I think Macrumors should be the new Apple Support

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MacFan782040, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. MacFan782040 macrumors 6502a

    MacFan782040

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    So I switched my friend to an iMac about a month ago. His dad liked it so much that he decided to order a Mac today too.

    My friend was ordering it to get the edu discount, and he had a question whether or not he could connect to the internet after he gets it because the Dell PC in their living room is the "host" computer. I explained that since it's wireless you don't need really a host of anything and your iMac will connect right away.

    He called Apple to make sure, and the guy said he NEEDS an AirPort Express. Comon! That would be having 2 of what he needs. Sometimes I wonder about these reps.
     
  2. revisionA macrumors 6502

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    The best way to set up wireless is direct from the networking port on the dsl modem ... going through the pc is unnecessary.

    And I second your idea.

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  3. goodwill macrumors regular

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    do a search on the forums, there was a thread just a few hours ago about this same issue/interest.
     
  4. adk macrumors 68000

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    For the question, if the mac can't connect it would be pretty simple to connect the DSL modem to the mac and set up wireless internet sharing.


    As for becoming tech support, no way. I can only imagine some of the idiotic questions people ask.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    No need to imagine, you can have either hardware or software. There are some pretty basic questions in there. :D

    Nevertheless, becoming an Official Apple Support Forum™ would be a pain. It'd hold us accountable for what we write. :eek:
     

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