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

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What is the difference between the WPA2 Personal, WPA and WPA2 WiFi security passcodes?

I was editing the configuration for my Time Capsule, when I noticed that I had the following options for network encryption: Why is there an option of WPA/WPA2? Is it as secure as WPA2 Personal? ...
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Mid-2012 rMBP only connects to 5GHz at lower channel values?

When the AC router's 5GHz channel is set to operate between channels 36 and 64, my rMBP (mid-2012) can connect to the wireless router just fine, however at very low speeds. But as soon as I change the ...
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Confused about Wi-Fi connection performance in different locations [on hold]

So Wi-Fi is really confusing to me. I am running the latest Yosemite developer preview (10.10.2 14C68m). Here’s a ping trace for connection to a 5GHz Airport Extreme connection at one location: PING ...
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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 ...
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Accessing WiFi on an iPhone 3 which is unlocked but has no sim

I have a UK iPhone 3G which I got unlocked when I moved to the states. I used to be able to use it to listen to music (via the Music button, not the iTunes button) fine but now it skips certain songs ...
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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 to Restrict iOS Wifi Settings from being Changed?

I have iPad Mini 3 with iOS 8. I set the restrictions under Settings > General > Restrictions but some important settings are not covered like WiFi, Proxy and DNS settings. How can I restrict WiFi ...
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Mid 2009 Macbook Pro 5Ghz Wifi problem

Yesterday, suddenly my Macbook's WiFi stopped working at school. I have reason to think that only the 5GHz band is effected. Personal Hotspot connection via my iPhone still works and my Wifi at home ...
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Macbook freezes when connected (connecting) to new wireless router

So I have done extensive troubleshooting for my problem. When we moved to our new apartment and had a new fiber optic internet set up with, which came with a new wireless router, all the trouble ...
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Why won't my MBP connect to Personal Hotspot via wifi?

I have not been able to connect my retina Macbook Pro to my iPhone 5s Personal Hotspot since upgrading to OSX 10.10 (Yosemite). While I can see the phone in the list of wifi APs under the "Personal ...
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How can I automatically reconnect to the internet?

My iMac is running OS X 10.8.5, and ever since we moved to a new house (with a new wi-fi cable modem) I have had trouble keeping my iMac connected to the internet. The wifi appears to stay connected, ...
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FTP Connection over Thunderbolt Bridge

My scenario: I have an imac connected via ethernet and a macbook connected to the imac with a thunderbolt cable. The imac is sharing the ethernet and the macbook is able to access websites, but it is ...
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Managing WiFi on IOS 8

As for testing purposes I'd like to get into WiFi settings much more deeper and want to use some WiFi managing app like Airport on OSX which I recently did use on OS X and wonder what's the counter ...
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Is there a way to make a usb NIC show up in the wifi dropdown?

I purchased a USB NIC because the onboard NIC on my 2014 MBP 15 and my Netgear router don't play nice with each other. Is there a way I can make the networks it sees appear in my dropdown menu at the ...
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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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Wi-Fi Diagnostics app not found

After reading this CNet article I was pretty excited to have a tool that monitors my wireless network since I'm in the process of setting it up well. Wi-fi Diagnostics is said to be in the ...
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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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Is a there a simple solution to avoid problems with hotspots?

It seems that OSX does not behave well with hotspots. By hotspot, I mean the wireless networks which opens automatically a window for login/password such as when you join them. When you login for ...
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Apple Watch wireless connection to iPad/iPhone [closed]

According to Wikipedia the Apple Watch supports both Wifi and Bluetooth, but only to connect to an iPad or iPhone. Does anyone know what the connection distance is from the watch to the other device ...
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Disconnect from wifi network in Lion, while remembering the connection.

I would like to disconnect from my wifi network on OS X Lion. I do not want to forget the network nor turn wifi off. I just want to be able to connect and disconnect at will. - How do I do this?
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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 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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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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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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Different WPA2-Enterprise credentials on different user accounts

I need to find a way to use the same WiFi Network with different credentials on different accounts. For Example: the SSID is "eduroam" local-user1 has the login 123456 (TTLS). local-user2 has the ...
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Why iPhone 6 wireless is working on b/g mode

My router is AirPort Time Capsule which supports wireless ac. and my iPhone is iPhone 6 that also supports ac mode. But I was looking at data in AirPort utility and for my phone it was showing it is ...
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Driver for TP-LINK TL-WN721N Wi-Fi Adapter

I used to plug in my TP-LINK TL-WN721N Wi-Fi adapter in a port in my old computer that used to run Windows. That's how I connected to the internet, but now I bought an iMac which I couldn't connect to ...
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Sharing a VPN connection using Internet Sharing (via Airport)

Internet Sharing from my MacBook Pro (10.6.6) to other WiFi devices works fine. But the moment I turn on the VPN connection (PPTP) on the Mac (which I would also like to share), the other devices ...
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Are wireless speeds on Laptop and iPhone the same?

