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Part 5. Customizing Your Mac > Creating Custom Network Locations

Creating Custom Network Locations

Choose Apple menu, System Preferences.

Click the Network icon to see your choices.

Choose New Location from the Location pop-up menu.

Give the location a descriptive name and click OK.

INTRODUCTION

Network locations are groups of network settings, each saved with a descriptive name so you can switch all your settings with a single click and get online or on the local network instantly no matter where you happen to be. After you've created a location, to use it all you have to do is choose it from a pop-up menu.


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A Time and a Place

You can use locations to save settings for different situations as well as different places. For example, if you have both a cable modem and a dial-up account, create a location for each so you can switch to dial-up if the cable connection goes down.


Choose the network interface you want to set up from the Show pop-up menu.

On each tab, make the appropriate settings for that network interface.

Click Apply Now to switch to the new location.


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