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How do I install WPA2 on a Mac?

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January 10, 2010 2:00:00 PM

We just noticed that our MacBook and iMac folders indicate they are "shared" by a person whom we do not know. We have a wireless network using an unsecured "Linksys." Both Macs use Leopard operating systems. We live in 100 unit Condo building. We have read that we might secure our network with WPA2? Does this sound like an optimal choice? How do we access and install? Any other ideas. Thank you very much. T.

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January 10, 2010 2:12:34 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Wireless Networking to section Mac OS X by Grumpy9117
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January 10, 2010 6:33:17 PM

Well, a general guess would be the networking options, not sure where on a mac they are but once in their, you should look at the security options of the wireless connection.

I am assuming the mac's would be easy enough to find these things on as they are usually easy to find on other OS's.

What is important is that you secure your computers immediately. I hope nothing important is contained in these folders.
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January 10, 2010 7:28:35 PM

strangestranger said:
DOH!!!!

I was confused that the mod took it out of the wireless section of the forum, when technically it's not asking about Macs. Sorta.
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January 10, 2010 7:37:04 PM

strangestranger said:
Well, a general guess would be the networking options, not sure where on a mac they are but once in their, you should look at the security options of the wireless connection.

I am assuming the mac's would be easy enough to find these things on as they are usually easy to find on other OS's.

What is important is that you secure your computers immediately. I hope nothing important is contained in these folders.


Thanks very much. T.
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January 11, 2010 2:39:27 PM

After securing your router, don't forget to turn the OSX firewall on too.
For Leopard, I think you go to: System Preferences --> Security --> Firewall.
The option will be under 'Sharing' if it's not under 'Security.'
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January 14, 2010 2:21:46 PM

Wildwell: thanks so very much. Great suggestion. T.
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January 14, 2010 3:34:00 PM

^^^ You're very welcome. ;) 
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January 14, 2010 10:18:35 PM

strangestranger said:
Well, a general guess would be the networking options, not sure where on a mac they are but once in their, you should look at the security options of the wireless connection.

I am assuming the mac's would be easy enough to find these things on as they are usually easy to find on other OS's.

What is important is that you secure your computers immediately. I hope nothing important is contained in these folders.


Thanks very much. Tmurphy
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