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Mac® OS X System Administration by Guy Hart-Davis

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CHAPTER 2Set Up the Network Hardware

After you plan your network, as discussed in the previous chapter, you’ll need to set up the network hardware. This chapter discusses the main considerations for doing so.

What you have to do to set up the hardware for a wired network will depend greatly on the size of network you’re creating and the types of hardware you’ve chosen. You’ll need to choose where to locate the hardware, and set up the server physically for installation—but beyond that, the specifics vary wildly. Consequently, this chapter offers only general advice on setting up the hardware for a wired network.

But if you’re creating a wireless network or a wired-and-wireless network, you’ll need to set up one or more wireless access points. ...

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