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

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802.11n Airport Express automatically choosing to extend 5Ghz network instead of 2.4 Ghz

I have a latest model (2012, 2.4Ghz/5Ghz simultaneously) Airport Express serving WiFi for my house. I have an older model, 802.11n, Airport Express set to "extend a wireless network". On the new AE I ...
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Macbook dropping wifi/ network connection

Since purchasing this new Macbook, I have had the problem of my wifi just not working intermittently. I will have a strong signal, be in the middle of working, and suddenly the page will not load, or ...
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Prevent iPhone from connecting to WiFi when activating Personal WiFi Hotspot

Every time I turn on my mobile WiFi hotspot on my iPhone, it works great unless I am in range of a remembered WiFi hotspot that iPhone itself can connect to -- iPhone silently opts to use any WiFi ...
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Internet sharing disabling Macbook Wifi

So I wanted to share the Ethernet connection through my Wifi to my phone, since it is having problems connecting to my router at home. My Wifi works fine on it's own. My ethernet connection works ...
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Lost Wi-Fi passwords after reset network settings on iPhone

After a network configuration reset on my iPhone all Wi-Fi passwords were lost. They were stored in iCloud Keychain, synced with my Mac, where they disappeared too. This is very frustrating since it ...
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Apple Wifi Dropping at Random Times

I'm sure that my wifi router is fine because my macbook is the only one with this issue. I see this happen especially when i use Skype, Face Time etc. This has been going on for a month and can't ...
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Automatically switch to the strongest wifi known signal

I have 2 known networks that I have signed into at my house. One is stronger at one side of the house and one is stronger at the other. Is there any way that they automatically switch to the strongest ...
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Not able to resolve my domain name intermittently on iOS

I am experiencing a strange behavior w.r.t DNS resolution when connected to certain WiFi networks. (only on iOS devices) Issue is: Safari is able to resolve my domain name correctly but sometimes for ...
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El Capitan choking wifi speed on main user account

I have spotted my wifi connection is being chocked to a much slower, yet steady, speed on my MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) running OSX 10.11. If I login to a guest account it matches the wifi speed ...
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ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED on browsing to one website

I have a 2010 MBP. Just in the last day or so, whenever I try to browse to Facebook (www.facebook.com), I get a ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED error. This is what is displayed in Chrome, however I cannot ...
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iOS - set a specific wifi connection as a portable hotspot

If I use a portable hotspot or share Wi-Fi through another mobile device, is there a way to set that Wi-Fi connection as a data connection so that it won't try to upload stuff it only does on Wi-Fi ...
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One frame of my WiFi searching animation is wrong

My WiFi loading animation is messed up. The frame where the second-longest bar is filled doesn't match with the other frames! This is mildly infuriating — have I done something to mess this up or ...
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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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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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The L2TP-VPN server did not respond - OS X Mountain Lion (happened after change of Router)

I used to be able to connect to VPNgate's servers but ever since I changed to a new router (one of the new Netgear Nighthawks), it just stopped working. I followed the guide on their site to setup ...
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Mac partially isolated from the network

Since I installed a new access point, I have troubles with only one Mac to access the printer and NAS on my network. Every other computer (Mac or PC) or device (Android or iOS) is working perfectly. ...
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Network broadcast/multicast not sent by iPhone in personal hotspot mode

Based on recent empirical findings, and based on various posts on the web, it seems that an application running on an iPhone with personal hotspot enabled cannot send broadcasts and/or multicasts out ...
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Yosemite MBP gets IP but cannot ping network

I have a 2013 MBP on 10.10 that I've tested on multiple wireless networks. On all I see this behavior: I get an IP address and DNS servers, but cannot ping mg router or DNS servers (request timeout) ...
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How can I share a L2TP VPN, tunnelling through ethernet, over AirPort on my MacbookPro?

I am running OS X 10.6.8 on a Santa Rosa MacBook Pro (MBP) (2.4Ghz). I have an ethernet connection that I share with an iPad and iPhone via the built-in WiFi (AirPort). In other words, my MBP is used ...
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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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Stop from automatically connecting to a WiFi network

I have just bought a printer that works via its own WiFi connection, so every time I have to print something, I have to manually switch from my usual internet WiFi connection to the printer's. The ...
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Apple Remote for iPhone won't discover iTunes library without network gateway to internet enabled

This may be a networking question as much as an Apple-specific question; however it's directly related to configuration / behaviour of Apple Remote, so hoping to find an answer here. My goal: Build a ...
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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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Connect Mac to closer Access Point

this is a complicated question that I think has an super easy answer but I've been googling and no success so far. What happens is that I use my Mac in the office, and the office has three floors. ...
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iPad connects to Wifi but not to Internet

I am trying to connect my iPad to the Internet without success.I am able to connect to the Wifi network but not to the Internet from there. This router (let's call it WIFI A) I am connecting to is ...
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Devices in OS X Internet Sharing can't see each other

I really like the feature of OS X to share it's Ethernet connection over WiFi to other devices. But it appears that those devices are unable to "see" each other (e.g. you can't play a LAN game with ...
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Connect to guest WiFi automatically

In the place where I work, there is excellent wireless coverage, but it is a "guest" network...that means you can connect to the wifi hotspots (they all have the same name), but before you can begin ...
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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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Mobile Hotspot not found

why does my macbook wifi not recognize my att mobile hot spot on first try? Sometimes I need to turn wifi on and off several times before if finds the hotspot when scanning for it.
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How can I tell if I need to upgrade/replace Macbook 07 Airport card?

