Don't-Miss Networking Stories
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.
Remotely controlling another system can be handy for troubleshooting, looking up documents, or running apps you can't run on your own computer. But getting that to work between Macs and Windows PCs takes tinkering.
If you have Macs and Windows PCs on the same network, you might want to share files between them. Here's how to set that up.
If you're running OS X 10.6, learn how to quickly start Screen Sharing with any machine you've previously connected to.
In 10.6, the system will send keys, such as Command-Tab, Command-Option-Escape, and others, to the remote machine during Screen Sharing sessions. This hint explains how to prevent that from happening, so that the special keys are interpreted by the local Mac.
It’s that time of year when travelers brace themselves to suffer the many small indignities of the road. Next year, a new networking standard, Wi-Fi Direct, will make it easier. Here's how.
Can't find a hotspot? Don't worry: There are other ways to get online when you're on the road. Glenn Fleishman explains what they are and how to set them up.
Planning on taking advantage of free Wi-Fi at the airport during your holiday travels? Make sure you follow these tips for securing your wireless computing.
If you work in lots of locations, you may find yourself wishing you could access your files from everywhere. Here are four ways to do just that.
Learn how to set the quality level of a remote Mac's screen in the Screen Sharing application in 10.5 and 10.6.
When you're having trouble with your wireless connection, it can be frustrating to figure out the strength of the signal from your client to the base station. Glenn Fleishman shows three ways to get the information you need.
After upgrading to Snow Leopard, Ted Landau's trusty old HP LaserJet 4000N no longer responded to Print requests from his Mac. Here's how he tackled the problem. Plus: a bonus look at the low ink level warning in OS X 10.6.