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

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MAC Spoofing fails under OS X Yosemite

I'm attempting to spoof the MAC address of my Airport card under Yosemite. However, I have run into the following issues. After running "sudo ifconfig en1 ether XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX" after using "airport ...
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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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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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Turn Wifi off/on with a single key?

Is there a way to assign the WiFi on/off function to one of the function keys like F4 that I otherwise never use? I assume Applescript would be required. However I may want to use a BASH script ...
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Prevent iPhone from connecting to WiFi when activating Personal WiFi Hotspot

Every time I turn on my mobile WiFi hotspot on my iPhone, it works great unless I am in range of a remembered WiFi hotspot that iPhone itself can connect to -- iPhone silently opts to use any WiFi ...
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Wifi Interfering with Bluetooth Mouse

I have an issue with my Logitech MX Master when trying to connect to my Macbook Pro (Early 2015 retina base model) via Bluetooth. The mouse has a stable performance only when Wifi is turned off. Once ...
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iOS 8.4 Update - data usage

I have started the update to 8.4 last night, while my phone was charging and connected to the Wi-Fi. This morning it was still working on something (the black off screen with the loading bar and ...
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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 Can I Block Downloading when WiFi Not Present?

My children carry my wife's phone while they are out (and away from our wifi at home) and before you know it, BOOM my data plan is used up, this month in 6 days into the cycle! How can I set her ...
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Running a proxy server like Charles interferes with Mac wireless web-based login authenication?

Just wanted confirmation or thoughts from others. I was doing some testing and debugging for work and noticed that if I run Charles proxy before enabling wifi and connecting to a wifi network that ...
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Good Thunderbolt network cards for Mac?

I need another network card for my Macbook Air because of virtual OS which cannot use same network card as Yosemite. My friend says that he has Thunderbolt network card which he can use to connect to ...
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How can I mirror my iPad display wirelessly?

I am looking to display my iPad screen wirelessly to an external display to demo applications. I found this video showing exactly what I want to do with an iPhone but no explanation as to what the ...
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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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Open URL in Safari from Captive Network Assistant.app?

I have made a wifi hotspot captive portal. When a client connects to, I get the Captive Network Assistant.app showing ToS. My question is: Once the client clicks "I accept ToS" button, can be Safari ...
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Insecure connection and stored passwords disappear

I am troubleshooting my dad's computer and I am confused about what's going on, sorry if the symptoms are a little bit all over the place. I am connecting the computer with a wifi that all other ...
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HotSpot popup, it does not display

I dont get the "captive hotspot" pop up diplaying when I connect my Wifi hotspot... my hotspot: a hotspot I created. I can confirm Apple ping fails, the one you can find in ...
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To share dynamically network between OSX and Virtual OS

My colleges say that OS cannot dynamically share network between two OS, in contrast to Windows. One college solved the problem by ethernet connection and external network card, discussed here. ...
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Why do I need Wi-Fi to backup to iCloud?

What is the rationale behind requiring Wi-Fi to backup to iCloud from my iOS device? What is wrong with using 3G or 4G to backup?
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Why do my Macbook Pro's WiFi speeds drop significantly when paired with Bluetooth devices?

NOTE: This question is NOT a duplicate of Bluetooth and Wifi interfering with one another since Yosemite. That answer pertains to 1) The 2.4 GHz band only and 2) Yosemite only. Background: Though ...
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How can Red Browser/WhatsApp work while Safari, Mail, and other apps can't connect

I am currently on vacation in Europe and my family here has wifi thats been working perfectly the last couple days. Last night, however, Safari and several other apps haven't been opening on my iPhone ...
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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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Wi-Fi Network only appears after I connect to another Wi-Fi network

This is a very intriguing problem. Every time I'll connect my MacBook Air mid 2013 with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 to my wi-fi network at home, I can't, cause it won't be available in the list of networks ...
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Redirect traffic using PF along with Internet Sharing

The short version: How do I redirect all traffic from en2 port 80/443 to 127.0.0.1:8080 when I have enabled Internet Sharing in OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)? Some background: I am doing a master ...
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Wi-Fi on MacBook Air only works within 10 feet of router

The Wi-Fi on my MacBook Air 11″ 2011 only connects within 10 feet of the router. Other Air works over 45 feet away. Happened after upgrade to Yosemite, now 10.10.3. Card Type: AirPort Extreme ...
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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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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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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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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 turn off “Enable WiFi” alert message on iOS?

