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13. Networking > Wiring the Network

Wiring the Network

Most people connect the Macs (and other computers) in their offices using either of two connection systems: Ethernet or AirPort.

Ethernet Networks

These days, every Mac and every network-ready laser printer has an Ethernet jack on the back or side panel (see Figure 13-1). If you connect all of the Macs and Ethernet printers in your small office to a central Ethernet hub or router—a compact, inexpensive box with jacks for 5, 10, or even more computers and printers—you’ve got yourself a very fast, very reliable network. (Most people wind up hiding the hub in a closet, and running the wiring either along the edges of the room or inside the walls.) You can buy Ethernet cables, plus the hub, at any computer store or, less expensively, from an Internet-based mail-order house. (Hubs aren’t Mac-specific.)


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