Questions tagged [airport]

Apple's original trademarked term for wireless networking, which predated the use of the broader industry term "Wi-Fi". As of June 2011, Apple is phasing out the use of the term and using "Wi-Fi" instead.

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Can't set IPv6 mode on Airport Extreme

I have a AirPort Extreme 802.11n (5th Generation) connected to a Zyxel VMG1312-B30A modem. My ISP is Deutsche Telekom with VDSL. For quite some time I was able to use native IPv6. But this stopped ...
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Can I use Airport if the network needs daily authentication?

Each day, in my company, I need to manually login via a web portal: Do a google request -> leads to nowhere Do the same request from HTTPS to HTTP Be redirected to the login portal Click login, an ...
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Wireless transfer speeds between macs in a home network

I have a home network with the following components and network capabilities. AirPort Express (A1264): 802.11a/b/g/Draft N = ? Mac Mini 2011: 802.11n = 54-600 Mbit/s MacBook Air 2014: 802.11ac = < ...
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Share wifi connection from macbook to airport express

I'm trying to do the following setup: Internet modem/router -> (wifi) -> Macbook -> (ethernet) -> Airport express ->(wifi) -> various devices. Is it possible to share internet from a MB to an ...
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How to setup DMZ with Airport behind a router (double NAT issue)?

My cable provider shipped a new modem which includes WLAN, and thus also a router. It hands out 192.168.0.X adresses via DHCP. My Airport's WAN side is connected to this router, and gets an address ...
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Change channel in Airport Express when extending network

I have a Airport Time Capsule running my WiFi network at home, but have a bit of a weaker area near my bedroom (upstairs) so got an Airport Express to help it out. I set it up using Airport Utility ...
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Choose which Airport to connect to

I have an Airport Extreme on one floor and another one on the second floor as an extender. For some reason my device keeps connecting to the first floor Extreme - I know this because I can see it in ...
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AirPort Extreme Roaming Network

I'm regularly hosting gaming events for medium-sized groups of 50-100 people. So far, players typically used personal hotspots to connect to the Internet. However, I would like to fix this with an ...
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Internet connectivity drops intermittently on El Capitan

I've got the following setup: A 2010 MBA and a 2013 rMBP, both running El Capitan (same issues on Yosemite though), connected to an AirPort Express 802.11n (1st Generation), which is connected via an ...
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Attaching External HD to Airport - Is It Secure?

I am thinking about attaching an external HD to my Airpot (ac), which I will use to back up my computer using SuperDuper on a nightly basis. However, I am concerned about security. I know that I can ...
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Prevent Airport Utility from Opening Automatically

My computer is connected to a (non-Airport) wifi network and is working properly. However, someone else in my building uses an Airport. Every few hours, Airport Utility opens, and shows me this other ...
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Why should disabling wifi on Router speed up internet connection?

I'm having an odd issue with my home network. I have a TPLink Archer D7 connected to my phone line and wired to an Airport Extreme in my basement. Each of these is connected (by cable) to a MacMini. ...
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Internet Connection Speeds Slow, iOS 9 not downloading — Newest Refurbished AirPort Time Capsule

First off, I'm using a manufacturer (Apple) refurbished AirPort Time Capsule, the newest model, which was delivered by UPS a few hours ago to my new house. I bought it directly from Apple. The ...
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How to port forward port 25565 on airport time capsule

I am trying to port forward port 25565 for a game server. I have tried to go into the port mapping settings, and creating one for 25565 on TCP and UDP and also reserving the ip on DHCP Reservations. ...
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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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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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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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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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Airport Extreme (5th gen) throttling ethernet internet speeds

I purchased the router in 2012, and am experiencing slower speeds than expected from my Airport Extreme. Brand new 16x4 channel DOCsis3 modem on Time Warner's approved list. 200 Mbps plan, and ...
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Wi-Fi connection timeouts on a specific MacBook

Running OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and keep running into connection timeouts. Initially suspecting the home router or infrastructure issue, however all the other laptops in the house don't get any timeouts -...
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Will performance on my AirPort Extreme be hurt pushing AirPlay content over 2.4Ghz and the rest on 5Ghz?

I already know individual answers to this but stick with me :) So, the latest AirPort Extreme (802.11ac) says it can do simultaneous dual-band, which is fine when you're using both frequencies ...
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Is there a way to ask the Airport Extreme what it's external IP is via terminal?

Finally realized that my ISP was carriage natting me, and my router's ip is really on the ISPs network and not externally facing. =( My ISP Is doing something that is thwarting my ability to get my ...
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Wi-Fi hardware not installed

I've a late 2008 MBP. It's worked fine up until Monday when the wifi stopped working. It now says "Wi-Fi: No Hardware installed". I've tried looking for it in the system prefs and it's gone. I've ...
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AirPort Express Base Station “Guest” network does not allow logons. (spinning wheel)

I have set up an AirPort Express Base Station (June 2012 model, the current one). For setup, I used a Yosemite MacBook Pro over Ethernet. The AirPort Express has an Ethernet running from the WAN port ...
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iPhone wifi is half the speed of Mac when using an Airport Express

My internet account with Comcast is 75 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up. To verify my internet speeds, I used SpeedOf.Me in Safari on my 2011 iMac and 2014 Macbook Pro which gave me 75-80 Mbps down and 10-15 ...
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Can I connect my Time Capsule wirelessly to my mobile router?

