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

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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 ...
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How to recover a forgotten username for a connected wifi

I am currently connected to a WIFI that requires both username and password, however, I have forgotten the username to the WIFI and my friend wants to connect to it. How can I know the username of ...
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When attempting to connect to wifi network receiving timeout error on 10.8.5

Two important things: The computer can connect to other wifi networks Other devices can connect to this wifi network It is only with this specific computer and this this specific router that there ...
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Latest iOS 9 doesn't show WiFi symbol, even when connected to WiFi

How do I display the WiFi symbol when connected to WiFi? iOS 8 used to show the WiFi symbol in place of LTE when connected to WiFi. Now, after the iOS 9 update, it always display LTE, even though I'm ...
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Instant hostpot from Mac doesn't work on any devices

So I'm using my dorm LAN connection with my Macbook Air(running OS X El Capitan). When setting up the LAN connection I had to register my Mac's MAC address. The LAN is fast and works well. However ...
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Wi-Fi issue with MacOS X El Capitan

I have a MacBook Pro with retina display model A1502. I updated it to MacOS X El Capitan. The Wi-Fi connection is still not working. It works for sleep mode. I followed this answer Wifi Keeps ...
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How do you force a frequency band in OSX Yosemite?

This question has been asked for Mavericks and older versions of OSX but I am unable to find a solution specifically to force a wifi frequency band change for Yosemite? Reference (I tried these ...
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Sometimes Internet stops working

While I'm navigating in the Internet with Google Chrome the Internet stops working, it doesn't load the websites suddenly sometimes. I have an Edimax repeater and when I connect from the modem and ...
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Can I test the functioning of an AirPort antenna of a MacBook Pro?

Recently my Wifi connection has suffered greatly on my MacBook Pro mid2012 non-retina. I now need a much stronger Wifi signal to have a working connection. I did not change my position at my desk ...
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Prevent Airport Utility from Opening Automatically

My computer is connected to a (non-Airport) wifi network and is working properly. However, someone else in my building uses an Airport. Every few hours, Airport Utility opens, and shows me this other ...
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How to create a password protected ad-hoc network on Yosemite when not connected to the internet

This is a more precise reframing of questions No secure ad-hoc network with Yosemite? (my use case) and How to create a password protected ad-hoc network on Yosemite (not applicable here). Background ...
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Apple Music / iTunes: Cannot add track to playlist when iPhone connected via wifi

Following occurs when using Apple Music / itunes: I'm in itunes, listening to some music from an Apple Music Playlist. I am also connected to a wifi network, the same network that my iPhone is on. ...
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Apple Wireless keyboard unable to pair with iMac (mid 2010, Macos 10.10.5)

I've an apple wireless keyboard and iMac 21.5 inch (mod 2010). Keyboard refuse to work out of the blue and I receive a message that the mac os 10.6.8 was no longer supported. I upgraded t0 10.10.5. ...
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Problems with Wifi when multiple devices are connecting to same Wifi spot

Since updating my Macbook Pro's OS X to 10.10 I'm experiencing problems with my WiFi connection. Sometimes it works great, sometimes it's super slow. Today I found out that the problem also seems ...
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What is the correct Wireless module for a MacBook Pro A1398?

I have a MacBook pro with a non-working wireless. I'm looking to replace the module however there seems to be a ton of different modules and can't seem to choose the right one. Ebay seems to be ...
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iPhone does not see WiFi shared by Mac Mini

Does anyone knows why my iPhone cannot see and connect to the WiFi that is shared on my Mac Mini? At the same time, iPad does see it and WiFi works perfectly. I am using my Mac Mini as a wireless ...
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iPhone 4 unable to connect to any Google service on Wi-Fi

Today I found my iPhone 4 (iOS 7.1.2) is unable to connect specifically to any Google service (Search, Google.com or YouTube) when on Wi-Fi. Any other website will load. I get the message "Safari ...
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iPhone 4S unable to connect to TP-LINK 5 GHz Wi-Fi Router

The iPhone 4S is unable to recognise the TP-LINK Router whereas the iPhone 6 has no problem. Router model: TP-LINK 5ghz_61207b What should I do?
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Degraded wireless performance on MacBook Air

I have a Mid-2013 MacBook Air that has been acting up lately. I initially started seeing issues with ridiculous jitter(100s of ms) half a year ago, but since I do not game a lot, I ignored them. ...
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Why should disabling wifi on Router speed up internet connection?

I'm having an odd issue with my home network. I have a TPLink Archer D7 connected to my phone line and wired to an Airport Extreme in my basement. Each of these is connected (by cable) to a MacMini. ...
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iOS manage static IP settings

Anybody know of built-in iOS functionality or app that can help store static IP settings? I'd like to be able to switch between DHCP and static IP settings without having to type settings every time I ...
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MacBook Pro (late 2013) drops connection to wireless router every 15 minutes

My MacBook Pro is a late 2013 edition model, running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. Every 15 minutes (the intervals are very regular) it loses connection to my router; pings to the router do not go through, ...
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Cannot connect to wifi after resetting network settings

I am currently running 8.1.2 on an iphone 6 plus. I have recently noticed that the internet became practically unusuable so i decided to reset my network settings. I tried signing back in to the same ...
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Using Timed Access Control with an Airport Extreme and an Airport Express

My home wifi network is run by an Airport Extreme (4th gen?) and an Airport Express (3rd gen?) set to "Extend" the wireless network. With the Airport Express turned off, I setup Timed Access Control ...
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Is there a way to share the internet connection from mac to a iphone surpassing 802.1x protection without using vpn from the internet?

