Don't-Miss Networking Stories
The best way to access the Internet when you’re on the road is to connect your laptop to a broadband service via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. And your laptop’s internal modem can provide a reliable, if slow, way to get online. But what if none of these connections is available? The answer may be to use your cell phone as a modem.
When you’re on the road, your portable Mac is often on its own. And while you can often get Net access, one way or another, there are times when you need to share that access, or share files, with your traveling companions. The solution is ad hoc (or computer-to-computer) networking.
Chris Breen offers solutions on reindexing Spotlight, giving slide shows a voice, bugging iMovie, working wirelessly and figuring out whether to upgrade or trade up?
Sharing a printer among multiple computers over an AirPort network usually just works. But according to online reports and reader mail, it doesn’t work all the time. Here are five basic troubleshooting steps.
Inside Bluetooth 2.0 and more
You’d have to be living far, far away from a Starbucks not to know that Wi-Fi hotspots are everywhere these days. But using those hotspots to get online isn’t always easy.
If you’re trying to log onto a network using an AirPort Base Station, your Mac will alert you to the presence of the network. But if it’s a non-Apple network, getting on can be anything but simple. Find out how to navigate the wireless maze.
As great as it is for connecting wirelessly to the Internet, Apple’s AirPort technology has range issues. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to extend the range of your AirPort network—we’ll show you how.
Add to your geek wizardry with three tricks—resurrecting lost print jobs, preventing server-log wipeout, and creating an iChat autoreplier—guaranteed to impress your friends and get you out of sticky situations.