It’s that time of year when travelers brace themselves to suffer the many small indignities of the road. Next year, a new networking standard, Wi-Fi Direct, will make it easier. Here's how.
Can't find a hotspot? Don't worry: There are other ways to get online when you're on the road. Glenn Fleishman explains what they are and how to set them up.
If you work in lots of locations, you may find yourself wishing you could access your files from everywhere. Here are four ways to do just that.
When you're having trouble with your wireless connection, it can be frustrating to figure out the strength of the signal from your client to the base station. Glenn Fleishman shows three ways to get the information you need.
Glenn Fleishman took a bunch of online backup services for a spin, and inadvertently destroyed his Comcast terms of service. Oops.
Glenn Fleishman looks at seven Web services that let you back up your files over the Internet.
A new networking feature in OS X 10.6 lets you remotely wake up a slumbering Mac over Wi-Fi or Ethernet so you can access files and media stored there. But the feature won't work with every setup. Here's what you need to know.
Everyone wants a faster network. But you can't speed it up until you know how fast it's going now. Glenn Fleishman shows you three ways to do that.
Tired of paying through the nose for your phone? Glenn Fleishman outlines two ways you can save money on calls.
Glenn Fleishman follows up on last month's report about High Speed Packet Access and the iPhone 3GS, with word that the new phone is more limited in upstream data speeds than he first realized.
New features in iPhone OS 3.0 make it much easier to log in to Wi-Fi hot spots, especially AT&T's. But, Glenn Fleishman says, the feature is not without its drawbacks.
OS X's built-in Location feature lets you quickly change network settings based on where you are. Glenn Fleishman shows you how to get the most out of this feature, and how to tweak it with third-party tools.
The iPhone 3G S supports 7.2 HSPA, the fastest mobile broadband flavor currently available for 3G networks in the U.S. What will this mean for iPhone users? Glenn Fleishman takes a closer look.
Is your Net connection feeling poky? Are downloads taking forever? The problem could lie anywhere along the line from your Mac to your ISP. Glenn Fleishman explains how to get things back up to speed.
The versions of AirPort Extreme Base Station and Time Capsule released earlier this year can operate simultaneously over the 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrum bands. Glenn Fleishman looks at common problems and solutions that might plague you in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands and offers advice on manually setting channels in both bands or creating two unique networks with a simultaneous dual-band base station.