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

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Severe Wifi dropping on Macbook Pro - Have to restart to turn back on

I have a 17" Early 2008 Macbook Pro running lion 10.7.2. And about 3 weeks ago, this problem started occurring where my interent would stop working randomly. I go to toggle the Wi-Fi on and off, but ...
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How to disconnect iPhone from WIFI without 'forgetting' it?

My internet connection died whilst my router still continued to work (so I could still pick up wifi but had no internet connection). I wanted to tether my laptop to my phone so I could use 4G instead, ...
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What does the spinning circle next to the network indicators on iOS mean?

I recently got an iPhone and at first I had problems connecting to the wifi. After a while, I got it to work. Now I noticed a small circle next to the wifi icon that spins when I am going down through ...
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How to find the password to my iPad's currently-connected Wi-Fi network?

I am connected to my wifi on my iPad but I want to know if there is a way to find the password that is put in to get connected to it.
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Share iPhone WIFI with computer over USB?

Due to a water leakage, we had to move offices temporarily. In our temp offices, we have WIFI network, but not cabled network (yet). Since my computer doesn't have WIFI (it's a stationary desktop) I ...
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why does my iphone not show up on my home network?

my iPhone connects to my wifi but does not show on my home network and will not sync over wifi. is it my phone or my computer? all my software is up to date.
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How to enable faster WiFi Roaming with Mac OS X & Airport base stations

How can I change the way Macbooks roam on the WiFi network? I would like to speedup the roaming of Macs (and maybe other devices). Is there a setting on the Airport base stations or in Mac OS to ...
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How do I change the region on an Airport Express?

I purchased two of the current model Airport Expresses while I was in the US a few months ago. Now that I'm back in Australia, the only options I have when setting the country in Wireless Options are ...
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Using an iMac to extend a Wireless network

I'm right on the edge of my WiFi range, but my iMac is hard-wired with Gigabit Ethernet. Is it possible to use my iMac's Wifi to extend the range of my wireless network to provide better connections ...
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How to automatically login to captive portals on OS X?

How can I automatically login to captive portals on OS X? A captive portal is used by (often not password-protected) wireless networks that present a web page as soon as you connect to them, ...
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How can I get OSX to appear as a wifi router without sharing internet

I want to use my Mac as a wifi-router on a private network (no internet access). I want users to be able to connect to the network by selecting the SSID on their iOS devices. Is there a way to do ...
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Internet stops working frequently on OS X Lion

After upgrading to Lion, I started experiencing this issue: Internet stops working frequently. - I open Safari and browse for some time - Suddenly I can't open any sites; Internet will stop ...
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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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How to automatically mount airport connected hard drive as read only for a user account

I have an external hard drive connected to my airport extreme. I am able to access the drive without any problems. However, I have user accounts set up for my two young children. I want to give access ...
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How do I debug Airport Extreme (5th gen) + iPhone 5 wifi performance problems?

Right around when I bought iPhone 5s for my wife and me I also moved in to a new, larger house. I was finding that wifi performance on our fancy new phones was terrible: I have a 35mbps internet ...
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iPhone 4s wifi problem

My iPhone is no longer on I'm using it as an iPod for now but I cant connect to the wifi ; like the wifi is greyed out. I restarted and rest it , it's not on air plane mode or anything. How do I fix ...
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How many clients does the airport express support when bridging (ProxySTA)?

The airport express is said to support 50 users, yet in my case (when bridging WiFi to ethernet) it only serves up to 4 clients on the LAN port. A fifth client is not able to obtain an IP address nor ...
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iTunes Wi-Fi Sync Last Sync date seems to be stuck

When I sync my iPhone by going to Settings > General > iTunes Wi-Fi Sync it seems to sync, but the last sync date hasn't updated since March 31st. At the beginning of this month I had some issues with ...
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Why doesn't Macbook Pro continuously search for wifi like the iPhone does?

Here's a scenario: I'm at home with my router turned off. Neither my Macbook Pro nor my iPhone are connected to the wifi (obviously), though both search for a wifi connection upon being turned ...
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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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Wifi doesn't work: interface not powered

Since yesterday I don't see any wifi network after turning it on: That's the error I get from the console. Does it mean it is a hardware problem? It's a Mavericks install (10.9.2), build 13C64 ...
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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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Keep wi-fi connection while asleep?

Right now my MacBook Pro is set to go to sleep after 1 hour and then when I wake it back up, I have to wait for it to find/connect to Wi-Fi again. How can I maintain the Wi-Fi connection so when I ...
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How to allow port 80? (NAT)

I want to allow traffic to flow from the Internet to my Raspberry Pi, the IP address of the Pi needs to look as though it is from the router (NAT). The ports that need to be allowed through are port ...
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How to diagnose connection timeouts when connecting to a WiFi hotspot

I am having difficulty troubleshooting this error message: I don't get any indication any details about the failed connection attempt. How can I diagnose such timeouts and resolve the connection ...
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No wi-fi detected in Windows 7 in boot camp partition

I've installed Windows 7 on a Boot Camp partition on a 2013 Macbook Air. However when booted into Windows 7 no wi-fi network can be detected. The Mac partition is fine. A Google search indicates this ...
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Two Bluetooth devices + MacBook Pro + 2.4gHz WiFi = no network throughput; why?

