View Full Version : Wirelessly networking a mac and a PC

May 23, 2004, 11:00 PM
Hi All,

I am planning on buying my first mac this summer and I had what may seem like a dumb question.

If I have a cable modem hooked up to my mac and an airport extreme station for a wireless network, can I access the cable modem internet connection from the PC wirelessly using a Wi-Fi router? I hope that makes sense...

I did a search and I saw several articles on pc-mac networking, but I couldn't find any info on Wireless pc-mac networking.

Any advise is greatly appreciated.

By the way, even though I don't own a mac yet, I really like this site and I visit it daily!

May 23, 2004, 11:13 PM
You will connect the cable modem to the Airport Extreme Base station, or any other wireless router that uses the 802.11 standard, then any computer with a wireless card can connnect. I do mean any, 802.11 is a standard, so all computers with a wireless card, Mac or PC, will be able to connect to the internet though the base station.

Wireless is just getting rid of the wires, so its the same deal as the wired network.

May 23, 2004, 11:20 PM
Cool, thanks for the quick reponse. I can't wait till I get my new mac. I've always hated windows but I was afraid to take the plunge, especially while school was in session. I have no school this summer so it'll be the perfect time to switch :) .