OS X :: Setting Up Secure Wireless Network

May 27, 2009

So explain to me as you would to a complete moron how to create a wireless network with WEP encryption. I have an iMac running Leopard and my router is a D-Link DI-524.

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Hardware :: Difference Between Two Options For Secure Wireless Network

Nov 25, 2010

I am reconfiguring my Time Capsule and see there are two options for securing my wireless network with a password. What is the difference between WPA/WPA2 Personal and WPA2 Personal. Is one more secure than the other? Why are there two options to choose from? These are two options in the drop down menu in Airport Utility.

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Applications :: That Lets Connect To Secure Wifi - Wireless Network?

May 14, 2010

I've heard of apps that let you connect to any wireless network wep/wpa whatever, without knowing the password, just lets you connect. I can't seem to find one though. Does anyone here know of such an app?

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Hardware :: Setting Up Ad Hoc Network For Wireless Printing?

Aug 18, 2010

I am attempting to create an ad hoc network for the purpose of wireless printing, but I am clueless how to do so, or if it is even a possibility. I am a student and I do not want to connect my printer to the school's wireless network, nor do I want to connect via the USB interface. These are the peripherals:

Macbook Pro 13", 10.6.4

Brother HL 2170w

Can anyone explain to me how I might go about setting up a network on my Macbook Pro that my printer would be able to connect with?

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Hardware :: Setting Up A Wireless Print / Hard Drive Network?

May 31, 2009

I'm trying to make my laptop as mobile as possible and I'm wondering what I need to buy to accomplish this.

I would like to be able to access my external hard drive [s] wirelessly. I currently have three external drives, and I would also like to print wirelessly [which may be a problem because I have the Epson 595 ].

What would you recommend I purchase to make this work? Do I need a second laptop to run as a 'server' or can I just get something like the AEBS or can I use my existing Linksys router somehow?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Wireless Network Connects To The Wrong Wireless Network?

Jun 4, 2012

When I arrive at my office and turn on my MB Air, it does not always connect to my wireless network, it sometimes connects to an un-secured wireless network locaterd somewhere else in the building. Is there a way to force Lion to always connect to a specfic network and ignore others?

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Intel Mac :: Can't Establish Secure Network For Ical

Feb 15, 2012

I have a new imac but for some reason the ical feature won't turn on because it says "a secure connection could not be established".  Yet the mail/notes and chat functions both work. ical works between my iphone and ipad, just not the mac.  


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Applications :: WiFi Protected Access 2 With PSK - Secure Network?

Jan 10, 2009

I've got a Netgear DG834G V3 router. I've just updated the firmware to the latest one on Netgear's site, which unveiled a whole host of new security settings. After a bit of research I opted for WPA2-PSK (WiFi Protected Access 2 with Pre-Shared Key). Is this the best thing to go for out of the below options:

WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key)
WPA2-PSK(Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 with Pre-Shared Key)

I've got myself a random password (thanks to a generator website) and I'm not allowing the broadcast of the name (SSID).

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Applications :: Using ITunes/(Secure Network Connection Could Not Be Established)

Apr 19, 2010

Every time I try to click on something to buy in the iTunes store or even to authorize my computer or even to view my Account details, I get the error:

"We could not complete your iTunes store request. A secure network connection could not be established. Check that your computer's date and time are correct and try again."

I made sure my time and date are correct and such. I even did it on my iPhone and it gives me the same error. Anyone have a previous solution to this?

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Software :: Error Joining Airport Network With Secure Option

Apr 7, 2006

I am using a Ibook G4 with Mac OS 10.4.3 Tiger with up to date upgrades. I have been facing this problem for a month now and I have tried every possible option. It was working very fine until then for past 5 months. Problem: "There was an error joining the airport network". The problem comes only when I make my network secure. If I make it open, it works fine. I don't want to keep my network open and unsecure, so the problem keeps bothering me.

Things I have tried.
1. I have tried removing all the old passwords in the keychain and deleting all the previous networks it remembered. no difference, same error.
2. I have tried several other things suggested in different forums and articles, nothing really gave any results.
3. I finally got my OS reloaded with erase and Install option.. still the same error message comes. I have my Interferece robustness on and other PC computer connected to the same network works fine. I have even tried changing the router from Netgear to Linksys, nothing really worked.

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MacBook Pro :: Keep The Internet Connected To A Secure Network WPA2 Personal Without Logging In Everytime?

Apr 5, 2012

How do I keep the internet connected to a secure network WPA2 Personal without logging in everytime?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Hardware :: Time Capsule Join Wireless Network/Will All Traffic Go Mac Wireless Router

Jan 5, 2011

I have just got my 1Tb time capsule and there are a lot of confusing descriptions of how to connect it.

