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Chapter 17. Managing Files Using a Netwo... > Setting Up an AirPort Wireless Netwo...

Setting Up an AirPort Wireless Network

Macintosh computers do not have to be tied down by cables. As a matter of fact, if you're the owner of a Macintosh PowerBook, you can go wireless and free yourself from connecting to anything. More and more airports, municipal properties, and even city parks are going wireless. In fact, you can have your very own wireless network in your home. To create a Macintosh wireless network, you'll need a wireless broadband router, and two or more Macintosh computers that have AirPort cards installed. If you already have an Ethernet-based LAN, you can connect an AirPort to the hub of the Ethernet. This gives you the ability to access the entire network from your wireless Macintosh.

Set Up an AirPort Wireless Network

Plug in the AirPort.

Open the Applications folder, double-click the Utilities folder, and then double-click the AirPort Setup Assistant icon.

Click the Set Up An AirPort Base Station option.

Click Continue.

Click the Available AirPort Networks pop-up, and then select your AirPort Base Station.

Click Continue.

Configure the AirPort settings.

Click Finish.

TROUBLE? If you are having problems with your AirPort settings, point your browser to www.apple.com, and then click the Support tab. There you can type AirPort in the Search field, and then press Return.


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