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

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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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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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How to give Airplay traffic priority on network?

I noticed that when I download a large file over Wi-Fi my Airplay stream stutters and then dies out. I am just streaming audio from MacBook Pro 5,3 (e.g. Spotify) to my Airport Express. During the ...
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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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Is there any way to print directly from my iPad to my wifi-connected printer?

I am happy to purchase an app, but the only printing app I'm aware of seems to just let your ipad connect to a computer that is connected to the printer and effectively print through it. I'm ...
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Using my Time capsule to improve WiFi from my network supplied modem

We've recently moved house and now I have a Macbook Pro, a 2009 Time Capsule and an ADSL modem/router from our network supplier, Telstra. The Telstra modem doesn't have enough grunt/range to reach ...
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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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How can I connect Time Capsule to mobile internet 4G LTE and share it with other devices connected to Time Capsule?

I have a Time Capsule but no internet cable attached to it. But I have an iPhone with 4G and I need mobile internet to be shared with other devices connected to the Time Capsule Wi-Fi network.
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Can connect to router but not internet

My MacBook (El Capitan 10.11.2) one day cannot connect to the internet via wifi. It work solidly beforehand. My router setting has not changed. Nor have any device white/black-listing. Other devices ...
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Charles Proxy blocking internet sharing when off

I can successfully use Charles proxy for my iPhone device through internet sharing via wifi. I also successfully installed a SSL certificate on my device to decrypt secure traffic. When I activate ...
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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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Personal Hotspot - Mac connects only if other Mac already Connected

I want to share mobile internet from iPad via "Personal Hotspot". I have two Macs: an old Macbook pro (2009) and not-so-old Macbook Air (2013 edition). I have made the following observations: ...
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“XfinityWifi” and “PublicWifi” are being added to my list of networks without my knowledge or consent

(OS/X El Capitan ... MacBook Pro) From time to time, when I go to *System Preferences...Network...WiFi...Advanced," I find that two network-names have been added to the list without my knowledge or ...
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How can I instruct my Mac to avoid selecting my neighbor's wifi network? [duplicate]

I have a variation on the problem of connecting to the wrong network at home. Upon waking from sleep, my MBA running OS X 10.11.5 has begun connecting to my neighbor's network, which is not password ...
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How to connect OS X Yosemite to a window based SSTP VPN?

I am trying to connect to a window based SSTP VPN network. I am using OS X Yosemite, I was wondering if there is any solution that can allow me to connect to a SSTP based VPN. For the record, I have ...
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WiFi Certificates Accidentally Deleted

I accidentally deleted some certificates from the Keychain Access application and I think they were somehow related to WiFi networks. Now everytime I try to join a network that uses PEAP ...
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How do I connect My Macbook Pro to a Wireless network? [on hold]

I just bought my Macbook pro 15" yesterday and I am not able to connect it to a wirless network. Every time I enter the correct password it keeps saying " The wifi network "network-name" requires a ...
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Lost Wi-Fi passwords after reset network settings on iPhone

After a network configuration reset on my iPhone all Wi-Fi passwords were lost. They were stored in iCloud Keychain, synced with my Mac, where they disappeared too. This is very frustrating since it ...
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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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Macbook Air ignores our strong cable signal and tries to connect to other sources

We have a Virgin Media cable provider and most of our neighbours are Sky or BT. All available networks appear in the drop-down on the top menu and indicate if they are secure or not. Ours is the ...
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Share Internet with proxy to other devices without proxy

I could not phrase a proper one-line question to describe what I want properly :( I have an iMac connected to my work wired network and I have to configure proxy in order to use Interent from my iMac....
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Parallels desktop virtual machines cannot communicate when Mac has no network connection

I have two virtual machines running on Parallels desktop (v11 if that makes a difference). They are operating in Shared network mode. When I have a wireless or Bluetooth network connection they can ...
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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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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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Wifi drops intermittently on Macbook Air

