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Question DetailsAsked on 12/2/2015

Instead of calling geek squad I need an IT person to come to my home and set up my Mac and printers

I need an IT person to come to my home and set up my Mac and printers to my wifi

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Answered 4 years ago by Member Services


I am presuming you mean you have a new Mac - otherwise, if you mean a new WiFi router much simpler and only part of the below applies, but same type vendor.

Macs, especially if your printers are not terribly ancient, are trivial to setup - connect cords to the appropriate shaped and iconed ports, connect printer using Ethernet or USB or wireless, turn on computer and go through the automatic setup program (typically 10-20 minutes) to select your preferences and default fonts and screensaver and program updating frequency and options and such, to "teach" the computer what ancillary devices like printers ti will talk to, and to set up desired cloud storage and iTunes and eMail accounts, etc.

Then go through the setup process for any third-party soxftware you want like from Adobe or Microsoft for graphics, games, office programs, etc. Then use without 10% of the grief of any other PC operating system. Most have very simple pretty much automatic setup / install apps that come with them - nothing like the usual hassles of configuring a Windows system.

Most of the connections, especially WiFi, are automatic - it identifies the devices it detects (wired or wireless), you click on the one you want to select or to name from that list, and off you go.

One thing to be sure of though - and help might be useful for this - setting up antivirus (I recommend Cisco router protection/firewall and Symantec computer firewall/antivirus) protection BEFORE you connect online to any site other than Apple and as soon as possible after that. Also making sure that your WiFi and computer are secure against unwanted intrusion - usually by closing acess to almost all "port" numbers (like phone extension numbers) that intruders try to access it through, and by setting up password protection and making your devices inaccessible to "Guests" so only those with the correct password can access your router or computer.

Professional help would be in the Computer - Repair and Services category of Search the List.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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