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

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Is there a simple way to temporarily grant network access to a single application?

Is it possible to only allow one single application to access the network connection, excluding all other applications from generating network traffic. Streaming video or music locally over the ...
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Can't connect my iPad to the localhost of my Mac

I want to access the localhost of my Mac from my iPad. From my Mac, the address is http://localhost:8888. Through IP address The Mac and the iPad are connected to the same Wifi network. The IP ...
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Local LAN network does not connect after turning off wireless in Yosemite 10.10.5

The title says it: if I disconnect my Wifi the network does not come up on the cable LAN, unless if I reboot the system. Any fix for this, or workaround? Update 1: I get this data on my local LAN ...
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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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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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Is Ethernet sharing over WiFi from a Mac supposed to hand out 192.168.2.1 as the DNS server?

I have a MacBook Pro and I share its Ethernet connection to my iPhone and iPad as well as other wireless devices (enabling Internet Sharing in the Sharing preferences). However when I check on my ...
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WiFi slow down drastically when iPhone 6s connected

Good day everyone.. (not good for me obviously) I have questions about my iPhone 6s (iOS 9.3.2) connecting to my TP-Link Router (Model No. TL-WR740N / TL-WR740ND) and its performance. Whenever I ...
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I don't have 802.11n on my Mac [on hold]

I face a problem with my Mac , it was normal, but 2 days ago I was just shocked when I can't find wireless network on adapters list.
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Force OSX to switch to the wifi access point with the strongest signal

I have two wifi hotspots set up. Comcast X1 Router (Wireless Gateway 1) and an Airport Extreme. Both networks are set up with the same SSID, passphrase, and WPA2 Personal. Unfortunately, the wifi ...
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All wifi connection receive self-signed IP address [on hold]

My home network consists of a cable modem/router combo, and 2 other WAPs connected in different areas of the house. One of the WAPs works perfectly fine, but the other simply will not hand out an IP ...
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How to create Wi-Fi hotspot on OS X without having a connection?

I need to create a Wi-Fi hotspot on my OS X machine with no internet connection. I need this in order to locally connect my Android smartphone via the hotspot and control the machine via an app ...
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Connected to internet and can browsing but can't play some games

My iPhone is 5s. Just like the title said, whenever my iPhone / iPad connected to wifi I can't connect to some games like Puzzle and Dragon even though I can browse using safari, using fb / twitter / ...
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How to implement a large Aiport Express network

I have set up quite a few (simple) Airport networks in my life. Well, setup might not be the right wording; attaching a couple of Airport Expresses into the power, launch Airport Utility and go. Now ...
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WiFi connection problem (iPhone to TP-Link router)

I'm having trouble connecting 2 iPhones 6 and one iPhone 5 to a TP-Link TD-W8901N wireless router. When I click on the Join button on the iPhone it tries to join (upper side of pic) and then it stops ...
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Can you set a specific WiFi channel with an iOS/iPhone personal hotspot?

Anytime when I using my iPhone as personal WiFi HotSpot (sharing 3G internet via WiFi) the iPhone selects channel #1 for this. Is possible to use another channel number because the channel 1 is ...
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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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Netgear N300 (C3000) drops Wi-Fi connection with Macbook Pro

I purchased a new Netgear N300 Wi-Fi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router (C3000). It is a cable modem with Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi connection works fine on all my mobile devices like iPhone, iPad except for my ...
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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 Limit Wifi Connection to Only One Application?

I need to connect to open Wifi network but I do not want all my applications access internet with it. Only one internet browser. I am using at the moment VPN Service PrivateInternetAccess.com (PIA). ...
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Cannot join wifi network - “please move closer”

I have a macbook pro running osx. It is identical to many others in my office. I am the only one who cannot connect to the office wifi network. I can connect to other networks just fine, but when I ...
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How to run diagnostics on iPhone?

My iPhone currently has me stumped. It's an iPhone 6 running the latest iOS. I have a Mac running Yosemite and the latest iTunes. I can't figure out what's wrong, so a diagnostic method would be ...
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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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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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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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I don't get proper internet speed on mac

I don't get proper internet speed on my macbook pro mid 2015 model. My ISP have one FTP server where I get on average 5 to 6 MB/s speed and internet speed about 300 KB/s in other website on my other ...
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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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Unexpected payload found for message 9, dataLen 0

I found the following in my wifi.log file after l connected to wifi: Unexpected payload found for message 9, dataLen 0 What does it mean?
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How to find the currently connected network service from the command line?

