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

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iOS 9.3 Wi-Fi Bug [on hold]

For some weird reason in my title bar from time to time I see the -db signal strength for my Wi-Fi instead of the bars and I'm just wondering if this is normal or if anyone else has experienced this. ...
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Issues with WiFi (seems bus related) under load

I have some interesting issues with a new MBP (13", early 2015, bought early 2016, corporate reseller) which seem to be connected to some internal bus. In all fairness I have not delved into the exact ...
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How to create an ad hoc Wi-Fi network in OS X?

I came across a problem today when there was a speaker in my class. The speaker was from the industry and had a company provided laptop which was not able to get connected to University network (some ...
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iPad keeps dropping WiFi?

I have an iPad 3 running iOS 9.3.1. Now since a day or something I have been facing a problem. I should say that I don't use my router for internet, just for LAN(mostly streaming vids from my PC to ...
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How do I get youtube videos to play on Apple guest account? (Yosemite)

I'm running OS X 10.10.1 on a 15" 2012 MacBook Pro. Recently I installed the Yosemite update and ever since, my WiFi has stopped working. Specifically, when I press "Turn On" to activate my WiFi, ...
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How to access the Wi-Fi password through Terminal?

I am at my school and the computer I am currently using is connected to a Wi-Fi network. I want to know the Wi-Fi password and I am on a Mac. I know there is a way to do it through Terminal. What I ...
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Mac won’t display WiFi login box after upgrade to El Capitan

I don’t know if the upgrade to El Capitan is relevant or not, but lately I’ve noticed I can’t connect to the Internet via public WiFi hotspots with my MacBook Pro. I can connect to WiFi networks ...
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Automatically switch to the strongest wifi known signal

I have 2 known networks that I have signed into at my house. One is stronger at one side of the house and one is stronger at the other. Is there any way that they automatically switch to the strongest ...
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Prevent my Mac from connecting to an unsecure Wi-Fi network?

How can I prevent my Macbook from connecting to non-secure wireless networks? I've ticked the "Ask to join new networks" option and removed the offending network from the Preferred Networks list in ...
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Extend Netgear CG3100 Router network with Airport Express A1088

I have a Netgear router (CG3100) which is in my office and the base of our wireless network. A few rooms to the back of the apartment we have an Apple TV but the wireless connection here is flaky and ...
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Time Capsule and “Back to my mac” with iCloud

Im really confused about TC and Back to my mac function on my MacBook Pro so here is what i have done so far: I have a Netgear router in one end of the house, and i have my TC on the other end of ...
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How to show a notification when you go online/offline?

I want to get a growl notification any time my internet connection changes state - for instance, when wifi comes online, wifi goes offline, or when I switch from wifi to wired. I would love it if ...
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MBPr shown to be connected to the net, while the router doesn't response to pings

My english may be lacking, Apologise in advance I'm not sure if the question is best suitable here or maybe in other StackExchange site, like Server Fault or Network Engineering. So, if you think ...
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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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I'm trying to set up a 2006 airport basestation but I'm getting a flashing amber light and it's not showing up in the airport utility

I have a 2014 Apple MacBook Pro running OS X El Capitan, v. 10.11.4. I connected an older 2006 airport basestation to my cable modem, and it's flashing an amber light. When I open the "airport ...
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What does AirPlay need from wifi and router?

I have been using AirPlay to an Airport Express connected to my HiFi very successfully for years. My router and main wifi access point were Apple AirPort Extreme - so it was all Apple to Apple and it ...
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Airport Express DNS problem

In my living room I have a wireless router, the “main” router. One of its ethernet port is connected to a powerline (TL-PA4010KIT). In my bedroom I’ve another powerline connected to an AirPort Express ...
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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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Apple Watch notifications over WiFi

First days after I've bought my Apple Watch, keeping my iPhone with Bluetooth turned off and WiFi on (so with Apple Watch connected "to the cloud") my Watch was able to receive iPhone's notifications ...
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Making a Time Capsule/Airport Extreme as a range extenter

I have a Time Capsule + Airport Extreme. Right now my TC is connected to my modem and I use the AE as a range extender. My modem is dying and I have to buy a new one and it seems like now one mostly ...
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Installing a NETGEAR 1000MV2 wireless driver

I've a mac mini running El Capitan as well as a Netgear Wireless adapter lying about. Unfortunately, I find the mac mini's inbuilt wi-fi to be poor. Doing multiple speed tests and losing connection ...
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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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my iPhone keeps losing wifi connection. Why is this?

My laptop connects to my Wifi but my iPhone does not. I connect my macbook air from the basement to the wifi and i get all 3 bars, but then i connect my iPhone from same place in the basement, the ...
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Overcoming random slowness with my home Wi-Fi and 2015 13″ Retina MacBook Pro

I've had issues where the Wi-Fi seems to slow to a crawl sporadically. This only happens on my home network; I've not seen it happen anywhere else. No other devices are affected while this is ...
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How to whitelist an ip address on a macbook? [closed]

I have a macbook connected to my home wi-fi. I have some software on this macbook that I want to access from my office, for example access: "http://112.143.51.112:8080". As of now, the connection is ...
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Macbook wifi invalid password

I made a hotspot using a WiFi receiver with a program called Connectify just today. I use USB wifi stick connected to my PC that gets the Internet via LAN connection. I have noticed that only my ...
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How do I find out what is keeping my Macbook from sleeping?

