How to make a network with a Mac

Apple Macintosh computers run the operating system of Mac OS X. This system is based on UNIX and is considered an operating system similar to it. UNIX was designed from the beginning to be an operating system compatible with networks. Mac OS X has network capabilities, as well as file sharing. You can make a Mac network physically or wirelessly by connecting one to the local network area. Then you will have to configure networks and file sharing.

Apple Macintosh computers run the operating system of Mac OS X. This system is based on UNIX and is considered an operating system similar to it. UNIX was designed from the beginning to be an operating system compatible with networks. Mac OS X has network capabilities, as well as file sharing. You can make a Mac network physically or wirelessly by connecting one to the local network area. Then you will have to configure networks and file sharing.

Step 1

Connect the Mac to the local area network with an Ethernet cable or wirelessly using the “Airport” icon at the top right of the screen near the clock.

Step 2

Click on the “System Preferences” icon in the dock.

Step 3

Click on “Share.”

Step 4

Change the name of the computer, as an option.

Step 5

Click to see “Share files.”

Step 6

Click on the “+” sign to add shared folders and individual user permissions for them.

Step 7

Click on the “Search” icon in the dock.

Step 8

Click on the “Go” menu at the top of the screen, and then click “Network” to see the other computers available on the network.