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

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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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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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Yosemite, how to reset/reinstall network?

For some reasons every time I connect to an insecure WiFi, Yosemite cannot route to the DNS servers of that WiFi. The DNS servers are correctly set, just cannot reach them. And after installing ...
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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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If the Apple Watch has wifi - does it connect to my local router?

It would appear the Apple Watch has the ability to communicate via wifi. When I set mine up, I didn't have a step to identify my local router, so I assume it may have obtained configuration about my ...
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How can I change DNS providers without needing to type in my password?

On Mac OS X Yosemite, you need to enter in your password to change DNS entries. Otherwise the entries are all greyed out. I change DNS frequently (Gogo Inflight among others doesn't work with ...
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How do other Macs in the network see my Freenas 9.3 backup drive attached to iMac via Ethernet?

I have a Time Machine back up setup on a Freenas 9.3 server. It works really slowly via WiFi attached to my broadband router. So, I attached it directly to my iMac via Ethernet instead - a full backup ...
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WiFi problems after wake up (MBP2011 OS X 10.10.3)

Suddenly yesterday my mac started to have WiFi-problems. I have had this mac since 2011 and it has always worked and I have only been using it on WiFi. But today when I woke it up it didn't enable ...
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Can I have multiple wifi networks on a single MacBook Pro? [[GoPro]]

I'm looking to connect three GoPro cameras at the same time. Each GoPro needs its own network, and my computer needs to access all of them at the same time. Also, my computer needs a fourth wireless ...
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Securely, wirelessly transfer files between OS X, Android and Windows without benefit of internet or external network?

So, I can create an ad-hoc network on the MBP, but there's no security there. (I'm on Yosemite, which has removed the WEP option that existed on previous versions, not that WEP really provided any ...
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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 wifi 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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Can I force my iOS device to connect to 1 Wifi network over another

We have 2 wifi networks quite close to each other in our workplace, but I need to connect my iphone or ipad to 1 over the other out of preference. It's fine for myself as I can simply change wifi ...
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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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Macbook Air Running version 10.7.5 won't connect to wifi but connects via Ethernet

I have a MBA and I have connected to my home network before. I went on holiday and on return, I cannot connect to Wifi anymore. It tells me "connection time-out occurred". But my Ipod Touch (4th Gen) ...
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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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Dongle Crashing

I updated my Mac to 10.9.5. Ater updating, my Vodafone 3G dongle started crashing. Process: Vodafone K4201 I [27832] Path: /Applications/Vodafone K4201 ...
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Can I SSH into my Mac from an iPhone over Wi-Fi LAN with no connection to the internet?

I want to use ssh to get into my mac from an iPhone over Wi-Fi LAN with no connection to the internet. I want to do this to get access to the command line (for playing with programming related stuff) ...
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Can't delete preferred networks from wireless settings (comes back up)

I am having an issue with preferred networks in WiFi settings. There are few networks I want to delete - when I do so, the disappear temporarily, but will eventually come back. I believe is to do with ...
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iOS 8 CNA not triggering

I'm in the process of implementing a captive access point and when testing with iOS 8, I don't get shown the captive network assistant. When I use Android and BlackBerry, they're able to detect that ...
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iMac freezing when connected to wireless

I have recently moved to a new address and had broadband installed with a new provider. While all the other devices in the house (Apple and non) connect to it without any problem, my iMac connects ...
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process to reliably connect Mac Wi-Fi to iPhone personal hotspot?

Is there a recommended process for reliably connecting a Mac to an iPhone Personal Hotspot network via Wi-Fi? Here is the method that I have been trying: turn on WiFi and Personal Hotspot on iPhone ...
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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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Wifi doesn't work unless I turn it off then on again

I have a MacBook Pro 15" with retina display that I use for work/personal stuff and I always shut down with Wifi having been on. When I startup my Mac the Wifi icon looks like it's searching and never ...
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Parallels Desktop 9 - wifi on Windows 7 VM

Parallels Desktop enables internet connection on your VM by sharing your current Mac's connection via ethernet-like network. I want to access on my Windows VM wifi connection, not get it from Mac but ...
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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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Cron job fails due to sleeping wifi?

