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Mac OS X Panther in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone

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Find the media access control (MAC) address for my Ethernet card?

FinderApplications UtilitiesSystem ProfilerNetwork ContentsConfiguration NameBuilt-in Ethernetlook at the bottom half of the display for the “Ethernet Address”

System PreferencesNetworkEthernet pane, look for a sequence of numbers and letters next to Ethernet Address

Configure my system to connect to an Ethernet network?

Go to System PreferencesNetwork and follow these steps:

  1. Select New Location from the Location pull-down menu. Enter a name for the new location (for example, ORA-Local), and click OK.

  2. Select Built-in Ethernet from the Show pull-down menu.

  3. From the Configure pull-down menu in the TCP/IP panel, select Using DHCP if your IP address will be assigned dynamically, or Manually if your machine will have a fixed IP address. (In most cases, particularly if you have a broadband Internet connection at home, your IP address is assigned via DHCP.)

  4. If you’re on an AppleTalk network, select the Make AppleTalk Active option in the AppleTalk panel, and select your Zone (if any).

  5. Click the Apply Now button.

Configure my system to connect to a virtual private network (VPN)?

Here’s how to set up your Mac OS X system for connecting to a VPN:

  1. Launch Internet Connect (/Applications). (If you haven’t used Internet Connect before, you will be prompted to configure the modem settings, or a VPN connection if a modem can’t be found.)

  2. Click on the VPN (PPTP) icon in the toolbar.

  3. In the VPN Connection window, ...

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