New With Macbook, Need To Know How To Set Up Wireless Internet

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Jacquelyn, May 31, 2008.

  1. Jacquelyn macrumors newbie

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    I just got my first laptob for college and I have no idea how to set up internet on it or what to buy, ect. I need to set up the internet as soon as possible and any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. leodavinci0 macrumors 6502

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    It's much easier than a windows machine. I'm rather sure all of the new macs come with the airport icon in the menu bar at the top of the screen; it looks like a pizza wedge. Click it, turn it on, and then wait for your wireless router to appear in a list below in the same pulldown you used to turn the airport on. Click your wireless SSID name, enter the password if needed, and you should be connected.

    I don't think I missed anything. Let us know it worked fine for you.

    To change any system settings click the apple in the top left of your screen and go to system preferences; it's equivalent to the control panel in windows. The airport preferences are under Network. You should play around in System Preferences to acquaint yourself with the mac, that's how I remember learning. Have fun.
     
  3. thecartoonguy macrumors 6502a

    thecartoonguy

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    Welcome to the Apple world

    You may also select the system preferences icon and select the network icon. There are some very easy setup options. Some times finding a clear wireless signal may be tough on campus, depending on your location. However, I think you will be in great shape. You can always send me an email if you still need assistance.

    All the best
     

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