Using Your Mac As A Wireless Access Point

All recent Macs have AirPort cards, allowing you to connect to existing wireless networks. You can also use the AirPort card to create your own wireless network from an existing Ethernet connection.  This is helpful when you need to connect wireless devices, like your iPad, to an Ethernet connection. In this tutorial we will be […]

iPad Wi-Fi Slow After iOS 4.2.1 Update; Fixes

Several users have reported slower Wi-Fi Internet throughput after the update to iOS 4.2.1. This issue may be due to a change in power delivery/draw (which also appears to be causing the “Cannot Use Device. The connected USB device requires too much power” error). Fixes Change DNS servers. This problem can often be solved by simply […]

Can’t Use AirPrint? Make Sure to Check for Firmware Updates

Some users have lamented the shortage of printers supported by iOS 4.2’s new AirPrint feature. However, users should ensure that their HP printers are running the latest firmware–many devices need an update to use AirPrint, and others will receive AirPrint compatibility with shortly-forthcoming firmware releases. On most HP printers firmware updates can be obtained by […]

Mac OS X 10.6.5 AirPort/WiFi: Connection Drops Repeatedly; Fix

Some users have reported an issue in which AirPort/WiFi connections repeatedly drop after the update to Mac OS X 10.6.5, or cannot connect to previously functional AirPort base stations and other wireless routers. In most cases, users can temporarily resolve the issue by turning AirPort off then back on. Fixes Change 802.11 spec on router. […]

Security Update 2010-006: Wi-Fi (AirPort) Not Working; Fix

Some users have reported an issue in which Security Update 2010-006 causes a loss of wireless connectivity. When this issue manifests, users cannot connect to some wireless networks or receive a message indicating that no network can be found. Fix In some cases this issue can be resolved by simply downloading and reinstalling the standalone […]

Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6.x) Drops WiFi; Fixes

A number of users have reported an issue in which Mac OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) repeatedly drops WiFi (AirPort) connections when connected to a variety of wireless routers. Typical fixes for this issue (including switching to or from IPv6, resetting router settings, etc.) have proven largely ineffective. We have, however, identified a few less-traditional fixes […]

Mac OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) Cannot Connect to Wi-Fi

Several users have reported an issue in which Mac OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) systems cannot connect to Wi-Fi networks to which computers running Mac OS X 10.5.x, iOS devices and Windows systems have no problems connecting. Turn off Bluetooth Oddly, some users have reported that simply turning off Bluetooth resolves this issue. To do […]

Mac OS X 10.6.4: Wi-Fi/AirPort Problems; Fixes

A handful of users have reported Wi-Fi connectivity issues after the update to Mac OS X 10.6.4. These problems include inability to connect to wireless routers (such as AirPort base stations), slow transfer speeds, spotty connections, dropped connections and more. Fixes Reset SMC. Some users have reported that resetting the Mac’s SMC (system management controller) […]