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Laptops :: How To Auto Connect With USB Wireless Modem

I have a new MacBook Pro 13 with OSX Snow Leopard and an Optus wireless USB modem. I have to manually connect to the internet. How can I set it up so that I automatically connect to the net when I launch Safari or Mail?

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