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Old Nov 5, 2008, 06:03 AM   #1
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How to set password for wi-fi on iMac?

I don't want other people to use my wi-fi. How can i protect my wi-fi?
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Old Nov 5, 2008, 06:07 AM   #2
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What router do you have? Or do you share internet with your iMac?
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Old Nov 5, 2008, 06:11 AM   #3
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What router do you have? Or do you share internet with your iMac?
EDIMAX adsl wi-fi router
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Old Nov 5, 2008, 11:43 AM   #4
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I always:

-Disable SSID Broadcast, and
-Enable MAC Address filtering

Enter your macs Wifi address in the list, and select the option to only allow listed addresses on the network.


Your macs wifi address should be:

System Preferences>Network>Airport (click on "Configure") It is listed as "Airport ID" and looks something like 00:1d:45:t6:4e:40


edit:
remember to change the SSID from it's default name. give your network a new name. When attempting to connect to your network, Manually enter the name (SSID) exactly as you did on the router, then select Open (no security) and it should connect.
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