My wife has two MacBook Pros. One is old; the other is new as of a week or two ago. We have a combination of three Bluetooth devices: two keyboards (one Apple; one Logitech) and a magic mouse. We ...
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Can I import photos from iPhone to Mac without a cable?

Often I don't have a cable to connect my iPhone to the Mac. Can I use Bluetooth or Wifi to import photos and movies from iPhone to iPhoto?
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My new iMac connects to my router, but not to the internet. How to fix?

I have a 3 week old 2012 27-inch iMac and this morning I turned it on and it wouldn't connect to the internet. It connected to my home network just fine, just not the internet. I assumed it was my ...
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Can an Airport Express extend a non-Apple wifi network, wirelessly?

Can I use an Airport Express to extend my wifi network if my current wifi network doesn't have any other Apple access points on it. I wish to extend wirelessly, without a wired connection between the ...
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Adding a third Airport Express causes dramatic network slow down

When TWO AirPort Express are on everything works as expected, strong and fast wifi everywhere, music streams fine. But when a THIRD AirPort Express is on, the wifi slows down to about 100k/s This is ...
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Wi fi network created but not shown on other devices [closed]

I am able to create wi fi network but it is not shown on other devices. I can make hotspot on HTC android. It is shown in mac and working fine. And mac Internet sharing is also working. What is the ...
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Macbook Air cannot detect my wifi

I need to factory reset my Macbook Air. So restarted it and hold option key. Then it requires to select wifi. But the list does not show the wifi I'm using. The wifi access point is very close and ...
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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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Solving an “wireless tools not found” error from airmon-ng tool

I am trying to use airmon-ng on Lion, but getting this error msg. $ sudo !! sudo airmon-ng Wireless tools not found I installed aircrack with ports. I heard it is possible to use it with lion, ...
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If I connect an Ethernet cable, will my Mac automatically select the fastest route for local network traffic?

Background I have a fairly robust network setup at home, but am a little unclear on internal Mac networking. My LAN consists of two bridged AirPort Extremes and a cable modem. Everything is connected ...
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Location is saying I'm in one place when I'm in another

I was in Walton Liverpool and Find my iPhone was saying I was in Childwall/Broadgreen Liverpool. Is there any reason why it was showing a different location?
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How to have multiple (wireless) network profiles?

is the following scenario possible in Mac OSX? I want to assign specific TCP/IP configurations for different wireless networks that I connect to, and I want the system to remember the settings. For ...
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improving wi-fi connection/reception no router or modem being used

I believe my issue is different from all that I've read. I live on a boat in a marina. The marina has towers (transmitters) placed around in various spots. The internet provider is Beacon wi-fi. A ...
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Equivalent of airodump-ng for Max OS X

Is there any equivalent of airodump-ng for Mac OS X (it only runs on linux), providing an overview of the current wireless traffic on nearby Access Points, i.e: number of captured data packets list ...
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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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Mac keeps searching for networks even when it's already connected to a network

My 2013 MacBook Air keeps searching for networks when it is already connected the to internet. This is causing unstable connections which slows down my speed. Is there a remedy for this problem?
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How do I view files via LAN on both PC, Android and IPad devices?

I'm a PCer from way back. Now I have an IPad2, and 2 PCs w/Windows 8, 1 w/XP. I want to view files on my PCs from my IPad? The only answer I have heard is to buy a new Kindle or other PCish device!. ...
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Macbook Air (2011) WIFI Issue

After working perfectly for the past 1.5 years I have had my 13" MBA, I suddenly had WIFI issues. Let me give a few details about my experience: I suddenly had issues connecting to the internet (I ...
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Is there any software to control at what time a specific network can be used?

I recently purchased a MiFi to be used while commuting, but apparently the AutoOn doesn't really work as expected. In less than a week I bursted £16 pound credit, when I was supposed to pay £0.2 per ...
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Can I use an old iPhone as a wifi-only device?

I have an AT&T (GSM) iPhone 4. If I were to upgrade to an iPhone 5, could I simply pop the SIM out of my iPhone 4 and continue using it on wifi only? Would I also need to get the SIM deactivated ...
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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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Can I turn on the hotspot in objective-c in IOS 7? [closed]

Can I turn on the hotspot in objective-c in iOS 7? I've searched StackOverflow, and some information I've found has said "objective-c does not support turning on the personal hotspot". But this ...
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WiFi keeps turning off (logging out) automatically

I own an iPhone 5 running on iOS 6.1.2. It is jail broken. I connect to the internet via the university WiFi system, which provided each of us a unique username and password, and we have a set ...
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How do I turn off “Find my iPhone” on my device without wi-fi?

My wifi greyed out/dimmed for no obvious reason. To restore my iPhone I am required to turn off "Find my iPhone". Since I can't get access to wifi through my device (it needs Apple ID password), how ...