Airport express and "other" wireless networking

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by blueskyredkite, Nov 20, 2004.

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    blueskyredkite

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    Simple Q really: If I stick an Airport Express card in my iBook can it access my local wireless network that has a WiFi base station made by another manufacturer (Bufallo)?
     
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    solaris

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    Simple answer:
    AirPort Express is a Base Station, not a card. So you will not be able to stick it in your iBook! ;)
     
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    blueskyredkite

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    So I meant Airport Extreme card! Give me a chance here, I'm new to all this Mac stuff.... taking me a while to get all sorts of stuff done let alone work out the language differences!
     
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    Rod Rod

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    the simple answer is yes, you can access wireless networks from any manufacturer. I own a Linksys WRT54G and I've connected to many other brands of wireless access points over the past couple of years.
     
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    Yes, it will probably work. Apple uses the same wireless protocol as PCs (802.11b/g). I have the opposite on my network: the base station is an Apple one and a PC with a Linksys card is able to connect to it just fine.
     
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    blueskyredkite

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    Thanks

    Thank you all for your replies. I've ordered a card, no doubt I'll post again if I have any problems.
     

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