When you connect your Mac to a Wi-Fi hotspot at a cafe, library, or other public location, do you ever double-check to ensure the Wi-Fi hotspot is a legitimate one? Quite often, when you are out and about, it is not uncommon to find a number of open hotspots, that you can easily log on to surf away, and while most of these will be perfectly fine options to use, there is nothing to inform you whether or not the hotspot was set up for nefarious purposes. Continue reading
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How to forget Wi-Fi networks in OS X
When using your Mac with Wi-Fi, you have the option for OS X o remember your Wi-Fi network so when you are in the vicinity of this hotspot, you will seamlessly connect to it. While convenient, this can sometimes be a burden, especially if an otherwise preferred hotspot is running slowly or showing other problems.
For example, if you have two hotspots that you use in the vicinity of your work, then you may usually Continue reading
Network prioritization tips in OS X
If you use more than one type of network connection with your Mac, or if you access more than one Wi-Fi hotspot, then you might find one connection being preferentially used over another, which can sometimes frustrate your ability to get online or transfer data between systems. For example, if you generally use Wi-Fi for connecting your Macs to the internet but you try using an ad-hoc link with Continue reading