My Macbook will drain of battery when it's not plugged in. I thought it was a bad battery (it says it needs serviced) but even if it's a bad battery it should not be taking power when the lid is ...
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How to use Bluetooth PAN and WiFi simultaneously in OSX

On my Macbook Pro I connect to the Internet via Bluetooth on my iPhone, which does not work when connected to a WiFi network. How do I tell OSX to route WAN traffic over my Bluetooth connection, ...
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Auto connect iPad to iPhone hotspot [duplicate]

I have a lot of data on my phone's contract so it doesn't matter if some extra is used. Is it possible to make an iPad auto connect to an iOS hotspot just as it can auto connect to a normal wifi ...
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WiFi sync with computer connected by cable to the WiFi router?

My computer does not have a WiFi card, so I connect it via LAN cable to my router. My iPhone is connected to the WiFi signal of that router. Is there some kind of magic that will enable me to use WiFi ...
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What are the wireless display options for MacBook Air?

Are there any viable Wireless display solutions for MacBook Air (with Thunderbolt port). I know I can connect to HDMI-compatible TV or Monitor using cables and convertors. Is there any way I can avoid ...
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Mac Books blocking one another from Internet

A couple of months ago, I migrated the data from my Air to a new MacBook Pro with migration assistant and shelved the Air. Recently, we recomishioned the Air for family surfing but noticed that when ...
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Constantly dropping internet on El Capitan?

I have a brand new 2015 mac, el capitan 10.11.4. The wifi constantly drops. I have re-installed a fresh el capitan, reset SMC, created new wifi profile/location with google dns, safeboot, updated ...
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MacBook Air: Can't connect to my TP-Link wifi router

I have a MBA 13" mid 12, OS X 10.7.5. It often completely ignores my Wi-Fi network, not showing it in the list of available networks (my Linux boxes and Android devices are connecting perfectly). I ...
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A keychain could not be found to store “<Network>”

Just got a new Macbook, my first Mac in 5 years, and I'm having trouble getting it to save my Wifi network information. If I remember correctly, I was able to connect to the network at the office with ...
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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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Airport stops working after Snow Leopard combo update

A few months ago, AirPort on my Mac Mini stopped working – I was unable to connect to Wi-Fi devices due to being continually asked for a password and connection timeouts. This seems to have been a ...
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How to Set up WiFi Access Point to Share Folder of Files for Download?

I need to set up a WiFi access point that can offering file downloading via web browser using what I will call a "DEVICE" here for short. I am open to what the device will be -- my MacBook Pro, a ...
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How can I determine where mouse input is coming from? Is there a way to log click events? No other mice are connected

I am experiencing the strangest behavior. My computer is clearly receiving mouse clicks that I'm not doing, as though they're coming from another mouse, but the cursor never moves on it's own, which ...
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iPhone 5 tethering, device hard to discover, normal or a problem?

I often use tethering now that it's enabled on Softbank network in Japan. I normally use WIFI connection. The thing is, my iPhone 5 is usually hard to discover from my computer (Macbook Air). Normally ...
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How to connect to a Wi-Fi network that requires a special sign-in

In my residence there's a new Wi-Fi system. We connect to this network that requires a password and then it is supposed to redirect us to a website that ask for another, personal password. So far I ...
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Can I still recover Chrome and Safari's opened tabs after the machine crashed and connected to free Wi-Fi?

Here is my situation: I carried my MacBook Pro and opened many, many tabs both on Chrome and Safari. And while I sit near Starbucks, for some reasons my Mac crashed and restarted at that time, ...
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Old MacBook Pro 17" freezes when WiFi gets turned off

I recently updated from Mountain Lion to Mavericks 10.9.4 on my late 2007 MacBook Pro 17". Now every time I turn off WiFi, the computer freezes within a few seconds to a few minutes. Upon reboot, the ...
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How can I display the SSID I am connected to in the Menu extensions area?

I'd like to also display the SSID I am currently connected to next to the WiFi signal strength indicator. Running El Capitan (10.11.4)
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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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wifi and hdmi problems on OS X yosemite (macbook pro 15-inch retina, late 2013)

Just wondering if anyone has been having this issue and found a workaround: My wifi works consistently both on Ubuntu and Android. Sometimes it also works on OS X, other times it does not - not even ...
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Can I boost the Wi-Fi on my Mac in the Terminal?

I run Yosemite on my Mac. Recently the Bluetooth was skipping and I found an answer on here that said to run this command in Terminal, defaults write com.apple.BluetoothAudioAgent "Apple Bitpool Min ...
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MacBook Air 2013 bad wifi when internal monitor off while using external monitor

As absurd as it soundsmy macbook shows the connection to WiFi but does not load anything when connected to external monitor. I use MacBook Air 13 inch 2013 1.7 i7 chip and 8gb ram and DNS L270 ...
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Does using a hotspot while connected to wifi use cellular data?

As the title does ask: Does using a hotspot while connected to WiFi use cellular data? I'm asking because my Windows 8 laptop cannot recognize my friend's router, as in it can't even find it, ...
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How wifi/bluetooth speaker can get audio data?

As I said in title? How a wifi/bluetooth speaker can get audio data from your device such as phone or PC? I have an bluetooth speaker and any sound from my phone is sent to that speaker - How they can ...