Don't-Miss Networking Stories

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How to use a VPN to keep your network data safe

If you're using a public wi-Fi hotspot, it's a good idea to protect yourself by using a virtual private network.

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Little Snitch keeps an eye on your Mac's Internet connections

Firewalls are good for blocking inbound network traffic, but what about your Mac's outbound traffic? Little Snitch keeps an eye out for you.

How to share a printer using an AirPort Extreme or AirPort Time Capsule

It only takes a few minutes to make your printer available on your network.

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Mac 911: The Bluetooth truth and more Wi-Fi troubleshooting

Bluetooth has become a requirement in Apple's networked devices, even when it doesn't seem to be in use.

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Mac 911: A wild Wi-Fi ride to hunt a pesky set of problems

A gigabit broadband user finds his local network streaming stutters because of mysterious Wi-Fi problems.

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How to speed up your network without replacing your AirPort Extreme Base Station

With the addition of a faster (and less expensive) wireless router, you can speed up your existing network.

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Away from home? Here's how to access your Mac remotely

Topher Kessler details the many ways you can access the data on a remote Mac from across the street or across the globe.

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How to optimize broadband while on vacation

Much as you need some time away from home, you've not willing to let go of the Internet. Chris Breen offers tips for getting the most from broadband on the road.