Don't-Miss Networking Stories

Using Apple's mobile AirPort Utility

Included in the crush of software releases out of Cupertino last week was a mobile version of the utility for managing your AirPort wireless network and base station. Glenn Fleishman takes you on a guided tour of AirPort Utility for iOS, showing you how to use the mobile app.

When Base Stations and iPhones disagree

What do you do when your iOS device suddenly refuses to connect to your wireless router? Reset settings and cock a stern eye at your router, says Chris Breen.

Keep your Mac safe from Web security flaws

This year has seen numerous security breaches at the root infrastructure of Web privacy and security. How can regular users protect themselves? Glenn Fleishman has some expert suggestions.

Use AirDrop on any Mac with Lion

When Apple announced the new AirDrop file-sharing technology in Lion, it said only some Macs could use it. But one Hints reader found a workaround that lets it work on any Mac with Lion and a network connection.

Monitor Wi-Fi with Lion's hidden tool

Did you know that Lion includes a small utility for monitoring several aspects of your network's Wi-Fi traffic?

How AirDrop makes file-sharing simple

Lion's AirDrop feature makes sharing files between computers as simple as drag-and-drop. Here's what's going on behind the scenes to make that magic happens.

Connect to a remote Mac from your iPad

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While it would undoubtedly be handy to connect from your iPad to a Mac at home or the office, actually doing so isn't always easy. Glenn Fleishman recommends two apps that'll get you connected with the least fuss.

Keep your Mac safe while traveling

Getting ready for the holiday weekend? Whether you're on a cruise ship or at a coffee shop, public Wi-Fi networks can leave your Mac's data vulnerable. Lex Friedman offers a few tips for keeping your data safe.

iPad power: Connect to a remote Mac

Whether you need to run a Mac app or fetch a file, it can be handy to connect to a remote Mac from your iPad. Here's how.

Sharing a hotel Internet connection

Chris Breen brings a little clarity to the subject of sharing a wired connection with an iOS device.

Eight tips for travelers

Whether you're hitting the road for business or pleasure, these tips can make traveling with your Apple gear much more fun.

Monitoring Internet usage

Does your network occasionally slow to a crawl when accessing data on the Internet? Here are a couple of tools you can use to discover what's chewing up your bandwidth.

iPad power: connect to a VPN

It's easy to protect your iPad and its data by using your office's virtual private network, or VPN. Here's how to get connected.

Use Bluetooth to tether your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad

Apple's recent iOS 4.3 update adds Bluetooth tethering to every iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad capable of running that version of the mobile operating system. This lets any of those devices obtain an Internet connection from an iPhone with its sharing feature enabled. Glenn Fleishman shows you how it's done and tells you why you'd want to do it.

Connect an Android phone to Mac OS X's Internet Sharing

Glenn Fleishman does a little detective work to figure out why an Android smartphone can't connect to the software base station on a MacBook Pro.