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    I'm confused I've been helping a neighbor with her computer (a mac notebook), basically setting up e-mail groups and folders for now. I'm a pc person, so I knew I was in trouble as soon as I pressed the Delete key, and it did a Backspace. But what I really don't understand is the DSL connnection. It plugs into her HP "all-in-one" type printer, and then there is a connection from the printer to a USB port on the note book. The only other connection to the notebook is a power chord. I don't see a DSL modem anywhere. How does this work?
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    The network settings live in the System Preferences.

    this link will get you started
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304738

    your DSL modem to your phone line, and then connect the modem to your computer's Ethernet port, using a standard Ethernet (RJ-45) cable.


    There must be more than meets the eye there.

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    • #3

      There must be more than meets the eye there.


      I'm beginnng to think so. Maybe there is something wireless going on that I don't know about. Her son-in-law set everything up for her, and she doesn't know anything. If there is a wireless router somewhere in the room, would it look the same as a pc router?
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      • #4
        Sure. Many people use pc routers either wirelessly or cabled with Macs.

        1. Find the DSL modem and whatever it is really connected to.
        2. take a peek at the Network settings in the System Preferences. You will see the different connection "Locations" in the tab. That Location setting may give you a clue how the son in law set it up.

        oh - and if it is an Apple Airport - it will be prettier than a PC router.

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        • #5
          This HP All In One has WiFi and Bluetooth, maybe she has something similar?
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          • #6
            I finally got an answer to this.
            She has a "2Wire" wireless router on the other side of the room. Does anyone know about these.... I think it's more than a router, but I can't find much info on them.
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