Don't-Miss Networking Stories

Use a built-in shortcut to ease Screen Sharing in 10.6

If you're running OS X 10.6, learn how to quickly start Screen Sharing with any machine you've previously connected to.

Don't send special keys in 10.6's Screen Sharing

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.

What Mac users need to know about Wi-Fi Direct

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.

Six ways to get online from anywhere

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.

Google's free airport Wi-Fi: Five ways to protect yourself

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.

Four ways to access files from afar

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.

Directly set screen sharing image quality level

Learn how to set the quality level of a remote Mac's screen in the Screen Sharing application in 10.5 and 10.6.

What's your wireless signal strength?

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.

Bugs & Fixes: Ethernet-networked printers and Snow Leopard

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.

Is your network fast enough?

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.

Solve an iChat login issue on certain routers

Some routers, including certain Netgear models, may have problems logging into iChat. Here's one possible fix for the problem.

Switch network settings with ease

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.

Troubleshoot your Internet connection

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.