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Does the Wi-Fi on your Mac keep switching to another network? Here's the fix!

Why does my Mac keep switching to another Wi-Fi network? How do I make it stay on my network?

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How to set up and start using Wi-Fi on your Mac

Whether you just recently got a wireless router in your house, or you are trying to access the internet at your local coffee shop, setting up your Mac to use a Wi-Fi only take a few clicks of the mouse and a few clacks of your keyboard.

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Is another device using your computer's IP address? Here's the fix!

Why does my Mac's Wi-Fi keep switching to another IP Address? We have the answer!

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How to forget a Wi-Fi network on your iPhone or iPad

Wi-Fi networks are everywhere and we use them every day to connect our iPhones and iPads to the internet. As convenient as they can be, however, if an old Wi-Fi network consistently keeps connecting when you don't want it to, it can be more of a nuisance than anything. Luckily, iOS lets you easily forget any network in just a few taps!

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How to forget a Wi-Fi network on your Mac

By default, your Mac will remember settings for any Wi-Fi networks it's connected to in the past. This can make things really convenient as you move around; if it's for networks that you no longer have access to or don't want to use, however, it can be really inconvenient — because sometimes your Mac will try to connect to networks it can no longer work with. Here's how to fix it.

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Did zapping Bluetooth fix your Wi-Fi? Let's figure out why

This past week I brought you a tip about fixing Wi-Fi wake from sleep issues on some Mavericks-equipped Macs. The fix involves deleting a file in your Mac's library folder.

Why it works is still beyond my understanding, but suffice it to say that it's fixed the problem for me, as well as for many of you. Now I'd like to take it to the next step to figure out why the problem is happening.

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How to turn your Mac's internet connection into a Wi-Fi hotspot with Internet Sharing

Wi-Fi is almost ubiquitous now but that doesn't mean it always comes cheap. Hotels especially love to nickel and dime people for Wi-Fi, sometimes offering different prices for slightly different speeds and often restricting or charging extra for multiple devices. If you're traveling internationally and want to avoid roaming costs on your mobile devices it can be especially aggravating. Luckily Apple makes it simple to share the Wi-Fi connection on your Mac with your iPhone, iPad, or even other Macs.

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Visualizing Wi-Fi: What all those signals would look like if you could see them

802.11ac and 802.11n Wi-Fi stream out of our Apple AirPort routers at 2.4 and 5GHz and stream into our iPhones and iPads and iPods and Macs, but what would all those signals, the ones saturating us all the time these days, look like if we could see them? Well, Nickolay Lamm, with the help of Dr. M. Browning Vogel, took a shot at showing us on MyDeals:

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LIFX Wi-Fi enabled iPhone controlled LED light bulb arrives on Kickstarter

Every now and then a project arrives on Kickstarter that just blows people away and the pledges go through the roof. One example of this is the LIFX Wi-Fi enabled LED light bulb and it appears to have captured everyone’s imagination. The LIFX is a state of the art LED bulb that you can control with your iPhone including color changes, on/off, dimming and so much more.

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How to keep fast 802.11n Wi-Fi speeds by switching old iOS devices to Bluetooth connections

Not all iOS device Wi-Fi speeds are created equal. If your family has a mix of devices, like an iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and iPod touch 3, it can be difficult to get maximum performance from your Wi-Fi router. The iPad can do fast 802.11n on the relatively clear 5GHz frequency. The iPhone 4S can do fast 802.11n, but only on the more cluttered 2.4GHz frequency. The iPod touch can only do slower 802.11b/g, and only on 2.4GHz. Even if you have a dual-band router, like Apple's latest AirPorts, even as the iPad zips along at 802.11n on 5Ghz, the slower iPod touch or even an iPhone 3GS will force the iPhone 4S down to 802.11b/g on 2.4GHz. So what's a geek to do?

If you have a desktop computer or server that stays on most of the time, you can set up Bluetooth tethering for your older devices, getting them off Wi-Fi and letting your 802.11n devices speed along unhindered. It's a bit of a workaround, and your Bluetooth-connected devices will be limited to 20mbs, but the slower slows will also give you faster fasts on your more modern devices. For me, that's a great tradeoff. If you agree, here's how to do it on OS X Mountain Lion.

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