnet?

I have set up Internet Sharing over Wifi on an ethernet-wired desktop Mac running Yosemite 10.10. I have various OS X and iOS clients that are able to connect to the shared Wifi connection and access ...
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Unable to share internet

I have been using Internet Sharing through Thunderbolt ethernet. But just yesterday my wired internet got disconnected or even said that I am not connected to the internet when I tried to share my ...
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Script to start my VPN if I'm connected to a specific Network / SSID [El Capitan update]

I'm searching an AppleScript to automatically start my University VPN if I'm connected to the University network. I already found some solutions for older OS X Versions, but they're not working ...
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Wireless network on Macbook Pro running Windows 10 (under BootCamp) not working properly

Hardware: Retina Macbook Pro 2013 Software: Windows 10 (with latest updates) running on Bootcamp Partition (Apple Software Update run) Symptoms Internet Browsing exhibits the following strange ...
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Unknown wifi connection in my Connection dropdown menu

My problem is that I have this strange wifi connection name as shown in the attached image below among my wifi connections. Each time the name is different which is always a randomly generated ...
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Is there a way to turn Wi-Fi on/off using Spotlight?

Is there a way to turn Wi-Fi on/off using Spotlight, or do I always have to use the mouse and click on the Wi-Fi icon in the taskbar? Spotlight is pretty powerful, and I would love to have an easy ...
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Stream nvr content over wifi/lan without internet

I have some ip cameras connected to an nvr, which is itself connected to a router. Rather than a monitor cabled to the nvr, to watch the video stream from the cameras, i am using a tablet with an app ...
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AirDrop is not working after upgrading to version 10.11.1 (15B42) OSX El Capitan

I'm using a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013), after upgrading to 10.11.1 AirDrop cease to function. It opens, but no devices are shown and I'm not visible to anyone. How can I bring it to ...
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How to correctly remove drivers of external USB wireless network adaptor?

I want to completely remove the driver of a TP-Link wireless network adaptor. I can't find any tips from TP-Link's official site. Is there a right way to safely and gracefully remove?
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El Capitan Realtek 8812au Installation stuck at “Destination Select”

I'm trying to install driver for my D-Link DW-182 rev. C1 which uses RTL-8812AU Realtek chipset and supports Mac OS X via this ftp link. ( ver. 2.3.1 ) What's the problem? Any help? At least can I ...
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Constant lag issue when streaming music from iTunes to Apple TV, not the other way around

My network is setup as follows: Cisco DPC3825 Modem / router; wireless is disabled. DNS servers set to Google, then Shaw as a backup. Apple Airport Extreme (in bridge mode) connected via ethernet to ...
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Very slow internet when using Safari, Maps, Mail, Appstore

I have a MacBook Pro from late 2011 and installed El-capitan. Since yesterday my internet connection is very slow or doesn't work at all(Mail, Safari, Appstore). It's weird because when I use Chrome ...
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to be able to use 3G for internet while connected to wifi?

I have a wifi without internet which my iphone connects for a media player only. Meanwhile I would like to use my 3g connection for e-mail traffic etc. I have seen the answers to select the static ...
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Macbook Pro 10.10.5 Can Only Connect to Large Sites like Google, StackExchange, Wikipedia

This strange connection issue has been very stubborn. In short, after every reboot I can access the entire internet for a short period of time. After a time (say 30 minutes) all but major websites ...
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After waking, mac not connected to wifi

I have a new macbook running El Capitan and it's connected to my home wifi. However, when it sleeps for some minutes (15-20min usually) and I awake it, my internet connection will not work, even ...
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Airport utility: Scan specific channels

I am using the Airport utility /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport. With the little program I am able to scan my network for WIFI senders. I do ...
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Macbook pro continuously wakes up while in sleep mode

I've a 15" Macbook pro (mid-2015) OSX 10.11.1 and I noticed that my macbook looses 20% power while in sleepmode for 12 hours. This is a small part of my log file when my macbook was in "sleep" mode: ...
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MB Air: connect, update App Store with broken Wifi/Airport via USB WiFi

On my MB Air 2,1 (mid 2009) the wifi is broken. Connecting with the internet is possible via an Apple USB-Ethernet-adapter. When trying to install an app/update via the App Store (e.g. to OSx El ...
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Anyone knows how to fix Module wl Not found? t

Does anyone know how to go around fixing: Fatal: module wl not found I get this when I insert into terminal: modprobe wl on Kali linux 2.0 that I dual booted to my Macbook air El capitan. ...
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Kali Linux Dual Boot - Wifi not working

I am struggling to find a detailed guide on how to troubleshoot wifi once Kali Linux 2.0 has been installed. I dual booted on my MacBook Air (El Capitan) Kali Linux 2.0, and as I have been warned, ...
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Internet connection problem in iPad

I have a jailbroken iPad 3 with IoS 8.1. For no apparent reason, the internet is not working anymore. iPad in connecting to wifi router just fine. However, nothing seems to load, pages won't open, ...
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Removing Air Watch without removing WiFi/Exchange profiles

Is it possible to do either of the following: Remove Air Watch from an iOS device without deleting WiFi/Exchange profiles Backup the profile and restore it after removing Air Watch?
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Cannot ping between OS X on wireless LAN

Macbook Pro OSX 10.10.5, Late 2013 model. Firewall entirely off (Stealth mode is certainly off). Three Macbook Pro’s wirelessly connected to the same wireless network (WPA/WPA2 Personal) under the ...
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Do >iOS8 devices randomize Bluetooth-MAC address

iOS8 has brought the randomization of the WiFi MAC-address. My question is if the Bluetooth MAC-address is also randomized in the same manner on iDevices?
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macbook not working with home wifi

My home wifi works with everything but the macbook(2015 early, osx el capitan). My mac works with other wifi networks but not my home wifi. It's an arris tg862 router. Heres what happens: I open up ...
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Multiple wireless iPad video connections (Airbeam)

perhaps this is not the right place to ask this question, but I'll give it a shot. I'm the leader of a music band and we're currently performing in theatres and incorporate live visuals in our set. ...
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MacBook not recognizing Wireless N USB Adapter

I have an aluminum unibody (2008). I recently upgraded RAM & downloaded all software to get my baby up to date. THEN the wifi card died. I tried to fix that myself but thanks to Apple's almost ...
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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 ...