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

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Have DHCP for Wi-Fi and static IP for Ethernet?

I'm trying to connect to a device over Ethernet and set a static IP for the Ethernet to talk to the device. When I do this, I can talk to the device but it kills connection to the Wi-Fi and I can't ...
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MacBook Pro (late 2013) drops connection to wireless router every 15 minutes

My MacBook Pro is a late 2013 edition model, running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. Every 15 minutes (the intervals are very regular) it loses connection to my router; pings to the router do not go through, ...
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How to create an ad hoc Wi-Fi network in OS X?

I came across a problem today when there was a speaker in my class. The speaker was from the industry and had a company provided laptop which was not able to get connected to University network (some ...
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Wake on demand no more working

I was using Wake on Demand (not WOL) to access my mac remotely. I was able to turn in on from LAN or internet through SSH, VNC or HTTP. The problems came when I upgraded to Mountain Lion. Initially ...
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Macbook sometimes drops my wifi connection and can't reconnect for a few minutes

Every now and then my macbook will drop my home wifi connection and the network will not be visible in the list of available networks for a few minutes leaving me unable to reconnect. Eventually my ...
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How do I connect my Mac to Wi-Fi automatically?

I have a Macbook Pro running Mac OS X, but it doesn't connect to Wi-Fi automatically. If I turn Wi-Fi on, I then have to manually select the network. Is there some way to change this behaviour?
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How can I get the name of connected devices on an Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station?

I can see who is connected to my base station by going to Advanced>Logs and Statistics. http://cl.ly/2l0p0w223q1E3T1H0B0w What I'd like to know is who/what device is connected by device name without ...
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Wi-Fi taking up lot of memory

Since the last major upgrade to macOS Mojave, I have the Wi-Fi process taking up a lot of memory and in an exponentially way. Time to time I need to force quit it in Activity Monitor because it takes ...
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What does the spinning circle next to the network indicators on iOS mean?

I recently got an iPhone and at first I had problems connecting to the wifi. After a while, I got it to work. Now I noticed a small circle next to the wifi icon that spins when I am going down through ...
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How do I turn off “Find my iPhone” on my device without wi-fi?

My wifi greyed out/dimmed for no obvious reason. To restore my iPhone I am required to turn off "Find my iPhone". Since I can't get access to wifi through my device (it needs Apple ID password), how ...
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Macbook Air WiFi Connection Timeout problem

I have a Macbook Air 13" Early 2014 with macOS High Sierra 10.13. The problem I have is that my Internet connection (Wi-Fi) keeps going off every 5 minutes or less. When I start my Mac, Wi-Fi works ...
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WiFi or Bluetooth (or USB) for iPad Tethering

How do the three tethering options for the iPad compare in the following areas: Range Security Speed Power usage (both laptop and iPad) I'm mainly looking for the difference between WiFi and ...
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Command Line (CLI) Command for disconnecting wifi from current network

I'm looking for a way to disconnect from my current WIFI network via CLI. There is a way to do that, but it's a GUI way. Any ideas how to accomplish that? Thanks! Note: I don't want to disable Wi-...
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Is it possible to configure wifi to disconnect more aggressively when the signal is weak?

Something that I notice a lot is my iOS device remains connected to the home network when in the backyard parking lot, about to leave the house. The router is on the other side of the house. The LTE ...
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Share internet connection over Wi-Fi

I am using MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard, and my system is connected to internet via wired broadband connection. I want to share internet connection from my MacBook Pro via Wi-Fi, so I can connect ...
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iPhone 5 always asks for username when connect to Wifi

(I'm using wifi from a personal access point in my room, of which the security type is "WPA/WPA2 Personal" (it's what I see in network settings on my mac). Normally it just requires a password to ...
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Mac randomly stopping Internet

I'm really kind of clueless as to what is going on here, but it is really becoming frustrating. I haven't ever came across this issue on any other Macs, and it seems to be unique to me for some reason....
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Use the Airdrop network to access a computer?

I'm using airdrop to transfer files and stuff to another macbook. Looking at the output of ifconfig, I can see that airdrop creates a VNIC to communicate with the other computer. Is there a way I ...
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Why doesn't my Macbook detect network after sleep?

every time that my 2007 macbook with lion goes to sleep, either manually (closing the lid) or timing out, i have to restart my computer to connect to the wireless network. It fails to detect any ...
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How can I create an ad-hoc connection from my Macbook Pro wifi connection?

My Macbook Pro using a Wifi internet connection & I would like to share this connection to other systems in my house. When I tried to configure by myself I don't see the usual "airport" option to ...
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Can't I use different WiFi networks for different Locations?

I'm having trouble understanding what I'm doing wrong here: I'm trying to set up two network Locations, one for my home network via my cable modem and a second for WiFi tethering via my mobile phone. ...
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How do I pair apple wireless keyboard with windows 10

My apple wireless keyboard has stopped pairing with Windows 10. Now when I try to pair through settings, I'm asked to enter a passcode for the keyboard rather than being supplied a passcode to pair ...
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Questionable Wi-Fi problem on MBP: how to analyse it?

I can't all of the sudden turn on WiFi on my MBP. I have upgraded to Yosemite half a year ago and it was all working fine until today. I tried some tips from this thread Can't turn on wifi on Mac ...
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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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Bluetooth keyboard causing wifi to freak out, in turn using all of my CPU and RAM?

