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Pretty much guaranteed Mac users will pay the... 227 Views / 5 Replies  
Pretty much guaranteed Mac users will pay the same annual fee for less functionality than their PC brethren. If it were otherwise it wouldn't be Microsoft Office for Mac users.

Here is how I think...
Posted by SWFan, on Sep 18, 2012 at 07:05 AM, in Mac News
How exactly can this work, I thought T-Mobile... 295 Views / 2 Replies  
How exactly can this work, I thought T-Mobile used a different frequency for their 3G (what they call 4G HSPA+) than what the iPhone supports? I switched to Straight Talk and they are an MVNO of both...
Posted by SWFan, on Aug 29, 2012 at 05:10 AM, in Tech News
No. 5,751 Views / 62 Replies  
No.
Posted by SWFan, on Aug 12, 2007 at 02:27 PM, in Applications
Well, you shouldn't be using Excel for scientific... 5,751 Views / 62 Replies  
Well, you shouldn't be using Excel for scientific work, but I'm a professional accountant and it does about 90% of what I need in any given month.
Posted by SWFan, on Aug 12, 2007 at 02:27 PM, in Applications
It doesn't suck for me. I've put together more... 5,976 Views / 143 Replies  
It doesn't suck for me. I've put together more movies in the last week than I have over the last two years in previous version of iMovie.
Posted by SWFan, on Aug 12, 2007 at 02:18 PM, in Applications
Nope, it works just like '06. In other words,... 5,976 Views / 143 Replies  
Nope, it works just like '06. In other words, "Homepage" is still gone. You can use the .Mac Gallery, send to iWeb, or use the File-->Export-->Web Page options.
Posted by SWFan, on Aug 12, 2007 at 02:15 PM, in Applications
Wired should work, but acting as a bridge or... 550 Views / 2 Replies  
Wired should work, but acting as a bridge or repeater via wireless will not work. The Airport products only work with each other for WDS. This is fairly common, most wireless products that offer...
Posted by SWFan, on Aug 12, 2007 at 10:41 AM, in Networking
You either need to upgrade your OS to Mac OS X... 650 Views / 8 Replies  
You either need to upgrade your OS to Mac OS X Server or you need to start using the program Sharepoints (http://www.hornware.com/sharepoints/).
Posted by SWFan, on Jul 30, 2007 at 07:54 PM, in Networking
Is this landlord using an actual Apple Airport... 8,132 Views / 11 Replies  
Is this landlord using an actual Apple Airport base station or some other brand of networking gear?

Assuming he's providing something other than Apple networking hardware, are you entering the...
Posted by SWFan, on Apr 14, 2007 at 11:56 PM, in Networking
My guess is some of the WDS/bridging... 812 Views / 2 Replies  
My guess is some of the WDS/bridging functionality is still stuck in there. To make sure you've got it cleaned out I would try a full reset on the AX. If you go to apple.com/support and do a search...
Posted by SWFan, on Apr 9, 2007 at 07:09 PM, in Networking
Is the login you're using an administrator login?... 778 Views / 2 Replies  
Is the login you're using an administrator login? Only an admin login from a remote computer can see external drives without using Mac OS X Server.
Posted by SWFan, on Mar 31, 2007 at 12:18 PM, in Networking
The G3 will connect via Ethernet. Ethernet is a... 892 Views / 2 Replies  
The G3 will connect via Ethernet. Ethernet is a driverless technology so it will just work. The only part you will have to fiddle with is getting that Linksys device to bridge to whatever wireless...
Posted by SWFan, on Mar 20, 2007 at 06:31 PM, in Networking
Usually you can't do a WDS across different... 369 Views / 1 Replies  
Usually you can't do a WDS across different brands of networking equipment since everyone has implemented their own WDS protocols. Have you checked to make sure the DLink is actually capable of...
Posted by SWFan, on Mar 14, 2007 at 02:39 PM, in Networking
You only need an AE if you want to do wireless. ... 363 Views / 1 Replies  
You only need an AE if you want to do wireless. If you have no need for wireless then there is no need for a new router.

In terms of Internet speed, the current Airport products are 802.11g and...
Posted by SWFan, on Mar 14, 2007 at 02:36 PM, in Networking
Correct, the Airport Express is the only wireless... 517 Views / 6 Replies  
Correct, the Airport Express is the only wireless device that will support Airtunes.

