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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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How to setup a MacBook Pro with DHCP Server over USB WiFi dongle

I have a MacBook Pro running OSX Yosemite 10.10.5 and I'm trying to set it up as a server. I have a Realtek USB WiFi dongle (RTL8188cus) plugged in with the drivers installed, showing up as interface ...
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native IPv6 support over PPPoE in Apple Airport Extreme

Is there a technical reason why Apple does not support native IPv6 over PPPoE in their Airport Extreme Basestations? AFAIK here in Germany, all ISP using it and all modern routers seem to support it. ...
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AirPort Time Capsule Connection to Internet

I bought an AirPort Time Capsule to store my backups and read that it can also improve the speed of my Wi Fi; I have a mini Mac, a mini iPad2, an iPhone5 and until now I go in Internet with the Wi Fi ...
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Is this normal: my direct Ethernet is 5x faster than the same Ethernet via Airport Express?

When I connect my Mac via Ethernet it has 5x more maximum speed than when connecting it with the same Ethernet to the latest Airport Express. Is this normal (and if so, why)?
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Airport Express as extension

I have an Airport time capsule as a main wireless, I add an Airport Extreme and a Airport Express as extension of my network. All of them have the same connection name. Problem: the connection in the ...
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Possible to use airport extreme as second hard drive?

I'm running 10.10.5, on a 13 inch macbook pro. Was wondering if I could use my airport extreme as an extra hard drive?
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Port forwarding on Airport Express IPv4

I'm facing an error with port forwarding on my Airport Express. I am using the Airport utility application for this and when I go to the network tab and I can see the port settings, then I click +(...
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Can I use my Mac's speakers and AirPlay / Bluetooth at the same time?

I have an iMac at my home office that I'm often playing music on from the output speakers. I also have an AirPort Express with a speaker connectable to via AirPlay / Bluetooth. I was wondering, is ...
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AirDrop between WiFi networks

I have a Fritzbox acting as WiFi Access point and handing my home DSL connection, DHCP etc. I also have an Airport Extreme connected via network cable to the Fritzbox, only creating a Wireless network....
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How can I find the PPPoE password configured in Airport

I'm connecting to internet via PPPoE with a AirPort Express. Now I want to replace AirPort with another router, but I don't remember the password of my PPPoE account. So I'm wondering how can I ...
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MacBook Air not contacting Wi-Fi with NETGEAR Extender

My MacBook Air is not connecting to Wi-Fi through NETGEAR Extender whilst all other device do, such as MacBook Pro, Apple TV and iPad. I tried to: Delete all Network configurations from System ...
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USB adapter stops working after deleting NetworkInterfaces.plist

TL;DR: I have an external USB wifi adapter on a MacBook Pro which was working fine before I deleted my /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist file without making a copy. Is ...
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Wifi 802.11n drops randomly on my Macbook Pro 15"

Since I updated my Macbook to El Capitan, I can't stay constantly connected to my 802.11n WiFi. When I deasactivate it, or if i'm on Windows 10 using BootCamp, everything works fine, it's only on Mac ...
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How can I test my LAN speed between Mac and Apple TV?

How can I test my LAN speed when I do not have two computers? I have a Mac, an iPhone, and Apple TV. I want to see the strength of my home network. I don't care about testing my internet connection, ...
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AirPort Extreme between two VLANS - intermittent response to ping

I have a network topology I'm trying to set up with some TP-LINK switches with 802.1Q VLAN support. A technical detail is that I have two of these switches with an aggregate of two gigabit links set ...
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Why is Time Machine backing up to .sparsebundle file?

In the past, I had used only an external hard drive for my backups. It worked great, and it backed up to folders, in a way that I could go to individual files in the backup. I decided that since I was ...
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Mixing 10/1000 Device w/ other Gigabit Devices to Apple Airport Extreme

My Mac Minis (which support Gigabit Ethernet) are physically connected through Gigabit Ethernet to my current generation Apple Airport Extreme (which has Gigabit Ethernet switch ports). If I add a ...
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Airport Express as a wifi access point connected by Ethernet cable to a modem?

Will an Apple Airport Express be able to do what I need? I work on a laptop running Win7Pro, and my internet feed comes to a Netgear DM111P cabled modem, which I connect to the laptop using an ...
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Apple Airport Extreme AC True Wireless Roaming?

