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Mac OS X Leopard Phrasebook by Brian Tiemann

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Chapter 13. Using Locations

Configuring TCP/IP settings is a pain. Even if you have DHCP and thus get all your networking settings automatically as soon as you hook up, you still face the prospect of having to change your settings if you switch from a wired to a wireless network or move from one network to another where different settings are required. Users don’t want to have to muck around in the System Preferences every time they open up their laptops; they just want to get down to business.

Locations make this possible. A location is a saved set of networking preferences, including not just what kind of TCP/IP settings are required, but also which networking devices (such as Ethernet or wireless, or even modem, Bluetooth, or FireWire) are relevant ...

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