Another option is to use an XBox 360 + Connect360. That is what I use. I have a wireless router and wireless...
Posted by SWFan, on Feb 17, 2007 at 12:46 PM, in Networking
The "n" speed of the network will degrade when... 643 Views / 3 Replies  
The "n" speed of the network will degrade when "b" or "g" devices are on the network. The overall speed won't drop completely down to the lowest speed, but it will decrease a noticeable amount.
Posted by SWFan, on Jan 27, 2007 at 12:43 AM, in Networking
I would check to see if there is a firmware... 1,297 Views / 3 Replies  
I would check to see if there is a firmware update for the router. If there is, install it. If not, then I'd return the unit as defective.
Posted by SWFan, on Jan 27, 2007 at 12:42 AM, in Networking
1. Try connecting your G5 via its Ethernet port... 529 Views / 6 Replies  
1. Try connecting your G5 via its Ethernet port directly to your net connection to verify that its Ethernet port works.

if that works then

2. Turn off your MacBook's wireless and connect it...
Posted by SWFan, on Jan 27, 2007 at 12:40 AM, in Networking
The NAS would be the better solution. 695 Views / 2 Replies  
The NAS would be the better solution.
Posted by SWFan, on Oct 18, 2006 at 06:36 PM, in Networking
Its wireless, its going to be slow, unless you're... 639 Views / 2 Replies  
Its wireless, its going to be slow, unless you're saying a 1MB file takes 5 minutes to transfer. If that is happening then your wireless signal must not be very good or one of the wireless devices...
Posted by SWFan, on Oct 18, 2006 at 06:35 PM, in Networking
The only way other computers will be able to see... 490 Views / 2 Replies  
The only way other computers will be able to see the mini's external drive is if you're authenticating to the mini with a full-Admin account. If you need restricted user access, then you'll need to...
Posted by SWFan, on Oct 18, 2006 at 06:34 PM, in Networking
You have to go in to the setup and tell it to act... 467 Views / 3 Replies  
You have to go in to the setup and tell it to act as a bridge.
Posted by SWFan, on Oct 8, 2006 at 10:56 PM, in Networking
Sounds like a possible DNS issue. Is your... 774 Views / 1 Replies  
Sounds like a possible DNS issue. Is your connection set up for full DHCP or are some settings manually typed in? The lag you're experiencing is very likely a DNS issue where the request for...
Posted by SWFan, on Oct 8, 2006 at 12:06 AM, in Networking
If you're running 10.3 on the G5 then its... 364 Views / 1 Replies  
If you're running 10.3 on the G5 then its possible the problem is your version of Java. Most of the problems you're describing sound like they might be Java related. The version of Java in 10.3...
Posted by SWFan, on Oct 8, 2006 at 12:04 AM, in Networking
The thing you need to watch out for is if those... 417 Views / 1 Replies  
The thing you need to watch out for is if those devices require your wireless router to be of a specific make/model. Many wireless bridges require the main base station to be compatible for setting...
Posted by SWFan, on Oct 8, 2006 at 12:02 AM, in Networking
You can hook the printer up to one of your Macs... 694 Views / 2 Replies  
You can hook the printer up to one of your Macs and turn on print sharing. Any OS X machine on the same network should be able to see and print to such a printer via Bonjour.

Another option is to...
Posted by SWFan, on Oct 7, 2006 at 11:59 PM, in Networking
NETGEAR GS108 10/100/1000Mbps Copper Gigabit... 469 Views / 3 Replies  
NETGEAR GS108 10/100/1000Mbps Copper Gigabit Switch - Retail at Newegg.com (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833122111)

Keep in mind, this is a pure switch, not a router. Your...
Posted by SWFan, on Oct 3, 2006 at 09:11 PM, in Networking
I agree, I see no reason why you'd put up with a... 536 Views / 2 Replies  
I agree, I see no reason why you'd put up with a USB modem. Call your ISP and get a proper modem with Ethernet.
Posted by SWFan, on Oct 3, 2006 at 09:00 PM, in Networking
1. It will only accept the original Airport... 475 Views / 2 Replies  
1. It will only accept the original Airport card, no Airport Extreme.

2. PCI cards need to be Broadcom chip based. If you can find one OS 10.2.6 and above will recognize it as an Airport card. ...
Posted by SWFan, on Oct 3, 2006 at 08:58 PM, in Networking
NetGear Gigabit switch. 469 Views / 3 Replies  
NetGear Gigabit switch.
Posted by SWFan, on Oct 3, 2006 at 08:51 PM, in Networking
Uh, the user manual that came with your iBook has... 393 Views / 2 Replies  
Uh, the user manual that came with your iBook has instructions on installing the Airport card. If you've lost the manual, copies are freely available over at apple.com/support

And yes, the...
Posted by SWFan, on Oct 2, 2006 at 09:03 PM, in Networking
Are you sure the Switch is a switch, or is it a... 497 Views / 2 Replies  
Are you sure the Switch is a switch, or is it a Linksys Router? A model number would tell us.

My suspicion is that your switch is actually a router, the stuff connecting to the AEBS are probably...
Posted by SWFan, on Oct 2, 2006 at 09:01 PM, in Networking
I pulled the following text from the OS X help... 2,725 Views / 3 Replies  
I pulled the following text from the OS X help system (which should be loaded on your own computer).

