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

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Will AirDrop use the data allowance from my phone and wifi modem?

I'm successfully able to transfer files from my iPhone to my MacBook Pro using AirDrop, when connected to my home wifi network. But I'm unable to determine how AirDrop is creating the connection ...
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Why does my Apple TV cause wifi to drop on my MacBook?

As soon as I attempt to connect my MacBook Pro to my Apple TV (in extended desktop or mirrored mode) my Macbook loses its wifi connection. Sometimes it will attempt to reconnect to the network, ...
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Why won't my MacBook Pro connect to Wi-Fi networks that use a sign-in page (captive portal)?

Some wi-fi networks require viewing and agreeing to terms before Internet access is allowed. When my MBP connects to such a network, it attempts to redirect and isn't able to connect. I tried all ...
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iPhone 5 cannot see campus network

I have an iPhone 5, which works great at coffee shops, home, work etc.. but when I am on campus it cannot find the wireless network. There is not even a listing for the network, or the guest network ...
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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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Driver for TP-LINK TL-WN721N Wi-Fi Adapter

I used to plug in my TP-LINK TL-WN721N Wi-Fi adapter in a port in my old computer that used to run Windows. That's how I connected to the internet, but now I bought an iMac which I couldn't connect to ...
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iPhone slows down entire home network

Ever since the automatic upgrade to iOS 7, an iPhone that connects to my Linksys WRT54GL router running DD-WRT, slows down all other connections, from any other device. Download speed is reduced by a ...
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How do I prevent my MacBook Pro OS X 10.7.5 from searching for other wireless networks when I'm already connected?

How do I prevent my MacBook Pro OSX 10.7.5 from searching for other wireless networks when I'm already connected to my home network? It seems to drop my WiFi connection whenever it searches. By ...
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802.1X OSX Yosemite not Authenticating

Trying to connect to my schools wireless network, but the 802.1X Authentication wont finish. It also says that I have a self-designated IP.
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Is there a way to configure Mac OS X Snow Leopard server as an Internet gateway with bandwidth tracking per user?

I'd like to use Mac OS X 10.6.7 Snow Leopard Server as an Internet gateway. My router would connect to the Internet facing NIC on my Mac Mini server and the internal NIC would connect to a WiFi ...
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Yosemite share internet via wifi

I am using internet via wifi connection. Now I want to share my internet with my iphone. In the preferences, I found the option Internet Sharing, but there is no "wifi" option under "To computers ...
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if both data and wi-fi are enabled, will iPhone use both?

I was using my iPhone with both data enabled, 3G enabled and inside my hose, where I was connected to wi-fi. I just saw that I exceeded my monthly limit and I was billed $10. So when data is enabled, ...
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Configured Airport as Bridge and use OS X Server for DHCP and DNS, no Internet

I want to use my Mac Mini as an OS X Server with the following services: DNS DHCP Open Directory Profile Manager I configured my Airport Extreme under the "Internet" tab to use my static IP ...
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SSH from different Wifi network?

I'm currently at college (living away from home) and my iPod Touch is at home. Its jailbroken and has OpenSSH installed through Saurik's Cydia repo. Is there any way I can SSH to get a theme file that ...
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iPad mini 2 (retina) — very low WiFi received signal strength (RSSI) on access point

I have recently bought iPad mini 2 (previously called iPad mini retina). I have a WRT54GL router, with a Tomato software. It shows WiFi signal RSSI for each associated device. I noticed that iPad's ...
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Connect to guest WiFi automatically

In the place where I work, there is excellent wireless coverage, but it is a "guest" network...that means you can connect to the wifi hotspots (they all have the same name), but before you can begin ...
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Multiple Wi-Fi APs: Use same or different SSID?

I have multiple Wi-Fi access points in my house. What's the best practice, should I use the same or different SSIDs? I currently have different SSIDs because I like to know which AP I'm logged in to. ...
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Airports, Wifi Roaming, and Ethernet Backhaul

According to Apple's Wi-Fi base stations: Setting up and configuring a roaming network (802.11 a/b/g/n), there's an implicit assumption that I want to use a wireless for everything. That is, the ...
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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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Iphone 5 suddenly stopped connecting to network

I was sitting at work when my iphone 5 showed that it was not connected to the network anymore. I went into my settings, clicked on the network I wanted and it told me I was unable to join the ...
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MacBook Wifi dies, computer needs to be restarted

I've been having a problem where my wifi dies frequently, and won't turn on again until the computer is restarted. By "dies" I mean no wifi networks are visible - when you click the WIFI icon, it ...
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websites don't open on a specific wifi connection (probably DNS issue)

I have a cable broadband which works flawlessly; I am using the same to ask this question from my Android. But it doesn't work on my MacBook (10.10.2). Basically, no websites open, although I can ...
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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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Wi-Fi proxy changes are not getting applied until restarted

I am connecting to my company VPN over a Wi-Fi and supposed to use a proxy server in order to connect to internet. Sometime, I need to update the proxy server to a new value. If I change the proxy ...
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Different “Preferred Networks” for different Network “Location”

The question is: can I have different "Preferred Networks" when switching from one to another Network "Location"? This issue has been discussed before at Ask Different: Can't I use different WiFi ...
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Full Wi-fi/ethernet signal but no internet