At the moment I have just selected "join existing wireless network" which is a ADSL 2.4ghz G Router that came with my internet package (Thompson TG585 v7).

Does this mean that all traffic goes via the ADSL Router and that I will not be using the 5ghz band when I back up so that all the data will follow a path like this and have slow data rates? :

MAC --2.4ghz--> ADSL Router --2.4ghz--> TC

or will I be communicating directly with the TC at 5ghz for backups and data transfer and 2.4ghz with the ADSL router for internet like this? :

MAC --5ghz--> TC
ADSL Router --2.4ghz--> MAC

If this is not a good setup, what setup would allow me to get the full speed to the time capsule and be connected to the internet.

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Hardware :: Extended Wireless Network - Multiple Airport Express Wireless Setup

May 14, 2009

I'm working in a home/home-office environment right now which was setup by someone else and I've noticed some odd network behavior when moving about the property. Looking at the setup, the relevant portion is: Cable modem - Airport Extreme - 10 port wired switch - 3x Airport Express in different areas of the house. The configuration of each device has the Extreme and all three Express devices set to "create a wireless network" with the network name the same for all four of them. I am not a networking expert but I would have thought that the Extreme should be set to be the "master" in a WDS network and the Express should each be set to participate in that WDS network. If they're all hosting their own wireless network with the same name and the coverage overlaps, how does a PC know which one it's using? Or maybe this doesn't matter. I just know that when we move from one room to another we frequently have to re-select the wireless network to establish connectivity.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Possible To Use Mac's Ethernet Port To Extend Wireless Network To A Non-wireless Device?

May 3, 2012

OK, I asked this question previously, but not quite succinct enough, I think. I have a Pioneer home theater receiver that is network capable, but not wireless capable. I want to get this thing on my home network without having to purchase another device as my Mini resides no more than 36" away from it.So far, I have been able to get the receiver to connect to the internet through Internet Sharing on the Mini, but it remains blind to, and invisible to my wireless network. I simply want to connect the receiver to my Mini via ethernet cable and have it see and be seen on my wireless network. url...

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2.7 GHz i7, 256 GB SSD, 8GB RAM

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OS X :: Auto-mount A Network Drive After Connecting To A Wireless Network?

Sep 22, 2010

I am trying to figure out how to automatically connect a MacBook to a network drive after connecting to the wireless network that the drive is connected to.

Here is the situation:

I back-up my wife's MacBook via Time Machine to an external hard drive that is connected to my Apple desktop. It works great! I even have her system setup to automatically mount the drive upon log-in. Unfortunately, after leaving our wireless signal and then coming back the time machine drive isn't automatically mounted since she isn't "logging back-in". Is there an automator script that can be built to automatically connect to drive X after connecting to wireless network Z?

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Hardware :: Airport Extreme Failed Security Test - Can I Change Any Settings To Make Network More Secure

Aug 27, 2010

I just purchased an Airport Extreme (802.11n) to replace my old Linksys router (so that I can have wifi). After I have everything installed, I went to Symantec's Security Check page and ShieldsUP! page to make sure my connection is secure.


To my horror, Symantec says that one of my ports is OPEN (ICMP Ping), while all others are CLOSED. In my limited understanding, this is definitely not the most desirable situation--not as good as my old Linksys, whose ports are all reported as STEALTH. ShieldsUP! just said that I failed because of the open ICMP port.

My questions are:

1. Is this the best Airport Extreme can do?
2. Am I safe?
3. Can I change any settings to make my network more secure?

I can't find much info from Apples' documentation and the Support website.

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OS X :: Extend A Wireless Network/Participate In A WDS Network?

Jun 25, 2009

I'm extending my Airport Extreme router with an Airport Express. In the Airport Utility I am given these options:

"Extend a wireless network"
"Participate in a WDS network"

Which one should I choose and why?

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OS X :: Setting Up A Mac Network?

Apr 13, 2009

I'm a bit new to the whole Mac scene. I'm trying to figure out how to set up a network for my office, and I have a few questions.

1. Can I have my modem plug into a Time Capsule and use that as a router, or do I need an airport? This relates to question 2.

2. I want to have a server to store all of my data. 1TB will be plenty. Do I need to buy an XServe, or can I just buy a 1TB Time Capsule?

Basically, I want to know if I can use a Time Capsule as both a router and a server. I will have 6 computers in my office using this wireless internet. Would I be better off buying an Airport Extreme and an Xserve? What does an Xserve offer that a Time Capsule does not?

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OS X :: Setting Up A Wired Network?

Jun 14, 2009

So I got a new Macbook about 3 months, and I've been sitting on a couch in the same room with the wireless router. However I'm getting a bit sick of having to use a couch as my desk and I want to get internet in my room.

