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Connecting Your MacBook to a Network

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In this chapter, you’ll learn how to get your MacBook online including tasks like connecting to wired and wireless networks, iPhones, VPNs and more.
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This chapter shows how to get your MacBook online including tasks like:

  • Connecting to wired networks
  • Connecting to secure wireless networks
  • Configuring network address, DNS, and routing information
  • Verifying network connections
  • Tethering to an iPhone
  • Using WWAN cards
  • Creating VPN connections
  • Managing multiple connections with Locations


Being connected to a network gives you access to information, files, and services such as email or the web. Your MacBook can keep you connected whenever and wherever you are—from connecting to home and corporate networks to using cellular data cards and iPhone tethering, if there’s a network present, you can access it!

In this chapter, we explore the connection options available to you on your MacBook.

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