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Use Software for Sharing an Internet Connection

Your MacBook can act like an AirPort/AirPort Extreme Base Station, providing both wireless Ethernet connectivity for other computers on the LAN and a shared Internet connection. Lion also has built-in [more…]

Connect Everything for Wired Sharing

After you decide whether to use a software or hardware solution for sharing the Internet connection, it’s time to get your hands dirty: All the pieces of the puzzle must be set up and connected. [more…]

Add Wireless Support to Internet Sharing

You can add wireless capabilities to your shared Internet party. Basically, you can encounter a couple of situations when trying to add wireless capabilities into the mix. Either you already have an Internet [more…]

Reasons to Add More RAM to Your MacBook

Of all the possible upgrades that you can make to your MacBook Pro, adding more random access memory (RAM) is the single most cost-effective method of improving the performance of Mac OS X. [more…]

Find Out the Current Memory in Your MacBook

Memory modules are made in standard sizes, so you need to determine how much memory you already have in your MacBook and which of your memory slots are filled. To do this, click the Apple menu and choose [more…]

Shop for an ISP to Connect Your MacBook

If you add or change your Internet connectivity afterinstalling Mac OS X, you must sign up for Internet access to connect your MacBook to the Internet. [more…]

Various Types of Internet Connections for Your MacBook

Consider the types of connections that are available under Lion to link your MacBook to an ISP. You can choose from five pathways to digital freedom: [more…]

How to Set Up Your MacBook's Internet Connection

After you sign up for Internet access for your MacBook, your ISP sends you a sheet of paper covered with indecipherable stuff that looks like Egyptian hieroglyphics. Don’t worry; those are the settings [more…]

Get to Know the Apple Mail Window on Your MacBook

To begin your epic e-mail journey, click the Mail icon in the Dock on your MacBook. Don’t worry if your display doesn’t look just like the Mail window shown. What you’ll see depends on whether you’re using [more…]

How to Configure iChat on Your MacBook

When you first run iChat (by clicking the iChat icon within Launchpad or by clicking the iChat icon in your Applications folder on your MacBook), you’re prompted to create an iChat account. By default, [more…]

How to Change Modes in iChat on Your MacBook

It’s easy to launch iChat on your MacBook from Lion’s Launchpad: Click the Launchpad icon in the Dock and click the iChat icon. However, you can also click its menu bar icon, which is grayed out when you’re [more…]

Add New Buddies in iChat on Your MacBook

In iChat, a Buddy is anyone whom you want to chat with from your MacBook, whether the topic is work related or your personal life. iChat keeps track of your Buddies in the Buddy list. You can also add [more…]

Keep Track of Your iCloud from Your MacBook

Today’s Apple iOS devices, including your MacBook, can all display or play the same media: photos, music, books, TV shows and such. Heck, some iOS devices can even share applications that you install, [more…]

How to Grab Internet Storage for Your MacBook

So how do you actually use iDisk from your MacBook? That’s the simple part! To use iDisk within Mac OS X, just do what comes naturally — it works the same as any other removable volume’s Finder window. [more…]

What’s on Your iDisk

In contrast to the physical hard drive in your MacBook, your iDisk never needs formatting or defragmenting, and you never have to check it for errors. However, the structure of an iDisk is fixed, so you [more…]

How to Open and Use iDisk

When your MacBook is connected to the Internet, you can open your iDisk in one of several ways. Your iDisk opens in a new Finder window. Use one of the following methods: [more…]

The Safari Window on Your MacBook

You can launch Safari directly from the Dock on your MacBook, or you can click the Safari icon within your Applications folder. Major sections of the Safari window include [more…]

Firewall Basics on Your MacBook

A firewall is a piece of hardware or software that essentially builds an impermeable barrier between the computers on your side of the wall (meaning your MacBook and any other computers on your network [more…]

Antivirus Basics on Your MacBook

Consider your antivirus protection (both under Lion and Windows XP/Vista/7, if you’re running Boot Camp on your MacBook). Viruses are typically transmitted through applications: You run a program, and [more…]

Things Not to Do Online to Protect Your MacBook

One powerful weapon that you can use to make sure that your MacBook stays safe from unlawful intrusion is this: Practicing common sense on the Internet is just as important as adding a firewall and an [more…]

Why You Ned to Set Up Your Network

A network is a combination of hardware, cables, and software that allows computers, printers, and other devices to talk to each other. To have a wired network, you need the right hardware and software [more…]

How to Set Up Your Network for Your MacBook

After you collect the hardware components you need to create a network, including devices to which you want to network your MacBook, you’re ready to connect things. Here’s a quick list of things to do [more…]

DHCP for Automatic IP Address Assignment on Your MacBook

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, or DHCP for short, is a protocol that enables your MacBook to retrieve all the networking information you need. Before you can use DHCP, you have to add a [more…]

Manually Choose an IP Address Range for Your MacBook Network

If you need to manually assign IP addresses when networking your MacBook, you need to manually configure the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol [more…]

Verify Network Connectivity for Your MacBook

After you have your MacBook and other devices connected and your TCP/IP configuration is done, check to make sure that everything is working on your network. After you have at least two computers on your [more…]

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