How to Connect a Wireless Mac Mini to Internet

By Dave Wilson

Use a wireless network connection with your Mac Mini to decrease cable mess.
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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.

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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.