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How to troubleshoot Mac Wi-Fi problems

It happens to all of us: Suddenly, the wireless connection to your Mac slows down or disappears completely. When that happens, here's what to do.

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How to create a Screen Sharing shortcut

The normal way of screen sharing with a Mac on your network can be tedious. Chris Breen shows you a simpler method.

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Mavericks and the ancient AirPort base station

What do you do when you have an old AirPort base station and the version of AirPort Utility that ships with Mavericks doesn't support it? Chris Breen has the answer.

How to identify VPN protocols in OS X

At first glance it can be difficult to determine exactly which VPN protocol was created in OS X's Network system preference. Ah, but with a second look...

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Troubleshoot Mac network issues with Network Utility

Apple provides a useful suite of tools for troubleshooting and investigating network issues on OS X. Dan Moren gives you a quick overview of the Network Utility app.

Troubleshoot Mac network issues with Network Utility

Apple provides a useful suite of tools for troubleshooting and investigating network issues on OS X. Dan Moren gives you a quick overview of the Network Utility app.

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Bugs & Fixes: Slow Wi-Fi reconnect after MacBook wakes up

If your MacBook takes its sweet time reconnecting to your Wi-Fi network, Ted Landau may have a fix for you.

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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.

Control access to your network

Is your iPod touch-toting child spending too much time on the Internet? Christopher Breen shows you how to carefully control the hours they're able to access your Wi-Fi network.

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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.

Set up port forwarding with an AirPort base station

We show you how to navigate the treacherous networking waters by setting up port forwarding.

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.