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

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Internet Sharing from Ethernet over Wifi results in self-assigned IP address

I have OS X Mavericks with a Thunderbolt Ethernet connected to the internet with IP 192.168.0.1 (which is a subrouter of 192.168.1.1). I set up internet sharing through the Sharing interface and I am ...
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Mac doesn't use local dns for .local

I'm using an macbook with Yosemite 10.10.3. There are no problems to access the "standard" internet. But in my own network I use a local nameserver at my fritz-box. It is configured to use this DNS ...
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Scan devices connected with Wifi and display them in iPhone app [on hold]

I want to scan the devices connected with the wifi router and then I've to list them within the iOS app. Also, I want to get the details of scanned devices like their IP Address, MAC address etc. I ...
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Globally change DNS setting regardless of wifi network

I'd like to point my DNS at Google's public DNS servers. The instructions involve going to System Preferences -> Network -> Advanced and editing DNS settings. However, this seems to be specific to ...
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Does iMessage need wifi

I'm concerned about it and I really want to use it. I haven't used it and I need some tips so someone please tell me if it needs wifi.
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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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use two time capsules together

I want to use the newer time capsule as my wifi. I need the second time capsule because I don't have enough wired ports. How can I connect the two of them? I don't need the wifi on the second one. ...
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Macbook pro will not connect to wifi?

I have a Macbook pro late 2011. It has always been connected to the same wifi and never had any problems. I updated to Yosemite and now my wifi goes off all the time. Most of the time when I the in ...
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Is there any way to view saved wifi passwords on the iPhone?

I've previously connected to a wifi network on my iPhone but I've no way of finding out the password. So is there any way to view saved wifi passwords on the iPhone?
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Why doesn't my MacBook Pro Retina connect to 802.11n?

I've bought a 15" MacBook Pro Retina Late 2013 and so far everything works perfectly. Luckily I'm not experiencing the "Lose Wifi after sleep" issue. That said, I only rarely connect 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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Wifi issues with multiple devices

I have about 4 devices always using the internet on my home wifi network. Everything is fine and dandy until I start to do intensive bandwidth stuff like gaming and streaming movies. So I thought this ...
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Cannot connect to Wi-Fi (The Wi-Fi network “network name” requires a WPA2 password)

I have had my MacBook Pro for a couple of months (recent Windows convert and total Mac novice). I am running OS X 10.8.4. Our cable company recently upgraded our modem and cable box and I am no ...
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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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Connecting using WiFi Protected Setup in OS X

I have a MacBook Pro, and in OS X (running Lion), I can't figure out how to connect using the WiFi Protected Setup feature of my router. When I boot into Windows (Windows 7), using Boot Camp, I have ...
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Defaulting my WiFi connection [duplicate]

I am currently surrounded by a long list of WiFi connections and every time I boot up my MacBook Pro, it switches away from what should be the default for the public WiFi connection. How can I ...
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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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WiFi wont work but Apple Ethernet Will?

I just got back to school today after using Ethernet at home. The WiFi claims to be connected to my Macbook Pro, but I can't get any internet out of it here after an entire semester of working. I ...
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With an Airport router how I can see which network a device is connected to

I am having an intermittent issue where a device connected wired with a cable and a device connected wirelessly cannot see each other. Sometimes they can and sometimes they cannot. I was thinking that ...
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Macbook Pro Yosemite wifi problems after 10.10.5 update

I've had my Macbook Pro for about a year now. It is a late 2013 Retina model running Yosemite. Until a few days ago, its wifi worked fine. However, after the 10.10.5 update, its wifi has become very ...
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How can I figure out the culprit with internet hiccups my wife is experiencing?

I'm having a hard time figuring out why my wife hates our internet connection. She says that it times out on her throughout the day. This happens both on the laptop and phone. She uses FireFox and ...
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iPad 2 Getting “Incorrect Password” when trying to connect to WiFi

I have a TP-Link Router with WPA-2 Security. My problem is that my iPhone 5 running iOS 9 connects without any problems to this router (and so do my macs and android devices) but my iPad 2 running iOS ...
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Set a default Wifi network [closed]

I am new on Apple world. I have a MacBook Pro mid 2014. I have an issue and don't know how to solve it. When I am at home and turn my Mac on, it tries to connect on the first free wifi network which ...
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How do you force a 5 GHz wifi connection?

Wifi networks are often set up in dual-band mode, with the same SSID served on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. I'd like to always use the 5 GHz band (due to interference with Bluetooth and other devices ...
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Safari cannot open page because iPhone is not connected to Internet

I recently started getting this message "Safari cannot open page because iPhone is not connected to Internet" whenever I leave a Wi-Fi zone. How do I fix this?
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iPhone won't connect to wifi but iPad do

My home network is same and so is the setting, I been using it for months my net connection but today my mother iPhone and my iPhone couldn't connect to home wifi. But my iPad is working fine. I ...
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Wifi connected but can't access any Website

When trying to connect to Wi-Fi it connects without a problem and it is showing that Wi-Fi has full signal strength. However when trying to access any website it shows that it is trying to load it and ...
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iMac only connects to wifi when very close to router

I have an iMac 4,1 (plastic case, released early 2006). The wifi only works when the iMac is very close to the router. When I use my MacBook in the same room, it can see multiple wifi networks; the ...
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How to block certain IP/Mac Addresses from accessing my AirPort on my 2009 iMac?

