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

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Re-installing OS X with apartment Wi-Fi

I need to re-install OS X Lion and I'm at a stage where when I turn my laptop on, it needs an internet connection to proceed. I have a good strong Wi-Fi signal, but I need to sign in. I usually do ...
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iPhone - prevent automatic hotspot tethering when connecting to computer

How can I turn off automatic personal hotspot activation when connecting an iPhone to a computer (Windows in this case)? I had it plugged in when downloading an iOS update and it downloaded the ...
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iPhone wifi connection log file?

I have an iPhone 5s with later iOS. The wireless (and bluetooth) card has stopped working (tested at the Genius Bar) just a couple weeks out of warranty. Apple wants $250+ to replace the phone. I ...
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Connected to internet and can browsing but can't play some games

My iPhone is 5s. Just like the title said, whenever my iPhone / iPad connected to wifi I can't connect to some games like Puzzle and Dragon even though I can browse using safari, using fb / twitter / ...
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CUPS error message when trying to print through router

I get the following error message on both of my MAC Books (running El Capitan) when trying to print to my HP8500 printer through my home wireless network: Backend /usr/libexec/cups/backend/hpip does ...
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How to set network devices priority on afp/smb transfers?

I've got ethernet and wifi in the network devices. I use internet through wifi and file sharing over ethernet (we got an access point with DHCP and an ethernet switch with static IP - the access point ...
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Slow (10 mbit) Wi-Fi between AC AirPort Extreme and 2015 MacBook Pro (AC)

I'm using speedtest.net to make the measurement. When I'm plugged into the switch using a Thunderbolt-to-Gigabit-Ethernet adapter I get 100/100 mbit consistently (what I pay for), but over Wi-Fi I get ...
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What is causing slow Wi-Fi speeds on my Airport Extreme?

I have a recent model (bought 1-2 years ago) Airport Extreme that, until yesterday, has worked flawlessly. Starting yesterday, my wireless speeds have tanked. I first suspected my ISP, but that ...
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How can I get the list of all active network interfaces programmatically?

My objective is to determine the IP address for Ethernet on a device. But assuming that there are connections like WiFi and USB Ethernet, is there a particular way just to get the Ethernet IP ? On a ...
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iPhone 5s connection priority (Wi-Fi / 4G)

My iPhone 5s always (since I bought it 14 months ago) connected to my Wi-Fi at home in priority over the 3G or 4G connection. Recently (for about 2 weeks now) it gives preference to 4G for some reason ...
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AirPlay doesn't work when AirPort Exp. extends my network?

I have recently acquired an old first gen AirPort Express and wanted to use it solely for airplaying over to my old and amp. I tested configuring with it's own network and works fine. The problem is, ...
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why will iPad not find home wifi network but works on others?

my iPad2 has a hard time locating our wifi network at home. about once a day it will find it and connect but only for an hour or so. its not like I'm getting a "can't connect error", it just doesn't ...
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Start/stop internet sharing from a script?

Is there a way to start/stop internet sharing from the command line or maybe an apple script? The thing is that I move around my laptop between home and work. At one place I get wireless internet ...
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Bluetooth and WiFi interfering with one another since Yosemite

Note: The only thing that changed in my setup is installing Yosemite. Since installing Yosemite, I'm having a somewhat peculiar problem: WiFi works fine, and BT works fine. But WiFi + BT working ...
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Wifi reconnects after turning off - iMac

I have recently upgraded my Mac to El Capitan. One strange behaviour after upgrading, whenever I turn off my My Wifi, at first it turns On again immediately and connects to my last network. I have to ...
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Change wifi country code - El Capitan - MBP 2012

Is there a way to change the wifi cards country code from X3 to AU? X3 doesn't support some of the higher channels that 5GHZ can run on and I can't change the routers channel (currently set to 153). ...
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How can I figure out why my Apple TV drops connection when using AirPlay

Hi – I have a really frustrating issue with my Apple TV(s). I have two of them, and several iOS devices, and this issue exists for all combinations. The issue: I'll be streaming something in Safari, ...
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How to connect to a specific AirPort device?