Just a quick question to people who use airport extreme's / express's to extend the coverage of their wireless. I've seen this referred to as wireless roaming.. My question, is this true wireless ...
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Is any user data stored on Apple AirPort Express

I want to sell an AirPort express that I no longer use. Is any user data stored on the unit and if so how do I remove it?
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Is it safe to turn off Block IPv6 on my Airport Extreme

I think I am having issues trying to connect to servers that are using IPv6. Mainly related to local web development. On this Github Issue relating to my specific problem and they recommend ...
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Is Airport Express reasonably better at receiving Wi-Fi signals than a laptop?

I keep my router (an Apple Time Capsule 2011) in my living room, but I frequently use my MacBook Pro Retina 15" Mid-2014 in my kitchen, which is separated from the living room by a wall. In the ...
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How can I get the list of all active network interfaces programmatically?

My objective is to determine the IP address for Ethernet on a device. But assuming that there are connections like WiFi and USB Ethernet, is there a particular way just to get the Ethernet IP ? On a ...
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Apple TV play media stored on Airport Extreme hard drive?

The current gen Airport Extreme (802.11ac, you know... the tall white one) is capable of having a network accessible hard drive connected directly to it. Now that the new Apple TV can run apps, can I ...
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What could I benefit from replacing the AirPort Card in my '09 MacBook Pro?

I have a Mid-2009 MacBookPro, I would like to upgrade the AirPort Card so that I can access continuity and instant hotspot features, but other than that what will Bluetooth 4.0 allow me and will the ...
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Different speeds on the same Airport Extreme

I have a 200 MBs Internet plan connected to my Airport Extreme. Using two different iPads I get 200 MBs in one and in the other 5 feet away 1.2 MBs. The same happened with two MacBooks. Do you know ...
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Wifi turns off and refuses to turn back on on MacBook Pro Retina with OS X El Capitan

Yesterday, my computer developed two worrying problems that occurred simultaneously: My computer began to crash at random times (solved, maybe) My Wi-Fi turns off frequently and cannot be turned back ...
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Macbook choses 169.254.x.x when the range is really 192.168.2.x

We have a router/modem 2wire (with DHCP disabled) which we are just using as a modem now, wired to our Airport (with DHCP enabled). We have 5 other devices connected. One of the Macbooks is choosing ...
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How to stream audio from VLC to AirPlay speakers?

My configuration looks like this: MacBook with EL Capitan AirPort Express 802.11n (2nd Generation) speakers connected to AirPort's audio port using mini-jack On my MacBook I switched audio output to ...
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Apple Time Capsule won't extend wireless network

I am running a Wifi network with a fritzbox 7360 and all my apple devices (apple tv old and new, MacbookPro, mac mini, iPhone, iPad) can connect just fine. Recently I bought apple time capsule 3TB ...
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Mac has same IP as another device until I restart the Airport

We just installed the airport and when we turn on some of our Macbooks, they get the same IP as another device so we have to restart the Airport to get new IPs for the computers and for it to work on ...
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WAN connectivity failure every 5 minutes on Technicolor router

Starting recently, my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11.2 loses its Internet connection every five minutes or so. My router, a Technicolor TC8717T (don't ask, it's the free one from my ISP) provides two ...
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Unstable Wi-Fi connection on MacBook Air (Early 2015)

My father's MacBook Air (Early 2015) has some strange Wi-Fi issues that he says he's been experiencing ever since he got it. I finally took the time to look at it and there is indeed something ...
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Using TimeCapsule through PFSense firewall

I'm running some time capsule automatic backups and I've recently totally changed my home network with a PFsense firewall and of course my mac stopped recognizing my time capsule. My mac is ...
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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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MacBook connected to ghost network

I have a MacBook and it has been giving me a weird issue since today morning. I have a WiFi at home and when I booted up my laptop it showed connected to my Wi-Fi network even when the router was ...
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Is Apple Wifi called AirMac or AirPort in other countries?

I am tasked with writing a setup guide for my university's network. Directing my users to the Wifi pulldown menu on a Mac, do I ask them to click the "AirPort" button or the "AirMac" button? Please ...
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airportd keeps crashing

I'm running a Macbook Pro retina 13 inches early 2015 with 16 Go of RAM and a 3,1 GHz intel core i7 on OS X El Captain 10.11.1 I keep having some problems with airportd that crashes really often. ...
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MB Air: connect, update App Store with broken Wifi/Airport via USB WiFi

On my MB Air 2,1 (mid 2009) the wifi is broken. Connecting with the internet is possible via an Apple USB-Ethernet-adapter. When trying to install an app/update via the App Store (e.g. to OSx El ...
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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 ...