setting up DSL connection

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bill4588, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. bill4588 macrumors 6502a

    bill4588

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    When I get my iBook, how will I set up my Bellsouth DSL connection that's currently plugged into my PC? It was a HUGE pain to set up for my HP computer but I heard it's just plug and go with Mac's but I'm not sure how accurate that is. How would it work?
     
  2. mklos macrumors 68000

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    Do you want both computers on the internet? If so, you'll need to pick up a router (unless your DSL modem has more than 1 Ethernet port on it). If you need to get one, I'd recommend a Linksys 4 port router. They're very easy to configure and its a good quality router. If you want to go wireless, an AirPort Express ($99 USD) would work well in your environment.

    If you're just plugging the DSL into your Mac, then it should be plug n use depending on how BellSouth does their DSL. All ISPs do things differently, but a lot of them are just plug it in, wait for the computer to get an IP address and then you're off and running. Mac OS X is pretty good and doing all of the above without too much trouble.
     
  3. bill4588 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The Bellsouth will have a Mac version of there software. I had bellsouth when i lived in ATL so it isnt hard at all just go through the steps.

    If you already set up your DSL with your HP computer then its just plug n play with the Mac.

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  5. bill4588 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    that's good to hear (plug and play). And I was thinking about getting a wireless router cuz I would love to use my iBook while im in bed or anywhere in the house. But I'm going to college in August so I would only be able to enjoy the router for a couple months (my college has wi-fi all over the place). So I think I will just hook it up directly when I'm at home.
     
  6. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Well you still got to come back home so the wireless is not bad at all...enjoy it whiles you can.


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