Will Mac OS X detect my DSL connection?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Chuckles, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. Chuckles macrumors member

    Chuckles

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    I have a question about Mac OS X. My current PC is sharing a DSL connection with two other (Windows) machines. If I plug my network cable into a Mac, would it automatically connect me to the internet like Windows XP does?

    I ask because I may be making the switch within the next year. I want to switch now, but this PC is only a year old. I need to wear it out a bit. Plus, I'm a student. I work full-time (at 8 bucks an hour :eek: ) during the summer, and part-time during the winter. I'm a... well... I'm a penny pincher. I try to save as much money as possible. I don't like spending large amounts of money. That's what's going to make the switch hard for me.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Yes it will detect it. Unless your DSL provider has your PC's MAC address locked in. DHCP will just detect it and get an IP just like magic.
     
  3. Chuckles thread starter macrumors member

    Chuckles

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    Thanks for the speedy reply! :)
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    No problem. It's only 12:44 AM EST. :cool:
     

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