MacMost Now 360: Set Up Wireless Security

If you have a wireless network at home you should set up wireless security. It is as simple as setting a password through the Airport Utility application or the Web interface of your wireless router. This will not only prevent others from accessing your network and using your Internet connection, but it will also encrypt your data.

Comments: 8 Responses to “MacMost Now 360: Set Up Wireless Security”

    Cibertek
    9 years ago

    Great Post Gary. Incredible how many people dont secure their network still.

    Dave
    9 years ago

    Help! What did I do wrong? I listened without interruption to your video on wireless security. I played it again a few minutes later, and it stopped every 10 seconds. Very annoying, so I didn’t listen again.

    Can you tell me what went wrong?

    Thanks

      9 years ago

      Sounds like you may have problem with your connection? Were you watching on the Web or in iTunes? Just quit whatever you were using (Safari or iTunes) and try again.

    shawn sablan
    8 years ago

    can you help me set up a network for the many devices that jump on, i.e. macbook, iphone, ipad, wife’s net-book, her android, the playstation, apple TV…
    it seems as if at times there is an error with the IP address?? which I can only guess means I have too many things trying to get on the network, so I went out and bought the Linksys E4200 but the basic easy set up doesn’t seem like it will fix my issue. I think I saw somewhere that I should assign each device a IP address??? what do you think?

      8 years ago

      You don’t need to assign each device an IP address. There should be more than enough. Set it up so it assigns dynamic IP addresses for each device and only uses one from your Internet provider. Consult the instructions that came with the Linksys for setup. It should work fine. I can’t really give specific advice, since I don’t have that box, but it should be able to handle what you have and much much more. Call your ISP if you have to for more help.

        shawn sablan
        8 years ago

        Thanks Gary! Ya da Bomb!

    Corrina
    7 years ago

    Hi Gary,
    I have a MacBook Pro but my wireless at home is not a Mac Airport (my one at work is). My computer just automatically scans for an airport and won’t even show the tabs up the top (wireless etc…).
    Help! What can I do?

      7 years ago

      Macs can connect to any standard Wi-Fi network. It doesn’t have to be an Airport device. When at home, go to System Preferences, Network and look for your home network. There is where you can turn on the menubar icon for wifi too.

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