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Special Edition Using® Mac® OS X v10.2 by Brad Miser

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Configuring Your Mac For Internet Access

There are three fundamental ways to connect a Mac to the Internet: dial-up accounts over a phone line and dial-up modem, broadband connections that use Ethernet, and wireless connections using AirPort. Although configuring dial-up accounts is relatively standard, there are many options for an Ethernet-based account. And, when you use AirPort to connect, you will actually connect the AirPort hub (whether it is a Mac or an AirPort Base Station) through one of the two other methods.

→ A great way to network Macs and connect them to the Internet through a single account is by using AirPort; see Chapter 11, “Using an AirPort Network to Connect to the Internet,” p. 265.

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