I would like to find out which of the available network services (e.g. Ethernet or Wi-Fi) is currently active. In this screenshot from the Network Preferences, you can see that Wi-Fi is currently ...
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How do I share a Wi-Fi connection via a Wi-Fi hotspot?

This question is an extension of this question. While my answer did answer the question, there was one part that wasn't answered: how do I share a Wi-Fi connection via a Wi-Fi hotspot?
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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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How To Fix Time-Warner Cable Connections with Mac Laptops

I have an extremely tough problem that's hard to chase down. My father-in-law, George, has a Mac Book Pro here in the USA that he bought this year (2016) with Yosemite on it from Best Buy. I haven't ...
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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 upload photos to iCloud Photo Library on iPhone without Wi-Fi?

I just upgraded to OS X 10.10.3 and decided to try out the Photos app. So I enabled iCloud Photo Library on my iPhone to upload some photos. However, it says that I need Wi-Fi to upload photos to ...
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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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Wifi connection often takes priority over Ethernet [duplicate]

I'm using an Apple Thunderbolt Display for network Ethernet connection of my MBPr 15 and I often experience something that is very odd. Ethernet has top priority on my network list (i.e. it's not ...
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Macbook bad internet connection WIFI

I rented a room in a shared house (we are in 5). What I've noticed is from my room the internet connection is really bad (sometimes it doesn't even load the google homepage). My guess is not that the ...
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network - Internet connectivity drops intermittently on El Capitan [duplicate]

I have exactly the issues outlined in these two posts - has anyone got any solutions to this kind of issue? Internet connectivity drops intermittently on El Capitan ...
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WAN connectivity failure every 5 minutes on Technicolor router

Starting recently, my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11.2 loses its Internet connection every five minutes or so. My router, a Technicolor TC8717T (don't ask, it's the free one from my ISP) provides two ...
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Apple TV Black screen (OS X Yosemite )

I have MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) and also a third generation Apple TV. Lately, especially after 10.10.3 update for OS X Yosemite, I am having mirroring issues. I have checked all the ...
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OS X suddently cannot load sites like Facebook, Google until I toggle Wifi on/off

This is really frustrating me. This problem appeared a few weeks ago. I would be using my Mac 'normally', and all of a sudden I can no longer browse to the vast majority of sites. Sites I can still ...
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What is causing slow Wi-Fi speeds on my Airport Extreme?

I have a recent model (bought 1-2 years ago) Airport Extreme that, until yesterday, has worked flawlessly. Starting yesterday, my wireless speeds have tanked. I first suspected my ISP, but that ...
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How to eliminate Internet lapses on my MacBook Air 13?

I have a MacBook Air 13 (mid 2012) running OS X El Capitan (10.11.3). I connect to the Internet using a Virgin Mobile Netgear Mingle hotspot. During Internet browsing sessions I will at times ...
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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 connection dropping El Capitan

I have an early-2015 MBP running 10.11.3 and I keep having my internet connection drop when I am connected to certain WiFi networks. The temporary solution is to disable and then re-enable WiFi, but ...
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Is there a limit on remembered Wi-Fi networks?

Is there a limit to the number of Wi-Fi networks I can save on my iPhone? I travel a lot for work and want to save the Wi-Fi networks from all of those locations (over 100), so it automatically ...
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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 can I diagnose what is interfering with my Wifi signal?

I have a mysterious process on my Macbook pro which I can't isolate which comes around every 5 seconds and interferes with my connectivity. My ping history looks like this: 4 bytes from ...
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How do I pair apple wireless keyboard with windows 10

My apple wireless keyboard has stopped pairing with Windows 10. Now when I try to pair through settings, I'm asked to enter a passcode for the keyboard rather than being supplied a passcode to pair ...
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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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Why is my iPhone 6 wireless working on b/g mode?

My router is AirPort Time Capsule which supports wireless ac. My iPhone is an iPhone 6 that also supports ac mode. I was looking at data in AirPort Utility and for my phone it was showing it is on ...