I bought a used Macbook (late 07 model, white, 2.1 Intel Core Duo, 3 gig RAM) and I have been upgrading everything I can. It works great EXCEPT the airport card. The wireless internet is so slow! When ...
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OSX takes several attempts to connect to internet over WiFi

When I start my mac my WiFi connects to my router as normal, however it never has an internet connection. I'm connected to my rounter and can log in to it I just don't have an active internet ...
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My MacBook Pro cannot connect to the Internet

I last had my computer connected 3 days ago to a wireless network (the one I am still on with other computers). AirPort says it's connected and has a strong green light (full bars in wifi) but when I ...
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Can't see AirPlay speakers/Airport Express if ethernet is plugged in

When my Windows laptop is connected to my network via Wi-Fi only, I can see and play to various AirPlay speakers in my house (an iHome AirPlay speaker, an Apple TV, and an Airport Express). When I ...
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Can I tether my iPhone 4S onto WiFi on my computer through USB?

I'm having trouble resolving issues I have on my iPhone 4S with regard to WiFi. It is unable to scan for networks. I live in Sri Lanka and technical support for iPhones is very limited. I was ...
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My Mac wont connect to a new wifi network

So I moved to a new place for my university and I attempted to connect to the wifi network. My HP laptop was able to connect instantly once I put in the wifi password. My Mac recognizes the network ...
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iPhone tries to load local open WiFi login page over mobile data

When connecting to my college's open WiFi network my iPhone attempts to open the pop-up login page over it's mobile data. The issue is that this page is obviously only available over the internal ...
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What is a USB wifi dongle/adaptor with drivers that integrate with AirPort?

I've tried the D-Link DWA-131 and Ralink-based generic adaptors available on Amazon.com such as the Rt 2571/2573. After installing the driver, they all require you to use a separate configuration ...
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Get WET54G working with Airport Extreme Base Station with WPA2 Password

I am attempting to get my Linksys (Cisco) WET54G Wireless Ethernet Bridge working on my Airport Extreme Base Station. I know you have to connect via ethernet and change your ip settings so you can ...
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Wifi network seeing regular and unexpected errors (10.11.5, MBP11,5)

I have a monitor picking up changes in netstat -s errors. Here is a typical block: 330 > 331 times recovered from bad retransmission using DSACK 20227 > 20327 dropped due to full socket ...
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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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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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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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Mac Books blocking one another from Internet

A couple of months ago, I migrated the data from my Air to a new MacBook Pro with migration assistant and shelved the Air. Recently, we recomishioned the Air for family surfing but noticed that when ...
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strange network issue after new router 'unkownXX…' terminal promt instead of Name

Some weeks ago I got a new router* and since then I encounter some local network issues from time to time (at the moment I can’t reproduce when this happens): Wifi is connected but webpages don’t ...
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Mac OS X Internet Sharing creates ad hoc network

Every time I try to use Internet sharing Ethernet --> Wi-Fi, my Mac seems to create an ad hoc network, rather than using the currently connected wifi network. How do I make my Mac share to the ...
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My MacBook Pro (Retina, OS X El Capitan) doesn't automatically connect to the internet?

My Mac won't connect to the internet unless I click on the wifi symbol and then select the network I want to join. It remembers the network, because I never have to put a password in, but I'm fairly ...
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Mail shows disconnected icon. Only way to recover is toggle Wifi

Many times a day, Mail.app indicates it is unable to connect to my Gmail account. I have tried quitting and restarting Mail, but it still shows disconnected. If I toggle Wifi off then on, Mail is ...
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Wi-Fi speeds very slow on iPhone 5

I have a strange problem with my iPhone 5 running iOS 9.2.1. When I first join my home Wi-Fi network, it is running nice and fast. I use the Speed Test app and measure 60 Mbps down, 4 Mbps up, which ...
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DNS fails over time. Reconnecting to wifi solves it momentarily

The DNS lookup fails after some time of being connected. I can get it back working if i reconnect to my wifi. However it seems to happen more frequently. I enabled debugging in the mDNS responder to ...
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Internet Sharing on a University Network - Will it screw things up?

I am currently running PureVPN on my University's network as I live in halls. This is running on my Mac. I wish to use the VPN on my PS4, and I have found a guide on how to do this which involved ...