When I disable Wi-Fi and open "Maps" I get the message: Location Accuracy Turning on Wi-Fi will improve location accuracy. Can this message be disabled? I know, I can just leave WiFi ...
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Fetch new mail only while on cellular (but not while on WiFi data) [closed]

I'm using an iPhone 4. I can use WiFi browsing but not fetch new mail, but while using cellular browsing I can fetch new mail also. How can I fetch new mail using WiFi?
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How to share over ethernet but not over wifi [duplicate]

Running OSX 10.10.3 The office LAN is wired, the guest LAN is WiFi. I need to be on both at the same time. I want to be able to accept connections from the office LAN, but I want to limit access to ...
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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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Airport Extreme: Macbooks cannot connect to disk drive over wifi; LAN iMac can

Just bought an Airport Extreme. Connected a LaCie 2To hddrive (usb 2). I have set up the drive without issue and can indeed see it in the Finder and browse through the files via my iMac (which ...
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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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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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Time Capsule's Drive accessible via Ethernet but not WiFi

My home network setup might be a little complicated. -My modem and router is in the basement. -My Time Capsule (newer "tower" version) is on the upper floor connected to the router via MoCa adapters ...
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Wifi doesn't work but Skype does (and it's not like the one case you already solved) [closed]

So. I select a wifi network. Get into safari and int wont load the main page. But I can make calls in skype and with perfect comunication with the caller. (Wifi works for skype) but when I do all the ...
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Is it a bad idea to purchase older Apple routers?

I am thinking of purchasing an older Airport Extreme (A1143 model) as they are considerably cheaper than buying a new one. Are there any serious issues with an older model as far as performance is ...
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Is there an app available from the App Store (iOS) to find out the LAN speed?

I'm trying to see if it would be worthwhile to upgrade my PC computer to a 5 GHz wireless adapter. The only device I own that is capable of using the 5 GHz band is my iPad. So, I'm trying to see if ...
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Wireless Diagnostics: what does “_handleLinkEvent: Got an error trying to queyer WiFi for power. Resetting state variables” mean?

I have a Macbook Pro (model 10,1) running OS X 10.9.3 (13D65) with a wireless problem; it keeps dropping connection. That is, it says it's connected, but if you ping a host...even localhost...the ...
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Is there a docking station product that allows iPad 3 to access internet via an Ethernet connection instead of wireless?

I have an iPad 3 which I love but sometimes the Wi-Fi cuts out whilst listening to the radio. I would like to plug in the iPad to a cradle or docking station which itself has an Ethernet port and so ...
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Time Capsule shows up as (null) when used with OS X Server

So I have a Time Capsule here, and an OS X Server. I enabled the Time Capsule service, and added my Time Capsule as a backup destination. I can see the following showing up on a client machine in the ...
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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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Anyone remember the name of this iOS sharing app?

A long time ago, there was an iOS app that was quite innovative for the time. The way it worked was that two iDevices on the same Wi-Fi network that wanted to share data (for instance a picture) would ...
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How do I reset whatever is causing my computer not be able to connect to remote desktop?

I cannot seems to connect to any of the remote machines on my home network. Both Remote Desktop from Microsoft, as well as Chrome Remote Desktop will not connect. When I run ARP -A command in iTerm, ...
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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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iPod 5 generation is disabled

I have a ipod 5th generation and late last year I did something and it kept asking me to enter my password. I am pretty sure I turn it off. So last year it has been saying" iPod is disabled and to. ...
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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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Network broadcast/multicast not sent by iPhone in personal hotspot mode

Based on recent empirical findings, and based on various posts on the web, it seems that an application running on an iPhone with personal hotspot enabled cannot send broadcasts and/or multicasts out ...
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Wifi speed: Desktop/laptop > iPad > iPhone?

I've been stationed in Japan for the next three years, and they've got some ludicrous speeds on their fiber Internet over here. That being said, speed tests (using the SpeedTest.net app) are ...