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Chapter 8. Internet and TCP/IP Connectio... > Configuring a High-Speed Connection

Configuring a High-Speed Connection

If you're using an Ethernet network adapter to connect your computer to a DSL or cable Internet service, the installer may set up your computer for you. “Self-install” providers will give you a set of instructions specific to your service. In the next several sections, I give you a general idea of what's required.

You start by installing and configuring a network adapter to connect to the modem or by plugging in a USB-based modem and then setting up the connection with the New Connection Wizard. Configuring the network adapter goes something like this:


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