I've just received a router with my new internet access. This router is wireless only and therefore has no ports except for power. How can I connect my Time Capsule to this router now that I can no ...
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iPads half speed on Airport Extreme

It seems like on my network, all my iPad devices run at half the speed of the other devices. So I tested it. I've got an airport extreme (1TB) 802.11n, and four devices plus a macbook and they are ...
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Why am I seeing captive portal requests on my home network?

I have suddenly started getting prompts on my 2014 Mavericks MBP (10.9.5) every five minutes that bring up a page with HTML like the following: <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Success</TITLE&...
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Airport Express difference between MC414LL/A and MC414Z/A?

I can't seem to find the details on Apple's website, but I have seen both model numbers MC414LL/A and MC414Z/A for sale at various web shops. The english wikipedia only lists the LL/A variant and the ...
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AirPort Extreme is disconnected from the internet when in bridge mode

I have to use the router provided by my ISP to connect to the internet, but I also want to use my AirPort Extreme. DHCP is set to on in the ISP's router. When I connect the router to the AirPort, and ...
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My MacBook pro Wi-Fi is slow, other devices are OK

The problem is that the WiFi on my MacBook is so slow it is almost unusable, it can be compared to an EDGE connectivity. My iPad and Nexus 4 both work good and have no problems with WiFi and signal is ...
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Connect to Wi-Fi via command line that requires username and password

I am trying to find the command to connect to a wireless access point that is WPA2, and requires both a username and password. The command networksetup -setairportnetwork <iface> <ssid> &...
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Can Airport Extreme be configured to work with a free dynamic DNS service?

I have an Airport Extreme and wish to set up Dynamic DNS (DDNS) so that I can remotely access my home WiFi security cameras when I'm traveling. I'm seeing certain things that say the built-in dynamic ...
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Airport extreme seems to place a limit on gigabit ethernet

I have a gigabit internet which goes into my airport extreme. Everything is working fine now except the fact that the Gigabit Ethernet port has a limit of 200mb/s when tested. If I plug the main ...
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Airport Extreme PPPoE auth and wireless

My provider asks for a PPPoE authentication for internet and I don't know how to do it with Airport Extreme in order to have the wireless working. I can connect to the internet via ethernet using the ...
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Can Airport Extreme have a separate network using XBrand modem connectted via Ethernet

I have recently added solar to my home. There is a monitoring system to monitor the panels inverter via a wireless connection to their gateway that connects via Ethernet to my Airport Extreme router. ...
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Airport Extreme: Macbooks cannot connect to disk drive over wifi; LAN iMac can

Just bought an Airport Extreme. Connected a LaCie 2To hddrive (usb 2). I have set up the drive without issue and can indeed see it in the Finder and browse through the files via my iMac (which ...
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Ping times keep oscillating on Wi-Fi: Boom network load? [duplicate]

I have a 2012 retina MacBook Pro that lags in a very specific way: I have normal ping times for about 5 seconds and then they spike to 100-300ms more than normal for about 5 seconds, and back and ...
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AirPort Time Capsule wifi is suddenly very slow: Boom network load

Background I have a 5th generation AirPort Time Capsule, bought refurbished from Apple about 6 months ago. It is on software version 7.7.3 and has worked without issue until recently. Problem Two ...
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Time Capsule on Public Network

I have an Apple Airport Time Capsule 3 TB that I want to connect to the ethernet network (not wi-fi) at my university so that several of my Macs can use it to backup to via Time Machine. I am ...
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Why is my Air Port suddenly slow?

For a bit over a day, by AirPort Extreme has been much slower than usual. Over the past year I've had lastTxRate pretty consistently around 250, which is close to the maxRate I get (289). Lately ...
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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 Wi-Fi 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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How do I change how an Airport Express extends a network?

My original setup: Coax from Cable company into house Cable split in two, one for TVs, other for Internet/phone modem Ethernet cable from modem to Time Capsule (latest one w/ 802.11ac) Used to use ...
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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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What does AirPlay need from wifi and router?

I have been using AirPlay to an Airport Express connected to my HiFi very successfully for years. My router and main wifi access point were Apple AirPort Extreme - so it was all Apple to Apple and it ...
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Would it be a good choice to use a Mac mini as wireless router?

I know that I can use network sharing to share my cable network connected to Mac mini and turn it into a Wi-Fi hotspot. I haven't purchased a Mac mini yet. From the description on Apple Store, Mac ...
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MacBook Yosemite WiFI drops when other devices possibly interfere

I am having serious WiFi issues on my MacBook Pro (retina Mid 2012 with Yosemite) where the connection continuously drops making Internet impossible to use. I have already tried all of the options ...
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Amplifying the WiFi signal

I am writing to find out the best option to amplify the existing WiFi signal in my house in order to be able to be online in my backyard with my MacBook Air. Would purchasing an AirPort Express be a ...
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Internet over Airport Express issue

I recently switched ISP from an internet over phone line based solution to fiber broadband. While the increased speed is great, there is an issue with my Airport Express(es). The setup is as following:...
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MacBook Air doesn't connect to known WiFi network automatically

I have two WiFi networks: one at home and one in my office. Both are basically quite similar – same connection provider, same connection speed, same modem, same router – the only difference is that at ...

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