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Keeping your Mac firewall 24X7 also help keep safe. This can be done by clicking on System Preferences from the Apple menu of options. System Preferences, click the Firewall tab and click Start to activate it.

In addition to this, the user can continue to improve the physical security of your Mac with the security settings. Automatic login can be prevented and after sixty minutes of inactivity, the Mac can be set to automatically log out. Also, when the Mac is a screen saver or sleep, can be set to require a password to log in again All these features can be introduced an option by going to the Apple menu and select System Preferences and then click the Settings dialog protection.

password is another way to secure your Mac. Under Apple's option on the menu bar in System Preferences pane is an Account Preferences. This password can be changed and you can also build one if you can not think of a stronger you by clicking on the icon below. It is important to have a password to prevent brute force attacks.

The easiest way to ensure the security of the Mac operating system is updated with the latest security updates for Internet, going to the Apple Menu bar and select Software Update. Mac can also be set to automatically update software and monitor their daily, weekly or monthly, according to user preferences. URI site provides free McAfee VirusScan Antivirus downloads that can be updated periodically and automatically.

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DI-524 wireless problem on Mac


Hi Boris, Under the advanced menu select filter and you'll see options for MAC filters and IP filters. MAC addresses are not added to the list automatically.
speaking of IP filters, are you using static or dynamic IP addressing, in other words do you have DHCP turned on? As a rule of thumb using DHCP to assign IP addresses is both simpler and slightly more secure, you can find your DHCP server options under the home tab.
Lastly, on your Mac select System Preferences from either the Dock, the Apple menu or your applications folder and select Security and then Firewall to check that your firewall is on but that you have not accidentally disabled/blocked absolutely everything, also in System Preferences check in Network to see what interfaces are being used and have an IP address, as mentioned connecting to the network wirelessly whilst you also have it connected via a network cable is not (for all practical purposes) going to work.  

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OSX 1. Click on the Apple menu and select the System Preferences option. 2. In the "System Preferences" window, Select Network. 3. When the "Network" Window opens, select Built-in Ethernet and/or Airport from the "Show" Menu. 4. Once you do this, look near the bottom and you will see the Ethernet Address or Aiport ID. This is the MAC Address, make note of it. OS9 and below 1. Click on the Apple menu option. 2. Go to the Utilities folder 3. Open the program called Apple System Profiler 4. Select the System Profile tab 5. Under Network Overview > Appletalk> 6. Once there you will find the Hardware address, this is the MAC Address, make note of it.

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OSX 1. Click on the Apple menu and select the System Preferences option. 2. In the "System Preferences" window, Select Network. 3. When the "Network" Window opens, select Built-in Ethernet and/or Airport from the "Show" Menu. 4. Once you do this, look near the bottom and you will see the Ethernet Address or Aiport ID. This is the MAC Address, make note of it. OS9 and below 1. Click on the Apple menu option. 2. Go to the Utilities folder 3. Open the program called Apple System Profiler 4. Select the System Profile tab 5. Under Network Overview > Appletalk> 6. Once there you will find the Hardware address, this is the MAC Address, make note of it.

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Finding the MAC Address of a Macintosh


in OSX: 1. Click on the Apple menu and select the System Preferences option. 2. In the "System Preferences" window, Select Network. 3. When the "Network" Window opens, select Built-in Ethernet and/or Airport from the "Show" Menu. 4. Once you do this, look near the bottom and you will see the Ethernet Address or Aiport ID. This is the MAC Address, make note of it. OS9 and below: 1. Click on the Apple menu option. 2. Go to the Utilities folder 3. Open the program called Apple System Profiler 4. Select the System Profile tab 5. Under Network Overview > Appletalk> 6. Once there you will find the Hardware address, this is the MAC Address, make note of it.

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Finding the MAC Address of a Macintosh


Please follow the instructions which fits the Mac OS that is being run: OSX 1. Click on the Apple menu and select the System Preferences option. 2. In the "System Preferences" window, Select Network. 3. When the "Network" Window opens, select Built-in Ethernet and/or Airport from the "Show" Menu. 4. Once you do this, look near the bottom and you will see the Ethernet Address or Aiport ID. This is the MAC Address, make note of it. OS9 and below 1. Click on the Apple menu option. 2. Go to the Utilities folder 3. Open the program called Apple System Profiler 4. Select the System Profile tab 5. Under Network Overview > Appletalk> 6. Once there you will find the Hardware address, this is the MAC Address, make note of it.

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