Anything related to Apple's AirPort family of wireless networking products

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Is there a software alternative to Mac OS X built in internet sharing services?

The Internet Sharing feature in Mac OS X (available at the "sharing" System Preferences panel) seems to be somewhat limited, it does not have the ability to use WPA when sharing through AirPort for ...
0
votes
4answers
2k views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
12k views

Mac OS X automatically turn off Airport if ethernet cable is plugged in

I have a Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard, any way to do this?
6
votes
3answers
8k views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Do I need to create 2.4 & 5GHz networks manually with dual-band Airport Extreme?

I'm thinking of getting Airport Extreme dual-band version, because specs say that it offers 2 separate networks: 2.4 & 5 GHz. This setup would work great at my place, since I have mix of G and N ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

How make static local ip for server on OS X, Airport Extreme

In my other question, I was trying to set up my mac as a server, and the thing they suggested after is setting it to a static local ip outside of the DHCP range so I could port forward to that and it ...
4
votes
3answers
3k views

How do you re-associate an Airport Time Machine backup after migrating to a new mac?

I used the migration assistant to copy my files directly from my old Mac to a new one. My new Mac won't "link" Time Machine backup on my Airport disk. I can browse the old Time Machine backup, ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

MacBook wifi gets unreliable/slow when NOT charging

I've encountered a really bizarre problem with my MacBook: when running without the charger plugged into the computer the wifi connection gets really flaky. When the charger is plugged in the wifi ...
2
votes
1answer
624 views

Is there a way to manage and sort lots of wireless networks on OS X?

On OS X you can manage your wireless networks; that is drag them to set preferred order, delete ones you don't want any more, etc. The only problem is that there is a tiny window which only shows ~4 ...
2
votes
1answer
291 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
815 views

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 ...