I recently setup a new AirPort extreme to extend my Base Station. When I go into Airport Utility, the devices sitting right next to the Airport Extreme are connected to the base station. How can I ...
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Does iPad 3 supports wireless charging?

I am wondering if iPad 3 or any iPad version supports wireless charging? Can I use samsung's w'less charger for it?
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Has anyone solved issues with iPhone 5 and iPad that won't connect to Netgear WiFi routers?

I have two Apple devices which flat out refuse to connect to our company WiFi, an iPhone 5 and a 'new iPad' (3rd gen). Both are running iOS 6. The iPad could connect while it was on iOS 5, but not ...
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MacBook Pro loosing Wi-Fi/Bluetooth - how to provide a record for service

My custom-built early 2013 MBP 15" is struggling to deliver an acceptable wireless functionality. In the only suitable tool that comes to my mind, a simple ping permanently open on the side of my ...
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How to get OSX to pick the strongest wifi signal with identical SSIDs?

I have a Netgear wireless router in one room, and a TP-Link powerline adaptor with wifi in another room. I'm using a 2014 MacBook Pro with Yosemite 10.10.1 Previously I had separate SSIDs for each of ...
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iMac suddenly stopped seeing my WiFi network, which works with every other device in the house

My iMac suddenly stopped recognizing my WiFi network. Numerous other devices are connected to the same network (2 MacBooks, iPhone and LG Nexus). The network doesn't display in available networks ...
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How to eliminate Internet lapses on my MacBook Air 13?

I have a MacBook Air 13 (mid 2012) running OS X El Capitan (10.11.3). I connect to the Internet using a Virgin Mobile Netgear Mingle hotspot. During Internet browsing sessions I will at times ...
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Restrict certain apps from using Wi-Fi (internet) on iOS 8

I have iPhone 5c running latest iOS 8 update. I know how to restrict certain apps from accessing internet when using cellular data. I want to know if its possible to do same when Wi-Fi is turned on. ...
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Cannot access Internet on iPad sharing an Internet connection with iMac (on iMac: ethernet using cisco client) [duplicate]

I have an iMac (OS X Yosemite v.10.10.5) which is connected via ethernet with the internet. I have to use Cisco Any Connect Secure Mobility Client to actually use the internet, which is provided by my ...
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Connect iPad/iPhone to WiFI, but not MBP?

I have an iPhone and iPad that have permission to connect to WiFi W (Work). I have a MiFi device (M), and I want my MacBook Pro to connect to M and not W. How can I do this? It seems that when ...
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MacBook Pro Encountering High Latency

I'm encountering latency trouble with my 15" 2011 Macbook Pro (running 10.6.7) when on an 802.11n (5GHz) wireless network hosted by a Time Capsule (version 7.5.2). When I ping the Time Capsule, the ...
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Equivalent of airodump-ng for Max OS X

Is there any equivalent of airodump-ng for Mac OS X (it only runs on linux), providing an overview of the current wireless traffic on nearby Access Points, i.e: number of captured data packets list ...
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How do I prevent my Mac from switching Wifi connections when at home?

I have a MacBook Pro, running Mac 10.9.5. I connect wirelessly to the Internet through my home Cisco LinkSys E900 router, which sits just 10 feet away from my computer. However, frequently when I ...
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How do I share my wifi connection through USB to my MacBook Pro without using cellular data or hotspot?

I have a MacBook Pro (running osx and bootcamp windows) with a broken wifi card. I plan to get the wifi card fixed soon, however I want to back a few things up on the internet before I hand off my ...
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No internet even when connected to the WiFi or 4G (iPhone)

I have been having an Internet-related problem on my iPhone 5S for a while now. It started out with seemingly random Internet disconnection even when there is a perfectly good cellular (4G) or WiFi ...
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MacBook Air 2010 OS X 10.6.8 w/Broadcom wifi disconnecting: “Disassociated because station leaving”

The wifi on my MacBook Air 2010 keeps dropping the connection at home with a Linksys WRT160N router running DD-WRT v24-sp1 (07/27/08) std. Other devices maintain their connection to the router just ...
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Home wifi wastage for nothing

My internet broadband package at home is limited to a volume of 40GB. Ever since I bought my iphone 6s, 40GB finishes within half the month. I have disable all auto downloads, auto update, iCloud ...
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What OS X signal strength test apps exist to measure Wi-Fi networking?

