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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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. This router is wireless and therefor has no ports except power. How can I connect my time capsule to this router now that I can no longer connect it ...
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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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Wi-Fi on hardwired iMac?

I have a small network consisting of a couple of iMacs hardwired to an AirPort router via CAT 5e cable, and a couple of iPhones. Since the iMacs are hardwired, I'd normally leave Wi-Fi turned off on ...
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Using Airport Express pair as 'audio tunnel'?

I'm looking to do something that I think is fairly basic, but I'm not aware of whether Airport Express hardware supports this scenario. Basically, I just want to tunnel audio via IP packets / my home ...
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Power Mac G4 - AirPort card too big for slot

I have an old Power Mac G4, for which I acquired an AirPort card, and tried to follow these simple instructions from YouTube but it turns out that the card does not physically fit into the slot. It's ...
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migrating local USB to AirportExtreme USB for Time Machine

I've got Time Machine backing up to a local USB hard drive (i.e. I plug it directly into my Macbook Pro). I now want to use this hard drive as the Time Machine drive hooked up to my AirportExtreme. ...
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Airports, Wifi Roaming, and Ethernet Backhaul

According to Apple's Wi-Fi base stations: Setting up and configuring a roaming network (802.11 a/b/g/n), there's an implicit assumption that I want to use a wireless for everything. That is, the ...
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How do I use Back to My Mac (to time capsule) in a multiple Airport configuration?

I have an Airport Extreme with an attached USB drive that I've been accessing via Back to My Mac using these instructions (see the section with the text, "...access files on a hard drive connected to ...
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I cannot see a particular USB printer from AirPort Extreme

I have an older AirPort Extreme (UFO, Version 5.7). I can connect an Epson MX330 printer to the USB port of the AirPort Extreme and it appears on the AirPort Utility "Printers" tab, and I can print ...
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MacBook Pro or iPhone 6 won't connect to 5GHZ Asus Router

I have an ASUS RT-N65U using a custom firmware (3.0.3.7-075) from https://code.google.com/p/rt-n56u/downloads/list So I can change SSID options for 2.5GHZ and 5GHZ but I can't connect to the 5GHZ ...
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Have iTunes on Mac show the iPad with wi-fi

Usually, when I launch iTunes on my Mac and I have my iPad on nearby, iTunes shows the iPad at the top right. Then I can do a backup of my iPad in wi-fi. Sometimes, randomly, iTunes fails to show ...
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Airport extreme after linsys router not finding my synology disc/sonos system

My airport extreme is configured as bridge after a linksys (wifi) router. Using the airport I don't see the shared folders on my synology(DSM 4.2) in finder, except by connecting through the IP. This ...
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Can *all* files on an AirPort Extreme be encrypted with FileVault?

I have a Macbook Pro (Mac OS 10.10.2, late 2013 model) and am considering to buy an AirPort Extreme 2TB. I want to use it not only for TimeCapsule backups, but also as a general-purpose storage disk (...
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Extending an Airport Express (latest) with a Time Capsule (4th Generation)

Will there be a reason not to use an Airport Express (latest model) as the main wifi router and then have the network be extended through an Time Capsule (4th Generation) on bridge mode? Is the above ...
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Is intermittent high ping an issue in my Macbook or my router?

Every 20-30 minutes, my internet seems to be unresponsive for about 10 seconds. I can easily see this if I'm running the ping command while it happens: Now, I have two routers on my network, both ...
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How to preconfigure wifi on Mac OS X (Yosemite)?

Does anyone knows a way to preconfigure a WPA2 WiFi network on Mac OS X (Yosemite)? I'm preparing an iMac for a friend and would like to setup his home WiFi while currently far away from the network. ...
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Can't connect to other network devices on AirPort Extreme

We have an AirPort Extreme 6th generation in the office. It's providing 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz wireless networks, with different names: AirPort Utility: Wireless tab: AirPort Utility: Wireless options: ...
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Can internet sharing (Ethernet->WiFi, 10.6.8, iMac) extend an existing WiFi network from an AirPort?

I want to leave my AirPort Extreme (version 76400.10) at one end of my house, and use my iMac with Internet Sharing activated at the other end of the house. Ideally, I would be able to walk around the ...
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Can a wired (ethernet) Mac act as a WiFi access point?

A MacPro '10 running 10.6.8, connected to the network via Ethernet. If I'd like to add a webcam is a router required or can I set up direct access? i.e. can AirPort act as an access point?
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Can I set a Timecapsule to connect to a wireless network, and hook up more network equipment to it with cables?

Currently I have an older style Timecapsule 2GB, the flat type, connect to my cable modem, and distributing network to my apartment both through cables (Xbox, PS4, Apple TV) and WIFI (everything else)....
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Turn down TX power on AirPort?

Our floor has a blind spot so we needed to place an AirPort to cover two rooms. The AirPort in this particular room is transmitting at a higher power than needed, and its bleeding onto some areas ...
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What is causing slow Wi-Fi speeds on my Airport Extreme?

I have a recent model (bought 1-2 years ago) Airport Extreme that, until yesterday, has worked flawlessly. Starting yesterday, my wireless speeds have tanked. I first suspected my ISP, but that doesn'...
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Very sporadic Wi-Fi Issue with Lion (Connection Timeout)

I have tried many a thing to solve this matter. Long and short of it is I am getting the standard "connection timeout error" but only on some networks (which are successfully connected to by other ...