Sharing your printer with Windows users
You can let Windows computers on your local network...
Posted by SWFan, on Sep 24, 2006 at 11:14 AM, in Networking
Cable companies are notorious for locking in the... 762 Views / 2 Replies  
Cable companies are notorious for locking in the MAC address of the first item you plug into the cable modem, making it impossible to use any other hardware later on. If they are doing this, then...
Posted by SWFan, on Sep 24, 2006 at 11:09 AM, in Networking
Problem is, this user has an original graphite... 799 Views / 6 Replies  
Problem is, this user has an original graphite base station, I believe the Airport Expresses ONLY work with Airport Extreme Base Stations for WDS. The AX might stream iTunes music via the graphite...
Posted by SWFan, on Sep 22, 2006 at 06:26 PM, in Networking
Yes, 802.11 is a world standard. Its the same... 431 Views / 1 Replies  
Yes, 802.11 is a world standard. Its the same from one computer/network to another.
Posted by SWFan, on Sep 21, 2006 at 08:04 PM, in Networking
There's no such thing that I can think of because... 13,366 Views / 5 Replies  
There's no such thing that I can think of because the only way to test speed is by tracking throughput. So your assertion that you don't have other devices to track the transfer means even if you...
Posted by SWFan, on Sep 20, 2006 at 10:43 AM, in Networking
Its $40 per unit. One will replace your Airport... 799 Views / 6 Replies  
Its $40 per unit. One will replace your Airport Base Station the other would be the extender.

This is the unit I'm talking about:

BUFFALO WHR-G54S 125M Wireless Cable/DSL Smart Router - Retail...
Posted by SWFan, on Sep 20, 2006 at 08:30 AM, in Networking
Try trashing all the pref files in the master... 416 Views / 1 Replies  
Try trashing all the pref files in the master Library and the user Library.

You can further test it by creating a new user account, logging in to that user account and see if Word works...
Posted by SWFan, on Sep 20, 2006 at 12:58 AM, in Applications
Are you authorized to use this wireless network... 421 Views / 1 Replies  
Are you authorized to use this wireless network you speak of?
Posted by SWFan, on Sep 20, 2006 at 12:56 AM, in Networking
Copy a large file in the 1GB range and simply... 13,366 Views / 5 Replies  
Copy a large file in the 1GB range and simply time it using a stop watch.
Posted by SWFan, on Sep 20, 2006 at 12:55 AM, in Networking
What does System Profiler say? 394 Views / 1 Replies  
What does System Profiler say?
Posted by SWFan, on Sep 20, 2006 at 12:54 AM, in Networking
Most all require compatible hardware that have... 799 Views / 6 Replies  
Most all require compatible hardware that have some kind of shared Wireless Distribution System technology. As far as I know, with consumer-grade stuff you won't get any to work with the original...
Posted by SWFan, on Sep 20, 2006 at 12:54 AM, in Networking
You may have to ask the cable company to reset... 737 Views / 3 Replies  
You may have to ask the cable company to reset the modem. Cable providers have a nasty habit of locking the modem into one MAC address. Sounds like your cable modem is locked into the MAC address...
Posted by SWFan, on Sep 20, 2006 at 12:50 AM, in Networking
Ethernet is the way to go. The easiest method... 473 Views / 1 Replies  
Ethernet is the way to go. The easiest method would be to buy a cheap router. The router will auto-assign IP addresses to the two computers then you'll simply turn on file sharing on one of the...
Posted by SWFan, on Sep 17, 2006 at 05:08 PM, in Networking
Its not that Apple forbids it, its just that all... 860 Views / 8 Replies  
Its not that Apple forbids it, its just that all USB devices require drivers and unfortunately there are quite a few wireless chipsets so its impossible to design one universal driver to cover them...
Posted by SWFan, on Sep 14, 2006 at 01:02 PM, in Networking
You need to turn off the DHCP service in the... 507 Views / 4 Replies  
You need to turn off the DHCP service in the Airport base station. You do this by running the Airport Administration software from your PB, Applications-->Utilities-->AirPort Admin Utility

This...
Posted by SWFan, on Sep 13, 2006 at 08:30 AM, in Networking
I believe only the Windows version of iTunes will... 2,990 Views / 4 Replies  
I believe only the Windows version of iTunes will do the WMA conversion. If the user still has access to a Windows machine, then yes, use iTunes. Otherwise EasyWMA is the only option under OS X...
Posted by SWFan, on Sep 11, 2006 at 02:42 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Are both computers on the same IP segment? In... 507 Views / 4 Replies  
Are both computers on the same IP segment? In other words, go to each computer and pull up Networking in System Prefs. Check the IP address on each, they both should have all the numbers the same...
Posted by SWFan, on Sep 11, 2006 at 01:54 PM, in Networking
Make sure on the Windows machine that the Print... 810 Views / 6 Replies  
Make sure on the Windows machine that the Print and File sharing protocol is installed and running. Then simply right-click on the printer and turn on "sharing." OS X should see it when you go into...
Posted by SWFan, on Sep 11, 2006 at 01:51 PM, in Networking
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