Chapter 7: Connecting to a Network and the Internet

Understand Networking Concepts

The topic of networking is the most technical in this book. MacBook and Mac OS X manage most of the details for you, but a number of concepts are helpful to understand as you create your own network.



Simply put, a network is two or more computers or other devices connected together using cables or wireless connections. The purpose of a network is to enable the devices on it to communicate with each other. This is done using various protocols (which can be thought of as languages) to provide different services. For example, the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet ...

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