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Lesson 8. Networking Configuration and T... > Understanding Network Ports

Understanding Network Ports

You need to understand three important concepts about network ports. A port must be active and configured to be used for networking, and each port has a priority that is either automatically or manually assigned.

An active port is one that has been enabled in Network preferences, and then connected to its network type: AirPort connects to a local wireless network; Ethernet requires a network cable with a responder of some sort; the modem requires a dial tone. The configuration might be as simple as selecting a base station or setting a TCP/IP address, but it is an essential part of the port definition.


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