How to Connect a Wireless Mac Mini to Internet

by Dave Wilson

The Mac Mini is a small desktop computer that runs the Mac OS and includes a large number of user friendly features including the option to connect to the local network and Internet over a wireless connection. The Mac Mini makes wireless networking so simple that users accustomed to using a PC may have trouble figuring out how to connect. Use a simple three-step procedure to connect to the Internet over wireless on a Mac Mini.


Click once on the wireless network icon at the top of the Mac Mini desktop. Click the "Airport On" menu item.


Click the wireless network name (SSID) of the wireless network to which you wish to connect.


Type the pass phrase for the wireless network if prompted into the window that appears, then press the "Enter" key.


Open a Web browser such as the Mac default Safari Web browser, and attempt to access a website on the Internet to verify Internet connectivity.

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About the Author

Dave Wilson has been writing technical articles since 1993, including manuals, instructional "how-to" tips and online publications with various websites. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and has Microsoft, Cisco, and ISC2 (CISSP) technical certifications. He also has experience with a broad range of computer platforms, embedded systems, network appliances and Linux.

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