Features like AirDrop and the ability to unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch require that Wi-Fi be enabled on your Mac. But what if you prefer to use a hardwired Ethernet network instead? Here’s how to configure your Mac to use both Ethernet and Wi-Fi simultaneously for the best of both worlds.
Here’s how to enable both Airplane Mode and Wi-Fi on your iPhone so that you can browse the web from the air while your cellular radio remains off.
Many users report that browsing Steam via the app is significantly slower than browsing it via a web browser on the same PC with the same Internet connection. If you’ve experienced this, the good news is that one common solution is to disable a Windows networking setting that you probably don’t need anyway. Here’s how it works.
Windows classifies your network connections as either public or private, with certain features and security measures exclusive to each. However, sometimes your network connection may be incorrectly assigned, leading to security vulnerabilities or the inability to access some features. Here’s how to check your Windows 10 network profile and change it if necessary.
If you’ve mapped a network drive or server to your Windows PC via its IP address, you may see a warning message when attempting to transfer files from the network location to your local drives: “these files might be harmful to your computer.” Here’s how to prevent this warning for networked devices you trust.
Your Mac creates hidden .DS_Store files whenever it browses to a new directory. These files store handy metadata and layout information, but if you’re using a network drive shared with Windows users, these files may not be so hidden. Here’s how to stop your Mac from creating .DS_Store files on network drives.
Your PC’s IP address is the unique set of digits that identify and distinguish it on your local network. Knowing your PC’s local IP address lets you configure and connect to shared folders, use remote desktop, and set up handy router-side configuration options. Here’s how to find your IP address in Windows.
If your Mac is having trouble staying connected to a Wi-Fi network or with getting good speeds, then you could try turning Wi-Fi off and back on. Or disconnecting from the network. Or having your Mac forget the network entirely before you configure the connection again. In today’s article, we’ll go over a bunch of ways to disentangle yourself from any network you’ve joined, whether you’re doing it for troubleshooting purposes or just because you don’t want to use a particular Wi-Fi hotspot anymore!
Most users never need to worry about their device’s MAC address, but if you need to connect to a secure network, limit the connectivity of your own home network, or simply troubleshoot a network problem, you’ll need to find your device’s MAC address. Here’s how to find the MAC address on the iPhone and iPad.
Your Mac can connect to a variety of network interfaces, but most users only use a single interface at a time. Here’s how to manage your network service priority when you connect to multiple networks simultaneously, such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.