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Mac OS X Lion: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer

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26. Connecting to the Internet

In This Chapter:

Internet Connection Methods

Network Setup & Diagnostics

Using Wi-Fi Hotspots

The Internet is a vast, worldwide network of computers that offers information, communication, online shopping, and entertainment for the whole family.

Although accessing the Internet was once just a small part of what your computer could do, these days it’s pretty much assumed that your computer has access to the Internet. Indeed, when you use the Mac OS Setup Assistant (page 9) after installing OS X Lion or buying a new computer, one of the first things you’re prompted for is your Internet connection method. Not only does OS X Lion use your connection to check for software updates (page 566), but it also uses the Internet ...

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