How would I do this? Network setup ?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by umdjb, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 27, 2006
    Washington D.C.
    Hey everyone,

    I am interested in setting up a wireless network in my home where I can access the internet, external backup storage, and printer all wirelessly. What hardware and software would I need to do it using a Mac?

  2. macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    You would need to start with a wireless router like the Airport Express. Assuming :)rolleyes: ) you have a cable modem, that should give you wireless internet. Many routers come with a USB port to attach printers to, so that would give you wireless printing. Wireless storage ain't such a hot idea, even at g speeds (54mbps) and especially for backups. An external firewire drive would be better. If you must have network storage, buy an NAS (network attached storage) disk and hook it directly to your router via ethernet. At least then you can connect through ethernet (up to 1000mpbs) if you want to do big file access like backups.

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