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Chapter 8. Exploring the Internet > Setting Up a Built-In Ethernet Connection

Setting Up a Built-In Ethernet Connection

If you have a DSL or cable modem, you can set up and use an ethernet connection to access the Internet. In addition to connecting to the Internet, you also use ethernet to connect to a local area network (LAN). When you set up an ethernet connection using a cable modem or on a corporate network, some settings are typically configured automatically by a BOOTP (boot protocol) or DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). If your network supports ones of these services, you can use the Configure IPv4 pop-up in the TCP/IP area to select a protocol. Check with your ISP or network administrator to determine if this applies to you.

Set Up a Built-In Ethernet Connection

Click the System Preferences icon in the Dock, and then click the Network icon.

Click the Show pop-up, and then click Built-In Ethernet.

Click the TCP/IP tab, and then specify any settings provided by your ISP or network administrator, such as IP Address, Subnet Mask, Router, and DNS Servers.

TROUBLE? If your Internet connection is having problems, click Renew DHCP Lease to refresh your IP address, which can sometimes correct the problem.

Click the PPPoE tab, select the Connect Using PPPoE check box, and then specify your account name and password.

Click the AppleTalk tab, and then specify settings to control whether you want to be part of a local AppleTalk network.

Click the Proxies tab, and then specify any settings provided by your ISP or network administrator.

Click the Ethernet tab, and then select a configuration (automatic or manual) and specify settings.

Click Apply Now.


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