A switcher ponders....

Discussion in 'iMac' started by smythey, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. smythey macrumors regular

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    Having finally talked my folks into replacing their ageing PC with a mac Mini (but waiting until the release of Leopard of course....!), there was one question I couldnt answer.
    They have a Linksys wirless home gateway which the PC has a wired ethernet connection to, and me and my dad and I use our PC laptops wifi style with it. Will it be a big deal (or even possible) to just replace the PC with the Mac and have it all working as before?

    Somehow, I doubt it, but heres hoping!!
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It will work just fine. Networks are indifferent to the OS. Setting up sharing might be a little more difficult, but that should work just fine as well.
     
  3. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    Macs use TCP/IP just as PC's and the base station, their will be no problems! I have a wireless network and have plenty of macs and pcs connected with no problems.
     
  4. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    It'll work, though honestly, I'd try to replace the lynksys as soon as I could. I hated mine for the years I had it, shawdy connection and what not.
     
  5. shu82 macrumors 6502a

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    I am running a linksys wifi router with my macs right now. I have a clamshell plugged in directly and my mini and my pb connect wirelessly. I have great neighbors so I just plugged it up and left it open for everybody to use. No special setup, just plug and play.
     
  6. Neil4512 macrumors newbie

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    I am also running a linksys router with mac/window/linux machines all connecting to it.
     
  7. smythey thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great, smashing, super!!

    This sounds promising indeed - hopefully this network-monkey can get it going okay!

    Hey, it only took me 6 HOURS to configure my new Airport Express earlier this week..... Got it going now though - streaming Wolfmother through Itunes and life is good, oh so good!!

    Thanks for replying - this forum is pretty badass!
     
  8. shu82 macrumors 6502a

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    Come back anytime. I love this place!!!! Comicbook Guy says "best mac-related forums..... ever"
     

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