OS X Yosemite: Connect to the Internet

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Connect to the Internet
Set up a connection to the Internet

Use this information to set up your Internet connection. Follow the links below to enter your connection settings into Network preferences, depending on the type of connection and service you have.

Network Setup Assistant

If you know your account information and how you connect to the Internet, you can use the Network Setup Assistant to enter your connection settings.

Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Network.

Click “Assist me” in Network preferences, then click Assistant.

Account information

Make sure you have the account information you received from your ISP. See Information you need to connect to the Internet.

Wi-Fi connections

If you use Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet, enter your Wi-Fi connection settings in Network preferences.

Wi-Fi pane of Network preferences

Use a Wireless Wide Area Network connection

PPPoE

If you have a cable modem and use a Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) account with your ISP, see Enter your PPPoE settings.

Ethernet with DSL or a cable modem

If you connect to the Internet using Ethernet, either to a DSL or cable modem, or to a local area network (LAN) that’s already connected to the Internet, enter your Ethernet settings in Network preferences.

Connect to the Internet or a network using Ethernet

Connect to the Internet using a cable modem

Dial-up modem connections

If you use a dial-up Point-to-Point (PPP) modem connection, with an internal or external modem, a Bluetooth modem, or a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) modem, enter your connection settings in Network preferences.

Connect to the Internet using dial-up PPP

Use a Wireless Wide Area Network connection

Advanced settings

If you received other settings for your Internet service account, such as proxy or WINS server settings, or special Ethernet settings, enter them in Network preferences. See About advanced networking options.

Published Date: Sep 11, 2017
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