I have read the other articles with a similar issue but they don't have the exact same issue as I do, hence this post. The Wi-Fi on my macbook air keeps dropping intermittently but works perfectly ...
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Wifi connection but no internet

I have joined my home WiFi network and I don't get Internet through it anymore. Phones and other computers have no issues, others who were here haven't changed anything or noticed any difference. I ...
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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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iMac causes WiFi interference / outage

I have an Apple Airport Extreme WiFi router and three wireless clients (iPhone, MacBook Pro & iMac). The iPhone and a MacBook Pro are connected to the WiFi network and everything works fine. As ...
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iPhone WiFi connectivity check [on hold]

When an iPhone makes a WiFi connection I believe it tests a certain URL for connectivity such as if it's behind a captive portal. Can someone tell me the domain or URL that is used?
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Missed FaceTime calls without wifi

If your iPad does not connect to Wi-Fi, will FaceTime tell you if you've missed a call once you connect to Wi-Fi?
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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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Wifi drop out on macbook pro retina late 2013 with El Capitan

Constant wi fi drop out only on my Macbook pro retina (late 2013) with el capitan installed. My imac is not affected, nor any other appliance using the wifi in our house. Can anyone help? Will the ...
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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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Does using a hotspot while connected to wifi use cellular data?

I'm confused about data usage / hotspot while connected to WiFi. I'm asking because my Windows 8 laptop cannot recognize my friend's router, as in it can't even find it, however, my iPhone 4 can. I ...
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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 ...
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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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How to make MBP use USB Ethernet first and when disconnected, use WI-FI?

The Wi-Fi where I work is spotty at times and spotty in certain locations (like where my cube is :-( ). I won't get into why it's still like this after months of complaining but I want to use the ...
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MacBook Air Wifi works better when plugged in?

I have a late 2013 MacBook Air, and I've noticed that my WiFi connectivity seems to work much better when the laptop is plugged in, or when the laptop is at full battery. I recently lost my WiFi due ...
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My iPhone's wi-fi receptor is dead. Is there a way to connect to internet on phone via USB or bluetooth?

My wi-fi connect button seems to have greyed out. Last time this happened the provider replaced the phone with a refurbished phone but it's not an option anymore as the phone is no longer under ...
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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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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, http://www.edimax.us/download/...
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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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Wifi at login screen profile fails after restart?

I'm working to get our lab computers set for the next year. I am building an image dedicated to our iMacs and one for our Macbook Airs. The iMac image works fine, but the Macbook air one will forget ...
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locat hostname is already in use on this network?

When I turned my computer on this morning this is the message I received: This computer's local hostname "----Macbook-pro.local" is already in use on this network. The name has been changed to "------...
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MBA can't connect to Hotspot

I've a weird problem with my MBA (2011 model) since the upgrade to Mavericks. There is a certain set of hotspots to which I can't connect anymore. I'm not sure which ones specifically, but there are ...
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Able to join captive WiFi network, but not connect to internet

I know there are similar questions on the site, but I'm not quite seeing an answer that works for my network. I work in a hospital, and we have a guest network that uses a captive portal forcing the ...
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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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Possible to give Airport wifi extender a custom wifi name?

I have two recent Airport Extremes and a Netgear router (with wifi turned off). I'd like to connect one of the Airports to the Netgear via ethernet, and have that Airport provide a wifi network called ...
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Unreasonably high ping on Mac

Here's my hardware setup : ADSL Line in --> TP-Link TD-8840T Modem --[LAN Cable]--> TP-Link TL-WR1043ND Router. I'm connected to the TL-WR1043ND via WiFi, and here are my pings : Ping to ...
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packet forwarding on OSX mavericks

My MacBookAir(Mavericks 10.9.2) need to share my internet connection(wi-fi;en0) with BeagleBoneBlack(BBB) which are in 192.168.7.0 subnet over en6 interface. ifconfig $ ifconfig lo0: flags=8049<...