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Recover AirPort Extreme from bad firmware update

I applied a recommended firmware update for an AirPort Extreme base station and now it won't boot. Briefly the light goes green, then off, then stays stuck on amber. I did several factory resets, ...
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802.11n and network slowdown

My router, 1st generation AirPort Extreme, is 802.11n 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz capable. Whenever I turn it on, instead of 802.11b/g/n the network slows down considerably within a few days. This probably is ...
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Airport Express Setup for Sound

I have a PC/MacBook setup. I have a decent sound card installed in my PC and therefore, the speakers are connected to that. But I want to use the PC connected speakers to play music through AirTunes ...
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My AirPort Express 802.11n is slowing down my broadband connection

I just upgraded my broadband connection to 64mbps. When I connect my MacBook Pro laptop directly to the router, SpeedTest.net reveals my downstream speed to be around 61mbps, which seems reasonable. ...
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Can one use Airport (Time Capsule) with an external DHCP server?

I currently share my DSL connection using a wireless router with DHCP disabled, and dnsmasq running on a Mac Mini serving DHCP & DNS. This setup is important because I have clients doing PXE ...
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MBPro, mid 2010 can't see Dlink DIR655 signal after sleep etc

This is my son's MBP 7,1 running Snow Leopard 10.6.7. Router signal is fine since iPad, Wintel on same table 20 feet from router are fine. the MBP however frequently wakes and fails to find the ...
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AT&T U-Verse and Macbook Pro Wireless connection drops

I got AT&T U-Verse set up. Everything's fine except that my Macbook Pro and my daughter's Macbook Pro lose wireless connection every 15 minutes or so. When that happens, I can't ping to the router ...
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AirPort fails to connect to existing networks after Repairing Disk Permissions

So my system was running a slower than normal, and I started poking around and found that Disk Utilities provided buttons to verify and repair permissions and disks. I chose to verify both and learned ...
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What are the possible reasons why a MacBook can't join a working wireless network

My MacBook won't connect to the Internet via my home wireless network that was working just a minute ago. All the other devices connected to the network went back to normal after the AirPort Express ...
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Connection timeout & Wrong password.. but other computer connecting to router fine

I have two macbook pros connected to a wireless router. One was too far and lost signal, and when I brought it back in range, I am getting connection time out and ocassionally "wrong password". I ...
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How to install Airplayer, Airplay or any AirPort Emulator on Windows?

Is it possible to install Shairport, or any Airport Emulator, on Windows? I want to stream music, photos and/or videos from my iPhone to Windows directly.
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Can an AirPort Express be used as a Airport Extremem Wireless Extender?

So an Apple genius was telling me I can use an AirPort Express as a wireless extender to the Airport Extreme, is this true? I bought both, I think he was wrong but perhaps you guys know better then ...
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Mac OS X 10.5.8 gets wrong IP address from wireless router

My Mac OS X system is mostly getting the wrong ip address from any router. It gets an IP address starting with 169.254.59.233, when it should be getting a good, old 192.168.1.5 or something. Does ...
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iMac, AirPort flashing yellow, speed stream

After a power outage, a friend's iMac powered up but the AirPort is flashing yellow and the computer cannot get on-line. What is the "power up order" to properly connect?
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Mac act like an AirPort Express for AirTunes sharing

I have a MacBook running under the TV hooked up to some speakers. I have an AirPort express running which is hooked up to some speakers. From another Mac or iPhone in the house I'd like to be able to ...
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How to connect to Google App Engine server in internal network iMac?

I have 3 iMacs and a Windows machine on my home network, all connected via an Airport Extreme router. I'm developing Google App Engine applications locally on one of the iMacs, and can view ...
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What are the differences between the IPv6 options in AirPort Utility?

