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