Don't-Miss Networking Stories
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.
Learn a couple ways to bring back the hidden but useful toolbar buttons from pre-10.5.5 versions of OS X's Screen Sharing application.
Learn how to use an Apple-provided tool to manage your Mac's AirPort card and connections.
Do you use 10.5’s screen sharing feature? Have you been frustrated by the inability to send, for instance, Command-Tab to the remote Mac? Here’'s a simple way to solve that, and other, problems.
If you've got a MacBook Pro, you've got an ExpressCard/34 slot (instead of the old PC Card slot). Jeff Carlson explains a few of the ways you can use that slot to beef up your laptop.
Use the OpenDNS service, to give all your browsers—including Safari—protection from phishing attacks.
If you’re using an AirPort Extreme Base Station on a network without 802.11n-capable machines, you can use a hidden feature in AirPort Utility to set a non-802.11n radio mode.
John C. Welch updates his instructions for installing the open-source Nagios on to the latest version of OS X Server, an operation that will turn a Mac into a network monitoring station that can notify you of hardware and software problems.
Have an 802.11n network that's slowed down by an older Mac's "g" wireless card? Here's a solution.
Windows wants your AirPort base station's key code. Here's how to find it.
While OS X has long included basic firewall software, Leopard introduced some significant changes to it, leaving many Leopard users confused as to how to keep their Macs secure. But though the firewall interface in Mac OS X 10.5 is indeed quite different from that in earlier versions of the OS, it’s still relatively easy to use.
If you travel with colleagues for business trips, or if your multiple-Mac family brings its laptops on vacation, getting Internet access for everyone can be an exercise in configuration frustration. There is an alternative: a cellular router.
While Wi-Fi signals are supposed to reach 150 feet in any direction from a gateway, that optimistic number is rarely reached indoors.
Imagine a large room full of loud people. Voices bounce off the walls, making it impossible to follow any one conversation. That’s something like what happens to wireless networks: there are all sorts of other electronic devices out there using the same wireless spectrum, and your AirPort hardware can have a hard time distinguishing one transmitter from another.