O'Reilly logo

My New Mac, Lion Edition by Wallace Wang

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Connecting to the Internet

The old-fashioned way of connecting to the Internet involves a special plug called an Ethernet port, which looks like an oversized telephone jack.

To connect your Macintosh to the Internet using Ethernet, you’ll need a high-speed Internet connection through your cable or telephone company, such as a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL). Next, you’ll need a cable or DSL modem, which plugs into the cable or DSL line. Finally, you need an Ethernet cable that connects your modem to your Macintosh, as shown in Figure 39-1.

Connecting your Macintosh to the Internet using Ethernet

Figure 39-1. Connecting your Macintosh to the Internet using Ethernet

If you have multiple computers, you can use ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required