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Fix OS X Mountain Lion Wireless Connection Problems

Aug 2, 2012 - 187 Comments
Fix OS X Mountain Lion Wi-Fi Problems

OS X Mountain Lion has been a painless upgrade for most users, but there are a fair amount of people experiencing some unusual wireless connectivity problems and issues. Mainly, the wi-fi connection seems to drop at random, or the Mac simply won’t stay connected to a wireless network for long. Sometimes it automatically reconnects and … Read More

Wi-Fi Scanner Tool is Native in Mac OS X, Here’s How to Use it

Jul 31, 2012 - 24 Comments
Wi-Fi Scanner in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

The native and already powerful Wi-Fi Diagnostics Tool in Mac OS X got a redesign in Mountain Lion and Mavericks and with it came some new features that make it better than ever. One of the best new additions is the built-in Wi-Fi scanner tool, which is a full-featured wifi stumbler to find and discover … Read More

Prioritize Wireless Networks in Mac OS X

Jul 24, 2012 - 2 Comments
Prioritize Wi-Fi Networks in Mac OS X

Open Wi-Fi networks are everywhere, if you’re stationed in an area with tons of them you’ll probably want to prioritize your own network to be the top wireless network to join so you don’t accidentally end up on someone elses unsecured network. Prioritizing is also a good idea if you use Personal Hotspot in public … Read More

Check Bluetooth Signal Strength in Mac OS X

Jul 13, 2012 - 8 Comments
Check Bluetooth Signal Strength in Mac OS X

If your Bluetooth device connections seem flakey, or if your Apple wireless keyboard or Magic Mouse isn’t as responsive as you think it should be, there’s an easy way to check Bluetooth signal strength and then make adjustments accordingly. Open System Preferences from the  Apple menu and click “Bluetooth” Press and hold the Option … Read More

Stop iPhone Pop-Ups Asking to Join Wi-Fi Networks

Apr 7, 2012 - 2 Comments
Stop Wi-Fi Popup Alerts on iPhone

Annoyed by those persistent wi-fi network popups that show up on the iPhone or iPad screen every time a wireless network is in range? You can disable the wi-fi joining alerts completely by preventing the iPhone from searching for unknown networks. This works on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch the same way, and it … Read More

Find & Scan Wireless Networks from the Command Line in Mac OS X

Feb 28, 2012 - 8 Comments
Find and Scan Wi-Fi Networks in OS X Command Line

A long hidden airport command line utility buried deep in Mac OS X can be used to scan for and find available wireless networks. This powerful tool is very helpful for network admins and systems administrators, but it’s handy for the average user to help discover nearby wi-fi routers as well.

Enable Internet Sharing in Mac OS X to Turn Your Mac Into a Wireless Router

Jan 5, 2012 - 62 Comments
Mac Internet Sharing

Did you know you can turn your Mac into a wireless access point by using Internet Sharing? Internet Sharing works for nearly all versions of Mac OS X, from 10.6, to OS X 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X Mavericks, and beyond, and with internet sharing enabled, your internet connected Mac will broadcast a … Read More

How to Check Wireless Signal Strength and Optimize WiFi Networks in Mac OS X

Dec 28, 2011 - 41 Comments
Monitor wireless signal strength

Wi-Fi Diagnostics is an incredibly useful utility to troubleshoot and optimize any wireless network and the signal strength of computers that are connecting to it. This utility first came bundled in Mac OS X Lion and works with all wireless routers and not only the Apple branded ones, meaning you can improve the performance of … Read More

Still Having Lion Wi-Fi Problems? This Solution Works

Nov 6, 2011 - 235 Comments
Renew DHCP in Mac OS X Lion

We’ve published a variety of fixes for wireless connections dropping in Lion, and even a keepalive script that helps many users maintain a connection in some of the stubborn cases, but some Mac OS X Lion users continue to have problems with their internet connection failing. After diagnosing another MacBook with wireless stability problems post-Lion, … Read More

How to Use Wi-Fi Sync for iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch with iOS

Oct 13, 2011 - 128 Comments
Enable wireless syncing in iOS 5 for iPhone and iPad

By far one of the best features of iOS is wireless syncing and backing up, as the name implies it allows you to wirelessly transfer apps, music, books, contacts, calendars, movies, photos, everything you had to use a wired sync for, but it’s done through the air. If your device supports iOS 5 or later, … Read More

Find a Router IP Address in Mac OS X

Oct 5, 2011 - 3 Comments
Finding a routers IP address in Mac OS X

The easiest way to retrieve a routers IP address is by going through System Preferences. This is much the same way that you get your Macs IP address, but the router IP is a few steps further in preference menus. Open System Preferences from the Apple  menu Click on “Network” preferences under the ‘Internet … Read More

Mac Wi-Fi Dropping? Use a Simple Keepalive Bash Script to Maintain Wireless Connection

Aug 8, 2011 - 46 Comments
Get WiFi Router IP Address in Mac OS X

Many users who upgraded to Mac OS X Lion discovered that their Wi-Fi connections were dropping periodically for no apparent reason. We published a reasonably thorough walkthrough with tips on fixing OS X Lion’s wireless dropping issues and that’s a recommended starting point because most tips are easy and less complicated, but among those was … Read More

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