In AirPort Utility, my Time Capsule has under Manual Setup->Advanced->IPv6 the options Link-local only, host, and tunnel. What are the differences between these options, and which one should be used ...
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Getting online on my mac mini

I have a mac mini that I can't connect to the internet with. I have a home network. I can go online fine with my ipad/cr-48, no problem. But on OSX even though I can connect to the network via ...
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Connecting a Mac OS up to a wireless network without a wireless card

I have a Mac that doesn't have an airport. Is it possible to connect (via ethernet) the Mac to an airport express, which would communicate with another airport express in another room, which is ...
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Macbook Pro Wi-Fi intermittently won't turn on after sleep

My current generation MacBook Pro 15" (10.6.5) intermittently has problems turning the Wi-Fi (airport) on. The usual symptom happens when I: Sleep the machine Open from sleep Wi-Fi is off (the ...
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How to set up my network/bridging using Apple Airport equipment?

I'd like to set up my network like this, and I want to make sure it's possible using the hardware I have. I think it should be... I've got my cable modem in one room. I want to plug it into an Apple ...
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How do you change your Airport or Ethernet MAC address in Mac OS X 10.6?

I have a MacBook Pro and would like to set a custom MAC address for either my Airport WiFi card, or Ethernet port. In older versions of Mac OS X, you could do it like this: $ sudo ifconfig en0 ether ...
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Setting up 802.1X wireless connection on OSX

I am an OSX user, I have Snow Leopard 10.6.5 and an updated AirPort (version 5.5.2). I am trying to connect to my university's wireless network, but it has a 802.1x security that I am having trouble ...
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How to turn your Mac into a WiFi hotspot using OS X’s internet sharing while connected to a VPN

I have somewhat of a complex configuration question for you. I would like to share my VPN conncetion to other devices, iPad and Apple TV via Wi-Fi using my Mac Book Pro and Airport. I know that OSX ...
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Macbook WiFi won't connect to public wifi hotspots, but works fine otherwise

I've looked at other posts with similar keywords, but none of them seemed to apply quite right. (I have a Macbook purchased in June 2008) I am able to use my home wifi, the wifi at my mom's house, ...
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Apple Airport Extreme multi station network problems

I have 2 Apple Time Capsules and one gigabit airport extreme for 3 stations total. All support 802.11a/n-802.11b/g/n. It is absolutely beyond me how to set this up effectively as a single wireless ...
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How can i turn my Airport On & Off with Speech Recognition on my Mac?

I've an iMac running Snow Leopard & I'd like to activate the internal Airport via Speech Recognition. I imagine a script would be involved but I've never utilized one before. Also I'm interested ...
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Can I create a WDS network over ethernet with multiple Airport Extremes?

I have an Airport Extreme and have ethernet wired through most of my house. I'd like to add another Airport Extreme/Express to parts of the house where the signal is weak. I don't want the network ...
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The OS X firewall causes certain applications to hang, only while AirPort is connected. How do I find the cause of this problem?

I'm experiencing three strange problems on OS X (Snow Leopard), which only appear while I am connected to a wireless network over Airport. The "Security" tab in System Preferences takes about 1 ...
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Using a Mac as a wireless access point

I am trying to setup a Mac as a wireless access point to an existing network. Internet is shared from the Ethernet connection to AirPort, and AirPort is all setup. I can connect to it with a wireless ...
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How can I connect to my Airport Extreme Shared Disk using Windows?

I have a shared disk attached to my Airport Extreme, which I can connect to remotely in OS X through the finder via command - k, and entering in the proper address: afp://test.dyndns.org:1111 1111 ...
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Which routers do work with Snow Leopard without any problems?

I know this sounds pretty much like a question asked because of frustration, but i see no other solution but this one: i want to buy a new router and live with a stable internet connection. Some other ...
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All network devices freezing when Airport Extreme Base Station is connected. Any ideas?

I've been troubleshooting this issue for a while, and through a series of events have it narrowed down to my airport extreme base station. I like this router, since I'm able to connect to IPV6 sites ...
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Is there any way to hide Bonjour AFP services from one network port or IP pool only?