I have a 2009 iMac running OS X 10.6.8. I would like to filter certain IP/MAC addresses from accessing my WiFi via "Internet Sharing". I have already set a password, but I would still like to filter ...
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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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WiFi icon not showing on the menu bar and Internet not working (wifi or ethernet)?

It used to work fine. There is no physical damage to the MacBook and the WiFi network I'd like to connect is is perfectly functional. It will not connect to any WiFi network or ethernet-based ...
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Is it beneficial to use an Airport Express's wifi instead of my modems?

I have a modem/router that came with my ISP and I have two Airport Express. I have the Airports so I can extend my signal further. My current setup is: Modem -> ethernet -> Airport Express 1 -> ...
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How can I use a TP-LINK TL-WN722N WiFi adapter in Yosemite?

I'm aware that there is no OSX driver provided by TP-LINK for the TL-WN722N, but if I'm referring to this question, some people had success with other devices in the same situation. Is there any way ...
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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 ...
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How does iOS and OS X detect when a Wi-Fi network is a personal hotspot?

When there is a Personal Hotspot network available, it displays a chain link icon instead of the usual lock icon in the list of available networks on iOS and OS X. My question is, how does OS X ...
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How to use WiFi and Ethernet at the same time

Brief Description: I need my Ethernet card (en0) to see all traffic under 192.168.2.xxx. However I also need to use WiFi card (en1) for all other traffic. OS: OS X Lion I am using a separate ...
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Restrict certain apps from using Wi-Fi (internet) on iOS 8

I have iPhone 5c running latest iOS 8 update. I know how to restrict certain apps from accessing internet when using cellular data. I want to know if its possible to do same when Wi-Fi is turned on. ...
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MacBook connecting to wrong network?

My neighbors just setup a Wi-Fi network, and my MacBook is now automatically connecting to it. I've never manually connected to it It has a single bar ("dot") of signal, my network has all 4 This ...
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How to connect to my web app running on mac over WiFi?

I have very recently switched to mac, so i am a bit lost here... I am running a test web app (Spring Boot app) on my mac now and I need to connect to it over WiFi form another device. Now, when the ...
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iMessage troubles

My sister and I have been trying to communicate using our iMessage system. Because both of our iPhones do not have service we use wifi which still works. It does not allow either of us to message ...
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Can the signal level at which Wi-Fi disconnects be changed?

On my iPhone 5s, I am often at a location at the edge of the limits of my Wi-Fi signal, where my 4G signal will actually be stronger than the Wi-Fi signal. However, my iPhone will remain connected ...
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iOS app to map Wi-Fi signals?

I'm looking for an app like OpenSignal but for mapping Wi-Fi signals around my apartment. I have also tried using NetSpot on my Mac but I would really like a mobile app to take advantage of GPS ...
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How to bridge vboxnet with Wi-Fi on OS X 10.10 “Yosemite”

I am trying to bridge two interfaces on OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" but somehow this does not seem to work for virtual interfaces: The network on Virtualbox goes over "Host Only Network" Is there a ...
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Why is my Airplay lagging?

When I use my airport express to play music, the media is still 3 or 4 seconds late but if I change the volume the result is instantly applied. My Airport is connected throw WiFi to my router and so ...
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Yosemite keeps dropping WiFI connectivity

After upgrading to Yosemite, my Macbook Air drops off the WiFi connection many times a day. The following ping test demonstrates that restarting WiFi leads to a successful reconnection. $ ping ...
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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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Devices not connecting to Airport unless I separate bands

I have a home network setup with an AirPort Extreme base station. I've never had any issues connecting my devices to the network until recently, when three iPhone 4 devices in the family suddenly ...
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Bluetooth and WiFi interfering with one another since Yosemite

Note: The only thing that changed in my setup is installing Yosemite. Since installing Yosemite, I'm having a somewhat peculiar problem: WiFi works fine, and BT works fine. But WiFi + BT working ...
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Am I being charged to use my personal hotspot for my iPhone 4s? (AT&T carrier)

So I remember having the personal hotspot option for my 3gs, but I could never turn it on because it wasn't part of my plan. Now that I have a 4s, I've recently learned that the personal hotspot ...
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Can't acquire DHCP with WPA2 Enterprise

I have a user with a MacBook Pro (late 2013) running OS X 10.10.5 "Yosemite" that can't acquire a DHCP address from our corporate Wi-Fi. It's a WPA2 Enterprise network with Meraki on the back end. ...