I want to share my internet connection(ethernet) to my iPhone, but the network is protected by 802.1x so that I cannot do so. I have already know that I can share the internet connection with my phone ...
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Restore saved networks after “Reset Network Preferences” wiped them from all devices

While recently traveling abroad I had trouble connecting a temporary SIM card in my iPad to its cellular network. While trying to fix the issue some advice said to try "Reset Network Settings". Well, ...
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No Internet Connection By Periods of time — OS X Yosemite

I am running a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 and, while at home, I see periods in which I seem to be connected to the router (Netgear C3700-100NAS with firmware ...
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does WiFi Assist of iOS 9 work when cellular data is turned off?

Cellular connection kicks in when the WiFi is weak, that's a nice feature in iOS 9: WiFi Assist. I have on question, when WiFi Assist is ON. Does it cause me cellular data in the following scenario: ...
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Macbook Pro Wifi Speeds 92% slower than PC

Macbook Pro (Retina 15-inch, 2013) running Yosemite 10.10.4, with bluetooth turned off. Still seeing terrible speeds over wifi. Any advice would be appreciated. These tests were run at the exact same ...
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How to share iPad's wifi to Mac?

I want to connect my MacBook Pro to my iPad mini's Wi-fi. I don't see any hotspot settings. I have searched on the web but all I see is to go to cellular option in setting which is not available in my ...
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OS X Mountain Lion says “Apple80211Agent wants to make changes.” every time wireless connects to my work network

The title is pretty descriptive of my problem. Put the computer to sleep and wake up? Apple80211Agent is feeling picky again. Wireless is dropped for any other reason? Apple80211Agent is feeling picky ...
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MacBook Pro Intermittent internet connection

Some of you may know about some weird issue with some MacBook Pros (MBP) not working properly with a router (SuperHub) supplied by Virgin (a UK ISP). In all my attempts to resolve this, I finally got ...
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AirPrint somehow only through 5 GHz, why?

I have the strangest thing at the moment. I am virtually sure this was not the case a while back. I have a HP X476 MFP printer with AirPrint enabled. The network at my place is pretty standard. The ...
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Internet keeps timing out on Yosemite 10.10.5

I have really strange WiFi issues on my early 2015 MBP. I'm running Yosemite 10.10.5 and for some strange reason wifi/internet stops working for up to a minute and then starts working again. In the ...
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If I store my iTunes library in iCloud, can I listen without wifi on my iPhone?

I'm looking for a solution here, since my computer's hard drive is pretty well full. I want to be able to store my music library in iCloud (or some other cloud if it's more suitable). However, if I ...
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How can I check my wifi connection for a long time period (a day)

I want to find a way to test my wifi connection between my macbook pro (yosemite) and my router because I have some evidence (lag in games) that the wireless connection has problems. I am using the ...
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Keychain Sync for WIFI Password not Working with Meraki

My iPad is configured with Meraki device management and includes information for a WIFI network. I want to sync all of the WIFI passwords to my iCloud Keychain, but the password for the network that I ...
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Let firefox or chrome use wifi connection

I am on a wired network that does not allow access to external websites like stackoverflow etc. but my wireless connection allows that. My mac is connected to both wifi and wired network. Is there a ...
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why WiFi gets reconnected when switching network location?

When I switch Network Location via  > Location, my WiFi connection always gets disconnected then reconnected, even though the WiFi network is the same, why? Is it possible to avoid the ...
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ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED on browsing to one website

I have a 2010 MBP. Just in the last day or so, whenever I try to browse to Facebook (www.facebook.com), I get a ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED error. This is what is displayed in Chrome, however I cannot ...
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Essential Networking Commands [closed]

I'm used to working with Linux so I like being able to do as much as possible from the comfort of my Terminal.app bash shell. So.. What are the essential networking commands & utilities ...
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How i can sync apple music with WiFi network to the iphone?

i'm use Apple music in my mac and iphone, but every time i make album "available for offline" after download all track. After that in my iphone when select "available for offline" Download again all ...
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How to make MacBook Pro sharing Wi-Fi from iPad?

I connected from iPad to MacBook Pro (mid 2012) by USB. I turned on iPad personal hotspot and Internet Sharing works. Now I want to share my MacBook Pro's internet connection too. I made the ...
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Mac doesn't use local dns for .local

I'm using an macbook with Yosemite 10.10.3. There are no problems to access the "standard" internet. But in my own network I use a local nameserver at my fritz-box. It is configured to use this DNS ...
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Globally change DNS setting regardless of wifi network

I'd like to point my DNS at Google's public DNS servers. The instructions involve going to System Preferences -> Network -> Advanced and editing DNS settings. However, this seems to be specific to ...
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Does iMessage need wifi

I'm concerned about it and I really want to use it. I haven't used it and I need some tips so someone please tell me if it needs wifi.
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use two time capsules together

I want to use the newer time capsule as my wifi. I need the second time capsule because I don't have enough wired ports. How can I connect the two of them? I don't need the wifi on the second one. ...
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Macbook pro will not connect to wifi?

I have a Macbook pro late 2011. It has always been connected to the same wifi and never had any problems. I updated to Yosemite and now my wifi goes off all the time. Most of the time when I the in ...
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Macbook Pro Wi-Fi problems after Yosemite 10.10.5 update

I've had my Macbook Pro for about a year now. It is a late 2013 Retina model running Yosemite. Until a few days ago, its Wi-Fi worked fine. However, after the 10.10.5 update, its Wi-Fi has become very ...