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

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Terminal command to kick selected users off my network

There are lots of ports in my small office but sometimes I want to kick out people who are accessing internet instead of doing their job. With arp -a i can look for all of the connected users. But how ...
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Do Airport Base Station Timed Access Controls Apply to Clients of a Guest Network?

Suppose a network administrator set up timed access controls and then later went back and set up a guest network. Would clients of this newer guest network with relevant IP addresses then still be ...
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El Capitan froze and rebooted (Macbook Pro Retina Mid 2012)

2.3 Ghz Intel Core i7 8GB DDR3: Was running NetAdmin Pro which is monitoring my office LAN, processors consumption was at ~15 - 20%. Simultaneously I ran WiFI Explorer, 3.7% no more than 5% CPU ...
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iPhone will not connect to my wifi

My iPhone says its connected to wifi but it won't let me surf the web. My iPad is using the same connection and I don't have a problem with it. Does anyone have any ideas what is wrong?
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IOS 10 warning: Using a hidden network can expose personally identifiable information

I am aware that 'hiding' a wifi network/SSID does not make the network MORE secure, but Apple's warning on IOS 10: Using a hidden network can expose personally identifiable information seems to ...
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Ipad air 2 doesn't on even if i press start and home button [on hold]

Pls.help me what would i do,my ipad air2 suddenly shut off and blank screen while I'm watching. I tried to press the start and home button but no effect. Kindly advice thank you.
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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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What processes are involved with maintaining the network?

I'm currently (and have been for over a year) suffering with having both a Virgin Media "Super"Hub and a MacBook, which for me and many others like me means that after a while of being on my internet ...
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How to create Wifi hotspot on OS X 10.11.5 and share Internet Connection from another Wifi network?

I want to connect to wifi network A, create hotspot wifi network B and share internet from A to B. I did it on Windows using mHotspot utility before. But how to do it on OS X?
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Home wifi network connectivity problems

I live in a large shared house, with BT Business broadband which is then split/repeated into 3 networks across the house. I used to have no problem connecting to the main network (which is nearest my ...
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WiFi rejection problem after Mavericks upgrade

I recently upgraded MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013) operating system from Mountain Lion to Mavericks. Since then several WiFi networks are rejecting my password (rejecting wrong passwords ...
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Wifi connection has password issue with my Macbook Pro

I have a 2010 Macbook Pro (running Snow Leopard) and I connect to my home internet thru Wifi (via Thompson router). The problem is, after I choose my Wifi from a list of Wifis and enter the password, ...
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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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Wifi stays connected but I lose internet connection everytime mac sleeps.

I have a macbookpro and when I leave it for a while it sleeps. As soon as I wake it up, the wifi is still connected properly but I get no internet connection. I have to turn off/on the wifi port in ...
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No Connection while shown as full signal strength

My Macbook Pro Early 2011 won't get a working internet connection with this network. However all other connections from this Mac to other networks are working. All other devices in my house (multiple ...
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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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MacBook Air Mid 2013 Wi-Fi MAC Address

If I change my network interface card on my MacBook Air 2013, which I assume to be my AirPort/Bluetooth card, will it change my laptop's MAC Address?
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Does iPhone have a Wi-Fi & Bluetooth toggle widget in Notification Center?

I've just recently bought an iPhone with iOS8 last month. I noticed that although iphone has a control center when locked, it doesn't have any way to toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth from the notification ...
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how can I create wifi hotspot on windows 7 that can be shared with my macbook?

My USB modem has issues so my Mac doesn't recognize it. I created an ad hoc wifi hotspot on my Windows 7 laptop with WPA2 encryption and shared the internet. My Macbook Pro sees the wireless network ...
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Sync music between iPhone and macbook via wifi

I enabled WiFi music syncing in iTunes: According to this, I should be able to sync stuff being connected to the same router. I followed these steps. When the computer and the iOS device ...
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Is it possible to turn off the internet when locking the iPhone?

I'd like to automatically turn off the internet (wifi + mobile data) on my iPhone when locking it. I don't really like to get notifications from different apps when the iPhone is locked. However, 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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AirDrop: Bluetooth or Wi-Fi?