I'm really hoping someone here can help me, as I'm getting pretty frustrated with my macbook now. I have a late 2011 model 15" macbook pro running OSX 10.9.5 that refuses to connect to Internet on my ...
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Increase wireless handoff frequency

I understand which Apple devices support wireless AP handoffs, though when roaming around our office with my Macbook Pro it usually takes my mac about 5 minutes to actually assess which access point ...
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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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MacBook Pro or iPhone 6 won't connect to 5GHZ Asus Router

I have an ASUS RT-N65U using a custom firmware (3.0.3.7-075) from https://code.google.com/p/rt-n56u/downloads/list So I can change SSID options for 2.5GHZ and 5GHZ but I can't connect to the 5GHZ ...
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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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Have iTunes on Mac show the iPad with wi-fi

Usually, when I launch iTunes on my Mac and I have my iPad on nearby, iTunes shows the iPad at the top right. Then I can do a backup of my iPad in wi-fi. Sometimes, randomly, iTunes fails to show ...
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Can't turn on wifi on Mac OSX Mountain lion MBP 2012

The WiFi interface won't turn on when i press "Activate wifi" from the preferences neither from the status bar. I tried restarting the mac,and reset the pram. The Ethernet works fine and this is ...
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Force a 5 GHz connection on an iPhone 5s

My wife and I both have 5s and both connect to BT Home Hub on default settings. Through the hub I can see she is connected using 5 GHz but I am connected using 2.4 GHz. How can I make mine use 5 GHz, ...
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iPhone Personal Hotspot always visible even when off

I was surprised to see my iPhone 5's personal hotspot available as a WiFi choice from my iPad. I checked the phone and personal hotspot was turned off. I turned it on and off again and it still ...
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Connecting iphone to internet from laptop with wire

I have an iphone 4s and I don't have a sim or a data card in it so I don't have 3G or other type of connection and the wifi module is broken so I can't connect to internet. I am using a Windows 7 ...
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My new MacBook Pro won't keep its Wi-Fi connection

Here's the deal... I have relatively brand new Macbook pro, I purchased it in late June 2014 and right now it's November 2014. Recently, my Macbook will not keep an internet connection to wifi. ...
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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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Switching Between Networks with Landing Pages - Caching Problem

I'm changing between various hotel networks and provider hotspots quite often. With most of these networks I have often serious problems. It takes ages until it finds the "captive" landing page that ...
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How to set static IP details for WiFi using Apple Configurator?

I am using Apple Configurator 1.7.1 (550) on 10.10.2 (Yosemite). Is it possible to prepare a device and assign the static IP address for a WiFi? I am able to successfully prepare and supervise the ...
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How to solve the issue that a Mac (Macbook Air) keeps on trying to use WEP to connect to Wifi?

I have the latest version of Macbook Air with Mountain Lion, as of Oct 2013, and since one of the computers is an older one that needs WEP, the Linksys (Cisco) router is set to support both WEP and ...
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Will iMessage be re-delivered when the recipient attains wifi access?

I went into Settings > Messages > Learn More and it says that iMessage only works in Wifi mode. I am on Wifi and I have been trying to send iMessages to another person. Each time I send it "delivered" ...
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How to troubleshoot WLAN WPA2/WPA not working after updating to OSX 10.8.4?

I've tried to update my macbook pro to osx 10.8.4. While my macbook rebooted, it said, that the update failed. After this failed update, my Mac will no longer connect to my TL-WR841N router. I ...
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How can I tell which band (2.4GHz or 5GHz) my iPhone's WiFi connection is on?

I have two access points for the same network in my house, with some overlap. One runs on 2.4GHz only, and one transmits both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. I have an iPhone 5 (running iOS 6.0.1), which supports ...
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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 hide or remove useless network names from the wifi menubar icon

I have obnoxious neighbors that think its funny to use offensive words for their SSIDs. I would like to remove those SSIDs from, at a minimum, the wifi menubar icon. If its easier, hiding/removing ...
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Prevent from switching Wi-Fi networks

I have two wifi access points at home: "downstairs" and "upstairs". They're both WPA2. If I'm upstairs and connected to "upstairs" and my laptop goes to sleep, when I reactivate it, it connects to ...
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iMac loses WiFi connectivity, doesn't show it

In the past few days, my 2011-model iMac with Yosemite 10.10.2 has started dropping wireless connection, yet it doesn't seem to be aware. I'll be using the computer, and notice a sudden loss of ...
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Airport extreme after linsys router not finding my synology disc/sonos system

My airport extreme is configured as bridge after a linksys (wifi) router. Using the airport I don't see the shared folders on my synology(DSM 4.2) in finder, except by connecting through the IP. This ...
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How can I set the priority of Wi-Fi networks on my iOS device?

I have two Wi-Fi networks in my house, one at one end of the house and one at the other. While signals crossing from one side of the house are usually audible on the other side, they are generally ...
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Automatically refreshing my WiFi connection via a script?

I'm using Mac 10.9.5. When I'm at a Starbucks, my computer will automatically connect to their WiFi network. However, after an hour, they kick you off and although you are still connected to their ...