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How do I Connect an Apple Mac Laptop to the Internet Via a Broadband Router on Comcast?

  1. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port located on the back of your Apple Mac laptop.
  2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port located on the back of your Comcast broadband router.
  3. Power on your Apple laptop and broadband router.dont forget to leave youe comment by saying how helpful this tip is to you

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I am trying to connect a Mac ibook to my cable modem


Use Network preferences to verify your TCP/IP settings and that Built-in Ethernet is your primary network interface. Follow these steps if you are using Mac OS X v10.5:
  1. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
  2. From the View menu, choose Network
  3. Be sure that "Built-in Ethernet" has not the status Inactive listed below the entry in the list of network ports.
  4. Make sure Built-in Ethernet is the selected, or primary, network interface: Click the action button (gear icon) below the list of network port and choose "Set Service Order...".Services can be dragged to change order. Services are listed with descending priority.
  5. Select a network port in the list of port to configure it.
  6. Click Advanced..., then click the TCP/IP tab.
  7. Follow your ISP's instructions for setting up this pane. For more information, see Mac OS X: How to Connect to the Internet With Cable or DSL.
  8. Click OK when finished.
  9. If you have made any changes, click Apply Now.
If you are using Mac OS X 10.4
  1. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
  2. From the View menu, choose Network.
  3. Choose Active Network Ports from the Show pop-up menu.
  4. Be sure that the checkbox for "Built-in Ethernet" is selected.
  5. Drag Built-in Ethernet to the top of the Port Configurations list to make it the preferred, or primary, network interface.
  6. Choose "Built-in Ethernet" from the "Show" pop-up menu.
  7. Click TCP/IP.
  8. Follow your ISP's instructions for setting up this pane. For more information, see Mac OS X: How to Connect to the Internet With Cable or DSL.
  9. If you have made any changes, click Apply Now.

Jul 11, 2011 | RCA DCM425 DIGITAL CABLE MODEM (RCADCM425)

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i dont know where the end of the blue cord goes


Hi !


Click the link below for proper cable connections in setting up your wireless network.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/wireless.mspx


Thanks.

Mongkey

"Understanding explains better..."

Jan 21, 2011 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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ibook wont log onto my network


I ran into this with my home network and my old g3 ibook needed the older speed wifi to connect. I found my old wifi router, hooked an ethernet cable to the newer router (in a regular ethernet port) and connected the other end to the internet port on the old one... they linked and worked fine to provide wifi for the old G3's ..

Dec 19, 2009 | Apple iBook G3 Mac Notebook

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I can't use high speed internet


Can you be more specific as to why you cannot use DSL? your computer is equipped an ethernet port which IS the high speed port. Have you troubleshot the router? have you made sure you ethernet cable is rated CAT5 or higher? Have you called your Network provider? You can verify and active connection by plugging in the network cable and going into your NETWORK PREFERENCES.

Keep me posted.

Jan 11, 2008 | Apple iBook Mac Notebook

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Can this be used with a MAC?


Any router will work, TCP/IP is a network standard, definately double check the cables. Your DSL modem is usually 192.168.254.254. and the router is usually 192.168.1.1. Check your documentation for the default IP. Once you know it type it in to the broswer in your Mac. Before doing so connect with an ethernet cable, purchase a new one if necessary. Connect from the <--> labeled port on the mac, or ethernet port. These wires are not like phone lines, they have 8 wires instead of 4/6. The router usually has ports on the back labeled 1, 2, 3, 4, and WAN. the 1-4 ports are LAN and that is also labeled on there. Plug the mac into port 1 and any other computers in after you get internet. once the physical connection is recognized. Go to your browser in the mac and proceed. if you get a web based router configuration page your router is working, then make the WAN connection to the ethernet port on the back of the dsl mode. Be sure your cables are good. Also go to your control panel and make sure your internet is enabled in your network section.

Jan 06, 2008 | Siemens SpeedStream 2624 Router...

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