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How to selectively block Internet access

Your kid spends all his time mucking about with his iPod touch when he should be doing his homework. Here's a way to remove one distraction.

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How to set up port forwarding

Port forwarding is one of those arcane processes that make so many people throw up their hands in frustration. Here's how to navigate the treacherous waters.

How to reset the Wi-Fi password at your parents’ house on your holiday travels

Nothing spoils holiday travel quite like getting locked out of the house Wi-Fi. Here's how to help your folks set their networks aright.

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How to find free Wi-Fi during your holiday travels

Roadside businesses offer free Wi-Fi for the same reasons they offer public restrooms. Here’s how to find it and how to use it.

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How to downgrade your AirPort device's firmware

Has your AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule become uncooperative since applying a firmware update? Here's how to easily return it to the previous working version.

Troubleshooting a 'busy' Time Machine backup

Time Machine reporting that something called a "sparsebundle" is busy, thus preventing you from backing up? Try these steps to clear your base station or Time Capsule's confusion.

Fact or fiction: What affects Wi-Fi speed?

From nearby microwaves to antennas boosters made from cardboard and tin foil, Macworld Lab discovers what really helps or hurts Wi-Fi signals.

Bugs & Fixes: Fixing AirPort Utility 6.3 problems

If you're recently updated to AirPort Utility 6.3 and find your wireless network is now unreliable, Ted Landau has the help you need.

Bugs & Fixes: Users report Internet loss with new MacBook Airs

Ted Landau relays reports of new MacBook Air models that perform poorly with third-party routers.

How to get started with AirPlay

Apple's AirPlay technology lets you stream audio and video from a Mac or iOS device to AirPlay-enabled output devices. If you aren't using it yet, you should be. Here's how.

8 essential features you need in a business router

It's not enough to offer the latest wireless standard. Make sure the router that will support your office is up to snuff with these core features.

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Why some Web sites are much slower than others

John asked why one Web page "comes up right away, while another takes quite a long time to load."

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AirPort interference? Leave it alone

Is your cordless phone causing interference issues with your AirPort network? Change your phone rather than your AirPort settings.

Repairing your iPad's network connection

If your iOS device suddenly turns a blind eye to your local network you can put things right with these tips.

Video: How to secure your home Wi-Fi network

In this Tech Tip video, we'll show you how to do more than just set a password to restrict access to your Wi-Fi network.

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