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Chapter 8. Exploring the Internet > Setting Up an AirPort Connection

Setting Up an AirPort Connection

If you have an AirPort card on your computer and are within range of a wireless base station, such as a router or network hub, you can set up and use an AirPort connection to access the Internet. AirPort is Apple's 802.11b-based wireless networking device that enables you to connect to the Internet without using network wires or phone lines. Setting up an AirPort connection is similar to setting up an ethernet connection. AirPort networks are identified by a network name. You can join a specific network or select one of the detected AirPort networks.

Set Up an AirPort Connection

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

Click the Show pop-up, and then click AirPort.

Click the AirPort tab.

Click the By Default, Join pop-up, and click Automatic or A Specific Network.

If you selected A Specific Network, click the Network pop-up, and then select a network, and type the password.

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

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.

Click Apply Now.


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