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Chapter 8. Getting Connected

Chapter 8. Getting Connected

Macintoshes (and their owners) tend to be social creatures, longing to communicate. To this end, each Mac comes equipped with a 56 Kbps modem and an Ethernet port. For an additional $79 to $99, you can purchase an AirPort wireless networking card, which opens up some exciting new possibilities, including sitting in a Starbucks (or other Internet hot spot) and using the Internet there on your Mac portable. Or perhaps someday you’ll come to my house—bring steaks—and you can sit out on the porch and check your email while I’m checking the barbecue.

So here’s how, in a series of questions and answers, to get connected. Some readers will find this chapter too technical, while others will find it not technical enough. For the latter, I have included things I’ve learned the hard way. The former get the following paragraphs, which together could be called “All You Really Need to Know About Connecting Your Mac to the Internet.” Before you get too far into this chapter, take a look at the Internet and Network panels in System Preferences (Figures 8.1 and 8.2).


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