I've got two Mac OS machines networked via ethernet, one with 10.5, one 10.6. They have self-assigned IPs, and I want to keep using AFP that way. However, for internet access, we're on a public WiFi ...
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Wi-Fi vs. Ethernet on AirPort Express

I use an AirPort Express to extend my Wi-Fi network and it works great. My question is whether I would notice a significant signal boost by plugging in an ethernet cable into the AirPort Express ...
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Can I plug a computer directly into an wireless router that is extending a wireless network?

My current wireless network consists of an Airport extreme plugged into my cable modem via ethernet and an airport express that is extending the wireless network (wirelessly). I have an extra airport ...
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Got an AirPort Express, what do I enter for 'DNS server addresses'?

I just got an AirPort Express. Want to use it as the primary wireless network here. I've connected it directly to my cable modem. I'm setting up the AirPort stuff from my MacBook. My ISP uses DHCP I ...
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Volume formatting for network backup using Macs and PCs

I'm trying to use a LaCie 2TB drive as an AirPort drive, for backup on a home network. We have one mac and two PC laptops. My plan is to create a Mac partition and a Windows partition. However, Disk ...
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Airport Express configuration

We are trying to set up remote access to a computer that houses a server fro a particular program we are running. The program says we need to configure the office router. In the firewall settings it ...
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Why is the network speed on my Mac Pro (early 2009) so slow?

I have a really weird networking issue on my Mac Pro (Early 2009). I can’t get higher network speeds than about 2MBit/s. It doesn’t matter if this is over AirPort or one of the Ethernet ports. An iMac ...
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How to blacklist a problem Wi-Fi access point by MAC address in Mac OS X

So I am a small Mac-user cog in a larger Windows-based network machine. The network here works fine for most everyone else (on PCs), but I have random timeouts and issues with the Wi-Fi. Luckily, I ...
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How to back up a network volume to my Time Capsule?

I have a Time Capsule that I'm using for my backups. I have a network volume (coincidentally on the same time capsule) that I'd like to back up as well. How can I tell Time Machine to back up ...
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How do I turn AirPort on in Windows 7?

I have a MacBook 2010 and I installed Windows 7 Ultimate using Boot Camp. I can't connect to the Internet. I have a wireless rooter in my house. Internet Explorer say's that maybe the wireless adapter ...
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Some Networking questions with Airport

Is it possible to to connect to multiple networks at the same time using the AirPort wireless card on my iMac 21.5"? Can I connect to an ethernet-based network at the same time as I'm connected to ...
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MacBook's Airport not working from menu bar

All of the sudden my MacBook doesn't connect to my wireless after waking from sleep. My network shows up at full signal strength and it remembers the password correctly, but I get an error message ...
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Windows 7 can't connect via ethernet to Airport Extreme

I have an Airport Extreme router, and everything works beautifully on the Mac, but my Windows 7 computer, which is connected via a regular ethernet cable, can't see any network. The Windows computer ...
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Mac Mini connecting to Airport Extreme at only 802.11a, how to push to 802.11b/g/n?

My Mac Mini is capable of 802.11a/b/g. I have an Airport Extreme that is capable of 802.11a/b/g/n. The Mini connects at only 802.11a. It is close and has a very strong signal. How do I push the ...
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Macbook cannot see specific wireless network after being connected to it for a while

Okay, so there's a single wireless network that my laptop has troubles with. My Macbook Pro used to be fine with it until it changed to using channel 13 (or 11?). Since then, after being connected to ...
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Vista laptop won't connect to AirPort Extreme

Our previous router died, and to replace it I procured an Apple AirPort Extreme. My Mac, my Linksys WRT54GS (with DD-WRT, acting as a bridge) and a Linux machine have had no problem connecting to the ...
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2nd/3rd version of wireless network appears

I replaced an old SpeedTouch ADSL router with a Netgear DG384 that I have and whilst doing so decided to change the wireless password. For this question assume my wireless network SSID is DeddersHome. ...