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Network Know-How by John Ross

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Connecting Your Macintosh Computer to a Network

To connect a Macintosh computer running OS X to your network, follow these steps:

  1. If it's not already in place, install an Ethernet cable between the computer and the network's hub, switch, or router.

  2. From the Macintosh desktop, click the Apple icon at the extreme left side of the Menu Bar to open the Apple Menu. The System Preferences window shown in Figure 11-10 will appear.

    Use the System Preferences window to set up your network connection.

    Figure 11-10. Use the System Preferences window to set up your network connection.

  3. Click the Network icon in the Internet & Network group. The Network window shown in Figure 11-11 will appear, with detailed information about your ...

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