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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS by Brad Miser

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Lesson 6 Connecting Your Mac to the Internet and a Local Network

In this lesson, you learn how to connect your Mac to the Internet and a local network. You also learn how to use services on a local network, including file sharing.

Connecting Your Mac to the Internet

To get the most from your Mac running Mac OS X Lion, it needs to be connected to the Internet so you can email, browse the Web, download files, and so on. There are two basic ways to connect, and you’ll probably use both of them at various times.

You should create a local network (also known as a local area network, or LAN) to not only connect your Mac to the Internet, but also to enable you to connect multiple computers and other devices to the Net and to be able to use Mac OS X’s ...

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