I wrote a cron job to do backups over wifi to another computer. It works perfectly when I'm using the machine, but I prefer to schedule it at night when I'm not using it. The first step is to ping the ...
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My MacBook Air won't connect to wifi

I bought a new MacBook Air and was able to connect to the internet at first but now it won't connect. I have other devices as well as other computers on wifi but my Mac won't connect. When I try and ...
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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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Make OS X Server a wireless bridge without DHCP

I have a Mac Mini running OS X Server 10.10 (Yosemite). It gets it's network connection over ethernet. I would like to bridge that connection through WiFi. That's easy enough with Internet Sharing, ...
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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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not scanning automatically for wireless stations

My Mac suddenly doesn't automatically scann for wireless stations or logs in to remembered wireless stations anymore. I have every time to type in manually the wireless station name and password to ...
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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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iPhone Personal Hotspot always visible even when off

I was surprised to see my iPhone 5's personal hotspot available as a WiFi choice from my iPad. I checked the phone and personal hotspot was turned off. I turned it on and off again and it still ...
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How to create an infrastructure Wi-Fi network from Yosemite with no Internet connection? [duplicate]

How to create a Wi-Fi hotspot (infrastructure network, not ad-hoc) on a Mac without any Internet connection? In Windows, we can easily create an infrastructure wifi LAN hotspot with: netsh wlan set ...
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Create AirPort network from the command line?

Is it possible to put my AirPort in access point mode, so it creates an infrastructure (ie, non-ad-hoc) network from the command line on OS X? Similar to using System Preferences -> Sharing -> ...
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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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Can an Apple Time Capsule be used to store/watch movies on iPads in a car?

I have a 2TB time capsule. I am driving from PA to FL with 3 kids. I have a hundred of so movies/TV shows stored on a 2TB Time Capsule. Can I use a power converter in my minivan to power and use ...
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Wi-Fi not working on Xcode iPhone simulator while working on Mac

This is really funny behaviour. The Wi-Fi is working perfectly on by MacBook Pro 2014, hence me writing this question, but it's not working on the iPhone simulator, which I'm using on the same device. ...
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Send wifi password from iPhone to iPad

I have an iPhone and an iPad. iCloud keychain sync is on. I'm in a location with a secret wifi password that is on my iPhone and not on my iPad. My iPhone isn't jailbroken and I already know I can't ...
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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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Brand new Apple Mac-Mini cannot connect to ANY WiFi Network — “Connection Timeout”

I'm at my wits end here with a new Mac Mini. I bought a brand new mac mini, took it home, and did nothing but create a user account. When I try to connect to my network (Comcast Xfinity), I ...
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Three Apple devices in the same location: Two can connect to a Wi-Fi but iPhone 6 cannot

I am currently having problems with 3 Apple wifi-capable devices in the same location - in a garage outside a main building. All three devices can connect to the wifi network with no issues within ...
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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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MacMini is unable to communicate with devices on netwrok

Devices: Router: 192.168.0.1 MacMini 192.168.0.97 MacBook 192.168.0.19 Printer 192.168.0.99 Windows 192.168.0.49 So, my problem is that a strange one. All my devices are connected to the same ...
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Non-Apple Devices Won't Connect to Airport Extreme

I've got an Airport Extreme (AE) router that I currently have configured as a Wireless Access Point on my network (a different router is handling Internet/DHCP). Up until yesterday, everything was ...
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Update 'Find my iPhone' location with new wireless network setup

Apple used to use Skyhook Wireless to do geolocation on wifi devices to assist with GPS. Now, according to their recent location services press release, as well as previous iOS release notes, they ...
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Unable to connect to a server over VPN

Usually a straight forward question but this one has a twist. I can connect my MacBook to a work server over VPN with any wifi connection no problem, other than my wifi at home. That suggests it's ...
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WakeOnLan not working from MacBook Air

I have installed wakeonlan using MacPorts, but I can't get it to work over WiFi. I can, however, use ssh from my MacBook to log in to another machine in the network over WiFi (an Ubuntu OS system) ...
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my iPhone keeps losing wifi connection. Why is this?

My laptop connects to my Wifi but my iPhone does not. I connect my macbook air from the basement to the wifi and i get all 3 bars, but then i connect my iPhone from same place in the basement, the ...