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

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Why does opening AirPort Utility restore my internet connection?

My office has a D-Link router hooked up to DSL. Connected to it via Ethernet is an Airport Extreme (6th generation). The Airport Extreme is the wireless router to which my MacBook and other users ...
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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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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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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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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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How to set up wireless bridge on same subnet?

I have set up Internet Sharing over Wifi on an ethernet-wired desktop Mac running Yosemite 10.10. I have various OS X and iOS clients that are able to connect to the shared Wifi connection and access ...
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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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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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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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Mac server keeps “disappearing” and “reappearing” on local network

I'm hoping someone can help me figure out a really perplexing issue we've seen with a Mac server on our local ethernet network. What we're seeing lately is that the server (which we use for Time ...
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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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Sync Wi-Fi Passwords on OS X with Android Phone?

I have a MacBook Air, and an Android phone (errr phablet!). I go out a lot with both, and every time I go to a new venue, I need to put the Wi-Fi password into both. Do you know of an application so ...
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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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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 ...
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Getting high ping when MacBook Air is connected to Wi-Fi

I have a 13" MacBook Air with Yosemite 10.10.2 installed: As soon as I connect it to my WiFi, I get a very high ping (1600 ms) on both my machines: Windows 7 PC and my MacBook. As a result browsing ...
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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 prevent my computer from accessing Internet when sleeping?

When I close my retina Macbook Pro's lid and put it to sleep, I have noticed that it periodically must "wake" and check internet or otherwise reconnect to wifi while I expect it to be sleeping. This ...
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Unreliable wifi sharing OS X 10.11.2

My mom has a mac connected via ethernet modem and it outputs a wifi signal by means of the wifi sharing feature in os x. For the last week (within close proximity to updating to os x 10.11.2), the ...
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How do I get macbook recovered from internet connectivity issue?

I'm very much worried due to annoying internet problem that I'm facing for the past few days. Please help me get out of this please suggest authentic solution, please. Macbook Model = Late 2013. ...
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OS X Wifi Status Prior to Login

On the MacBook Air computers in my classroom there is a wifi status indicator that is visible prior to login (and which shows a strong signal), but in the user name box we get a warning that "network ...
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Is Transmit Power Control implemented in iPads?

Transmit Power Control (TPC) is a mechanism used by Wi-Fi emitters to lower signal power in order to reduce interference with other wireless networks (and, in mobile devices, save battery). Is this ...
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Script to start my VPN if I'm connected to a specific Network / SSID [El Capitan update]

I'm searching an AppleScript to automatically start my University VPN if I'm connected to the University network. I already found some solutions for older OS X Versions, but they're not working ...
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Macbook Pro 10.10.5 Can Only Connect to Large Sites like Google, StackExchange, Wikipedia

This strange connection issue has been very stubborn. In short, after every reboot I can access the entire internet for a short period of time. After a time (say 30 minutes) all but major websites ...
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Monitoring Wifi Usage per SSID (wifi)

I use my iPhone to connect to multiple wifi (SSID) in multiple location each day (Home, University, ...) and I need to monitor and track my wifi usage per SSID. For example I want to know how much ...
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Wifi requires reconnection regularly

I am using a Macbook Pro 15 (Late 2014), running El Captain. Sometimes, the wifi appears connected, although there is no actual connection, the pages just fail to load, looks like it is trying to ...
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Time tracking app that uses WiFi rather than GPS to track my location

I'd like to automatically track my hours at work, but I don't want an app that turns on GPS all the time because it will use too much battery power. An app that could detect when I am in my office ...
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Limit what a tethered iPhone internet connection can be used for

I have various background services running on my Mac which use quite a lot of bandwidth: Google Drive, a couple of OneDrive sync programs, iCloud sync, Dropbox, and Backblaze for a general backup of ...
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Is it possible to set a http proxy & port on a iOS personal hotspot connection

When an iPhone is connected to a Wifi network, there is an option to set a manual http proxy and port. When user has created an personal WIFI hotspot ( sharing the cellular connection) there is no ...