Our house, is reasonbly new, and I know that all the phone wires are cat5 (I'm 100% sure), so I was thinking of setting up a wired network.

Since our house is made up of concrete and steel beams, the wireless signal isn't that great in our house. We have a D-Link G604T which is a piece of junk so I will get a new router in the near future.

So currently, we have some sort of filter in the room where the router is, so we can plug in the router without having to worry about putting filters on all of our telephone lines.

However, if I were to put internet in through the same line, I'm guessing I would have to get some filters.

Hopefully what I want to do is get a phone jack to Ethernet converter and put internet directly into the wall and hopefully I will get internet in all of the phone jacks. I could probably take the cable out and put a Ethernet end straight on the cable.

I was also thinking If I get a airport extreme of some other gigabit router, I would technically get less latency and would retain my internet speeds even though I would getting internet through a long line of cables.

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MacBook Pro :: Setting Up Wireless Bridge?

Nov 29, 2010

I would like to know how to connect to multiple networks from the same router. For instance, I have on uncapped shaped account and one capped unshaped account. So i use the shaped account for gaming and the uncapped for torrents.

on my old windows, I would have to connect tot the router and from there connect to one of the internet accounts. However, on my mac it just connects to the router but cannot choose which ISP I want.

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Windows On Mac :: Setting Up Wireless Connection On XP

May 9, 2009

I installed all of the boot camp drivers. I still cannot set up a wireless connection on my xp after using boot camp.

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OS X :: Mac Mini Wireless Setting Keeps On Reverting

Jan 12, 2010

Is there a reason why, when I change my wireless setting at my mac mini (I'm using it as a WiFi spot), it keeps reverting to making an unsecured network everytime I restart the computer? I'm trying to change it via network settings' "Create a network" choice from the networks drop down menu. Is there another settings I have to go through?
Using OSX 10.5.7

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Hardware :: Setting Up Wireless Router With Mac?

Mar 24, 2009

I have been sent a wireless router from Virgin, with no instructions or disc. To cut a long story short they now tell me they have no support for Mac users

I'm sure it's not that difficult, what steps do I have to take?

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Intel Mac :: Setting Up A Wireless Printer?

Mar 17, 2012

What wireless router works best for setting up a wireless printer?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2), E-1000 Linksys wireless router

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OS X :: Setting Up A Time Capsule As A Network?

Jan 13, 2011

I have installed and have running a new Time Capsule. I would like to access files through the wireless network between two Apples and two PC's. At present the Apples are working wonderfully, however the PC running Windows 7 sees the network is unable to access it.

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Hardware :: Setting Up Samsung CLP 315 Over Network...

Sep 20, 2008

I just purchased a Samsung CLP 315 laser printer to run over my network and cannot get it to work for the life of me. I have it plugged into my AirPort Express and it recognizes it through Bonjour but when I go to print it gets about 4% complete and then says 'unable to locate'...

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OS X :: Setting Up Home Network Between 3 MacBooks

Jun 24, 2009

I have three macbooks, one of them is a MacBook pro. I can connect by using a computer to computer network no problem but problems arise when I want to connect them through my home network. I have set up file sharing on all of the laptops. I have tried using Go => Connect to server, then afp://ip address, nothing. When I click on network in finder, nothing turns up. Do I need to open up ports on my router? What is stopping the macs seeing each other?

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OS X :: Setting Different DNS Adress For Different Network Possible For Airport?

Jan 5, 2010

Is this possible? I use my wireless connection at home and at school. In home I use google dns however in school I cannot use any dns it is not allowed. For this reason I add and delete dns adresses everytime. It is quite boring. Is there a way or application that allow me set different dns adressses for different network connections?

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MacBook Pro :: Setting Up Network Backup?

Jun 15, 2012

Can I use a router and an external HDD that connects via USB as a Time Capsule for wireless Time Machine backups? Or does it HAVE to be a Time Capsule to work? I am planning on buying a router (see link below) and I already have a huge 1.5 terabyte WD hard drive, and I'd really like to just connect it to the router and use it for wireless back up...and possibly even move my massive iTunes library over to as well one day.

Here's the router I'm looking at: [URL]

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Hardware :: Setting AirPort Extreme To Wireless N Only

Aug 2, 2009

Quick question does anyone know how to set the Airport Extreme to wireless N only? I understand it will be wireless N only if I connect to the 5 ghz band. Problem is my Netgear Wireless N Bridge is 2.4 ghz only, and when it connects to the Airport extreme for some reason it only connects at wireless G. I do not see an option in Airport Utility for it to broadcast in Wireless N only. My options are 1) Automatic 2) 802.11a/n-802.11b/g 3) 802.11a-802.11b/g

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