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Mac OS X for Windows Users: A Switchers' Guide by David Coursey

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Home Networks

I love home networks and think everyone who has more than one computer should have one. The “killer application” for a home network is sharing a single broadband connection between several computers. Sharing anything else, such as files or printers, is a distant second for me. In this chapter I’ll give you the basics of setting up a network that can connect both Macs and PCs to a single Internet connection. I’ll focus on a wireless network, since AirPort makes setting one up so easy. I’ll also tell you (again) how to connect a single Mac to a cable or DSL broadband modem.

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AirPort is Apple’s brand name for what the PC world ...

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