How to connect wireless to the internet?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Emma-Louise, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. Emma-Louise macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I am completely new to Mac and have just brought myself a ibook G4. I want to connect to the internet (broadband) but without the hassle or wires trailing everywhere. I have the wireless card built into my computer apparently but need to know what else I need. I was looking at something like the Belkin 54g wireless router? Would this be all I needed to go wireless? I understand apple do something called the airport express...do I need this if all I want to do is have wireless internet as it seems to have a lot of other features that I wouldn’t use and it would also require a router as well? I just want the most basic (but effective) way of connecting the net without any wires that will not break the bank.

    Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on this!

    Emma
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

    grapes911

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    Almost any wireless router will work. I recommend getting the Linksys WRT54G. If you want to go with a cheeper one, at least get a 802.11g capable router. 802.11b will work, but its an older technology.
     
  3. h0e0h macrumors 6502a

    h0e0h

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    i have a piece of crap Dell router that i got for free when my dad unfortunately ordered himself and my little brother Christmas presents 3 years ago. I use my powerbook and xbox every day on that router and it has never given me any problems. You can get a good router from anywhere so that's all you need. If you want to expand its range then get the airport express, otherwise just get yourself a good router.
     

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