Adding a device to your wireless network: Apple Mac OSX

This article describes how to connect an Apple Mac OS X computer to a NETGEAR router's wireless network. To get help with older Apple operating systems, please see Apple's Support site at To successfully establish wireless connection, you will need to gather the following wireless settings from your router or access point:

  • SSID (network name)
  • Type of wireless security. Example: WPA-WPA2
  • Wireless password, passphrase, or security key

To connect a Mac to the wireless network:

  1. Click the AirPort icon in your menu bar to open a list of available wireless networks.


  2. Select the network to which you want to connect.
    • If the network is secured, you will be prompted to enter the network password. Enter the password to connect to the network.

    • If the network is not secured, you will be automatically connected.
  3. Once connected successfully, the AirPort icon will change from a light grey color to black lines.  The more black lines displayed, the stronger the network signal is.

If the Airport icon located on the top right corner of the Mac OS X desktop screen is not visible, you will need to turn on AirPort:

  1. Select the Apple Button located at the very upper left corner of your screen and choose System Preferences.

  2. From the drop-down list to open the System Preferences Window.
  3. In the "Internet & Wireless" section, select Network to open the Network window.

  4. From the left-hand menu, select AirPort.  The right-hand menu will change to AirPort options.
  5. If AirPort Status is not "On," click the "Turn AirPort On" button.

  6. Check the box labeled "Show AirPort status in menu bar".



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Knowledge Base > Generic Articles > Installazione e configurazione
Pubblicato 09/06/2009 04:49 AM   |   Aggiornate 07/10/2015 06:14 AM

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