Don't-Miss Networking Stories
What to do when OS X doesn't recognize a network printer. Also: Microsoft's Distributed File System is really cool; unfortunately, it's also inaccessible from a Mac unless you have some special software.
The iPhone can access high-speed mobile data and voice networks. So why not use your smartphone's data connection with your laptop instead of having to buy a separate 3G modem or cellular router for the computer and pay a separate monthly service fee? In this excerpt from Take Control of iPhone and iPod Touch Networking, Glenn Fleishman walks you through the finer points of iPhone tethering.
This week, two questions, one about where to find replacement parts for an old Mac Pro, the other about connecting to remote Macs over a network.
You try to do a good deed for your mom (and yourself) by purchasing a more powerful wireless router. Yet the cable modem refuses to give up a working IP. Solutions for a stern reset.
When you connect an Ethernet cable to your Mac, do you still need Airport? If not, these scripts will turn it off automatically.
Apple's hardware remote does owners of late-2009-and-after polycarbonate MacBooks because they lack an IR port. Here are the alternatives.
Two Mac mini, AirPort card in the wrong one. What to do?
Is the speed of your 802.11n Wi-Fi network unexpectedly slow? If you are getting a strong signal and everything else seems to be working fine, your type of password may be the reason behind the slow down. Ted Landau explains.
Macworld contributor Glenn Fleishman dishes on how to diagnose issues with your Wi-Fi network and resolve them.
Worried that your teen or tween is spending all night wired to the iPod touch or iPad? Glenn Fleishman walks you through a way to set timed access in a manner that sticks if you're using an Apple Wi-Fi base station on your network.
Apple surprisingly convinced AT&T to offer a cheaper, smaller data plan on the iPad for people who may not need unlimited surfing. We took an iPad Wi-Fi + 3G out for a spin on this 3G plan to see just how much Web browsing, video watching, and app updating we could wring out of it.
Ever have to connect to a wireless network from far away or under less-than-optimal conditions. Here's a way to make sure your reception is as good as it can be.
You've got Macs and Windows PCs on the same network, and you'd like them to share a hard drive for backup or file-storage: John Rizzo shows you three ways to do it.