There are six general technologies you can use to connect your Mac to the Internet. These technologies are summarized in Table 10.1 and explained in more detail in the following subsections.
|Dial-up||Dial-up modem via standard phone line||Available anywhere Inexpensive Simple configuration
Accessible from any locationDial-up modem included in all modern Macs
Connection must be established each time services are needed
Not as reliable as other connection methods
Can be difficult to achieve maximum performanceMakes phone line unavailable
|DSL||DSL modem via standard phone line||Broadband connection ...|