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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X Panther All in One by John Ray, Robyn Ness

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Chapter 11. Connecting to the Internet

Mac OS X is easy to configure for dial-in, ethernet, AirPort, cable modem, and DSL service. If you have a connection to the Internet, this chapter helps you set up your Mac to access it. Specifically, you learn what tools exist for setting up your network, where to configure your connections, and how to manage multiple locations.

Creating an Internet Connection

The first step in connecting to any network (including the Internet) is determining what, exactly, is being connected. Mac OS X supports a number of technologies out of the box, such as standard wired (ethernet) networks, wireless AirPort networks, and, of course, broadband and dial-in ISPs. For each different type of network, you must collect connection ...

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