Cable Internet

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kengineer, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. Kengineer macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2005
    Hello everyone,

    I am in the market for an iMac G5 20" and have a few concerns regarding it's capabilities with my internet setup.

    I have Comcast cable internet with an RCA modem. I have that running to my PC at the moment. I also have a Linksys WRT54GS router for my XBOX downstairs and my roommates PC laptop.

    Since I am new to MAC I haven't a clue whether the transition from my PC to a MAC will be seamless, as far as my internet set up is concerned. Can anyone help me with the basics on if a new MAC will create problems with my current setup? Can my new computer, XBOX and roommates PC laptop use the same router?

    Thanks in advance for the help. I'm just a lowly PC user, plagued with spam:)
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Yeah, the Mac will work with ordinary routers very easily. This can be done either through an ethernet cable or, even easier, just let the inbuilt AirPort Extreme card find your current wireless network, put in the password (if necessary) and you'll be set.

    The 20 inch iMac is a stunning piece of machinery. You will love OSX too, it's very easy to use.

    Just a side note, calling them MACs can cause a bit of confusion because MAC is actually a networking acronym whereas Mac is the computer. :)
  3. beatle888 macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2002

    thats the nicest way ive ever heard someone make that correction.
  4. motulist macrumors 68040


    Dec 2, 2003
    Out of curiosity, what is it exactly that makes some people initially assume its MAC and not Mac?
  5. DeSnousa macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    "MAC OSX"

    And yes that was a nice way of putting it mad jew, when I was a n00b I got bashed for spelling Mac in that way.
  6. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    I have that exact router. I use it with my PC, iBook, XBOX, Tivo, Dell Laptop, PSP and I have no problems. Your Mac would be very easy to setup to access the internet.

    I have difficulties accessing my PC from my Mac when Norton Internet Security is enabled.

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