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Macs on the Go!: Guide to Mobile Computing for Mac Laptops Using Mac OS X by Robin Williams, John Tollett

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3. Network Preferences for Mobile Computing

Since Mac laptops are designed to be mobile, everything you really need is already installed. Mobility doesn’t always mean going places where you need a passport—moving your laptop between home and office, or between home office and bedroom, might be as mobile as you need to be.

In this chapter we’ll explain a number of features to make sure you can get connected wherever you go.

We’ll show you how to modify the various Network settings in System Preferences for different connection ports that you may need to use—Ethernet, AirPort, internal modem, FireWire, and Bluetooth. Use these settings to check the status of your connectivity, turn network methods on or off, and customize the preferences for various ...

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