In this practical tip, we explain how to set up networks under Mac OS X. We show you how to connect your Mac to an existing network and how to set up a new network connection. We show you how to connect your Mac to an existing network and how to set up a new network connection.
Join a network under Mac OS X
To join a network, you need to enable Wi-Fi on your Mac.
- Click the network icon in the top right bar. You may need to activate WLAN first, then click on “Activate WLAN “
- You will be shown all the networks that are in your vicinity.
- Click on your network.
- You will be asked to enter the network password. Check “Remember this network” if you do not want to enter the password every time.
- You will be prompted to enter the network password.
- Click on “Connect”.
Network is not displayed
If your network is not displayed in the list, click “More options” in the opened menu.
- A list of available networks will be displayed. If the one you want is not included, click on the plus sign below the list.
- Enter the network name and the security type of the network here. If you do not know this information, log into the configuration menu of your router. Read about how to configure your router.
Then click on “Connect”.
- Enter your network password and confirm.
Setting up your own home network with Mac OS X
You can also set up your own home network with Mac OS X.
- If you want to set up a small network of your own, also click on the WLAN icon in the top right corner.
- Select “Create network” instead.
- Specify the network name, a channel and a security type. Select 128-bit WEP as the security type and enter a 13-digit password. You can leave the channel in the default setting “11”.
Click on “Create”.
- Automatically you will be logged into the newly created network.
- You can connect to the respective networks via the network icon in the top right-hand corner of the desktop bar.