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How to Connect a Hard Drive to the AirPort Extreme

You can use an AirPort Extreme Base Station to create a wireless network for the computers and devices in your home or office. But did you know that you can also connect a USB hard drive to an AirPort Extreme?

How to Hide Your AirPort Extreme Network

Own an AirPort Extreme Base Station? Congratulations! You have one of the most secure network devices in the industry. The AirPort Extreme's WPA2 Personal and WPA2 Enterprise encryption options are the best available.

How to Set Up the AirPort Extreme

If you're looking to set up a fast and secure wireless network in your home or office, look no further than the AirPort Extreme. It's easy to set up and use - just take it out of the box and plug it in. But there are some initial configuration steps required to get a wireless network up and running smoothly.

Use Your iPod as a Removable Hard Drive

If you own a Mac (or any computer for that matter), chances are you'll eventually have to transfer files to another computer. And you'll probably want to back up your irreplaceable files and data, too. For these relatively trivial tasks, we recommend that you use your iPod. After all, your music, movies, and pictures probably take up less than half of your iPod's hard drive space. You can use some of the free space as a storage device! It's easy to set up and use.

Here's how to do it:

  1. Connect your iPod to your Mac.

How to Install RAM into a Power Mac G4

Adding more memory, or RAM, is the least expensive and easiest way to upgrade your Mac. It lets you run more applications and keep more files open simultaneously. Most Macs have more than one slot to install RAM into, but certain laptops and early iMacs have limited slots, so in those cases it helps to purchase the largest memory sticks you can.

How to Specify Default AirPort Networks

Do you ever turn on your Mac, only to find that it connects to another wireless network - one other than your own? Do you have to manually connect to your own home or business wireless network every time you start your computer? Sometimes this can be a problem, but in a few easy steps you can fix your WiFi woes once and for all by configuring AirPort to work exactly the way you want it to.

Here's how to do it:

  1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.



  2. Select Network.

How to Use Bluetooth Headsets With Your Mac

What You Need

- Mac OS 10.3.6 or later
- The latest version of Skype, iChat AV, or both
- A Bluetooth headset
- A Bluetooth USB adapter (If your Mac does not have Bluetooth built in)

How to Install RAM in a PowerBook G4

Installing RAM into your PowerBook G4 is the easiest way to breathe new life into your aging portable. This inexpensive upgrade can be performed by anyone in a matter of minutes, and after you're finished, your Mac will run like new!

How to Connect Multiple Monitors to Your Mac

Everyone knows that Apple's Displays are cool - really friggin' cool - but the high price tags are not. What's a poor nerd to do? Buy a second display and connect it to your Mac. It's one of the easiest ways to trick out your Mac!

How to Fix a Dead Pixel

There comes a time in the life of every computer where one of the pixels on that beautiful LCD screen decides to not “play along” with the others. Usually it does one of two things:

  1. It stays one color and refuses to change (Stuck Pixel).

  2. It goes to sleep (Dead Pixel).
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