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How To: Set Up Your Wireless Network

Many people do not know how to set up a wireless network and might pay someone to do it for them. But thanks to Apple, setting up a wireless network is simpler then ever. To view the video of how to set up a wireless network click here. But to view the instructions in a written format see down below.

Requirements:

-Wifi Enabled Computer

-Apple Airport Base Station: Airport Express, Airport Extreme, or Time Capsule (which also has a hard drive to wirelessly back up your data)

-High Speed Internet Service

Steps:

1-Set Up your Apple Base Station

2-If Aiport Utility is not already on your computer under Applications > Utility, then download it with the CD provided when purchasing an Apple Airport Base Station.

3-After that Launch the Application

4-The application will locate your new Apple Airport Base Station

5-Select the Base Station on the left and then click continue on the bottom right

6-On the next screen you will name your Base Station and give it a password, then click continue

7-After that select the top option of creating a new wireless network and continue

8-Then name your wireless network and add a password

9-In the next screen you are able to make a guest network by checking the enable box, giving the guest network a name, and a password. This also helps so your guests do not access private network and information.

10-Then use the default box selected for the how to connect to the internet page and  continue

11-Finally, confirm settings and update to apply your settings

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The Basics and More: Text Edit

Basics of How to Use

Text Edit in words is a very simple version of Microsoft’s Word. Text Edit is very self-explanatory application. It will allow you to change fonts, sizes, bold, colors of words, and much more. Some of the fallbacks of Text Edit is that it does not have the special features that Word has like making charts, or creating special documents.

Useful Things

Like I have said, Text Edit is a very simple application, but it also has some very useful features like Spelling and Grammar Check. Another thing that is very useful is that you can save the file as a PDF. Moreover, if you have any questions on how to use this application you can go to the Top Menu Bar, select Help and type in your problem.

Conclusion

Clearly, Text Edit is a very simple Application that is very useful if you don’t want to pay for Word. Text Edit is a great application for people who don’t need anything fancy and just want to get down to writing.

 

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Average Joe’s Biweekly Tips and Tricks

New to a Mac? Here are some helpful keystrokes:

Apple or Command Button + h = Hide Current Application

Apple or Command Button + q = Quit Current Application

Apple or Command Button + c = Copy Highlighted Texts

Apple or Command Button + v = Paste Copied Texts

Apple or Command Button + z = Undo

Apple or Command Button + f = Find

Apple or Command Button + m = Minimize

Shift + Tab = Allows you to view current applications that are running and select them