This might be a network forum question, nor sure but here is my question: My router is AirPort Time Capsule, the new model that has wireless ac. My laptop is Retina Macbook pro and looks like it also ...
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Prevent my Mac from connecting to an unsecure Wi-Fi network?

How can I prevent my Macbook from connecting to non-secure wireless networks? I've ticked the "Ask to join new networks" option and removed the offending network from the Preferred Networks list in ...
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Workaround for Mavericks Bluetooth/Wi-Fi interference?

I have this problem: I normally have Bluetooth enabled so I can make use of my speaker system and Magic Trackpad on my mid-2012 11" MacBook Air (2.0 GHz i7, 8GB). However, when it's enabled, Wi-Fi ...
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wifi and hdmi problems on OS X yosemite (macbook pro 15-inch retina, late 2013)

Just wondering if anyone has been having this issue and found a workaround: My wifi works consistently both on Ubuntu and Android. Sometimes it also works on OS X, other times it does not - not even ...
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Changing GPS location of Apple routers

I have recently moved and have moved all my network gear with me. Have approximately 4 wifi spots that I have re-set up in my new house. To save battery apple devices also use location of known ...
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Macbook won't connect to WiFi

I have a 3yo Macbook Pro running Mac OS X 10.6.8. Just recently a problem has developed where it will not connect to wifi except at home. Other places, public hotspots, friends houses etc it just will ...
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How to determine reason for SSH broken pipe

Over the last week, my SSH connection to an Amazon EC2 instance keeps getting disconnected with Write failed: Broken pipe Reading through a few sites, I assumed it was due to no timeouts being ...
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iTunes keeps losing its library

I'm running OSX Mavericks 10.9.2 and iTunes 11.1.5 on a 2012 Macbook Air. My iTunes library is, due to its size, stored on an external drive which is connected to my Time Capsule. The problem is that ...
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How to disconnect from wifi on Mac OS X

How does one disconnect from a wifi hotspot on Mac OS X? The only way I found how is to Turn Wi-Fi off then back on and finally select a different access point... Surely there must be a better way.
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How to resolve dropping wifi issue since Yosemite upgrade?

As of today I experience random wifi connection drops on my MacBook Air 2012 that force me to reselect the network every ten minutes. The only recent change to the system was an upgrade to Yosemite. A ...
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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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The iOS built-in safari can't filter ads (img) using pac?

For example: function FindProxyForURL ( url, host ) { url = url.toLowerCase(); host = host.toLowerCase(); if ( shExpMatch( url, "*.mobile01.com/image/mod_ad/*.jpg" ) ) { ...
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Cannot Wake on LAN wireless iMac

I am unable to wake up my iMac from my iPad. iMac using Mavericks. Have tried several wake on LAN programs (Fing, Mocha) but no luck. WOL is enabled on the iMac. Any suggestions are appreciated. ...
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Using an old iPhone 4s to connect to internet to develop apps

I have an old iphone 4s but just upgraded to a new iphone 6 and switched cellular service from the 4s to the 6. Wifi broke for some reason a long time ago on the 4s (the buttons are permanetly ...
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Can not share the internet via wireless

OK, from the first picture it is a case of internet sharing via wireless is successful. And in the second case on picture two I tried to share internet via wireless by tick off and tick on ...
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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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Possible Methods to Restore Speed of File Sharing (AFP) in OS X 10.10?

I have an iMac and a MacBook Pro under the same network connected through AFP file sharing protocol. Before I upgraded to OS X 10.10, the speed is very fast - copying a 200MB file would take a couple ...
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Option to use airport express with 1 terrabyte harddrive for dropbox equivalent

I have an airport express with a 1 terrabyte harddrive, obviously this airport is connected to the internet and in the next month our house will be conected to the optic fibre network giving us 200 ...
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Macbook Pro frequently experiences drops in WiFi connection with Linksys WAG120N

I have a non-retina mid-2012 Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard and this issue has been plaguing me for a while. During regular use of the laptop, while connected to my home WiFi network (to which no ...
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Why does my iPhone 4S disconnect from WiFi randomly?

I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 6.1.3, and I'm currently experiencing a problem with my device. It connects to my wireless network for a while and sometime later it disconnects. When i try to ...
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iPhone 5 always asks for username when connect to Wifi

(I'm using wifi from a personal access point in my room, of which the security type is "WPA/WPA2 Personal" (it's what I see in network settings on my mac). Normally it just requires a password to ...
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Create a script to turn wifi off on shutdown

Is there anyway to create a script that will automatically shut down the WiFi when I power down my machine? Maybe in Automator?