How to set password for wi-fi on iMac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mifka, Nov 5, 2008.

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    mifka

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    #1
    I don't want other people to use my wi-fi. How can i protect my wi-fi?
    Thanks.
     
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    ergdegdeg

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    #2
    What router do you have? Or do you share internet with your iMac?
     
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    mifka

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    #3
    EDIMAX adsl wi-fi router
     
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    i.shaun

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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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