How does AirDrop work? I thought it is just Bluetooth, but I am starting to doubt that now. Whenever I turn AirDrop on, my Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are automatically turned on. If I turn the Wi-Fi off, ...
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How do I get my iPhone and iPad to automatically search changes of IP addresses with WiFi extenders

I have two WiFi extenders and when I move within the range of each extender or back to the router the IP addresses change but my iPhone and iPad don't apply the changes. I have to manually switch off ...
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Configuring AirPort Extreme with Existing Router

I'm setting up an office network consisting of: - ATT ADSL2 Modem -> CISCO Router (198.x.x.x) -> Airport Extreme I'm having an issue getting the Airport Extreme (6th Gen) to connect to the network. ...
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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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Can I force my iOS device to connect to 1 Wifi network over another

We have 2 wifi networks quite close to each other in our workplace, but I need to connect my iphone or ipad to 1 over the other out of preference. It's fine for myself as I can simply change wifi ...
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WiFi network issues on El Capitan

I know similar questions have been asked quite a few times, but my problem seems to be subtly different and I'm really hoping there is a different answer. I've got a work MBP running El Capitan. When ...
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Dynamic list of unknown shared computers appearing on wired computer

I recently setup an old Macbook Pro with OS X Server (El Capitan) and via ethernet connected it to my Airport Extreme. My network is secured with WPA2 personal and a diceware-generated password that ...
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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 list,...
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Force iPhone to use cellular data while connected to wifi

I have an iPhone 5s with iOS 7 on T-mobile in the US. I have a wifi network that is not connected to the Internet. When I connect to the wifi network with my phone, my iPhone tries to access the ...
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Set Mac to use Wifi for Internet, Ethernet for local file transfer

Is there a way to make my Mac always choose Wifi for Internet browsing, and Ethernet for local network browsing and file-sharing? My Wifi Internet download speeds are approaching 100Mbps, but when ...
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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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SSH enable to connect

I will try to describe the situation as explicitly as possible. I have a macbook pro that i set up at home with a fiber wifi connection with a remote access : ssh User@123.123.0.12 (for example) in ...
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Stop certain iOS apps from accessing the internet [duplicate]

I'm trying to block certain applications on my iPhone from accessing the internet. I can see from Charles Proxy that the apps are connecting to the internet from my iPhone without me knowing. I know ...
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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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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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Long login times when on WiFi

I have been trying to find an answer to this online, and the closest I have come is this question: Very long login times in Mac OS X. It does, however, not replicate my issue exactly. My Mac (OS X, ...
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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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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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What does this mean: “Wi-Fi has the self-assigned IP address…& will not be able to connect to the Internet”?

I have internet access but I noticed that in System Preferences/Network, although the W-Fi status is "On" this statement is below: "Wi-Fi has the self-assigned IP address XXX.XXX.X.XX and will not be ...
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Can't create hotspot using “Create Network…”

I want to create an access point using MacBook and investigate the traffic with Wireshark. But when I create it using "Create Network..." none of my devices such as an android phone see this access ...
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Does personal hotspot always use cellular data?

If I have my iPhone connected to a wifi connection, then put it on personal hotspot, is the device I'm connecting to my iPhone with using cellular data bandwidth, or the wifi bandwidth? You'd think ...
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Why does my phone only turn on when it's plugged in?

My iPhone 4 doesn't turn on unless it's plugged in. When it is plugged in, it briefly shows the Apple logo and then shows my lock screen. Where it should say Verizon and show how much signal I have, ...
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Can I use my hotspot on my phone for Airplay?

I have an iPhone 5S and I am looking for a way to mirror my screen to the TV. I was wondering if I could use the hotspot on the phone to connect my PC (on the TV) and the iPhone, to airplay to the PC, ...
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Enterprise iPad: Limit which wifi network can connect to

I'm looking for a policy setting or a creative solution here. Is there a way to restrict the wifi networks an iOS device can connect to? We have business issued iPads, but are worried that they can be ...
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*application name* can't verify the identity of the server “*server address*”

I tried multiple methods such as using time and trying to delete the verisign certificates (got the error UNIX[Operation not permitted]. Thanks
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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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El Capitan WiFi Connection Drops Continuously

I have MBP Late 2013 and El Capitan 10.11.4 installed. But i have got a serious WiFi Connection dropping problem for a while. It is quite irritating as you may guess. I couldn't find any clue why ...
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Is there a network usage utility that shows data usage by network connection

I use my Mountain Lion MacBook Air to connect to the internet using various methods. At home, I use my wired connection, which does not have a cap. Sometimes though, I connect via my iPad, which uses ...