Don't-Miss Networking Stories
Everyone wants a faster network. But you can't speed it up until you know how fast it's going now. Glenn Fleishman shows you three ways to do that.
Some routers, including certain Netgear models, may have problems logging into iChat. Here's one possible fix for the problem.
OS X's built-in Location feature lets you quickly change network settings based on where you are. Glenn Fleishman shows you how to get the most out of this feature, and how to tweak it with third-party tools.
Is your Net connection feeling poky? Are downloads taking forever? The problem could lie anywhere along the line from your Mac to your ISP. Glenn Fleishman explains how to get things back up to speed.
Glenn Fleishman shows you how to use AirPort Utility to find out at what speed has connected to an Apple base station.
The versions of AirPort Extreme Base Station and Time Capsule released earlier this year can operate simultaneously over the 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrum bands. Glenn Fleishman looks at common problems and solutions that might plague you in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands and offers advice on manually setting channels in both bands or creating two unique networks with a simultaneous dual-band base station.
John C. Welch rounds up the iPhone apps and services that make his IT job go a lot smoother.
A reader writes Macworld, asking about the best way to set up a home network so both Macs and Windows PCs can securely connect to it, without letting any intruders in. Glenn Fleishman explains how.
Apple's Back to My Mac service, which was supposed to make it easy to remotely access your Mac's files, doesn't always work as advertised. Glenn Fleishman explains how to get it up and running.
The prospect of introducing Macs into a Windows environment brings with it many questions and challenges. Will Macs be able to access network resources? Can they be joined to an Active Directory domain? What sort of deployment and management options are there for Macs? Computerworld’s Ryan Faas tackles these questions.
When you use Screen Sharing to connect to a host that doesn’t speak Screen Sharing’s encryption language, you’ll see a warning before the connection occurs. Learn how to disable the warning.
Your parents have finally relented and will get a Mac to replace their aged PC. It's your job to move their data. How? Try these techniques.
When it comes to checking on your network, Simple Network Management Protocol offers a relatively low-bandwidth way to see what’s happening. Version 3 of the protocol adds an extra layer of security. John C. Welch shows you how to set up SNMPv3 and explains why you would want to.
As your business grows and you add employees and computers, you’ll need to find a way to connect them—especially if you’re working in a cross-platform environment. By using suitable off-the-shelf networking equipment and the various operating systems’ built-in tools, you can connect your heterogeneous hardware to the universe in short order.
If you use the Cisco VPN Client, you may have occasionally been hit with an ‘error 51’ when trying to launch the program. Learn how to fix that problem without rebooting your Mac.