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Learn OS X Lion by Mike Lee, Scott Meyers

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Chapter  25

Networking Beyond Connecting to the Internet

Earlier in this book (Chapter 8) we discussed the basics of connecting to a network with the goal of connecting to the Internet. For many people, that was all the networking knowledge one would need; however, Mac OS X being Mac OS X, it has lots of networking power for those who want or need it. In this chapter we are going to

  • Provide a basic overview of networking and network terminology
  • Look at some advanced networking options offered on the Network System Preference pane
  • Explore additional networking tools offered by Mac OS X, including Network Utility and AirPort Utility

Networking Defined

When you send an e-mail message from your computer to a friend's computer, across town or ...

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