Is there a way I can get more details on the strength of my Wi-Fi signal? I'm looking for either an app I can download or a system command that I can run in terminal that will expose the noise of ...
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Does Time Capsule require Internet to properly function as a backup server?

Is it possible to use Time Capsule without the Internet as an offline private wifi network for backup? I have read only tales of terror in my search for anecdotes and instructions regarding set-up ...
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How to put Wifi card in monitor mode?

When I run tcpdump, I do so after having connected to an access point. Is there a way to run tcpdump without having connected already?
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Connected To Wifi Network; No Internet Acess (iPad)

On my school iPad while I had a few tabs open my internet all was all fine and handy dandy but then all of a sudden I lost wifi connection (which my iPad does pretty often so I'm angry but used to it) ...
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How to create a password protected ad-hoc network on Yosemite

I just tried to create an ad-hoc network on OS X Yosemite and noticed there are no password options. Are they hidden? If so, is there any way to enable them? Is Terminal an option? Is it possible to ...
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Slow internet connection on my Mac Mini

Starting yesterday I'm dealing with low internet speed on my Mac; my download rate is 40 KB/S at the max. while my default download rate is 100 KB/S. I shut down my mac and tried another two PCs; the ...
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Macbook Wi-Fi turned itself off and needs system restart

I just recently bought a Macbook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015, OSX 10.11.3) and found some Wi-Fi problems with it. Every few hours, the connection drops and I have to turn off Wi-Fi and turn it ...
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Disable Wifi Hotspot Popup Window

Is there a way to disable the wifi popup window that was introduced in OS X Lion. I know I can remove it from known wifi networks, but sometimes I do use this connection (It's the Starbucks free wifi ...
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iPhone 4 with Wi-Fi

I have my old Sprint iPhone 4, which I no longer have connected to cellular data, and i would like to use it with only Wi-Fi which works on my other devises, but even though my iPhone says it is ...
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How do I automatically connect to a VPN when using Wi-Fi in OS X? [duplicate]

The FBI issued a warning regarding hotel Wi-Fi access points, and any other public access point. I'd like to make sure my apple device always uses a VPN when using Wi-Fi. That way even if an attacker ...
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Internet Sharing on a University Network - Will it screw things up?

I am currently running PureVPN on my University's network as I live in halls. This is running on my Mac. I wish to use the VPN on my PS4, and I have found a guide on how to do this which involved ...
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Auto vpn connection dependent on Wifiname

I recently asked a question Auto connect vpn upon login/boot which got answered well using apple script . I want to extend this question to the following problem: The vpn connection should be ...
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How to disable automatic wifi connection?

When OSX already knows an wifi network it auto connects to it, but when it doesn't know the wifi network it will auto connect depending of the setting of the "ask to join" toggle setting in system ...
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I have to turn off and on my WiFi every hour or so. What's wrong?

In my home network, my Apple TV, iPad, and Macbook Air all have the same problem. The WiFi network works fine, but after about an hour or less, the Wifi stops working. Things just hang when I try to ...
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No Network Access on Macbook air either through Wi-Fi or tethered to a phone

I cannot connect to the Internet on My Mid 2013 MBA, running 10.11.3 either through Wi-Fi connected to my router, or tethered to my iPhone via USB or Bluetooth . Rebooting the machine has not solved ...
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Wi-Fi drops since 10.10.3

Since I did this OS update my Wi-Fi will not stay on all the time, it has trouble (dropping). Also, once I turn on my laptop it will search for Wi-Fi for a while and in turn sometime never find the ...