Making the Switch
Making the switch from a PC to a Mac can have many advantages, especially for those individuals who use their computers to stream media or keep track of their photo albums. However, one of the top concerns of individuals transitioning from PC to Mac is ease of connectivity for Internet and wireless service.
Those who aren’t familiar with the Mac operating system (OS) will be pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to set up new Internet service and take advantage of the flexible wireless options offered by Mac. Completing these three tasks will ensure a smooth transition from a PC to a Mac.
Download a third-party browser before making the switch. Not all users who buy a new computer will change Internet service providers, but the experience of going online will change with a new device. One of the best ways to adapt to a new OS is to use programs that are familiar.
Using a third-party browser is a great way to save all of your bookmarks so that you can begin using them right away on your Mac. Using a familiar program on a new interface will also maximize your ability to learn the differences between a PC and a Mac.
Configure your 4G Internet settings to maximize browsing speed. If you’re using a 4G Internet device to stay connected at home or on the road, you’ll need to optimize your connection settings in order to get the most out of your service.
Providers such as CLEAR Internet offer lightning-fast connection speeds that you’ll want to protect. See how CLEAR can fit your budget at http://internet.clear.com/price. In the System Preferences Network pane, check to make sure that you’re not broadcasting your 4G device’s signal. Password protect your signal if you want to share your connection with others.
Keep Airport in the top menu bar. Finding wireless Internet connections in any area is easy with Airport. This innovative program will search for available wi-fi networks and will connect to them if possible.
In order to change your network or quickly review whose network you’re using, keep Airport in your top menu bar. It won’t have any serious impact on battery life and won’t slow down the operating speed of your Mac.