I paired my Apple Bluetooth keyboard with my Macbook Retina running 10.8.3 today, and noticed that my fan starting running really loudly. Opening Activity Monitor, it showed that a task, "...
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iPad Wi-Fi connection issues, including showing as connected with Wi-Fi disabled

I've got a fairly new iPad, running iOS 10.3, which is doing some very odd things with Wi-Fi. Specifically, having issues with deciding it's properly connected to Wi-Fi. Sometimes, when I go into the ...
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Wifi channel selection

Is it possible specifically select a Wifi channel use? I am defaulting to channel 6 which has a low signal to noise ratio. "Wifi Signal", ver 1.3 suggests that several other channels offer better ...
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How to correctly remove drivers of external USB wireless network adaptor?

I want to completely remove the driver of a TP-Link wireless network adaptor. I can't find any tips from TP-Link's official site. Is there a right way to safely and gracefully remove?
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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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How can I share Internet with my devices?

I have an iMac, that has Internet access via Ethernet cable (no Wi-Fi). I know that my iMac has a Wi-Fi access point. How can I share the iMac's Internet connection with an iPad?
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Macbook Pro won't connect to internet via Wi-Fi or ethernet

Macbook Pro 2011 A1278 13" OS X 10.9.5 I cannot connect to Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi symbol in the top right has a cross through it and when i click it says "Wi-Fi: No hardware installed". I've tried ...
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macOS 10.12.4 keeps losing Wi-Fi connection

I have a mid-2014 MBP Pro which I have updated to macOS 10.12.4. After running this update, the laptop refuses to connect to any Wi-Fi network. Needless to say, every device on the network has ...
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Yosemite keeps dropping WiFI connectivity

After upgrading to Yosemite, my Macbook Air drops off the WiFi connection many times a day. The following ping test demonstrates that restarting WiFi leads to a successful reconnection. $ ping 8.8.8....
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Can't delete preferred networks from wireless settings (comes back up) [duplicate]

I am having an issue with preferred networks in WiFi settings. There are few networks I want to delete - when I do so, the disappear temporarily, but will eventually come back. I believe is to do with ...
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Internet Sharing Issues (WiFi to Ethernet)

For some reason my internet sharing has decided to stop working. It was perfectly fine about a day ago, no issues, no hiccups, but today it differs. It won't work at all. I'm connecting my MacBook ...
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Macbook Pro 2011 Wifi stops working after a few minutes, needs PRAM reset to get working again

My 2011 MacBook Pro is running High Sierra and has a WiFi problem. It stops working after a few minutes and shows "No wifi hardware installed" after reboot. A PRAM / NVRAM reset sorts this out until ...
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Failed to open/create the internal network 'HostInterfaceNetworking-en0' VirtualBox?

I download VirtualBox 5.2.10 r122088 (Qt5.6.3) On my macOS High Sierra. I set up my virtual machines but I cant have bridged adapter apparently. it was working in the last one but in this one, it just ...
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Can you tunnel iPhone internet traffic through a local proxy on a Mac computer?

I want to monitor the requests (and responses) my iPhone is sending via the internet. I have a web debugging proxy called Charles on my Mac, which I would like to use to monitor my iPhone's ...
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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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Is there an iOS app for quick switching of the wifi network?

On my iPad, I frequently need to switch between two wifi networks due to different access rights on those networks. It's quite cumbersome having to navigate to the Settings App, find the network ...
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Is possible to reset the timer on a disabled iPhone without Wi-Fi or Cellular?

After the screen was replaced on my iPhone 4S, I a got "disabled for 24+ millions minutes" text on my screen due to battery being unplugged. Unfortunately I have disabled cellular data and I wasn't ...
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WiFi icon not showing on the menu bar and Internet not working (wifi or ethernet)?

It used to work fine. There is no physical damage to the MacBook and the WiFi network I'd like to connect is is perfectly functional. It will not connect to any WiFi network or ethernet-based ...
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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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Is it possible to jury-rig Internet Sharing to share an internet connection wirelessly, when my Mac already connects to the internet wirelessly?

I am trying to set up an internet sharing on my Mac so I can have a 'temporary hotspot' with lesser security so I can connect a DS to the internet when I want it, without changing my router's security ...
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Why is my iPhone unable to connect to an ad hoc wifi network?

I'm trying to connect my iPhone 3G(iOS 4.0.2) to an ad hoc wifi network that I've created on my netbook(running Fedora 13). When I attempt to connect, everything seems to go fine on both ends, ...
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Connection issues with iPod touch

I have one year old iPod Touch. All of a sudden YouTube is not working. I have wireless network at home. It says "Cannot connect to YouTube". I'm also facing this issue when I connect to Gmail. it ...
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Is it possible to network two MacBook Pro's together without a router?

I have demo that I want to conduct and it requires two computers, the place where I am doing the demo will not have a router available for said demo. Is it possible to configure two MacBook Pro's to ...
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iPhone 5 slowly fails to connect to wifi

My iPhone 5 running 7.1.1 has stopped connecting to wifi networks. In the beginning, everything was fine. It seemed like maybe the network in my house was stretched a little thin, and I had trouble ...
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Why won't my iPhone 4S let me turn on the wifi? [duplicate]

When I go to Settings then to Wifi, I cannot turn it On. I had read in another question I should Reset Network Settings but that did not seem to help. Does anyone have any idea what I could do?
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A keychain could not be found to store “<Network>”

Just got a new Macbook, my first Mac in 5 years, and I'm having trouble getting it to save my Wifi network information. If I remember correctly, I was able to connect to the network at the office with ...