We’ve got quite the Thursday lined up for you in this edition. How does faster Wi-Fi sound? Check! Live television streamed to your iOS device for free? Got it! MobileMe replacement services? Naturally! And there’s oh so much more in store for MacLife.com readers today, so let’s cue the lights and start the show for this Thursday, April 26, 2012.
When you get broadband, your internet service provider (ISP) normally supplies you with a broadband modem. This, plus your Mac, is the simplest network you can have, and for lots of people, it’s all the network they need. If you have DSL broadband -- the most common kind -- it’s delivered to your house through the phone line. At the phone socket, you plug in a filter that splits the frequency range so that the lower 4KHz is used by voice phone calls and the rest is sent to the modem.
Increasingly, we depend on internet access to run our lives, and when
we have guests over to our house, apartment, or workplace, normally we
either have to open our wireless network or give the guest our network
password. Either way, you open up your wireless network to security
risks. No worries--we’ll show you how to easily setup your own
guest network using either an AirPort Extreme (early 2009 model) or
another brand of router (we’ll use a Netgear).