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OS X Mountain Lion: Peachpit Learning Series by Lynn Beighley

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Lesson 23. Get Connected and Share Files

Goals

Troubleshoot your network settings

Create a new connection

Use the Network Diagnostics tool

Connect two or more Macs

Share files on a network

Send files to anyone through Bonjour or Messages

Share the screen of another computer on the network or in the world

On a Mac, you have various ways to connect to the Internet. You might have a dial-up account that goes through your phone line, a cable modem, a DSL modem, a wireless connection, an Ethernet office connection that plugs into a broadband setup, or some other arrangement.

And you have various ways to connect your Macs together in a home or office. Once your computers are on a local network, you can transfer files between them and even access ...

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